Sep. 20th, 1956
Park Ridge, Illinois
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Gary Michael Cole is an American actor and voice artist. He began his professional acting career on stage at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. On television, He had starring roles in the series Midnight Caller, American Gothic and Crusade.
- Gary has appeared in numerous award-winning productions in Chicago as well as off-Broadway in New York.
- 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.
- Received the honor as being a Distinguished Alumnus at Rolling Meadows High School.
- Attended Illinois State University where he was among fellow actors 'Laurie Metcalf' (qv) and 'John Malkovich' (qv).
- In 1985, became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble.
- 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).
- '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.