Gary Cole aka Gary Michael Cole was born on September 20, 1956, in Park Ridge, Illinois, USA and was brought up in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. He’s married to TeddiSiddall. Cole has a daughter, Mary, who's following her father's footsteps and is right now pursuing her career in acting. He's an astonishing actor and a brilliant voice artist. He appeared in various television series. He was quite impressive in TV shows like American Gothic, Crusade, and Midnight Caller.
He’s popularly known for his performances in
Pineapple Express and Office Space. The inception of his career as an actor started at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he got his very first role in which he portrays a Military Captain, Jeffery MacDonald in a TV series called "Fatal Vision" which was aired in 1984. And as a voice artist, he voiced many of the popular animated shows like Family Guy, Kim possible, Batman: Under The Red Hood, and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at law. Cole voiced the part of Principal Shepherd, who is a high school principal, and in Batman: Under The Red Wood, he voiced the character of Processor James Gordon.
He voiced the character of Dr. James Timothy Possible, who is a dedicated rocket scientist and is the father of Kim Possible herself. He appeared as a guest actor in many of the famous TV shows like Suits, Desperate Housewives, and Chuck. In 1991, he starred in “Office Space”, where he plays the role of a callous yet sarcastic office supervisor named Bill Lumbergh. Cole is personally very attached to this character as it has got him a lot of reputation in the industry. Many didn’t expect the movie “Office Space” to be a hit in the box office. But when it was released, the character of Bill William Lumbergh, which was enacted by Cole was one of the main reason for the success of the movie.
His character in the movie Office Space got so much fame, which the mighty internet decided to make a meme out of it.