Played by Ed Harris
Ed Harris is currently filming Kodachrome with Jason Sudeikis and Elizabeth Olson for director Mark Raso. Upcoming films in which he stars include Dean Devlin’s sci-fi feature, Geostorm and James Franco’s film adaptation of John Steinbeck’s In Dubious Battle.
Harris made his feature film directing debut on Pollock, receiving an Academy Award nomination as Best Actor for his performance in the title role. His co-star, Marcia Gay Harden, won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar under his direction. Harris also directed, as well as co-wrote Appaloosa, starring opposite Viggo Mortensen. His film credits include, A History of Violence (Natl. Society of Film Critics Award), The Hours (Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations), The Truman Show (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe Award), Apollo 13 (Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, SAG Award), Run All Night, Frontera, The Face of Love, The Way Back, Copying Beethoven, The Right Stuff, The Abyss, The Rock, The Human Stain, A Beautiful Mind, Stepmom, The Firm, Places in the Heart, Alamo Bay, Sweet Dreams, Jacknife, State of Grace, The Third Miracle, Touching Home and Victor Nunez’s A Flash of Green.
Harris won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with Emmy and SAG nominations, for his portrayal of John McCain in the Jay Roach-directed Game Change for HBO. He starred with Paul Newman in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls, for which he received Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Best Actor nominations. His other television credits include The Last Innocent Man, Running Mates, Paris Trout and Riders of the Purple Sage, for which he and his wife Amy Madigan, as co-producers and co-stars, were presented with the Western Heritage Wrangler Award for Outstanding Television Feature Film.
Harris and his wife Amy Madigan will make their West End debut this November in the London production of Buried Child. The production they starred in on stage in Manhattan earlier this year, a revival of Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Buried Child will again be directed by Scott Elliott. In 2012, at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Harris starred with Amy Madigan, Bill Pullman and Glenne Headley in the world premiere of playwright Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian, directed by Robert Falls. He reprised that role to critical acclaim in the play’s 2014 New York premiere at Off-Broadway’s Acorn Theater for The New Group. Harris received both an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination (Outstanding Solo Performance) and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination (Outstanding Solo Show) for the Off-Broadway production of Wrecks at New York City’s Public Theatre. He originated the role, with writer/director Neil LaBute, for the play’s world premiere at the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland and won the 2010 LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance for the production of Wrecks at the Geffen Playhouse. His theatre credits include: Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides, Sam Shepard’s plays Fool for Love (Obie), and Simpatico (Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actor), George Furth’s Precious Sons (Drama Desk Award, Tony Nomination), Prairie Avenue, Scar, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Grapes of Wrath and Sweet Bird of Youth.