On January 26, 1949 in San Francisco, California, David Strathairn was born. He is of Scottish and Hawaiian descent. Strathairn has one brother, Tom, who is a teacher.
David Strathairn attended Williams College in Williamstown, MA. with director John Sayles. Sayles regularly casts David Strathairn in his films.
David Strathairn joined the Ringling Brothers Clown College in Florida and worked as a clown with a traveling circus.
After his clowning around, he relocated to New York State and hitchhiked across America working in local theaters.
RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7 was David Strathairn's first major role in 1980. John Sayles directed the film. Since then, David Strathairn is one of the most active male supporting actors in American film.
Logan Goodman married David Strathairn and they have two children. Tay Strathairn is David Strathairn's son who acted in Lone Star in 1996.
Some of David Strathairn's other credits include...
THE TEMPEST - 2010
THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES - 2008
MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH - 2007
THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM - 2007
MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS - 2007
RACING DAYLIGHT - 2007
FRACTURE - 2007
WE ARE MARSHALL - 2006
THE SENSATION OF SIGHT - 2006
HEAVENS FALL - 2006
THE NOTORIOUS BETTIE PAGE - 2005
GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK - 2005
THE ROOT - 2003
BLUE CAR - 2002
THE VICTIM - 2001
THE MIRACLE WORKER - 2000
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - 1999
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL - 1997
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS - 1995
THE RIVER WILD - 1994
THE FIRM - 1993
PASSION FISH - 1992
HEAT WAVE - 1990
MEMPHIS BELL - 1990
THE DAYS AND NIGHTS OF MOLLY DODD - TV - 1987 - 1990
EIGHT MEN OUT - 1988
SILKWOOD - 1983
RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7 - 1980
Awards bestowed on David Strathairn include...
Online Film Critics Society Awards - GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK - 2006
Coppa Volpi Award - GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK - 2005
David Strathairn in THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM (2007)
Strathairn in GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK (2005)
David Strathairn in MEMPHIS BELL (1990)