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Also Known As: Stephen J Lang Died:
Born: July 11, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Queens, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A chameleon-like regional theater veteran, Stephen Lang won acclaim for his performance on the Broadway stage as the murderous Col. Jessep in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men" (1989) and received a Tony nomination for his performance as a disturbed Vietnam veteran in Steve Tesich's "Speed of Darkness" (1990).The compact, light-haired actor made his screen debut in Bud Yorkin's "Twice in a Lifetime" (1985) and gave strong performances as a tabloid journalist in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" (1986) and as a closeted homosexual in "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (1989). In 1991's "The Hard Way", Lang played the psychotic villain, appeared as General Pickett in "Gettysburg" (1993) and was featured in John Sayles' "Lone Star" (1996).Lang's TV credits include recreating his stage role of Happy opposite Dustin Hoffman's Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" (CBS, 1985), portraying the legendary baseball star "Babe Ruth" (NBC, 1991) and played a man struggling with an evil force in "The Possession of Michael D." (Fox, 1995).

A chameleon-like regional theater veteran, Stephen Lang won acclaim for his performance on the Broadway stage as the murderous Col. Jessep in Aaron Sorkin's "A Few Good Men" (1989) and received a Tony nomination for his performance as a disturbed Vietnam veteran in Steve Tesich's "Speed of Darkness" (1990).

The compact, light-haired actor made his screen debut in Bud Yorkin's "Twice in a Lifetime" (1985) and gave strong performances as a tabloid journalist in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" (1986) and as a closeted homosexual in "Last Exit to Brooklyn" (1989). In 1991's "The Hard Way", Lang played the psychotic villain, appeared as General Pickett in "Gettysburg" (1993) and was featured in John Sayles' "Lone Star" (1996).

Lang's TV credits include recreating his stage role of Happy opposite Dustin Hoffman's Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" (CBS, 1985), portraying the legendary baseball star "Babe Ruth" (NBC, 1991) and played a man struggling with an evil force in "The Possession of Michael D." (Fox, 1995).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Nut Job, The (2014)
2.
 In the Blood (2014)
3.
 Backmask (2013)
4.
 Pawn (2013)
5.
 Officer Down (2013)
6.
 23 Blast (2013)
7.
 Love, Marilyn (2012)
8.
 Christina (2011)
9.
10.
 Public Enemies (2009)
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1969:
Made stage debut in "Othello" at the Hedgerow Theatre in Pennsylvania
1975:
Off-Broadway debut in "Hamlet" at New York Shakespeare Festival
1977:
Made Broadway debut in "Saint Joan"
1978:
Appeared at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
1980:
Made small screen debut in CBS TV-movie "We're Fighting Back"
1984:
Played Happy, one of Dustin Hoffman's sons in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman"
1985:
Made film debut in "Twice in a Lifetime"
1985:
Recreated the role of Happy opposite Dustin Hoffman in the ABC TV-movie "Death of a Salesman"
1986:
Played attorney David Abrams on NBC series "Crime Story"
1991:
Gained 35 pounds to play the title character in the NBC TV-movie "Babe Ruth"
1991:
Earned a Tony nomination for his lead role in "The Speed of Darkness"
1992:
Starred off-Broadway as "Hamlet" at the Roundabout Theater
1993:
Played Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett in the film "Gettysburg"
1993:
Portrayed the villainous Ike Clanton in "Tombstone," starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer
1997:
Co-starred in the political thriller "Shadow Conspiracy"
1998:
Returned to Broadway to star in "Wait Until Dark"
2000:
Cast as the one-armed man on the short-lived CBS remake of "The Fugitive"
2003:
Portrayed General Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson in "Gods and Generals"
2004:
Appeared in Arthur Miller's last play "Finishing the Picture" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago
2006:
Played the role of Colonel Littlefield in John Patrick Shanley's play "Defiance"
2007:
Starred in Roundabout's off-Broadway production of "Beyond Glory"
2007:
Played a supporting role in the ESPN miniseries "The Bronx is Burning"
2009:
Co-starred in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" as Texas Ranger Charles Winstead
2009:
Appeared as an intelligence officer in Grant Heslov's "The Men Who Stare at Goats" alongside Jeff Bridges and George Clooney
2009:
Cast as SecFor's Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron's sci-fi epic "Avatar"
2011:
Portrayed the villain Khalar Zym in the "Conan the Barbarian" reboot
2011:
Co-starred opposite Jason O'Mara on the Fox series "Terra Nova"
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Education

PS 178: Queens , New York -
Swarthmore College: Swarthmore , Pennsylvania - 1973

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wife:
Kristina Watson. Had two with first husband Victor Velazquez.
wife:
Kristina Watson. Costume designer. Married 1980.

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father:
Eugene Lang. Entrepreneur, philanthropist. In 1981 promised a class of Harlem students that if they finished high school, he would pay their college tuition.
father:
Eugene Lang. Had four; survived him.
daughter:
Lucy Jane Lang. Was married and divorced three times.
son:
Daniel Lang. Tobacco farmer.
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