Frank A. Langella Jr. (/lænˈdʒɛlə/; born January 1, 1938) is an American actor known for his commanding roles on stage and screen. Langella eschewed the career of a traditional film star by always making the stage the focal point of his career, appearing on Broadway. He's received numerous accolades including four Tony Awards, a Drama Desk Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award as well as nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards,
|Born||January 1, 1938|
Bayonne, New Jersey, U.S.
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
(m. 1977; div. 1995)
|Partner||Whoopi Goldberg (1995–2000)|
He has won four Tony Awards: two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon and as André in Florian Zeller's The Father, and two for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performances in Edward Albee's Seascape and Ivan Turgenev's Fortune's Fool. His other Tony-nominated roles were in Dracula in 1978, Match in 2004, and Man and Boy in 2012.
His reprisal of the Nixon role in the film production of Frost/Nixon directed by Ron Howard earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. Langella's other notable film roles include in Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Mel Brooks' The Twelve Chairs (1970), Dracula (1979), Dave (1993), The Ninth Gate (1999), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Starting Out in the Evening (2007), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Robot & Frank (2012), Noah (2014), Captain Fantastic (2016), and The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020).
He is also known for his role as Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger in the HBO movie Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013) and as Richard Russell Jr. in All the Way (2016). Langella also is known for his recurring role as Gabriel, the KGB handler for the lead characters in the FX series The Americans (2013–2017) and Sebastian Piccirillo in the Showtime series Kidding (2018–2020).