Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

Highest Rated: 100% Second Best (1994)

Lowest Rated: 5% Maladies (2012)

Birthday: Jan 27, 1965

Birthplace: Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, UK

Possessing wit, charisma and enough energy to power every marquee on Broadway and the West End, Scottish actor Alan Cumming proved a scene-stealing character player after being discovered by Hollywood. Cumming swept the international theater world with his performance as The Emcee in a 1990s revival of "Cabaret," having built his foundation as both a cult comedy act and a Shakespearean player throughout the U.K. Among the stunningly versatile actor's screen fortes were his over-the-top villains in action blockbusters like "X2: X-Men United" (2003), "GoldenEye" (1995), and, in a role that showcased his campier side, his pushy filmmaker in "Spice World" (1997). Cumming also knew how to adapt his perennially mischievous expression for subtler fare like "Emma" (1996) and the popular indie ensemble "The Anniversary Party" (2001), which he co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in with a very accessible role as a Hollywood writer with a troubled marriage. From his evil-to-good character arc in Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids" film franchise to his portrayal of a blunt campaign manager on the hit series "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-16) and starring role in police procedural "Instinct" (CBS 2018- ), Cumming's ability to dial up or down his sophisticated and debauched sides at will gave him wide appeal, as well as a varied, interesting career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
16% 25% Show Dogs Dante (Voice) $17.7M 2018
85% 71% Battle of the Sexes Cuthbert "Ted" Tinling (Character) $12.6M 2017
75% 67% After Louie Sam Cooper (Character),
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 53% Hurricane Bianca Unknown (Character) - 2016
16% 52% Strange Magic Bog King (Voice) $12.4M 2015
No Score Yet 62% Chu and Blossom Uncle (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 79% The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy Hollow Gutsy (Voice) - 2013
79% 76% Any Day Now Rudy (Character) $200K 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guardian of the Highlands Gordon the Goat (Voice) - 2012
5% 35% Maladies Alan (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 13% Outback Bog (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Money Pet Narrator - 2011
50% 62% Almost in Love Hayden (Character) - 2011
21% 44% The Smurfs Gutsy (Voice) $142.6M 2011
30% 28% The Tempest Sebastian (Character) $263.4K 2010
44% 26% Jackboots on Whitehall Hitler (Voice) - 2010
37% 64% Burlesque Alexis (Character) $39.4M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ptown Diaries Narrator - 2009
33% 22% Boogie Woogie Dewey (Character) $1.8K 2009
57% 34% Dare Grant Matson (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 18% Ghost Writer John Vandermark (Character),
Director
- 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Motherf...: A Movie Unknown (Character) - 2007
44% 25% Full Grown Men Hitchhiker (Character) $13.7K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema Unknown (Character) - 2006
8% 45% Gray Matters Gordy (Character) $59.6K 2006
14% 65% Neverwas Jake (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 52% Bam Bam and Celeste Eugene (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 47% Eighteen Father Chris (Character) - 2005
71% 87% Reefer Madness Lecturer/Goat-Man/FDR (Character) - 2005
85% 83% Sweet Land Frandsen (Character),
Producer
$1.7M 2005
No Score Yet 35% Ripley Under Ground Jeff Constant (Character) - 2005
6% 16% Son of the Mask Loki (Character) $17M 2005
14% 37% Garfield: The Movie Persnikitty (Voice) $75.4M 2004
No Score Yet 45% The Goodbye Girl Mark (Character) - 2004
45% 25% Spy Kids 3: Game Over Floop (Character) $111.8M 2003
85% 85% X2 Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler (Character) $214.9M 2003
75% 39% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Fegan Floop (Character) $85.6M 2002
78% 75% Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Folair (Character) $1.3M 2002
61% 58% The Anniversary Party Joe Therrian (Character),
Director,
Writer,
Producer
$4.1M 2001
No Score Yet 31% Investigating Sex Sevy (Character) - 2001
53% 52% Josie and the Pussycats Wyatt Frame (Character) $14.3M 2001
93% 46% Spy Kids Fegan Floop (Character) $112.7M 2001
72% 72% Urbania Brett (Character) $1M 2000
14% 44% Company Man General Batista (Character) $146K 2000
25% 20% The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Gazoo/Mick Jagged (Character) $35.2M 2000
11% 28% Get Carter Jeremy Kinnear (Character) $15M 2000
24% 67% Plunkett & Macleane Lord Rochester (Character) $471.4K 1999
68% 86% Titus Saturninus (Character) $1.9M 1999
No Score Yet 57% Annie Daniel Francis "Rooster" Hannigan (Character) - 1999
75% 73% Eyes Wide Shut Hotel Desk Clerk (Character) $55.7M 1999
73% 65% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Sandy Frink (Character) $29.2M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet For My Baby Daniel Orgelbrand (Character) - 1997
34% 45% Spice World Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth (Character) $29.6M 1997
25% 31% Buddy Dick Croner, Trudy's Assistant (Character) $10M 1997
85% 77% Emma Rev. Elton (Character) $22.2M 1996
78% 73% Circle of Friends Sean Walsh (Character) $21.7M 1995
78% 83% GoldenEye Boris Grishenko (Character) $106M 1995
80% 75% Black Beauty Black Beauty (Voice) $4.2M 1994
100% 79% Second Best Bernard (Character) $68.5K 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Airzone Solution MacNamara (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prague Alexander Novak (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 77% Bernard and the Genie Bernard Bottle (Character) - 1991

