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Cole, Nicholson to star in Shepard play

Cole, Nicholson to star in Shepard play

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Jenny Bacon, Gary Cole, Betty Gilpin, Julianne Nicholson and Lois Smith are to star in the world premiere of Sam Shepard's play "Heartless" in New York.
Garner, Molina co-star in new short film

Garner, Molina co-star in new short film

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- "Serena," a short film starring Jennifer Garner and Alfred Molina, premiered on YouTube's WIGS digital channel Tuesday.

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Farina to star in indie film 'Joe May'

Farina to star in indie film 'Joe May'

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Dennis Farina has signed on to star in the independent feature drama "The Last Rites of Joe May," the film's producers said.
Gertz, Reeser join 'Entourage' cast

Gertz, Reeser join 'Entourage' cast

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actresses Jami Gertz and Autumn Reeser have signed up for recurring roles on the show biz-themed comedy series, "Entourage."

Duchovny and Moore are 'The Joneses'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. actors David Duchovny and Demi Moore play a pretend couple in the movie "The Joneses," Moviehole.net says.

'Sopranos' leaving on high note

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- New York-based HBO is getting ready for life after "The Sopranos," which begins its final season next month.

Gary Cole prepped for 'Talladega Nights'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Actor Gary Cole was well prepared for playing a bad dad in the new U.S. film comedy "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Volunteers: Minuteman accounting is lax

HERNDON, Va., July 20 (UPI) -- Some members of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, the controversial U.S. border-security group, have raised questions about its finances.

Networks announce new round of pilots

LOS ANGELES, March 20 (UPI) -- Television networks Monday announced another round of casting for pilots shooting for the upcoming season.

Alums return for 'West Wing' finale

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (UPI) -- The final episodes of NBC's "West Wing" will see the return of Rob Lowe and eight other familiar faces, it was revealed Wednesday.

Jon Bon Jovi back on silver screen

CHICAGO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Rock star Jon Bon Jovi returns to the silver screen this week with the release of the horror thriller "Cry Wolf."

Will Ferrell NASCAR flick starts shooting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Production is under way in Charlotte, N.C., on an untitled NASCAR comedy starring Will Ferrell.
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Gary Cole
Gary Cole and guest arrive for the Kids' Choice Awards April 2, 2005, in Los Angeles. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)

Gary Michael Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American actor. Cole is known for his supporting roles in numerous film and television productions since the 1990s.

Cole was born and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois. His father was a school administrator and his mother was a director of finance. He attended Rolling Meadows High School, where his first dramatic appearance was as Snoopy in a high school production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Cole later attended Illinois State University, where he majored in theater alongside actors Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich.

Cole began his professional career in 1983 as a stage actor in Chicago, where he joined the ensemble of the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. He also appeared in several off-Broadway productions in New York City. In addition to his film and television credits listed below, he has done voice work on several animated series (Family Guy; Kim Possible; Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law) and had a recurring role on the drama The West Wing as Vice President Bob Russell. He also starred as Captain Matthew Gideon on the short-lived Babylon 5 spin-off Crusade, and had notable guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Arrested Development. He also played Joe Maxwell on DCOM Cadet Kelly and appeared as real-life astronaut Edgar Mitchell in HBO's recreation of Project Apollo, From the Earth to the Moon. One of his most notable roles in 1991 was as General Custer in the much acclaimed television film Son of the Morning Star.

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