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Jon Lindstrom at the 2009 As The World Turns Fan Luncheon held in New York City, April 18, 2009.
Jon Robert Lindstrom

(1957-10-18) October 18, 1957 (age 62)
OccupationActor, writer, director, producer, musician
Years active1982–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 and education

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. [1] [2] [3] The record garnered much industry praise and "most-added" status for two singles on the Billboard Hot 100.[ citation needed ]

Lindstrom attended the University of Oregon, studying theatre and music. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, where he studied with acting teachers Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler and Jeff Corey.[ citation needed ]


Lindstrom has worked on both sides of the camera since his first background role in the 1982 television movie The Facts of Life Goes to Paris . His acting career includes parts on the television dramas, As the World Turns on CBS (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 credits include NCIS , Drop Dead Diva, Blue Bloods , CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Everwood .[ citation needed ]

Recent award-winning films as an actor include What Happens Next, and The Double Born. Lindstrom was creator, co-screenwriter and co-executive producer on the 2007 HBO/Time Warner release, The Hard Easy , and was featured in Must Love Dogs . His telefilms include While the Children Sleep , Introducing Dorothy Dandridge , and Fall From Grace .[ citation needed ]

Personal life

An active athlete, he is an active member of the Directors Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and AFTRA.[ citation needed ]

Lindstrom married soap opera actress Eileen Davidson in 1997, ending in divorce in 2000. He next married his former As the World Turns co-star, Cady McClain, in 2014. [4] [5]



1989 Listen to Me Television Reporter
1994Oasis CafeZak
Point of Seduction: Body Chemistry IIIDJ
2005 Must Love Dogs Peter
2007 The Hard Easy Creator, Co-Screenwriter and Co-Executive Producer
2008The Double BornEphraim
The SacrificeWalter Johnson
2009Ice DreamsNolan
2011What Happens NextPaul GreccoOriginal title You Can't Have It All [6]
2014How We Got Away With ItDirector, Co-writer, Co-producer, Det. Arlen Becker
2015 God's Not Dead 2 Jim Powell
2015Val-En-TinaJames Clarington
2015The Queen Of Hollywood BoulevardThe Snitch


1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris Young Man Television film
Voyagers! RemingtonEpisode: "Bully and Billy" (S 1:Ep 3)
1983 Square Pegs Reed KendallEpisode: "It's Academical" (S 1:Ep 3)
1984 Call to Glory BartenderEpisodes:
  • "Cover Story" (S 1:Ep 11)
  • "Realities" (S 1:Ep 12)
1984—85 Rituals Brady ChapinMain cast
1985 Rocky Road Jerry Daniels
1985–86 Santa Barbara Mark McCormick
1987 The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory Capt. Almaron Dickinson Made-for-TV
1989 Generations Paul JarreEpisodes:
21 Jump Street MickEpisode: "The Blu Flu" (S 3:Ep 8)
Empty Nest JoeEpisode: "Between a Cop and a Hard Place" (S 2:Ep 4)
1990 Baywatch Chris BarronEpisode: "Armored Car" (S 1:Ep 13)
Fall From Grace Brian
1992–95, 2018- General Hospital Ryan Chamberlain Role from: 1992 to March 1995, August 10, 2018 to Present-
1993–97, 2004, 2013— Kevin Collins Role from: December 1993 to May 1997, July 2004, January 30, 2013 to present
1994BaywatchKeith TravisEpisodes:
  • "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 SidleyEpisode: "Up In Smoke" (S 6:Ep 16)
Everwood Bill SchmickerEpisode: "Across the Lines" (S 4:Ep 14)
2007 McBride: Dogged Barry HastingsMade-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 FentonEpisode:"Little Fish" (S 1:Ep 11)
2013 Drop Dead Diva Professor SharfEpisode: "50 Shades of Grayson" (S 5:Ep 8)
NCIS Perry DavidsonEpisode: "Oil & Water" (S 11:Ep 6)
2014 Castle Agent ConnorsEpisode: "Driven" (S 7:Ep 1)
2015 True Detective Jacob McCandlessEpisodes:
  • "The Western Book of the Dead" (S 2:Ep 1)
  • "Night Finds You" (S 2:Ep 2)
  • "Other Lives" (S 2:Ep 5)
  • "Church in Ruins" (S 2:Ep 6)
  • "Omega Station" (S 2:Ep 8)
  • Filming
  • In Post-Production
Recovery Road William WalkerEpisode: "Parties Without Borders" (S 1:Ep 4)

Awards and nominations

Daytime Emmy Awards [ citation needed ]

Soap Opera Digest Awards [ citation needed ]

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