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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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 2016 American Pastoral (post-production)
Nathan Zuckerman
 2016 November Criminals (post-production)
Theo Schacht
 2015 Louder Than Bombs
 2015 The Debt
 2012 Maladies
 2009 Cold Souls
Dr. Flintstein
 2007 Steel Toes
Danny Dunkelman
 2007 Racing Daylight
Henry / Harry
 2006 Heavens Fall
Judge James Horton
 2005 Missing in America
Henry R. Hocknell Jr.
 2004/I Twisted
Dr. Melvin Frank
 2003/I The Root
 2002 Speakeasy
Bruce Hickman
 2002 Blue Car
 2001 Ball in the House
Dr. Charlie
 2000 A Good Baby
Truman Lester
 1999 A Map of the World
Howard Goodwin
 1998 The Giraffe
Charles Kaminski
 1998 Simon Birch
Rev. Russell
 1997 Song of Hiawatha
 1997 Bad Manners
Wes Westlund
 1997 The Climb
Earl Himes
 1996 Mother Night
Lieutenant Bernard B. O'Hare
 1995 Losing Isaiah
Charles Lewin
 1994 The River Wild
Tom Hartman
 1994 Stand Off
John McCowan
 1993 A Dangerous Woman
 1992 Passion Fish
 1992 Bob Roberts
Mack Laflin
 1991 City of Hope
 1990 Memphis Belle
Col. Craig Harriman
 1989 The Feud
The Stranger
 1988 Call Me
 1988 Dominick and Eugene
Martin Chernak
 1988 Stars and Bars
 1986 At Close Range
Tony Pine
 1985 When Nature Calls
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Man In Black
 1984 Iceman
Dr. Singe
 1983 Silkwood
 1983 Lovesick
Marvin Zuckerman
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: Plays Ivanov in "Every Good Boy Deserves Favor" play by Tom Stoppard and Andre Previn (Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA). See more »

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