Lang in February 2014
|Alma mater||Swarthmore College|
Kristina Watson(m. 1980)
|Parent(s)|| Eugene Lang |
|Relatives||Jane Lang (sister)|
Stephen Lang (born July 11, 1952) is an American screen and stage actor, and playwright. He is known for roles in films including Manhunter (1986), Gettysburg (1993), Gods and Generals (2003), Public Enemies (2009) and Don't Breathe (2016). He received a Tony Award nomination for his role in the 1992 Broadway production of The Speed of Darkness and won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in James Cameron's Avatar (2009). From 2004 to 2006, he was co-artistic director of the Actors Studio.
Manhunter is a 1986 American psychological crime horror thriller film based on the novel Red Dragon by Thomas Harris. Written and directed by Michael Mann, it stars William Petersen as FBI profiler Will Graham. Also featured are Tom Noonan as serial killer Francis Dollarhyde, Dennis Farina as Graham's FBI superior Jack Crawford, and Brian Cox as incarcerated killer Hannibal Lecktor. The film focuses on Graham coming out of retirement to lend his talents to an investigation on Dollarhyde, a killer known as the "Tooth Fairy". In doing so, he must confront the demons of his past and meet with Lecktor, who nearly counted Graham amongst his victims.
Gettysburg is a 1993 American epic war film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the historical novel The Killer Angels (1974) by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War (1861–1865).
Gods and Generals is a 2003 American period war drama film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. It is an adaptation of the 1996 novel of the same name by Jeffrey Shaara and prequel to Maxwell's 1993 film Gettysburg. The film stars Stephen Lang as Stonewall Jackson, Jeff Daniels as Lieutenant Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and Robert Duvall as General Robert E. Lee.
Lang was born in New York City, the youngest child of Theresa (née Volmar, d. 2008) and Eugene Lang (1919–2017), a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist.Lang's mother was a Catholic of German and Irish descent, while his father was Jewish. Lang's paternal grandparents were Jewish emigrants from Hungary and Russia. He has two elder siblings—Jane, an attorney and activist, and David, who served as an executive at REFAC, the company their father founded in 1952. Lang's father donated much of his net worth (in excess of $150 million) to charity and did not leave an inheritance to his children, believing they each needed to learn to become self-sufficient.
The City of New York, usually called either New York City (NYC) or simply New York (NY), is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2018 population of 8,398,748 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles (784 km2), New York is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass and one of the world's most populous megacities, with an estimated 19,979,477 people in its 2018 Metropolitan Statistical Area and 22,679,948 residents in its Combined Statistical Area. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, art, fashion, and sports. The city's fast pace has inspired the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.
Eugene Michael Lang was an American philanthropist who founded REFAC Technology Development Corporation in 1951. REFAC held patents relating to LCDs, ATMs, credit card verification systems, bar code scanners, VCRs, cassette players, camcorders, electronic keyboards, and spreadsheets, and filed thousands of lawsuits against other corporations to secure licensing fees or out-of-court settlements, a business practice often criticized as patent trolling. He was also the chairman of the board at Swarthmore College.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide as of 2017. As the world's oldest continuously functioning international institution, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation. The church is headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the pope. Its central administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, an enclave within the city of Rome in Italy.
Lang attended elementary school in Jamaica Estates, Queens.His middle school was a New York City public school, George Ryan Junior High School, in nearby Fresh Meadows. For high school, he attended George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, PA and graduated from there a year early (1969). He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1973 with a degree in English Literature; on May 30, 2010, Swarthmore awarded him an honorary degree in recognition of his distinguished career in theatre, television, and film. His youngest son, Noah, received his bachelor's degree during the same ceremony. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Jacksonville University and was an artist in residence at Northeastern University in 2011. In the fall of 2015, Lang served as a Jury Member for the Woodstock Film Festival.
