John Benjamin Hickey is an American actor best known for his television roles as Philip Stoddard in It's All Relative (2003-2004) and as Sean, the homeless brother of Cathy (Laura Linney), in The Big C, from 2010-2013.
Hickey started his career by making a name for himself on the stages of New York. On Broadway, he starred in Mary Stuart, The Crucible, Cabaret and Love! Valour! Compassion!, for which he won an Obie Award.
Hickey followed the success of Love! Valour! Compassion! by starring in the feature film adaptation of the play.
He continued this film success with The Ice Storm, Finding North, The General's Daughter, The Anniversary Party, Infamous, Flightplan, Freedom Writers, Clint Eastwood's Flags Of Our Fathers and Then She Found Me.
Hickey was also seen in Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and Tony Scott's The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3.
On television, Hickey played Philip Stoddard on It's All Relative; Roger Edens on the Emmy Award-winning Life With Judy Garland: Me And My Shadow, as well as guest star appearances on Brothers & Sisters, Sex and the City and several episodes of Law & Order.
Hickey was born in Plano, Texas. He is openly gay.