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Stephen Lang Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Stephen Lang was born on 11 July 1952, in New York City, USA, to Theresa, of German and Irish Catholic descent, and Eugene Lang, a noted entrepreneur and philanthropist of Jewish descent. He is an actor and playwright, best known for his roles in the films “Gods and Generals” and “Avatar”.

So just how loaded is Stephen Lang? Sources state that Lang has earned a wealth of over $5 million, as of early 2017, amassed largely during his acting career which began in the mid-1980s.

Stephen Lang Net Worth $5 Million

Lang grew up in New York City, along with his two siblings. He attended George School in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and later enrolled in the state’s Swarthmore College, graduating with a degree in English Literature in 1973.

His acting career began in theater, appearing in Broadway productions such as in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” in 1984, in which he played Harold ‘Happy’ Loman, the role which he would reprise in the 1985 Dustin Hoffman TV film of the same name.

As for the big screen, Lang made his debut with a small part in the 1985 film “Twice in a Lifetime”, and then appeared as reporter Freddy Lounds in the 1986 “Manhunter”, the first Hannibal Lecter film. The same year he was cast as attorney David Abrams in the television series “Crime Story”, and went on to land a few more film parts by the end of the decade, earning rave reviews for his performance “Last Exit to Brooklyn”, all of which did his net worth no harm at all.

The early ’90s saw the actor taking the title role in the television film “Babe Ruth”, and landing a number of big screen parts, including that of the villainous Ike Clanton in “Tombstone” and Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett in “Gettysburg”, roles which significantly contributed to his popularity, and to his wealth as well. He also played the lead in Steve Tesich’s play “The Speed of Darkness”, earning a Tony Award nomination. By the end of the decade, Lang had his fingers in numerous projects, both on big and small screen.

He continued to land a mix of television, stage and film work in the next decade as well. He had the recurring part as Ben Charnquist in the drama series “The Fugitive”, then in 2003, he was cast as Lieutenant General Stonewall Jackson in the period war drama film “Gods and Generals”, an adaptation of Jeffrey Shaara’s novel of the same name, and prequel to “Gettysburg”. Lang’s performance earned critical acclaim, greatly increasing his popularity and his net worth too.

The actor went on to create and star in his own, critically-acclaimed play “Beyond Glory” in 2004, which he followed by appearances in Miller’s last piece “Finishing the Picture”, and John Patrick Shanley’s “Defiance”. Meanwhile, he landed a number of television guest appearances.

In 2009, he was cast as Colonel Miles Quaritch in James Cameron’s epic science fiction film “Avatar”, the role which earned him a number of nominations and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor, greatly increasing his fame and wealth.

In 2011 he played Commander Nathaniel Taylor in the short-lived sci-fi drama series “Terra Nova”, and later had recurring roles in the series “In Plain Sight”, “Salem” and “Into the Badlands”.

As for the big screen, Lang made dozens of film appearances, his most recent part being in the 2016 horror/thriller “Don’t Breathe”. He is currently involved in filming the period drama “Hostiles” and the action thriller “Braven”, which should also improve his bank account.