Jamaica Estates is an upper middle class neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. Within Queens Community District 8, Jamaica Estates is served by Queens Community Board 8 and located in the northern portion of Jamaica. It is bounded by Union Turnpike to the north, Hillside Avenue to the south, Utopia Parkway and Homelawn Street to the west, and 188th Street to the east. The main road through the neighborhood is Midland Parkway.
George School is a private Quaker boarding and day high school located on a rural campus near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded at its present site in 1893, and has grown from a single building to over 20 academic, athletic, and residential buildings. Besides the usual college preparatory courses, including an International Baccalaureate program, the school features several distinct programs deriving from its Quaker heritage. These include community service requirements, an emphasis on social justice and environmental concerns, required arts courses, and community-based decision making.
Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1864, with its first classes being held in 1869, Swarthmore was one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States. It was established to be a college "...under the care of Friends, at which an education may be obtained equal to that of the best institutions of learning in our country." By 1906, Swarthmore had dropped its religious affiliation and became officially non-sectarian.
Lang has been married to Kristina Watson, a costume designer and teacher, since June 1, 1980. They have four children.
Lang played Harold (Happy) Loman in the 1984 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman and the 1985 television film with Dustin Hoffman as Willy Loman, and appeared in the first Hannibal Lecter film Manhunter (1986), as reporter Freddy Lounds.He played attorney David Abrams in the television series Crime Story (1986–88). He played the title role in the NBC movie Babe Ruth (1991). He later played the "One Armed Man" in the 2000 revival of The Fugitive starring Tim Daly. The series was a modest success but lasted only one season because of its large production budget.
Death of a Salesman is a 1985 American made-for-television film adaptation of the 1949 play of the same name by Arthur Miller, directed by Volker Schlöndorff, starring Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid, John Malkovich, Stephen Lang and Charles Durning. The film follows the script of the 1949 play almost exactly and originally premiered on CBS on August 16, 1985.
Dustin Lee Hoffman is an American actor and director. Hoffman has been called one of the greatest actors of all time. He is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. He is the recipient of numerous accolades including two Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), four BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards and, two Emmy Awards. Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999 and the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2012.
William "Willy" Loman is a fictional character and the protagonist of Arthur Miller's classic play Death of a Salesman, which debuted on Broadway with Lee J. Cobb playing Loman at the Morosco Theatre on February 10, 1949. Loman is a 63-year-old travelling salesman from Brooklyn with 34 years of experience with the same company who endures a pay cut and a firing during the play. He has difficulty dealing with his current state and has created a fantasy world to cope with his situation. This does not keep him from multiple suicide attempts.
In 1992, he was nominated for a Tony Award for his lead role in The Speed of Darkness. His film role in Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) garnered him widespread critical acclaim, but its limited release prevented the film from reaching a wider audience. On stage, he was the first to play the role of Colonel Nathan Jessup in A Few Good Men, a role made famous on film (1992) by Jack Nicholson. He is the winner of over half a dozen theatre awards including the Drama Desk and Helen Hayes awards.
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in Midtown Manhattan. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette "Tony" Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.
The Speed of Darkness is a play written by Steve Tesich.
Last Exit to Brooklyn is a 1989 German-British drama film directed by Uli Edel and adapted by Desmond Nakano from Hubert Selby Jr.'s novel of the same title.
In films, he played Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett in Gettysburg (1993) and the lead role of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson in the Gettysburg prequel Gods and Generals (2003), both from director Ronald F. Maxwell. He considers Gods and Generals to be his finest performance. Arguably, his most famous film role, before Avatar, was his portrayal of the villainous Ike Clanton in the successful Western Tombstone (1993) with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer.
Shortly before Arthur Miller's death in February 2005, Lang appeared in his long-time friend's last play, titled Finishing the Picture. It premiered in 2004 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, where Lang had the second run of his own play, Beyond Glory, which had premiered in Arlington, Virginia, early in 2004, and his Tony-nominated portrayal for The Speed of Darkness. Lang also performed Beyond Glory, a one-man show, for troops deployed overseas.In 2006, he played the role of Colonel Littlefield in John Patrick Shanley's play Defiance . He brought Beyond Glory to Roundabout's Off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre in 2007. Since its New York City premiere, Beyond Glory has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Lucille Lortel Award both for outstanding solo performance.
