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Know Your “That Guy”: Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Born: September 20, 1956

Number of Roles: 115

Best Known for Playing: Bill Lumbergh, eccentric/crazy fathers

First Appearance: Lee in Heart of Steel (1983)

Most Recent Appearance: Kurt McVeigh on The Good Wife (2011)

Notable Roles

  • Bill Lumbergh in Office Space
  • Frank Savage on The Good Guys
  • Commissioner Gordon in Batman: Under the Red Hood
  • Jim Corrigan/The Spectre in DC Showcase
  • Andrew Klein on Entourage
  • Ted Jones in Pineapple Express
  • Harvey Birdman on Harvey Birdman
  • Reese Bobby in Talladaga Nights
  • Vice President Bob Russell on The West Wing
  • Cotton McKnight in Dodgeball
  • Mike Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie

Fun Facts

  • Has played both the President and Vice President in movies
  • He and Jimmy Smits were beat for Miami Vice by Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas
  • Began his acting career as Snoopy in a high school production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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