Kelly AuCoin in 2016
|Born||Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.|
|Residence||Brooklyn, New York City|
|Spouse(s)||Carolyn Hall (1999–present)|
Kelly AuCoin is an award-winning American actor who has appeared in film, television, and theater. He has appeared in several American television series, and currently has the recurring roles of Pastor Tim on The Americans (FX), "Dollar" Bill Stearn on Billions (Showtime), Hercules Mulligan on TURN: Washington's Spies (AMC), and Gary Stamper on House of Cards (Netflix), while also frequently appearing on stage in New York and venues around the country, such as Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, and La Jolla Playhouse. He has had supporting roles in the films The Kingdom, Julie & Julia, and All That I Am, which won the SXSW Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting.
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. 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 washing the family car to illustrate how cheap his father actually was. AuCoin is a graduate of Georgetown Day School and Oberlin College.
Upon arriving in New York, AuCoin landed small roles in several soap operas, including Guiding Light and The City. In the early 2000s, AuCoin appeared in episodes of The Sopranos and the first of many episodes Law & Order. has more recently had recurring roles in Netflix's House of Cards, The Americans, and the Showtime original series Billions. He has also appeared in other television series, such as Madam Secretary, the NBC miniseries The Slap, Unforgettable, Person of Interest, Forever, The Following, Elementary, The Good Wife, White Collar, Gossip Girl, Blue Bloods, among others. He played the regular recurring role of Peter Keatch in the CBS series Waterfront, which was canceled before ever airing, despite having shot five episodes.
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. Current films to be released in 2016 include Drunk Parents, starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek, Barry Levinson's The Wizard of Lies, starring Robert De Niro, and Complete Unknown, starring Rachel Weisz.
In 2005, AuCoin appeared as Octavius in a Broadway revival of Julius Caesar, which starred Denzel Washington. AuCoin has appeared in numerous other Off-Broadway stage productions, including Manhattan Theatre Club's 2015 production of Of Good Stock, and Signature Theatre's 2014 revival of A. R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn, directed by Lila Neugebauer, which won him, and the rest of the cast, a special Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble". Other Off Broadway productions include 2008's premiere of Ernest Hemingway's The Fifth Column, 2009's Jailbait, by Deirdre O'Connor, directed by Suzanne Agins, 2010's Happy Now?, by Lucinda Coxon, the 2013 premiere of Tanya Barfield's The Call, directed by Leigh Silverman in a joint production by Primary Stages and Playwrights Horizons, He recently starred in two La Jolla Playhouse productions; J. T. Rogers' Blood And Gifts, directed by Lucie Tiberghien, and Arthur Kopit and Anton Dudley's world premier A Dram Of Drummhicit, directed by Christopher Ashley. AuCoin was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company in the early 1990s.
|2016||Drunk Parents||Tyler Rector||Fred Wolf|
|Benji The Dove||Jason||Kevin Arbouet|
|Complete Unknown||Dave||Joshua Marston|
|2013||All That I Am
(originally titled Burma)
|Alan||Carlos Puga||SXSW Special Jury Award for Ensemble Acting|
|The Word||Sean Higgins||Greg Friedle|
|2011||The Music Never Stopped||Dr. Gilbert||Jim Kohlberg|
|2010||Consent||Mister E.||Ron Brown|
|Rocksteady||Dick Hefferd||Mustapha Khan|
|2009||Julie & Julia||Houghton Mifflin Executive||Nora Ephron|
|2007||The Kingdom||Ellis Leach||Peter Berg|
|Serial||Peter Brown||Kevin Arbouet & Larry Strong|
|Ghosts of the Heartland||Wellman||Allen Blumberg|
|2005||A Perfect Fit||Brian||Ron Brown|
|2003||A Normal Life||Josh||Dewey Moss|
|Love & Stuff||Simon||Sorrel Brae|
|1999||Fare Well Miss Fortune||Ben Harrison||Mickey Faust|
|1998||A Perfect Murder||Snarky Waiter at Met||Andrew Davis|
|2017||TURN: Washington's Spies||Hercules Mulligan||Recurring, Season 4|
|2016||Billions||"Dollar" Bill Stearn||Recurring
Ongoing, from pilot
|The Blacklist||Benjamin Stalder||Recurring
Recurring, Season 3
|The Wizard of Lies||FBI Agent Ted Cacioppi||Television film|
|2015||House of Cards||Gary Stamper||Recurring, Season 3|
|Madam Secretary||Greg Taylor||Episode: "The Ninth Circle"|
|Forever||Frank Ferrell||Episode: "Punk is Dead"|
|2014||Unforgettable||Alpha Omega||Episode: "Omega Hour"|
|The Americans||Pastor Tim||Recurring
Ongoing, beginning season 2
|Person of Interest||Langdon||Episode: "A House Divided"|
