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David Strathairn


David Strathairn was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California. He is the son of Mary Frances (Frazier), a nurse, and Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr., a physician. He has two siblings, Tom and Anne. His ancestry includes English, Scottish, Irish, Portuguese, Native Hawaiian, and 1/16th Chinese. Strathairn attended Williams College, where ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Oliver's Deal (post-production)
Nathan
 2014 Clementine (TV Movie)
Henry
 2012 Maladies
Delmar
 2010 Matadors (TV Movie)
Roman Lodari
 2010 House M.D. (TV Series)
Nash
- Lockdown (2010) ... Nash
 2010 Temple Grandin (TV Movie)
Dr. Carlock
 2009 Kisses Over Babylon (Short)
Minor
 2009 Cold Souls
Dr. Flintstein
 2008 Monk (TV Series)
Patrick Kloster
- Mr. Monk and the Genius (2008) ... Patrick Kloster
 2007 Racing Daylight
Henry / Harry
 2007 The Supreme Court (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Rehnquist Revolution (2007) ... Narrator
- A Nation of Liberties (2007) ... Narrator
- One Nation Under Law (2007) ... Narrator
- A New Kind of Justice (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 Take 3 (TV Movie)
Henry R. Hocknell Jr.
 2006 Heavens Fall
Judge James Horton
 2006 The Shovel (Short)
Paul Mullin
 2006 Steel Toes
Danny Dunkelman
 1993-2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Willa Cather: The Road Is All (2005) ... Narrator
- Dashiell Hammett: Detective, Writer (1999) ... Narrator
 2005 Missing in America
Henry R. Hocknell Jr.
 2004/I Twisted
Dr. Melvin Frank
 2004/I Paradise (TV Movie)
Reverend Bobby Paradise
 2003/I The Root
 2002 Speakeasy
Bruce Hickman
 2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (TV Movie)
Jack Hoschouer
 2002 Lathe of Heaven (TV Movie)
Mannie
 2002 Blue Car
Auster
 2001 The Victim (Short)
Mark Zingerline
 2001 Ball in the House
Dr. Charlie
 2000 A Good Baby
Truman Lester
 2000 Harrison's Flowers
Harrison Lloyd
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie)
Peter Crowley
 1999 A Map of the World
Howard Goodwin
 1998 Meschugge
Charles Kaminski
 1998 Simon Birch
Rev. Russell
 1998 Evidence of Blood (TV Movie)
Jackson Kinley
 1997 Song of Hiawatha
Marcel
 1997 Bad Manners
Wes Westlund
 1997 The Climb
Earl Himes
 1997 In the Gloaming (TV Movie)
Martin
 1996 Mother Night
Lieutenant Bernard B. O'Hare
 1996 Beyond the Call (TV Movie)
Russell Cates
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Charles Lewin
 1994 The River Wild
Tom Hartman
 1994 Stand Off
John McCowan
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
Getso
 1992 Passion Fish
Rennie
 1992 Bob Roberts
Mack Laflin
 1992 O Pioneers! (TV Movie)
Carl Linstrum
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Dag
 1991 City of Hope
Asteroid
 1990 Judgment (TV Movie)
Father Frank Aubert
 1990 Memphis Belle
Col. Craig Harriman
 1990 Heat Wave (TV Movie)
Bill Thomas
 1989 The Feud
The Stranger
 1989 Day One (TV Movie)
J. Robert Oppenheimer
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Phillip Borchek
- Sea of Fire (1988) ... Phillip Borchek
 1988 Call Me
Sam
 1988 Dominick and Eugene
Martin Chernak
 1988 Stars and Bars
Charlie
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Doggie Thorpe
- One for My Daughter (1987) ... Doggie Thorpe
 1987 Broken Vows (TV Movie)
Stuart Chase
 1986 At Close Range
Tony Pine
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Marty Lang
- Out Where the Buses Don't Run (1985) ... Marty Lang
 1985 When Nature Calls
Weejun
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Man In Black
 1984 Iceman
Dr. Singe
 1983 Silkwood
Wesley
 1983 Lovesick
Marvin Zuckerman
 1979 Return of the Secaucus Seven
Ron Desjardins
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Dave Wilcox (1987)
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Appearing Off-Broadway in the play "Hannah & Martin," in March-April, 2004 about Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and her mentor and lover, Martin Heidegger, the renowned philosopher who used his fame and brilliance to help further the goals of the Nazi party. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 2 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Artists, actors and performers are sometimes vilified for stepping outside of the workplace or using their work as a kind of bully pulpit. See more »

Trivia:

Has worked with Joseph Mazzello in two films: The River Wild (1994) and Simon Birch (1998). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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