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David Strathairn

David Strathairn

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

David Russell Strathairn

Birth Date :

January 26, 1949

Birth Place :

San Francisco, California

Spouse :

Logan Goodman (nurse, since 1980)

Claim to fame :

As Asteroid in "City of Hope" (1991)

Biography


Manages to consistently illuminate the screen with his rich acting talent, spirit, and charisma, David Russell Strathairn easily stands up as one of the most prominent character actors whom critics can laud of. The son of a physician, he was born on January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California and spent his early years primarily in Marin County before headed for Massachusetts to enroll in Williams College following his graduation from Redwood High School in 1966. Unexpectedly found himself deeply attracted to acting there, the teen thus began to develop his skills through the institution's theater, taking parts in its stage productions of Shakespearean plays also that of “Of Mice and Men.” Unable to stay away from performing upon finishing his study, he then tried to look for another place to nurture his interest in and ended up at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College when landed his feet in Florida.

Afterwards joined a New Hampshire summer stock playhouse, David's life started to change its course when he stumbled into his college acquaintance named John Sayles who eagerly included him in his directorial debut, “Return of the Secaucus 7” (1980). With the help of Sayles, he slowly built his way in film industry through the man's works, like “The Brother from Another Planet” (1984), “Matewan” (1987), and “Eight Men Out” (1988), all provided him enough experience to finally secure a regular role in NBC hit series, “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd” (1988-1990), which delightfully elevated the tall guy to become a familiar figure to U.S audience. Even so, he kept maintained his bond with Sayles as he next appeared in his 1991 effort of “City of Hope” (1991) alongside Chris Cooper also Angela Bassett.

Latest News


2010 Emmys Winners List: 'Mad Men' Is Best Drama, 'Modern Family' Is Best Comedy

August 30, 2010 03:10:43 GMT

Despite snubbed in the acting category, "" took the ultimate victory at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, August 29. Announced live from the Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, the wining of "Mad Men" over Outstanding Drama is the third time in a row since 2008.
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Poster for Julie Taymor's 'The Tempest' Shows More Characters

August 12, 2010 02:58:30 GMT

Touchstone Pictures has debuted the first poster for "" via Yahoo! Movies, unraveling more characters from the film. Beside capturing 's Prospera who has been seen before, the one-sheet also gives a look at 's Caliban and another wicked character ablaze with silver.
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David Strathairn in The Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for The Heiress - david-strathairn-opening-night-the-heiress-01 David Strathairn in The Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call for The Heiress - david-strathairn-opening-night-the-heiress-02 David Strathairn in The 2010 New York Stage and Film Gala Honors - david-strathairn-2010-new-york-stage-and-film-gala-honors-01 David Strathairn in The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room - david-strathairn-62nd-annual-primetime-emmy-awards-press-room-01 David Strathairn in HBO's 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards After Party - Arrivals - david-strathairn-62nd-annual-primetime-emmy-awards-after-party-01 David Strathairn in HBO's 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards After Party - Arrivals - wenn5533875 David Strathairn in The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room - wenn2979985 David Strathairn in The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room - david-strathairn-62nd-annual-primetime-emmy-awards-press-room-02 David Strathairn in HBO Films' Temple Grandin Screening - Arrivals - david-strathairn-screening-temple-grandin-02 David Strathairn in HBO Films' Temple Grandin Screening - Arrivals - david-strathairn-screening-temple-grandin-03 David Strathairn in HBO Films' Temple Grandin Screening - Arrivals - david-strathairn-screening-temple-grandin-01 David Strathairn in 25th Anniversary of A and E Television Networks - david-strathairn-25th-anniversary-of-a-e-television-networks-01 David Strathairn in 25th Anniversary of A and E Television Networks - david-strathairn-25th-anniversary-of-a-e-television-networks-02 David Strathairn in The 78th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals - david-strathairn-78th-annual-academy-awards-01 David Strathairn in The 78th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals - david-strathairn-78th-annual-academy-awards-02 David Strathairn in The 78th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals - david-strathairn-78th-annual-academy-awards-03 David Strathairn in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Golden Lion Award - JEK-000230 David Strathairn in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Closing Ceremony Red Carpet - JEK-000211 David Strathairn in 2005 Venice Film Festival - Good Night, and Good Luck - Premiere - JEK-000057 David Strathairn in Sopranos : 5th Season Premiere - JTM-000639 David Strathairn stars as Dr. Flintstein and Paul Giamatti stars as Paul in Journeyman Pictures' Cold Souls (2009) David Strathairn stars as William Seward in Touchstone Pictures' Lincoln (2012) Claire Danes stars as Temple Grandin and David Strathairn stars as Professor Carlock in HBO Films' Temple Grandin (2010) Elizabeth Banks stars as Rachael and David Strathairn stars as father in DreamWorks' The Uninvited (2009) David Strathairn stars as father and Elizabeth Banks stars as Rachael in DreamWorks' The Uninvited (2009) David Strathairn stars as Alonso in Touchstone Pictures' The Tempest (2010) James Franco stars as James and David Strathairn in Tribeca Film's Maladies (2014) David Strathairn stars as William Flynn in Monterey Media's No God, No Master (2014) David Strathairn stars as William Flynn in Monterey Media's No God, No Master (2014) David Strathairn stars as William Flynn and Sam Witwer stars as Eugenio Ravarini in Monterey Media's No God, No Master (2014) Poster of Monterey Media's No God, No Master (2014) Jon Hamm stars as Jake Ehrlich and David Strathairn stars as Ralph McIntosh in Oscilloscope Laboratories' Howl (2010) Jon Hamm stars as Jake Ehrlich and David Strathairn stars as Ralph McIntosh in Oscilloscope Laboratories' Howl (2010) David Strathairn stars as Ralph McIntosh in Oscilloscope Laboratories' Howl (2010) David Strathairn, Alan Cumming, Tom Conti and Chris Cooper in Touchstone Pictures' The Tempest (2010) Chris Cooper, Helen Mirren, David Strathairn and Alan Cumming in Touchstone Pictures' The Tempest (2010)
 
 
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