Gaines in 2013
Boyd Payne Gaines
May 11, 1953
|Education||Allan Hancock College |
Early life and education
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to James and Ida Gaines. His early theatre training began at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, California, where his talent and rich baritone voice were showcased in leading roles in plays, musicals, and opera. He attended the Juilliard School as a member of the Drama Division's Group 8 (1975–1979).
Gaines has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Fame, L.A. Law and Law & Order, Piece of Cake (1990), but his most notable television role was as Mark Royer, who married Valerie Bertinelli's Barbara Cooper on TV's One Day at a Time. Gaines appeared in the final three seasons of the show. He also portrayed Coach Brackett in the 1981 movie Porky's, Lt. Ring in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge and Jason in The Sure Thing (1985).
Gaines is a voice actor, and is credited with recording several audiobooks.
He has appeared on the Broadway stage, in both musicals and plays, for which he has won four Tony Awards. His first Broadway play was The Heidi Chronicles in 1989. Other musicals he appeared in have been Company (1995), She Loves Me (1993), Contact (2000) and the Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People in 2012. Other plays have been The Columnist (2012) and the 2010 revival of Driving Miss Daisy. He appeared in the 2008 revival of Gypsy as Herbie, and won the Tony Award.
Awards and nominations
Gaines was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play in 2007, for Journey's End, making him the first actor to be nominated in each of the four Tony categories for which an actor is eligible.
Only two male and three female performers have been nominated for all four Tony performance awards, the others being Raúl Esparza, Angela Lansbury, Jan Maxwell, and Audra McDonald. Gaines was the first performer to be nominated for each of Best Featured Actor in a Play in 1989 for The Heidi Chronicles, Best Actor in a Musical in 1994 for She Loves Me, Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2000 for Contact, and again in 2008 for Gypsy and Best Actor in a Play in 2007 for Journey's End. Gaines won in three of the categories (and four of the five nominations), missing only for the performance in Journey's End. His four wins are for The Heidi Chronicles, She Loves Me, Contact, and Gypsy.
He is married to Kathleen McNenny. They have one child.
|1981||Porky's||Coach Roy Brackett|
|1985||The Sure Thing||Jason|
|1986||Heartbreak Ridge||Lieutenant M.R. Ring|
|1987||Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall||Sam Logan||Short film|
|1995||The Grass Harp||Narrator (voice)|
|1996||I'm Not Rappaport||Peter Danforth|
|1999||The Confession||Liam Clarke|
|2007||Lovely by Surprise||Customer #1|
|2010||The Robber Barons of Wall Street||Rupert Baron||Short film|
|2014||Driving Miss Daisy||Boolie Werthan||Theatrical release of Australian stage production|
|2016||No Pay, Nudity||Stephan|
|2018||The Independents||Professor Green|
|2018||Roses Are Blind||Uncle Oscar|
|2019||The Goldfinch||Chance Barbour|
|1981–84||One Day at a Time||Mark Royer||52 episodes|
|1984||Hotel||Jeff Strider||Episode: "Wedding"|
|1985||Evergreen||Chris Bradford||TV miniseries|
|1985||MacGruder and Loud||Ellis||Episode: "Tarnished Blues"|
|1985||Remington Steele||Todd Myerson||Episode: "Grappling Steele"|
|1985||Hotel||Steven Parker||Episode: "Hearts and Minds"|
|1986||L.A. Law||Jim Perkins||4 episodes|
|1986||Hotel||Rodger Gage||Episode: "Undercurrents"|
|1988||Spenser: For Hire||Alfie Gainer||Episode: "Skeletons in the Closet"|
|1988||American Playhouse||Reverend Dobson||Episode: "Pigeon Feathers"|
|1988||Piece of Cake||Chris Hart||TV miniseries|
|1989||The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd||Imposter||Episode: "Here's a Rough Way to Learn a Foreign Language"|
|1990||A Son's Promise||Dan Weston||TV film|
|1991||A Woman Named Jackie||Yusha Auchincloss||TV miniseries|
|1992||Anything but Love||College Professor||Episode: "Catherine Honey, I'm Home"|
|1992||Murder, She Wrote||John Halsey||Episode: "Programmed for Murder"|
|1993||Law & Order||Lieutenant St. Claire||Episode: "Conduct Unbecoming"|
|1994||Frasier||Phil Patterson||Episode: "The Candidate"|
|1995||Law & Order||Nathan Barclay||Episode: "Wannabe"|
|1997||Law & Order||Oliver Shain||Episode: "Matrimony"|
|1997||Caroline in the City||Jerry||Episode: "Caroline and the Wayward Husband"|
|1997||Remember WENN||Congressman Bob Farraday||Episode: "A Girl Like Maple"|
|1999||Earthly Possessions||Announcer||TV film|
|2001–02||The Education of Max Bickford||Paul Finazzio||2 episodes|
|2001–02||100 Centre Street||Casper Quince||2 episodes|
|2003||Queens Supreme||Steve Simon / Stan Standowski||Episode: "Flawed Heroes"|
|2004||Law & Order||James Rillard||Episode: "Coming Down Hard"|
|2006||Angela's Eyes||Colin Anderson||6 episodes|
|2009||American Experience||Voice of Chairman Gray||Episode: "The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer"|
|2009||The Good Wife||Richard Chatham||Episode: "Home"|
|2015||American Odyssey||Harrison's Father||Episode: "Drop King"|
|2015||Great Performances||Boolie Werthan||Episode: "Driving Miss Daisy"|
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