David Russell Strathairn, an American actor, born on 26 January 1949 in San Francisco, California, USA. He had portrayed a journalist named “Edward R. Murrow” in Good Night, and
Good Luck for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In the 2007 film “The Bourne Ultimatum” he is best recognized for his role as CIA Deputy Director Noah Vosen.
After studying clowning at the “Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College,” he worked in a traveling circus for a short period. His outstanding performances achieved him the Best Actor Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild(SAG) nominations. For his role in the HBO television film ‘Temple Grandin,’ he had received the Primetime Emmy Award as a supporting actor and the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series.
Strathairn has does many supporting roles that brought him a lot of recognition including the role of a husband in The River Wild and as a jailbird brother in The Firm.
He has also participated in almost over thirty theatrical roles as a stage actor. He has also narrated a biographical video to introduce President Barack Obama. Married to a nurse Logan Goodman he has two sons and now presently works at the Rosendale Theatre Collective’s Board of Advisors.