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Gary Cole was born on September 20, 1956 in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA as Gary Michael Cole. He is known for his work on Pineapple Express (2008), Office Space (1999) and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006). He has been married to Teddi Siddall since March 8, 1992. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express Ted Jones
(2008)
Office Space
Office Space Bill Lumbergh
(1999)
In the Line of Fire
In the Line of Fire Bill Watts
(1993)

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  Seven in Heaven (filming)
Wallace
 2017 Libby and Malcolm (TV Movie)
Randal Martin
 2012-2017 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Sergeant Bosco / Sergeant / Bosco
- Bleakening Part 1/Bleakening Part 2 (2017) ... Sergeant (voice)
- Secret Admiral-irer (2016) ... Sergeant Bosco (voice)
- Sliding Bobs (2015) ... Sergeant Bosco (voice)
- I Get Psychic Out of You (2014) ... Sergeant Bosco (voice)
 2017 Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters (TV Series)
Mr. Armstrong
- The Age of Flexarium (2017) ... Mr. Armstrong
- Singularity Event (2017) ... Mr. Armstrong
 2014-2017 The Tom and Jerry Show (TV Series)
Narrator
- Cat Match Fever/Cold Snap/Novel Idea (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
- Cat-a-Tonic Mouse/Brain Food/Wish Bone (2017) ... Narrator (voice)
- Belly Achin'/Dog Daze (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Holed Up/One of a Kind (2014) ... Narrator
 2014-2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Brock Zero
- At the End of the Worlds (2017) ... Brock Zero (voice)
- The Last Mountain Beast (2017) ... Brock Zero (voice)
- Save the Worlds (2015) ... Brock Zero (voice)
- Zap One (2015) ... Brock Zero (voice)
 2013-2017 Veep (TV Series)
Kent Davison
- Groundbreaking (2017) ... Kent Davison
- A Woman First (2017) ... Kent Davison
- Judge (2017) ... Kent Davison
- Blurb (2017) ... Kent Davison
- Qatar (2017) ... Kent Davison
 2015-2017 F Is for Family (TV Series)
Rodger Dunbarton
- Landing the Plane (2017) ... Rodger Dunbarton (voice)
- This Is Not Good (2017) ... Rodger Dunbarton (voice)
- Heavy Sledding (2017) ... Rodger Dunbarton (voice)
- O Holy Moly Night (2015) ... (voice)
- Bill Murphy's Day Off (2015) ... (voice)
 2000-2017 Family Guy (TV Series)
Principal Shepherd / Mike Brady / Security Guard / ...
- The Peter Principal (2017) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
- The Finer Strings (2017) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
- Gronkowsbees (2017) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
- Chris Has Got a Date, Date, Date, Date, Date (2016) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
- Run, Chris, Run (2016) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
 2017 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Kurt McVeigh
- Chaos (2017) ... Kurt McVeigh
- Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate (2017) ... Kurt McVeigh
- Inauguration (2017) ... Kurt McVeigh
 2017 Small Crimes
Dan Pleasant
 2016-2017 Mercy Street (TV Series)
James Green
- House of Bondage (2017) ... James Green
- Unknown Soldier (2017) ... James Green
- Southern Mercy (2017) ... James Green
- One Equal Temper (2017) ... James Green
- The House Guest (2017) ... James Green
 2017 Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (Video)
Rafe (voice)
 2016 Justice League Action (TV Series)
Black Adam
- Abate and Switch (Shazam Slam) (2016) ... Black Adam (voice)
- Classic Rock (Shazam Slam Part 1) (2016) ... Black Adam (voice)
 2016/II Hot Air
Aviator
 2011-2016 Suits (TV Series)
Cameron Dennis
