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Jack Coleman

Biography

American television actor and writer known best for his role as Steven Carrington in the favorite Dynasty soap opera. He also performed the part of Noah Bennet in Heroes and Heroes Reborn. He qualified in the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Theatre Institute. He received a LA Drama Critics Group Honor for his function in a play known as Bouncers. He wedded celebrity Beth Toussaint in 1996; they welcomed a child, Tess, in 1999. Benjamin Franklin was his ancestor.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jack Coleman
Date Of Birth February 21, 1958
Place Of Birth Easton, PA
Height 1.88 m
Profession TV Actor
Education Duke University, Solebury School
Nationality American
Spouse Beth Toussaint
Children Tess Coleman
Awards TV Land Future Classic Award
Movies Cow Belles, Polar Storm, Daughter of Darkness, Medusa's Child, Trapped In Space, Foreign Student, Children of the Bride, Angels in the Endzone, Replacing Dad, Time Under Fire, The Submarine Kid, The Landlady, Rock the House, Spawn, The Return Of Eliot Ness, Beautiful Loser, Last Rites, Bridesmaids, Rubdown, The Contract, Emit, Salvation, Before You Say I Do
TV Shows Heroes, Dynasty, Heroes Reborn, Burn Notice, Kingdom Hospital, Nightmare Cafe, The Naked Truth, Finder of Lost Loves, Oh Baby, Heroes Unmasked, The Net, Medusa's Child
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1 Turned down the role of Barry Allen in The Flash (1990) to pursue a career on Broadway.
2 Gained TV notice after replacing Al Corley in the role of "Steven Carrington", one of prime-time television's first openly gay characters, on the night time soap Dynasty (1981).
3 Studied acting at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and Writers' Boot Camp.
4 In theater, he won the 1986 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in "Bouncers".
5 Has one daughter Tess, born in 1999. His wife Beth appeared in the Wes Craven film Red Eye (2005).
6 Graduated from Duke University in 1980, where he studied acting.
7 A sixth-generation grandson of Benjamin Franklin, in turn related to President John Calvin Coolidge Jr. and a remote descendant of the old Earls of Orkney and the ancient Kings of Scotland.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Before You Say I Do 2016 TV Movie post-production Robert
The Tank 2016 completed Reed Baker
Heroes Reborn 2015-2016 TV Mini-Series Noah Bennet
The Submarine Kid 2015 Mr. Koll
Castle 2012-2015 TV Series Senator William H. Bracken Senator William Bracken
Heroes Reborn: Dark Matters 2015 TV Series Noah Bennet
Avengers Assemble 2015 TV Series Doctor Strange
Chicago P.D. 2015 TV Series Bob Ruzek
Ultimate Spider-Man 2012-2014 TV Series Doctor Strange / Announcer
Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. 2014 TV Series Doctor Strange
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2014 TV Series Jim Logan
Salvation 2014 TV Movie Daniel
Scandal 2013 TV Series Daniel Douglas Langston
Burn Notice 2013 TV Series Andrew Strong
Emit 2013 Short Rance Wofford
The Office 2010-2013 TV Series State Senator Rob Lipton
The Vampire Diaries 2011-2012 TV Series Bill Forbes
Crash & Burn 2012 TV Movie Jack Coleman
The Contract 2011/II Short The Patron
Criminal Minds 2011 TV Series Bill Rogers
Rock the House 2011 TV Movie Max Peterson
House M.D. 2010 TV Series Joe Dugan
The Mentalist 2010 TV Series Max Winter
Heroes 2006-2010 TV Series Noah Bennet
Polar Storm 2009 TV Movie Dr. James Mayfield
Beautiful Loser 2008 Jimmy
Entourage 2006 TV Series Bradley
Cow Belles 2006 TV Movie Reed Callum
Without a Trace 2004 TV Series Roy Ducek
CSI: Miami 2004 TV Series Martin Gillespie
Nip/Tuck 2004 TV Series Dr. Avery Atherton
Kingdom Hospital 2004 TV Series Peter Rickman
According to Jim 2003 TV Series Sean Curran
Studio City 2003 Short Andrew Mason
Becker 2002 TV Series Tony
Providence 2001 TV Series Larry
Special Unit 2 2001 TV Series George Armstrong
Oh Baby 1998-2000 TV Series Rick
Last Rites 1999 TV Movie Agent Gary Blake
Replacing Dad 1999 TV Movie Dr. Mark Chandler
The Landlady 1998 Patrick Forman
The Net 1998 TV Series Dr. Steven Graf
The Naked Truth 1998 TV Series Colin Terell
Medusa's Child 1997 TV Movie Dean Cooper
Time Under Fire 1997 Lance McCarthy
Angels in the Endzone 1997 TV Movie Peter Harper
Spawn 1997 Doctor
Touched by an Angel 1995 TV Series Jeff Ritchy
Burke's Law 1995 TV Series Ted D'Arcy
Diagnosis Murder 1995 TV Series Eddie Gault
Trapped in Space 1995 TV Movie Grant
Foreign Student 1994 Rex Jennings
Rubdown 1993 TV Movie Marion Pooley
Nightmare Cafe 1992 TV Series Frank Nolan
The Return of Eliot Ness 1991 TV Movie Gil Labine
Children of the Bride 1990 TV Movie Dennis
Daughter of Darkness 1990 TV Movie Devlin
Bridesmaids 1989 TV Movie Matt
The Pursuit of Happiness 1988 Stan
Dynasty 1982-1988 TV Series Steven Carrington
The Colbys 1986 TV Series Steven Carrington
The Love Boat 1985 TV Series Scott Barrett
Finder of Lost Loves 1985 TV Series Dr. Eric Jordan
Glitter 1984 TV Series Rusty Walker
Days of Our Lives 1981 TV Series Jake Kositchek

