Welcome to DAVID STRATHAIRN ONLINE @ david-strathairn.org an online resource dedicated to Emmy Award Winning and Academy Award Nominated American actor David Strathairn. Best known for his role as journalist Edward R. Murrow in the film Good Night, And Good Luck and as Dr. Lee Rosen on the SyFy channel's Alphas, David has carved out a huge presence on the large and small screen, as well as many notable stage performances. David's vast resume includes The Bourne Ultimatum, Blue Car, Godzilla, Sneakers, Matewan, The Firm, Eight Men Out, Silkwood, Delores Claiborne, My Blueberry Nights, Fracture, Lincoln, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Whistleblower, The River Wild, The Spiderwicke Chronicles, Temple Grandin, The Blacklist, House, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Miami Vice and including such stage works as The Heiress, Einstein and the Polar Bear, The Three Sisters and many others. Please consider this your ultimate source for all things David Strathairn. This site has an explicit NO CANDIDS policy.
New/Old Domain … Please Read

New/Old Domain … Please Read

I wanted to let you know I’ve migrated the site over to the previous domain. Why? A while back I lost the domain of DAVIDSTRATHAIRN.ORG and had to buy another to replace it so I could get the site back up and running. It took a bit for me to finally be able to purchase the old domain back as it finally came on the market for the same price I bought it. Please make sure you update your bookmarks and follow the site at this domain. Thank you for your understanding. Please take care and be safe in these troubling times. All my best to you.

“Walkaway Joe” Official Trailer and Praise for David

“Walkaway Joe” Official Trailer and Praise for David

The trailer has been released for David’s film WALKAWAY JOE. It co-stars The Walking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Looks like it’s going to be good and that David is getting special mention, all good.

WALKAWAY JOE Trailer: Keep Your Eye on David Strathairn

David Strathairn instantly makes anything in which he appears more interesting, merely by his always dramatic presence.

His appears in Walkaway Joe, about halfway through a new trailer, and elevates what looks like a somewhat rudimentary father/son drama. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays the father, and he’s certainly a combustible personality who can create dramatic sparks, while Julian Feder essays the glum, cheerless son. After they go their separate ways, though, things ignite when David Strathairn appears on the scene, instantly compelling my closer attention.

The official synopsis describes the film as “the story of an unlikely friendship between a young boy searching for his father in pool halls across the country, and a wandering loner hiding from his past. In each other they experience the power of a second chance, and a shot at redemption.”

So David Strathairn as a “wandering loner”? Yes, please.

Walkaway Joe is set for release on May 8, 2020, On Demand and Digital, as well as — hm, let me squint to read this — “theaters,” whatever those might be. While we build up anticipation, chalk up your pool cues and enjoy the trailer below.


Happy Birthday David Strathairn

Happy Birthday David Strathairn

On behalf of DAVID STRATHAIRN ONLINE, I’d like to take this time to wish David the happiest of birthdays. He turns a spry 71 today and it is my sincerest wish that he has the best day. Thank you David for all the work you’ve given us, and for all the work you’ll be giving us in the future.

More About David’s Show “Interrogation”

More About David’s Show “Interrogation”

Here is more information on David’s show INTERROGATION which premieres on CBS All Access on February 6, 2020.


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dec. 12, 2019 – CBS All Access today announced that its new original true-crime series, INTERROGATION, will be available to binge beginning Thursday, Feb. 6. The streaming service also released the series’ teaser art. With all episodes dropping at once, viewers will see the day of the crime and then follow the evidence like a cold case detective, abandon the linear narrative and determine their own investigative path by watching the episodes leading up to the finale in any order.

Starring Peter Sarsgaard (“The Looming Tower”), Kyle Gallner (“Outsiders”), David Strathairn (“Good Night, and Good Luck”), and special guest star Vincent D’Onofrio (“The Godfather of Harlem”), INTERROGATION is based on a case that spans more than 20 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. After being sentenced to life in prison, he continued to fight to prove his innocence. Each episode is structured around interrogations informed by real police case files. Sarsgaard plays David Russell, the lead detective on the case; Gallner plays the accused, Eric Fisher; Strathairn plays Eric’s father, Henry Fisher; and D’Onofrio plays Ian Lynch, an Internal Affairs officer who ends up becoming Eric Fisher’s biggest ally.

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios. Co-creators Anders Weidemann (“30 Degrees in February”) and John Mankiewicz (“House of Cards,” “Bosch”) serve as executive producers alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin (“Bosch”) and Melissa Aouate (“Hit the Road”). Ernest Dickerson (“The Godfather of Harlem”) directs six out of the series’ 10 episodes and also serves as executive producer. Patrick Cady (“Rectify”) also directs.

INTERROGATION joins CBS All Access’ growing slate of original series that currently includes THE GOOD FIGHT, NO ACTIVITY, TELL ME A STORY, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, WHY WOMEN KILL and the forthcoming limited event series THE STAND as well as THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, with additional series to be announced. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and upcoming series STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard.

To sign up for CBS All Access, please visit: www.cbs.com/allaccess

About CBS All Access:

CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 12,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, TELL ME A STORY, NO ACTIVITY, and WHY WOMEN KILL, as well as the upcoming INTERROGATION, THE STAND, and THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the upcoming STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS and STAR TREK: PICARD featuring Sir Patrick Stewart. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

The service is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS and Android, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio Smartcast TVs, Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV channels. Versions of CBS All Access have now launched internationally in Canada and Australia (10 All Access), with unique but similar content and pricing plans. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit https://www.cbs.com/all-access.


First Poster From David’s CBS All Access Series “Interrogation” Released & Character’s Name Revealed

First Poster From David’s CBS All Access Series “Interrogation” Released & Character’s Name Revealed

CBS All Access has released the first poster from David’s series INTERROGATION and his character’s name is finally revealed. David will play the part of Henry Russell, the father of the lead character played by Peter Sarsgaard. Funny enough, Sarsgaard’s character’s name is, wait for it ….. David Russell. David’s full name is David Russell Strathairn, and this isn’t the first time David has played someone with Russell in their character name. There was SIMON BIRCH where David played Reverend Russell, then BEYOND THE CALL where he played the part of Russell Cates, and finally HOME FROM THE HOLIDAYS where he played Russell Terziak. There seems to be a pattern forming. I’m wondering if the irony has hit David? Likely. Here’s the information on the series and the poster. Oh premiere date is February 6, 2020.

‘Interrogation’: Your First Look at Peter Sarsgaard’s True-Crime Series (PHOTO)
Meaghan Darwish December 12, 2019 12:45 pm

CBS All Access is bulking up its originals with Interrogation, a true-crime series starring Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner, and David Strathairn, with guest star Vincent D’Onofrio.

Set to premiere Thursday, February 6 on the streaming platform, Interrogation will drop all of its episodes for viewers’ bingeing pleasure.

What makes this series unique is that while watching the episodes from start to finish will wind an investigative path to its conclusion, every installment between the premiere and finale can be watched in any order of the viewer’s choosing.

Along with the premiere date, a teaser poster has been revealed as well, featuring an interrogation scene from a birds-eye perspective. Based on a real case that spanned over 20 years, the show focuses on a man convicted of killing his mother.

After receiving a life sentence in prison, this man continued the fight to prove his innocence in the matter. Every episode itself is structured around interrogations that are inspired by real police case files.

Sarsgaard portrays lead detective David Russell and Gallner plays the accused criminal, Eric Fisher. Strathairn takes on the role of Eric’s father, Henry, and D’Onofrio guest star as Ian Lynch, an Internal Affairs officer who supports Eric’s fight to prove his innocence.

Produced by CBS Television Studios, Interrogation is co-created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz who also serve as executive producers. They’re joined by fellow executive producers Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate as well as Ernest Dickerson, who also directs six out of the 10 episodes. Patrick Cady is on board as a director.

Don’t miss the mystery unfold beginning this February on CBS All Access.

Interrogation, Series Premiere, Thursday, February 6, CBS All Access


David’s Film “An Interview With God” Released to Home Video

David’s Film “An Interview With God” Released to Home Video

There is a review on David’s film AN INTERVIEW WITH GOD where he plays a mysterious man by the name of ‘The Man’.

New-Release Tuesday: An Interview with God

Dec 10, 2019 | Arts/Entertainment

Past the Popcorn provides South King Media with exclusive reviews of Theatrical and Home Video entertainment. We aim to dig just a little deeper than the surface of what we watch.

I confess that I am a sucker for anything starring David Strathairn.