|The Actress||The Groom||Episode: "The Wedding"|
|2013||Elementary||Grey Suit||Episode: "The Red Team"|
|The Following||Phil Gray||Episode: "The End is Near"|
|2012||Blue Bloods||Jack Cavanaugh||Episode: "Whistle Blower"|
|2011||Body of Proof||Mike Walsh||Episode: "Talking Heads"|
|Untitled Jersey City Project||Ray Harrison||Series lead
|2010||White Collar||Arthur Landry||Episode: "Hard Sell"|
|Gossip Girl||Doug Jarrett||Episode: "The Sixteen-Year-Old Virgin"|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr. Shelly Springe||Episode: "The Mobster Will See You Now"|
|2009||Kings||Serviceman Lawrence||Episode: "Pilgrimage"|
|The Good Wife||Carl Thomas||Episode: "Unprepared"|
|2008||Without a Trace||Nick Selat||Episode: "22 x 42"|
|2006||Law & Order||Andrew Semel||Episode: "Family Friend"|
|Good God||Managing-Archangel Michael||Miniseries|
Canceled before airing
|2004||The Sopranos||Agent Jim Ashe||Episode: "Rat Pack"|
|Third Watch||Jeff Weaver||Episode: "More Monsters"|
|2002||New Americans||Brian||TV Film|
|2001||Law & Order||Rich Porter||Episode: "Who Let the Dogs Out?"|
|2000||Law & Order||Pat Callister||Episode: "Mega"|
|1998||Law & Order||First Assistant||Episode: "Tabloid"|
|1996||The City||Mark||Episode: "Episode dated 11 November 1996"|
|Guiding Light||Doug||Episode: "#1.12642"|
|2015||Of Good Stock||Melissa Ross||Fred||Lynne Meadow||Manhattan Theatre Club|
|2014||The Wayside Motor Inn||A. R. Gurney||Andy||Lila Neugebauer||Signature Theatre Company||Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble
Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play
Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Director
|2013||The Call||Tanya Barfield||Peter||Leigh Silverman||Playwrights Horizons|
|2012||Blood and Gifts||J. T. Rogers||Jim Warnock||Lucie Tiberghien||La Jolla Playhouse|
|Suzanne Agins||LAByrinth Theater Company|
|2011||A Dram of Drummhicit||Arthur Kopit
|Mackenzie Stewart||Christopher Ashley||La Jolla Playhouse|
|2010||Happy Now?||Lucinda Coxon||Johnny||Liz Diamond||Primary Stages||Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Play|
|2009||Jailbait||Deirdre O'Connor||Robert||Suzanne Agins||Cherry Lane Theatre|
|2008||Finks||Joe Gilford||Bobby Gerard||Charlie Stratton||New York Stage and Film|
|The Fifth Column||Ernest Hemingway||Philip Rawlings||Jonathan Bank||Mint Theater Company|
|Happy Now?||Lucinda Coxon||Johnny||Liz Diamond||Yale Repertory Theatre|
|2007||Some Men||Terrence McNally||Bernie||Trip Cullman||Second Stage Theatre|
|2006||The Real Thing||Tom Stoppard||Henry||Robert Moss||Syracuse Stage|
|2005||Julius Caesar||William Shakespeare||Octavius Caesar||Daniel J. Sullivan||Belasco Theatre|
|The Sketch Comedian||Elizabeth Meriwether||The Sketch Comedian||Alex Timbers||Drama League DirectorFest|
|The Ladies of the Corridor||Dorothy Parker||Paul||Dan Wackerman||Peccadillo Theatre Company|
|2004||Boy||Julia Jordan||Mick||Joe Calarco||Primary Stages|
|Melissa Arctic||Craig Wright||Paul||Aaron Posner||Folger Theatre|
|2001–2002||Copenhagen||Michael Frayn||Werner Heisenberg||Michael Blakemore||National Tour|
|2001||The Right Way to Sue||Ellen Melaver||Tom||Anne Kaufman||New Georges|
|2000||Born Yesterday||Garson Kanin||Paul Verall||Robert Moss||Syracuse Stage|
|Uncle Vanya||Anton Chekhov||Astrov||Robert Rechnitz||Two River Theater|
|1999||Quills||Doug Wright||Abbe de Coulmier||Lou Tryell||Florida Stage||Carbonell Award for Best Production of a Play|
|1998||Arcadia||Tom Stoppard||Septimus Hodge||George Black||Virginia Repertory Theatre|
|1997||Twelfth Night||William Shakespeare||Orsino||Kathy Barber||Texas Shakespeare Festival|
|Henry V||William Shakespeare||Dauphin||Eve Adamson||Texas Shakespeare Festival|
|1996||Romeo and Juliet||William Shakespeare||Romeo||Tim Gregory||Texas Shakespeare Festival|
|The School for Wives||Molière||Horace||Paul Gaffney||Texas Shakespeare Festival|
|Charles Tomson||Kathy Barber||Texas Shakespeare Festival|
|1995||Henry IV, Part 2||William Shakespeare||Prince Hal||John Sipes||Illinois Shakespeare Festival|
|Cymbeline||William Shakespeare||Iachimo||Cal MacLean||Illinois Shakespeare Festival|
|1994||The Destiny of Me||Larry Kramer||Benjamin Weeks||Shashin Desai||International City Theatre|
|1993||A Midsummer Night's Dream||William Shakespeare||Lysander||Cynthia White||Oregon Shakespeare Festival|
|The White Devil||John Webster||Lodovico||Jerry Turner||Oregon Shakespeare Festival|
|1992||The Fire Raisers||Max Frisch||Fireman #3||Barbara Damashek||Oregon Shakespeare Festival|
|1991||Coyote Ugly||Lynn Seifert||Dowd||Alana Lipp||Firehouse Theater|
|1990||The Subject Was Roses||Frank D. Gilroy||Timmy||Alan Nause||Artists Repertory Theatre|
|A Lie of the Mind||Sam Shepard||Frankie||Alana Lipp||Storefront Theater|
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