Stephen Plunkett

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Stephen Plunkett
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Born (1981-09-01) September 1, 1981 (age 37)
EducationUniversity of Evansville (BFA)
New York University (MFA)

Stephen Plunkett (born September 1, 1981) is an American actor. He is best known for his performances in the NBC series, Rise, and John Magary's The Mend, which premiered at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival.[1][2][3]

Plunkett is also known for his performances in New York theater, which include roles in War Horse, The Orphans' Home Cycle, Gone Missing, This Beautiful City, On the Levee, London Wall, and Dada Woof Papa Hot.[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

Early life[edit]

Plunkett was born on September 1, 1981 in Jacksonville, Texas. His father is a Presbyterian minister and his mother a special education teacher.

Plunkett attended the University of Evansville and received a Master of Fine Arts from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.[12]


Plunkett moved to New York after graduating from college.[13]

Plunkett is an associate artist of The Civilians.[14]

In 2010, Plunkett was cast as the lead in Russell Harbaugh's short film Rolling on the Floor Laughing which was featured at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2011, Plunkett made his Broadway debut in War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts[10]

In 2013, Plunkett was cast alongside Josh Lucas and Mickey Sumner in The Mend, which premiered at South By Southwest in March 2014.[1][15][16][17]

In 2017, Plunkett was cast as Robert Saunders in Rise on NBC.



Year Title Role
2011 Rolling on the Floor Laughing Stephen
2014 The Mend Alan
2014 Half Brother Michael
2016 Vera Renzo
2016 Eugenia and John Investment Banker
2018 Back at the Staircase Phillip
2018 Chained for Life Max


Year Title Role
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Jones
2010 Mercy Noah
2012 Elementary Martin Rydell
2013 The Good Wife Dr. Banks
2016 Person of Interest Alex Duncan
2018 Rise Robert Saunders
2018 Murphy Brown Charles Lynn
2019 The Blacklist Jonas Kruger
2019 Fosse/Verdon Paul Grantner

Stage Work[edit]


Year Title Role Theater
2011 War Horse Lieutenant James Nicholls / Unteroffizier Klebb Vivian Beaumont Theater


Year Title Role Theater
2007 Gone Missing Barrow Street Theatre
2009 This Beautiful City TAG Pastor / Priest / Marcus Haggard Vineyard Theatre
2009 The Orphans' Home Cycle Part I Terrance Robedaux / Will Kidder Signature Theatre Company
2009 The Orphans' Home Cycle Part II Archie Gordon / Steve Tyler Signature Theatre Company
2010 The Orphans' Home Cycle Part III Will Kidder Signature Theatre Company
2010 On the Levee Foreman / L'Amour Mason Duke on 42nd Street
2010 Now Circa Then Gideon Ars Nova
2014 London Wall Mr. Brewer Mint Theater
2015 Snow Orchid Sebbie Lazarra Lion Theater
2015 Dada Woof Papa Hot Scott Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre


2010 Drama Desk Special Award[10]


  1. ^ a b The Mend: SXSW Review. The Hollywood Reporter, March 15, 2014
  2. ^ SXSW Exclusive: First Look at Josh Lucas Family Drama 'The Mend'. The Hollywood Reporter, March 4, 2014
  3. ^ "Newsbusters". Newsbusters.
  4. ^ London Wall an Old Romantic Comedy Resurrected. New York Times, February 26, 2014
  5. ^ I Remember van Druten. New York Times, February 12, 2014
  6. ^ Als, Hilton (2010-07-12). "Underdogs". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  7. ^ "War Horse". Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  8. ^ Isherwood, Charles (2007-06-27). "Gone Missing - Theater - Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  9. ^ Isherwood, Charles (2009-02-22). "At the Vineyard Theater, Falling In and Out of Grace". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  10. ^ a b c d League, The Broadway. "Stephen Plunkett | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  11. ^ Isherwood, Charles (2015-11-09). "Review: 'Dada Woof Papa Hot,' About Gay Men and Parenthood". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  12. ^ Broadway Buzz: Stephen Plunkett
  13. ^ In a Transformed City, Falling in and Out of Grace, New York Times, February 23, 2009
  14. ^ The Civilians: Stephen Plunkett
  15. ^ SXSW 2014: Austin’s Silver Screen Winners. Time, March 14, 2014
  16. ^ SXSW ’14: Jesse Klein’s Wrap-Up. Hammer to Nail - What to Watch, March 16, 2014
  17. ^ The Mend: Review - SXSW. The Script Lab, March 14, 2014
  18. ^ "Stephen Plunkett - Lortel Archives". Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  19. ^ "Now Circa Then". Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  20. ^ "Snow Orchid". Retrieved 2016-02-26.