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Gary Cole

Actor
Born September 20, 1956 (67 years)
Gary Michael Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American stage and screen actor, best known for his supporting roles in numerous television and film productions such as Jack "Nighthawk" Killian in Midnight Caller or as Bill Lumbergh in Office Space.

In 1984, he played the lead role of Green Beret Army Officer Jeffrey MacDonald, along with Karl Malden and Eva Marie Saint, in the true crime TV mini-series Fatal Vision, based on the book of the same name. Based on the real-life murders of the wife and daughters of U.S. Army officer Jeffrey R. MacDonald at Fort Bragg in 1970.

He landed the lead role on NCIS in 2021, taking over as the team's supervisor.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • The Joneses
  • Forever Strong
  • Mozart and the Whale
  • Vamp U
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • Darkness Falls
  • The Last Rites of Joe May
  • Everyday Miracles
Known For
  • Pineapple Express
  • Office Space
  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • One Hour Photo
  • In the Line of Fire
  • The Ring Two
  • Breach
  • The Brady Bunch Movie
  • Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
  • Forever Strong
  • Tammy
  • Veep
  • A Simple Plan
  • The Gift
  • I Spy
  • Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • The Bronze
  • Hop
  • The Joneses
  • A Very Brady Sequel
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Cadet Kelly
  • Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
  • American Gothic