If your reaction to that is, “Who?” then you really should see some David Strathairn films. They are almost always small, thoughtful projects. Probably the most high-profile thing he has ever done is star opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon in River Wild, and he looked pretty out of place in a Big Hollywood Thriller.

I also confess that I am a sucker for films with a theological bent. That’s natural, because I am a film critic who also happens to be a pastor.

But having spent a decade “servicing” the “Christian Film industry” as part of my editorial responsibilities, I also have a tremendously sensitive B.S. meter. That is, I can smell an “evangelical” film a mile away–you know, one of those holier-than-thou “I have the answers and you don’t, ha ha ha” lectures that are not really films at all but smug propaganda designed to guilt people into a loving relationship with Jesus. As if.

Well, An Interview with God is not one of those. And you really can’t know that until you see it. (And isn’t that a potent metaphor for faith?)

The trailer pretty much tells you all you need to know going in. A battlefront journalist sets up a short series of interviews with a man purporting to be God… and there are only so many places a story like this could go. Primarily: is this dude really God, or is this a put-on? Or a hallucination? The options narrow when you get an actor like Strathairn involved, and once you label the film “thoughtful.”

So… the film is thoughtful. It is sincere, and while it does not grapple with theology on the level of, say, Christopher Hitchens or Thomas Merton, the rubber does hit the road. Anybody who has devoted any amount of energy in the Big Questions of God and “purpose” or “meaning” will be on familiar ground with this film.

Both Strathairn and young Brenton Thwaites (who also has a solid industry resume behind him) do solid, interesting work here. The script and direction by indie filmmakers Ken Aguado and Perry Lang never stray into maudlin or ostentatious territory. All around, it’s clear that this is a project of passion–that all parties involved are seriously interested in the human condition and the implications of metaphysical inquiry.

If you are cruising around Netflix and wondering whether this is worth your time, all I can say is… go ahead and crank up your brain and your B.S. meter and settle in. As long as you aren’t expecting car crashes, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Rock, or Transformers, I think you’ll be glad you watched. It won’t answer any questions for you, and it doesn’t try to; but it will re-engage you with your questions in a meaningful and worthwhile way.

An Interview with God is included with your Netflix subscription. You can also find it at the other usual streaming sites for a small fee.


David’s “Fast Color” Coming To Amazon Prime This Week

David’s “Fast Color” Coming To Amazon Prime This Week

David has a film coming to Amazon Prime this week. It’s called FAST COLOR and he plays the part of Ellis, the sheriff of a small town. The film actually sounds a lot like ALPHAS with a woman with ‘special skills’ is on the run. Here’s more below plus a trailer.

Fast Color (2018)
Director: Julia Hart
Starring: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham, and David Strathairn
Release Date: Dec. 11

If you like superhero movies but you want a break from DC and Marvel, you should consider checking out Fast Color. Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as a woman with supernatural abilities.

Her gift makes her a target for scientists and government officials who desire to test her and use her abilities for their own means. She’s forced on the run and on her journey meets several interesting people along the way.

“The Expanse” Season Four Official Trailer

“The Expanse” Season Four Official Trailer

This trailer came out a while ago while I was getting the site up and running. My apologies for its lateness. It seems David will be back as Klaes Ashford in the final season of THE EXPANSE. You’ll see him very briefly. The show returns December 13, 2019 on Amazon Prime.

“The Sopranos” Season Five Media

“The Sopranos” Season Five Media

David guest starred in three episodes from THE SOPRANOS fifth season as Robert Wegler, a teacher/counselor at Tony Jr.’s (Robert Iler) school. In his arc David appeared mainly with Carmela (Edie Falco) and largely most of the time naked. And excellent turn from David and enjoyable to watch.

“The Firm” Screencaps

“The Firm” Screencaps

Here are the screencaps from David’s performance as Ray McDeere in the late Sydney Pollack’s film THE FIRM also starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, and Holly Hunter. This is one of my favourite roles of David’s. I love the quirky relationship with Holly Hunter who plays Tammy. The scene at the end with her and David on the dock is too cute. And David’s delivery is perfect.

“Billions” Season Three Media Added

“Billions” Season Three Media Added

David’s second season episodes of BILLIONS as Black Jack Foley. Enjoy.

“Billions” Season Two Media Added

“Billions” Season Two Media Added

I’ve finally been able to get David’s episodes from BILLIONS screencapped and edited to add to the gallery and press sections respectively. David has many scenes with actor Paul Giamatti who plays the character of Chuck Rhodes. Giamatti and David were also in the film COLD SOULS together. Please feel free to click on the links to go to the various sections.

“L. A. Confidential” Media

“L. A. Confidential” Media

This is probably one of David’s most colourful portrayals. As Pierce Moorehouse Pachett, David played a pornographer who had a knack for turning women into fake bombshells to create “art”. What was excellent in this film is that it captured Los Angeles’ Hollywood hey day at it’s most glamourous. The film also starred Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger, Guy Pierce, and Kevin Spacey. All in all one of David’s best work. Though I think all of his films and television forays are usually exceptional because, well, it’s David Strathairn. Here are the screencaps and a clip with David’s parts from the film. Though not in the film a lot, he still left an indelible imprint. Enjoy.

“Fracture” Media Added

“Fracture” Media Added

I fell asleep as I was editing the clip and screencaps for David’s portrayal of District Attorney Joe Lobruto in the Gregory Hoblit directed film FRACTURE, starring Ryan Gosling, Rosamund Pike, and Sir Anthony Hopkins. I love this performance. The line where David says, “Head’s gotta roll,” is so funny. Funny in the way that he really doesn’t mean it because he keeps Gosling’s character of Willy Beachum still on the payroll. The clip is up in the media section and you can click on the images below to go there. The clip can be accessed via the link I’ll provide below.

“Memphis Belle” HD Screencaps

“Memphis Belle” HD Screencaps

In 1990 David was part of an ensemble cast in the historic film MEMPHIS BELLE. David played the part of Col. Craig Harriman, one of the commanders of the various air raids that took place over Germany from the combined British/American airforce. The Memphis Belle of the history books was a Boeing b-17 Flying Fortress that flew 25 combat missions before it was retired to return home to America. David’s character is a fictional rendering of some of the real life men who served. David is the emotional core of this film. With his stoic, no-nonsense manner, David shows his care for the men flying these dangerous missions. An excellent film all around. Click on the images below to get to the album.


Articles in this press library are backdated to the date and year of their publishing. Meaning if the date of the article was June 2, 2001, then it will be dated that in this press archive. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. You can access the article by clicking on the publication name.


27 September, 2019
Film News Roundup: David Strathairn Joins Bradley Cooper in Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Nightmare Alley’
29 January, 2019
‘Interrogation’: David Strathairn To Star In CBS All Access True Crime Drama Series
12 March, 2019
John's Hopkins' Berman Institute of Bioethics
Academy Award Nominee Strathairn Headlines Cast for April 12-13 Event


18 December, 2018
Julie Taymor’s The Tempest Is Your New Late-Night Drunken Pizza Orgy Movie
25 February, 2018
TV Insider
'McMafia' We Talk AMC's New Gangster Tale With David Strathairn and Juliet Rylance
23 February, 2018
David Strathairn on McMafia, Why He Loves Acting and What He Learned in Clown College


06 December, 2017
The Huffington Post
David Strathairn Joins Keystone XL Pipeline Opposition (VIDEO)



28 July, 2015
The Schmooze
David Strathairn Channels Holocaust Hero Jan Karski
10 February, 2015
Strathairn and McDonnell reunite for ‘Cherry Orchard’ in Malvern [photos]



23 October, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
David Strathairn takes solo turn in ACT’s ‘Lintel’
10 April, 2013
SF Gate
Strathairn going solo with ACT's 'Lintel'
11 March, 2013
Screen Rant
David Strathairn is Joining the 'Godzilla' Reboot Cast
17 Feruary, 2013
Arizona Daily Sun
David Strathairn an actor's actor


12 September, 2012
The Citizen
'Lincoln's' Seward: A conversation with David Strathairn about portraying Auburn's favorite son
15 March, 2012
The Daily Freeman
David Strathairn, Dutchess County resident, headed to Broadway


19 August, 2011
The Associated Press
Actor David Strathairn visits Seward House Museum in Auburn for film research
06 July, 2011
The Seattle Times
‘Alphas’ star David Strathairn on why he continues to act
28 June, 2011
Steven Spielberg casts David Strathairn in ‘Lincoln’


07 July, 2010
TV Casting Call: Richard Dreyfuss Smokes WEEDS; Henry Ian Cusick in LAW & ORDER: SVU; Amy Madigan Mothers FRINGE; David Strathairn in ALPHAS
12 January, 2010
Entertainment Weekly
'House' exclusive: Oscar nominee David Strathairn checks in


14 February, 2008
Los Angeles Times
10 February, 2008
New York Post
David Strathairn


10 December, 2007
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Patricia Sheridan's Breakfast With ... David Strathairn
17 September, 2007
Vanity Fair
In Character: David Strathairn


01 November, 2005
The Independent
Q&A: David Strathairn


22 April, 2003
Strong in Weakness


21 February, 2001
INDEPENDENT MEANS: Actor's Director - There's always something else going on with writer/director John Sayles' films-and with his actors.


