American Gothic


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Gary Cole

Gary Cole (Lucas Buck) was born September 20, 1956, in suburban Chicago. He attended Illinois State University in its renowned theatre program, but left after his third year to work in the Chicago theatre scene. He was a member of the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre, and helped found the respected Remains Theatre, both in Chicago. He was twice nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Chicago professional theatre. His stage work in that city includes productions of "American Buffalo," "Speed-the-Plow," "Love Letters," and "Death and the Maiden."

Gary first made a splash with television audiences with his portrayal of convicted wife-slayer Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald in the mini-series "Fatal Vision." He went on to star in the NBC television series "Midnight Caller," but still considered Chicago his home and continued to work in that city's theatre productions. He has since added theatrical films to his resume, and has finally made Los Angeles his home. He continues to stretch his acting talents in film, television, and live theatre. He has appeared in New York theatre in such plays as Sam Shepard's "True West". He appeared this summer on the big screen in "A Very Brady Sequel." Take a look at his filmography to see what else he has done. Visit The Gary Cole Archives for an in-depth look at his career. To buy his films and audiobooks, check out his page in The Actors' Attic.

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