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Kevin Spacey grew up in California, and began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s, before being cast in supporting roles in film and television.

Spacey's first professional stage appearance was as a spear carrier in a New York Shakespeare Festival performance of Henry VI, Part 1 in 1981. The following year, he made his first Broadway appearance, as Oswald in a production of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, starring Liv Ullmann. Then he portrayed Philinte in Molière's The Misanthrope. In 1984, Spacey appeared in a production of David Rabe's Hurlyburly, in which he rotated through each of the male parts (he would later play Mickey in the film version). Next came Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. In 1986, Spacey appeared in a production of Sleuth in a New Jersey dinner theatre.

Spacey's prominence as a stage actor began in 1986, when he was cast opposite Jack Lemmon, Peter Gallagher and Bethel Leslie as Jamie, the eldest Tyrone son, in Jonathan Miller's lauded production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night. Lemmon in particular would become a mentor to Spacey.

He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s, culminating in his first Oscar for The Usual Suspects (Supporting), followed by a Best Actor Oscar win for American Beauty (1999). He has starred in many other Hollywood films including Se7en, L.A. Confidential, Pay It Forward, and Superman Returns. He also served as artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London.

Kevin Spacey Photos


Broadway Transfer, 2007
James Tyrone, Jr.

Broadway Revival, 1999
Theodore Hickman


Broadway Revival, 1986
James Tyrone, Jr.

Artie [Replacement]

Oswald Alving

Kevin Spacey Movies

[ 1986 ] Subway Thief
Working Girl
[ 1988 ] Bob Speck
Rocket Gibraltar
[ 1988 ] Dwayne Hanson
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
[ 1989 ] Kirgo
[ 1989 ] Mario
Henry & June
[ 1990 ] Osborn
A Show of Force
[ 1990 ] Frank Curtin
Glengarry Glen Ross
[ 1992 ] John Williamson
Consenting Adults
[ 1992 ] Eddy Otis
Swimming with Sharks
[ 1994 ] Buddy Ackerman
The Ref
[ 1994 ] Lloyd
Iron Will
[ 1994 ] Harry Kingsley
[ 1995 ] John Doe
[ 1995 ] Cey Schuler
The Usual Suspects
[ 1995 ] Verbal
A Time to Kill
[ 1996 ] D.A. Rufus Buckley
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
[ 1997 ] Jim Williams
L.A. Confidential
[ 1997 ] Jack Vincennes
The Negotiator
[ 1998 ] Chris Sabian
[ 1998 ] Mickey
A Bug's Life
[ 1998 ] Hopper
American Beauty
[ 1999 ] Lester Burnham
The Big Kahuna
[ 1999 ] Larry Mann
Ordinary Decent Criminal
[ 2000 ] Michael Lynch
Pay It Forward
[ 2000 ] Eugene Simonet
The Shipping News
[ 2001 ] Quoyle
[ 2001 ] Prot
Austin Powers in Goldmember
[ 2002 ] Kevin Spacey, Famous Dr. EvilAustinpussy
The United States of Leland
[ 2003 ] Albert T. Fitzgerald
The Life of David Gale
[ 2003 ] David Gale
Beyond the Sea
[ 2004 ] Bobby Darin
[ 2005 ] Wallace
Mini's First Time
[ 2006 ] producer
Superman Returns
[ 2006 ] Lex Luthor
The Sasquatch Gang
[ 2006 ] producer
Fred Claus
[ 2007 ] Clyde
Telstar: The Joe Meek Story
[ 2008 ] Major Wilfred Banks
Columbus Day
[ 2008 ] producer
[ 2008 ] Micky Rosa
[ 2009 ] producer
The Men Who Stare at Goats
[ 2009 ] Larry Hooper
[ 2009 ] Henry Carter
[ 2009 ] GERTY
Casino Jack
[ 2010 ] Jack Abramoff
Father of Invention
[ 2010 ] Robert Axle
Margin Call
[ 2011 ] Sam Rogers
Horrible Bosses
[ 2011 ] Dave Harken
[ 2011 ] Chuck
Horrible Bosses 2
[ 2014 ] Dave Harken
Elvis & Nixon
[ 2016 ] Nixon
Nine Lives
[ 2016 ] Tom Brand
Baby Driver
[ 2017 ] Doc
Rebel in the Rye
[ 2017 ] Whit Burnett
Billionaire Boys Club
[ 2018 ] Ron Levin
The Man Who Drew God
[ 2022 ] Detective
Peter Five Eight
[ 2023 ] Peter

