Stars line up for guest spots on 'Alphas'

Stars line up for guest spots on 'Alphas'

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Garret Dillahunt, Summer Glau, Alaina Huffman, Rebecca Mader and Brent Spiner have signed up for guest spots on the new U.S. series "Alphas," Syfy said.
Strathairn to star in new Syfy series

Strathairn to star in new Syfy series

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Syfy says it has ordered an action-adventure series called "Alphas" starring David Strathairn set to debut this summer.
Strathairn to star in Syfy pilot 'Alphas'

Strathairn to star in Syfy pilot 'Alphas'

NEW YORK, July 6 (UPI) -- Syfy says Hollywood actor David Strathairn has signed on to star in its TV action-adventure pilot "Alphas."
Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

Jon Hamm joins 'Howl' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Jon Hamm is set to play defense attorney Jake Ehrlich in the upcoming film "Howl," Variety.com said.
Goodman, Strathairn join 'Godot' cast

Goodman, Strathairn join 'Godot' cast

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- John Goodman and David Strathairn have signed on to co-star in a new Broadway production of "Waiting for Godot," the Roundabout Theatre Company said.
Franco to play Ginsberg in new bio-pic

Franco to play Ginsberg in new bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor James Franco reportedly is set to play iconic Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the bio-picture "Howl."

Edgar Ramirez joins 'The Bourne Ultimatum'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Edgar Ramirez is playing a super killer in the newest installment of "The Bourne Identity" series, "The Bourne Ultimatum."

Standing room only at Woodstock film fest

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A standing-room-only crowd attended a series of short films opening the independent Woodstock Film Festival in the New York Catskills artists' colony.

McDermott, Portia to undergo 'Treatment''

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Dylan McDermott and the stage star known only as Portia opened in in "The Treatment" Tuesday to kick off New York's annual Impact Festival.

'Brokeback Mountain' gets eight Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" received eight nominations for the 78th annual Academy Awards announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday morning.

Huffman gets three SAG nods

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Actress Felicity Huffman led the field with three Screen Actors Guild nominations Thursday for "Desperate Housewives" and "Transamerica."

Independent Spirit Award nods announced

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale" led the field with six nominations for the 2006 Independent Spirit Awards, announced Tuesday in Los Angeles. "The Squid and the Whale" will compete for best film against "Brokeback Mountain," "Capote," "Good Night

Ang Lee takes top Venice Prize

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" -- director Ang Lee's movie about gay cowboys -- took the top prize, the Golden Lion, at the conclusion of the Venice Film Festival.

Clooney film to open New York fest

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- George Clooney's star-studded political drama "Good Night, and Good Luck" has been chosen to open the 43rd New York Film Festival.

Mol to play Bettie Page in film

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Killer Films is in pre-production on the feature film, "The Ballad of Bettie Page," starring U.S. actress Gretchen Mol in the title role.
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David Strathairn
This undated photo provided by Warner Independent Pictures shows actor David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow in a scene from "Good Night, And Good Luck." The film was nominated for best picture and Strathairn was nominated for best actor when the nominations for the 78th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, January 31, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. The winners will be announced at the Oscar ceremony on March 5. The film also received honors for best director for George Clooney and original screenplay for George Clooney and Grant Heslov. (UPI Photo/ Warner Independent Pictures/Handout).

David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for portraying journalist Edward R. Murrow in Good Night, and Good Luck. He has appeared in many of writer/director John Sayles's movies.

Strathairn was born in San Francisco, California, the second of three children of Mary Frances (née Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He is of Scottish descent through his paternal grandfather, Thomas Scott Strathairn, a native of Crieff, and of Native Hawaiian ancestry through his paternal grandmother, Lei. Strathairn attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, and graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts in 1970.

He studied clowning at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Venice, Florida and briefly worked as a clown in a travelling circus.

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