TV

Credit
78% 89% Briarpatch Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020 2017
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer,
Guest
2019 2014-2015
54% 67% Instinct Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Character),
Executive Producer
2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2018-2019 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2018-2019 2015
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018-2019 2014-2016
93% 74% Doctor Who King James (Character) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2018 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Popcorn Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queers Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest,
Host
2016 2012
94% 92% The Good Wife Eli Gold (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2010-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just for Laughs Host 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Mystery! Host 2008-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saving My Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steven and Chris Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2012-2014
No Score Yet 60% Web Therapy Austen (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2009-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anderson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rick & Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World Unknown (Voice) 2007-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio Spotlight Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet 90% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2008 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tin Man Unknown (Character) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005
93% 94% Frasier Ahmrit (Guest Star) 2003
55% No Score Yet God, the Devil and Bob The Devil (Voice) 2000-2001
71% 86% Sex and the City Oscar (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 3rd Rock From the Sun Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Host 2000

QUOTES FROM Alan Cumming CHARACTERS

Alexis says: Get a room!

Sean says: Get away!

Loki says: That is the oldest excuse in the book, & believe me, I had read so many old books. But if you really want to play this the hard way, so be it.

Odin says: You have caused me so much pain, Loki.

Loki says: Right back at you, Dad!

Rudy says: Marco didn't ask to be born to a junkie, he didn't ask to be different.

Rudy says: Oh it's the oldest story in the book... Boy meets girl, boy looses girl, boy kicks open the closet door and finally, meets Mr. Right.

Caretaker says: If I asked a year 5 student to write an imaginative story about nothing, it would probably be similar to this movie. The movie just rolls from one random story to the next. " There is a machine that gives food! Then the Spanish attack! Then the blue people come!"

Caretaker says: If I asked a year 5 student to write an imaginative story about nothing, it would probably be similar to this movie. The movie just rolls from one random story to the next. ' There is a machine that gives food! Then the Spanish attack! Then the blue people come!'

Storm says: Sometimes pity gets you through life

Storm says: Sometimes pity gets you through life.

Kurt Wagner AKA Nightcrawler says: So can faith

Kurt Wagner AKA Nightcrawler says: So can faith.

Grouchy Smurf says: "Where the Smurf are we?"

Grouchy Smurf says: Where the Smurf are we?

Gutsy Smurf says: "Up the smurfin' creek without a paddle, that's where!"

Gutsy Smurf says: Up the smurfin' creek without a paddle, that's where!

Kurt Wagner AKA Nightcrawler says: The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.

Kurt Wagner AKA Nightcrawler says: You know, outside the circus, most people were afraid of me. But I didn't hate them. I pitied them. Do you know why? Because most people will never know anything beyond what they see with their own two eyes.