Gary Cole Biography (1956-)

Full name, Gary M. Cole; born September 20, 1956 (some sources cite 1957), inPark Ridge, IL; parents, a school administrator and a director of finance; married Teddi Siddall (an actress), March, 1992; children: one daughter. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Barbara Gale, Envoy Entertainment, 1640 South Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 530, Los Angeles, CA 90025.

Birth Details
September 20, 1956
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) To Live and Die in L.A., 1985
  • Assistant coach, Lucas, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986
  • Bill Watts, In the Line of Fire, Columbia, 1993
  • Mike Brady, The Brady Bunch Movie, Paramount, 1995
  • Mike Brady, A Very Brady Sequel, Paramount, 1996
  • Manks, Cyclops, Baby (short film), 1996
  • Paul Thomas, Santa Fe, Absolute Unequivocal Productions, 1997
  • Richard Sims, Gang Related (also known as Gang City), Orion, 1997
  • Neil Baxter, A Simple Plan (also known as Ein Einfacher Plan and Un plan simple), Paramount, 1998
  • Jake's dad, I'll Be Home for Christmas, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Avery Hodge, The Rising Place, Warner Bros., 1999
  • William "Bill" Lumbergh, Office Space (also known as Cubiculosde la oficina), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • David Duncan, The Gift, Paramount, 2000
  • Bill Owens, One Hour Photo, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Carlos, I Spy (also known as I-Spy), Columbia, 2002
  • Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!!!, DreamWorks, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jack "Nighthawk" Killian, Midnight Caller, NBC, 1988-1991
  • Sheriff Lucas Buck, American Gothic, CBS, 1995-1996
  • Captain Matthew Gideon/Voice of the Apocalypse Box, Crusade, TNT,beginning 1999
  • Voices of Harvey, Judge Mightor, and Stan, Harvey Birdman, Attorney atLaw (animated), Cartoon Network, 2001
  • Voice of Dr. Possible (Dad), Kim Possible (animated; also known asDisney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel, 2002
  • Bill Davis, Family Affair, The WB, 2002
  • "Bingo Bob" Russell, a recurring role, The West Wing, NBC, beginning 2003
  • Miniseries
  • General George Armstrong Custer, Son of the Morning Star, ABC, 1991
  • Title role, When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn, 1993
  • Major Tom F. O'Neill, Fall from Grace (also known as Fortitude), CBS, 1994
  • Edgar "Ed" Mitchell, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998
  • Movies
  • Lee, Heart of Steel, ABC, 1983
  • Captain Jeffrey MacDonald, Fatal Vision, NBC, 1984
  • Manny, First Steps, CBS, 1985
  • Dr. David Hayward, Vital Signs, CBS, 1986
  • Detective Jack Holtz, Echoes in the Darkness, CBS, 1987
  • Scott Grimes, Those She Left Behind (also known as Daddy),NBC, 1987
  • Tom Pruitt, Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (also knownas The Old Man and the Sea), NBC, 1990
  • Larry McAfee, The Switch, 1993
  • James "Jim" McCain, "The Theater," Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics, CBS, 1994
  • Jay Barton, A Time to Heal (also known as Jenny's Story andOut of Darkness), NBC, 1994
  • Coach Peter "Pete" Nash, For My Daughter's Honor (also known as Indecent Seduction), CBS, 1996
  • Dave Bay, Lies He Told Me (also known as Lies He Told), ABC, 1997
  • Marty, Kiss the Sky, The Movie Channel, 1999
  • General Joseph Maxwell, Cadet Kelly, The Disney Channel, 2002
  • Mike Brady, The Brady Bunch in the White House, Fox, 2002
  • Pilots
  • The 119, CBS, 1997
  • The Miles Family, CBS, 1998
  • Captain Matthew Gideon, A Call to Arms (also known as Babylon 5: A Call to Arms), TNT, 1999
  • Chuck, American Adventure (also known as National Lampoon's American Adventure), Fox, 2000
  • Neurotic Tendencies, NBC, 2001
  • Roy Franks, Not a Clue, CBS, 2003
  • Lloyd, What Happened?, HBO, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Man with a Christmas tree, "A Matter of Principle," American Playhouse, PBS, 1984
  • Daniel Gaddis, "Her Pilgrim Soul," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1985
  • Chris Sykes, Jack and Mike, ABC, 1986
  • Jackson Crane, "Trust Fund Pirates," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986
  • Alan, "It's Maddie's Turn to Cry," Moonlighting, ABC, 1987
  • Guest, Late Night with David Letterman, 1990
  • Detective Ray Venable, "Criminal Nature," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1998
  • Travis Thornberry, "The Photographer," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1998
  • Attorney Solomon Tager, "Crossfire," The Practice, ABC, 1999
  • Dad, "Where's My Kiss, Then?," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX, 1999
  • Justin, "You Can't Go Home Again," What about Joan, ABC, 2000
  • Alan Farrell, "Human Error," Family Law, CBS, 2000
  • Zeta, "Zeta," Batman Beyond, The WB, 2000
  • Zeta, "Batman Beyond: Zeta," The Zeta Project, 2000
  • Charlie Radcliff, "Pandora's Box," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000
  • Voices, "He's Too Sexy for His Fat," Family Guy, Fox, 2000
  • Voices of bartender, Dean Wagner, and Jack, "The Story on Page 1," Family Guy, Fox, 2000
  • Voices, "Wasted Talent," Family Guy, Fox, 2000
  • Voices of Charles, Dr. McKenzie, and Gambler Bob, "Fore, Father," Family Guy, Fox, 2000
  • Luke Parker, "The New Friend," Frasier, NBC, 2000
  • Defense Attorney Solomon Tager, "Home of the Brave," The Practice,ABC, 2001
  • Voice of Michael Eisner, "Brian Does Hollywood," Family Guy, Fox,2001
  • Voice of Michael Eisner, "Screwed the Pooch," Family Guy, Fox, 2001
  • Voice of Principal Shepherd, "The Kiss Seen around the World," FamilyGuy, Fox, 2001
  • Voices of Mike Brady and first thug, "Emission Impossible," Family Guy, Fox, 2001
  • J. Allen Carter, "Secret Origins: Parts 1-3," Justice League, 2001
  • Johnny Scanlon, "Brothers in Arms," Hack, CBS, 2003
  • Dexter Larson, "Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy," Monk, USA Network, 2003
  • Konner, "Blown Away," Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003
  • Konner, "Justice," Karen Sisco, ABC, 2003
  • Voices of old Aquaman, old Batman, and old Superman, "That Old Time Feeling," an episode of Cartoon World; voice of Mr. Smith, the art teacher,"The Art of War," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's Kim Possible), The Disney Channel; also appeared in Sherman Oaks.
  • Specials
  • Gordon, After Midnight, ABC, 1988
  • Brady Bunch Home Movies (also known as The Brady Bunch 25th Anniversary Special), CBS, 1995
  • Himself, Reel Comedy: I Spy, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Gardenia, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1982
  • Austin, True West, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Captain Marvin Holahan, Landscape of the Body, Goodman Theatre, 1987
  • Bang, Chicago, c. 1987
  • Speed the Plow, Chicago, c. 1989
  • Side Man, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, 1999
  • Larry, Closer, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 2000
  • True West, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Also appeared in productions of Balm in Gilead, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Philadelphia Here I Come, all with Steppenwolf TheatreCompany.

Further Reference


    • Babylon 5, July, 1999, pp. 14-20
    • Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 2002, p. 88
    • Universe Today, fall, 1998, p. 13

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