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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 One Hour Photo (2002), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) and Office Space (1999). 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 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

One Hour Photo
One Hour Photo Bill Owens
Office Space
Office Space Bill Lumbergh
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story


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 2018 Harvey Birdman, Attorney General (TV Movie)
Harvey Birdman (voice)
 2017-2018 Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters (TV Series)
Mark Armstrong
 2017-2018 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Kurt McVeigh
 2018 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Chief Grissom
 2012-2018 Bob's Burgers (TV Series)
Sergeant Bosco / Bosco
 2000-2018 Family Guy (TV Series)
Principal Shepherd / Mike Brady / Security Guard / ...
 2018 Blockers
 2018 Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (TV Series)
Sky Toronto
 2017 Libby and Malcolm (TV Movie)
Randal Martin
 2014-2017 The Tom and Jerry Show (TV Series)
 2014-2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series)
Brock Zero / Brock
 2013-2017 Veep (TV Series)
Kent Davison
 2015-2017 F Is for Family (TV Series)
Rodger Dunbarton
 2017 Small Crimes
Dan Pleasant
 2016-2017 Mercy Street (TV Series)
James Green
 2017 Scooby-Doo! Shaggy's Showdown (Video)
Rafe (voice)
 2016 Justice League Action (TV Series)
Black Adam
 2016/II Hot Air
 2011-2016 Suits (TV Series)
Cameron Dennis
 2016 We Bare Bears (TV Series)
 2016 Angel from Hell (TV Series)
Stephen Williams
 2010-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Kurt McVeigh
 2016 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Clay Tendler
 2016 Angie Tribeca (TV Series)
Professor Everett Lamereau
 2015 Christmas Eve
Dr. Roberts
 2015 Rick and Morty (TV Series)
Alien Doctor
 2015 Mr. Robinson (TV Series)
Neville Rex
 2015 Divine Access
Reverend Guy Roy Davis
 2014-2015 Archer (TV Series)
Special Agent Hawley
 2015 The Bronze
 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
 2014 Tammy
 2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Principal Lang
 2014 Date and Switch
 2013 The List (TV Movie)
Chief Inspector Bob McKinnon
 2010-2013 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Mayor Fred Jones Sr. / Black Knight / Guard #2 / ...
 2012 Scruples (TV Movie)
Royce Franklin
 2012 Wedding Band (TV Series)
 2012 Audrey (TV Series)
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
 2012 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Simon Braddock
 2012 An Officer and a Murderer (TV Movie)
Colonel Russell Williams
 2012 Hart of Dixie (TV Series)
Dr. Ethan Hart
 2010-2012 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
The Commissioner / Commissioner McSlade
 2011 Tagged (TV Movie)
James Percy
 2011 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
 2011 Ricochet (TV Movie)
Judge Cato Laird
 2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Joe O'Donnell
 2011 True Blood (TV Series)
Earl Stackhouse
 2011 Vamp U
Arthur Levine
 2008-2011 Chuck (TV Series)
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")
 2010 Uncle Nigel (TV Movie)
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
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
 2010 Batman: Under the Red Hood (Video)
Bobo / Commissioner Gordon / Shot / ... (voice)
 2008-2010 Entourage (TV Series)
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
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Davis Durham
 2009 The Joneses
Larry Symonds
 2009 Extract
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 2009 A Good Funeral
Stan Talmadge
 2008 12 Miles of Bad Road (TV Series)
Jerry Shakespeare
 2008 Good Behavior (TV Movie)
Dean West
 2008 Forever Strong
Coach Larry Gelwix
 2008 Psych (TV Series)
Commander Cameron Lutz
 2008 Pineapple Express
Ted Jones
 2008 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Wayne Davis
 2008 Conspiracy
 2008 Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law (Video Game)
Harvey Birdman / Judge Hiram Mightor (voice)
 2007 Diggs Tailwagger (TV Movie)
Captain (voice)
 2002-2007 Kim Possible (TV Series)
Dr. James Timothy Possible
 2000-2007 Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series)
Harvey Birdman / Judge Hiram Mightor / Avenger / ...
 2007 Supernatural (TV Series)
Brad Redding
 2007 Goodnight, Vagina (Short)
Dr. Milstein
 2007 The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (TV Movie)
The Balladeer (voice)
 2007 American Pastime
Billy Burrell
 2007 Shark (TV Series)
Christian Chambers
 2007 Breach
Rich Garces
 2007 My Wife Is Retarded (Short)
Doctor Heichman
 2006 Company Town (TV Movie)
Martin Amberson
 2006 That Guy (TV Movie)
 2003-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Vice President Bob Russell
 2006 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Richard Shaw
 2005 Wanted (TV Series)
Lieutenant Conrad Rose
 2005 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Vance Gilbert
 2005 Cry Wolf
Mr. Matthews
 2005 Mozart and the Whale
 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
 2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
Henry Futch
 2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Xander Henry
 2003 Criminology 101 (TV Movie)
Roy Franks
 2003 Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time (TV Movie)
Dr. Possible (Dad) (voice)
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
 2003 Monk (TV Series)
Dexter Larson
 2002-2003 Family Affair (TV Series)
William 'Bill' Davis
 2003 Hack (TV Series)
Johnny Scanlon
 2002 The Brady Bunch in the White House (TV Movie)
Mike Brady
 2002 I Spy
 2002 Cadet Kelly (TV Movie)
 2002 One Hour Photo
Bill Owens
 2001 Neurotic Tendencies (TV Movie)
 2001 Justice League (TV Series)
J. Allen Carter
 2001 The Rising Place
Avery Hodge
 2000 What About Joan (TV Series)
 2000 The Gift
David Duncan
 2000 Frasier (TV Series)
Luke Parker
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Charlie Radcliff
 2000 American Adventure (TV Movie)
 2000 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
 1999 Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series)
 1999 Crusade (TV Series)
Capt. Matthew Gideon
 1999 Office Space
Bill Lumbergh
 1998 I'll Be Home for Christmas
Jake's Dad
 1998 Kiss the Sky
 1998 A Simple Plan
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Ed Mitchell
 1995-1998 American Gothic (TV Series)
Sheriff Lucas Buck
 1998 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Detective Ray Venable
 1998 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Travis Everett Thornberry
 1997 Cyclops, Baby
 1997 Gang Related
Richard Simms
 1997 Santa Fe
Paul Thomas
 1997 Lies He Told (TV Movie)
 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
 1991 Son of the Morning Star (TV Mini-Series)
George Armstrong Custer
 1988-1991 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian
 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
 1986 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
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")
 1985 To Live and Die in L.A.
Man Chased by Richard Chance (uncredited)
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Man with Xmas Tree
 1984 Fatal Vision (TV Mini-Series)
Capt. Jeffrey MacDonald, MD
 1983 Heart of Steel (TV Movie)
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Stage: Appeared in "And a Nightingale Sang" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, IL. See more »

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(On his guest appearance on Miami Vice (1984)) I think the show was in its third season, so it was pretty popular at that point. It was a good experience for me. I was only there five or six days. There was a great actor in that episode who's now a director, Perry Lang. We were kind of partner bad guys, a couple of rich kids who became drug smugglers. I just remember having a decent time in Miami... See more »


He was awarded the 1987 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Bang" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. See more »


Usually plays cold, calculating authority figures

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