Boyd Gaines Celebrity

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Birth Name: Boyd Payne Gaines

Birth Place: Atlanta, GA

Birthday: May 11, 1953, Taurus

Profession: Actor

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  • Because his family traveled so much, he estimates that he went to 12 different grade schools and middle schools.
  • Credits a high-school English teacher with sparking his interest in theater.
  • Has narrated more than 50 audio books.
  • With his 2007 Tony nod for Journey's End, he became the first performer to be nominated in all four categories for which actors qualify.
  • In his acceptance speech for his first Tony (The Heidi Chronicles), he thanked Victor Garber "for not taking this part."
  • Nickname is Bird.


  • 1994, Tony — Actor (Musical): Winner
  • 1989, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Winner
  • 2000, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Musical): Winner
  • 2007, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2008, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Musical): Winner


  • Ida Gaines — Mother
  • Kathleen McNenny — Wife
  • James Gaines — Father
  • Leslie Victoria Gaines — Daughter


  • Attended the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA; The Juilliard School, New York, NY

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