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David Strathairn


Miami Vice Character
January 26, 1949, San Francisco, California
Logan Goodman (1980-present), two children

David Russell Strathairn (born January 26, 1949) is an American actor, who made his TV debut in the show Miami Vice as Marty Lang, former partner of Vice detective Hank Weldon (played by Bruce McGill) and who helped Weldon encase drug dealer Tony Arcaro in a drywall tomb in the episode "Out Where the Buses Don't Run".


Strathairn was born in San Francisco, California. He graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts (where he met filmmaker John Sayles), studied at the Ringling Bros/Barnum & Bailey Clown College, then performed as a traveling clown in the mid-1970s. He made his film debut (and teamed up with Sayles) in 1980's Return of the Seacacus Seven, then guested in Sayles' movies Matewan and Eight Men Out (with Perry Lang). Strathairn then appeared in Lovesick (with Mark Blum), Silkwood and At Close Range (both with J.C. Quinn), Call Me (with Patti D'Arbanville & Steve Buscemi), Memphis Belle, A League of Their Own (with Madonna and Lori Petty), Bob Roberts (with Giancarlo Esposito), The Firm (with Jerry Hardin & Paul Calderon), Losing Isaiah (with Jacqueline Brookes), L.A. Confidential (with Paul Guilfoyle), A Midsummer Nights Dream (with Stanley Tucci), We Are Marshall (with Ian McShane), The Bourne Ultimatum, Good Night, And Good Luck (for which he was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor), Howl (with Bob Balaban), The Tempest (with Alfred Molina and Chris Cooper), Lincoln (with Bruce McGill, a reunion of their Vice episode), November Criminals (with Terry Kinney), and his most recent movie appearance, in An Interview with God (directed by Perry Lang).

His TV appearances include Spenser: For Hire (episode with Larry Riley), five episodes of The Days & Nights of Molly Dodd, the TV movie Day One (with Brian Dennehy), The Equalizer (with Keith Szarabajka), the TV movie Heat Wave (with Margaret Avery), eight episodes of Big Apple (with Ed O'Neill & Michael Madsen), The Sopranos, Monk, House M.D., his Emmy-nominated role in the 2012 TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn (with Joan Chen), Alphas, The Blacklist (with Ron Perlman and Tony Plana), and his most recent TV appearance, in the series The Expanse.

Personal life

Strathairn married nurse Logan Goodman in 1980, and they have two sons, Tay (who appeared in Eight Men Out and Lone Star) and Ebbe.