Gary ColeGary Cole is the talented, award-winning actor who first came to widespread fame in Fatal Vision, the '80s mini-series, and continued to impress television audiences in Midnight Caller, American Gothic and The West Wing

But television isn't his only—or even the primary—outlet for his talents. Born in Park Ridge, Illinois, he began his acting experience as Snoopy in a high school production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and was a cast member of every show afterward while he attended the school. He studied theatre at Illinois State University, and began his professional stage career in Chicago, where he co-founded the Remains Theatre Ensemble and, in 1985, became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble. He has appeared in numerous award-winning productions in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, including several plays by both Sam Shepard and David Mamet. He's done feature films including In the Line of Fire, The Brady Bunch Movie, A Simple Plan, Office Space and Breach.  Teddi Siddall, Gary's wife He frequently exercises his talents in independent films and television movies.

A family man, Gary has been married to actress Teddi Siddall since 1992, and they live with their teenaged daughter in California.  Teddi has appeared with Gary in several of his projects, including an episode of Midnight Caller, the television film Lies He Told, the theatrical film Forever Strong and the 1998 stage production of Flyovers. She's also appeared on her own in such television programs as Grey's Anatomy, Wings, Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Almost Perfect, and a number of theatrical films, including the multiple Oscar-nominated John Huston film Prizzi's Honor and Fade to Black.  

But what's he really like?

Gary's not just a talented actor—he's a good person, as well. Here's what his colleagues have to say about him: 
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