24 January, 1995
The Christian Science Monitor
An Actor Who Allows His Roles to Lead
“Miami Vice: E2X03 Out Where The Buses Don’t Run” Screencaps & Media

“Miami Vice: E2X03 Out Where The Buses Don’t Run” Screencaps & Media

Here is an early performance of David’s from 1985. David guest starred as Marty Lang on the NBC Miami-based show MIAMI VICE. David’s character is the partner of a former Vice cop who he helped cover up the murder of a drug dealer. A good performance from David so early in his career. I’ve been able to clip up the episode and can be found in the Media section of the site. Enjoy.


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“Godzilla King of The Monsters” HD Screencaps

“Godzilla King of The Monsters” HD Screencaps

Here are the screencaps to David’s return to his role of Admiral William Stenz in the Legendary films Kaiju series GODZILLA KING OF THE MONSTERS. David wasn’t in many scenes this time around. I was hoping he would be, but alas. Enjoy.

Happy Birthday David 2017

Happy Birthday David 2017

On this day I’d like to wish David the happiest of birthdays. David turns 68 years young. Here’s hoping he’s spending his day with his wife, Logan, and sons Tay and Ebbe and a ton of friends. Thank you David for your graciousness and your wonderful spirit. You are a treasure.

CANADA – APRIL 06: David Strathairn (Photo by Patti Gower/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

David & John Sayles Interview

David & John Sayles Interview

I found a wonderful interview with David and his longtime friend/collaborator John Sayles on the PBS show Charlie Rose from back in 1999. Here David and John discuss their latest film LIMBO where David played the part of “Jumpin” Joe Gastineau, and the benefits of working together for so long. The other films David and Sayles did together include EIGHT MEN OUT where he played the part of Eddie Cicotte, the pitcher of the infamous 1919 Black Sox scandal in baseball, MATEWAN where David played Sid Hatfield, PASSION FISH playing Rennie, BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET playing a Man in Black, RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS SEVEN playing Ron, and CITY OF HOPE playing Asteroid. Please enjoy and comment if you like.

“House” Season Two E6X16 – Lockdown Screencaps & Peripherals

“House” Season Two E6X16 – Lockdown Screencaps & Peripherals

I have David’s guest-starring role as Nash in the sixth season episode of the series HOUSE. Here David’s character was suffering from a terminal disease of the heart. The episode is pretty good as it pits David (always at his best) against Hugh Laurie as Dr. House. The episode was also the directorial debut for star Laurie.



With David’s work in THE BLACKLIST done, I’m about to start working on his two seasons on the Syfy show ALPHAS where he played the part of Dr. Lee Rosen. This might take me some time to do since I also have a site for his co-star in the series, Laura Mennell who played the part of the pusher Nina Theroux. I’ll be doing double duty and I also might be considering a site for their co-star Warren Christie who played the part of Cameron Hicks, the hyperkinetic. Please be patient. I’m also going to try to get David’s event images sorted, titled and into the gallery. I might intersperse his television work with some of his one-shot guest appearances, as well some of his films where he played a lesser part.

“The Blacklist” Season Two and Three Complete

“The Blacklist” Season Two and Three Complete

I have David’s episodes from seasons two and three where David played the part of The Director Peter Kotsiopulos. David met a rather ignominious end I would say.

Candids Policy

DAVID STRATHAIRN ONLINE is a site dedicated to American-born actor David Strathairn. This site’s aim is to focus in on David’s career on stage, screen, television and any other medium David appears on including entertainment programs consisting of interviews, awards shows, talk shows, internet-based medium, and any other things concerning David’s career.

What will be posted?

Photos of David arriving to events, arriving/leaving talk show appearances, behind the scenes of photoshoots, on the set and behind the scenes images.

What will not be posted?

Photos of David at the airport, shopping, walking down the street, getting coffee, or any other moment where David would believe his privacy would be expected. Respect your favorite celebrity’s privacy and do not ask for these to be posted and do not encourage other sites to post them either.

What’s the difference?

Photos of David arriving for public appearances and on the set of various projects are related to his work. A photo of him eating lunch (unless it happens to be during the filming of a scene), is not.

“Godzilla” Media Added

“Godzilla” Media Added

David was in the Gareth Edwards 2014 American-made GODZILLA film starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Elizabeth Olsen. He played the part of Admiral William Stenz, part of the constantly present military side that in the old Toho films trying to take out the big green titular anti-hero. Having been a big fan of the original Showa/Heisei/Millennium series, I was a bit doubtful as to whether this film was worthy of the name. I did like the 1998 Matthew Broderick film (though I know a lot of people don’t like it) but the one thing about this film that made it reasonable was David’s always present gravitas. I wasn’t that thrilled by the amount of screen time Godzilla didn’t have. It seemed Edwards and Legendary Pictures didn’t want us to get a good look at the big guy, and only utilized him in almost a sixteenth of the film considering the over three quarters the original Toho Series Godzilla often received. I know it’s a little sacrosanct to state something negative on a fansite, but again having been a fan of the original series since my first film back in 1969, I feel I have the amount of gravitas of my own to state that. However, considering the amount of screen time David didn’t have, I have to say that he brought his A-Game as usual.

David Strathairn Online :: New Layout & Site News

David Strathairn Online :: New Layout & Site News

As you can see I’ve created a new layout for the site. I’ve been seriously behind in everything and getting a fresh new look for all my sites are on the agenda. I’m planning on some major updating in terms of the gallery from some of David’s episodic television work including his work on ALPHAS as Dr. Lee Rosen, and from THE BLACKLIST as Peter Kotsiopulos. After that I’ll get to David’s film work, though there is some things up in the gallery already. So for now, thanks for your continued visiting and for your love of David.

“Godzilla” HD Teaser Trailer

“Godzilla” HD Teaser Trailer

Sorry for the lack of updates…again, but a ton of things going on in my life and I’m trying hard to get things updated on all my sites. Unfortunately best laid plans and all. I have for you some screencaps of David from the new GODZILLA American reboot. Still no word as to who David is playing, but by the looks of the trailer looks like he’s playing a military man. Who’d a thunk? I also will be giving the trailer from Youtube. Enjoy.



“Alphas” Season 02

ALPHAS: 2011 — Season 02 (24 Episodes)

Laura Mennell plays the pusher Nina Theroux on the Syfy series 'Alphas'. “ALPHAS”
Role: Dr. Lee Rosen
Created by: Zak Penn & Michael Karnow
Network: SyFy
Series Debut: 11 July 2011
Genre(s): Science-Fiction / Action / Drama / Thriller
Tagline: Impossible is what they do best

Episodes Season 02

23 July 2012 E2X01 – Wake Up Call INFORMATION
30 July 2012 E2X02 – The Quick & The Dead INFORMATION
06 August 2012 E2X03 – Alpha Dogs INFORMATION
13 August 2012 E2X04 – When Push Comes To Shove INFORMATION
20 August 2012 E2X05 – Gaslight INFORMATION
27 August 2012 E2X06 – Alphaville INFORMATION
10 September 2012 E2X07 – Gods & Monsters INFORMATION
17 September 2012 E2X08 – Falling INFORMATION
24 September 2012 E2X09 – The Devil Will Drag You Down INFORMATION
01 October 2012 E2X10 – Life After Death INFORMATION
08 October 2012 E2X11 – If Memory Serves INFORMATION
15 October 2012 E2X12 – Need To Know INFORMATION
22 October 2012 E2X13 – God’s Eye INFORMATION

Alphas – Season 02 Photo Gallery Links

“Alphas” Season 01

ALPHAS: 2011 — Season 01 (24 Episodes)

Laura Mennell plays the pusher Nina Theroux on the Syfy series 'Alphas'. “ALPHAS”
Role: Dr. Lee Rosen
Created by: Zak Penn & Michael Karnow
Network: SyFy
Series Debut: 11 July 2011
Genre(s): Science-Fiction / Action / Drama / Thriller
Tagline: Impossible is what they do best

Episodes Season 01

11 July 2011 E1X01 – Pilot INFORMATION
18 July 2011 E1X02 – Cause And Effect INFORMATION
25 July 2011 E1X03 – Anger Management INFORMATION
01 August 2011 E1X04 – Rosetta INFORMATION
08 August 2011 EX065 – Never Let Me Go INFORMATION
15 August 2011 E1X06 – Bill & Gary’s Excellent Adventur INFORMATION
22 August 2011 E1X07 – Catch & Release INFORMATION
29 August 2011 E1X08 – A Short Time In Paradise INFORMATION
12 September 2011 E1X09 – Blind Spot INFORMATION
19 September 2011 E1X10 – The Unusual Suspects INFORMATION
26 September 2011 E1X11 – Original Sin INFORMATION

Alphas – Season 01 Photo Gallery Links

The Birthdate

26 January 1949

Your date of conception was on or about 5 May 1948 which was a Wednesday.