- The Hand That Feeds You (2016) ... Cameron Dennis
- Endgame (2013) ... Cameron Dennis
- She's Mine (2013) ... Cameron Dennis
- The Other Time (2013) ... Cameron Dennis
- Shadow of a Doubt (2013) ... Cameron Dennis
 2016 We Bare Bears (TV Series)
CEO
- Fashion Bears (2016) ... CEO (voice)
 2016 Angel from Hell (TV Series)
Stephen Williams
- Believe Me, Part 2 (2016) ... Stephen Williams
 2010-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Kurt McVeigh
- End (2016) ... Kurt McVeigh
- Verdict (2016) ... Kurt McVeigh
- Party (2016) ... Kurt McVeigh
- Landing (2016) ... Kurt McVeigh
- Red Meat (2015) ... Kurt McVeigh
 2016 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Clay Tendler
- Bad Company (2016) ... Clay Tendler
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Professor Everett Lamereau
- Pilot (2016) ... Professor Everett Lamereau
 2015 Christmas Eve
Dr. Roberts
 2015 Rick and Morty (TV Series)
Alien Doctor
- Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate (2015) ... Alien Doctor (voice)
 2015 Mr. Robinson (TV Series)
Neville Rex
- Flesh for Fantasy (2015) ... Neville Rex
 2015 Divine Access
Reverend Guy Roy Davis
 2014-2015 Archer (TV Series)
Special Agent Hawley
- Drastic Voyage: Part 2 (2015) ... Special Agent Hawley (voice)
- Drastic Voyage: Part 1 (2015) ... Special Agent Hawley (voice)
- Archer Vice: Arrival/Departure (2014) ... Special Agent Hawley (voice)
- Archer Vice: Filibuster (2014) ... Special Agent Hawley (voice)
- Archer Vice: House Call (2014) ... Special Agent Hawley (voice)
 2015 The Bronze
Stan
 2014 Cotton
Clay Peaks
 2014 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Chief Deputy Tillman
 2014 The Legend of Korra (TV Series)
Dai Li Sergeant / Rich Man
- In Harm's Way (2014) ... Dai Li Sergeant (voice)
- The Earth Queen (2014) ... Dai Li Sergeant / Rich Man (voice)
 2014 Tammy
Earl
 2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Principal Lang
- Doof 101/Father's Day (2014) ... Principal Lang (voice)
 2014 Date and Switch
Dwayne
 2010-2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Mayor Fred Jones Sr. / Black Knight / Guard #2 / ...
- Come Undone (2013) ... Mayor Fred Jones Sr. (voice)
- Nightmare in Red (2013) ... Mayor Fred Jones Sr. (voice)
- Wrath of the Krampus (2012) ... Mayor Fred Jones Sr. (voice, uncredited)
- All Fear the Freak (2011) ... Mayor Fred Jones Sr. (voice)
- Dead Justice (2011) ... Mayor Fred Jones Sr. (voice)
 2013 The List (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Bob McKinnon
 2012 Wedding Band (TV Series)
Jack
- We Are Family (2012) ... Jack
 2012 Audrey (TV Series)
Ian
- A Tart Finish (2012) ... Ian
- The Chocolate Climax (2012) ... Ian
- Half Baked (2012) ... Ian
- Sweet & Sour (2012) ... Ian
- Satisfy Me (2012) ... Ian
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Roger
- Unwindulax (2012) ... Roger
 2012 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Simon Braddock
- Who's Your Daddy (2012) ... Simon Braddock
 2012 An Officer and a Murderer (TV Movie)
Colonel Russell Williams
 2012 Hart of Dixie (TV Series)
Dr. Ethan Hart
- Disaster Drills & Departures (2012) ... Dr. Ethan Hart
- Heart to Hart (2012) ... Dr. Ethan Hart
 2010-2012 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
The Commissioner / Commissioner McSlade
- Hair Apparent/Love Takes Flightless (2012) ... The Commissioner (voice)
- The Big Move/Endangerous Species (2012) ... Commissioner McSlade (voice)
- The Hoboken Surprise (2011) ... The Commissioner (voice)
- Gator Watch/In the Line of Doody (2010) ... The Commissioner (voice)
 2012 Scruples (TV Movie)
Royce Franklin
 2011 Tagged (TV Movie)
James Percy
