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FactServed as best man at the wedding of Yale classmate and Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau and Jane Pauley.

Richard Cox is an American actor, best known for his role as Zack Tyler on the television series Oz and as Richie Ryan on the Highlander TV series.

Born in New York City, Cox was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. His father was an investment banker and his mother was a social worker. He has two sisters.

Cox was educated at the Putney School and at Wesleyan University, where he majored in English. He also studied acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Cox began his acting career in the early 1980s, appearing in such films as Taps, The Outsiders and The Flamingo Kid. He also had roles on the television series Miami Vice and L.A. Law.

In 1997, Cox was cast as Zack Tyler on the HBO series Oz. He appeared in all 56 episodes of the show’s six-season run.

From 2000 to 2002, Cox starred as Richie Ryan on the Highlander TV series. He also had a recurring role on the show Nip/Tuck from 2003 to 2010.

More recently, Cox has appeared in the films The Bourne Legacy (2012) and The Purge: Anarchy (2014). He also had a recurring role on the TV series Ray Donovan from 2013 to 2016.

Cox has been married twice. His first marriage, to actress Lisa Zane, ended in divorce. He has two children from his second marriage, to actress Kari Wuhrer.

Cox has a net worth of $5 million.

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ParentsRoseanna Cox, Gabe Zuckerman


NominationsTony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
MoviesCruising, Zombie High, Hell Hole, Looking for Richard, The Vindicator, A Mother Betrayed, King of the Mountain, American Tragedy, Radio Free Albemuth, Storm Watch, Seizure, Missing Brendan, Dingle, Barry, Outta Time, Street Justice, Shattered Innocence, The Toe Tactic, The Legend of Silk Boy, Betwee...
TV ShowsGhostwriter, Action Man, Loving, American Tragedy, Executive Suite

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1A native of Manhattan's Chelsea area.
2The only child of Gabe Zuckerman and Roseanna Cox, who both began as professional dancers. His father left show business to become a real estate agent. His mother, a psychotherapist, still performs every summer in Peterboro, N.H. He appeared on stage there with her at age 8.
3Cox went to private schools before attending Yale and majoring in both drama and anthropology.
4He performed on Broadway with Ingrid Bergman in "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" before going to Hollywood in 1975 with the national company of "Grease".
5Served as best man at the wedding of Yale classmate and Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau and Jane Pauley.
6Has performed in summer theater at the Peterborough Players in New Hampshire.
7Has a B.A. in anthropology from Yale.
8While attending Yale Cox was awarded fellowships to go to Japan, Bali, Samoa and Poland.
9Was nominated for Broadway's 1979 Tony Award as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) for "Platinum."




Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life2016TV Mini-SeriesFranklin
The Librarians2015TV SeriesProspero
Bob the Builder2015TV SeriesLofty (US)
A Mother Betrayed2015TV MovieHarry
Alpha House2013-2014TV SeriesGraydon Talbot
Franklin & Bash2013TV SeriesGreg Harrell
NCIS: Los Angeles2013TV SeriesDr. Roy Hale
The Mentalist2012TV SeriesBrother Josef
CSI: Miami2011TV SeriesJudge Ebersol
Wilde Salomé2011DocumentaryRobert Ross
Radio Free Albemuth2010Dr. Weinberg
Southland2009TV SeriesDavid Milliard
Play2008/IShortMr. Blaine
Leverage2008TV SeriesCharles Dufort
Blank Slate2008TV MovieSenator Davis Wilmont
The Toe Tactic2008Stalker Timmy
Moonlight2007TV SeriesRichard Haggans
Bones2007TV SeriesAtty. Leonard Huntzinger
Raines2007TV SeriesRichard Billings
Close to Home2006TV SeriesHenry Brooks
The Closer2006TV SeriesMichael Henson
Crossing Jordan2006TV SeriesClark Credle
Cold Case2005TV SeriesClifton Coleman - 1999, 2005
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesEdward Barret
Threshold2005TV SeriesCapt. Hank Mancini
Barry Dingle2005Levinowsky
Century City2004TV Series
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesFather Gavin Cavanagh
She Spies2004TV Series
JAG2004TV SeriesMr. Handy
ER2003TV SeriesRick Mathers
Missing Brendan2003Sean Calden
Dragnet2003TV SeriesAlex Van Loy
Veritas: The Quest2003TV SeriesCosimo Medici
Storm Watch2002Richard Clark
Titus2002TV SeriesDr. Franklin
Outta Time2002Taylor
The Practice2001TV SeriesAtty. Stuart Miller
The Fugitive2000TV SeriesAl Greenlaw
American Tragedy2000TV MovieAlan Dershowitz
The Huntress2000TV SeriesAdam Kirkman
The X-Files2000TV SeriesDaniel Brimley
Diagnosis Murder2000TV SeriesAdministrator Zanuck
Nash Bridges2000TV SeriesNorman Craft
The Velvet Club1999ShortJulian
The Net1998TV SeriesJericho Denain
The Visitor1997-1998TV SeriesAsst. Director Grushaw
The Climb1997Storeman
Millennium1997TV SeriesAlistair 'Al' Pepper
Looking for Richard1996DocumentaryCatesby
Legend1995TV SeriesFlintridge Caine
Young at Heart1995TV MovieMarco
Ghostwriter1992-1993TV SeriesMax Frazier
Law & Order1993TV SeriesSteven Gregg
WIOU1990TV SeriesJimi Slavin
Glory Days1990TV Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation1990TV SeriesKyril Finn
L.A. Law1989TV SeriesCurtis Haber
Designing Women1989TV SeriesBarringer
Freddy's Nightmares1989TV SeriesJerry
A Peaceable Kingdom1989TV SeriesFrank Everett
Barney Barnato1989TV SeriesHarry Barnato
Midnight Caller1988TV SeriesMike Barnes
Unholy Matrimony1988TV MovieIrvin Dymond
CBS Summer Playhouse1988TV SeriesSearles
Tanner '881988TV Mini-SeriesDavid Seidelman
Shattered Innocence1988TV MovieBrad Pullman
Once Again1987TV MovieJag
Murder, She Wrote1987TV SeriesClay McCloud
Zombie High1987Philo
The Bronx Zoo1987TV SeriesCharlie Turner
Hunter1987TV SeriesCarl Remick
Street Justice1987Sam Chandler
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1986TV SeriesBen
The Vindicator1986Alex Whyte
Scarecrow and Mrs. King1985TV SeriesMalcolm Burling
The Oasis1984Paul
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?1983Customer At Cafe
Loving1983TV SeriesGiff Bowman (1992)
Magnum, P.I.1983TV SeriesRandy
Simon & Simon1983TV SeriesLuke Dwyer
Remington Steele1982TV SeriesTony Dinaldo
Alice at the Palace1982TV MovieMad Hatter
King of the Mountain1981Roger
Camp Grizzly1980TV MovieNick
Stone1980TV SeriesPeter Ward
Cruising1980Stuart Richards
The Rockford Files1979TV SeriesKenny Spector
Eight Is Enough1978TV Series
What Really Happened to the Class of '65?1978TV SeriesJosh
A Doonesbury Special1977ShortZonker Harris (voice)
Between the Lines1977Wheeler
Executive Suite1976-1977TV SeriesMark Desmond
The Adams Chronicles1976TV Mini-SeriesCol. William Stephens SmithSmith
Baretta1975TV SeriesDetective Josephson / Pogo
Sanford and Son1975TV SeriesHippie Kid
Sunshine1975TV SeriesLevis
Guiding Light1952TV SeriesDavid Jacobs (1997-1998)
Love of Life1951TV SeriesBobby Mackey (1968-1969)
Search for Tomorrow1951TV SeriesEd Minter (1976)


Once Again1987TV Movie "Two Sides to Every Story", "What Love Is"


The 33rd Annual Tony Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The Merv Griffin Show1978TV SeriesHimself

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