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Boyd Gaines

Boyd Gaines
Boyd Gaines in January 2013
Born Boyd Payne Gaines
(1953-05-11) May 11, 1953
Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Kathleen McNenny

Boyd Payne Gaines (born May 11, 1953) is an American stage, film, television actor, and singer.


  • Early life and education 1
  • Career 2
  • Awards and nominations 3
  • Personal 4
  • References 5
  • Sources 6
  • External links 7

Early life and education

He was born in

External links

  • "Boyd Gaines Biography". filmreference. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 
  • "Boyd Gaines Audio Books". AudioFile. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-09. 


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  6. ^ Grode, Eric. "Boyd Wonder: A Professional Non-Dancing Actor Learns a Few Steps" Playbill, March 29, 2000
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  8. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Curtain Down: LuPone 'Gypsy' Ends Run at Broadway's St. James Jan. 11" Playbill, January 11, 2009
  9. ^ "Boyd Gaines Off-Broadway", accessed September 16, 2015
  10. ^ "The Grand Manner"Lincoln Center Theater:; accessed September 16, 2015.
  11. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Tony Winner Boyd Gaines Will Head Cast of George Street's 'Our Town'" Playbill, March 25, 2014
  12. ^ Gans, Andrew. "61st Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards to Be Presented June 10" Playbill, June 10, 2007
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  15. ^ Lefkowitz, David; McBride, Murdoch; and Simonson, Robert. "'Copenhagen' And 'Contact' Win Top 1999-2000 Tony Awards" Playbill, June 5, 2000


He is married to Kathleen McNenny. They have one child.[1]


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.[13] 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, [14] Best Featured Actor in a Musical in 2000 for Contact,[15] 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.[7]

Gaines was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play in 2007, for Journey's End, [12] making him the first actor to be nominated in each of the four Tony categories for which an actor is eligible.[7]

Awards and nominations

[11] In regional theatre, Gaines appeared in

He has appeared Off-Broadway, starting in 1978 with Spring Awakening and recently The Grand Manner by A. R. Gurney at Lincoln Center in 2010.[9][10]

He has appeared on the Broadway stage, in both musicals and plays. His first Broadway play was The Heidi Chronicles in 1989. He recently appeared in the Broadway revival of An Enemy of the People in 2012. Some of the musicals have been Company (1995), She Loves Me (1993) and Contact in 2000.[6] Other plays have been The Columnist (2012) and the 2010 revival of Driving Miss Daisy.[7] He appeared in the 2008 revival of Gypsy as Herbie, and won the Tony Award.[8]

Gaines is a voice-actor, and is credited with recording several audiobooks.

Gaines has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Fame, L.A. Law and Law & Order, Piece of Cake (1990), but perhaps he is best known for playing a dental student and dentist Mark Royer, who married Valerie Bertinelli's Barbara Cooper on TV's One Day at a Time[3] and as Coach Brackett from the 1981 movie Porky's. He also played Lt Ring in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge and Jason in The Sure Thing (1985).[4][5]


[2] (1975–1979).Group 8 as a member of the Drama Division's Juilliard School where his talent and rich baritone voice was showcased in leading roles in plays, musicals and even opera. He attended the [1]

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