 2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Slick
- I Never Barked for My Father (2011) ... Slick (voice)
 2011 Ricochet (TV Movie)
Judge Cato Laird
 2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Joe O'Donnell
- The Divorce (2011) ... Joe O'Donnell
 2011 True Blood (TV Series)
Earl Stackhouse
- She's Not There (2011) ... Earl Stackhouse
 2011 Vamp U
Arthur Levine
 2008-2011 Chuck (TV Series)
Jack Burton
- Chuck Versus the Wedding Planner (2011) ... Jack Burton
- Chuck Versus the DeLorean (2008) ... Jack Burton
 2011 The Chicago 8
Bill Kunstler
 2011 Hop
Henry O'Hare
 2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Lead FBI Agent (segment "Terrible Decisions")
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Lead FBI Agent (segment "Terrible Decisions")
 2010 Uncle Nigel (TV Movie)
Nigel
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Frank Savage
- Partners (2010) ... Frank Savage
- Dan on the Run (2010) ... Frank Savage
 2010 DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (Video)
Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (segment "The Spectre") (voice)
 2010 Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (Video short)
Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (voice)
 2010 The Closer (TV Series)
Major Edward Dorcet
- War Zone (2010) ... Major Edward Dorcet
 2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood (Video)
Bobo / Commissioner Gordon / Shot / ... (voice)
 2008-2010 Entourage (TV Series)
Andrew Klein
- Tequila Sunrise (2010) ... Andrew Klein
- Give a Little Bit (2009) ... Andrew Klein
- Scared Straight (2009) ... Andrew Klein
- Security Briefs (2009) ... Andrew Klein
- The Sorkin Notes (2009) ... Andrew Klein
 2010 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Video short)
Mr. Yankovic
 2010 The Spectre (Video short)
Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (voice)
 2009 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Shepard Crater
- Hangman (2009) ... Shepard Crater
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Davis Durham
- Trick Candles (2009) ... Davis Durham
- Hello America (2009) ... Davis Durham
 2009 The Joneses
Larry Symonds
 2009 Extract
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 2009 A Good Funeral
Stan Talmadge
 2008 Forever Strong
Coach Larry Gelwix
 2008 Psych (TV Series)
Commander Cameron Lutz
- Gus Walks Into a Bank (2008) ... Commander Cameron Lutz
 2008 Pineapple Express
Ted Jones
 2008 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Wayne Davis
- Free (2008) ... Wayne Davis
- The Gun Song (2008) ... Wayne Davis
- Mother Said (2008) ... Wayne Davis
- Opening Doors (2008) ... Wayne Davis
- Hello, Little Girl (2008) ... Wayne Davis
 2008 Conspiracy
Rhodes
 2008 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (Video Game)
Harvey Birdman / Judge Hiram Mightor (voice)
 2008 12 Miles of Bad Road (TV Series)
Jerry Shakespeare
- Texas Stadium (2008) ... Jerry Shakespeare
- Tremors (2008) ... Jerry Shakespeare
- Pilot (2008) ... Jerry Shakespeare
- The Dirty White Girl ... Jerry Shakespeare
- Moonshadow ... Jerry Shakespeare
 2008 Good Behavior (TV Movie)
Dean West
 2002-2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Dr. James Timothy Possible
- Graduation: Part 2 (2007) ... Dr. James Timothy Possible (voice)
- Graduation: Part 1 (2007) ... Dr. James Timothy Possible (voice)
- Larry's Birthday (2007) ... Dr. James Timothy Possible (voice)
- Clean Slate (2007) ... Dr. James Timothy Possible (voice)
- Mathter and Fervent (2007) ... Dr. James Timothy Possible (voice)
 2000-2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series)
Harvey Birdman / Judge Hiram Mightor / Avenger / ...
