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Boyd Gaines

Boyd Gaines was born on May 11, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Boyd Payne Gaines. He is an actor, known for Funny Games (2007), Fame (1980) and Heartbreak Ridge (1986). He is married to Kathleen McNenny. They have one child. See full bio »
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 2016 The Independents (filming)
Professor Green
 2015 Great Performances (TV Series)
Bollie Werthan
- Driving Miss Daisy (2015) ... Bollie Werthan
 2015 American Odyssey (TV Series)
Harrison's Father
- Drop King (2015) ... Harrison's Father
 2015 No Pay, Nudity
 2010 The Robber Barons of Wall Street (Short)
Rupert Baron
 2009 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Richard Chatham
- Home (2009) ... Richard Chatham
 2009 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
The Voice of Chairman Gray
- The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2009) ... The Voice of Chairman Gray
 2008 The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Video documentary)
The Voice of Chairman Gray (voice)
 2007 Funny Games
 2007 Lovely by Surprise
Customer #1
 1993-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
James Rillard / Oliver Shain / Nathan Barclay / ...
- Coming Down Hard (2004) ... James Rillard
- Matrimony (1997) ... Oliver Shain
- Wannabe (1995) ... Nathan Barclay
- Conduct Unbecoming (1993) ... Lt. St. Claire
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Steve Simon / Stan Standowski
- Flawed Heroes (2003) ... Steve Simon / Stan Standowski
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Casper Quince
- Fathers (2002) ... Casper Quince
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie)
 1999 The Confession
Liam Clarke
 1997 Remember WENN (TV Series)
Congressman Bob Farraday
- A Girl Like Maple (1997) ... Congressman Bob Farraday
 1997 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
 1996 I'm Not Rappaport
Pete Danforth
 1995 The Grass Harp
 1994 Heavens to Betsy (TV Series)
Rev. Rockwood
- Unaired Pilot ... Rev. Rockwood
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Phil Patterson
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
John Halsey
- Programmed for Murder (1992) ... John Halsey
 1992 Anything But Love (TV Series)
 1991 A Woman Named Jackie (TV Mini-Series)
Yusha Auchincloss
- The Bouvier Years (1991) ... Yusha Auchincloss
 1990 A Son's Promise (TV Movie)
Dan Weston
 1989 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
 1988 Piece of Cake (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Hart
- August 1940 (1988) ... Chris Hart
- May 1940 (1988) ... Chris Hart
- March 1940 (1988) ... Chris Hart
- December 1939 (1988) ... Chris Hart
- October 1939 (1988) ... Chris Hart
 1988 Call Me
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Reverand Dobson
- Pigeon Feathers (1988) ... Reverand Dobson
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Alfie Gainer
- Skeletons in the Closet (1988) ... Alfie Gainer
 1987 Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (Short)
Sam Logan
 1986 Heartbreak Ridge
Lieutenant Ring
 1984-1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Rodger Gage / Steven Parker / Jeff Strider
- Undercurrents (1986) ... Rodger Gage
- Hearts and Minds (1985) ... Steven Parker
- Wedding (1984) ... Jeff Strider
 1985 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Todd Myerson
- Grappling Steele (1985) ... Todd Myerson
 1985 MacGruder and Loud (TV Series)
- Tarnished Blues (1985) ... Ellis
 1985 The Sure Thing
 1985 Evergreen (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Bradford
 1981-1984 One Day at a Time (TV Series)
Mark Royer
- Off We Go (1984) ... Mark Royer
- Meaning of Life (1984) ... Mark Royer (credit only)
- Ave Romano (1984) ... Mark Royer
 1980 Fame
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He acted in A.R. Gurney's play, "Sylvia", at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, New Jersey with Rachel Dratch (played "Sylvia") and Kathleen McNenny in the cast. See more »

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What I really am more than anything is really lucky. I'm lucky that people have asked me to do a wide variety of not only characters but also genres and styles. See more »


Has been nominated for - and has won - Broadway's Tony Award three times, and each time in a different category: in 1989 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play) for Wendy Wasserstein's "The Heidi Chronicles;" in 1994 as Best Actor (Musical) for a revival of "She Loves Me;" and in 2000 as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for "Contact." No other actor has won Tony Awards in this many categories. See more »

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