Lang has a role in the ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning , as well as roles in independent features Save Me and From Mexico with Love. He plays a lead role in James Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar as the villainous Colonel Quaritch.
In 2009, he appeared in Michael Mann's film Public Enemies as FBI Agent Charles Winstead,the man widely considered to have fired the shots that killed John Dillinger and in Grant Heslov's The Men Who Stare at Goats alongside Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Ewan McGregor, and George Clooney.
Also in 2009, he narrated the audiobook Road Rage —which combines the short stories "Duel" by Richard Matheson and "Throttle" by Stephen King and Joe Hill—and guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent season 8 finale, "Revolution" in the role of Axel Kaspers. In 2010 he performed the narration for "The Gettysburg Story: Battlefield Auto Tour,"the top-selling audio tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Written and produced by filmmaker Jake Boritt and based on works by historian Gabor Boritt it tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg and Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in Gettysburg National Cemetery. Lang is also the narrator of the companion public television documentary The Gettysburg Story presented by Maryland Public Television.
Lang played the villain Khalar Zym in the 2011 Conan the Barbarian reboot starring Jason Momoa.He also played one of the leads, Nathaniel Taylor, in the Steven Spielberg-produced TV series Terra Nova .
In February 2012, he signed on to play Mary Shannon's estranged father in a three episode arc on the final season of the USA television series In Plain Sight .
In 2013, Lang appeared in The Monkey's Paw for Chiller TV.
Lang has been confirmed as reprising his role as Colonel Miles Quaritch in the upcoming sequels to Avatar.
He plays Increase Mather, in a recurring role, on WGN America's first original scripted series, Salem .
Lang is part of the cast of AMC's martial-arts drama Into the Badlands , and played The Blind Man in Fede Alvarez's hit horror-thriller Don't Breathe (2016).He will next appear in Braven alongside Jason Momoa and Hostiles from director Scott Cooper.
In February 2016, Lang lobbied for the role Cable in Deadpool 2 through captioned Twitter pictures.The role ultimately went to Josh Brolin.
In March 2017, it was announced that Lang had joined the cast of the film Mortal Engines , which Peter Jackson is producing for Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital.
In 2018, Lang starred in Hostiles as Colonel Abraham Biggs and is the father of Joe Braven, Linden Braven in the action thriller film Braven .
|1985||Twice in a Lifetime||Keith|
|1986||Band of the Hand||Joe|
|1989||Last Exit to Brooklyn||Harry Black|
|1991||The Hard Way||Party Crasher|
|1992||Human Cargo||Aramco Contractor|
|1993||Guilty as Sin||Phil Garson|
|1993||Gettysburg||Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett|
|1993||The Making of Gettysburg||Himself/Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett||Video documentary|
|1995||Tall Tale||Jonas Hackett|
|1995||The Amazing Panda Adventure||Dr. Michael Tyler|
|1996||Loose Women||Prophet Buddy|
|1996||Gang in Blue||Moose Tavola|
|1996||An Occasional Hell||Alex Laughton|
|1997||Shadow Conspiracy||The Agent|
|1997||Fire Down Below||Earl Kellogg|
|1999||The Story of a Bad Boy||Spygo|
|2001||The Proposal||Simon Bacig|
|2002||The Making of Tombstone||Himself/Ike Clanton|
|2003||The I Inside||Mr. Travitt|
|2003||Code 11-14||Justin Shaw|
|2003||Gods and Generals||Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson||Movieguide Grace Award for Acting|
