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Net Worth:
$5 Million
Sep 20, 1956 (67 years old)
Park Ridge
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United States of America
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Gary Cole is an American actor and voice artist who has a net worth of $5 million. Cole has more than 180 acting credits to his name, including the films "Office Space" (1999), "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" (2004), "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006), and "Tammy" (2014) and the television series "American Gothic" (1995–1996), "Family Affair" (2002–2003), and "Entourage" (2008–2010).

He starred as Mike Brady in "The Brady Bunch Movie" (1995), "A Very Brady Sequel" (1996), and "The Brady Bunch in the White House" (2002) and played Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian on "Midnight Caller" (1988–1991), Vice President Bob Russell on "The West Wing" (2003–2006), Kent Davison on "Veep" (2013–2019), and Kurt McVeigh on "The Good Wife" (2010–2016) and "The Good Fight" (2017–present). Gary voiced Harvey Birdman on "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law" (2000–2007) and Dr. James Possible on 'Kim Possible" (2002–2007), and he has also lent his voice to "Family Guy" (2000–present), "The Penguins of Madagascar" (2010–2012), "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" (2010–2013), "Bob's Burgers" (2012–present), "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" (2014–2017), "Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters" (2017–2018), and "Trolls: The Beat Goes On!" (2018–2019).

Early Life

Gary Cole was born Gary Michael Cole on September 20, 1956, in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Margaret, was an administrative assistant at a school, and his father, Robert, worked as a municipal finance director. Gary grew up in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and he has one sibling, older sister Nancy. He attended Rolling Meadows High School, where he starred as Snoopy in the Clark Gesner musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." After graduation, Cole enrolled at Illinois State University to study theatre, and two of his classmates were future stars John Malkovich and Laurie Metcalf.


In 1983, Cole appeared in the TV movie "Heart of Steel" and began his stage career in Chicago, where he became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. He played accused murderer Captain Jeffrey MacDonald in the 1984 miniseries "Fatal Vision," then had an uncredited role in the 1985 film "To Live and Die in L.A." Gary appeared in the 1986 film "Lucas" and the TV movies "First Steps" (1985), "Vital Signs" (1986), and "Echoes in the Darkness" (1987), and he guest-starred on "The Twilight Zone" (1985), "Miami Vice" (1986), and "Moonlighting" (1987). From 1988 to 1991, he starred as Jack 'Nighthawk' Killian on "Midnight Caller," which aired 61 episodes over three seasons, and he played Sheriff Lucas Buck on the CBS horror series "American Gothic" from 1995 to 1996. Cole appeared in the films "In the Line of Fire" (1993), "Gang Related" (1997), "A Simple Plan" (1998), and "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (1998), and he played Bill Lumbergh in the 1999 comedy "Office Space."

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Gary starred as Captain Matthew Gideon on the 1999 "Babylon 5" spin-off "Crusade," and he played Bill Davis on "Family Affair" from 2002 to 2003, Vice President Bob Russell on "The West Wing" from 2003 to 2006, and Lieutenant Conrad Rose on "Wanted" in 2005. He appeared in the films "One Hour Photo" (2002), "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!" (2004), "The Ring Two" (2005), and "Mozart and the Whale" (2005), and he played Reese Bobby in 2006's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby," which grossed $163.4 million at the box office. Cole guest-starred on "Touched by an Angel" (2000), "Frasier" (2000), "Monk" (2003), "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (2004), "Arrested Development" (2006), "Supernatural" (2007), and "Psych" (2008), and he had a recurring role as Wayne Davis on "Desperate Housewives" in 2008 and Andrew Klein on "Entourage" from 2008 to 2010. He played drug lord Ted Jones in 2008's "Pineapple Express" alongside Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Danny McBride, and he appeared in the films "The Joneses" (2009), "The Chicago 8" (2011), "Vamp U" (2013), "Cotton" (2014), and "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" (2014).

Between 2011 and 2019, Gary played Cameron Dennis in 10 episodes of "Suits," and he played Kent Davison on 55 episodes of "Veep" from 2013 to 2019. He guest-starred on "30 Rock" (2012), "Mr. Robinson" (2015), and "Angie Tribeca" (2016), and he played James Green, Sr. on the PBS series "Mercy Street" from 2016 to 2017. In 2018, Cole appeared in the films "Blockers," "Under the Eiffel Tower," "Unbroken: Path to Redemption," and "Seven in Heaven" and began playing Fire Commissioner Carl Grissom on NBC's "Chicago Fire." From 2019 to 2021, he had a main role, Harrison Jackson III, on the "Black-ish" spin-off "Mixed-ish," and in 2021, he joined the cast of the CBS series "NCIS" as Special Agent Alden Park ahead of the show's nineteenth season.

Awards and Nominations

In 2014, Cole earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "Veep," and while Gary was on the show, the cast was nominated for five Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, winning in 2018. Cole was named Best Actor for "Cotton" at the 2015 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, and in 2014, he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for "An Officer and a Murderer." Gary and his "Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated" co-stars earned a Behind the Voice Actors Award nomination for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series – Comedy/Musical in 2013, and the "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" cast was nominated for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series in 2016.

Personal Life

Gary met actress Teddi Siddall when she was a writer on "Midnight Caller," and they married on March 8, 1992. They welcomed daughter Mary on March 16, 1993, and she was diagnosed with autism when she was 18 months old. Cole said of the diagnosis, "It's kind of all about really seeing through her eyes. People with autism, I don't like to think of it as a disability, I like to think of it as another way of thinking or perceiving. And I felt my job was to try to perceive everything on some level through her eyes so I could know what it was like to walk in her shoes." Gary has supported the autism charities The Help Group and Autism Speaks. Cole and Siddall separated in February 2015, and Terri filed for divorce in June 2017. Siddall passed away in February 2018.

In August 2021 Gary married interior designer Michelle Knapp. In September 2021 Gary and Michelle paid $2.5 million for a home in Bel Air.

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