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Reed Birney

Reed Birney was born on September 11, 1954 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. He is an actor, known for Another World (1964), A Perfect Murder (1998) and Changeling (2008). He has been married to Constance Shulman since July 3, 1999. They have two children. See full bio »
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Another World
Another World Walter Trask (1994)
A Perfect Murder
A Perfect Murder Merchant Prince #1
Changeling Mayor Cryer
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 2017 Occupy, Texas (completed)
Uncle Nolan
 2016 Shy Guys (Short) (completed)
 2016 Mired (Short)
 2016 Dinner with Jeffrey (Short)
 2015 Mad Women
 2015 American Odyssey (TV Series)
Senator Darnell
- Fubar Bundy (2015) ... Senator Darnell
- Kmag Yoyo (2015) ... Senator Darnell
- Tango Uniform (2015) ... Senator Darnell
 2015 Jackrabbit
Paul Bateson
 2015 The Devil You Know (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Hathorne
- Pilot (2015) ... Judge Hathorne
 2014 Girls (TV Series)
- I Saw You (2014) ... Peter
 2014 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Burden Maxwell
- Manhattan Queens (2014) ... Burden Maxwell
 2013 Adult World
 2013 Teenage (Documentary)
Additional Voice Over
 2012 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Lee Tripke
- Battle of the Proxies (2012) ... Lee Tripke
 2012 Girl Most Likely
Dr. Chalmers
 2010 Twelve Thirty
 1992-2010 Law & Order (TV Series)
Dr. Everett Brown / Attorney for Archdiocese / Malcolm Barclay
- Brazil (2010) ... Dr. Everett Brown
- Thrill (1997) ... Attorney for Archdiocese
- Silence (1992) ... Malcolm Barclay
 2010 Notes on Being Young (Short)
 2009 Finding Jean Lewis (Short)
 2008 Changeling
Mayor Cryer
 2008 Wainy Days (TV Series)
Charlie Rose
- Jonah and the Manilow (2008) ... Charlie Rose
 2006 Kidnapped (TV Series)
- Number One with a Bullet (2006) ... Mancini
 2002-2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Fred Martz / A.D.A. Stillman
- View from Up Here (2005) ... Fred Martz
- Crazy (2002) ... A.D.A. Stillman
 2004 Susanna (Short)
 2004 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
- The Eyes Have It (2004)
 2003 Uptown Girls
 2003 Found Money (Short)
Steven Wren
 2002 Ed (TV Series)
Mr. Walzer
- Human Nature (2002) ... Mr. Walzer
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
- Money Changes Everthing (2002) ... Todd
 2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Harry Waters
- Chat Room (2000) ... Harry Waters
 1999 The Trey Billings Show (Short)
Mr. Hiney
 1998 A Perfect Murder
Merchant Prince #1
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
John Houbolt
- Spider (1998) ... John Houbolt
 1997 You Are Here
Jack's Boss
 1997 Karen Black Like Me (Short)
the voice of King Dong (voice)
 1996 Circus Lives
 1994 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Mute Witness to Murder (1990) ... Paul
 1987 Beverly Hills Buntz (TV Series)
- Sid and Randy (1987) ... Fielding
 1985 Means and Ends
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew Lester
 1985 Chain Letters
 1985 Crimewave
Vic Ajax
 1983 3-2-1 Contact (TV Series)
- Flight: Flying Animals (1983) ... Wenfield
 1981 Four Friends
 1981 Nurse (TV Series)
- Margin for Error (1981)
 1980 The Greatest Man in the World (TV Movie)
 1979 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- Mary, He's Married (1979) ... Steven
 1976 Not a Pretty Picture
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Walter Trask (1994)
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He acted in Bernard Slade's play, "Return Engagements," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Mia Dillon, Jill Larson, Ben Mittleman, Louise Sorel, Ian Stuart, Tom Troupe, and Marsha Waterbury in the cast. See more »

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[on Jeff Lipsky's movies] The characters are all so odd, like the films are odd. There's a fascination with human behavior you don't get to see very often, and as an actor you don't get to play very often. He loves to explore the darker side of the human psyche in a wonderfully unexpected way.


Received a Special Drama Desk Award in 2011 "for his versatile and finely nuanced performances over the past thirty-five years, and for his exceptional work this season in Tigers Be Still, A Small Fire and The Dream of the Burning Boy". See more »

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