John Benjamin Hickey


Date Of Birth

June 25, 1963


John Benjamin Hickey is an openly gay actor who has successfully established himself in the world of theater. He has worked in Broadway productions of Love! Valour! Compassion!, Cabaret, The Crucible and The Normal Heart, which earned him a Tony Award for best performance by a featured actor.

Hickey, who earned his bachelor's degree in English at Fordham University, quickly transitioned from stage to the silver screen. In 1992, he was cast in The Bet and then later found himself landing roles in Only You, Comfortably Numb, Eddie, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Ice Storm, The General's Daughter, The Bone Collector, Flag of our Fathers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, among other films.

On TV, Hickey became known to viewers as Philip Stoddard in It's All Relative. He also played Aaron Solomon on Law and Order. From 2010 to 2013, he starred as Sean Tolkey on Showtime's The Big C. He also played Neil Gross on The Good Wife. At present, he is part of the cast of the WGN series Manhattan.

Place of Birth

Plano, Texas, U.S.

Birth Name

John Benjamin Hickey




2011: Tony Award for the best performance by a featured actor for "The Normal Heart"


2014 Manhattan (TV Series)
2014 Big Stone Gap (post-production)
2014 My Eleventh
2000-2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
2014 Modern Family (TV Series)
2011-2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
2013 Hannibal (TV Series)
2010-2013 The Big C (TV series)
2011 The Good Wife (TV series)
2010 Law & Order: LA (TV series)
2010 Civil Unions: A Love Story (short)
2009 Lincoln: American Mastermind (TV movie)
2009 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
2009 The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
2008 Living Proof (TV movie)
2008 In Plain Sight (TV series)
2007 Secrets of the Moon Landings (TV documentary)
2007 Situation Critical (TV series documentary)
2007 The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising
2007 Then She Found Me
2007 Heartland (TV series)
2006-2007 Undercover History (TV series)
2007 The Hunt for the Boston Strangler (TV movie)
2007 Freedom Writers
2006 The Ex
2006 Stacked (TV series)
2006 Brothers & Sisters (TV series)
1998-2006 Law & Order (TV series)
2006 Flags of Our Fathers
2006 Justice (TV series)
2006 Infamous
2006 A House Divided (TV movie)
2005 Silver Bells (TV movie)
2005 Flightplan
2005 Alias (TV series)
2003-2004 It's All Relative (TV series)
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series)
2002 Hack (TV series)
2002 Changing Lanes
1994-2001 NYPD Blue (TV series)
2001 The Guardian (TV series)
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)
2001 The Anniversary Party
2001 A Glimpse of Hell (TV movie)

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