Laurence Ballard; July 20, 2012
|Born||Larry Robert Bauer
July 2, 1954
Oak Harbor, Washington, US
|Occupation||Actor, Director, Teacher|
|Notable credit(s)||Awarded a 1999 Fox Foundation Fellowship|
Laurence Ballard (born July 2, 1954) is an American stage and screen actor, whose career has focused on regional theatre in the US.
Ballard has appeared in over 200 productions in the past forty years, most recently as the spoken voice of Mr. Antrobus (played by Howie Seago) in Bartlett Sher's bilingual production of The Skin of Our Teeth. He has also performed in several productions directed by Bartlett Sher including the world premiere of The Singing Forest by Craig Lucas. Other productions include Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul; Bergman's Nora; Shaw's Arms and the Man; Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus; The Dying Gaul by Craig Lucas; and Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, all at the Intiman Playhouse. He has worked with several Seattle theatre companies, including ACT Theatre, The Empty Space, Seattle Rep and 5th Avenue Theatre.
Nationally, he has appeared at Arena Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Eureka Theatre, GeVa Theatre, Joyce Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, San Jose Rep and StageWest, among others.
Ballard is currently an instructor at Savannah College of Art and Design. From 1995 through 2002, he taught at Seattle's Cornish College of the Arts Theater Department as an Adjunct Associate Professor. He is a member of the Southeastern College Art Conference.
Television and film credits
His television and film credits include: Prefontaine (1997 movie), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996 television pilot), The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (Robert Altman's 1988 TV movie), The Falcon, and The Tale of Lear.