Filmography

2023
White House Plumbers (TV Series) · as Mark Felt
2023
Waco: The Aftermath (TV Series) · as Gordon Novel
2023
Agent Elvis (TV Series) · as President Nixon (voice)
2023
Velma (TV Series) · as Lamont (voice)
2022
2022
The Bob's Burgers Movie · as Sgt. Bosco (voice)
2021
Inside Job (TV Series) · as Brett's Father (voice)
2021
NCIS: Hawai'i (TV Series) · as Alden Parker
2021
Q-Force (TV Series) · as Dirk Chunley (voice)
2021
Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here (TV Series) · as Officer Jones
2021
The Great North (TV Series) · as Elwin Kreb (voice)
2020
Trolls: TrollsTopia (TV Series) · as Sky Toronto (voice)
2020
Batman: Death in the Family · as Two-Face / Commissioner James Gordon / Reporter 4 (voice)
2020
Star Trek: Lower Decks (TV Series) · as Leonardo Da Vinci (voice)
2020
Darkness Falls · as Mark Witver
2019
Marvel Rising: Playing with Fire · as Invisibilio (voice)
2019
mixed-ish (TV Series) · as Harrison Johnson
2019
Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here! (TV Series) · as Officer Jones
2019
2019
Love, Death & Robots (TV Series) · as The Inspector (voice)
2019
Fam (TV Series) · as Freddy
2018
2018
Harvey Birdman: Attorney General · as Harvey Birdman (voice)
2018
Seven in Heaven · as Wallace
2018
Unbroken: Path to Redemption · as Dr. George Bailey
2018
Marvel Rising (TV Series) · as Invisibilio
2018
Blockers · as Ron
2018
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! (TV Series) · as Sky Toronto
2017
Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters (TV Series) · as Mark Armstrong
2017
Big Mouth (TV Series) · as Matthew's Father (voice)
2017
Room 104 (TV Series) · as Chip Crawford
2017
Small Crimes · as Lieutenant Pleasant
2017
The Good Fight (TV Series) · as Kurt Mcveigh
2017
2016
Hot Air · as Aviator
2016
Justice League Action (TV Series) · as Black Adam (voice)
2016
Mercy Street (TV Series) · as James Green, Sr.
2016
Angie Tribeca (TV Series) · as Professor Everett Lamereau
2016
Angel From Hell (TV Series) · as Stephen Williams
2015
Everyday Miracles · as Clay Peakes
2015
The Bronze · as Stan Greggory
2015
F is for Family (TV Series) · as Roger Dunbarton
2015
Christmas Eve · as Dr. Roberts
2015
Mr. Robinson (TV Series) · as Neville Rex
2015
Divine Access · as Reverend Guy Roy Davis
2014
We Bare Bears (TV Series) · as Ceo (voice)
2014
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (TV Series) · as Brock (voice)
2014
The Town That Dreaded Sundown · as Chief Deputy Tillman
2014
Tammy · as Earl
2014
Date and Switch · as Dwayne
2013
Rick and Morty (TV Series) · as Alien Doctor (voice)
2013
The List · as Chief Inspector Bob Mckinnon
2012
Wedding Band (TV Series) · as Jack
2012
Chicago Fire (TV Series) · as Chief Grissom
2012
An Officer and a Murderer · as Russell Williams
2012
Veep (TV Series) · as Kent Davison
2012
The Legend of Korra (TV Series) · as Dai Li Sergeant
2012
Scruples · as Royce Franklin
2011
Vamp U · as Arthur Levine
2011
The Chicago 8 · as Bill Kunstler
2011
Ricochet · as Judge Cato Laird
2011
2011
Hart of Dixie (TV Series) · as Dr. Ethan Hart
2011
Unforgettable (TV Series) · as Clay Tendler
2011
Suits (TV Series) · as Cameron Dennis
2011
Hop · as Henry O'hare
2011
The Tom and Jerry Show (2014) (TV Series) · as Narrator (voice)
2011
Bob's Burgers (TV Series) · as Sergeant Bosco (voice)
2010
2010
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection · as Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (segment "the Spectre") (voice)
2010
Pound Puppies (2010) (TV Series) · as Slick (voice)
2010
Batman: Under the Red Hood · as Bobo / Commissioner Gordon / Shot / Guard (voice)
2010
The Good Guys (2010) (TV Series) · as Frank Savage
2010
DC Showcase: The Spectre · as Jim Corrigan / The Spectre (voice)
2010
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series) · as Mayor Fred Jones Sr. (voice)
2010
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story · as Mr. Yankovic
2009
The Joneses · as Larry Symonds
2009
NCIS: Los Angeles (TV Series) · as Alden Parker
2009
The Good Wife (TV Series) · as Kurt Mcveigh
2009
Archer (2009) (TV Series) · as Special Agent Hawley (voice)
2009
Extract · as Bar Patron (uncredited)
2009
Royal Pains (TV Series) · as Simon Braddock
2009
A Good Funeral · as Stan Talmadge
2008
Conspiracy · as Rhodes
2008
The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series) · as Commissioner (voice)
2008
Forever Strong · as Coach Larry Gelwix
2008
True Blood (TV Series) · as Earl Stackhouse
2008
2008
The Cleaner (TV Series) · as Davis Durham
