Jack Coleman was born on February 21, 1958, in Easton, Pennsylvania. He was raised in an academic atmosphere. His grandfather Herbert Agar won a Pullitzer Prize in 1934 for his book on the Presidental election process, "The People's Choice" and his father was on the faculty of Lafayette College as a distinguished professor of history. He is the youngest of seven children, all college graduates and is the sixth generation grandson of Benjamin Franklin.
Jack was a student at the Sulberry School in New Hope , Pennsylvania and then he switched to Duke University in North Carolina. Prior to his second year at Duke, Coleman had harbored a boyish hope of playing professional basketball. It was then that he turned to acting, a decision he didn't regret.
The beautiful blonde, Jack Coleman, started his career on NBC's long running daytime soap "Days of Our Lives". Still a stranger to a wide public, Coleman grabbed the opportunity and became Steven Carrington on ABC's prime time soap "Dynasty", replacing Al Corley. Jack portrayed this character in seasons 3-8.
Starred in such made-for-television movies as "Replacing Dad", with Mary McDonnell; "Last Rites", with Randy Quaid and Embeth Davidtz; "Medusa's Child", with Chris Noth and Gail O'Grady, "Angels in the Endzone", with Christopher Lloyd, "Oh Baby", sitcom and "Kingdom's Hospital", a prime time horror series.
On stage, Coleman has performed "Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost" and "Othello" at the Globe Theater in Texas; he portrayed Danny Zuko in "Grease" at the Northstage Theater on Long Island; and the title character in David Mamet's "Bobby Gould in Hell", with Jim Belushi, at the Howard Fine Theater in Hollywood. He won an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for his performance in "Bouncers" at the Tiffany Theater , and was nominated for his performance in "Stand-Up Tragedy" at the Mark Taper Forum for a role he created. He later reprised the role in productions at the Hartford Stage Company, the Marines Memorials in San Francisco and, finally, on Broadway at The Criterion Center.
Coleman has written, produced and starred in a short film/pilot entitled "Studio City", with Tess Harper and Carlos Gomex, directed by Tom Verica.
In 1996, he married Beth Toussaint, actress known for her roles on "Dallas" and on a short lived prime time soap "Savannah". They have a daughter Tess.
Nowadays, Jack can be seen in notable TV-shows as "Heroes", "Vampire Dairies", "The Office"...