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 - The Girl on the Train
2014 - The Nut Job
2014 - In the Blood
2013 - Love, Marilyn
2013 - The Monkey's Paw
2011 - White Irish Drinkers
2011 - Conan the Barbarian
2009 - Public Enemies
2009 - The Men Who Stare at Goats
2009 - Avatar
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 - Niagara, Niagara
1997 - Shadow Conspiracy
1997 - Fire Down Below
1995 - Tall Tale
1995 - The Amazing Panda Adventure
1993 - Guilty as Sin
1993 - Tombstone
1993 - Gettysburg
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
Dr. James Houghton
Terrence Linklater
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.

  • Is one of four _"Crime Story" (1986)_ (qv) stars to appear in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. He starred with 'Dennis Farina' (qv) and 'Bill Smitrovich' (qv) in _Manhunter (1986)_ (qv), and 'Ted Levine' (qv) played "Buffalo Bill" in _The Silence of the Lambs (1991)_ (qv).
  • Has appeared in two films about serial killers: Manhunter and The Hard Way. Manhunter was based on the novel Red Dragon.
  • He was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Solo Performance for "Beyond Glory" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Has four children: Noah, Grace, Dan, Lucy.
  • Gave special performances of his one-man show "Beyond Glory," which deals with America's greatest war heroes who were awarded the Medal of Honor, for both the U.S. Senate in Washington and the U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf. The show was backed by The National Endowment for the Arts.
  • 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".
  • 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).
  • Runs the famed Actors Studio in New York along with 'Lee Grant (I)' (qv), 'Al Pacino' (qv) and others.

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