John Cullum Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Son, Movies, Lighting, and Net Worth

John Cullum Biography

John Cullum is an accomplished American actor and singer. Cullum has featured in many stage musicals and dramas, including Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, he won the winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for each.

John got his first Tony nomination as lead actor in a musical in 1966 for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, in which he introduced the title song, and more recently received Tony nominations for Urinetown The Musical and as best featured actor in a musical for the revival of 110 in the Shade.

John represented tavern owner Holling Vincoeur on the television drama series Northern Exposure, earning an Emmy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. He was featured in fifteen episodes of the NBC television series ER as Mark Greene’s father.

John was the farmer in the landmark television drama The Day After. He has made multiple guest appearances on Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as an attorney, now judge, Barry Moredock, and appeared as Big Mike in several episodes of The Middle. As of December 2017, he is appearing as Senator Beau Carpenter on the CBS series, Madam Secretary.

John Cullum Age

John is 91 years old as of 2021, he was born on March 2, 1930, in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America. He celebrates his birthday on March 2, every year, and his birth sign is Pisces.

John Cullum Height

John stands at a height of 5 feet tall. However, details regarding his other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.

John Cullum Weight

John Weighs 67 kilograms in 2021. Known for his captivating personality, John has brown eyes and his hair color is grey.

John Cullum Education

John attended the University of Tennessee, where he was a member of a winning tennis team. He debuted on Broadway in 1960, appearing in the musical Camelot. He starred with Ron Holgate and Jonathan Hogan in the Keen Company production of Heroes while continuing to perform in August: Osage County.

John Cullum Family

John Cullum Parents

John’s parents are John Cullum(father) Elizabeth Todd(mother). He was among his eight siblings. John for the last 50 years, has been a working New York actor, winning two Tony Awards and starring in countless musicals and plays. And these days, he’s really working performing in two plays a night, six nights a week.

John Cullum Sibling

John’s siblings are James Cullum, Jasper Cullum, Sarah Cullum, Melba Cullum, Palmer Cullum, Madison Cullum among others who are not yet known. John has lent his voice to three Ken Burns documentaries, Horatio’s Drive: America’s First Road Trip, The West, and Unforgivable Blackness.

The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson, and narrated audiobooks by a wide spectrum of authors including western writer Will James, humorist James Thurber, epic storyteller James Michener and the master of modern horror, Stephen King.

John Cullum Wife

John Cullum Son

John is happily married to his beautiful wife Emily Frankel since 1959. They have one son, JD Cullum (John David Cullum), who is also an actor. John won the “Best Actor” Tony in 1975 for “Shenandoah”. Mr. Cullum has been a regular on different television series, including One Life to Live, The Edge of Night, Buck James (starring Dennis Weaver), Northern Exposure, and To Have and To Hold, and hosted A&E’s anthology drama series Victorian Days.

John Cullum Net Worth

John’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million dollars (Approx) as of 2021. This includes his assets, money, and income. His primary source of income is his career as an actor. Through his various sources of income, he has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

John Cullum Measurements and Facts

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about John.

John Cullum Wikipedia

  • Full Names: John Cullum.
  • Gender: Male.
  • Occupation / Profession: Actor.
  • Nationality: American.
  • Race / Ethnicity: White.
  • Religion: Christian.
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight.

John Cullum Birthday

  • Age / How Old?: 91 Years Old.
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces.
  • Date of Birth: March 2, 1930.
  • Place of Birth: Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Birthday: March 2.

John Cullum Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Pending Update.
  • Height / How Tall?: 5 feet tall.
  • Weight: 67 kilograms in 2021.
  • Eye Color: Brown.
  • Hair Color: Grey.
  • Shoe Size: Pending Update.

John Cullum Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): John Cullum.
  • Mother: Elizabeth Todd.
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): James Cullum, Jasper Cullum, Sarah Cullum, Melba Cullum, Palmer Cullum, Madison Cullum among others.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Wife/Spouse: Married to Emily Frankel.
  • Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable.
  • Children: Son(JD Cullum).

John Cullum Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $1 million and $5 million dollars (Approx) as of 2021.
  • Salary: Pending Update.
  • Source of Income: Career as an Actor.