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Studio City 2003 Short writer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere 2008 TV Movie documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
One Question Interviews 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Filmnut 2009 TV Series Himself
Hollywood Lives 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
This Morning 2009 TV Series Himself
Bordeaux 2008 Short Himself
Heroes Unmasked 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Macy's Passport Celebrity Catwalk Challenge 2008 TV Special Himself
Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Séries express 2008 TV Series Himself
Free Radio 2008 TV Series Himself
11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2008 TV Movie Himself
Heroes Report 2008 TV Series Himself
11th Annual Prism Awards 2007 TV Special Himself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner ("Future Classic")
The View 2007 TV Series Himself
Dynasty Reunion: Catfights & Caviar 2006 TV Movie Himself / Steven Carrington #2
TV Land Confidential 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Intimate Portrait 2002-2003 TV Series documentary Himself
After They Were Famous 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
Top Ten 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
When Shoulderpads Ruled the World 2002 TV Special Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Super Password 1986-1987 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
Nightlife 1987 TV Series Himself
The 11th Annual People's Choice Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite Dramatic Television Program
Battle of the Network Stars XVIII 1985 TV Special Himself - ABC Team
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite TV Dramatic Program
Breakaway 1983 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Castle 2013 TV Series Senator William H. Bracken
The Vampire Diaries 2012 TV Series Bill Forbes
Heroes Unmasked 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Noah Bennet
Heroes 2007 TV Series Noah Bennet
Dynasty 1988 TV Series Steven Carrington

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Future Classic Award TV Land Awards Heroes (2006) · Masi Oka
· Leonard Roberts
· Noah Gray-Cabey
· Zachary Quinto
· Santiago Cabrera
· Tim Kring (creator/executive producer)
· Dennis Hammer (executive producer)
· Allan Arkush (executive producer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Golden Nymph Monte-Carlo TV Festival Outstanding Actor - Drama Series Heroes (2006)


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#Quote
1 I would love to do a movie like All the President's Men. A really smart, crisp political thriller.
2 I don't play a lot of convicts or mafia guys. I'm usually a professional, a doctor, lawyer, banker... that kind of thing. But sometimes you get to be the twisted guy, too, which is what I'm relishing so much about this [Heroes] role. There's nothing worse than playing a milquetoast. I'm happy to play a jerk, and I'm happy to play a bad guy. It really is fun to be able to play somebody who has a dark, sinister side.
3 I am blind as a bat and I wear contact lenses because the vision they afford is much better. So I wear contacts and then I have to wear reading glasses. My eyes have been bad - I come from bad eyesight on both sides of my family.
4 I always thought invisibility would be cool, but then I was invisible for most of the '90s.
5 I don't want to play earnest. I'd rather play somebody who's kind of sleazy. It's much more fun, especially in a comedy. You don't want to be some earnest guy who's just trying to do the right thing but can't. I want to be doing the wrong thing intentionally.
6 After a hit show is over, you soon realize this is a very tough business ... brutally tough. But I'm a better actor and I have more gravitas than I had at 24 with bleached-blonde hair.


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