Fast Facts

  • Caught the acting bug at age 5 after he was cast as George Washington in a school play.
  • Acted in regional and repertory theater for 10 years prior to being cast in the 1984 Death of a Salesman Broadway revival with Dustin Hoffman.
  • Played the role of Lt. Col. Jessep in the Broadway version of A Few Good Men before it became a movie.
  • Gained 35 pounds to play the titular character in the 1991 made-for-TV movie Babe Ruth.
  • Wrote and starred in the acclaimed one-man play Beyond the Glory, in which he portrayed eight Medal of Honor recipients.
  • Served as co-artistic director (with Carlin Glynn and Lee Grant) of the famed Actors Studio during the mid-2000s.


  • 1991, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee


  • Grace Lang — Daughter
  • Daniel Lang — Son
  • Eugene Lang — Father
  • Jane Lang — Sister
  • David Lang — Brother
  • Kristina Watson — Wife
  • Noah Lang — Son
  • Lucy Jane Lang — Daughter
  • Theresa Lang — Mother


  • Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA (BA in English Literature, 1973)

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  • Birth Place: Queens, NY
  • Profession: Actor, Playwright

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