Isaac Liev Schreiber
October 4, 1967
|Education|| Hampshire College (BA)|
Yale University (MFA)
|Occupation||Actor, director, screenwriter, producer|
|Partner(s)||Naomi Watts (2005–2016)|
|Relatives||Pablo Schreiber (half-brother)|
Isaac Liev Schreiber // ; born October 4, 1967) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and narrator. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s, having appeared in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the Scream trilogy of horror films, Ransom (1996), Phantoms (1998), The Sum of All Fears (2002), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Omen (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Taking Woodstock (2009), Salt (2010), Goon (2011), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), and Spotlight (2015). He later became known to younger audiences for his voice work in My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), Isle of Dogs , and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (both 2018).(
Schreiber is also a stage actor, having performed in several Broadway productions. In 2005, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the play Glengarry Glen Ross . That year, he made his debut as a film director and writer with Everything Is Illuminated (2005), based on the 2002 novel of the same name. Schreiber has had further success in the television world, most notably portraying the eponymous protagonist of the Showtime drama series Ray Donovan (2013–2020). The role has earned him five Golden Globe Award nominations and three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. He also narrates the HBO series Hard Knocks and 24/7, as well as various PBS programs.
Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California,the son of Heather Milgram, a painter, and Tell Schreiber, an actor and carpenter. His father is Protestant and his mother is Jewish. His maternal grandfather, Alex Milgram, emigrated from Ukraine. Milgram, who was the most significant male in Schreiber's youth, played the cello and owned Pierre-Auguste Renoir etchings, and made his living by delivering meat to restaurants. His mother, who is an aficionada of classical music and Russian literature, has said that she named Liev after her favorite Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, while his father has stated that Schreiber was named after the doctor who saved his mother's life. His family nickname, adopted when Schreiber was a baby, is "Huggy."
When Schreiber was one year old, his family moved to the unincorporated rural community of Winlaw, in the southern interior of British Columbia.Over the next four years, his mother was hospitalized on several occasions and underwent therapy related to a bad experience on LSD that she had near the beginning of her marriage (in San Francisco), according to Schreiber's father. After he threatened to admit her to a mental institution, she left with her son. With his father in pursuit, Schreiber and his mother were trailed by private detectives in various states; when he was three, his father retrieved him from an upstate New York commune where Heather had gone to escape detection. By the time Schreiber was four, he was again with his mother, living on the fourth floor of a dilapidated walkup at First Avenue and First Street in New York City.
When Schreiber was five, his parents divorced and a fierce custody battle ensued, bankrupting his maternal grandfather. His mother won custody, and the two moved to a cold water flat on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, where they lived for some time, frequently with no electricity, hot water, or even beds. It was during this period that Schreiber began his career in theater by enrolling in Joffrey Ballet School of New York.
After the divorce, Schreiber's father remained in British Columbia and it was there that Liev's half-brother Pablo Schreiber was born five years later. (He also has half-siblings from his mother's first marriage; they lived with their father in New York City while Liev was growing up.)
Schreiber has described his mother as a "far-out Socialist Labor Party hippie bohemian freak who hung out with William Burroughs".She was "a highly cultured eccentric" who earned a living by splitting her time between driving a cab and creating papier-mâché puppets." On Schreiber's 16th birthday, his mother bought him a motorcycle to "promote fearlessness." The critic John Lahr wrote in a 1999 New Yorker profile that, "To a large extent, Schreiber's professional shape-shifting and his uncanny instinct for isolating the frightened, frail, goofy parts of his characters are a result of being forced to adapt to his mother's eccentricities. It's both his grief and his gift." Her bohemian proclivities led to actions such as making Schreiber take the Hindu name Shiva Das, wear yoga shirts, consume a vegetarian diet, and briefly attend Satchidananda Ashram in Pomfret, Connecticut when he was 12. Schreiber's mother also forbade her son from seeing color movies. As a result, his favorite actors were Charlie Chaplin, Andrew Cartwright and Basil Rathbone. In retrospect, Schreiber said in a 2008 interview that he appreciates his mother's influences, saying: "Since I've had Sasha, I've completely identified with everything my mother went through raising me... and I think her choices were inspired."
