Gary Cole

Actor, Bartender, House painter
This handsome stage-trained actor of the Chicago stage first gained celebrity on TV in the mid-1980s with a series of accomplished performances in high-profile TV-movies and miniseries. Though youthful, Cole has brought ... Read more »
Born: 09/20/1956 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (95)

Mercy Street 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Angie Tribeca 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Archer 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Divine Access 2015 (Movie)

Reverend Guy Roy Davis (Actor)

Family Law 1999 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mr. Robinson 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Project Greenlight 2000 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

The Bronze 2015 (Movie)

Stan Greggory (Actor)

The Practice 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1999 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Veep 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Conspiracy 2014 (Movie)

Rhodes (Actor)

Cyclops Baby 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Date and Switch 2014 (Movie)

Dwayne (Actor)

Say Hello to Sam Talmadge 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tammy 2014 (Movie)

Earl (Actor)

The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014 (Movie)

Chief Deputy Tillman (Actor)

Suits 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

An Officer and a Murderer 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Ricochet 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hop 2011 (Movie)

Henry O'Hare (Actor)

The Last Rites of Joe May 2011 (Movie)

Lenny (Actor)

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Joneses 2010 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Forever Strong 2008 (Movie)

Coach Larry Gelwix (Actor)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

Ted Jones (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Pineapple Express 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

American Pastime 2007 (Movie)

Billy Burrell (Actor)

Breach 2007 (Movie)

Rich Garces (Actor)

Kim Possible 2002 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

My Wife is Retarded 2006 (Movie)

Doctor Heichman (Actor)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Reese Bobby (Actor)

The West Wing 2003 - 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cry Wolf 2005 (Movie)

Mr Matthews (Actor)

Disney's Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Frasier 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Ring Two 2005 (Movie)

Martin Savide (Actor)

Wanted (TNT) 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story 2004 (Movie)

Cotton McKnight (Actor)

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mozart and the Whale 2004 (Movie)

Wallace (Actor)

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004 (Movie)

Henry (Actor)

Family Affair 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

Carlos (Actor)

One Hour Photo 2002 (Movie)

Bill Owens (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rising Place 2002 (Movie)

Emily's Father (Actor)

Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Crusade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Kiss the Sky 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Gift 2000 (Movie)

David Duncan (Actor)

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Office Space 1999 (Movie)

Bill Lumbergh (Actor)

A Simple Plan 1998 (Movie)

Baxter (Actor)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

Jake's Father (Actor)

Santa Fe 1998 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Gang Related 1997 (Movie)

Richard Simms (Actor)

Sherman Oaks 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

A Very Brady Sequel 1996 (Movie)

Mike Brady (Actor)

American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Brady Bunch Movie 1995 (Movie)

Mike Brady (Actor)

Fall From Grace 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

Bill Watts (Actor)

The Switch 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

After Midnight 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack and Mike 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Vital Signs 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

A Matter of Principle (TV Show)

Actor

A Time to Heal (TV Show)

Actor

Cadet Kelly (TV Show)

Actor

Echoes in the Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Fatal Vision (TV Show)

Actor

First Steps (TV Show)

Actor

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

Actor

Heart of Steel (TV Show)

Actor

Indecent Seduction (TV Show)

Actor

Lies He Told (TV Show)

Actor

Midnight Caller (TV Show)

Actor

Pop Rocks (TV Show)

Actor

Son of the Morning Star (TV Show)

Actor

The Spectre (TV Show)

Voice

Those She Left Behind (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This handsome stage-trained actor of the Chicago stage first gained celebrity on TV in the mid-1980s with a series of accomplished performances in high-profile TV-movies and miniseries. Though youthful, Cole has brought strength and credibility to his portrayals of often flawed figures of authority. He won national attention with his breakthrough TV performance as charismatic accused killer Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald in the acclaimed miniseries "Fatal Vision" (NBC, 1984). As a former Green Beret officer accused (and convicted) of murdering his family, Cole displayed an impressive range that both encompassed and challenged the various points of view expressed about the true nature of his character.

Relationships

Mary Cole

Daughter
Born c. 1993 mother, Teddi Siddall has autism

Teddi Siddall Actor

Wife
Married on March 8, 1992

EDUCATION

Illinois State University

Normal , Illinois
Left after his third year and moved to Chicago to work in theater

Rolling Meadows High School

Rolling Meadows , Illinois

Milestones

2012

Starred as an Air Force colonel and Peeping Tom in Lifetime's fact-based movie "An Officer and a Murderer"

2011

Acted in the family adventure "Hop"

2010

Made recurring guest appearance on CBS drama "The Good Wife"

2009

Co-starred with David Duchovny and Demi Moore in the independent comedy "The Joneses"

2008

Landed recurring role on the fifth season of HBO's "Entourage," playing agent Ari Gold's old pal Andrew Klein; joined the regular cast in the sixth season

2008

Guest starred as Katherine Mayfair's (Dana Delany) ex-husband Wayne Davis on ABC's "Desperate Housewives"

2008

Played a drug lord in the Judd Apatow produced comedy "Pineapple Express"

2006

Cast as Will Ferrell's estranged father in the comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby"

2005

Appeared in the horror film "The Ring Two"

2004

Cast with Ben Stiller in the comedy "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story"

2004

Appeared in the romantic comedy "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton"

2003

Played the recurring role of Vice President Bob Russell on the NBC political drama "West Wing"

2002

Provided the voice of Dr. Possible on Disney Channel's animated series "Kim Possible"

2002

Played Robin Williams' department store manager in the psychological drama "One Hour Photo"

2002

Reprised the role of Mike Brady for the Fox telepic "The Brady Bunch in the White House"

2002

Cast as Uncle Bill Davis on The WB's updated take on the TV classic "Family Affair"

2000

Voiced various characters on the Fox animated series "Family Guy"

2000

Provided the voive of the titular superhero on the Adult Swim series "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law"

2000

Cast in director Sam Raimi's "The Gift"

1999

Played the jazzman father in the Steppenwolf production of "Side Man"

1999

Played the obnoxious, demanding supervisor Bill Lumbergh in Mike Judge's "Office Space"

1998

Played astronaut Edgar Mitchell in producer Tom Hanks' HBO miniseries "From the Earth to the Moon"

1998

Cast as Jonathan Taylor Thomas' father in the hit teen comedy "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

1996

Reprised role of Mike Brady in "A Very Brady Sequel"

1995

First feature lead, playing 1970s TV dad Mike Brady in "The Brady Bunch Movie"

1995

Returned to series TV as the star of CBS' "American Gothic"

1993

Made feature film debut in "In the Line of Fire"

1991

Starred as General George Armstrong Custer in the ABC miniseries "Son of the Morning Star"

1989

Returned to Chicago to star in David Mamet's "Speed the Plow" during a hiatus from "Midnight Caller"

1988

Made TV series debut on the NBC drama "Midnight Caller"

1985

Joined the ensemble of the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago; acted in various Steppenwolf productions, including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "Philadelphia Here I Come"

1984

Starred as Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald, a former Green Beret accused and convicted of murdering his family, in the fact-based NBC miniseries "Fatal Vision"

1983

Made his TV acting debut in the ABC TV-movie "Heart of Steel"

1979

Co-founded the Remains Theater in Chicago, IL

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