- The Death of Harvey: Part 2 (2007) ... Harvey Birdman (voice)
- The Death of Harvey: Part 1 (2007) ... Harvey Birdman (voice)
- Juror in Court (2007) ... Harvey Birdman / Group Councilor (voice)
- Grodin (2006) ... Harvey Birdman (voice)
- Birdnapped (2006) ... Harvey Birdman (voice)
 2007 Supernatural (TV Series)
Brad Redding
- Hollywood Babylon (2007) ... Brad Redding
 2007 Goodnight, Vagina (Short)
Dr. Milstein
 2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (TV Movie)
The Balladeer (voice)
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Christian Chambers
- Blind Trust (2007) ... Christian Chambers
 2007 Breach
Rich Garces
 2007 American Pastime
Billy Burrell
 2007 My Wife Is Retarded (Short)
Doctor Heichman
 2007 Diggs Tailwagger (TV Movie)
Captain (voice)
 2006 Company Town (TV Movie)
Martin Amberson
 2003-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Vice President Bob Russell
- Requiem (2006) ... Vice President Bob Russell
- 2162 Votes (2005) ... Vice President Bob Russell
- Things Fall Apart (2005) ... Vice President Bob Russell
- In God We Trust (2005) ... Vice President Bob Russell
- Ninety Miles Away (2005) ... Vice President Bob Russell
 2006 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Richard Shaw
- Exit Strategy (2006) ... Richard Shaw
 2006 That Guy (TV Movie)
Gary
 2005 Wanted (TV Series)
Lieutenant Conrad Rose
- Judas (2005) ... Lieutenant Conrad Rose
- The Last Temptation (2005) ... Lieutenant Conrad Rose
- La pistola Y el corazón (2005) ... Lieutenant Conrad Rose
- Shoot to Thrill (2005) ... Lieutenant Conrad Rose
- Lips Are Lips (2005) ... Lieutenant Conrad Rose
 2005 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Vance Gilbert
- Harlottown (2005) ... Vance Gilbert (voice)
 2005 Cry Wolf
Mr. Matthews
 2005 Mozart and the Whale
Wallace
 2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama (TV Movie)
Dr. Possible (voice)
 2005 The Ring Two
Martin Savide
 2004 Pop Rocks (TV Movie)
Jerry "Dagger" Harden
 2004 Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Cotton McKnight
 1999-2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Defense Attorney Solomon Tager / Atty. Brian Seabury
- In Good Conscience (2004) ... Atty. Brian Seabury
- Home of the Brave (2001) ... Defense Attorney Solomon Tager
- Crossfire (1999) ... Defense Attorney Solomon Tager
 2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
Henry Futch
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Xander Henry
- Brotherhood (2004) ... Xander Henry
 2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (TV Movie)
Dr. Possible (Dad) (voice)
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Konner
- Justice (2003) ... Konner
- Blown Away (2003) ... Konner
 2003 Monk (TV Series)
Dexter Larson
- Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy (2003) ... Dexter Larson
 2002-2003 Family Affair (TV Series)
William 'Bill' Davis
- Miss Turnstiles (2003) ... William 'Bill' Davis
- Sissy's Big Fat Moroccan First Date (2003) ... William 'Bill' Davis
- Holiday Fever (2002) ... William 'Bill' Davis
- I Know What You Did Last Sunday (2002) ... William 'Bill' Davis
- The Room Parent (2002) ... William 'Bill' Davis
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Johnny Scanlon
- Brothers in Arms (2003) ... Johnny Scanlon
 2003 Criminology 101 (TV Movie)
Roy Franks
 2002 The Brady Bunch in the White House (TV Movie)
Mike Brady
 2002 I Spy
Carlos
 2002 Cadet Kelly (TV Movie)
Sir
 2002 One Hour Photo
Bill Owens
 2001 Justice League (TV Series)
J. Allen Carter
- Secret Origins: Part III (2001) ... J. Allen Carter (voice)
- Secret Origins: Part II (2001) ... J. Allen Carter (voice)
- Secret Origins (2001) ... J. Allen Carter (voice)
 2001 The Rising Place
Avery Hodge
 2001 Neurotic Tendencies (TV Movie)
 2000 The Gift
David Duncan
 2000 Frasier (TV Series)
Luke Parker
- The New Friend (2000) ... Luke Parker
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Charlie Radcliff
- Pandora's Box (2000) ... Charlie Radcliff
 2000 American Adventure (TV Movie)
Chuck
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Zeta
- Zeta (2000) ... Zeta (voice)
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Alan
- Human Error (2000) ... Alan
 2000 What About Joan (TV Series)
Justin
- You Can't Go Home Again (2000) ... Justin
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
Dad
- Where's My Kiss, Then? (1999) ... Dad
 1999 Crusade (TV Series)
Capt. Matthew Gideon
