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Know Your “That Guy”: David Strathairn

David Strathairn

Born: January 26, 1949

Number of Roles: 107

Best Known for Playing: Intelligent, Stern authority figures

First Appearance: Ron Desjardins in Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

Most Recent Appearance: Dr. Lee Rosen on Alphas (2011)

Can Be Seen in:

  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • We Are Marshall
  • Good Night and Good Luck
  • Twisted
  • Big Apple
  • Limbo
  • LA Confidential
  • The Firm
  • Home for the Holidays
  • A League of their Own
  • Fracture

Fun Facts:

  • Friend of director John Sayles, who constantly casts Strathairn in his films.
  • Worked as a clown for the Ringling Bros. Circus in Florida
  • In his early acting years, he hitchhiked across New York to perform at local theaters.

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