|2003||Gods and Generals: Journey to the Past||Himself/Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson|
|2006||The Treatment||Coach Galgano|
|2008||From Mexico with Love||Big Al Stevens|
|2009||Public Enemies||Charles Winstead|
|2009||The Men Who Stare at Goats||General Hopgood|
|2009||Avatar||Colonel Miles Quaritch|| Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor |
Nominated — Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
Nominated — Teen Choice award for Choice Movie Fight (with Sam Worthington)
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Nominated — MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (with Sam Worthington)
Nominated — Scream Award for Best Villain
|2010||Christina||Inspector Edgar Reinhardt|
|2010||False Creek Stories||Narrator|
|2010||White Irish Drinkers||Patrick|
|2011||Conan the Barbarian||Khalar Zym|
|2011||Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You||Barry Rogers|
|2013||Officer Down||Lieutenant Jake LaRussa|
|2013||The Gettysburg Story||Himself/Narrator||Documentary|
|2013||The Monkey's Paw||Tony Cobb|
|2013||The Girl on the Train||Det. Lloyd Martin|
|2014||The Nut Job||King (voice)|
|2014||In the Blood||Casey|
|2014||Jarhead 2: Field of Fire||Major James Gavins|
|2014||A Good Marriage||Holt Ramsey|
|2014||23 Blast||Coach Farris|
|2015||Band of Robbers||Injun Joe|
|2015||Beyond Glory: Tour of Duty||Himself||Documentary|
|2016||Don't Breathe||The Blind Man||Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|2016||Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich||Major General Emil F. Reinhardt|
|2017||Hostiles||Colonel Abraham Biggs|
|2018||Braven||Linden Braven||Supporting role|
|2018||The Gandhi Murder||Deputy Inspector General Sunil Raina|
|2021||Avatar 2||Colonel Miles Quaritch||Filming|
|2023||Avatar 3||Colonel Miles Quaritch||Filming|
|1985||Death of a Salesman||Happy||TV movie|
|1986–1988||Crime Story||Attorney David Abrams||26 episodes|
|1989||The Equalizer||Joseph Morrison||Episode: "Lullaby of Darkness"|
|1991||Babe Ruth||Babe Ruth||TV movie|
|1992||Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story||Steven Ziegenmeyer||TV movie|
|1994||Baseball||Various voices||Documentary miniseries by Ken Burns|
|1995||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Criminal Gun Shooter||Episode: "Bullets Over Bel-Air"|
|1996||The West||Various voices||Documentary miniseries by Ken Burns|
|1997||The Outer Limits||Dr. James Houghton||Episode: "New Lease"|
|1997||Liberty! The American Revolution||George Washington (voice)||6 episodes|
|1998||Escape: Human Cargo||Dennis McNatt||TV movie produced by Showtime.|
|2000||Running Mates||Ron Noble (Financier)||Uncredited; TV movie shown on the TNT Network.|
|2000–2001||The Fugitive||Ben Charnquist||5 episodes|
|2002||Ed||Jack Foster||Episode: "Wheel of Justice"|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Michael Baxter||Episode: "Escape"|
|2005||Jonny Zero||Officer Tanner||Episode: "To Serve and to Protect"|
|2005||Law & Order||Terry Dorn||Episode: "New York Minute"|
|2007||The Bronx Is Burning||Inspector Dowd||3 episodes|
|2008||Medal of Honor||Narrator||PBS documentary|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Axel Kaspers||Episode: "Revolution"|
|2009||Psych||Mr. Salamatchla||Episode: "Shawn Gets the Yips"|
|2011||Terra Nova||Commander Nathaniel Taylor||13 episodes Lead Role|
|2012||In Plain Sight||James Wiley Shannon||3 episodes|
|2014–2015||Salem||Increase Mather||10 episodes|
|2015||To Appomattox||John Brown||Upcoming series|
|2015–2019||Into the Badlands||Waldo||10 episodes|
|2019||The Rookie||Chief Williams||Episode: "The Checklist"|
|2018||Uncharted Live Action Fan Film||Victor "Sully" Sullivan||Fan Film|
|2013||Call of Duty: Ghosts||Elias Walker|
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