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Gary Cole Joins The Cast Of Veep

Submitted by on October 26, 2012 – 12:57 pm Comments

Gary Cole has reportedly been roped in for season two of Veep. He as it turns out, has been roped in for multiple episodes of the show. The details of the character he is going to essay on the show has for now been kept under wraps. But speculation is rife that, that he’ll portray a Karl Rove-type character. It was recently revealed that Kevin Dunn (Luck, Smantha Who?) too shall be joining the cast of Veep. He’ll play the president’s new chief of staff, Ben. As far as Gary Cole is concerned, he is quite the veteran actor and started his career in entertainment way back in 1985 when he joined the ensemble of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Also, he isn’t new to shows based on a political theme and had a recurring role on the drama ‘The West Wing’ as Vice President Bob Russell. Cole has also appeared in number films like The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space, Dodgeball, and Talladega Nights, in a supporting. He has also done voice work on several animated series like Family Guy; Kim Possible; Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

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He has also starred as Captain Matthew Gideon on the short-lived Babylon 5 spin-off Crusade, and had notable guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Arrested Development. He also played Joe Maxwell on DCOM Cadet Kelly and appeared as real-life astronaut Edgar Mitchell in HBO’s recreation of Project Apollo, From the Earth to the Moon. One of his most notable roles in 1991 was as General Custer in the much acclaimed television film ‘Son of the Morning Star’. Between 1988 and 1991, Cole became popular on TV for playing the part of Jack “Nighthawk” Killian in the series Midnight Caller.

Coming back to ‘Veep’ it’s a HBO television comedy series set in the Office of a fictional Vice President of the United States. The first season of the series earned three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Casting for a Comedy Series— and winning the award for Louis-Dreyfus. In an April 17, 2012 interview on The Daily Show, Louis-Dreyfus described Veep’s intent not to have the President on-screen, or to reveal the political party of the characters.

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