Subsequently, Schreiber attended Friends Seminary, a Quaker school. Liev played the bass clarinet.In high school,
Schreiber went on to attend Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, where he began his acting training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, via the Five Colleges consortium. In March 1989, he played Antonio in The Merchant of Venice alongside Jeffrey Donovan. He later attended the Yale School of Drama, where he studied with Earle R. Gister and starred in Charles Evered's The Size of the World, directed by Walton Jones. He received a master's degree in drama from Yale in 1992. [ citation needed ]He also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He originally wanted to be a screenwriter, but eventually settled on acting.
Schreiber had several supporting roles in various independent films until his big break, as the accused murderer Cotton Weary in the Scream trilogy of horror films. Though the success of the Scream trilogy led Schreiber to roles in several big-budget studio pictures, Entertainment Weekly wrote in 2007 that "Schreiber is [still] best known for such indie gems as Walking and Talking , The Daytrippers , and Big Night ."
After Scream, Schreiber was cast as the young Orson Welles in the HBO original movie RKO 281 , for which he was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe awards. He then played supporting roles in several studio films, including Ron Howard's 1996 remake of Ransom , the 1999 film The Hurricane , A Walk on the Moon; the 2000 movie version of Hamlet , and as a spy in The Sum of All Fears .
The 2004 remake of The Manchurian Candidate , with Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep, was another major film for Schreiber, stirring some controversy as it opened during a heated presidential election cycle. Schreiber also played Robert Thorn with Julia Stiles in the 2006 film The Omen , a remake of the 1976 horror classic. He played the time-traveling ex-boyfriend of Meg Ryan in the 2001 film Kate & Leopold , also starring Hugh Jackman.
Along with his screen work, Schreiber is a well-respected classical actor; in a 1998 review of the Shakespeare play Cymbeline , The New York Times called his performance "revelatory" and ended the article with the plea, "More Shakespeare, Mr. Schreiber." [ citation needed ]A year later, Schreiber played the title role in Hamlet in a December 1999 revival at The Public Theater, to similar raves. In 2000, he went on to play Laertes in the film Hamlet , a modern adaptation of the play.
His performance in the title role of Henry V in a 2003 Central Park production of that play caused The New Yorker magazine critic John Lahr to expound upon his aptitude at playing Shakespeare. "He has a swiftness of mind," Lahr wrote, "which convinces the audience that language is being coined in the moment. His speech, unlike that of the merely adequate supporting cast, feels lived rather than learned."
From June to July 2006, he played the title role in Macbeth opposite Jennifer Ehle at the Delacorte Theater.[ citation needed ]
Schreiber has narrated a number of documentaries, many of them aired as part of PBS series such as American Experience , Nova , and Secrets of the Dead [ citation needed ] In 1995, he provided narration for the BBC/WGBH documentary co-production Rock & Roll . In 1994, he narrated Two Billion Hearts, the official film of 1994 World Cup.[ citation needed ]from 2001 to 2011. He is the voice behind the television commercials for Infiniti.
Schreiber is also the voice of HBO's Sports of the 20th Century documentaries. [ citation needed ] He narrated Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals and Broad Street Bullies in 2010 as well as Runnin' Rebels of UNLV in 2011, on HBO, and provided the narration for "Making of Pumping Iron" documentary that is included in a special anniversary edition of the movie Pumping Iron . He also narrated the History Channel specials Ape to Man,[ citation needed ]The Lost Kennedy Home Movies, and America: The Story of Us .Similarly, Schreiber is the narrator of HBO Boxing's Countdown and 24/7 documentary series. Schreiber served as the voice of Skeletor in the 2002 incarnation of Masters of the Universe .
Schreiber reprised his role as narrator for HBO's 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic NHL documentary, which followed the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals as they prepared to face each other in the 2011 NHL Winter Classic at Heinz Field, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on January 1, 2011. Once again, Schreiber was the narrator for the HBO series, 24/7 : Road to the Winter Classic. That year, the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers battled in the Classic, at Citizens Bank Park in the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. Once more, Schreiber narrated for the HBO series in 2014 for the 2014 NHL Winter Classic, which showcased the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Detroit Red Wings at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Schreiber has been the narrator in HBO's Hard Knocks for every season, except for the 2007 season when Paul Rudd filled that role,with the Kansas City Chiefs. He also narrated the 2011 documentary Hitler's G.I. Death Camp on the National Geographic Channel. Released in 2012, Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald was narrated by Schreiber, as was the 2013 documentary Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve. He provided the voiceover for the 2018 Kia Stinger GT commercial.
