|Gary Cole Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||September 20, 1956|
Gary Cole is an American television, film, and voice actor whose professional acting career started on stage at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. He has been cast in shows and movies like Midnight Caller, Son of the Morning Star, Chicago Fire, The Practice, American Gothic, The Good Wife, Mixed-ish, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Desperate Housewives, Entourage, Office Space, Veep, 12 Miles of Bad Road, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, The Brady Bunch Movie, An Officer and a Murderer, Suits, The West Wing, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Good Fight, Crusade, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, One Hour Photo, Pineapple Express, The Last Rites of Joe May, and Seven in Heaven.
Gary Michael Cole
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Gary Cole studied at Rolling Meadows High School, where he made his acting debut as Snoopy in a high school production of Clark Gesner’s Peanuts musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Later, he got enrolled at Illinois State University and studied theater. His classmates included fellow future actors Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich.
Actor, Voiceover Artist
- Father – Robert Cole (Municipal Finance Director)
- Mother – Margaret or “Peggy” (School Administrative Assistant)
- Sibling – Nancy (Older Sister)
- Others – Wilber/Willis Grove (Maternal Grandfather), Hazel B. Hartman (Maternal Grandmother)
Gary Cole has been represented by –
- Danis, Panaro & Nist, Talent and Literary Agency, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Envoy Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States
In 2021, his net worth was $4 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft or 183 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Gary Cole has dated –
- Teddi Siddall (1992–2017) – On March 8, 1992, he got married to actress and writer Theodora “Teddi” Siddall. Their daughter Mary has also pursued a career in acting. Mary was diagnosed with autism when she was 28 months old. On June 19, 2017, Teddi Siddall filed for divorce. She died in 2018.
Race / Ethnicity
Gary Cole is of English, German, and French-Canadian descent.
Salt and Pepper
Has often played cold, calculating authority figures
He has been a part of TV commercials for –
- Maidenform (1989)
- World of Warcraft video game (2006)
- State Farm Insurance (2011)
- Kabbage (2019)
- Dodge Challenger (2020)
Gary Cole Facts
- He grew up in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
- Gary Cole played Kent Davison, the Senior Strategist to the President, in the HBO political satire comedy series titled Veep from 2013 to 2019. For this role, he got nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series”.
- In August 2016, he provided vocals to the character of a CEO in an episode titled Fashion Bears of the animated slice of life television series, We Bare Bears.
- Alongside Tika Sumpter, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and others, he co-starred as Harrison Jackson III, Bow’s paternal grandfather and Paul’s father, in the single-camera sitcom called Mixed-ish from 2019 to 2021.
- Gary Cole has been friends with William Petersen.
- He has also done voiceover work for video games like Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law and Hitman.
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