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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 Express 2014 Officer Rick
In the Blood 2014/I Casey
100 Monologues 2014 TV Series short The Specialist
The Nut Job 2014/I King (voice)
The Wheatfield 2013 Short James Jackson Purman (voice)
Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013 Video Game Elias T. Walker (voice)
The Monkey's Paw 2013/I Tony Cobb
Pionér 2013 John Ferris
The Girl on the Train 2013 Det. Lloyd Martin
Pawn 2013/I Charlie
Officer Down 2013/II Lieutenant Jake 'Lieu' LaRussa
Reckless 2013 TV Movie Tom
In Plain Sight 2012 TV Series James Wiley Shannon
Terra Nova 2011 TV Series Commander Nathaniel Taylor
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You 2011 Barry Rogers
Conan the Barbarian 2011 Khalar Zym
Matadors 2010 TV Movie Victor Galloway
False Creek Stories 2010 Short Narrator
White Irish Drinkers 2010 Patrick
Christina 2010 Inspector Edgar Reinhardt
Avatar 2009 Colonel Miles Quaritch
Avatar: The Game 2009 Video Game Colonel Miles Quaritch (voice)
Psych 2009 TV Series Mr. Salamatchla
The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 Brigadier General Dean Hopgood
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2009 TV Series Axel Kaspers
Public Enemies 2009 Charles Winstead
From Mexico with Love 2009 Big Al Stevens
The Bronx Is Burning 2007 TV Mini-Series Inspector Dowd
Save Me 2007/I Ted
We Fight to Be Free 2006 Short Dr. James Craik
The Treatment 2006 Coach Galgano
Law & Order 2005 TV Series Terry Dorn
Jonny Zero 2005 TV Series Officer Tanner
The I Inside 2004 Mr. Travitt
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003 TV Series Michael Baxter
Code 11-14 2003 TV Movie Justin Shaw
Gods and Generals 2003 Gen. Stonewall Jackson
Ed 2002 TV Series Jack Foster
Eye See You 2002 Jack Bennett
After the Storm 2001 TV Movie Sargeant Major Jim
The Fugitive 2000-2001 TV Series Ben Charnquist / Fred Johnson
The Proposal 2001 Simon Bacig
Running Mates 2000 TV Movie Financier (uncredited)
Trixie 2000 Jacob Slotnick
At the Mercy of a Stranger 1999 TV Movie Dr. Thomas Cooper
Story of a Bad Boy 1999 Spryos
A Town Has Turned to Dust 1998 TV Movie Sheriff Harvey Denton
Escape: Human Cargo 1998 TV Movie Dennis McNatt
Dead Man's Gun 1998 TV Series Clay Strand
Automatic Avenue 1997 TV Movie
Liberty! The American Revolution 1997 TV Mini-Series George Washington
Dellaventura 1997 TV Series Eric Solinkin
Fire Down Below 1997 Earl Kellogg
Niagara, Niagara 1997 Claude
Loose Women 1997 Prophet Buddy
The Outer Limits 1997 TV Series Dr. James Houghton
Journey of the Heart 1997 TV Movie Thomas Deblois
Shadow Conspiracy 1997 The Agent
An Occasional Hell 1996 Alex Laughton
Gang in Blue 1996 TV Movie Moose Tavola
Strangers 1996 TV Series Theo
The Amazing Panda Adventure 1995 Michael Tyler
The Possession of Michael D. 1995 TV Movie Michael
Tall Tale 1995 Jonas Hackett
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1995 TV Series Criminal Gun Shooter
A Season of Hope 1995 TV Movie Michael Hackett
Great Performances 1994 TV Series
Murder Between Friends 1994 TV Movie Kerry Myers
The Poetry Hall of Fame 1993 TV Movie Percy Bysshe Shelley
Tombstone 1993 Ike Clanton
Gettysburg 1993 Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett
Guilty as Sin 1993 Phil Garson
Tribeca 1993 TV Series Lou / Park Resident
Darkness Before Dawn 1993 TV Movie Guy Grand
Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story 1992 TV Movie Steven Ziegenmeyer
Babe Ruth 1991 TV Movie George Herman 'Babe' Ruth
Another You 1991 Rupert Dibbs
The Hard Way 1991 Party Crasher
Last Exit to Brooklyn 1989 Harry Black
The Equalizer 1989 TV Series Joseph Morrison
Finish Line 1989 TV Movie Coach Harkins
Crime Story 1986-1988 TV Series Atty. David Abrams
Project X 1987 Watts
Manhunter 1986 Freddy Lounds
Band of the Hand 1986 Joe
Stone Pillow 1985 TV Movie Tim
Twice in a Lifetime 1985 Keith
Death of a Salesman 1985 TV Movie Harold 'Happy' Loman
American Playhouse 1982 TV Series Vassilis
We're Fighting Back 1981 TV Movie Janos
Avatar 4 2022 pre-production Miles Quaritch
Avatar 3 2020 pre-production Miles Quaritch
Avatar 2 2018 pre-production Miles Quaritch
Solar Eclipse: Depth of Darkness 2017 post-production D.I.G Sunil Raina
Braven 2017 post-production Linden
Hostiles 2017 post-production
Justice 2016/I post-production Mayor Pierce
The Tower pre-production Dr. Emil Kepler
Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the 4th Reich 2016 General Emil F. Reinhardt
Shades of Blue 2016 TV Series Terrence Linklater
Don't Breathe 2016 The Blind Man
Into the Badlands 2015 TV Series Waldo
Isolation 2015/I William
Beyond Glory 2015 Multiple Roles
Gridlocked 2015 Korver
Band of Robbers 2015 Injun Joe
Salem 2014-2015 TV Series Increase Mather
Killer App 2015 TV Movie
Exeter 2015/III Father Conway
To Appomattox 2015 TV Mini-Series John Brown
23 Blast 2014 Coach Farris
Gutshot Straight 2014 Duffy
A Good Marriage 2014 Holt Ramsey
Jarhead 2: Field of Fire 2014 Major Gavins