Schreiber told The New Yorker in 1999, "I don't know that I want to be an actor for the rest of my life." For a time in the late '90s, he hoped to produce and direct an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice starring Dustin Hoffman.
During that time, Schreiber started writing a screenplay about his relationship with his Ukrainian grandfather, a project he abandoned when, according to The New York Times, "he read Jonathan Safran Foer's hit novel, Everything Is Illuminated, and decided Mr. Foer had done it better."Schreiber's film adaptation of the short story from which the novel originated, which he both wrote and directed, was released in 2005. The film, which starred Elijah Wood, received lukewarm-to-positive reviews, with Roger Ebert calling it "a film that grows in reflection."
In 2002, he starred in Neil LaBute's play The Mercy Seat along with Sigourney Weaver off-Broadway that was critically and commercially very successful. In the spring of 2005, Schreiber played the role of Richard Roma in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross . As Roma, Schreiber won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play. In 2006, Schreiber was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
In the fall of that year, he directed and starred in the "2006 Join the Fight" AIDS PSA campaign for Cable Positive and Kismet Films (others involved with the campaign included actress Naomi Watts, fashion designer Calvin Klein, and playwright Tony Kushner).
Schreiber played Charlie Townsend in the 2006 film The Painted Veil, starring opposite Watts and Edward Norton. In the same year, Schreiber also appeared in The Omen , which was a remake of the 1976 film of the same name. For television, the actor portrayed a character who temporarily replaces Gil Grissom (played by William Petersen) on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006–07 season) as Michael Keppler, a seasoned CSI with a strong reputation in various police departments across the nation, before joining the veteran Las Vegas team.
Schreiber joined the cast on January 18, 2007, and shot a four-episode arc.He appeared in the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio . The show began previews at the Longacre Theatre on February 15, 2007, in preparation for its March opening. On May 11, 2007, he won the Drama League Award for distinguished performance for his portrayal of shock jock "Barry Champlain" in Talk Radio, and has received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations for the role. The New York Times' Ben Brantley called his performance "the most lacerating portrait of a human meltdown this side of a Francis Bacon painting." Schreiber played the womanizing Lotario Thurgot in Mike Newell's screen adaptation of Love in the Time of Cholera, released in 2007. In a January 2007 interview, Schreiber mentioned that he was working on a screenplay.
Late in 2008, Schreiber portrayed Jewish resistance fighter Zus Bielski in the film Defiance , alongside Daniel Craig. That same year, 20th Century Fox announced Schreiber would play the mutant supervillain Victor Creed in the Marvel Comics film X-Men Origins: Wolverine , released on May 1, 2009.This was the second film he has done with Hugh Jackman. In March 2010, it was announced that he was interested in returning for Scream 4 , portraying Cotton Weary a fourth time (the film was subsequently made without his involvement).
In 2010, he returned to Broadway in A View from the Bridge for which he received a Tony nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Play. Schreiber narrates Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle, a three-hour documentary that premiered on PBS in October 2013.
He co-starred alongside Janet McTeer in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway, with Schreiber cast as the Machiavellian seducer Vicomte de Valmont.The play ran from October 2016 to January 2017.
In 2017, Schreiber returned to play Ross "The Boss" Rhea in Goon: Last of the Enforcers .
During the story development for Logan , Liev had been approached about the potential of Victor Creed to return to the X-Men film universe. Following the film's release, Hugh Jackman revealed that early versions of the script included the character but that element was eventually removed from the final screenplay.
In 2017, Liev was cast to voice the Storm King, the main antagonist in the 2017 film My Little Pony: The Movie , based on the show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic . On his acceptance of the part, Liev said that, because of his kids' exposure to his adult-oriented movie work, he wanted something more child-friendly for them to watch.
In 2018, he was part of the ensemble cast of the animated film Isle of Dogs , which premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival; and voiced the supervillain Kingpin in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse .
In the year 2019, Schreiber had a supporting role in A Rainy Day in New York , which was written and directed by Woody Allen. The same year, he starred in the lead role for Human Capital, where he also served as a producer. In a second collaboration with filmmaker Wes Anderson, he completed filming for The French Dispatch in a currently unspecified role. The film was originally set to be released in 2020, but it was delayed numerous times due to the COVID-19 pandemic before being planned for a release in July 2021. The film was subsequently released at the Cannes Film Festival on July 12, and is now delayed again for a theatrical release in the U.S. on October 22, 2021. His role in the movie was also revealed to be that of an unnamed Talk Show Host.
