Stephen Lang

Stephen Lang

Jul. 11th, 1952
Born in
New York City, New York, USA

Stephen Lang's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Terra Nova TV Show
Terra Nova
Crime Story TV Show
Crime Story
Strangers (CA) TV Show
Strangers (CA)
Tribeca TV Show

Main Movie Roles

2014 - In the Blood
2014 - The Girl on the Train
2014 - The Nut Job
2013 - Love, Marilyn
2013 - The Monkey's Paw
2011 - White Irish Drinkers
2011 - Conan the Barbarian
2009 - Avatar
2009 - Public Enemies
2009 - The Men Who Stare at Goats
2006 - The Treatment
2004 - The I Inside
2003 - Gods and Generals
2002 - D-Tox
2001 - The Proposal
2000 - Trixie
1999 - Story of a Bad Boy
1997 - Shadow Conspiracy
1997 - Fire Down Below
1997 - Niagara, Niagara
1995 - The Amazing Panda Adventure
1995 - Tall Tale
1993 - Tombstone
1993 - Gettysburg
1993 - Guilty as Sin
1991 - The Hard Way
1991 - Another You
1989 - Last Exit to Brooklyn
1987 - Project X
1986 - Band of the Hand
1986 - Manhunter

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Ben Charnquist
Increase Mather
George Washington (Voiced)
James Wiley Shannon
Terrence Linklater
Dr. James Houghton
Clay Strand
Eric Solinkin
[Complete List]


A stage actor of great recognition, Stephen Lang has shaped a formidable career on and off the various stages of the United States and abroad. Broadway roles include a Tony-nominated performance as a homeless man in 'The Speed of Darkness', Happy in the Dustin Hoffman revival of 'Death of a Salesman', Colonel Jessep in 'A Few Good Men', and a thief alongside Quentin Tarantino and Marisa Tomei in 'Wait Until Dark'. Off-Broadway credits include John Patrick Shanley's 'Defiance', Anne Nelson's 'The Guys', Arthur Miller's 'Finishing the Picture', and his own play 'Beyond Glory' for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination. Television and Film credits include celebrated performances as Babe Ruth and Stonewall Jackson in 'Babe Ruth' and 'Gods and Generals' respectively, as well as acclaimed performances in 'Last Exit to Brooklyn', 'Tombstone', 'Gettysburg', Michael Mann's hit TV show 'Crime Story', and an NBC revival of 'The Fugitive' featuring Tim Daly. He has been nominated for and won numerous awards including the Grace Prize, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Helen Hayes, and Tony awards.

  • He was awarded the 1989 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "The Speed of Darkness" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Runs the famed Actors Studio in New York along with 'Lee Grant (I)' (qv), 'Al Pacino' (qv) and others.
  • Has appeared in two films about historical figures that featured real-life descendants of those characters. In 1993, he appeared in _Tombstone (1993)_ (qv), which featured 'Wyatt Earp (I)' (qv) a distant cousin of the famous lawman. He later appeared in _Gods and Generals (2003)_ (qv), in which Confederate General Robert E. Lee is played by his real-life descendant, 'Robert Duvall' (qv).
  • Has narrated numerous audio books and was recently awarded the "Audiofile Earphone award."
  • Has appeared in two films about serial killers: Manhunter and The Hard Way. Manhunter was based on the novel Red Dragon.
  • Played Colonel Jessep in the hit Broadway show "A Few Good Men." 'Jack Nicholson' (qv) enacted the stern, officious "You can't handle the truth!" role when it moved to film starring 'Tom Cruise' (qv) and 'Demi Moore' (qv).
  • Was nominated for Broadway's 1991 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "The Speed of Darkness."
  • While many _Gettysburg (1993)_ (qv) cast members reprised their roles in the prequel _Gods and Generals (2003)_ (qv), Lang was one of several actors (and the most prominent one) to play two different characters. He played George Pickett in "Gettysburg" and General Stonewall Jackson in "Gods and Generals".

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