When speaking about his private life, Lang has been married to costume designer and teacher Kristina Watson since 1980. The couple has four children together.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sun Belt Express2014Officer Rick
In the Blood2014/ICasey
100 Monologues2014TV Series shortThe Specialist
The Nut Job2014/IKing (voice)
The Wheatfield2013ShortJames Jackson Purman (voice)
Call of Duty: Ghosts2013Video GameElias T. Walker (voice)
The Monkey's Paw2013/ITony Cobb
Pionér2013John Ferris
The Girl on the Train2013Det. Lloyd Martin
Pawn2013/ICharlie
Officer Down2013/IILieutenant Jake 'Lieu' LaRussa
Reckless2013TV MovieTom
In Plain Sight2012TV SeriesJames Wiley Shannon
Terra Nova2011TV SeriesCommander Nathaniel Taylor
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You2011Barry Rogers
Conan the Barbarian2011Khalar Zym
Matadors2010TV MovieVictor Galloway
False Creek Stories2010ShortNarrator
White Irish Drinkers2010Patrick
Christina2010Inspector Edgar Reinhardt
Avatar2009Colonel Miles Quaritch
Avatar: The Game2009Video GameColonel Miles Quaritch (voice)
Psych2009TV SeriesMr. Salamatchla
The Men Who Stare at Goats2009Brigadier General Dean Hopgood
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2009TV SeriesAxel Kaspers
Public Enemies2009Charles Winstead
From Mexico with Love2009Big Al Stevens
The Bronx Is Burning2007TV Mini-SeriesInspector Dowd
Save Me2007/ITed
We Fight to Be Free2006ShortDr. James Craik
The Treatment2006Coach Galgano
Law & Order2005TV SeriesTerry Dorn
Jonny Zero2005TV SeriesOfficer Tanner
The I Inside2004Mr. Travitt
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2003TV SeriesMichael Baxter
Code 11-142003TV MovieJustin Shaw
Gods and Generals2003Gen. Stonewall Jackson
Ed2002TV SeriesJack Foster
Eye See You2002Jack Bennett
After the Storm2001TV MovieSargeant Major Jim
The Fugitive2000-2001TV SeriesBen Charnquist / Fred Johnson
The Proposal2001Simon Bacig
Running Mates2000TV MovieFinancier (uncredited)
Trixie2000Jacob Slotnick
At the Mercy of a Stranger1999TV MovieDr. Thomas Cooper
Story of a Bad Boy1999Spryos
A Town Has Turned to Dust1998TV MovieSheriff Harvey Denton
Escape: Human Cargo1998TV MovieDennis McNatt
Dead Man's Gun1998TV SeriesClay Strand
Automatic Avenue1997TV Movie
Liberty! The American Revolution1997TV Mini-SeriesGeorge Washington
Dellaventura1997TV SeriesEric Solinkin
Fire Down Below1997Earl Kellogg
Niagara, Niagara1997Claude
Loose Women1997Prophet Buddy
The Outer Limits1997TV SeriesDr. James Houghton
Journey of the Heart1997TV MovieThomas Deblois
Shadow Conspiracy1997The Agent
An Occasional Hell1996Alex Laughton
Gang in Blue1996TV MovieMoose Tavola
Strangers1996TV SeriesTheo
The Amazing Panda Adventure1995Michael Tyler
The Possession of Michael D.1995TV MovieMichael
Tall Tale1995Jonas Hackett
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV SeriesCriminal Gun Shooter
A Season of Hope1995TV MovieMichael Hackett
Great Performances1994TV Series
Murder Between Friends1994TV MovieKerry Myers
The Poetry Hall of Fame1993TV MoviePercy Bysshe Shelley
Tombstone1993Ike Clanton
Gettysburg1993Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett
Guilty as Sin1993Phil Garson
Tribeca1993TV SeriesLou / Park Resident
Darkness Before Dawn1993TV MovieGuy Grand
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story1992TV MovieSteven Ziegenmeyer
Babe Ruth1991TV MovieGeorge Herman 'Babe' Ruth
Another You1991Rupert Dibbs
The Hard Way1991Party Crasher
Last Exit to Brooklyn1989Harry Black
The Equalizer1989TV SeriesJoseph Morrison
Finish Line1989TV MovieCoach Harkins
Crime Story1986-1988TV SeriesAtty. David Abrams
Project X1987Watts
Manhunter1986Freddy Lounds
Band of the Hand1986Joe
Stone Pillow1985TV MovieTim
Twice in a Lifetime1985Keith
Death of a Salesman1985TV MovieHarold 'Happy' Loman
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesVassilis
We're Fighting Back1981TV MovieJanos
Avatar 42022pre-productionMiles Quaritch
Avatar 32020pre-productionMiles Quaritch
Avatar 22018pre-productionMiles Quaritch
Solar Eclipse: Depth of Darkness2017post-productionD.I.G Sunil Raina
Braven2017post-productionLinden
Hostiles2017post-production
Justice2016/Ipost-productionMayor Pierce
The Towerpre-productionDr. Emil Kepler
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich2016General Emil F. Reinhardt
Shades of Blue2016TV SeriesTerrence Linklater
Don't Breathe2016The Blind Man
Into the Badlands2015TV SeriesWaldo
Isolation2015/IWilliam
Beyond Glory2015Multiple Roles
Gridlocked2015Korver
Band of Robbers2015Injun Joe
Salem2014-2015TV SeriesIncrease Mather
Killer App2015TV Movie
Exeter2015/IIIFather Conway
To Appomattox2015TV Mini-SeriesJohn Brown
23 Blast2014Coach Farris
Gutshot Straight2014Duffy
A Good Marriage2014Holt Ramsey
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire2014Major Gavins

