B i o g r a p h y
Award-winning actor Gil Birmingham is known for his work in over 60 film and television productions. Most recently Birmingham is appearing in the popular TV series Yellowstone, starring Kevin Costner on the Paramount Network.
He also recently starred in the limited series Under the Banner of Heaven with Andrew Garfield and Pieces of Her with Toni Colette.
He co-starred alongside Jeremy Renner in Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed film Wind River, in which he is receiving praise for his performance as Martin Hanson, a grieving father whose daughter has been murdered on the Wind River reservation.
He previously collaborated with Taylor Sheridan in the film Hell or High Water, co-starring opposite Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges as a team of Texas sheriff’s hunting down bank robbing brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster). The seamless chemistry between the two garnered Bridges a Best Supporting Actor nod and Birmingham’s powerful performance was highlighted by notable film reviewers. The movie was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay as well as Best Film Editing at the 2017 Academy Awards.
Birmingham has once again reunited with Taylor Sheridan in the Paramount series Yellowstone alongside Academy Award winner Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, and Luke Grimes. He is currently appearing in the mermaid drama SIREN on the FreeForm network, and has a recurring role in Animal Kingdom. Birmingham also recently appeared in several episodes of NCIS Los Angeles.
Birmingham generated public acclaim for his portrayal of Billy Black in the blockbuster films The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer. He appeared in The Lone Ranger alongside Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer and co-starred in The Love Ranch (2010) with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci. Additionally, he voiced Wounded Bird in the Oscar winning film Rango (2011). Other film credits include roles in Shouting Secrets, End of the Spear, Dreamkeeper, Gentle Ben, The Doe Boy, Love's Long Journey, Te Ata, and Crooked Arrows.
On TV, Birmingham’s powerful portrayal of Dogstar in Steven Spielberg's six-part TV miniseries, Into the West, captured the attention of audiences worldwide. Birmingham has guest starred in several episodes of Wilfred alongside Elijah Wood, and he can be seen on The Lying Game, Castle, The Mentalist, Nip/Tuck, and Veronica Mars. He was a recurring guest star on Banshee and House of Cards and currently recurs on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, playing Jane Krakowski’s father.
In addition to acting, Gil is an accomplished guitar player and singer and performs for fans in a variety of venues with his blues/rock style.