You were born on a Wednesday
under the astrological sign Aquarius.
Your Life path number is 5.

Your fortune cookie reads:
All your hard work will soon pay off.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 3 & 9.
You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 8.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 6, 11 & 22.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2432942.5.
The golden number for 1949 is 12.
The epact number for 1949 is 0.
The year 1949 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/10/1948 and ending 1/28/1949.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Rat.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Otter; your plant is Fern.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Parmuthy, the fourth month of the season of Poret (Emergence – Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 26 Tevet 5709.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 27 Tevet 5709.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is which is
12 baktun 16 katun 15 tun 2 uinal 18 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Wednsday, 26 Rabi’u’l-Avval 1368 (1368-3-26).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 17 April 1949.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 24 April 1949.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 2 March 1949.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 5 June 1949.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 12 June 1949.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Saturday, 24 September 1949.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Thursday, 14 April 1949.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 1 March 1949.

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Kirk Franklin (1970)
Ellen DeGeneres (1958)
Gene Siskel (1946)
Bob Uecker (1935)
Anne Jeffreys (1923)
Wayne Gretzky (1961)
Eddie Van Halen (1955)
Angela Davis (1944)
Jules Feiffer (1929)
Anita Baker (1958)
Lucinda Williams (1953)
Scott Glenn (1942)
Paul Newman (1925)

Top songs of 1949
Riders In the Sky by Vaughn Monroe
Cruising Down the River by Blue Barron (also Russ Morgan)
Mule Train by Frankie Laine
You’re Breaking My Heart by Vic Damone
Forever and Ever by Russ Morgan
A You’re Adorable by Perry Como
That Lucky Old Sun by Frankie Laine
A Little Bird Told Me by Evelyn Knight
Some Enchanted Evening by Perry Como
Slippin’ Around by Margaret Whiting & Jimmy Wakely

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 9.10684931506849 years old. (You old hound dog, you!)

Your lucky day is Saturday.
Your lucky number is 4 & 8.
Your ruling planet(s) is Saturn & Uranus.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Leo.
Your opposition number(s) is 1.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 108 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 64 candles.

Those 64 candles produce 64 BTUs,
or 16,128 calories of heat (that’s only 16.1280 food Calories!) .
You can boil 7.31 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1949 there were approximately 2.8 million births in the US.
In 1949 the US population was approximately 131,669,275 people, 44.2 persons per square mile.
In 1949 in the US there were approximately 1,595,879 marriages (12.1%) and 264,000 divorces (2%)
In 1949 in the US there were approximately 1,417,000 deaths (10.8 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1949 the population of Australia was approximately 8,045,570.
In 1949 there were approximately 181,261 births in Australia.
In 1949 in Australia there were approximately 72,999 marriages and 6,572 divorces.
In 1949 in Australia there were approximately 75,260 deaths.

Your birth flower is CARNATION

Your birthstone is Garnet

The Mystical properties of Garnet

Garnet is used as a power stone

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Emerald, Rose Quartz

Your birth tree is

Cypress Tree

The Faithfulness – Strong, muscular, adaptable, takes what life has to give, happy content, optimistic, needs enough money and acknowledgment, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied, faithful, quick-tempered, unruly, pedantic and careless.

There are 76 days till Christmas 2012!
There are 89 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon’s phase on the day you were
born was waning crescent.

Wednesday, January 26, 1949

Moon’s age (days): 26
Distance (Earth radii): 61.40
Percent Illumination 8.79%
Ecliptic latitude (degrees): -4.43
Ecliptic longitude (degrees): 275.67

The Name

David Strathairn

There are 15 letters in your name.
Those 15 letters total to 69
There are 5 vowels and 10 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:
Welsh Male Beloved or friend, from the Hebrew. Sixth Century St. David (or Dewi) was patron saint of Wales
Swedish Male Beloved
Scottish Male Beloved or friend adopted from the Hebrew. David was a common name of Scottish Kings in the Middle Ages.
Hebrew Male Beloved or friend. The Old Testament. David killed the giant Goliath in 10the Century BC, then succeeded Saul as King of Israel
Biblical Male “Well-beloved dear.

Your number is: 6

The characteristics of #6 are: Responsibility, protection, nurturing, community, balance, sympathy.

The expression or destiny for #6:
The number 6 Expression provides you a truly outstanding sense of responsibility, love, and balance. The 6 is helpful and ever conscientious, making you quite capable of rectifying and balancing any sort of inharmonious situation. You are a person very much inclined to give help and comfort to those in need. You have a natural penchant for working with the old, the young, the sick, or the underprivileged. Although you may have considerable creative and artistic talents, the chances are that you will devote yourself to an occupation that shows concern for the betterment of the community.

The positive side of the number 6 suggests that you are very loving, friendly, and appreciative of others. You have a depth of understanding that produces much sympathetic, kindness, and generosity. The qualities of the 6 make the finest and most concerned parent and one often deeply involved in domestic activities. Openness and honesty is apparent in your approach to all relationships.

If there is an excess of the number 6 in your makeup, you may exhibit some of the negative traits associated with this number. There may be a tendency for you to be too exacting and demanding of yourself. In this regard, you may at times sacrifice yourself (or your loved ones) for the welfare of others. In some cases, the over zealous 6 has difficulty distinguishing helping from interfering. You may have difficulty expressing your own individuality, because of involvement with responsibilities and causes. Like all with the Expression of the number 6, it’s quite likely that you worry much too much.

Your Soul Urge number is: 3

A Soul Urge number of 3 means:
With the Soul Urge number 3 your desire in life is personal expression, and generally enjoying life to its fullest. You want to participate in an active social life and enjoy a large circle of friends. You want to be in the limelight, expressing your artistic or intellectual talents. Word skills may be your thing; speaking, writing, acting, singing. In a positive sense, the 3 energy is friendly, outgoing and always very social.

You have a decidedly upbeat attitude that is rarely discouraged; a good mental and emotional balance.

The 3 Soul Urge gives intuitive insight, thus, very high creative and inspirational tendencies. The truly outstanding trait shown by the 3 Soul Urge is that of self-expression, regardless of the field of endeavor.

On the negative side, you may at times become too easygoing and too optimistic, tending to scatter forces and accomplish very little. Often, the excessive 3 energy produces non-stop talkers. Everyone has faults, but the 3 soul urge doesn’t appreciate having these pointed out.

Your Inner Dream number is: 3

An Inner Dream number of 3 means:
You dream of artistic expression; writing, painting, music. You would seek to more freely express your inner feeling and obtain more enjoyment from life. You also dream of being more popular, likable, and appreciated.

David Russell Strathairn

There are 22 letters in your name.
Those 22 letters total to 94
There are 7 vowels and 15 consonants in your name.

What your first name means:
Welsh Male Beloved or friend, from the Hebrew. Sixth Century St. David (or Dewi) was patron saint of Wales
Swedish Male Beloved
Scottish Male Beloved or friend adopted from the Hebrew. David was a common name of Scottish Kings in the Middle Ages.
Hebrew Male Beloved or friend. The Old Testament. David killed the giant Goliath in 10the Century BC, then succeeded Saul as King of Israel
Biblical Male “Well-beloved dear.

Your Number is: 4

The characteristics of #4 are: A foundation, order, service, struggle against limits, steady growth.

