- Michael Anthony Claudio Wincott
January 21, 1958 (age 63)
- Actor, Voice Actor
- Lucia Wincott, William Wincott
Michael Anthony Claudio Wincott (born January 21, 1958) is a Canadian actor from Ontario, Canada.
Wincott was born in Toronto, Ontario. In his childhood Wincott was a fan of musician Keith Richards and played drums in jazz band. He graduated from Juilliard in 1986, after which, joined the New York City theatre with Joseph Papp's Public Theater. His NYC plays include Serious Money (1988), Road (1988), The Secret Rapture (1989), and State of Shock (1991).
Director Michael Cimino chose Michael Wincott to play a young policeman in The Sicilian in 1987. That same year, Wincott created the character of Kent in the NYC play Talk Radio. Kent was so unique to Michael’s portrayal, that he was cast to reprise the role in the film version (1988) directed by Oliver Stone.
In 1991, director Kevin Reynolds cast Wincott alongside Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, where he portrayed Guy of Gisborne, the devious cousin of the Sheriff of Nottingham played by Alan Rickman.
Wincott has worked with many of cinema's highly regarded directors, including Mike Newell, Oliver Stone, Julian Schnabel, Jim Jarmusch, Ridley Scott, Katherine Bigelow, and Barry Levinson and fellow actors Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Gerard Depardieu, Benicio Del Toro, Javier Bardem, Morgan Freeman, and Liam Neeson.