Terry Kinney

Terry Kinney

Highest Rated: 92% Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jan 29, 1954

Birthplace: Lincoln, Illinois, USA

Terry Kinney was an American stage, film and TV actor who was also well-known for being one of the co-founders, along with Jeff Perry and Gary Sinise, of the legendary Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Born into a working class family in Lincoln, Illinois, Kinney always dreamt of becoming an actor. By the time he entered college at Illinois State University in the early 1970s, that dream only intensified. Then one day in 1973 while attending a production of "Grease" their mutual friend Gary Sinise was starring in, Kinney and Jeff Perry decided to team up with Sinise to form a brand new theater company. They called it the Steppenwolf Theatre, and set up shop in a church basement in Highland Park, Illinois. Together, the three of them put on performances for the next three years on a part-time basis as they finished college. The Steppenwolf Theatre became a full-time endeavor for Kinney and his two co-founders in 1976 after the three of them had graduated college. Kinney spent the next decade focusing primarily on building Steppenwolf into a powerhouse theater company, which it would eventually become in the 1980s. Kinney was a stage actor, first and foremost, but by the mid-1980s, with Steppenwolf gaining a positive reputation in the theater world, Kinney began nabbing various screen acting roles in films like "A Walk on the Moon" (1987), "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992), and "Sleepers" (1996). Then in 1997 Kinney landed his breakout acting role on the HBO prison series "Oz" (HBO, 1997-2003). He played Tim McManus on all six seasons of the show, which ended in 2003. Throughout the 2000s and 2010s Kinney worked steadily in both films and on TV. In 2009 he nabbed a recurring role on "The Mentalist" (CBS, 2008-2015), and followed that up with a recurring roles on "Fargo" (FX, 2014- ), as well as the critically-acclaimed HBO mini-series "Show Me a Hero" (2015). In 2016 Kinney joined the cast of the Showtime series "Billions" (Showtime, 2016- ). That series, about two prominent figures in the high-stakes world of New York finance, also starred Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

Highest rated movies

The Laramie Project
Devil in a Blue Dress
Fly Away Home
The House of Mirth
Abundant Acreage Available
The Firm




No Score Yet 100% The Bride in the Box Unknown (Character) - 2022
44% 67% The Little Things LASD Captain Carl Farris (Character) $14.7M 2021
23% 44% Mile 22 Johnny Porter (Character) $36.1M 2018
0% 24% November Criminals Principal Karlstadt (Character) - 2017
80% 67% Abundant Acreage Available Jesse (Character) - 2017
49% 62% I Smile Back Dr. Page (Character) $57.7K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Armed Man Pinky (Character) - 2014
53% 46% Promised Land David Churchill (Character) $7.6M 2012
35% 37% Diminished Capacity Director $21.3K 2008
62% 45% Turn the River Markus (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Runaway Dr. Maxim (Character) - 2005
26% 55% The Game of Their Lives Dent McSkimming (Character) $375.5K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution Detective Neil O'Hara (Character) - 2005
92% 80% The Laramie Project Dennis Shephard (Character) - 2002
53% 59% Save the Last Dance Roy (Character) $91.0M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midwives Rand Danforth (Character) - 2001
82% 72% The House of Mirth George Dorset (Character) $3.0M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Championship Season James Daly (Character) - 1999
53% 43% The Young Girl and the Monsoon Hank (Character) $8.8K 1999
77% 55% Oxygen Tim (Character) - 1999
50% No Score Yet Luminous Motion Pedro (Character) $51.4K 1998
No Score Yet 21% Don't Look Down Dr. Paul Sadowski (Character) - 1998
73% 85% Sleepers Ralph Ferguson (Character) $53.3M 1996
88% 70% Fly Away Home David Alden (Character) $24.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Critical Choices Lloyd (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Lies Richard (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 64% The Good Old Boys Walter Calloway (Character) - 1995
92% 70% Devil in a Blue Dress Todd Carter (Character) $15.9M 1995
70% 39% Body Snatchers Steve Malone (Character) $54.8K 1993
76% 64% The Firm Lamar Quinn (Character) $157.0M 1993
No Score Yet 35% Talent for the Game Gil Lawrence (Character) $112.5K 1991
33% 35% Queens Logic Jeremy (Character) $301.6K 1991
60% 58% Miles From Home Mark (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Walk on the Moon Lew Ellis (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Ordained Pastor Tom Bird (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seven Minutes in Heaven Bill the Photographer (Character) - 1986


64% 35% Inventing Anna Barry (Character) 2022
72% 75% Electric Dreams Mr Dick (Character) 2018
78% 92% Good Behavior Christian (Character) 2016-2017
26% 60% Black Box Dr. Owen Morely (Character) 2014
95% 89% Elementary Martin Ennis (Guest Star) 2013
21% 43% The Mob Doctor Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
43% 66% NYC 22 Daniel "Yoda" Dean (Character) 2012
77% 90% Being Human Heggeman (Guest Star) 2011-2012
93% 91% The Good Wife Gerald Kozko (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Sam Bosco (Guest Star) 2009
72% 100% The Unusuals Sgt. Harvey Brown (Character) 2009
58% No Score Yet Canterbury's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Tom Mitford (Guest Star) 2004
92% 98% Oz Tim McManus (Character),
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Steve Woodman (Guest Star) 1987-1989
71% 91% Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986