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Courtney B. Vance

 
Birth Place:
Detroit, MI, USA
Bio:
Courtney was honored with a Tony Award nomination, the Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring James Earl Jones and directed by the late Lloyd Richards. Courtney also starred in John Guare's ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Detroit, MI, USA

Bio:
Courtney was honored with a Tony Award nomination, the Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring James Earl Jones and directed by the late Lloyd Richards. Courtney also starred in John Guare's ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Hap Hairston
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Paul
  [Off-Broadway]
1989
Thami Mbikwarna
  [Off-Broadway]
1988
Mercutio
  [Broadway]
1987
Cory

Courtney B. Vance Movies

First Affair
 
[1983]
Male Student #2
Hamburger Hill
 
[1987]
Spc. Abraham 'Doc' Johnson
The Hunt for Red October
 
[1990]
Seaman Jones
In the Line of Duty: Street War
 
[1992]
Justice Butler
Percy & Thunder
 
[1993]
Thunder
Beyond the Law
 
[1993]
Conroy Price
The Adventures of Huck Finn
 
[1993]
Jim
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad
 
[1994]
Thomas
Holy Matrimony
 
[1994]
Cooper
Dangerous Minds
 
[1995]
Mr. George Grandey
The Affair
 
[1995]
Travis Holloway
The Last Supper
 
[1995]
Luke
The Piano Lesson
 
[1995]
Lymon
The Tuskegee Airmen
 
[1995]
Lt. Glenn
Panther
 
[1995]
Bobby Seale
The Boys Next Door
 
[1996]
Lucien P. Singer
The Preacher's Wife
 
[1996]
Reverend Henry Biggs
12 Angry Men
 
[1997]
Foreman
Ambushed
 
[1998]
Jerry Robinson
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet
 
[1998]
Officer James Halloran
Naked City: A Killer Christmas
 
[1998]
Officer James Halloran
Blind Faith
 
[1998]
John Williams
Cookie's Fortune
 
[1999]
Otis Tucker
Love and Action in Chicago
 
[1999]
Eddie
The Acting Class
 
[2000]
Space Cowboys
 
[2000]
Roger Hines
Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story
 
[2002]
Clarence Brandley
D-Tox
 
[2002]
Reverend Jones
Nothing But the Truth
 
[2008]
Agent O'Hara
Hurricane Season
 
[2009]
Mr. Randolph
Extraordinary Measures
 
[2010]
Marcus Temple
Final Destination 5
 
[2011]
Agent Block
The Divide
 
[2011]
Delvin
Joyful Noise
 
[2012]
Pastor Dale
Let It Shine
 
[2012]
Jacob
Terminator Genisys
 
[2015]
Miles Dyson
Office Christmas Party
 
[2016]
Walter Davis
Civil
 
[2016]
John Thorne
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
 
[2017]
Sir Lord Keenan Kester Cofield
The Mummy
 
[2017]
Colonel Greenway
Libby and Malcolm
 
[2017]
Malcolm Black
Isle of Dogs
 
[2018]
The Narrator - Voice
Compliance
 
[2018]
Ben Is Back
 
[2018]
Neal Beeby
Project Power
 
[2020]
Captain Craine
The Photograph
 
[2020]
Louis Morton
Uncorked
 
[2020]
Louis

Courtney B. Vance TV Shows

Thirtysomething
 
[1989]
Curtis
Law & Order
 
[1990-1995]
Benjamin 'Bud' Greer, Mayor's Assistant
Picket Fences
 
[1995]
Warren Grier
The Wild Thornberrys
 
[1998]
Makai
Any Day Now
 
[1998]
Mr. James Jackson
Boston Public
 
[2000]
Walter Harrelson
In the Cutz
 
[2006]
Guest
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
 
[2001-2006]
ADA Ronald 'Ron' Carver, ADA Ron Carver
State of Mind
 
[2007]
William Banks
ER
 
[2008-2009]
Russell Banfield
The Spectacular Spider-Man
 
[2009]
Kingsley
Flashforward
 
[2009-2010]
Stanford Wedeck, Narrator
The Closer
 
[2010-2011]
Chief Tommy Delk
Revenge
 
[2012]
Benjamin Brooks
Graceland
 
[2013]
Deputy Director Sam Campbell
Masters of Sex
 
[2014]
Dr. Charles Hendricks
Scandal
 
[2015]
Clarence Parker
State of Affairs
 
[2014-2015]
Marshall Payton
American Crime Story
 
[2016]
Johnnie Cochran
Lovecraft Country
 
[2020]
George Freeman
Genius
 
[2021]
C.L. Franklin
61st Street
 
[2022-2023]
Franklin Roberts

Courtney B. Vance Biography

Courtney was honored with a Tony Award nomination, the Theater World Award and the Clarence Derwent Award for his Broadway debut performance in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fences, starring James Earl Jones and directed by the late Lloyd Richards. Courtney also starred in John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation with the luminous Stockard Channing, directed by Jerry Zaks, for which he received his second Tony Award nomination. He was also the recipient of an Obie Award for his work in Athol Fugard's My Children! My Africa! At the Public Theater, Courtney also starred in Vaclav Havel's Temptation with David Strathairn and Romeo & Juliet, in which he played Mercutio. He and his wife returned to the stage at Minneapolis' renowned Guthrie Theater to star in John Guare's U.S. premiere of the stage adaptation of His Girl Friday andThe Front Page. Courtney's film & TV work include: CBS' "Extraordinary Measures,"Hurricane Season, Final Destination 5, The Divide, The Preacher's Wife, Space Cowboys, Hamburger Hill, Huck Finn and The Hunt for Red October, ABC/Disney's "Flash Forward," Showtime's "Blind Faith" and "Twelve Angry Men" with the late George C. Scott & Jack Lemmon, August Wilson's "The Piano Lesson" for Hallmark, HBO's Emmy-nominated "The Tuskegee Airmen," TNT's "The Closer," NBC's "ER" (playing husband to his real life wife Angela Bassett) and NBC's long-running "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," in which he played asst. DA Ron Carver.