The expression or destiny for #4:
Order, service, and management are the cornerstones of the number 4 Expression. Your destiny is to express wonderful organization skills with your ever practical, down-to-earth approach. You are the kind of person who is always willing to work those long, hard hours to push a project through to completion. A patience with detail allows you to become expert in fields such as building, engineering, and all forms of craftsmanship. Your abilities to write and teach may lean toward the more technical and detailed. In the arts, music will likely be your choice. Artistic talents may also appear in such fields as horiculture and floral arrangement, as well. Many skilled physicians and especially surgeons have the 4 Expression.

The positive attitudes of the 4 Expression yield responsibility; you are one who no doubt, fulfills obligations, and is highly systematic and orderly. You are serious and sincere, honest and faithful. It is your role to help and you are required to do a good job at everything you undertake.

If there is too much 4 energies present in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes of the number 4. The obligations that you face may tend to create frustration and feelings of limitation or restriction. You may sometimes find yourself nursing negative attitudes in this regard and these can keep you in a rather low mood. Avoid becoming too rigid, stubborn, dogmatic, and fixed in your opinions. You may have a tendency to develop and hold very strong likes and dislikes, and some of these may border on the classification of prejudice. The negative side of 4 often produces dominant and bossy individuals who use disciplinarian to an excess. These tendencies must be avoided. Finally, like nearly all with 4 Expression, you must keep your eye on the big picture and not get overly wrapped up in detail and routine.

Your Soul Urge number is: 11

A Soul Urge number of 11 means:
With the 11 Soul Urge, much of your thinking and interests relate to the abstract, the spiritual, and utopian dreams. You are motivated toward idealistic concepts, and the sharing of your ideas and concepts with humanity. This number is not one that is giving in a material or a practical sense, but rather one who desires to help mankind with a more abstract commodity such as religion, spiritualism, occult studies, or even psychic abilities.

If you possess the positive 11 Soul Urge traits, you have a dream of the perfect world; you are highly idealistic and inspirational. Your inner strength and devotion to your beliefs are extremely strong. You have a very good mind that is especially well equipped to handle the higher, more abstract forms of thought.

If there is an excess of 11 energy in your makeup, you may possess some the negative 11 traits. There is a tendency for the 11 to produce considerable amounts of nervous tension which is bought on by a very high level of awareness. You may be too sensitive and overly emotional. In some cases, these sensitivities and emotions are quite repressed, and this tends to add even more to the sense of nervousness in the makeup.

The strong 11 is not a very practical person because of the extreme idealism; often, there is a degree of self-deception present. There is usually a rather fixed idea of right and wrong held by those showing strong 11 traits, and with this very often is a resulting attitude of inflexibility.

Your Inner Dream number is: 11

An Inner Dream number of 11 means:
You dream of casting the light of illumination; of being the true idealist. You secretly believe there is more to life than we can know or prove, and you would like to be provider of the ‘word’ from on high.

Awards & Nominations


62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Year: 2010
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie TEMPLE GRANDIN (HBO)

Satellite Awards
Year: 2010
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Venice Film Festival – Volpi Cup
Year: 2005

Cinequest San Jose Film Festival – Maverick Tribute Award
Year: 2002

Cinequest San Jose Film Festival – Maverick Tribute Award
Year: 2002

Western Heritage Awards – Bronze Wrangler
Year: 1993
Best Supporting Male CITY OF HOPE

Independent Spirit Awards
Year: 1991
Best Supporting Male CITY OF HOPE

Cinequest San Jose Film Festival – Maverick Tribute Award
Year: 1992
Television Feature Film for: O’PIONEERS
Shared With:
Craig Anderson (executive producer)
Glenn Jordan (producer/director)
Jessica Lange (actress)
Robert W. Lenski (written for television by)
Willa Cather (based on the novel by)


64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Year: 2012
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for: HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

Golden Globes, USA
Year: 2011
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Gotham Awards – Best Enemble Cast
Year: 2009
Best Ensemble Cast for: COLD SOULS
Shared With:
Paul Giamatti
Dina Korzun
Emily Watson
Katheryn Winnick

Academy Awards, USA – Oscar
Year: 2006
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for: GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK

BAFTA Awards
Year: 2006
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for: GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Year: 2006

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Year: 2006

Chlotrudis Awards
Year: 2006

London Critic’s Circle Film Awards
Year: 2007

Gotham Awards – Best Enemble Cast
Year: 2006
Best Ensemble Cast for: GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK
Shared With:
Patricia Clarkson
George Clooney
Jeff Daniels
Robert Downey Jr.
Frank Langella

Golden Globes, USA
Year: 2006
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for: GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK

Independent Spirit Awards
Year: 2006

Independent Spirit Awards
Year: 2006

Online Film Critics Society Awards
Year: 2006

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Year: 2005
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Year: 2005
Outstanding Performance by a a Cast in a Motion Picture GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK
Shared With:
Rose Abdoo
Alex Borstein
Robert John Burke
Patricia Clarkson
George Clooney
Jeff Daniels
Reed Diamond
Tate Donovan
Robert Downey Jr.
Grant Heslov
Peter Jacobson
Frank Langella
Thomas McCarthy
Dianne Reeves
Matt Ross
Ray Wise

Satellite Awards
Year: 2005
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
Year: 2005

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
Year: 2005

Independent Spirit Awards
Year: 2000
Best Male Lead LIMBO

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Year: 1998
Outstanding Performance by a Cast >L.A. Confidential
Shared With:
Kim Basinger
James Cromwell
Russell Crowe
Danny DeVito
Guy Pearce
Kevin Spacey

CableACE Awards
Year: 1997
Guest Actor in a Dramatic Special or Series for: IN THE GLOAMING

Independent Spirit Awards
Year: 1993
Best Supporting Actor PASSION FISH

David Strathairn Biography

Quick Facts

  • FULL NAME: David Russell Strathairn
  • BIRTHDATE: 26 January 1949
  • BIRTHPLACE: San Francisco, California; United States of America
  • BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius – The Fish
  • CULTURAL BACKGROUND: Scottish and Hawaiian extraction
  • HEIGHT: 6’0″
  • HAIR: Dark Brown now Gray
  • EYES: Hazel
  • FATHER: Thomas Scott Strathairn, Jr. (Deceased 2003)
  • MOTHER: Mary Frances Strathairn
  • STEP-MOTHER: Louise Southmayd Strathairn (1919-2015).
  • SIBLINGS: Tom Strathairn (Brother) – a teacher; Ann Strathairn (Sister).
  • STEP-SIBLINGS: Eric Southmayd, Cynthia Southmayd and Robert Southmayd
  • SPOUSE: Logan Goodman (a nurse) (1980-present)
  • CHILDREN: Tay Strathairn (Born: 31 October 1980), an actor and musician (jazz piano); Ebberly Strathairn (Born: 1987), an architecture student.
  • EDUCATION: Williams College, Williamstown, MA; Ringling Bros. Clown College, Florida, Class of 1966, Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA.
  • FORMER JOBS: Clown,


  • Attended Williams College with director John Sayles, who regularly casts Straithairn in his films.
  • Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
  • Recently filmed an Edward R. Murrow-esque campaign ad for Kirsten Gillibrand’s congressional campaign in New York’s 20th District, his Congressional District.
  • Has worked with Joseph Mazzello’s in two films: The River Wild (1994) and Simon Birch (1998).
  • Lives in the mid-Hudson Valley area near Poughkeepsie, New York.


  • Was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for his role as Edward R. Murrow in the biopic “Good Night and Good Luck” directed by George Clooney.
  • Won an Emmy in 2010 for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for the HBO film “Temple Grandin.”



“People, through no fault of their own, get pigeonholed. You can only be what people perceive you to be and I’m sure that at this stage of the game, I’m perceived as someone who can show up and do the job as a character actor, not the leading man.” David Strathairn

First noticed for playing supporting roles like baseball pitcher Eddie Cicotte in ”Eight Men Out” (1988) and Asteroid in the ”City of Hope” (1991), David Strathairn got his first starring role in film as the title character in the festival-screened drama ”Harrison’s Flowers” (2000) before eventually landing his biggest success in 2005 when he earned Oscar, Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actor for his portrayal of television journalist Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck.”

The actor, who frequently collaborates with film director John Sayles, made his debut in Sayles’ first film, ”The Return of the Secaucus 7” (1980), and has since appeared in many films with Sayles, including ”The Brother From Another Planet” (1984), ”Eight Men Out” (1988) and ”Passion Fish” (1992). His other projects include ”A League of Their Own” (1992), ”Sneakers” (1992), “The Firm” (1993), ”The River Wild” (1994), “Losing Isaiah” (1995), ”L.A. Confidential” (1997), ”The Notorious Bettie Page” (2005; starring Gretchen Mol), ”We Are Marshall” (2006; starring Matthew McConaughy), ”Fracture” (2007), and “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007). He will soon star in the upcoming films “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” “A Tale of Two Sisters,” and “Hereafter.”