John Cullum House and Cars

  • Place of living: U.S.A.
  • Cars: Car Brand to be Updated.

John Cullum Actor

John made his Broadway debut as Sir Dinadan in Alan Jay Lerner’s and Frederick Loewe’s Camelot in 1960. He also understudied Richard Burton and Roddy McDowall, going on four times when Burton became ill and succeeding McDowall.

John would go on to play Laertes opposite Burton’s 1964 Broadway performance as Hamlet and in Burton’s final Broadway appearance in Noël Coward’s Private Lives in 1983.

In 1965, John was called in to substitute Louis Jourdan during the Boston tryout of the musical On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. It was his first starring role on Broadway, netting him a Theatre World Award and his first Tony Award nomination.

The original cast album received a Grammy Award. John represented Edward Rutledge of South Carolina in the Broadway musical 1776, providing a dramatic highlight with his performance of “Molasses to Rum,” a tirade against the hypocrisy of some Northerners over the slave trade.

John had been the third Rutledge on Broadway, but played the role the longest and repeated it for the 1972 film. He is famously known for premiering the role of Charlie Anderson in the musical Shenandoah, which began at Goodspeed Opera House, Connecticut in 1974.

John won the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards when the show was produced on Broadway in 1975. He also played the role at Wolf Trap, Virginia, in June 1976, opened the national tour for 3 weeks in Fall 1977 in Chicago, and starred in the limited-run Broadway revival in 1989.

John followed Shenandoah by playing the maniacal Broadway producer Oscar Jaffee in the 1978 musical On the Twentieth Century, opposite Madeline Kahn and later Judy Kaye, earning his second Tony Award.

John received his fourth Tony nomination in 2002 for originating the role of evil moneygrubber corporate president Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown The Musical. He earned his fifth Tony nomination in the 2007 revival of 110 in the Shade, playing H.C. Curry, father to Audra McDonald’s Lizzie.

In 2003, John co-starred with Northern Exposure castmate Barry Corbin in ‘Blackwater Elegy’, an award-winning short film written by Matthew Porter and co-directed by Porter and Joe O’Brien

Recent Broadway features include the title role of William Shakespeare’s seldom-performed Cymbeline, at Lincoln Center in 2007 and August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts for the week of September 16, 2008, and then since November 11, 2008.

In addition to enjoying a long stage profession, he is best known to television audiences for his regular role as Holling Vincoeur on the quirky CBS series Northern Exposure, his extended features on the NBC medical drama ER as Mark Greene’s father, and on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as a constitutional lawyer and later judge, Barry Moredock.

John has also featured as Lucky Strike executive Lee Garner, Sr. on AMC’s Mad Men. John Cullum appeared as Leap Day William, the embodiment of the fictional Leap Day national holiday, in the “Leap Day” episode of the sixth season of NBC’s 30 Rock.

John most recently featured on Broadway in The Scottsboro Boys, a musical by Kander and Ebb about a notorious miscarriage of justice in the American South in the 1930s. The Scottsboro Boys was directed by Susan Stroman. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2007.

In 2015 John featured and sang in the satirical B&W period movie-musical footage of Daddy’s Boy on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The “forgotten footage” features comically incestuous lyrics set in an innocent context that apes classic 1930’s films. Cullum joined the cast of Waitress as Joe on October 12, 2017, replacing Larry Marshall.

John Cullum Movies

  • All the Way Home (1963)
  • Hamlet (1964)
  • Hawaii (1966)
  • They Call Me Trinity (1971)
  • The Prodigal (1983)
  • Marie (1985)
  • Sweet Country (1986)
  • The Secret Life of Algernon (1997)
  • Ricochet River (1998)
  • Held Up (1999)
  • Inherit the Wind (1999)
  • Blackwater Elegy (2003)
  • The Notorious Bettie Page (2006)
  • The Night Listener (2006)
  • The Conspirator (2011)
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013)
  • Kilimanjaro (2013)
  • Adult World (2013)
  • Love Is Strange (2014)
  • Christine (2016)

