Gary Michael Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American television, film actor and voice artist. Born in Park Ridge, Illinois and attended Illinois State University but did not graduate. Cole began his professional acting career on stage at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. On television, Cole had starring roles in the series Midnight Caller, American Gothic, and Crusade. On film, Cole had supporting roles in The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space, Dodgeball, and Talladega Nights. Cole is also known for voicing the title character of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.