While Cole is an award-winning stage actor who has been a member of Chicago's storied Steppenwolf Theatre since 1986, audiences will probably know him best from his many film and TV roles. Most well known for his role as one of the finest villains in modern cinema, dastardly middle manager Bill Lumbergh in Mike Judge's Office Space, Cole has played a variety of memorable characters in his career. He's been the picture of well adjusted suburbia as the patriarch of the Brady clan in The Brady Bunch films, and a gun-toting drug kingpin in Pineapple Express. He's played Will Ferrell's wildman, absentee father in Talladega Nights, and distinguished Vice-President Bob Russell in Aaron Sorkin's The West Wing. You've seen him in TV shows from Entourage to Desperate Housewives (and heard him more than a few times on Family Guy), and now you can see him live on the Rep's Bagley Wright Stage this February.
Cole also has a long history working with Glengarry Glen Ross director Wilson Milam, and Seattle Rep is proud to be a part of the continuing collaboration between these two great theatre artists. You'll be able to read more about the working relationship between the two in upcoming posts and articles.
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