Strathairn also appeared on Broadway in the revival of Anton Chekhov’s play “Three Sisters” (1997; with Calista Flockhart, Lili Taylor and Eric Stoltz), “The Dance of Death” (with Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren), and recently played John the Baptist in a staged reading of Oscar Wilde’s ”Salome” (with Al Pacino, Marisa Tomei, and Dainne Wiest).

On a more personal note, the actor currently lives in upstate New York with his wife Logan and their two children.

David Russell

Childhood and Family:

Born in San Francisco, California, on January 26, 1949, David Russell Strathairn was raised in the San Francisco Bay area. His father was a physician and he has two siblings, a brother named Tom who is a teacher, and a sister named Anne. He is of Scottish ancestry through his paternal grandfather, Thomas Scott Strathairn (a native of Crieff, Perthshire) and Native Hawaiian ancestry through his paternal grandmother, Lei.

Young Strathairn attended Redwood High School in Larkspur, California, and graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1970. While attending Williams College, he met fellow student and future director John Sayles, who would regularly cast Straithairn in his films. He studied at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Venice, Florida, and worked as a clown in a traveling circus before becoming an actor.

Strathairn now lives in upstate New York with his wife Logan, a nurse. They have two children, one of whom is musician and actor Tay Strathairn (born on October 31, 1980), who appeared in John Sayles’ “Eight Men Out” (1988) and “Lone Star” (1996). Strathairn also helped to start a children’s theater in Glen Falls, New York.

City of Hope


After graduating from Williams College, David Strathairn became a replacement clown for six months with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Afterward, he sharpened his acting skills while working in a summer theater company in New Hampshire where he befriended film director John Sayles. Sayles later cast Strathairn in his first feature, ”Return of the Secaucus Seven” (1980), a home movie of 1980 America about a group of friends who are reunited at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days. The film received general positive reviews and won Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards and Best Independent Film at the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.

The following year, Strathairn made his stage debut in “Einstein and the Polar Bear” at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage and made his Off-Broadway debut in 1983 in the play “Blue Plate Special.” He then returned to the big screen as Wesley in Mike Nichols’ Oscar-nominated biopic “Silkwood” (1983; starring Meryl Streep), and teamed up again with John Sayles in Sayles’ thought-provoking cult classic, “The Brother From Another Planet” (1984).

After making his TV debut with a guest appearance in a 1985 episode of NBC’s popular and innovative detective series “Miami Vice,” Strathairn was cast as the morally upright Police Chief Sid Hatfield in Sayles’ Oscar-nominated historical drama about the coal miners’ strike in Matewan, West Virginia, in the 1920s, “Matewan” (1987; with Chris Cooper and James Earl Jones). He then offered a compelling interpretation of the morally flawed baseball pitcher Eddie Cicotte in Sayles’ dramatization “Eight Men Out” (1988), based on the 1963 book by Eliot Asinof, and portrayed the role of J. Robert Oppenheimer in CBS’s Emmy-winning made-for-TV drama “Day One” (1989; with Brian Dennehy, Hal Holbrook and Hume Cronyn). Meanwhile, he played the regular role of eccentric bookstore owner Moss Goodman (1988-1990) and the romantic interest for Blair Brown’s title role in the NBC/Lifetime comedy-drama “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd.”

Strathairn next portrayed Asteroid in Sayles’ award-winning urban drama “City of Hope” and played the brain surgeon in HBO’s Golden Globe-winning biographical drama “Without Warning: The James Brady Story,” starring Beau Bridges. He appeared as a blind, brilliant computer hacker in Phil Alden Robinson’s caper film “Sneakers” (1992) with Robert Redford and played a dynamic adman in Penny Marshall’s fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) “A League of Their Own” (1992, starring Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, and Madonna) before delivering a rare romantic lead, opposite Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard, in Sayles’ Oscar-nominated “Passion Fish” (1992). Afterward, he portrayed Carl Linstrum, opposite Jessica Lange’s Alexandra, in the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” acclaimed production of the 1913 novel by Willa Cather, “O Pioneers” (CBS; 1992) and appeared as the young Arthur Huntington (Darren McGavin portrayed the older version) in the TNT adaptation of Arthur Miller’s stage play about 1930s America during The Great Depression, “The American Clock” (1993).

Strathairn continued to add to his resume as Tom Cruise’s jailbird brother in Sydney Pollack’s Oscar-nominated film adaptation of John Grisham’s legal thriller “The Firm” (1993), Meryl Streep’s husband in Curtis Hanson’s thriller film “The River Wild” (1994), and Jessica Lange’s husband in Stephen Gyllenhaal’s drama film based on the novel by Seth Margolis, “Losing Isaiah” (1995). Meanwhile, he returned to stage to star alongside Stockard Channing in the Lincoln Center production of Tom Stoppard’s espionage play, “Hapgood.”

In 1996, Strathairn co-starred with Nick Nolte in Keith Gordon’s film version of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1961 book, “Mother Night,” and appeared as the wealthy Pierce Patchett in Curtis Hanson’s Oscar-winning “L.A. Confidential.” His performance in the latter film earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast. That same year, he also received a CableACE nomination for Guest Actor in a Dramatic Special or Series for his role in the HBO movie directed by Christopher Reeve, “In the Gloaming” (1997).

Returning to stage, Strathairn joined the all-star cast of the Broadway revival of Anton Chekhov’s play, “Three Sisters” (1997) and spent the rest of the 1990s acting in front of the camera as the Reverend Russell in “Simon Birch” (1998) and Sigourney Weaver’s husband in the film version of Jane Hamilton’s 1994 novel, “A Map of the World” (1999). He also portrayed the role of Theseus in Michael Hoffman’s take of William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, ”A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (1999), and teamed up again with Sayles to play a fisherman who romances Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in “Limbo”

Entering the new millennium, Strathairn portrayed Helen Keller’s father in the ABC TV remake of William Gibson’s classic play “The Miracle Worker” and was featured as the title role of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Newsweek photojournalist in the festival-screened drama “Harrison’s Flowers” (released theatrically in 2002). He then went back to stage in Craig Lucas’ play “Stranger” and returned to Broadway in support of Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren in “The Dance of Death.” Additionally, he played Ivanov in “Every Good Boy Deserves Favor” and played Leontes in “The Winter’s Tale.” He also appeared on Broadway as Jokhannan (John the Baptist) in a staged reading of Oscar Wilde’s ”Salome” (with Al Pacino, Marisa Tomei and Dainne Wiest), which was directed by Estelle Parsons, and appeared in the play “Hannah & Martin.”

Strathairn also had a regular role on the short-lived CBS cop drama “Big Apple” and played the lead role of an English teacher in the Sundance-screened “Blue Car” (2002). He then narrated the Philadelphia Orchestra’s rendition of Beethoven’s incidental music to Goethe’s “Egmont” in January 2004.

In 2005, Strathairn earned Oscar, Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for Best Actor for his portrayal of television journalist Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney’s “Good Night, and Good Luck” and portrayed Estes Kefauver in the HBO original film “The Notorious Bettie Page” (2006). He then co-starred as the district attorney, opposite Anthony Hopkins, in Gregory Hoblit’s suspense film “Fracture” (2007). Recently, he co-starred with Norah Jones, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman in Hong Kong film director Wong Kar Wai’s first film in English, “My Blueberry Nights” (2007) and played CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen in “The Bourne Ultimatum” (2007).

Strathairn has wrapped up an upcoming movie titled “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” in which he will portray Arthur Spiderwick. He is currently filming “A Tale of Two Sisters,” the Guard brothers’ horror/thriller based on a classic Korean folk tale, and “Hereafter,” a drama by writer/director Michael Patwin in which Strathairn will star as an American businessman who walks barefoot for 70 miles to find his wife and children in the wake of a catastrophic tsunami in Asia.

Strathairn won an Emmy for Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role for his work in the 2010 HBO biopic “Temple Grandin” with Claire Danes. Then was nominated a second time for “Hemingway & Gellhorn.”In 2011, Strathairn took on the role of Dr. Lee Rosen, the leader of the exceptional team of people known as “Alphas” for the SyFy channel. He also reprised his role of CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen in the sequel to “The Bourne Ultimatum” known as “The Bourne Legacy” (2012). Also in 2012, Strathairn took on the role of Secretary of State William Seward in the Steven Spielberg biopic “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day Lewis. Strathairn also opened in “The Heiress” starring Jessica Chastain in October 2012.