2008
Good Behavior · as Dean West
2008
12 Miles of Bad Road (TV Series) · as Jerry Shakespeare
2007
Funny or Die Presents (TV Series) · as Lead Fbi Agent (segment "terrible Decisions")
2007
Chuck (TV Series) · as Jack Burton
2007
Phineas and Ferb (TV Series) · as Principal Lang (voice)
2007
American Pastime · as Billy Burrell
2007
The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning · as The Balladeer (voice)
2007
Breach · as Rich Garces
2006
30 Rock (TV Series) · as Roger
2006
Shark (TV Series)
2006
2006
Psych (TV Series) · as Cameron Lutz
2005
2005
Disney Channel Holiday · as Dr. James Timothy Possible
2005
Cry Wolf · as Mr. Matthews
2005
Supernatural (TV Series) · as Brad Redding
2005
Wanted (TV Series)
2005
The Closer (TV Series) · as Major Edward Dorcet
2005
Kim Possible: So the Drama · as Dr. Possible (voice)
2005
The Ring Two · as Martin Savide
2005
American Dad! (TV Series) · as Ted Robinson (voice)
2005
Numb3rs (TV Series)
2004
Desperate Housewives (TV Series) · as Wayne Davis
2004
Pop Rocks · as Jerry "dagger" Harden
2004
Entourage (TV Series)
2004
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story · as Cotton Mcknight
2004
2003
Kim Possible: A Sitch in Time · as Dr. Possible (dad) (voice)
2003
Arrested Development (TV Series) · as Richard Shaw
2003
Karen Sisco (TV Series)
2003
NCIS (TV Series) · as Alden Parker
2003
The Venture Bros. (TV Series) · as Professor Von Helping
2002
2002
I Spy · as Carlos
2002
Hack (TV Series) · as Johnny Scanlon
2002
Family Affair (2002) (TV Series) · as Bill Davis
2002
One Hour Photo · as Bill Owens
2002
Monk (TV Series) · as Dexter Larson
2002
Kim Possible (TV Series) · as Dr. James Possible (voice)
2002
Cadet Kelly · as "sir" Joe Maxwell
2002
Teamo Supremo (TV Series) · as Mr. Vague
2001
Justice League: Secret Origins · as J. Allen Carter (voice)
2001
Justice League (TV Series) · as J. Allen Carter (voice)
2001
The Rising Place · as Avery Hodge
2000
What About Joan (TV Series) · as Justin
2000
The Gift · as David Duncan
2000
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law (TV Series) · as Harvey Birdman (voice)
2000
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series) · as Joe O'donnell
1999
The West Wing (TV Series) · as Bob Russell
1999
Family Law (TV Series)
1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) · as Xander Henry
1999
Chicken Soup for the Soul (TV Series) · as Dad
1999
Crusade (TV Series) · as Capt. Matthew Gideon
1999
Office Space · as Bill Lumbergh
1999
Family Guy (TV Series) · as Principal Shepherd (voice)
1999
Batman Beyond (TV Series) · as Zeta (voice)
1998
Kiss the Sky · as Marty
1998
A Simple Plan · as Baxter
1998
1998
From the Earth to the Moon (TV Series) · as Ed Mitchell
1997
Gang Related · as Richard Simms
1997
Santa Fe · as Paul Thomas
1997
Lies He Told · as Dave
1997
The Practice (TV Series) · as Defense Attorney Solomon Tager
1997
Dead Man's Gun (TV Series) · as Travis Everett Thornberry
1997
King of the Hill (TV Series) · as Vance Gilbert (voice)
1996
For My Daughter's Honor · as Pete Nash
1996
A Very Brady Sequel · as Mike Brady
1995
American Gothic (TV Series) · as Sheriff Lucas Buck
1995
The Outer Limits (1995) (TV Series) · as Detective Ray Venable
1995
The Brady Bunch Movie · as Mike Brady
1994
Touched by an Angel (TV Series) · as Charlie Radcliff
1994
Fall from Grace · as Maj. Tom O'neill
1994
Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics · as James (segment "the Theatre")
1994
A Time to Heal · as Jay Barton
1993
Frasier (TV Series) · as Luke Parker
1993
In the Line of Fire · as Secret Service Presidential Detail Agent-In-Charge Bill Watts
1993
1993
The Switch · as Larry Mcafee
1991
Son of The Morning Star (TV Series) · as George Armstrong Custer
1990
1989
Those She Left Behind · as Scott Grimes
1988
Midnight Caller (TV Series) · as Jack 'nighthawk' Killian
1987
Echoes in the Darkness (TV Series) · as Jack Holtz
1986
Jack and Mike (TV Series) · as Chris Sykes
1986
Lucas · as Assistant Coach
1985
To Live and Die in L.A. · as Man Chased (uncredited)
1985
The Twilight Zone (1985) (TV Series) · as Daniel Gaddis
1985
First Steps · as Manny
1985
Moonlighting (TV Series) · as Alan Mcclafferty
1984
A Matter of Principle · as Man With Christmas Tree
1984
Fatal Vision (TV Series) · as Jeffrey Macdonald
1984
Miami Vice (TV Series)
1983
Heart of Steel · as Lee
1980
American Playhouse (TV Series) · as Man With Xmas Tree
1968
One Life to Live (TV Series) · as Jimmy Massey

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