Stark Sands

Blessed with the kind of youthful looks which enabled him to land teenage parts well into his twenties, Stark Sands also virtually cornered the market in playing men in uniform during a career which has continually ... Read more »
Born: 09/30/1978 in Dallas, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Minority Report 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Primal Scream 2014 (Movie)

Connor (Actor)

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 (Movie)

Troy Nelson (Actor)

NYC 22 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Day of the Dead (Remake) 2008 (Movie)

Bud Crain (Actor)

Generation Kill 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

Gust (Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hope & Faith 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pretty Persuasion 2005 (Movie)

Troy (Actor)

11:14 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Catch That Kid 2004 (Movie)

Chad (Actor)

Chasing Liberty 2004 (Movie)

Grant Hillman (Actor)

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Evan Clark (Actor)

Die Mommie Die! 2003 (Movie)

Lance Sussman (Actor)

Lost At Home 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Six Feet Under 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 (Movie)

("The Last Thing On My Mind") (Song Performer)

Biography

Blessed with the kind of youthful looks which enabled him to land teenage parts well into his twenties, Stark Sands also virtually cornered the market in playing men in uniform during a career which has continually shifted from the Broadway stage to Hollywood to the small screen. Born into a wealthy Dallas family in 1978, Sands graduated with a fine arts degree from the University of Southern California in 2001 and a year later made his on-screen debut as Claire's recurring love interest in Alan Ball's funeral drama "Six Feet Under" (HBO 2001-05). Sands was cast as pot-smoking sexual predator Lance in the camp satire "Die Mommie, Die!" (2003), landed the role of Tim in indie thriller "11:14" (2003) and played Will in the short-lived sitcom "Lost At Home" (ABC 2003). Sands then continued to build up his filmography by taking on the parts of Mandy Moore's date Grant in romantic comedy "Chasing Liberty" (2004), Max Theriot's mean older brother Brad in children's adventure "Catch That Kid" (2004) and Richard Gere's son Evan in "Shall We Dance" (2004). Following a three-episode stint as Sydney's boyfriend in the sitcom "Hope & Faith" (ABC 2003-06), Sands returned to the big screen as Evan Rachel Wood's ex in the black comedy "Pretty Persuasion" (2005) and appeared in Clint Eastwood's World War II epic "Flags Of Our Fathers" (2006) in what would be the first of several military-based roles. After guesting as the future version of Sean's son Conor in "Nip/Tuck" (FX 2003-2010), Sands then played Private Bud Crain in the reimagining of George A. Romero's zombie classic "Day Of The Dead" (2008), a soldier in the US remake of South Korean hit "My Sassy Girl "(2008) and most notably, Lt. Nathaniel Fick in critically-acclaimed Iraq war drama "Generation Kill" (HBO 2008). Sands also continued his affiliation with the armed forces on stage, picking up a Best Featured Actor Tony Award nomination for his performance in the Broadway revival of "Journey's End" and taking on the role of injured war hero Tunny in the Green Day-inspired rock musical "American Idiot." Roles in Kathryn Bigelow's passed-on HBO pilot "The Miraculous Year" and swiftly-cancelled procedural drama "NYC 22" (CBS 2012) then followed before Sands landed arguably his most high-profile film gig as folk-singing soldier Troy Nelson in the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013) and picked up a second Tony Award nod for his starring role in the Cyndi Lauper-penned musical "Kinky Boots. "

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

2001

Milestones

2013

Plays folk singer Troy Nelson in "Inside Llewyn Davis"

2013

Lands second Tony Award nomination for "Kinky Boots"

2008

Cast as Lt. Nathaniel Fick in "Generation Kill"

2002

Makes on-screen debut in "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05)

Bonus Trivia

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Sands is the grandson of hotelier, philanthropist and heiress Caroline Rose Hunt and also has a twin brother named Jacob.

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Sands' theater credits also include the 2009 musical adaptation of Bonnie & Clyde at the La Jolla Playhouse, The Classic Stage Company's production of The Tempest and Shakespeare in the Park's production of Twelfth Night.

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