Kevin Spacey TV Shows

House of Cards
Francis Underwood

Kevin Spacey Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2015 - Special Award

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Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Editor's Award

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Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Kevin SpaceyRichard III

Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award

Kevin Spacey, Richard III

Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Kevin Spacey, A Moon for the Misbegotten

Olivier Awards - 1999 - Best Actor

Kevin SpaceyThe Iceman Cometh, Almeida

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Actor in a Play

Kevin SpaceyThe Iceman Cometh

Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Kevin Spacey, The Iceman Cometh

Drama Desk Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play

Kevin Spacey, Lost in Yonkers

Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Kevin Spacey, Lost in Yonkers

Kevin Spacey Videos

Kevin Spacey News

Fuse Theatre Ensemble To Head Into 2024 With An Updated Space, Season, and Events Schedule

Fuse Theatre Ensemble has announced that it will be going into 2024 with an updated space, season, and events schedule. Fuse has revamped their seating, added concessions, and added a weekly late-night event schedule, in addition to announcing their 2024 season. 

The Orchard Project to Present an Industry Reading of Ned Van Zandt's DEL VALLE

The Orchard Project, the NYC and Saratoga-based non-profit arts development organization, will be presenting an industry reading of Ned Van Zandt’s new work Del Valle.

Brooke Adams Joins MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway

A cast change has been announced for the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. Brooke Adams will join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, and Melanie Mayron, under the direction of Thomas Caruso.

Brooke Adams To Join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner & Melanie Mayron In MADWOMEN OF THE WEST At Actors Temple Theater

Brooke Adams is set to join Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, and Melanie Mayron in the new comedy 'Madwomen of the West' at Actors Temple Theater. Directed by Thomas Caruso, the Off-Broadway production starts performances on November 11th. Don't miss this hilarious and talented cast!

Caroline Aaron, Marilu Henner, Melanie Mayron & JoBeth Williams to Star in MADWOMEN OF THE WEST Off-Broadway

LDOS Media Lab, with Deco Rose Productions will present the New York premiere of Madwomen of the West, a new comedy by Sandra Tsing Loh. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

Kevin Spacey Cleared of All Sexual Assault Charges in U.K. Trial

Kevin Spacey has been cleared of all sexual assault charges in his U.K. criminal trial. Learn more about the charges and the trial here.

Sally Greene Steps Down From the Old Vic Ahead of Kevin Spacey Trial

Sally Greene has stepped down as a director of The Old Vic's trust ahead of Kevin Spacey's trial for sexual assault

VIDEO: Anthony Rapp Talks Looking Back on His Career in WITHOUT YOU on CBS MORNINGS

Anthony Rapp appeared on CBS Mornings to look back on his career, leading up to his new solo show, Without You. Rapp also discussed his complicated relationship with his mother, losing Jonathan Larson before the opening night of Rent, and the Kevin Spacey lawsuit. Watch the video of the interview now!

Anthony Rapp to Lead SURVIVING HOLLYWOOD Docu-Series

Anthony Rapp will lead a new docu-series about abuse in Hollywood. Surviving Hollywood will explore abuse, trauma, and injustice within the entertainment industry. The docu-series will feature interviews, archival footage, first-hand accounts, and will uncover new stories about the secrets of the entertainment business.

Kevin Spacey to be Charged With Seven More Sexual Offences

Kevin Spacey will be charged with seven additional sexual offences against one man, prosecutors have said.