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beyond Glory 2015 screenplay
The Wheatfield 2013 Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wheatfield 2013 Short producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother 2007 Documentary contributor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crew Film: TheVolume 2010 very special thanks
The Guys 2002 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood 2016 TV Series Himself
Reel Junkie 2016 TV Series Himself
Exeter: Behind the Blood 2015 Short Himself
The Gettysburg Story 2013 Documentary voice
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Himself
You're Not in Kansas Anymore with Stephen Lang 2012 Short Himself
Today 2011 TV Series Himself
Avatar: Production Materials 2010 Video short Himself
Capturing Avatar 2010 Video documentary Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Actor
Loose Women 2010 TV Series Himself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2010 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Inside the Actors Studio 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest Audience
Avatar: Creating the World of Pandora 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2009 TV Series Himself
Chelsea Lately 2009 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Himself
Criminal Technology 2009 Video documentary short Himself
The Last of the Legendary Outlaws 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Der Regisseur Uli Edel - Fakten und Fiktion 2009 TV Movie documentary Himself
Medal of Honor 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Gods and Generals: Journey to the Past 2003 Video documentary short Himself / Jackson
The Making of 'Tombstone' 2002 Video documentary short Himself - 'Ike Clanton'
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann 1997 TV Movie documentary Aaron Lindenstrauss (voice)
The West 1996 TV Series documentary
The Money Shot 1996/I Documentary
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Various
The Making of 'Gettysburg' 1993 Video documentary Himself - 'Maj. Gen. George Pickett, Confederate'
The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Good Morning America 1991 TV Series Himself
American Masters 1985 TV Series documentary Himself - Happy

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Salem 2015 TV Series Increase Mather
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary Colonel Miles Quaritch
Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow 2005 Documentary
The Fugitive 2001 TV Series Ben Charnquist
The Outer Limits 1997 TV Series Dr. James Houghton
Crime Story 1986 TV Series Atty. David Abrams

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 GI Choice Award GI Film Festival Beyond Glory (2015) · Noah Lang
· Rebecca Reynolds
· James Carpenter
2016 Special Jury Award Phoenix Film Festival Special Jury Prize Acting Achievement Beyond Glory (2015)
2014 Outstanding Achievement Award New York VisionFest Acting - Male Christina (2010)
2010 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Avatar (2009)
2004 Grace Award MovieGuide Awards Acting Gods and Generals (2003)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Avatar (2009)
2010 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Avatar (2009) · Sam Worthington
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Villain Avatar (2009)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Villain Avatar (2009)
2010 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Fight Avatar (2009) · Sam Worthington
2003 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Gods and Generals (2003) · Lydia Jordan


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#Fact
1 Stephen's son Noah is a film producer and writer. They have worked together on the films The Monkey's Paw and Sun Belt Express.
2 Has 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).
3 His father's family is Hungarian Jewish, while his mother's ancestry is Irish.
4 Lang has worked with Star Trek (2009) co-stars Zoe Saldana and Rachel Nichols - Saldana in Avatar (2009) and Nichols in Conan the Barbarian (2011).
5 His 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.
6 His 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.
7 Received an honorary degree from Swarthmore College in 2010.
8 Lives in Kinderhook, New York.
9 Was considered for the role of Rex Van De Kamp on Desperate Housewives (2004), which went to Steven Culp.
10 He was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for actor in a solo performance for "Beyond Glory", at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
11 He 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.
12 Has 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.
13 While 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.
14 Has appeared in two films about serial killers: Manhunter (1986) and The Hard Way (1991). Manhunter was based on the novel Red Dragon.
15 He 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.
16 Gave 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.
17 Has 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.
18 Has 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.
19 Runs the famed Actors Studio in New York along with Lee Grant, Al Pacino and others.
20 Is 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).
21 He was nominated for Broadway's 1991 Tony Award as best actor in a featured role - play for "The Speed of Darkness".
22 Shared a house with Billy Campbell in Santa Monica, California before purchasing his own house.
23 Has narrated numerous audiobooks and was recently awarded the Audiofile Earphone award.
24 Has four children: Noah, Grace, Dan, Lucy.
25 Graduated 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.
2 Acting 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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