Stephen Lang


Actor

About

Also Known As
Stephen J Lang
Birth Place
Queens, New York, USA
Born
July 11, 1952

Biography

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 ...

Family & Companions

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

Biography

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).

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Avatar 5 (2027)
Avatar 4 (2025)
Avatar 3 (2023)
Avatar 2 (2021)
Braven (2018)
Mortal Engines (2018)
Hostiles (2017)
The Dinner (2017)
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich (2016)
Don't Breathe (2016)
Band of Robbers (2015)
Gridlocked (2015)
Gutshot Straight (2014)
The Nut Job (2014)
Voice
23 Blast (2014)
In the Blood (2014)
The Girl on the Train (2014)
A Good Marriage (2014)
The Monkey's Paw (2013)
Backmask (2013)
Pawn (2013)
Officer Down (2013)
Love, Marilyn (2012)
Himself
White Irish Drinkers (2011)
Christina (2011)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Avatar (2009)
Public Enemies (2009)
Save Me (2007)
The Treatment (2006)
Code 11-14 (2003)
Gods and Generals (2003)
D-Tox (2002)
The Proposal (2001)
After the Storm (2001)
Trixie (2000)
The Money Shot (1999)
The Story of a Bad Boy (1999)
At the Mercy of a Stranger (1999)
A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)
Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Journey of the Heart (1997)
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Fire Down Below (1997)
Niagara, Niagara (1997)
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Loose Women (1996)
Lone Star (1996)
Gang in Blue (1996)
The Possession of Michael D. (1995)
A Season of Hope (1995)
Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995)
Murder Between Friends (1994)
Gettysburg (1993)
Guilty As Sin (1993)
Tombstone (1993)
Darkness Before Dawn (1993)
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story (1992)
Another You (1991)
Babe Ruth (1991)
The Hard Way (1991)
Finish Line (1989)
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Project X (1987)
Manhunter (1986)
Band Of The Hand (1986)
Death of a Salesman (1985)
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Stone Pillow (1985)
We're Fighting Back (1981)

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Love, Marilyn (2012)
Other

Cast (Special)

Extreme Hawaii (2001)
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1997)
Voice
The Mother (1994)
Strangers (1992)
Private Conversations: The Making of the Television Adaptation of "Death of a Salesman" With Dustin Hoffman (1985)
King of America (1982)

Life Events

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

Played a supporting role in the ESPN miniseries "The Bronx is Burning"

2007

Starred in Roundabout's off-Broadway production of "Beyond Glory"

2009

Appeared as an intelligence officer in Grant Heslov's "The Men Who Stare at Goats" alongside Jeff Bridges and George Clooney

2009

Co-starred in Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" as Texas Ranger Charles Winstead

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"

Family

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

Companions

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

Bibliography