Terry Kinney Biography

Birthday: 1954-01-29
Place of Birth: Lincoln, Illinois
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Terry Kinney, the stage, film and television actor, was born on January 29, 1954 in Lincoln, Illinois and attended Illinois State University. While at university, his friend, the aspiring actor Jeff Perry, took Kinney to Chicago to see a production of "Grease" in which his best friend, Gary Sinise, was appearing. The like-minded trio of Sinise, Perry and Kinney opened their own Chicago theatrical troupe, the Steppenwolf Theater, in 1973 in the basement of a church in Highland Park. The company's metamorphosis into one of the country's great regional theatrical companies began in 1976, after Kinney and Perry joined it full-time after graduating from college. The theater has, since 1976, put on a full season of ensemble works. The founders of Steppenwolf supported the theater and themselves with odd jobs until he company began financially self-supporting in the early 1980s. Re-located in the old St. Nicholas Theater, Steppenwolf's productions began to attract a steady audience. Steppenwolf flourished artistically and financially in the '80s, and moved once again to its permanent home at 1650 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. At the height of the company's fame, Kinney and Sinise were Steppenwolf's artistic co-directors, winning numerous awards, and even transferring some productions, such as their monumental adaptation of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath", to Broadway. In addition to Kinney and Sinise, the company included such first rate actors as John Malkovich, Joan Allen and John Mahoney. As an actor, Kinney was nominated for a Tony Award for his appearance as the "Reverend Casey" in "Grapes". Kinney made his movie debut in 1985, with a bit part in Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985), and has been much in demand as a supporting actor ever since. On television, he had a small but recurring role on "thirtysomething" (1987) and appeared as a regular on the HBO prison drama "Oz" (1997).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Oz Tim McManus Crime
The Firm Lamar Quinn 1993 Thriller
Canterbury's Law Deputy Attorney General Zach Williams / ... 2008 - Drama
The Unusuals Sergeant Harvey Brown 2009 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Last of the Mohicans 1936 Fantasy, 0, 0
Oz Tim McManus 1976 0, 0
No Mercy 1986 0, Comedy, Game Show
Queens Logic 1991 Comedy, Drama
Talent for the Game Gil Lawrence 1991 Drama, Sport
Body Snatchers Steve Malone 1993
The Firm Lamar Quinn 1993 0
Devil in a Blue Dress 1995 0, Comedy
Sleepers Ralph Ferguson 1996 Comedy, 0
Fly Away Home 1996 0, 0
White Lies Richard Marx 1997 Comedy
George Wallace 1997 Drama
Oxygen 1999 Crime, Drama, Thriller
The House of Mirth 2000 Romance, Drama
Save the Last Dance 2001 0, Biography, 0
The Young Girl and the Monsoon Hank 2001 Comedy
Luminous Motion Pedro 2001 Drama
Runaway Dr. Maxim 2005 Drama, Thriller
The Game of Their Lives 2005 Drama, History, Sport
Miles from Home 2006
Turn the River 2007
Seven Minutes in Heaven 2008 0, Biography
House Hunting 2013 Game Show
Promised Land David Churchill 2013 Drama