Best Wishes To David On Sunday Night

Best Wishes To David On Sunday Night

Best wishes to David on Sunday night’s 64th Annual Emmy Awards. He is up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his role as John Des Pasos for HBO’s HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN. Here’s hoping for the repeat though David’s up against some stiff competition in Ed Harris for Game Change and Denis O’Hare for American Horror Story. Both are solid actors and given David has already won for TEMPLE GRANDIN…. Fingers crossed David.

David Receives An Emmy Nomination for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

David Receives An Emmy Nomination for “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Sorry this is so late but I just found this:

THE HEIRESS’ David Strathairn receives Emmy Nomination

The Heiress congratulates David Strathairn on his Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for “Hemingway & Gellhorn” on HBO.

Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain, Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winner David Strathairn, the leading man of “Downton Abbey” Dan Stevens and Tony Award® winner Judith Ivey will star in the unforgettable drama and Tony Award® winning play The Heiress. Written by Ruth & Augustus Goetz, The Heiress will be directed by Tony Award® nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman. The Heiress will be produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland.

Preview performances begin October 7, 2012 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th St. NYC). Opening night is November 1, 2012. This is a strictly limited run through February 10, 2013.

In this timeless New York love story, a protected young woman (Jessica Chastain) finds herself caught between her steely, grief-stricken father (David Strathairn) and a mysterious, handsome suitor (Dan Stevens). The power of passion, loss and money scars their lives in this unforgettable drama.


This is David’s second nomination. He won for his role in TAMPLE GRANDIN in 2010. Congratulations to David on this nomination.

David Goes Back To Broadway in “The Heiress”

David Goes Back To Broadway in “The Heiress”

David is heading back to Broadway to play Jessica Chastain’s father in a revival of THE HEIRESS. More below:

Judith Ivey Joins Jessica Chastain, David Strathairn & Dan Stevens in Broadway-Bound “THE HEIRESS”

Tony Award® winner Judith Ivey joins Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain, Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® Award winner David Strathairn and the leading man of “Downton Abbey” Dan Stevens in a new production of the unforgettable drama and Tony Award® winning play The Heiress. Written by Ruth & Augustus Goetz, The Heiress will be directed by Tony Award® nominated playwright and director Moisés Kaufman. The Heiress will be produced by Paula Wagner, Roy Furman and Stephanie P. McClelland.

Preview performances begin October 7, 2012 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 W. 48th St. NYC). Opening night is November 1, 2012. This is a strictly limited run through February 10, 2013. In this timeless New York love story, a protected young woman (Jessica Chastain) finds herself caught between her steely, grief-stricken father (David Strathairn) and a mysterious, handsome suitor (Dan Stevens). The power of passion, loss and money scars their lives in this unforgettable drama.

Ms. Ivey (Aunt Penniman) is a two time Tony Award® winner for Steaming and Hurlyburly. Judith appeared in the 1997 film version of Washington Square, on which The Heiress is based. Judith starred in four television series, the most memorable being “Designing Women”. Some recent television credits include “Nurse Jackie,” “Big Love,” “A Person of Interest,” “White Collar,” “Grey’s Anatomy.” Judith’s recent New York stage performances include Eppie Lederer/Ann Landers in The Lady with all the Answers at the Cherry Lane, Shirley Valentine at the Long Wharf Theatre, and Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie at Roundabout Theatre Company, for which she received the Lucille Lortel Award and critical praise.

Ms. Chastain was nominated for a 2012 Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award and Screen Actor’s Guild Award for her performance as “Celia Foote” in The Help. Her work in The Tree of Life (2011) and Take Shelter (2011) has garnered critical acclaim and multiple awards as Best Actress from the National Board of Review, New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics Association and Chicago Film Critics Association. Jessica has a variety of feature film projects in the works including Lawless and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, about the capture of Osama Bin Laden, scheduled for release in December 2012.

Mr. Strathairn will star opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and can be been seen in HBO’s Hemingway and Gellhorn starring alongside Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. He won the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival and in 2006 earned nominations from the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Independent Spirit Awards for his compelling portrait of legendary CBS news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney’s Oscar-nominated drama Good Night, and Good Luck. Mr. Strathairn won an Emmy in 2010 for Best Supporting Actor in the HBO project, Temple Grandin. In addition to appearing on Broadway, he has maintained a high profile in the theatrical world with roles at such venues as the Manhattan Theatre Club, the New York Shakespeare Festival, Soho Rep, the Hartford Stage Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Seattle Repertory.



“Lincoln” Official Trailer HD Screencaps & Video

“Lincoln” Official Trailer HD Screencaps & Video

I have the screencaps of David from the new Steven Spielberg biopic on the late President Abraham Lincoln. David plays the part of Secretary of State William Seward.


Contact / Feedback

First of all please read this: I AM NOT DAVID STRATHAIRN. I do not know how to send anything to him, nor do I know his address. So please be mindful of that before you submit your information.

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  • Shows: This is available to those who have sites and or groups associated with shows or films David has appeared in. Those can be anything from Alphas, The Expanse, McMafia, The Blacklist, or The Bourne Ultimatum, The Bourne Legacy, Godzilla, Godzilla King of the Monsters, etc. So please check David’s IMDB page to find out if you apply.
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If you have anything else to contact me about, please use the form below. That can be anything from something to do with the site, David, or to donate something to the site like photos, magazine/newspaper scans, anything. If you’d like to donate to the site as far as money to keep us going, that would be appreciated. Please use the DONATE button in the sidebar in order to do that safely and securely through Paypal or using one of your credit cards. Your donation will be very much appreciated. If donating a magazine or newspaper scan, please make sure it is at least 3000×2000 in dimension and at least 300dpi. There is no upload field for attachments, so please feel free to submit your file(s) to me via EMAIL. You may also use that link in case the form isn’t working.


Q: Are you David Strathairn?

A: No, I am not David Strathairn. I am just a resource for his films, television work, …etc.

Q: Do you know how to contact David?

A: No, I don’t know how to contact David.

Q: Can we take any graphics from your site; IE: Sidebar images, page images, etc.?

A: No. What do they mean to anyone outside of this site? They’ve been created for the explicit purpose of staying on this site and this site alone. Headers on both the main site and the gallery are not available for use.

Q: Can we use images from the gallery for artwork?

A: Yes, certainly. No credit needs to be given in this case since you’ll be using the images for your own creations, however, if you’d like to give a shout out to this site, that would be appreciated.

Q: Can we repost any image from the gallery or any video from the media site anywhere we like?

A: Yes, however, don’t say you did it yourself. A lot of work has gone into creating this site as well as the amount of time it takes to screencap each episode of television work and or film. On average it takes about two to three hours depending on the work. I am providing these images for you free of charge, but not free to take and say it’s yours. Please credit back to this site if you’re posting to any message board. Convenient copy and paste codes are available below each image in the gallery for your convenience and it automatically opens the larger image on click. Please be considerate.

Q: Can I hotlink?

A: No! Hotlinking is not allowed on this site. In fact the webhosting service I use has provided a means by which I can turn off the ability to hotlink…and I have. So don’t do it.

Q: What is hotlinking?

A: Hotlinking is a way that someone right clicks on an image and choses the Properties dialogue to find out the filename. The person then copies that URL and then puts it on their own webpage but not on a webhost service or a photo storage site such as Photobucket, Imageshare, Picasa, or Flickr. When someone visits the page you have copied the URL into, that clicks as a visit on my site therefore it becomes part of my bandwidth that I pay for. So don’t do it.

Q: What is bandwidth?

A: Bandwidth is what I pay for on Bravehost services. It is the method that happens when a person clicks onto this site from a search engine or link on another website.