Schreiber is currently working on a film adaptation of Across the River and Into the Trees . In the film, he plays the leading role of Colonel Richard Cantwell, which was originally set to be played by Pierce Brosnan.
Schreiber was in a relationship with British-Australian actress Naomi Watts (with whom he appeared in The Painted Veil ).Their first son, Alexander, was born in 2007, and their second son, Samuel, was born in 2008. On September 26, 2016, Schreiber and Watts announced their separation after 11 years together.
Schreiber has lived in a loft apartment in Noho, in Lower Manhattan in New York City, that was featured in Architectural Digest .
|1995||Denise Calls Up||Jerry Heckerman|
|1996||The Daytrippers||Carl Petrovic|
|Walking and Talking||Andrew|
|1997||His and Hers||Glenn|
|Scream 2||Cotton Weary|
|1998||Phantoms||Deputy Stuart 'Stu' Wargle|
|Desert Blue||Mickey Moonday||Voice|
|1999||A Walk on the Moon||Marty Kantrowitz|
|Jakob the Liar||Mischa|
|The Hurricane||Sam Chaiton|
|Scream 3||Cotton Weary|
|2001||Kate & Leopold||Stuart Besser|
|2002||The Sum of All Fears||John Clark|
|2003||Spinning Boris||Joe Shumate|
|2004||The Manchurian Candidate||Congressman Raymond Prentiss Shaw|
|2005||Everything Is Illuminated||N/A||Director|
|2006||The Omen||Robert Thorn|
|The Painted Veil||Charles Townsend|
|2007||Chicago 10||William Kunstler||Voice|
|The Ten||Ray Johnson|
|Love in the Time of Cholera||Lotario Thurgot|
|Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure||Narrator|
|2009||X-Men Origins: Wolverine||Victor Creed / Sabretooth||Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain |
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Rumble (with Hugh Jackman)
Nominated — People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Team (with Hugh Jackman, Will.I.Am, Dominic Monaghan, Ryan Reynolds & Kevin Durand)
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (with Hugh Jackman & Ryan Reynolds)
|Every Day||Ned Freed|
|2010||America: The Story of Us||Narrator|
|Salt||Theodore "Ted" Winters|
|2011||Goon||Ross "The Boss" Rhea|
|The Reluctant Fundamentalist||Bobby Lincoln|
|2013||Movie 43||Robert||Segment: "Homeschooled"|
|Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge from the Holocaust||Narrator||Documentary|
|The Last Days on Mars||Vincent Campbell|
|The Butler||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|A Perfect Man||James|
|Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve||Narrator|
|2014||Pawn Sacrifice||Boris Spassky|
|Creed||HBO 24/7 Narrator||Voice|
|2016||The 5th Wave||Colonel Vosch|
|Chuck||Chuck Wepner||Also producer|
|2017||Goon: Last of the Enforcers||Ross "The Boss" Rhea|
|My Little Pony: The Movie||The Storm King||Voice|
|2018||Isle of Dogs||Spots||Voice|
|Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse||Wilson Fisk / Kingpin||Voice|
|2019||A Rainy Day in New York||Roland Pollard|
|Human Capital||Drew Hagel||Also producer|
|2021||The French Dispatch||Talk Show Host|
|TBA||Across the River and Into the Trees||Richard Cantwell||Post-production|
|Untitled Wes Anderson film||Filming|
|1995||Buffalo Girls||Ogden||Television movie|
|1996||The Sunshine Boys||Ricky Gregg||Television movie|
|1998||Since You've Been Gone||Fred Linderhoff||Television movie|
|1999||RKO 281||Orson Welles||Television movie|
|2002||Ulysses S. Grant||Narrator||American Experience documentary film|
|2003||Hitler: The Rise of Evil||Ernst Hanfstaengl||Miniseries|
|2006||Lackawanna Blues||Ulysses Ford||Television movie|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Michael Keppler||4 episodes|
|2008||Independent Lens||William Kunstler||Episode: "Chicago 10"|
|2009||Nature||Narrator||Episode: "Raptor Force"|
|2011||Sesame Street||Himself||2 episodes|
|2012||Robot Chicken||Iron Man / King Triton||Voice; Episode: "Collateral Damage in Gang Turf War"|
|2013||Clear History||Tibor||Television movie; uncredited|
|2013–2020||Ray Donovan||Ray Donovan||82 episodes (Lead role)|
|2015||BoJack Horseman||Copernicus||Voice; Episode: "Out to Sea"|
|2016||Saturday Night Live||Himself||Episode: "Adam Driver/Chris Stapleton"|
|2016||Drunk History||Victor Lustig||Episode: "Landmarks"|
|2017||America in Color||Narrator||Five episode Smithsonian Channel program|
|2018||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "Liev Schreiber/Lil Wayne"|
