Jul. 11th, 1952
New York City, New York, USA
Stephen Lang's Main TV Roles
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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.
- 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.
- Was nominated for Broadway's 1991 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for "The Speed of Darkness."
- 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).
- 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).
- Shared a house with Billy Campbell in Santa Monica California before purchasing his own house.
- 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.
- 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".
- 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).