Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Sep. 20th, 1956
Born in
Park Ridge, Illinois, USA
5' 11

Gary Cole's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Entourage TV Show
Kim Possible TV Show
Kim Possible
American Gothic TV Show
American Gothic
Crusade TV Show
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law TV Show
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
Wanted TV Show
Family Affair TV Show
Family Affair
Midnight Caller TV Show
Midnight Caller
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero TV Show
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Tammy
2014 - Gay Dude
2011 - Hop
2009 - Extract
2008 - Forever Strong
2008 - Conspiracy
2008 - Pineapple Express
2007 - American Pastime
2007 - Breach
2006 - Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
2005 - The Ring Two
2005 - Cry Wolf
2005 - Mozart and the Whale
2004 - Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
2004 - DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
2002 - I Spy
2002 - One Hour Photo
2000 - The Gift
1999 - Office Space
1998 - Kiss the Sky
1998 - A Simple Plan
1997 - Gang Related
1996 - A Very Brady Sequel
1995 - The Brady Bunch Movie
1993 - In the Line of Fire
1986 - Lucas
1985 - To Live and Die in L.A.

Guest TV Roles

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Gary Michael Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American television and film actor. Born in Park Ridge, Illinois and a graduate of Illinois State University, Cole began his professional acting career on stage with the Steppenwolf Theatr Company in 1985. On television, Cole had starring roles in the series Midnight Caller, American Gothic, and Crusade. On film, Cole appeared in supporting roles in The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space, Dodgeball, and Talladega Nights. Cole is also known for voicing the title character of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Cole was born in Park Ridge, Illinois and raised in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. His father was a school administrative assistant and his mother was a director of finance. While attending Rolling Meadows High School, Cole made his acting debut as Snoopy in a high school production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Cole later attended Illinois State University, where he studied theater with actors Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich.

  • 'Don Johnson (I)' (qv) & 'Philip Michael Thomas' (qv) edged out Cole and 'Jimmy Smits' (qv) for the roles of Crockett & Tubbs in _"Miami Vice" (1984)_ (qv).
  • He was nominated for a 1981 Joseph Jefferson Award For Cameo Performance for his role in "The Magnolia Club" at the Novel Ventures Ltd. Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Daughter, Mary, diagnosed with autism at age 28 months. In 2007, at age 14, she is responding very well to education, treatment, and a special friend - a dog named Tattinger. Cole relates their experience in the anthological book, "Love Heels: Tales from Canine Companions for Independence." Although autism is not curable, it is very treatable, and Mary is, by all appearances, a normal child due to treatment, support, and the dedication of loving parents.
  • Attended Illinois State University where he was among fellow actors 'Laurie Metcalf' (qv) and 'John Malkovich' (qv).
  • He was nominated for a 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Tooth of Crime" at the Remains Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • He has played both the President and Vice-President of the United States in different productions: President Mike Brady in _The Brady Bunch in the White House (2002) (TV)_ (qv) and Vice-President Bob Russell in _"The West Wing" (1999)_ (qv).
  • Received the honor as being a Distinguished Alumnus at Rolling Meadows High School.
  • He was awarded the 1987 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Bang" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

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