Gary Cole

02/07/2019 – Gary Cole – “Under the Eiffel Tower” Santa Monica Premiere – Arrivals – Laemmle Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd Street – Santa Monica, CA, USA – Photo Credit: Guillermo Proano / PR Photos

Birth Name: Gary Michael Cole

Place of Birth: Park Ridge, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 20, 1956

Ethnicity: English, German, French-Canadian, possibly other

Gary Cole is an American actor and voice actor. Often cast as scornful beaurocrats, his roles include the films In the Line of Fire, A Simple Plan, Office Space, One Hour Photo, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and the series Midnight Caller, American Gothic, The West Wing, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law; Family Guy, Kim Possible, The Good Wife, Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated, Veep, Bob’s Burgers, The Good Fight, and NCIS.

He is the son of Margaret, a director of finance, and Robert Cole, a school administrative assistant. Gary is married to interior designer Michelle Knapp. He has a daughter with his late wife, actress Teddi Siddall.

Gary’s maternal grandfather was named Wilber/Willis Grove. Wilber was born in Indiana.

Gary’s maternal grandmother was Hazel B. Hartman (the daughter of Clyde Thomas Hartman and Neila/Neala/Nealia Cavanaugh/Cabana/Cabanaw). Hazel was born in Indiana. Clyde was the son of Thomas H. Hartman and Laura C. Neila was the daughter of Francis Xavier Cabanaw, who was French-Canadian, and of Harriet Labadie, who was born in Michigan, to French-Canadian parents.

Sources: Gary’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Gary’s mother –

Genealogy of Gary’s maternal grandmother, Hazel B. Hartman (through her brother) –

Death record of Gary’s maternal grandmother, Hazel B. (Hartman) Grove –

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