- Each Night I Dream of Home (1999) ... Capt. Matthew Gideon
- Visitors from Down the Street (1999) ... Capt. Matthew Gideon
- The Needs of Earth (1999) ... Capt. Matthew Gideon
- The Memory of War (1999) ... Capt. Matthew Gideon
- Racing the Night (1999) ... Capt. Matthew Gideon
 1999 Office Space
Bill Lumbergh
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas
Jake's Dad
 1998 Kiss the Sky
Marty
 1998 A Simple Plan
Baxter
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Ed Mitchell
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... Ed Mitchell
 1995-1998 American Gothic (TV Series)
Sheriff Lucas Buck
- Strangler (1998) ... Sheriff Lucas Buck
- Ring of Fire (1998) ... Sheriff Lucas Buck
- Echo of Your Last Goodbye (1998) ... Sheriff Lucas Buck
- Requiem (1996) ... Sheriff Lucas Buck
- Triangle (1996) ... Sheriff Lucas Buck
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Detective Ray Venable
- Criminal Nature (1998) ... Detective Ray Venable
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Travis Everett Thornberry
- The Photographer (1998) ... Travis Everett Thornberry
 1997 Cyclops, Baby
Manks
 1997 Gang Related
Richard Simms
 1997 Santa Fe
Paul Thomas
 1997 Lies He Told (TV Movie)
Dave
 1996 For My Daughter's Honor (TV Movie)
Pete Nash
 1996 A Very Brady Sequel
Mike Brady
 1995 The Brady Bunch Movie
Mike Brady
 1994 Fall from Grace (TV Movie)
Maj. Tom O'Neill
 1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (TV Movie)
James (segment "Theater, The")
 1994 A Time to Heal (TV Movie)
Jay Barton
 1993 In the Line of Fire
Bill Watts
 1993 When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (TV Movie)
John Hearn
 1993 The Switch (TV Movie)
Larry McAfee
 1988-1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian
- City of Lost Souls: Part 3 (1991) ... Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian
- City of Lost Souls: Part 2 (1991) ... Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian
- City of Lost Souls: Part 1 (1991) ... Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian
- The Leopard (1991) ... Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian
- A Cry in the Night (1991) ... Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian
 1991 Son of the Morning Star (TV Mini-Series)
George Armstrong Custer
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... George Armstrong Custer
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... George Armstrong Custer
 1990 The Old Man and the Sea (TV Movie)
Tom Pruitt
 1989 Those She Left Behind (TV Movie)
Scott Grimes
 1987 Echoes in the Darkness (TV Movie)
Jack Holtz
 1987 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Alan McClafferty
- Maddie's Turn to Cry (1987) ... Alan McClafferty
- Sam & Dave (1987) ... Alan McClafferty (uncredited)
 1986 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
Chris Sykes
- Pilot (1986) ... Chris Sykes
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Jackson Crane
- Trust Fund Pirates (1986) ... Jackson Crane
 1986 Lucas
Assistant Coach
 1986 Vital Signs (TV Movie)
Dr. Hayward
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Daniel Gaddis (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
- Her Pilgrim Soul/I of Newton (1985) ... Daniel Gaddis (segment "Her Pilgrim Soul")
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Man Chased by Richard Chance (uncredited)
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
Manny
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Man with Xmas Tree
- A Matter of Principle (1984) ... Man with Xmas Tree
 1984 Fatal Vision (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD
 1983 Heart of Steel (TV Movie)
Lee
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(On the cult status of Office Space (1999)) It was like a lot of movies. You do the movie and then you walk away. It lasted maybe five weeks in theaters, if that. The first time I got a sense of it was probably a year later. I was doing a play in Chicago in the summer of 2000, because here [in L.A.], you don't spend a lot of time on the street. You're always driving. But in Chicago, I lived next ... See more »

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Attended Illinois State University where he was among fellow actors Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich. See more »

Trademark:

Usually plays cold, calculating authority figures

Star Sign:

Virgo

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