John Cullum Television Shows

  • The Edge of Night (1966–67)
  • One Life to Live (1969)
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (1978)
  • The Day After (1983)
  • The Equalizer (1986)
  • Buck James (1987)
  • Quantum Leap – “To Catch A Falling Star” (1989)
  • Northern Exposure (1990–95)
  • Touched By An Angel – “It Came Upon A Midnight Clear” (1997) Mark Twain
  • To Have and To Hold (1998)
  • ER (1997–2000)
  • Law & Order (2001)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2003–present)
  • Mad Men (2007)
  • The Middle (2009–2018)
  • 30 Rock (2012)
  • Nurse Jackie (2013)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
  • Thanksgiving (2016)
  • Madam Secretary (2017)

John Cullum Awards

  • 1966 Theatre World Award
    You Can See Forever1975 Drama Desk Award
  • 1975 Outer Critics Circle Award, Best Performances – Shenandoah
  • 1975 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical
  • 1982 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience for the one-man show Whistler
  • 1998 Founders Day Medal, University of Tennessee
  • 2004 Clarence Brown Theatre Company (University of Tennessee), Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2007 Inductee American Theatre Hall of Fame


  • 1966 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical
  • 1993 Emmy Award Best Supporting Actor in a Drama
    2002 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Actor in a Musical2002 Tony Award Best Actor in a Musical
  • 2005 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
    2007 Tony Award Best Featured Actor in a Musical
  • 2008 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

John Cullum Eye

John is ushered up to me. He is shorter than I expected, judging from his imposing masculine presence in Northern Exposure, and has two different colored eyes, one brown and one blue, which I find a bit disconcerting at first.

John Cullum Lighting

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Our design team will help you achieve the best lighting design for your home or garden. We offer a lighting design service where a site visit or showroom consultation can be arranged to put together a full plan and specification from one room up to a whole house.

Our spectacular showroom showcases the latest in lighting technology in a cutting-edge space featuring “The John Cullen House” with 14 room sets and a unique custom-built lighting pod. You can see many options for lighting a room, a garden, or an object such as a picture, sculpture, bookcase, or shelving.

Our unique product collection is each chosen for its creative lighting effect, discreet appearance, performance, and good design. The range includes recessed downlights, spotlights, uplights, wall lights, step lights, bathroom lights, shelf and picture lighting, lighting artwork and garden, and exterior lighting.

John Cullum Dark Tower

John Roland Deschain and Eddie Dean in the general store in Stoneham in 1977. He helped Roland and Eddie in the shoot-out with Jack Andolini. After they escaped the store, Cullum took them back to his house where he told them of Stephen King, Turtleback Lane, and the “walk-ins”.

He lends them his old Ford Galaxie and is told to head to Vermont. Cullum eventually came back into the story, as he failed to leave for Vermont like he was told. He was called by Eddie when he and Roland needed help establishing the Tet Corporation.

John was given Aunt Talitha’s Cross to use as a signal to convince Moses Carver to join up. Cullum was shot in 1989, presumably by a member of the Sombra Corporation or North Central Positronics. He survived long enough to see the other members of the Ka-Tet of the Rose one more time and to pass the cross onto Carver.

Frequently Asked Questions About John Cullum

Who is John Cullum?

John is an accomplished American actor and singer. Cullum has featured in many stage musicals and dramas, including Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, he won the winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for each.

How old is John Cullum?

John is an American national born on March 2, 1930, in Knoxville, Tennessee.

How tall is John Cullum?

John stands at a height of 5 feet tall.

Is John Cullum married?

Yes, John is married to Emily Frankel. They got married in 1959 and together they have a son.

How much is John Cullum worth?

John has a net worth of $1 million and $5 million dollars (Approx) as of 2021. This amount has been accrued from his leading roles in the entertainment industry.

How much does John Cullum make?

According to our reliable sources, John’s annual salary is currently under review. Nevertheless, we are keeping tabs and will update you once this information is available.

Where does John Cullum live?

Because of security reasons, John has not shared his precise location of residence. We will update this information if we get the location and images of his house.

Is John Cullum dead or alive?

John is alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.

Where is John Cullum Now?

John is still an active participant in the creative entertainment industry. He has featured in many stage musicals and dramas, including Shenandoah, On the Twentieth Century, he won the winning the Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for each.

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