Knowledge Identifier: +Bill_Irwin
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1950.
Countries: United States (80%), California (8%), (8%)
Linked to: Oberlin College, Roundabout Theatre Company, National Endowment for the Arts, PBS
Irwin's first featured film role was in 1980, appearing as Ham Gravy in Robert Altman's "Popeye" starring Robin Williams
Irwin was awarded the National Endowment for the Arts Choreographer's Fellowship in 1981 and 1983
His authentic vaudevillian skills landed him a role in the Sam Shepard film "Silent Tongue" in 1994, and he appeared in film adaptations of "How The Grinch Stole Christmas", "The Laramie Project" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
He directed the 1998 Roundabout Theatre Company production of "A Flea in Her Ear"
Together with David Shiner he won a special Tony award for Live Theatrical Presentation in 1999 for their show "Fool Moon"
He appeared in 2002 with Sally Field in the replacement cast of "The Goat or Who is Sylvia-"
Kathleen Turner - Dormand, and Bette_Midler) for the role of Martha in a 2005 Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee later explained to the New York Times that when Turner read for the part with her eventual co-star Bill Irwin, he heard "an echo of the "revelation" that he had felt years ago when the parts were read by
In 2006, Irwin played the solitary Mr. Leeds in M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water" and had a small role in 2007's "Across the Universe"
He received critical acclaim for his role as Paul, father to Anne Hathaway's character Kym, in the 2008 drama "Rachel Getting Married"
David Shiner (clown) - In 2013, Shiner co-wrote and starred in the Off-Broadway revue show "Old Hats" with his "Fool Moon" co-star Bill Irwin
In 2014, he played the shipboat captain in Showboat, with the San Francisco Opera