|Born||September 30, 1952
New York City, New York
John Finn (born September 30, 1952) is an American actor known as one of the leads of the television programs Cold Case and EZ Streets. Finn has also had supporting roles in the films The Hunted (2003), Catch Me If You Can (2002), True Crime (1999), Turbulence (1997), Blown Away (1994), The Pelican Brief (1993), and Glory (1989).
TV series that Finn has had recurring roles on include Dawson's Creek, The Practice, The X-Files, Strange World, NYPD Blue (he also appeared two other times on Blue as different characters), Chicago Hope, and eight episodes of Brooklyn South.
He graduated from Eldred Central School in Eldred, NY in the year 1970. He later then joined the Navy for a few years. After which he entered the acting business.
In 2005, Finn along with co-stars Kathryn Morris & Jeremy Ratchford appeared in a celebrated TV promo for Cold Case on the Irish language television station TG4. In the promo, an actor from the Irish drama Ros na Rún is being interrogated in the Philadelphia Police Department's interview room. Despite relentless questioning over a missing woman, the suspect refuses to co-operate, smugly stating in Irish that he cannot understand English. Lieutenant John Stillman (Finn) promptly sits beside him and asks in a pitch perfect accent, "Ca bhfuil an bean seo? An mharaigh tú í?" ("Where's the woman? Did you murder her?").
Detective Lilly Rush (Morris) looks the now terrified suspect in the eyes and asks in Irish, "Are you understanding now, Daniel?"
Meanwhile, Detective Nick Vera (Ratchford), having viewed the exchange behind glass, shakes his head and quips, "Didn't see that coming."