Courtney B. Vance Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Courtney B. Vance , Six Degrees of Separation
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Courtney B. Vance, Fences

Courtney B. Vance News

Elton John Performs Final North American Tour Date at Dodger Stadium Photo Elton John Performs Final North American Tour Date at Dodger Stadium
by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

The three-hour concert event, from Disney Branded Television and produced by Fulwell 73 Productions and Rocket Entertainment, gave Disney+ audiences a front-row seat to his electrifying and legendary performance, which included performances by Dua Lipa, Kiki Dee and Brandi Carlile. Watch videos from the concert now!

Rosario Dawson Reads for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online Photo Rosario Dawson Reads for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online
by Michael Major - Nov 7, 2022

Acclaimed actor, activist and philanthropist Rosario Dawson is the newest reader for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s children’s literacy program Storyline Online. Dawson reads her personal favorite Julius, the Baby of the World, written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, and published by HarperCollins Publishers.

Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair D Photo Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph & More SAG-AFTRA Members Urge Congress to End Hair Discrimination & Pass CROWN Act
by Michael Major - Oct 19, 2022

Among the members who signed the statement of support for the CROWN Act are Audra McDonald, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kerry Washington, and dozens of other performers. In the letter, members assert, ‚ÄúDiscrimination based on hair style or texture is a destructive practice that has alienated and caused irreparable harm to Black Americans.‚Ä̬†

Photos: Stars Turn Out For DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opening Night! Photo Photos: Stars Turn Out For DEATH OF A SALESMAN Opening Night!
by Bruce Glikas - Oct 10, 2022

The Hudson Theatre was the place to be as stars of stage and screen came out to celebrate opening night of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. This vibrant and timely production is directed by Miranda Cromwell, who co-directed the London production alongside Marianne Elliott. See photos from opening night!

Photos: Stars Turn Out for the 'James Earl Jones Theater' Dedication! Photo Photos: Stars Turn Out for the 'James Earl Jones Theater' Dedication!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2022

The Cort Theatre was officially renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre in honor of the iconic multi-award-winning American actor! Check out photos from inside the ceremony, which included special guests Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis, Samuel L. Jackson, Phylicia Rashad, Danielle Brooks, cast members from the Tony-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop and more!

Video: FUNNY GIRL Star Lea Michele Reads ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER For The SAG-AFTRA Fou Photo Video: FUNNY GIRL Star Lea Michele Reads ROSIE REVERE, ENGINEER For The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's STORYLINE ONLINE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 8, 2022

Actress Lea Michele, who will star in Funny Girl on Broadway beginning September 6, recently offered her talents to the SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online for its newest read-aloud of Rosie Revere, Engineer the beloved New York Times bestselling children's book about a young girl pursuing her passion of becoming an engineer.

THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER Begins Production on Season Two Photo THE PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER Begins Production on Season Two
by Michael Major - Apr 18, 2022

'The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder' picks up the story of its central character, Penny Proud, and includes her madcap family: parents Oscar and Trudy, twin siblings BeBe and CeCe, and grandmother Suga Mama (and Puff!). Of course, it would not be 'The Proud Family' without Penny's loyal crew Dijonay Jones, LaCienega Boulevardez and more.

