Birth Date: January 21, 1958
Birth Place: Ontario, Canada
Notable Films: The Crow, Strange Days, Alien: Resurrection, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Awards: BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Awards (Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game | Darksiders II)
Michael Wincott Biography:
Canadian actor Michael Wincott was born in Scarborough, Ontario. The youngest son of Lucia and William Wincott, he has an older brother Jeff who is also an actor, as well as a producer and director. After attending Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute, Wincott moved to New York to attend the world-famous Juilliard School in 1982. After graduating in 1986, Wincott began working in theater. He started a working relationship with the Joseph Papp Public Theater, playing a role in Talk Radio.
He would go on to appear in Oliver Stone’s film adaptation of the same name in 1988. Wincott worked regularly on stage and screen, appearing in Born on the Fourth of July (1989), and The Doors (1991). He was on the cusp of big success, and this would come later that year, when he snagged a supporting role as Guy of Gisbourne in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991). Wincott also cemented his popularity by appearing in some other top movies like The Crow (1994), Strange Days (1995), and Along Came a Spider (2001).
Wincott has collaborated with some big name stars and is well known for his deep, rasping voice. He has also done plenty of voiceover work, especially for the Disney movie Treasure Planet (2002), and the video games Halo 2 and Darksiders II.
Among his television credits, Wincott appeared in all 12 episodes of the final season of 24: Live Another Day. Wincott is also known to be a big lover of music, and he has played drums throughout his career.