Gary Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American actor, known for numerous roles, including the television series Fatal Vision, Midnight Caller, American Gothic, and Crusade, and the films In the Line of Fire, Kiss the Sky, Office Space, Dodgeball, The Brady Bunch Movie, One Hour Photo, and a small cameo in To Live and Die in L.A., and as George Armstrong Custer in the TV movie Son of the Morning Star.
Cole, born in Park Ridge, Illinois, attended Rolling Meadows High School, where his first dramatic appearance was as Snoopy in a high school production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Cole then attended Illinois State University, majoring in theater alongside actors Laurie Metcalf and John Malkovich.
Cole began his professional career as a stage actor in Chicago. He also appeared in several off-Broadway productions in New York City.
In addition to his film and television credits listed above, Cole has done voice work on several animated series (Family Guy, Kim Possible, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law) and has a recurring role on the drama The West Wing as Vice President Bob Russell. He also starred as Captain Matthew Gideon on the short-lived Babylon 5 spin-off Crusade, and had notable guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Arrested Development.
He is currently starring as Lt. Conrad Rose on the TNT series Wanted and is the voice of the title character on the Adult Swim series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.