John was born in December 1946 in New York, to Mildred, a waitress, and John Speshock, a truck driver. He is of Irish and Ukranian descent.
At 16 he attended the Professional Children's School in New York, and later Fairleigh Dickinson University, but did not finish his degree.
His TV work began in The Patty Duke Show, but is best known to audiences for his roles on LA Law and The West Wing.
John passed away in December 2005, just a few days before his 59th birthday, and his death was tastefully included in The West Wing.
He lived with his long-time girl friend, actress-choreographer Patricia Mariano up until his death.
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|Ravenous||Mar 19, 1999||Gen. Slauson||7.2|
|The Negotiator||Jul 29, 1998||Chief Al Travis||8.6|
|Cop Land||Aug 15, 1997||Leo Crasky / Leo Crasky||tbd|
|Albino Alligator||Jan 17, 1997||Jack||8.2|
|The Rock||Jun 7, 1996||F.B.I. Director Womack / FBI Director James Womack||8.7|
|Presumed Innocent||Jul 27, 1990||Detective Dan Lipranzer||tbd|
|Black Rain||Sep 22, 1989||Oliver||tbd|
|Sea of Love||Sep 15, 1989||Lieutenant||tbd|
|Hiding Out||Nov 6, 1987||Bakey||tbd|