John Benjamin Hickey portrays ‘Frank Winter,’ the brilliant and misunderstood American genius chosen to help lead the Manhattan Project in WGN America’s original drama, Manhattan – New episodes air on WGN America (SUNDAYS at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT). Catch up with the series and watch the latest episodes on Hulu.
He’s a star of stage, film and television. Hickey won Broadway’s Tony for The Normal Heart and received an Emmy nom for his role on The Big C as Laura Linney’s brother Sean. He has a recurring role as internet billionaire Neil Gross on The Good Wife. He can be seen in theaters now in Get On Up and co-stars in the upcoming movie Big Stone Gap, with Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg.
Manhattan is a one-hour ensemble drama set against the backdrop of the greatest race against time in the history of science: the mission to build the world’s first atomic bomb. Set in the 1940s in a town whose very existence is classified, Frank Winter and his team have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival. The series follows the brilliant but flawed scientists and their families in Los Alamos as they attempt to coexist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. John Benjamin Hickey portrays Frank Winter, the brilliant and misunderstood genius obsessively dedicated to building the bomb — who will sacrifice more than he ever imagined to win the war, including his family and himself.