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Overview (2)

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameBoyd Payne Gaines

Mini Bio (1)

Boyd Gaines was born on May 11, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Boyd Payne Gaines. He is an actor, known for Heartbreak Ridge (1986), Porky's (1981) and Funny Games (2007). He is married to Kathleen McNenny. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Kathleen McNenny (? - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

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.
Has one daughter, Leslie Gaines, with Kathleen McNenny.
Played Valerie Bertinelli's boyfriend and eventual husband in the last seasons of One Day at a Time (1975).
Trained at Juilliard, he found early stage work on the NYC stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Boyd won his 4th Tony Award in 2008 for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for the revival of Gypsy.
Studied acting with Michael Howard in New York City.
Trained at Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts (PCPA).
Boyd received his 4th Tony nomination in 2007 as Best Actor in a Play for Journey's End. The award went to Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon.
His first two films were Fame (1980) and Porky's (1981). In the first he played an school student and in the second played a school teacher.

Personal Quotes (3)

I'm afraid of taking chances and afraid of being humiliated. Most actors are, I think. Acting is a refined form of masochism.
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.
Even though I have been--dare I say--embraced by the community of people who do musicals, I'm just an honorary member.

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