|2018||Civilisations||Himself (narrator)||Voice; 9 episodes|
|2019||The Simpsons||"Dateline: Springfield" narrator||Voice; Episode: "Woo-Hoo Dunnit?"|
|2020||Speaking Truth to Power||Narrator||Orpheus presentation of Beethoven's Egmont , Op. 84|
|1992||Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)||Lionel||Classic Stage Company|
|1993||In the Summer House||Eliot||Vivian Beaumont Theater|
|1995||The Tempest||Sebastian||Shakespeare in the Park|
|1995||Moonlight||Jake||Laura Pels Theatre|
|1998||Macbeth||Banquo/Seyton||The Public Theater|
|1998||Cymbeline||Iachimo/Jupiter||Shakespeare in the Park|
|1999||Hamlet||Prince Hamlet||The Public Theater|
|2000||Betrayal||Jerry||American Airlines Theatre|
|2001||Othello||Iago||The Public Theater|
|2002||The Mercy Seat||Ben||MCC Theater|
|2003||Henry V||Henry V of England||Shakespeare in the Park|
|2005||Glengarry Glen Ross||Richard Roma||Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre|
|2006||Macbeth||Macbeth||Shakespeare in the Park|
|2007||Talk Radio||Barry Champlain||Longacre Theatre|
|2010||A View From the Bridge||Eddie||Cort Theatre|
|2016||Les Liaisons Dangereuses||Le Vicomte de Valmont||Booth Theatre|
|Year||Association||Category||Title of work||Result|
|2000||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film||RKO 281||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|2005||Tony Awards||Best Featured Actor in a Play||Won|
|Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Tony Awards||Best Actor in a Play||Nominated|
|2010||A View from the Bridge||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Actor in a Play||Won|
|2014||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2015||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Drama||Ray Donovan||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Detroit Film Critics Society Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|Gotham Independent Film Awards||Ensemble Performance||Won|
|Independent Spirit Awards||Robert Altman Award||Won|
|Satellite Awards||Best Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|
|2016||Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Drama||Ray Donovan||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Narrator||Nominated|
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John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, author, musician, poet and singer. Prolific in films, television and on stage, Lithgow is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, six Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards, and nominations for two Academy Awards, and four Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Lombardi is a 2010 documentary film surrounding Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi produced by NFL Films and HBO. The documentary is one of three productions detailing Lombardi, along with a Broadway theatre and ESPN feature film. Besides focusing on his coaching career with the Green Bay Packers, it also details his playing days at Fordham University and being part of the Seven Blocks of Granite offensive line, along with being a high school coach and teacher at Englewood, New Jersey's St. Cecilia High School. Among the people interviewed are Lombardi's children and Hall of Famers Sam Huff, Frank Gifford, Bart Starr and Sonny Jurgensen. HBO found many of the clips in the documentary at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. The documentary was aired at Lambeau Field on November 18, the Pro Football Hall of Fame on November 27, and the College Football Hall of Fame on December 1 before airing on HBO on December 11.
Chuck is a 2016 American biographical sports drama film directed by Philippe Falardeau and written by Jeff Feuerzeig, Jerry Stahl, Michael Cristofer and Liev Schreiber, who also stars in the title role. The cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman, Naomi Watts, Jim Gaffigan, Michael Rapaport, Pooch Hall, Morgan Spector, Jason Jones and Catherine Corcoran. The film depicts the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner and his 1975 title fight with the heavyweight champion, Muhammad Ali, which inspired Sylvester Stallone's character and screenplay for the 1976 film Rocky.
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