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James Joseph Gandolfini Jr.[1] (September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was an American actor and producer. He was best known for his role as Tony Soprano, an Italian-American
Italian-American
crime boss, in the HBO
HBO
crime drama The Sopranos. He garnered praise for his performance, winning three Emmy
Emmy
Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Golden Globe Award. His notable movies include several roles in Tony Scott
Tony Scott
films such as mob henchman Virgil in True Romance
True Romance
(1993), Lt. Bobby Dougherty in Crimson Tide (1995), and Mayor of New York in The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009). Other roles are enforcer and stuntman Bear in Get Shorty (1995) and impulsive "Wild Thing" Carol in Where the Wild Things Are (2009). For his performance as Albert in Enough Said
Enough Said
(2013), Gandolfini posthumously received much critical praise and several accolades, including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor. After finishing The Sopranos, Gandolfini produced the documentary Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007), in which he interviewed injured Iraq War
Iraq War
veterans. His second documentary, Wartorn: 1861–2010 (2010), analyzed the impact of posttraumatic stress disorder on soldiers and families throughout several wars in American history from 1861 to 2010.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Legacy 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television 6.3 Video games

7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Gandolfini was born in Westwood, New Jersey.[2] His mother, Santa (née Penna), was a high school lunch lady of Italian ancestry who was born in the United States and raised in Naples.[3][4] His father, James Joseph Gandolfini Sr., was a native of Borgo Val di Taro
Borgo Val di Taro
who worked as a bricklayer and cement mason and later the head janitor at Paramus Catholic High School
Paramus Catholic High School
in New Jersey.[3][5][6] James Sr. earned a Purple Heart
Purple Heart
in World War II.[7] Gandolfini's parents were devout Roman Catholics and spoke Italian at home. Due to the influence of his parents, he developed a strong sense of Italian American identity and visited Italy regularly.[5][8] He had two sisters.[9][10] Gandolfini grew up in Park Ridge, New Jersey
Park Ridge, New Jersey
and graduated from Park Ridge High School in 1979, where he played basketball, acted in school plays,[11] and was awarded the title "Class Flirt" in his senior yearbook. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Rutgers University
Rutgers University
in 1982, where he worked as a bouncer at an on-campus pub.[12] He also worked as a bartender and club manager in Manhattan
Manhattan
prior to his acting career.[12] He was introduced to acting as a young man living in New York City, when he accompanied his friend Roger Bart to a Meisner technique acting class,[13] where he studied for two years under Kathryn Gately at The Gately Poole Conservatory.[14] Career[edit]

Gandolfini and Tony Sirico
Tony Sirico
visit a member of the U.S. Air Force during a United Service Organizations
United Service Organizations
trip to Southwest Asia, March 2010.

Gandolfini performed in a 1992 Broadway production of On the Waterfront for six weeks. One of his earlier film roles was that of Virgil, a brutal mob enforcer, in the romantic thriller True Romance (1993), for which he said one of his major inspirations was an old friend of his who was a hitman.[15] In the film Terminal Velocity (1994), Gandolfini played Ben Pinkwater, a seemingly mild-mannered insurance man who turns out to be a violent Russian mobster. In 1995 he was in the box office hit Crimson Tide. In that same year in Get Shorty (1995), he appeared as a bearded ex-stuntman with a Southern accent, and in The Juror
The Juror
(1996), he played a mob enforcer with a conscience.[3] Gandolfini received widespread acclaim for his performance as Tony Soprano, the lead character in the HBO
HBO
drama The Sopranos, a New Jersey mob boss and family man whose constant existential questioning includes regular psychiatric appointments. The show debuted in 1999 and was broadcast until 2007. For his depiction of Soprano, Gandolfini won three Emmys for "Best Actor in a Drama" and Entertainment Weekly listed him as the 42nd Greatest TV Icon of All Time.[16] In addition to the awards that he won, Gandolfini received numerous nominations and two SAG Awards for being a member of the series' ensemble.[17]

Gandolfini with Rose McGowan
Rose McGowan
in Kuwait, March 2010.