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ Celebrate World Premiere of THEY CALL ME MAGIC Photo Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ Celebrate World Premiere of THEY CALL ME MAGIC
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 16, 2022

Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Apple TV+ celebrateD the world premiere of the highly anticipated documentary event series, ‚ÄúThey Call Me Magic,‚ÄĚ ahead of its April 22 global debut.¬†The star-studded event brought out global superstars from entertainment, sports and music, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, Stevie Wonder, Stephen A. Smith, and more, along with Magic‚Äôs wife Cookie and children EJ, Elisa and Andre.¬†

AMC to Debut Original Drama Series, 61ST STREET Photo AMC to Debut Original Drama Series, 61ST STREET
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 5, 2022

AMC's upcoming original drama series 61st Street is set for an April 10th premiere. The two-season event from BAFTA-winner Peter Moffat is a raw, thrilling drama series about a promising Chicago high school athlete wrongfully swept up into the criminal justice system. 61st Street will debut Sunday, April 10 at 10pm ET/PT on AMC, with the first two episodes streaming on AMC+ and ALLBLK. New episodes of the eight-episode first season will roll out weekly, on Sundays, and will be available one week early on AMC+ and ALLBLK. 

Hollywood Beauty Awards Hosts 7th Annual Awards Show Photo Hollywood Beauty Awards Hosts 7th Annual Awards Show
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 20, 2022

The 7th annual Hollywood Beauty Awards (HBAs), founded by CEO Michele Elyzabeth, took place on Saturday, March 19 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles. The HBAs honor the architects of beauty, recognizing talent in hair, makeup, photography and styling for film, TV, music, the red carpet and editorial. 

Courtney B. Vance Videos

VIDEO: Listen to Cynthia Erivo's Cover of 'Chain of Fools' From GENIUS: ARETHA Videoplay
VIDEO: Listen to Cynthia Erivo's Cover of 'Chain of Fools' From GENIUS: ARETHA

by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2021

Episodes will be available the next day on Hulu, culminating in a celebration of Aretha Franklin’s birthday, with all eight episodes available to stream by Thursday, March 25.

VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Courtney B. Vance Gushes Over Aretha Franklin on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2021

Courtney B. Vance talks about the pandemic ruining his 60th birthday and shares what he learned about Aretha Franklin while filming his show Genius: Aretha.

VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo in the Trailer for GENIUS: ARETHA Videoplay
VIDEO: See Cynthia Erivo in the Trailer for GENIUS: ARETHA

by Stage Tube - Feb 9, 2021

National Geographic and Cynthia Erivo (‚ÄúHarriet,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Color Purple‚ÄĚ) revealed today during the network‚Äôs TCA session the highly anticipated premiere date and official series trailer for the multiple Emmy award-winning anthology series¬†GENIUS: ARETHA.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for UNCORKED Videoplay
VIDEO: Netflix Releases the Trailer for UNCORKED

by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2020

Netflix has released the trailer for their new film Uncorked. Written and directed by Prentice Penny (Insecure), and starring Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance, and Niecy Nash, Uncorked is a hilarious and touching drama about a father and son who have to finally learn to listen to one another.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCK Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, April 1- Tom Hanks Makes His Broadway Debut In Nora Ephron's LUCKY GUY

by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2019

On this day in 2013, Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut in Lucky Guy, written by Nora Ephron and directed by George C. Wolfe. 

VIDEO: See Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges in the Official BEN IS BACK Trailer Videoplay
VIDEO: See Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges in the Official BEN IS BACK Trailer

by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2018

The official trailer for BEN IS BACK has been released, watch the trailer below!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BEN IS BACK Starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for BEN IS BACK Starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2018

BEN IS BACK will have its World Premiere as a Special Presentation at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Cruise Stars in New Action Adventure THE MUMMY
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 5, 2016

Tom Cruise stars in Alex Kurzman's action adventure THE MUMMY, hitting theaters this June. The cast also includes Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance  and Oscar winner Russell Crowe.

VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman & More in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 26, 2016

Below, check out the just-released teaser trailer for OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, hitting theaters December 9, 2016 from Paramount Pictures.

BWW TV: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Tributes SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrated the 16th annual Monte Cristo Awardceremony with a presentation of the honor to award-winning stage and film director, playwright, and actor George C. Wolfe last night at the Edison Ballroom. The O'Neill annually bestows its Monte Cristo Award on a prominent theater artist whose lifetime work has had an extraordinary impact on American theater. The gala event supports the Center's commitment to developing new work and new artists for the stage.


Courtney B. Vance Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Courtney B. Vance been in?
Courtney B. Vance has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Courtney B. Vance been in?
Courtney B. Vance has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Courtney B. Vance been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Lucky Guy , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lucky Guy Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Six Degrees of Separation and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Fences .


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