Bill Irwin Biography

 
Date of Birth: April 11, 1950 (68)
Birth Place: Santa Monica, CA, USA
Gender: Male

Bill Irwin is an actor, director, writer, and clown. His original works include The Regard of Flight, Largely New York, Fool Moon, Old Hats, and others. His theatre credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Waiting for Godot; Endgame; and On Beckett. Television credits include FX's "Legion," HBO's "Confirmation," "This Is Us," and Mr. Noodle in "Elmo's World." His film credits include Rachel Getting Married, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Eight Men Out, and Interstellar. His work has been honored with Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Barrymore, and Helen Hayes Awards. Irwin is a recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, MacArthur, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

Bill Irwin Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Distinguished Performance Award
Bill Irwin, Old Hats
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Bill Irwin, King Lear
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Bill Irwin, Waiting for Godot
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Bill Irwin, Waiting for Godot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Bill Irwin, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Solo Performance
Bill Irwin, Texts for Nothing
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
Bill IrwinFool Moon
 
Obie Awards - 1993 - Performance Gold Star
Bill Irwin, Texts for Nothing
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1990 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Bill IrwinLaregly/New York (The Further Adventures of a Post-Modern Hoofer)
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Special Awards Gold Star
Bill IrwinLargely New York
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1990 - Special Awards Gold Star
Bill Irwin, Largely New York
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1989 - Unique Theatrical Experience
Bill Irwin, Largely New York
 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1989 - Special Citation Gold Star
Bill Irwin, Largely New York
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Choreography
Bill Irwin, Largely New York
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Direction of a Play
Bill Irwin, Largely New York
 
Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Bill Irwin, Largely New York
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1988 - Outstanding Featured Actor - Play
Bill Irwin, Waiting for Godot
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1986 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Touring Production or Prior to New York
Bill IrwinThe Regard of Flight
 
Obie Awards - 1981 - Special Citations for his inspired clowning Gold Star
Bill Irwin