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beyond Glory2015screenplay
The Wheatfield2013Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wheatfield2013Short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother2007Documentary contributor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crew Film: TheVolume2010very special thanks
The Guys2002special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2016TV SeriesHimself
Exeter: Behind the Blood2015ShortHimself
The Gettysburg Story2013Documentary voice
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHimself
You're Not in Kansas Anymore with Stephen Lang2012ShortHimself
Today2011TV SeriesHimself
Avatar: Production Materials2010Video shortHimself
Capturing Avatar2010Video documentaryHimself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Loose Women2010TV SeriesHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Inside the Actors Studio2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Audience
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2009TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2009TV SeriesHimself
Criminal Technology2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Last of the Legendary Outlaws2009Video documentary shortHimself
Der Regisseur Uli Edel - Fakten und Fiktion2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Medal of Honor2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Gods and Generals: Journey to the Past2003Video documentary shortHimself / Jackson
The Making of 'Tombstone'2002Video documentary shortHimself - 'Ike Clanton'
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann1997TV Movie documentaryAaron Lindenstrauss (voice)
The West1996TV Series documentary
The Money Shot1996/IDocumentary
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryVarious
The Making of 'Gettysburg'1993Video documentaryHimself - 'Maj. Gen. George Pickett, Confederate'
The 45th Annual Tony Awards1991TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Good Morning America1991TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1985TV Series documentaryHimself - Happy

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salem2015TV SeriesIncrease Mather
20 to 12010TV Series documentaryColonel Miles Quaritch
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow2005Documentary
The Fugitive2001TV SeriesBen Charnquist
The Outer Limits1997TV SeriesDr. James Houghton
Crime Story1986TV SeriesAtty. David Abrams

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016GI Choice AwardGI Film FestivalBeyond Glory (2015)· Noah Lang
· Rebecca Reynolds
· James Carpenter
2016Special Jury AwardPhoenix Film FestivalSpecial Jury Prize Acting AchievementBeyond Glory (2015)
2014Outstanding Achievement AwardNew York VisionFestActing - MaleChristina (2010)
2010Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorAvatar (2009)
2004Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsActingGods and Generals (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainAvatar (2009)
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightAvatar (2009)· Sam Worthington
2010Scream AwardScream AwardsBest VillainAvatar (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: VillainAvatar (2009)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: FightAvatar (2009)· Sam Worthington
2003Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleGods and Generals (2003)· Lydia Jordan