Anthony Rapp, Maxwell Frost, America Ferrera & More to Join MEET THE MOMENT Summit

The powerhouse collective of activists, journalists and creators at The Meteor—a media company focused on issues of gender and racial justice— will present Meet the Moment, a powerful day of ideas and inspiration, on Saturday, November 12th at the Brooklyn Museum.

Review: FARRAGUT NORTH at Theatre 68 Arts Complex - The Rosalie

The show is a blistering expose of a political campaign and the tenuous loyalty, fierce ambition and blinding hubris that takes place every day in every office across the country.

Wake Up With BWW 10/21: MJ Halloween Special, Meet the Cast of FIDDLER in Yiddish, and More!

Top stories include an update on Anthony Rapp's lawsuit against Kevin Spacey. Plus, Garth Drabinsky sues Actors' Equity for defamation. In more positive news, meet the cast of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, returning soon off-Broadway! Also, MJ will celebrate Halloween with a special performance on Monday, October 31st at 7:00PM.

Anthony Rapp Loses $40 Million Lawsuit Against Kevin Spacey

The New York jury has sided with Kevin Spacey in Anthony Rapp's $40 million lawsuit, finding that Spacey did not molest Rapp when he was a teenager and is not liable for battery.

New Musical Project THE TEN Currently in Development for Broadway - Listen to a Demo Track Now

Producers Ken Davenport and Primary Wave Music announced the development of The Ten, a new musical project inspired by the power and spiritual energy of gospel, featuring music that also draws from hip-hop, bluegrass, R&B, soul, and the blues.

CHICAGO, A History- Part 2: A Modern Classic Makes A Bang On Stage and Screen

Discover the story behind one of the greatest musicals in history as we dive deep into the history of Broadway's longest-running American musical, John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse's, 'Chicago.'

BWW Review: CANCELLING SOCRATES, Jermyn Street Theatre

Socrates: enigmatic Greek philosopher and generator of many a good quote. Accused of sacrilege and corrupting the young minds of Athens, he was sentenced to death by forced poisoning. He might be revered as the founding father of Western philosophy, but he was a dangerous presence back in Attic times.

Truman Capote Tribute Production TRU to Open at 3 Clubs Stage

Jamie Galen will perform the first act of Tru, Playwright Jay Presson Allen’s adaptation of the works of Truman Capote at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2022 at Three Clubs Stage Room (1123 N. Vine Street Hollywood) on Saturday, June 4th, 11th, 18th 25thand Sunday June 19th at 7:30 pm. Running time is 70 minutes. Tickets go on sale May 1st at:

Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard & More Join THE GILDED AGE Season Two

Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard have joined the second season of The Gilded Age as recurring characters. Newly-confirmed guest stars include Dakin Mathews (Waitress), Christopher Denham (The Lieutenant of Inishmore), David Furr (Burn This), Matilda Lawler (The Ferryman), Michael Braugher (To Kill a Mockingbird), and more.

The Old Opera House Theatre Company to Stage LOST IN YONKERS

The Old Opera Theatre Company is set to present the Neil Simon play, Lost in Yonkers. The production, directed by Amy Hebb, is a drama/comedy that is not recommended for children under thirteen. The show dates the weekends of March 18, 19, and 20, and March 25, 26, and 27, 2022. 


How many Broadway shows has Kevin Spacey been in?

Kevin Spacey has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Kevin Spacey been in?

Kevin Spacey has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Kevin Spacey been nominated for?

Kevin Spacey has been nominated for several awards, including the Special Award at the Olivier Awards, the Editor's Award at the Evening Standard Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Richard III," the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Richard III," Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "A Moon for the Misbegotten," Best Actor at the Olivier Awards for "The Iceman Cometh" at Almeida, Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Iceman Cometh," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Iceman Cometh," Outstanding Featured Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Lost in Yonkers," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Lost in Yonkers."

What awards has Kevin Spacey won?

Kevin Spacey has won the Special Award at the Olivier Awards, the Editor's Award at the Evening Standard Awards, Best Actor at the Olivier Awards for The Iceman Cometh at Almeida, Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for The Iceman Cometh, Outstanding Featured Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for Lost in Yonkers, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for Lost in Yonkers.

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