Michael Wincott

Actor
Brooding, charismatic and sensuously evil villains were the stock and trade of Michael Wincott, a classically trained stage actor who first found broad recognition as the malevolent Guy of Gisborne in the Kevin Costner ... Read more »
Born: 01/21/1958 in Toronto, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (39)

The Girl from Nagasaki 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Lonely Place for Dying 2012 (Movie)

Anthony Greenglass (Actor)

Hitchcock 2012 (Movie)

Ed Gein (Actor)

What Just Happened? 2008 (Movie)

Jeremy Brunell (Actor)

Seraphim Falls 2007 (Movie)

Hayes (Actor)

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Assassination of Richard Nixon 2004 (Movie)

Julius Bicke (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 (Movie)

Dorleac (Actor)

Treasure Planet 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Scroop (Actor)

Along Came A Spider 2001 (Movie)

Gary Soneji (Actor)

Before Night Falls 2000 (Movie)

Herberto Zorilla Ochoa (Actor)

Hidden Agenda 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Alien Resurrection 1997 (Movie)

Elgyn (Actor)

Metro 1997 (Movie)

Michael Koda (Actor)

Basquiat 1996 (Movie)

Rene Richard (Actor)

Dead Man 1996 (Movie)

Conway Twill (Actor)

Strangers 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Panther 1995 (Movie)

Tynan (Actor)

Strange Days 1995 (Movie)

Philo Gant (Actor)

Romeo Is Bleeding 1994 (Movie)

Sal (Actor)

The Crow 1994 (Movie)

Top Dollar (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

Count de Rochefort (Actor)

1492: The Conquest of Paradise 1992 (Movie)

Moxica (Actor)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991 (Movie)

Guy of Gisborne (Actor)

The Doors 1991 (Movie)

Paul Rothchild (Actor)

The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodhounds of Broadway 1989 (Movie)

Soupy Mike (Actor)

Suffering Bastards 1988 (Movie)

Chazz (Actor)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

of Joe (Voice)

Talk Radio 1988 (Movie)

Kent (Actor)

The Sicilian 1987 (Movie)

Corporal Silvestro Canio (Actor)

High School Narc 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Circle of Two 1981 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Ticket to Heaven 1981 (Movie)

Gerry (Actor)

An American Christmas Carol 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Man 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Horse Hank 1979 (Movie)

Charlie Connors (Actor)

Gunshy (TV Show)

Actor

The Red Phone: Manhunt (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Brooding, charismatic and sensuously evil villains were the stock and trade of Michael Wincott, a classically trained stage actor who first found broad recognition as the malevolent Guy of Gisborne in the Kevin Costner hit "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991). The Toronto-born Wincott began acting in Canadian film and television before moving to New York City to attend Julliard School of Drama. There, he established himself on stage in the original 1987 production of "Talk Radio" and on film in Oliver Stone's big screen adaptation of the play the following year. Wincott worked steadily on stage and television, appearing in two more back-to-back films for Oliver Stone, "Born of the Fourth of July" (1989) and "The Doors" (1991), but it would be his performance as Guy of Gisborne in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991) that would introduce Wincott to his then largest audience. His ability to play both menacing and seductive would see him frequently cast as villains, most notably in "The Three Musketeers" (1993), "The Crow" (1994), "Alien: Resurrection" (1997), "Along Came a Spider" (2001) and "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002). His signature baritone growl of a voice also made him a sought-after voice actor for such blockbuster videogames as "Halo 2" (2004) and "Darksiders 2" (2012). A talented and versatile actor on both stage and screen, Michael Wincott nevertheless embraced the mantle of a character actor and created some of the most memorable screen villains of the 1990s and 2000s.

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Portrayed notorious killer Ed Gein in "Hitchcock," starring Anthony Hopkins

2008

Cast opposite one of his acting heroes Robert De Niro in Barry Levinson's "What Just Happened"

2007

Reteamed with director Julian Schnabel in "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"

2004

Acted in "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" opposite Sean Penn and Naomi Watts

2000

Again directed by Schnabel in "Before Night Falls"

1997

Cast as intergalactic transport ship captain Frank Elgyn in "Alien: Resurrection"

1996

Personal friend Julian Schnabel cast him as gay artist and writer Rene Ricard in biopic "Basquiat"

1991

Cast as a record producer in Stone's biopic "The Doors"; also played Guy of Gisborne in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

1989

Appeared in the Broadway production of "The Secret Rapture"

1989

Again directed by Stone in "Born on the Fourth of July," starring Tom Cruise

1988

First collaboration with Oliver Stone, feature adaptation of "Talk Radio"

1987

Hollywood feature debut, "The Sicilian"

1987

Originated the role of Kent off-Broadway in Eric Bogosian's "Talk Radio"

1985

Episodic TV debut, guest spot on "Night Heat" (CBS)

1979

TV-movie debut, "An American Christmas Carol" (ABC)

1979

Feature acting debut, "Wild Horse Hank"

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