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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 & 5 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)

Filmography

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 2016 Angel from Hell (TV Series)
Stephen Williams
- Believe Me, Part 2 (2016) ... Stephen Williams
 2000-2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Principal Shepherd / Mike Brady / Security Guard / ...
- Run, Chris, Run (2016) ... Principal Shephard (voice)
- The Heartbreak Dog (2016) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
- An App a Day (2016) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
- A Shot in the Dark (2015) ... (voice)
- Roasted Guy (2015) ... Principal Shepherd (voice)
 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 F is for Family (TV Series)
Rodger Dunbarton
- O Holy Moly Night (2015) ... (voice)
- Bill Murphy's Day Off (2015) ... (voice)
- The Trough (2015) ... Rodger Dunbarton (voice)
 2015 Christmas Eve
Dr. Roberts
 2014-2015 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Brock Zero
- Save the Worlds (2015) ... Brock Zero (voice)
- Zap One (2015) ... Brock Zero (voice)
- The QPC (2015) ... Brock Zero (voice)
- Rip-Penn (2015) ... Brock Zero (voice)
- The Ripple Effect (2015) ... Brock Zero (voice)
 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
 2015 The Bronze
Stan
 2015 Hot Air
Aviator
 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 The Tom and Jerry Show (TV Series)
Narrator
- Belly Achin'/Dog Daze (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- Holed Up/One of a Kind (2014) ... Narrator
- Birthday Bashed/Feline Fatale (2014) ... Narrator
 2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Principal Lang
- Doof 101 (2014) ... Principal Lang (voice)
 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)
- 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
 2012 An Officer and a Murderer (TV Movie)
Colonel Russell Williams
 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
 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
 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)
 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
 2009 Extract
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 2009 A Good Funeral
Stan Talmadge
 2009 Terrible Decisions with Ben Schwartz (TV Series short)
 2008 Conspiracy
Rhodes
 2008 Good Behavior (TV Movie)
Dean West
 2000-2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series)
Harvey Birdman / Judge Hiram Mightor / Avenger / ...
- 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
 2007 Goodnight, Vagina (Short)
Dr. Milstein
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Christian Chambers
- Blind Trust (2007) ... Christian Chambers
 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
 2006 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Richard Shaw
- Exit Strategy (2006) ... Richard Shaw
 2006 That Guy (TV Movie)
Gary
 2005 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Vance Gilbert
- Harlottown (2005) ... Vance Gilbert (voice)
 2005 Mozart and the Whale
Wallace
 2005 Kim Possible: So the Drama (TV Movie)
Dr. Possible (voice)
 2004 Pop Rocks (TV Movie)
Jerry "Dagger" Harden
 1999-2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Defense Attorney Solomon Tager / Atty. Brian Seabury
- In Good Conscience (2004) ... Atty. Brian Seabury
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Xander Henry
- Brotherhood (2004) ... Xander Henry
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Konner
- Justice (2003) ... Konner
- Blown Away (2003) ... Konner
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Johnny Scanlon
- Brothers in Arms (2003) ... Johnny Scanlon
 2003 Criminology 101 (TV Movie)
Roy Franks
 2002 I Spy
Carlos
 2002 Cadet Kelly (TV Movie)
Sir
 2001 Justice League (TV Series)
J. Allen Carter
- Secret Origins (2001) ... J. Allen Carter (voice)
 2001 The Rising Place
Avery Hodge
 2001 Neurotic Tendencies (TV Movie)
 2000 Frasier (TV Series)
Luke Parker
- The New Friend (2000) ... Luke Parker
 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
 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
 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 Santa Fe
Paul Thomas
 1997 Lies He Told (TV Movie)
Dave
 1996 For My Daughter's Honor (TV Movie)
Pete Nash
 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
 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
- 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
 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 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 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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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Love Letters" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, IL. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

In the Line of Fire (1993) wasn't technically the first feature I was in, but I'm going to say that it was, because the first one I did, I was basically invisible. I was in a movie called Lucas (1986) with Corey Haim in 1986. I played an assistant football coach who had one line, which was looped, and I realized it wasn't even my voice when I saw it. It was me saying the line on-screen, but it ... See more »

Trivia:

Appeared as an extra in the classic 1995 episode of Seinfeld "The Soup Nazi", he can be seen standing behind Jerry and George while they are queuing at the soup restaurant and Banya approaches Jerry. See more »

Trademark:

Usually plays cold, calculating authority figures

Star Sign:

Virgo

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