David Strathairn stars in "Alpha" on Syfy as Dr. Lee Rosen, a preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist with a long history of hands-on work with patients suffering from neurological disorders. His fascination with Alphas—ordinary people with extraordinary abilities known as Alpha Skills—has led to the formation of a group of highly evolved humans specializing in solving Alpha-related cases. Though not an Alpha himself, he has become the unconventional leader of the team and his nurturing personality and fatherly wisdom are instrumental in holding the group together when stresses and personality conflicts threaten to tear them apart.

A seasoned actor on and off Broadway, the big screen, and television, David Strathairn, the son of a surgeon, was born in San Francisco. After graduating from Williams College in Massachusetts, Strathairn attended Ringling Brothers Clown College in Florida, before launching a successful acting career.

Strathairn has appeared in many of his Williams College classmate John Sayles' features, including his own and Sayles' directorial debut "The Return of Secaucus Seven." Other Sayles features for which Strathairn has starred include "Limbo," "Matewan," "Brother From Another Planet," "Eight Men Out," "City of Hope," and "Passion Fish."

Continuing to work with Hollywood's top directors, Strathairn has appeared in films such as Paul Greengrass's "The Bourne Ultimatum," with Matt Damon and Joan Allen, Mike Nichols' "Silkwood," Stephen Gyllenhaal's "Losing Isaiah," Sydney Pollack's "The Firm," Tim Robbins's "Bob Roberts," Penny Marshall's "A League of Their Own," Taylor Hackford's "Dolores Claiborne," Curtis Hanson's "L.A. Confidential," and Philip Kaufman's "Twisted," to name just a few.

Also working with Hollywood's hottest talent, Strathairn has starred opposite Meryl Streep in "The River Wild," with Richard Dreyfuss in "Lost in Yonkers," with Jessica Lange in "Losing Isaiah," with Ray Liotta and Jamie Lee Curtis in "Dominick and Eugene," with Sean Penn and Christopher Walken in "At Close Range," with Debra Winger in "A Dangerous Woman," with Ashley Judd and Oliver Platt in "Simon Birch," and with Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore in "A Map of the World." Strathairn has appeared in the features "Blue Car," which was purchased by Miramax from the 2002 Sundance festival, and "Harrison's Flowers," opposite Andie Macdowell.

Strathairn's extensive stage work includes "The Three Sisters" with Billy Crudup and Marcia Gay Harden, "Dance of Death" with Sir Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren and "Salome" with Al Pacino.

Strathairn starred as Edward R. Murrow in the Warner Independent feature "Good Night and Good Luck," co-written, produced and directed by George Clooney. Strathairn won for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for a Golden Globe, Academy Award and a SAG Award for his performance, amongst others.


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Age: 68 years old
Birthday: January 26, 1949
Height: 6' 0"
Full Name / Real Name: David Russell Strathairn
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Wife: Logan Goodman

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