November 29, 2022

Stephen Lang Bio, Age, Net Worth, Height, Wife, Career, Movies/TV Shows

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Stephen Lang Biography

Stephen Lang is an American screen and stage actor and playwright who is popularly known for his roles in films including Manhunter in 1986, Gettysburg in 1993, Gods and Generals in 2003, Public Enemies in 2009 and Don’t Breathe in 2016.

For his role in the 1992 Broadway production of The Speed of Darkness awarded him a Tony Award nomination and won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009. He was co-artistic director of the Actors Studio from 2004 to 2006.

 

Stephen Lang Age

Born on July 11, 1952, Lang is 66 years as of 2018.

Stephen Lang Net Worth

Lang currently has a net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2018.

Stephen Lang Height

He stands at a height of 1.79 m.

Stephen Lang Wife

Since June 1, 1980, Lang has been married to Kristina Watson, a costume designer and teacher. They have four children; Noah Lang, Lucy Lang, Grace Lang and Daniel Lang.

Stephen Lang Education

He went to elementary school in Jamaica Estates, Queens. He attended middle school in 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 in 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. In the same ceremony his youngest son, Noah, received his bachelor’s degree. He also holds an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Jacksonville University and was an artist in residence at Northeastern University in 2011. Lang served as a Jury Member for the Woodstock Film Festival in the fall of 2015.

Stephen Lang Career

Lang played Harold 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 in 1986, as reporter Freddy Lounds. He played attorney David Abrams in the television series Crime Story in 1986–1988. He played the title role in the NBC movie Babe Ruth in 1991. In the 2000 revival of The Fugitive starring Tim Dalye played the “One Armed Man”. However the series was a modest success but lasted only one season because of its large production budget.

He was nominated for a Tony Award for his lead role in The Speed of Darkness in 1992. In 1989, in his film role in Last Exit to Brooklyn 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 in 1992 by Jack Nicholson. He won over half a dozen theatre awards including the Drama Desk and Helen Hayes awards.

In films, in 1993 he played Maj. Gen. George Pickett in Gettysburg and the lead role of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in the Gettysburg prequel Gods and Generals in 2003, both from director Ronald F. Maxwell. Gods and Generals to him be his finest performance. His most popular film role, before Avatar, was his portrayal of the villainous Ike Clanton in the successful Western Tombstone in 1993 with Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer.

In February 2005, Shortly after Arthur Miller’s death, Lang appeared in his long-time friend’s last play, titled Finishing the Picture. In 2004 at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre it premiered, 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 perfomed a one-man show Beyond Glory, for troops deployed overseas. He played the role of Colonel Littlefield in John Patrick Shanley’s play Defiance in 2006. In 2007, he brought Beyond Glory to Roundabout’s Off-Broadway Laura Pels Theatre. Beyond Glory has been nominated for a Drama Desk Award and a Lucille Lortel Award both for outstanding solo performance since its New York City premiere.

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 as the villainous Colonel Quaritch in James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar.

He appeared in Michael Mann’s film Public Enemies as FBI Agent Charles Winstead in 2009. 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.

He narrated the audiobook Road Rage in 2009, which combines the short stories “Duel” by Richard Matheson and “Throttle” by Stephen King and Joe Hill. He guest-starred in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent season 8 finale, “Revolution” in the role of Axel Kaspers. He performed the narration for “The Gettysburg Story: Battlefield Auto Tour,” the top-selling audio tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield in 2010 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.

In the 2011 Conan the Barbarian reboot, Lang played the villain Khalar Zym starring Jason Momoa. In the Steven Spielberg-produced TV series Terra Nova he played one of the leads, Nathaniel Taylor.

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 February 2012. He plays Increase Mather, in a recurring role, on WGN America’s first original scripted series, Salem.

Lang is cast in AMC’s martial-arts drama Into the Badlands and played The Blind Man in Fede Alvarez’s hit horror-thriller Don’t Breathe in 2016. He will next appear in Braven alongside Jason Momoa and Hostiles from director Scott Cooper.

He then lobbied for the role Cable in Deadpool 2 through captioned Twitter pictures in February 2016. The role ultimately went to Josh Brolin.

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 March 2017. Lang starred in Hostiles as Colonel Abraham Biggs and is the father of Joe Braven, Linden Braven in the action thriller film Braven in 2018.

Stephen Lang Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1985

Twice in a Lifetime

Keith

 

1986

Band of the Hand

Joe

 

1986

Manhunter

Freddy Lounds

 

1987

Project X

Watts

 

1989

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Harry Black

 

1991

The Hard Way

Party Crasher

 

1991

Another You

Dibbs

 

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

1993

Tombstone

Ike Clanton

 

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

Niagara, Niagara

Claude

 

1997

Fire Down Below

Earl Kellogg

 

1999

The Story of a Bad Boy

Spygo

 

2000

Trixie

Jacob Slotnick

 

2001

The Proposal

Simon Bacig

 

2002

D-Tox

Jack

 

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

 

2007

Save Me

Ted

 

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

Pawn

Charlie

 

2013

The Gettysburg Story

Himself/Narrator

Documentary

2013

Pioneer

Ferris

 

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

Gutshot Straight

Duffy

 

2014

23 Blast

Coach Farris

 

2015

Exeter

Father Conway

 

2015

Band of Robbers

Injun Joe

 

2015

Gridlocked

Korver

 

2015

Beyond Glory: Tour of Duty

Himself

Documentary

2015

Isolation

William

 

2016

Don’t Breathe

The Blind Man

Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actor[34]

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

Mortal Engines

Shrike

 

2018

The Gandhi Murder

Deputy Inspector General Sunil Raina

 

2020

Avatar 2

Colonel Miles Quaritch[35]

Filming

2021

Avatar 3

Colonel Miles Quaritch[35]

Filming

Stephen Lang TV Shows

Year

Title

Role

Notes

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–present

Into the Badlands

Waldo

5 episodes

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