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Terry Kinney
Born January 29, 1954 (1954-01-29) (age 55)
Lincoln, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Kathryn Erbe (1993, divorced 2006; 2 children)
Elizabeth Perkins (March 27, 1984, divorced October 10, 1988)

Terry Kinney (born January 29, 1954) is an American actor and theatre director, and is a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company with Gary Sinise and Jeff Perry. Kinney is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the idealistic unit manager Tim McManus on HBO's prison drama Oz. Kinney had a role in the 1988 film Miles from Home, which featured many cast members of Steppenwolf and was directed by Sinise. He will be directing Richard Greenberg's new play Well Appointed Room.

Kinney was born in Lincoln, Illinois, the son of Elizabeth L. (née Eimer), a telephone operator, and Kenneth C. Kinney, a tractor company supervisor.[1] From 1993 to 2005, Kinney was married to his Oz costar Kathryn Erbe, with whom he has a daughter, Maeve (b. 1995), and a son, Carson (b. 2003). He was also previously married to Elizabeth Perkins.

As of 2009, Kinney, has a recurring role as Special Agent Sam Bosco on the hit CBS series, The Mentalist.

Theater Directing Credits

Year Title Role Location/Notes
1990 Reckless Director Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago/Starred Joan Allen
1992 My Thing Of Love Director Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago/Starred Laurie Metcalf
1994 A Clockwork Orange Director Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
1997 A Streetcar Named Desire Director Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago/Starred Gary Sinise
1998 Eyes For Consuela Director Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City/Starred David Strathairn
2000 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Director Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago/Starred Gary Sinise
2001 Save the Last Dance Actor Roy Johnson
2003 The Violet Hour Director Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
2004 Beautiful Child Director Vineyard Theatre, New York City/Starred Gary Sinise
2005 After Ashley Director Vineyard Theatre, New York/Starred Kieran Culkin and Anna Paquin
2006 The Well-Appointed Room Director Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago/Starred Josh Charles and Tracy Letts
2006 The Agony and the Agony Director Vineyard Theatre, New York City
2008 Reasons to be Pretty Director MCC, New York City


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