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Courtney B. Vance


Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Terminator Genisys (2015) and The Hunt for Red October (1990). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Law & Order: Criminal Intent
(2001-2006)
Terminator Genisys
Terminator Genisys Miles Dyson
(2015)
The Hunt for Red October
(1990)
12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men Foreman
(1997)

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 2018 Isle of Dogs (filming) (voice)
 2017 Civil (TV Movie) (pre-production)
John Thorne
 2017 Libby and Malcolm (TV Movie)
Malcolm Black
 2017 The Mummy
Colonel Greenway
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie)
Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield
 2016 Office Christmas Party
Walter Davis
 2015 Scandal (TV Series)
Clarence Parker
- The Lawn Chair (2015) ... Clarence Parker
 2014-2015 State of Affairs (TV Series)
Marshall Payton
- Deadcheck (2015) ... Marshall Payton
- Cry Havoc (2015) ... Marshall Payton
- Ghosts (2015) ... Marshall Payton
- Ar Rissalah (2014) ... Marshall Payton (credit only)
 2014 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Dr. Charles Hendricks
- Blackbird (2014) ... Dr. Charles Hendricks
- Giants (2014) ... Dr. Charles Hendricks
- Dirty Jobs (2014) ... Dr. Charles Hendricks
 2013 Graceland (TV Series)
Deputy Director Sam Campbell
- Pilot (2013) ... Deputy Director Sam Campbell
 2012 Let It Shine (TV Movie)
Pastor Jacob DeBarge
 2012 Revenge (TV Series)
Benjamin Brooks
- Justice (2012) ... Benjamin Brooks
- Doubt (2012) ... Benjamin Brooks
- Scandal (2012) ... Benjamin Brooks
 2011 The Divide
Delvin
 2010 Extraordinary Measures
Marcus Temple
 2009 Hurricane Season
Mr. Randolph
 2008/I Nothing But the Truth
Agent O'Hara
 2007 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Forgotten Genius (2007) ... Narrator
 2002-2004 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator / Dr. Vivien Thomas
- The Fight (2004) ... Narrator
- Partners of the Heart (2002) ... Dr. Vivien Thomas (voice)
 2002 Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (TV Movie)
Clarence Brandley
 2002 Eye See You
Reverend Jones
 2000 Boston Public (TV Series)
Walter Harrelson
- Chapter Five (2000) ... Walter Harrelson
- Chapter One (2000) ... Walter Harrelson
 1999 Love and Action in Chicago
Eddie Jones
 1999 Cookie's Fortune
Otis Tucker
 1998 Naked City: A Killer Christmas (TV Movie)
Officer James Halloran
 1998 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Makai
- Naimina Enkiyio (1998) ... Makai (voice)
 1998 Naked City: Justice with a Bullet (TV Movie)
Officer James Halloran
 1998 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Mr. James Jackson
- Unfinished Symphony (1998) ... Mr. James Jackson (as Courtney Vance)
 1998 Ambushed
Jerry Robinson
 1998 Blind Faith
John Williams
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Foreman
 1995 The Affair (TV Movie)
Travis Holloway
 1995/I The Last Supper
Luke
 1995 The Tuskegee Airmen (TV Movie)
Lt. Glenn (as Courtney Vance)
 1995/I Panther
Bobby Seale
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Warren Grier
 1995 The Piano Lesson (TV Movie)
Lymon
 1990-1995 Law & Order (TV Series)
Benjamin 'Bud' Greer / Mayor's Assistant
- Rage (1995) ... Benjamin 'Bud' Greer
- By Hooker, by Crook (1990) ... Mayor's Assistant (uncredited)
 1994 Holy Matrimony
Cooper
 1993 Percy & Thunder (TV Movie)
Thunder
 1993 Beyond the Law
Conroy Price
 1992 In the Line of Duty: Street War (TV Movie)
Justice Butler
 1991 The Emperor's New Clothes (TV Short)
Scribe (voice, as Courtney Vance)
 1989 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Curtis
- Trust Me (1989) ... Curtis
 1983 First Affair (TV Movie)
Male Student
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TV Commercial for the United Negro College Fund. See more »

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Courtney Vance

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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I've done a lot of theater, and I know that it's a different audience each time who doesn't know the story, and we have to tell it. See more »

Trivia:

In 1987, he competed with fellow "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" actor, Jamey Sheridan, for the same Supporting Actor Tony Award, which neither of them won. Sheridan's nomination that year was for playing the "All My Sons" role of "Chris Keller," which happened to be the character name of Christopher Meloni (another "Law & Order" actor) in the HBO series "Oz." The following year (1988) the same ... See more »

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