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.
- 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).
- Began acting as Snoopy in a high school production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
- '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).
- Attended Illinois State University where he was among fellow actors 'Laurie Metcalf' (qv) and 'John Malkovich' (qv).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gary has appeared in numerous award-winning productions in Chicago as well as off-Broadway in New York.