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 57)
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 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.[2][3][4] The record garnered much industry praise and "most-added" status for two singles on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2014, his award-winning feature film How We Got Away With It, which he co-wrote, co-produced and directed, was released.


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.

Lindstrom, award-winning actor, director and screenwriter, has worked successfully on both sides of the camera for over 20 years.

His short films have been official selections in multiple respected film festivals.

His extensive acting experience includes long running parts on the television dramas, As the World Turns on CBS Broadcasting, Inc. (for which he received an Emmy Nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama Series) and the roles for which he may be best known for; his 11+ year portrayal of disturbed twin brothers, Dr. Ryan Chamberlain on ABC Daytime's soap opera General Hospital and Dr. Kevin Collins on ABC Daytime's soap operas General Hospital and Port Charles.

Other TV Guest Star credits of note: NCIS, Drop Dead Diva, Blue Bloods , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Everwood.

Recent award winning films as an actor include What Happens Next, co-starring Wendie Malick; The Sacrifice with Molly C. Quinn, Chris Mulkey and Darby Stanchfield; and The Double Born with Sammi Davis (Hope and Glory). Lindstrom is well regarded for his work as creator, co-screenwriter and co-executive producer on the 2007 HBO/Time Warner release, The Hard Easy, starring Vera Farmiga, Bruce Dern and Peter Weller and was featured opposite Diane Lane in the blockbuster, Must Love Dogs.

Telefilms include McBride: Dogged with John Larroquette, While the Children Sleep (aka The Sitter), directed by Russell Mulcahy, Ice Dreams with Jerry Stiller, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge with Halle Berry, The Alamo: Thirteen Days To Glory with Alec Baldwin, with Brie Larson and Beverly Mitchell, and Fall From Grace (The Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker Story) alongside Kevin Spacey and Bernadette Peters.

In 2013, he completed work on the independent mystery-thriller, How We Got Away With It, which he directed and performed a major role in, and served as co-writer and co-producer. The film and Mr. Lindstrom are the recipients of numerous 2013 festival awards and nominations. The film was released on May 13, 2014 by Devolver Films.

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.[5]

Music has always played a strong role in his creative and professional journey. A lifelong drummer, his band The High Lonesome recorded the album Feel Free To Do So, which garnered much industry praise and "most added" status for two singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The band recently recorded new songs for their latest release, The High Lonesome Collector's Album 1995-2010.



Year Film Role Notes
1989 Listen to Me Television Reporter
1994 Oasis Cafe Zak
Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry III DJ
2005 Must Love Dogs Peter Romantic comedy film based on Claire Cook's eponymous 2002 novel
2007 The Hard Easy Creator, Co-Screenwriter and Co-Executive Producer
2008 The Double Born Ephraim
The Sacrifice Walter Johnson
2009 Ice Dreams Nolan
2011 What Happens Next Paul Grecco Original title You Can't Have It All[6]
2012 How We Got Away With It Arlen Becker


Year Title Role Notes
1982 The Facts of Life Young Man Episode: "The Facts of Life Goes to Paris" (S 1:Ep 1 - Pilot episode)
Voyagers! Remington Episode: "Bully and Billy" (S 1:Ep 3)
1983 Square Pegs Reed Kendall Episode: "It's Academical" (S 1:Ep 3)
1984 Call to Glory Bartender Episodes:
  • "Cover Story" (S 1:Ep 11)
  • "Realities" (S 1:Ep 12)
1984—85 Rituals Brady Chapin Main cast
1985 Rocky Road Jerry Daniels
1985–86 Santa Barbara Mark McCormick
1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory Capt. Almaron Dickinson Made-for-TV
1989 Generations Paul Jarre Episodes:
21 Jump Street Mick Episode: "The Blu Flu" (S 3:Ep 8)
Empty Nest Joe Episode: "Between a Cop and a Hard Place" (S 2:Ep 4)
1990 Baywatch Chris Barron Episode: "Armored Car" (S 1:Ep 13)
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 Baywatch Keith Travis Episodes:
  • "Coronado Del Sol, part 1" (S 4:Ep 14)
  • "Coronado Del Sol, part 2" (S 4:Ep 15)
1997–2003 Port Charles Kevin Collins Role from: June 2, 1997 to October 3, 2003
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge HBO TV Movie
2003 Right on Track Gregg Enders
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Martin Sidley Episode: "Up In Smoke" (S 6:Ep 16)
Everwood Bill Schmicker Episode: "Across the Lines" (S 4:Ep 14)
2007 McBride: Dogged Barry Hastings Made-for-TV
While the Children Sleep Tate Walker
  • Made-for-TV
  • Also known as The Sitter
2008–10 As the World Turns Craig Montgomery Role from: December 3, 2008 to September 10, 2010
2011 Blue Bloods Judge Fenton Episode:"Little Fish" (S 1:Ep 11)
2013 Drop Dead Diva Professor Sharf Episode: "50 Shades of Grayson" (S 5:Ep 8)
NCIS Perry Davidson Episode: "Oil and Water" (S 11:Ep 6)
2014 Castle Agent Connors Episode: "Driven" (S 7:Ep 1)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 2013 Winner, Best of Fest ("How We Got Away With It"), Film Fest Twain Harte
  • 2013 Winner, Audience Choice Award for a Feature Film ("How We Got Away With It"), Marina del Rey Film Festival
  • 2013 Finalist, New Filmmakers Forum (NFF) Emerging Director Award ("How We Got Away With It"), St. Louis International Film Festival
  • 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
  • 2009 Winner, Angel Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast ("The Sacrifice"), Monaco International Film Festival (shared With: Molly C. Quinn, Darby Stanchfield, Chris Mulkey and Richard Riehle)

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. ^ Michael Fairman (March 14, 2014). "Exclusive: General Hospital's Jon Lindstrom on His Marriage to Cady McClain". TV Guide. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Review by Bob Gottlieb". AllMusic. All_Media_Network, LLC. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ "The High Lonesome Discography". CMT. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  4. ^ Mulcahy Jr., Kevin (December 21, 2010). "Jon Lindstrom and The High Lonesome Release New CD". Retrieved April 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ Logan, Michael. "Exclusive: General Hospital's Jon Lindstrom on His Marriage to Cady McClain". TV Guide. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ "''You Can't Have it All'' opens this year's Q-Fest, and makes use of Philadelphia locales and romantic comedy clichés". July 11, 2010. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 

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