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#Fact
1Stephen's son Noah is a film producer and writer. They have worked together on the films The Monkey's Paw and Sun Belt Express.
2Has portrayed important American Civil War leaders of opposing sides in different movies: Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson in Gods and Generals (2003) and Union President Abraham Lincoln in To Appomattox (2015).
3His father's family is Hungarian Jewish, while his mother's ancestry is Irish.
4Lang has worked with Star Trek (2009) co-stars Zoe Saldana and Rachel Nichols - Saldana in Avatar (2009) and Nichols in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
5His parents have been large contributors to Swarthmore College. Their name appears on several buildings, including the Lang Center For Civic and Social Responsibility, the Lang Music Building, and the Eugene and Theresa Lang Performing Arts Center.
6His father Eugene Lang is a prominent New York City philanthropist who made millions in technology development. He has given away much of it through his acclaimed "I Have a Dream" foundation. Eugene Lang College at the New School for Liberal Arts in Manhattan is named after him.
7Received an honorary degree from Swarthmore College in 2010.
8Lives in Kinderhook, New York.
9Was considered for the role of Rex Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives (2004), which went to Steven Culp.
10He was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for actor in a solo performance for "Beyond Glory", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
11He was awarded the 1989 Joseph Jefferson Award for actor in a supporting role in a play for "The Speed of Darkness", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
12Has appeared in two films about historical figures that featured real-life descendants of those characters. In 1993, he appeared in Tombstone (1993), which featured Wyatt Earp a distant cousin of the famous lawman. He later appeared in Gods and Generals (2003), in which Confederate General Robert E. Lee is played by his real-life descendant, Robert Duvall.
13While many Gettysburg (1993) cast members reprised their roles in the prequel Gods and Generals (2003), Lang was one of several actors (and the most prominent one) to play two different characters. He played George Pickett in "Gettysburg" and General Stonewall Jackson in "Gods and Generals". Even more, he appeared as the keynote speaker at the 2011 ceremonial rededication of Gettsyburg National Cemetery.
14Has appeared in two films about serial killers: Manhunter (1986) and The Hard Way (1991). Manhunter was based on the novel Red Dragon.
15He and Julianne Moore have both appeared in separate films from the Hannibal Lecter series: Manhunter (1986) and Hannibal (2001). Julianne Moore also had a small role in the film The Fugitive (1993). Lang appeared in the remake of the television series The Fugitive (2000), as the one-armed man.
16Gave special performances of his one-man show "Beyond Glory" which deals with America's greatest war heroes who were awarded the Medal of Honor, for both the U.S. Senate in Washington and the U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf. The show was backed by the National Endowment for the Arts.
17Has played Happy, one of Dustin Hoffman's sons, in the acclaimed 1984 Broadway revival of "Death of a Salesman". John Malkovich played the other son, Biff. Next followed the acclaimed TV adaptation of Death of a Salesman (1985), brilliantly directed by Volker Schlöndorff.
18Has played Colonel Nathan R. Jessep in the hit Broadway show "A Few Good Men". Jack Nicholson enacted the stern, officious "You can't handle the truth!" role when it moved to film starring Tom Cruise and Demi Moore.
19Runs the famed Actors Studio in New York along with Lee Grant, Al Pacino and others.
20Is one of four Crime Story (1986) stars to appear in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. He starred with Dennis Farina and Bill Smitrovich in Manhunter (1986), and Ted Levine played "Buffalo Bill" in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
21He was nominated for Broadway's 1991 Tony Award as best actor in a featured role - play for "The Speed of Darkness".
22Shared a house with Billy Campbell in Santa Monica, California before purchasing his own house.
23Has narrated numerous audiobooks and was recently awarded the Audiofile Earphone award.
24Has four children: Noah, Grace, Dan, Lucy.
25Graduated from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.

#Quote
1...My dad had gone to Swarthmore. He is New York Jewish and my mom is New York Irish Catholic. You put them together and you get me. I consider myself quite ethnically Jewish, without being particularly religious (laughs). Although, I can leave that door open for the future, if I need it.
2Acting can be a very reactive profession. Acting is a fantastic thing, and it's my life, but writing is also part of me too, so I did it and in so doing took responsibility for my own life. And it was very directly and specifically because of "Beyond Glory" that Jim Cameron cast me in Avatar (2009). And Avatar is responsible for the good fortune I've had over the last few years.
3[on reasons for his role in White Irish Drinkers (2010)]: One, I really liked the title, that's how shallow I am. But the main reason was, I was afraid of it. You kind of heave a sigh and go, "Oh God, I'm going to have to go there?".
4[about his role as Stonewall Jackson] It's not about flag waving to me, it's about showing a real American hero.


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