Jon Lindstrom

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Jon Lindstrom
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Jon Lindstrom at the 2009 As The World Turns Fan Luncheon held in New York City on April 18, 2009.
Born Jon Robert Lindstrom
(1957-10-18) October 18, 1957 (age 56)
Medford, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1982–present

Jon Robert Lindstrom (born October 18, 1957) is an American actor, writer, director, producer, and musician. He is well-known for his longtime role as Kevin Collins on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital and its spin-off Port Charles.


Early life[edit]

Lindstrom was born in Medford, Oregon to Robert, a TV advertising executive, and Suzanne Lindstrom, a homemaker. He has an older brother, Jeff. As a drummer, Lindstrom recorded the album Feel Free to Do So with the band The High Lonesome for the Spark Records label. The record garnered much industry praise and "most-added" status for two singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2013, he completed work producing and directing the award-winning feature film How We Got Away With It.


Lindstrom developed a love for acting and music at an early age. He took that passion to the University of Oregon theatre and music schools. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he studied with some of the most prominent acting teachers of the day, including Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Jeff Corey, and Bob McAndrew.

Personal life[edit]

An active athlete, Lindstrom is an avid skier, scuba diver, surfer, and a proficient martial artist. In addition to those sports he enjoys traveling and has seen much of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States. He is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and AFTRA. From 1997-2000 he was married to Eileen Davidson. On February 14, 2014, he married actress and former As the World Turns co-star Cady McClain.[1]


Year Film Role Notes
1989 Listen to Me Television Reporter
1994 Oasis Cafe Zak
2005 Must Love Dogs Peter
2003 Right On Track Gregg Enders
2007 While the Children Sleep Tate Walker
McBride: Dogged Barry Hastings
2008 The Double Born Ephraim
The Sacrifice Walter Johnson
2009 Ice Dreams Nolan
2011 What Happens Next Paul Grecco
2012 How We Got Away With It Arlen Becker
Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris Young Man
Voyagers! Remington
1983 Square Pegs Reed Kendall
1984 Call to Glory Bartender
Rituals Brady Chapin
1985 Rocky Road Jerry Daniels
1985–86 Santa Barbara Mark McCormick
1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory Capt. Almaron Dickinson
1989 Generations Paul Jarre
21 Jump Street Mick
Empty Nest Joe
1990 Baywatch Chris Barron
Fall From Grace Brian
1993–97, 2004, 2013—
General Hospital Ryan Chamberlain
Kevin Collins
Role from: 1992 to March 1995
Role from: December 1993 to May 1997, July 2004, January 30, 2013 to present
1994 Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III DJ
Baywatch Keith Travis
1997–2003 Port Charles Kevin Collins Role from: June 2, 1997 to October 3, 2003
2006 Everwood Bill Schmicker
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Martin Sidley
2008–10 As the World Turns Craig Montgomery Role from: December 3, 2008 to September 10, 2010
2011 Blue Bloods Judge Fenton
2013 Drop Dead Diva Professor Sharf
2013 NCIS Perry Davidson

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2013 Finalist, New Filmmakers Forum (NFF) Emerging Director Award ("How We Got Away With It"), St. Louis International Film Festival November
  • 2013 Winner, 1st Runner-up Stolman Audience Award ("How We Got Away With It"), Sonoma International Film Festival
  • 2013 Winner, Best Thriller Feature Film ("How We Got Away With It"), Bare Bones International Film Festival.
  • 2013 Nominated, Best Actor/Filmmaker in a Feature Film, Bare Bones International Film Festival (Jon Lindstrom-"How We Got Away With It")
  • 2013 Nominated, Best Showcase Feature Film ("How We Got Away With It"), SOHO International Film Festival

Daytime Emmy Awards[citation needed]

  • 2011: Pre-Nominated, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - As The World Turns
  • 2010: Nominated, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - As The World Turns
  • 2010: Pre-Nominated, Outstanding Leading Actor in a Drama Series - As The World Turns

Soap Opera Digest Awards[citation needed]

  • 2000: Won, Outstanding Supporting Actor - Port Charles
  • 1994: Nominated, Outstanding Villain/Villainess - General Hospital


  1. ^ Logan, Michael. "Exclusive: General Hospital's Jon Lindstrom on His Marriage to Cady McClain". TV Guide. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 

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