Skip to main content

Cole, Gary 1956–

COLE, Gary 1956


PERSONAL


Full name, Gary M. Cole; born September 20, 1956 (some sources cite 1957), in Park Ridge, IL; parents, a school administrator and a director of finance; married Teddi Siddall (an actress), March, 1992; children: one daughter. Education: Studied theatre at Illinois State University.


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.


Career: Actor. Remains Theatre, cofounder, 1979, member, 197986; Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, resident member of company, 1985; Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, member of company, beginning 1985. Also worked as a bartender and house painter.


Awards, Honors: Joseph Jefferson Award, best actor, Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee, 1987, for Bang.

CREDITS


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) To Live and Die in L.A., 1985.

Assistant coach, Lucas, Twentieth CenturyFox, 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 Cubiculos de la oficina ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1999.

David Duncan, The Gift, Paramount, 2000.

Bill Owens, One Hour Photo, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2002.

Carlos, I Spy (also known as ISpy ), Columbia, 2002.

Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!!!, DreamWorks, 2004.


Television Appearances; Series:

Jack "Nighthawk" Killian, Midnight Caller, NBC, 19881991.

Sheriff Lucas Buck, American Gothic, CBS, 19951996.

Captain Matthew Gideon/Voice of the Apocalypse Box, Crusade, TNT, beginning 1999.

Voices of Harvey, Judge Mightor, and Stan, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (animated), Cartoon Network, 2001.

Voice of Dr. Possible (Dad), Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney'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.


Television Appearances; 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.


Television Appearances; 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 known as 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 and Out 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.


Television Appearances; 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.


Television Appearances; 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," Family Guy, Fox, 2001.

Voices of Mike Brady and first thug, "Emission Impossible," Family Guy, Fox, 2001.

J. Allen Carter, "Secret Origins: Parts 13," 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.


Television Appearances; 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 Theatre Company.

OTHER SOURCES


Periodicals:

Babylon 5, July, 1999, pp. 1420.

Entertainment Weekly, November 29, 2002, p. 88.

Universe Today, fall, 1998, p. 13.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Cole, Gary 1956–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Encyclopedia.com. 16 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Cole, Gary 1956–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 16, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/cole-gary-1956

"Cole, Gary 1956–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Retrieved November 16, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/education/news-wires-white-papers-and-books/cole-gary-1956

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.