Stephen Spinella

Stephen Spinella

Highest Rated: 100% Our Town (2003)

Lowest Rated: 7% Faithful (1996)

Birthday: Oct 11, 1956

Birthplace: Not Available

Actor Stephen Spinella grew up in sunny Glendale, AZ, and fell in love with theater by witnessing a performance in a high school play. In an effort to realize his life's calling, the blossoming thespian moved to Manhattan in 1979 and sustained himself for years with a lengthy series of odd jobs while tackling theatrical roles in off-Broadway and regional productions. Spinella finally broke through to widespread acclaim in the early '90s, via a shattering performance as the AIDS-stricken Prior Walter in a two-play series by Tony Kushner: Angels in America Part I: The Milennium Approaches, and Angels in America Part II: Perestroika. For the dazzling evocation, Spinella won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Actor: one in 1993 and another in 1994. That, in turn, opened the floodgates to a lengthy series of film roles, with the openly homosexual Spinella frequently gravitating (though not always) to gay-themed material onscreen. Contributions in this arena included a substantial role in HBO's groundbreaking miniseries And the Band Played On (1993); the seriocomedy Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997), adapted for the big screen from Terrence McNally's popular play; and Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic Milk (2008) as attorney Rick Stokes. Additional features to showcase Spinella's talents include Virtuosity (1995), Great Expectations (1998), and House of D; he is best known to many, however, as Miles on the fifth season of the small-screen thriller 24.

Highest Rated Movies



88% Bad Education Actor 2019
98% Can You Ever Forgive Me? Actor 2018
No Score Yet Poderia Me Perdoar? Paul 2018
57% The Lennon Report Dr. Richard Marks 2016
No Score Yet House of Dust Actor 2014
94% The Normal Heart Sanford 2014
89% Lincoln Asa Vintner Litton $129.5M 2012
69% Rubber Lt. Chad $0.2M 2011
93% Milk Rick Stokes $31.8M 2008
17% And Then Came Love Stuart 2007
10% House of D Ticket Seller $0.4M 2004
44% Connie and Carla Robert/Peaches $8M 2004
100% Our Town Simon Stimson 2003
31% Bubble Boy Chicken Man 2001
64% Cradle Will Rock Donald O'Hara 1999
47% Ravenous Knox 1999
No Score Yet The Unknown Cyclist Doug Stein 1998
No Score Yet Out of the Past Voice of Michael Wigglesworth 1998
37% Great Expectations Carter Macleish 1998
No Score Yet Tarantella Actor 1998
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard Percy 1997
23% The Jackal Douglas 1997
67% Love! Valour! Compassion! Perry Sellars 1997
No Score Yet David Searching Hummus Guy 1997
7% Faithful Young Man at Rolls 1996
No Score Yet Tarantella Frank 1995
32% Virtuosity Lindenmeyer 1995
100% And the Band Played On Brandy Alexander 1993


91% The Blacklist
96% Elementary
Merrick Hausmann 2018
92% Royal Pains
Russel Berger 2016
No Score Yet Code Black
Ted 2015
33% Made in Jersey
Judge Ronald Winston 2012
No Score Yet Numb3rs
Hans Stollbach 2010
No Score Yet The Mentalist
Marc Odenthal 2010
86% 24
Miles Miles Papazian 2010
79% Big Love
72% Desperate Housewives
Dr. Heller 2008
81% Grey's Anatomy
Malar Pascowitz 2006
55% Heroes
Oliver Dennison 2006
No Score Yet Will & Grace
Bret 2005
88% Alias
Mr. Kishell Harkin 2005
79% The Education of Max Bickford
Rex Pinsker 2002
No Score Yet Law & Order
Andy Polone 2000
22% Sirens
Kenneth 1993


Lieutenant Chad says: Lieutenant Chad: In the Steven Spielberg movie E.T., why is the alien brown? No reason. In Love Story, why do the two characters fall madly in love with each other? No reason. In Oliver Stone's JFK, why is the President suddenly assassinated by some stranger? No reason. In the excellent Chain Saw Massacre by Tobe Hooper, why don't we ever see the characters go to the bathroom or wash their hands like people do in real life? Absolutely no reason. Worse, in The Pianist by Polanski, how come this guy has to hide and live like a bum when he plays the piano so well? Once again the answer is, no reason. I could go on for hours with more examples. The list is endless. You probably never gave it a thought, but all great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason. And you know why? Because life itself is filled with no reason. Why can't we see the air all around us? No reason. Why are we always thinking? No reason. Why do some people love sausages and other people hate sausages? No fucking reason.

Lieutenant Chad says: All great films, without exception, contain an important element of ‘no reason'

Lieutenant Chad says: All great films, without exception, contain an important element of no reason.

Lieutenant Chad says: Because life itself filled with 'no reason'

Lieutenant Chad says: Because life, itself, is filled with no reason.

Lieutenant Chad says: No Reason

Lieutenant Chad says: No reason.

Lieutenant Chad says: My God, the kid was right. The killer is the tire.