More Stephen Lang Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Gods and Generals)Stephen Lang stepped into the highly sought-after starring role in Gods and Generals on the heels of an impressive career in motion pictures, television and the Broadway stage.
Lang, a native New Yorker, is a longtime member of the Actors Studio and has been acclaimed on the Broadway stage for performances as Col. Jessep in A Few Good Men (winning the Helen Hayes Award), in Dustin Hoffman's revival of Death of a Salesman (and also in the CBS telecast) and in the recent production of Wait Until Dark opposite Marisa Tomei and Quentin Tarantino.
For his stage work, Lang has received the Joseph Jefferson Award as well as Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations. He has honed his stagecraft at some of the finest theatres in the nation.
Lang is also remembered for his portrayal of General George Pickett in Ron Maxwell's Gettysburg. Lang, one of the top audio recording artists, also narrated the audio version of the Jeff Shaara novels Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure (he has interpreted more than 75 books on tape).
On the big screen, Lang won critical praise for his performance as nefarious Ike Clanton in Tombstone and as the doomed strike leader Harry Black in Last Exit to Brooklyn, and appeared in The Hard Way, Guilty as Sin, Project X, Fire Down Below and The Amazing Panda Adventure.
He is remembered by television fans as the 'one armed man' in the recent Warner Bros. television series The Fugitive and appeared for director Michael Mann in Manhunter and the series Crime Story. In an astonishing transformation, he also portrayed Babe Ruth in the NBC biopic movie.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Gods and Generals" (08-Feb-2003)