Countryman, Michael 1955–

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Countryman, Michael 1955-


Born September 15, 1955, in St. Paul, MN. Education: Graduated from Trinity College; trained for the stage at American Academy of Dramatic Art.


Agent—Sarah Fargo, Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.



Awards, Honors:

Drama Desk Award nominations, outstanding featured actor in a play, 1987, for The Common Pursuit, and later for Out!


Stage Appearances:

Robert, Changing Palettes, Richard Allen Center, New York City, 1983.

Fred Stevens, June Moon, Manhattan Punch Line, Lion Theatre, New York City, 1983-84.

Evans, Terra Nova, Playwrights Horizon Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Delmont, The Miss Firecracker Contest, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, then standby, Cheryl Crawford Theatre, Westside Arts Center Upstairs, New York City, 1984-85.

Ralph Marvell, The Custom of the Country, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Bruce, "Want Ad," Butch, "Dandruff of the Gods," and Larry, "Separate Vacation/Grounds for Divorce/Sexual History," Love As We Know It, Intar Hispanic American Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Second man, Russel, Jeremy, Billy, Daddy, and kid, And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Doug McLean, Bullie's House, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985.

Martin Musgrove, The Common Pursuit, Long Wharf Theatre, 1985, then Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1986-87.

Wayne, "Mink on a Gold Hook," Marathon '86, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Joe Jackson, Out!, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Poppy and David Quinn, The Voice of the Prairie, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1987.

Albertus, Intermezzo, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1988.

Tony, Woman in Mind, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1988.

Title role, Amorphous George, Philadelphia Festival for New Plays, Harold Prince Theatre, Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, PA, 1989.

Andrew May, Pravda: A Fleet Street Comedy, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1989.

Trinculo, The Tempest, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Robert, Making Movies, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Jerry, Tales of the Lost Formicans, Women's Project, New York City, 1990.

Sam Weinberg, A Few Good Men, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1990-91.

Tom Pullet, The Stick Wife, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Theatre, 1991.

John Haddock, Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Andrew Simpson, Face Value, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Rube Katzmeir, The Ash Fire, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

Val, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Richard Rogers Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

Nick Potter, Holiday, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1995-96.

Dan Flanagan, Where the Truth Lies, Weissberger Theatre Group, Irish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Nohn and Dad, Nine Armenians, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1996-97.

Paul Sears, June Moon, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, 1997.

Etienne, A Flea in Her Ear, Roundabout Theatre Company, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 1998.

The Clearing, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 1999.

Down the Garden Paths, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1999.

Hubert, Time in Reverse, 1999.

Hubert Laurie, Night Must Fall, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Momola Mortara, Edgardo Mine, Hartford Stage Company, 2002.

Giles Mace, House, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 2002.

Giles Mace, Garden, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, 2002.

Hector and concert master, The Stendhal Syndrome, 59 E 59 Theatre A, New York City, 2004.

Mr. Smith, The Bald Soprano and The Lesson, Atlantic Theatre Company, 2004.

Arnold Chalk, Dedication, or The Stuff of Dreams, Primary Stages, 59 E 59 Theatre A, 2005.

Father, An Oak Tree, Perry Street Theatre Company, Barrow Street Theatre, New York City, 2006-2007.

Mary Rose, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2007.

Also appeared in All in the Timing, off-Broadway production; The Clearing, Blue Light Theatre; and Inspecting Carol, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ.

Film Appearances:

Mr. Gingold, Deceived, Buena Vista, 1991.

Emmett, The Paper, Universal, 1994.

Bank manager, Ransom, Buena Vista, 1996.

Thomas Gerard Prescott, You Can Count on Me, Paramount, 2000.

Phillip, Black Knight, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Colin Highsmith, Loopy (short film), 2004.

Mr. Simic, The Squid and the Whale, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2005.

Mr. Wilcox, The Namesake, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Louis, a recurring role, Kate & Allie, CBS, 1986-87.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Mr. Potter, Ed, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Network vice president, Late for Dinner, Cinemax, 1988.

Jeff Gardner, "Notes for My Daughter," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nick Griffin, "My Brother's Keeper," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987.

Martin Kent, "What a Mother Wouldn't Do," Friday the 13th: The Series (also known as Friday's Curse and Friday the 13th: The Series), Fox, 1988.

Dr. Joseph Stern, "Aria," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Suit, "The Tys that Bind," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Dr. Leo Cavella, "The Third Horseman," Law & Order: Criminal Intent (also known as Law & Order: CI), NBC, 2002.

Steven Barry, "Meat Me in the Park," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Howard Grant, "Thinking Makes It So," Law & Order, NBC, 2006.

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