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»» About David Strathairn Online

This site came about due to the excellence of one man. That man is David Strathairn. There was another site online for the longest time, run by another fan of David’s. The webmaster of that site decided to shut her site down due to other issues in her life so there was left a void. My reason for starting this space was because I felt David Strathairn deserved a space of his own, someplace for people to come and explore who the man was over and above the various other pages like IMDB and others that just small bits of information. It’s my hope that you’ll come to know David though I’m sure a lot of you may already know him through his role of Dr. Lee Rosen on the SyFy hit series ALPHAS. The name Proteus is defined as thus: Protues [ proh-tee-uhs]

— noun

  1. Class. Myth. a sea god, son of Oceanus and Tethys, noted for his ability to assume different forms and to prophesey.
  2. a person or thing that readily changes appearance, character, principles, etc.
  3. pl. pro’tee-i [proh-tee-ahy.] (i.c.) Bacteriol. any of several rod-shaped, aerobic bacteria of the enus Proteus, sometimes found as pathogens in the gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts of humans

Certainly it is not the third definition I was thinking of, however, David is one of those rare actors that no matter what role he’s in, he is still able to change his form as it were to create an unique and different animal each time out of the gate. Though through each and every individual performance he has the ability to display subtle aspects of the character that in the hands of other actors would seem showy. But not David. So I decided that David needed a presence so I initially set the site up under a dubdomain of my Samskara.org domain and created the designs for both the main site and gallery. I then bought the domain of davidstrathairn.org and uploaded all files necessary to create this site here.

— Dianne (webmaster) 16 September 2012

»»About the Webmaster…Your Fearless Leader

  • Name: Dianne
  • Age: I have identification
  • Location: Ontario; Canada.
  • Where did I first see David?: Likely When Nature Calls as Weejun
  • Favourite David Role: Dr. Lee Rosen (Alphas), Edward R. Murrow (Good Night and Good Luck), Noah Vosen (The Bourne Ultimatum), Whistler (Sneakers), Harrison Lloyd (Harrison’s Flowers), Auster (Blue Car), and many more…
  • Favourite Actors: Mitch Pileggi, Hugh Jackman, Nick Chinlund, Christopher Meloni, Arnold Vosloo, Stephen Nichols, Ian McShane, Brian Cox, Adam Beach, Michael Sheen, Billy Nighy, Frank Langella, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Karl Urban, Bernard Hill, David Strathairn, Daniel Craig, David Hedison, Tony Leung Ka Fai, Rufus Sewell, Oded Fehr, William Sadler, Peter Wingfield, Rutger Hauer, Eamonn Walker, Alexander Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard, Stephen Moyer, Mark Rolston, Jonny Lee Miller, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, James Marsden, Timothy Olyphant, John Hawkes, Ron Perlman, Martin Landau, Barry Morse, Prentis Hancock, Nick Tate, Tony Anholt, Robert Redford, Taylor Kitsch, Johnny Strong, Johnny Messner, Ted King, Sam Neill, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, David Wenham, Eric Bana, Robert Patrick, David Duchovny, Nicholas Lea….
  • Favourite Actresses: Tamara Braun, Diane Neal, Eva Green, Lena Olin, Angelina Jolie, Olga Kurylenko, Rhona Mitra, Jennifer Garner, Emily O’Brien, Jennifer Bransford, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristen Bauer, Sharon Tate, Gillian Anderson, Robin Weigert, Molly Parker, Kim Dickens, Anna Gunn, Catherine Schell, Zienia Merton, Torri Higginson, Rachel Weisz, Patricia Velasquez, Jenette Goldstein, Sigourney Weaver, Julie Gonsolo….
  • Favourite Films: The Fountain, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Frost/Nixon, Little Chenier, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Smoke Signals, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, A Mighty Heart, Kung Fu Panda, Flushed Away, Happy Feet, X-Men: Origins Wolverine, X-Men, X2: X-men Unite, Spy Game, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, Hair, All That Jazz, The Price of Milk, Out of the Blue, Rain, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, The Dreamers, Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven, Good Night and Good Luck, The Bourne Trilogy, All The Presidents Men, The Deal, Music Within, Flash of Genius, Flashbacks of a Fool, The Fly (1958), Gojira, Mothra, Mothra vs Godzilla, Gamera: The Invincible, All in Godzilla and Gamera Series, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Aliens, Titanic, The Abyss, The Bear, The Lover, 9 Songs, Vildspor, Wet Hot American Summer, The Souler Opposite, Sinner, Below, Amy’s Orgasm, Goodnight Joseph Parker, A Brother’s Kiss, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Ocean’s Trilogy, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Rosemary’s Baby, The Ninth Gate ….
  • Favourite Television Shows: Deadwood, Kings, Space: 1999, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Seasons 1-9), The Pillars of the Earth, Eli Stone, New Amsterdam, Crusade, Alias, Queer as Folk, Vanished, FlashForward, Tour of Duty, Frasier, Dark Shadows, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Law & Order, Beauty and the Beast….
  • Favourite Authors: Edvard Radzinsky, Robert K. Massie, David Breashears, Conrad Anker, Ken Follett, James Rollins, John Twelve Hawks, James Rollins, Anne Rice, Christopher Rice, James Oliver Curwood, Benita Eisler, Maurice Lever, Margurite Duras….
  • Favourite Books: The Ice & Fire Saga (Gamer of Thrones). The Pillars of the Earth, The Vampire Chronicles, The Mayfair Witches Chronicles….
  • Favourite Singers/Bands/Composers: Rush, Simple Minds, The Doors, The Who, Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music, Enigma, ERA, Delerium, Sarah Brightman, Loreena McKennitt, Tori Amos, Josh Groban, Clint Mansell, Cliff Martinez, Mark Snow, Moby, Alessandro Safina, Jose Cura, Colm Wilkinson, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Hans Zimmer, Chicago, James Horner, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival, David Bowie, Queen, Sting, The Police….


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The creator of this site also advises that copyright owners may consider the content contained herein as a form of free advertising for their copyrighted works.


Proteus ~ David Strathairn Online, is a not-for-profit unofficial site dedicated to American born actor David Strathairn. Donations are used to pay for webhosting and domains only. No money is accepted to exchange media or images. All images and media are provided under fair use and are used either in whole or in part as a commentary on the career of David Strathairn. All other content where stated is property of the webmaster and may not be reproduced unless permission is granted. All graphics are copyrighted to their original holders but David Strathairn Online hopes no one will take the graphics as they bear no relation to anything you might need them for.

If you are an original copyright holder of any image, video or write up, please do not take legal action without first contacting the webmaster at the contact form provided. Remember though that anything here is used under FAIR USE and no infringement is intended nor rights implied. I’m sure we can work something out so as not to have to remove anything.

What is “Fair Use”?

One of the rights accorded to the owner of copyright is the right to reproduce or to authorize others to reproduce the work in copies or phonorecords. This right is subject to certain limitations found in sections 107 through 118 of the copyright law (title 17, U. S. Code). One of the more important limitations is the doctrine of “fair use.” The doctrine of fair use has developed through a substantial number of court decisions over the years and has been codified in section 107 of the copyright law.

Section 107 contains a list of the various purposes for which the reproduction of a particular work may be considered fair, such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Section 107 also sets out four factors to be considered in determining whether or not a particular use is fair:

  1. The purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes
  2. The nature of the copyrighted work
  3. The amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole
  4. The effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work
  5. The distinction between fair use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission.
  6. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.

The 1961 Report of the Register of Copyrights on the General Revision of the U.S. Copyright Law cites examples of activities that courts have regarded as fair use: “quotation of excerpts in a review or criticism for purposes of illustration or comment; quotation of short passages in a scholarly or technical work, for illustration or clarification of the author’s observations; use in a parody of some of the content of the work parodied; summary of an address or article, with brief quotations, in a news report; reproduction by a library of a portion of a work to replace part of a damaged copy; reproduction by a teacher or student of a small part of a work to illustrate a lesson; reproduction of a work in legislative or judicial proceedings or reports; incidental and fortuitous reproduction, in a newsreel or broadcast, of a work located in the scene of an event being reported.”

Copyright protects the particular way authors have expressed themselves. It does not extend to any ideas, systems, or factual information conveyed in a work.

The safest course is always to get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material. The Copyright Office cannot give this permission.

When it is impracticable to obtain permission, use of copyrighted material should be avoided unless the doctrine of fair use would clearly apply to the situation. The Copyright Office can neither determine if a certain use may be considered fair nor advise on possible copyright violations. If there is any doubt, it is advisable to consult an attorney.

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Hello And Welcome to Proteus ~ David Strathairn Online

Hello And Welcome to Proteus ~ David Strathairn Online

Just like the titles says, I’m happy to welcome you to PROTEUS: David Strathairn Online a website dedicated to actor David Strathairn. I hope you come back often to see the updates and to see what David is up to. I hope to also have much more up on the site as time passes. Right now, please feel free to bookmark us and don’t hesitate to make a comment or two.

Thanks and take care.

Dianne ~ Webmaster