Happy Birthday Gary Cole: His 5 Best Roles

"Yeah, I'm going to need you to not be on Facebook all day at work, mmmkay?"
"Yeah, I'm going to need you to not be on Facebook all day at work, mmmkay?"

Whenever I see Gary Cole in a movie, I breathe a sigh of relief because I at least know that someone in the production had some sort of common sense. Since first getting to know him as Mike Brady in the first two masterful, big-screen Brady Bunch films, he's been a part of our balanced comedy diet. With his turn as boss Bill Lumbergh in Office Space, he went nuclear and became everyone's go-to corporate scumbag, lawyer, or generally sleazy white guy.

He hasn't just made his mark in the flesh, either, with a healthy voice-over career to his credit. He was the voice of Harvey Birdman for seven years on the Cartoon Network, and also breathed life into Dr. Possible on Kim Possible. He's also a featured voice on Family Guy as Principal Shepherd, Brady, Lumbergh and a host of others.

His television credits include things like The West Wing, Entourage, The Practice, Midnight Caller and our cult favorite, American Gothic, which only aired for one season on CBS starting in 1995.

5. American Gothic, Lucas Buck

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4. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Reese Bobby

3. Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Harvey T. Birdman

2. The Brady Bunch Movie, Mike Brady

1. Office Space, Bill Lumbergh


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