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Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney made his big screen debut in No Mercy in 1986. He has also co-starred in The Firm, Devil in a Blue Dress, The Last of the Mohicans. Sleepers, Talent for the Game, A Walk on the Moon, The House of Mirth, Luminous Motion Oxygen, and others.

He earned a CableACE nomination as one of the stars of Oz, HBO's award-winning ensemble prison drama. He made his television debut in 1986 in the CBS miniseries Murder Ordained and has since appeared in such productions as JFK: Reckless Youth, That Championship Season. George Wallace and The Good Old Boys (directed by Tommy Lee Jones).

He played Steve Woodman for a season on thirtysomething and also guest-starred in such series as Miami Vice and Homicide: Life on the Street. He also reprised his stage role of the Rev. Jim Casy in the PBS presentation of The Grapes of Wrath.

Kinney is one of the co-founders of Chicago's award-winning Steppenwolf Theater company. He earned a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actor in a Play for Steppenwolfs presentation of The Grapes of Wrath, playing the role over a three-year span in Chicago, New York and London. He has also directed numerous productions for the company, including ...And a Nightingale Sang, for which he won Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Award and, most recently, the Broadway-bound One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest starring Gary Sinise, which also played to sold-out crowds in Chicago and London.

Kinney has directed an episode of Oz, and will make his feature directing debut this year with an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's Found In The Street.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Terry Kinney Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1954 (63)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceLincoln, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

The Firm
I Smile Back
Eagle Eye
Save The Last Dance
The Last of the Mohicans
The Last of the Mohicans: Director?s Definitive Cut
Fly Away Home
Good Old Boys
Driven
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