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Born: May 11, 1953 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, USA Profession: actor

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A clean-cut actor capable of projecting the "aw, shucks" attitude of a young James Stewart, Boyd Gaines first came to prominence as the promising acting student who ends up as a waiter in "Fame" (1980) and a three-year (1981-84) stint as Mark Royer, the dental student who married Barbara Cooper (Valerie Bertinelli) on the long-running CBS sitcom "One Day at a Time". He also made a memorable impression as the youthful coach lusting after a gym teacher in the low-brow hit comedy "Porky's" (1982). Prior to his small screen success, the lanky Juilliard-trained performer had worked on the NYC stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Gaines spent the late 80s as a frequent guest performer on TV series alternating with the occasional film role like the by-the-book Lt. Ring in "Heartbreak Ridge" (1986). Returning to NYC in the late 80s, he found renewed success as a Broadway player, accruing a number of accolades In 1989, Gaines picked up a Featured Actor in a Play Tony for his Broadway debut as gay pediatrician Peter Patrone, the best friend of Heidi Holland in Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Heidi Chronicles". He garnered a second Tony,...

A clean-cut actor capable of projecting the "aw, shucks" attitude of a young James Stewart, Boyd Gaines first came to prominence as the promising acting student who ends up as a waiter in "Fame" (1980) and a three-year (1981-84) stint as Mark Royer, the dental student who married Barbara Cooper (Valerie Bertinelli) on the long-running CBS sitcom "One Day at a Time". He also made a memorable impression as the youthful coach lusting after a gym teacher in the low-brow hit comedy "Porky's" (1982).

Prior to his small screen success, the lanky Juilliard-trained performer had worked on the NYC stage at the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Roundabout and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Gaines spent the late 80s as a frequent guest performer on TV series alternating with the occasional film role like the by-the-book Lt. Ring in "Heartbreak Ridge" (1986). Returning to NYC in the late 80s, he found renewed success as a Broadway player, accruing a number of accolades In 1989, Gaines picked up a Featured Actor in a Play Tony for his Broadway debut as gay pediatrician Peter Patrone, the best friend of Heidi Holland in Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Heidi Chronicles". He garnered a second Tony, this time as Lead Actor in a Musical for the 1994 revival of "She Loves Me". Subsequently, he was tapped to play Bobby, the central figure in the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical "Company" but vocal problems and mixed reviews kept the production to a limited run. Gaines returned to films in the supporting role of a health-conscious yuppie out to oust the super (Ossie Davis) from his job and home in Herb Gardner's "I'm Not Rappaport" (1996). More recently, he offered support to Alec Baldwin and Ben Kingsley in "The Confession" (lensed 1997).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Funny Games (2007)
2.
 Second Best (2004) Cast
3.
 Earthly Possessions (1999) Heidi Anderson
4.
 I'm Not Rappaport (1996) Danforth
5.
 Grass Harp, The (1995) Narrator
6.
 Son's Promise, A (1990) Businessman
7.
8.
 Call Me (1988) Bill
9.
 Heartbreak Ridge (1986) Lieutenant Ring
10.
 Sure Thing, The (1985) Jason
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1978:
Made New York stage debut, "Spring Awakening"
1980:
Made film debut in "Fame"
1981:
Was member of resident company, Guthrie Theatre
1982:
Had memorable role in "Porky's"
1981:
Joined cast of CBS' "One Day at a Time" as dentist Mark Royer, Barbara's husband (Valerie Bertinelli)
1985:
Appeared in the NBC miniseries "Evergreen"
1987:
Had featured role in the Oscar-winning short, "Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall"
1989:
Broadway debut as Dr Peter Patrone in the award-winning "The Heidi Chronicles"
1992:
Appeared in the Broadway revival of "The Show-Off"
1994:
Made Broadway singing debut in the revival of "She Loves Me"
1995:
Headlined a revival of the Stephen Sondheim-George Furth musical "Company"; experienced vocal problems which forced him to miss several previews
1995:
Narrated the feature "The Grass Harp"
1996:
Returned to the big screen in a supporting role in "I'm Not Rappaport"
1999:
Appeared in the award-winning revival of "Cabaret" as Cliff Bradshaw
1999:
Cast as a suicidal advertising executive in "Contact"; premiered Off-Broadway and later moved to Broadway
2000:
Appeared in two episodes of "The Education of Max Bickford"
2006:
Cast in the Broadway revival of "Journey's End"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
2008:
Cast opposite Patti LuPone in the Broadway musical "Gypsy"
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York - 1978

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wife:
Kathleen McNenny. Actor. Together since 1995.

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father:
James Gaines.
mother:
Ida Gaines.
daughter:
Leslie Victoria Gaines.

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