An American film and television actor, best known for his portrayal of journalist Edward R. Murrow in the feature film "Good Night, and Good Luck", for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

An American film and television actor, best known for his portrayal of journalist Edward R. Murrow in the feature film "Good Night, and Good Luck", for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 124

Birthday 1949-01-26

Place of Birth San Francisco, California, USA

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Also Known As

  • David Russell Strathairn

Acting TV ShowsMovies

The Gettysburg Address as Ralph Waldo Emerson (voice)
Nightmare Alley
oh baby as Husband
The Devil Has a Name
Walkaway Joe
2019 Godzilla: King of the Monsters as Admiral William Stenz
2019 Fast Color as Ellis
2018 My Dinner with Hervé as Marty Rothstein
2018 UFO as Franklin Ahls
2018 An Interview with God as The Man
2018 McMafia (8 episodes) as Semiyon Kleiman
2017 November Criminals as Theo
2017 Darkest Hour as Franklin D. Roosevelt (voice)
2017 Z: The Beginning of Everything (10 episodes) as Judge Anthony Sayre
2016 American Pastoral as Nathan Zuckerman
2015 The Expanse (7 episodes) as Commander Klaes Ashford
2015 Louder Than Bombs as Richard Weissman
2015 The Debt as Nathan
2015 The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as Ty Burley
2014 Them That Work
2014 Godzilla as Admiral William Stenz
2014 No God, No Master as William Flynn
2014 Clementine as Henry
2013 Lincoln@Gettysburg as Narrator
2013 The Blacklist (12 episodes) as Peter Kotsiopulos
2013 Maladies as Delmar
2012 Lincoln as William Seward
2012 Love, Marilyn as Himself
2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn as John Dos Passos
2012 The Bourne Legacy as Noah Vosen
2011 Inside Area 51 Secrets as Himself - Narrator
2011 Alphas (24 episodes) as Dr. Lee Rosen
2010 The Tempest as King Alonso
2010 The Whistleblower as Peter Ward
2010 Howl as Ralph McIntosh
2010 Temple Grandin as Professor Carlock
2009 The People Speak as Himself
2009 Cold Souls as Dr. Flintstein
2009 The Uninvited as Steven
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles as Arthur Spiderwick
2007 My Blueberry Nights as Arnie
2007 Trumbo as Himself
2007 Matters of Life and Death as Mr. Jennings
2007 The Bourne Ultimatum as Noah Vosen
2007 Racing Daylight as Henry / Harry
2007 Fracture as DA Joe Lobruto
2006 We Are Marshall as President Dedmon
2006 The Sensation of Sight as Finn
2006 Heavens Fall as Judge James Horton
2006 The Shovel as Paul Mullin
2006 Steel Toes
2005 Good Night, and Good Luck. as Edward R. Murrow
2005 The Notorious Bettie Page as Estes Kefauver
2005 Missing in America as Henry R. Hocknell Jr.
2004 House (1 episode) as Nash
2004 Twisted as Dr. Melvin Frank
2004 Paradise as Reverend Bobby Paradise
2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story as Jack Hoschouer
2002 Lathe of Heaven as Mannie
2002 Monk (1 episode) as Patrick Kloster
2002 Blue Car as Auster
2002 Speakeasy as Bruce Hickman
2001 Relative Evil as Dr. Charlie
2001 The Victim as Mark Zingerline
2000 A Good Baby as Truman Lester
2000 The Miracle Worker as Captain Keller
2000 Harrison's Flowers as Harrison Lloyd
2000 Freedom Song
1999 A Map of the World as Howard Goodwin
1999 Limbo as 'Jumpin' Joe Gastineau
1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Theseus
1999 The Sopranos (3 episodes)
1998 Bad Manners as Wes Westlund
1998 The Giraffe as Charles Kaminski
1998 Simon Birch as Rev. Russell
1998 With Friends Like These...
1998 Evidence of Blood as Jackson Kinley
1998 The Climb as Earl Himes
1997 L.A. Confidential as Pierce Patchett
1997 In the Gloaming as Martin
1997 Song of Hiawatha
1996 Beyond the Call as Russel Gates
1995 Home for the Holidays as Russell Terziak
1995 Dolores Claiborne as Joe St. George
1995 Losing Isaiah as Charles Lewin
1994 The River Wild as Tom Hartman
1993 A Dangerous Woman as Getso
1993 The Firm as Ray McDeere
1993 Lost in Yonkers as Johnny
1993 The American Clock as Young Arthur Huntington
1992 Passion Fish as Rennie
1992 Sneakers as Irwin 'Whistler' Emery
1992 Bob Roberts as Mack Laflin
1992 A League of Their Own as Ira Lowenstein
1992 Big Girls Don't Cry... They Get Even as Keith
1992 O Pioneers! as Carl Linstrum
1991 City of Hope as Asteroid
1991 Without Warning: The James Brady Story as Doctor Art Kobrine
1990 Judgment as Father Frank Aubert
1990 Memphis Belle as Col. Craig Harriman
1990 Heat Wave as Bill Thomas
1989 Day One as J. Robert Oppenheimer
1988 Eight Men Out as Eddie Cicotte
1988 Call Me as Sam
1988 Stars & Bars as Charlie
1987 Wiseguy (2 episodes)
1987 Matewan as Police Chief Sid Hatfield
1987 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (65 episodes)
1987 Broken Vows as Stuart Chase
1986 At Close Range as Tony Pine
1985 Spenser: For Hire (1 episode)
1985 The Equalizer (1 episode)
1985 When Nature Calls as Weejun
1984 Miami Vice (1 episode)
1984 The Brother from Another Planet as Man In Black
1984 Iceman as Dr. Singe
1983 Silkwood as Wesley
1983 Lovesick as Marvin Zuckerman
1983 Enormous Changes at the Last Minute
1980 Return of the Secaucus Seven as Ron
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)
1949 The Emmy Awards (1 episode)

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