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John Henry Cox

John Henry Cox was born December 18, 1951. He is an actor, known for West New York (1996), My Own Love Song (2010), and House of Cards (2014). His parents, Lois and Henry Cox, were a teacher and a Southern Baptist minister, descended from generations of Irish and Danish farmers. While attending high school in Casa Grande, Arizona, Cox played football and acted in nearly every play the school put on. At University of Arizona in Tucson, he started in pre-med, majoring in Biology, but he went to see Mourning Becomes Electra at the university theater, and a week later he changed his major to Theater/Performance Option. Classical training ensued. While at U of A, he was hired by Leonard Katzman to play a Comanchero in an episode of "Gunsmoke" being shot at Old Tucson. The SAG card from that made him eligible to audition for Lee Phillips, who cast him as The Lieutenant in the film for television of "The Red Badge of Courage" with Richard Thomas as The Youth. That was followed by several guest star roles on the series "Petrocelli" produced by Leonard Katzman. After two years in California performing in plays at Company of Angels and doing roles in episodics and miniseries, Cox moved to New York in the late 1970s. He has done many theater productions, including Shakespeare plays on Broadway and in Central Park, and continues to work in television and film.


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Born:
Dec 18, 1951
Movie/TV Credits:
7
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Movie Bridge of Spies 2015-10-15
Known For
Poster of Bridge of Spies
Poster of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Poster of Law & Order
Poster of The Red Badge of Courage
Filmography
Movie Bridge of Spies Partner at Watters Law Firm 2015-10-15
Movie You Don't Know Jack Mr. Kinsey 2010-04-14
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie The Red Badge of Courage The Lieutenant 1974-12-03
Series Petrocelli Unknown 1974-09-11
Series Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10