Kelly AuCoin

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Kelly AuCoin
Born 1967
Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s) Carolyn Hall (1999–present)

Kelly AuCoin (born 1967)[1] is an American actor who has appeared in film, television and theater. He has appeared in several American television series, including recurring the roles Pastor Tim on The Americans and Gary Stamper on House of Cards. He has had supporting roles in the films The Kingdom, Julie & Julia, and the SXSW Ensemble Acting Award winning All That I Am.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

AuCoin was born in the Portland, Oregon suburb of Hillsboro, the son of Les and Susan AuCoin, and grew up in Oregon and Washington, D.C., where his father served as a United States Congressman from 1975 to 1993.[5][6] His first appearance on television was in one of his father's campaign commercials, in which he countered claims that his father was a tax-and-spend Democrat by humorously describing how cheap his father actually was.[7] AuCoin is a graduate of Georgetown Day School and Oberlin College.[7][8]

Acting career[edit]

AuCoin was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company in the early 1990s.[9] After relocating to New York, AuCoin landed small roles in several soap operas, including Guiding Light and The City. In the early 2000s, he appeared in episodes of The Sopranos and Law & Order.[7] AuCoin has more recently appeared in other television series, such as Madam Secretary', House of Cards, The Americans,[10] Unforgettable, Person of Interest, The Following,[11] Elementary, The Good Wife, White Collar, Gossip Girl, Body Of Proof, Blue Bloods, and Without A Trace, among others. He played the regular recurring role of Peter Keatch in the CBS series Waterfront, which was cancelled before ever airing, despite having shot five episodes.[12][13] He will be seen in the NBC miniseries The Slap', and the Showtime pilot "Billions'.

In 2005, he appeared as the young Octavius in a Broadway revival of Julius Caesar, which starred Denzel Washington.[14] AuCoin has appeared in numerous other Off Broadway stage productions, including 2008's premiere of Ernest Hemingway's The Fifth Column,[15] 2009's Jailbait, by Deirdre O'Connor, directed by Suzanne Agins,[16] 2010's Happy Now?, by Lucinda Coxon,[17] 2012's LAByrinth Theater Company premiere of Radiance, by Cusi Cram, also directed by Suzanne Agins,[6] and, in 2013, the world premiere of Tanya Barfield's The Call, directed by Leigh Silverman in a joint production by Primary Stages and Playwrights Horizons.[18][19] He recently starred in two La Jolla Playhouse productions; J.T. Rogers' Blood And Gifts, directed by Lucie Tiberghien,[20] and Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley's world premier A Dram Of Drummhicit, directed by Christopher Ashley.[21]

His first major film role came in 2007, where he played State Department official Ellis Leach in The Kingdom. In 2009's Julie & Julia, AuCoin played one of the executives for the Houghton Mifflin publishing company who declined to publish Julia Child's soon-to-be-legendary cookbook.[7]

For the 2012 presidential election, NPR's Planet Money team cast AuCoin as their "Fake Presidential Candidate" to give voice to "major economic policies they could all stand behind."[22]

Personal life[edit]

AuCoin is married to dancer Carolyn Hall, winner of a 2002 Bessie Award for creative work in dance performance, and the couple lives in Brooklyn.[7][23]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Normal Life, AA Normal Life Josh
2003 Love & Stuff Simon
2005 Perfect Fit, AA Perfect Fit Brian
2007 Serial Peter Brown
2007 Ghosts of the Heartland Wellman
2007 Kingdom, TheThe Kingdom Ellis Leach
2009 Julie & Julia Houghton Mifflin Executive
2010 Consent Mister E.
2010 Rocksteady Dick Hefferd
2011 The Music Never Stopped Dr. Gilbert
2013 The Word Sean Higgins
2013 Burma Alan[24] SXSW Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting[25]
Year Title Role Notes
1996 City, TheThe City Mark Episode dated 11 November 1996
1996 Guiding Light Doug Episode #1.12642
1998 Law & Order First Assistant Season8, Episode 23: "Tabloid"
2000 Law & Order Pat Callister Season 10, Episode 18: "Mega"
2001 Law & Order Rich Porter Season 12, Episode 1: "Who Let the Dogs Out?"
2002 New Americans Brian TV Movie
2004 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Agent Jim Ashe Season 1, Episode 8: "Rat Pack"
2004 Third Watch Jeff Weaver Season 6, Episode 1: "More Monsters"[24]
2006 Law & Order Andrew Semel Season1, Episode 8: "Family Friend"
2006 Waterfront Peter Keatch Recurring role. Series cancelled by CBS before airing.
2008 Without a Trace Nick Selat Season 7, Episode 2: "22 x 42"
2009 Kings Serviceman Lawrence Season 1, Episode 9: "Pilgrimage"
2009 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Carl Thomas Season 1, Episode 8: "Unprepared"
2010 White Collar Arthur Landry Season 1, Episode 8: "Hard Sell"
2010 Gossip Girl Doug Jarrett Season 3, Episode 15: "The Sixteen Year Old Virgin"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dr. Shelly Springe Season 9, Episode 13: "The Mobster Will See You Now"
2011 Body of Proof Mike Walsh Season 1, Episode 4: "Talking Heads"
2011 Untitled Jersey City Project Ray Harrison Season 1, Episodes 1-5
2012 Blue Bloods Jack Cavanaugh Season 2, Episode 10: "Whistle Blower"
2013 Elementary Grey Suit Season 1, Episode 13: "The Red Team"
2013 The Following Phil Gray Season 1, Episode 14: "The End Is Near"
2014 Unforgettable Alpha Omega Season 2, Episode 11: "Omega Hour"
2014 The Americans Pastor Tim Season 2, Episodes 9, 12, 13, Season 3, Episodes, 1, 4, 6
2014 Person of Interest Langdon Season 3, Episode 22: "A House Divided"
2015 House of Cards Gary Stamper Season 3, Episodes 1, 9, 10, 11

[24] |- |2015 |The Slap |Tony |Season 1, Episode 4: "Connie" |- |2015 |Madam Secretary |Greg Taylor |Seasone 1, Episode 15: "The Ninth Circle" |-


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  6. ^ a b "Up Close: Radiance Star Kelly AuCoin". Labyrinth Theater Company. November 28, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Kelly AuCoin biography". Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
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  9. ^ "Where are they now?". Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
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  15. ^ Hampton, Wilborn (March 28, 2008). "Who Does This Playwright Think He Is? Hemingway?". New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  16. ^ Zinoman, Jason (March 26, 2009). "Flirting With Trouble as a Rite of Passage". New York Times. Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
  17. ^ Hernandez, Ernio (December 9, 2009). "Primary Stages Sets Cast and Creatives for Off-Broadway's Happy Now?". Playbill. Retrieved June 9, 2009. 
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  19. ^ "The Call". Playwright Horizons. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  20. ^ McNulty, Charles (June 20, 2012). "Afghanistan under fire in J.T. Rogers' 'Blood and Gifts'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 20, 2012. 
  21. ^ McNulty, Charles (May 23, 2011). "« Previous | Culture Monster Home - Theater review: 'A Dram of Drummhicit' at La Jolla Playhouse". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Planet Money's Fake Presidential Candidate". Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  23. ^ "List of Bessie Award winners". Retrieved June 9, 2010. 
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  25. ^ "SXSW: ‘Short Term 12,’ ‘William and the Windmill’ Win Jury Prizes". Variety. March 12, 2013. 

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