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Stephen Spinella



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
67% The Lennon Report
  • Dr. Richard Marks
2016
No Score Yet House of Dust
  • Actor
2014
94% The Normal Heart
  • Sanford
2014
90% Lincoln
  • Asa Vintner Litton
2012
68% Rubber
  • Lt. Chad
2011
94% Milk
  • Rick Stokes
2008
17% And Then Came Love
  • Stuart
2007
10% House of D
  • Ticket Seller
2004
44% Connie and Carla
  • Robert/Peaches
2004
No Score Yet Our Town
  • Simon Stimson
2003
30% Bubble Boy
  • Chicken Man
2001
65% Cradle Will Rock
  • Donald O'Hara
1999
45% Ravenous
  • Knox
1999
No Score Yet The Unknown Cyclist
  • Doug Stein
1998
No Score Yet Out of the Past
  • Voice of Michael Wigglesworth
1998
38% Great Expectations
  • Carter Macleish
1998
No Score Yet Tarantella
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet What the Deaf Man Heard
  • Percy
1997
15% 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
33% Virtuosity
  • Lindenmeyer
1995
100% And the Band Played On
  • Brandy Alexander
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Royal Pains
2009
  • Russel Berger
31% Made in Jersey
2012
  • Judge Ronald Winston
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Oliver Dennison
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Marc Odenthal
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Mr. Kishell Harkin
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Andy Polone
53% Code Black
2015
  • Ted
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Malar Pascowitz
85% Big Love
2006-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Dr. Heller
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Bret
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Hans Stollbach
87% 24
2014
  • Miles Miles Papazian

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