In 2007 Gandolfini produced a documentary with HBO
HBO
focused on injured Iraq War
Iraq War
veterans and their devotion to America while surveying the physical and emotional costs of war. Gandolfini interviewed ten surviving soldiers, who revealed their thoughts about the challenges they face reintegrating into society and family life. They also reflected on their memories of the day when they narrowly escaped death and what life may have been like in other circumstances.[citation needed] That same year, Gandolfini returned to HBO
HBO
as the executive producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary special, Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq, his first project after The Sopranos
The Sopranos
and the first production for his company Attaboy Films, which was opened in 2006 with producing partner Alexandra Ryan. He returned to the stage in 2009, appearing in Broadway's God of Carnage
God of Carnage
with Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, and Jeff Daniels. He received a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination in the category of Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play for his role in the play, but lost to Geoffrey Rush, who played the lead in Exit the King. He played the Mayor of New York in the 2009 remake of The Taking of Pelham 123. In 2010 Gandolfini produced another documentary with HBO, which analyzed the effects of posttraumatic stress disorder throughout American history, from 1861 to 2010. It featured interviews with American military officials on their views of PTSD and how they are trying to help soldiers affected by it. Letters from soldiers of the American Civil War
American Civil War
and World War I
World War I
who were affected by PTSD are examined, along with interviews with soldiers affected by PTSD and their families.[citation needed] Gandolfini was executive producer of the HBO
HBO
film about Ernest Hemingway and his relationship with Martha Gellhorn, titled Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012).[18] Gandolfini reunited with The Sopranos creator David Chase
David Chase
for Not Fade Away (2012), a music-driven production set in 1960s New Jersey, and the latter's feature film debut.[19][20] Two films which he completed before his death on June 19, 2013, were released posthumously. The first was Enough Said, a romantic comedy which he co-starred with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The film was met with positive reviews, particularly for Gandolfini's performance.[21] He received posthumous Best Supporting Actor awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics and the Chicago Film Critics Association as well as multiple nominations, including a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. His final film performance was in The Drop, a crime drama in which he co-starred with Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
and Noomi Rapace. Released September 12, 2014, the film was met with positive reviews for Gandolfini's performance.[22] Gandolfini is credited as an executive producer on the HBO
HBO
miniseries The Night Of
The Night Of
which premiered in 2016. Gandolfini was set to star in the miniseries when it was pitched to HBO
HBO
in 2013, but they ultimately decided not to go ahead with the show. HBO
HBO
reversed their decision a few months later, and the show was green-lit, with Gandolfini still set to star, however he died before filming began. Actor John Turturro assumed the role intended for Gandolfini. Personal life[edit] Gandolfini maintained ties with his Park Ridge, New Jersey
Park Ridge, New Jersey
hometown by supporting its Octoberwoman Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. He lived in New York City and owned a lot on the Lake Manitoba Narrows.[23] Gandolfini had lived on a 34-acre (14 ha) property in Chester Township, New Jersey.[24] In 2009 he purchased a home in the hills of Tewksbury Township, New Jersey.[25] GQ's Brett Martin said about Gandolfini: "In interviews, which the actor did his very best to avoid, the actor would often fall back on some version of 'I'm just a dumb, fat guy from Jersey.'"[26] Gandolfini and his first wife, Marcy Wudarski, divorced in December 2002. They have a son named Michael (born 2000).[27] On August 30, 2008, after two years of dating, Gandolfini married former model and actress Deborah Lin in her hometown of Honolulu, Hawaii.[28] Their daughter, Liliana Ruth Gandolfini, was born in Los Angeles, California in October 2012.[29] Death[edit] Gandolfini died suddenly at the age of 51 in Rome, on June 19, 2013. He was expected to travel to Sicily
Sicily
a few days later to receive an award at the Taormina Film Fest. After he and his family had spent a day of sightseeing in sweltering heat, his 13-year-old son Michael discovered him unconscious at around 10 pm local time, on the bathroom floor at the Boscolo Exedra Hotel in the Piazza della Repubblica. Michael called reception, who in turn called emergency paramedics. Gandolfini reportedly arrived at the hospital at 10:40 pm and was pronounced dead at 11 pm.[30] An autopsy confirmed that he had died of a heart attack.[31] While word of his death spread, politicians such as John McCain
John McCain
and Chris Christie
Chris Christie
took to the Internet to respond.[32][33][34] Christie ordered all New Jersey State buildings to fly flags at half staff on June 24, to honor Gandolfini when his body was returned to the United States.[35] The people of Gandolfini's hometown started a Facebook page to discuss plans to honor him,[citation needed] including naming a street after him and renaming the Little Theater at Park Ridge High School after him, where he did his first performances.[36] The day after Gandolfini's death, Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen
and the E Street Band, which has long featured Sopranos co-star Steven Van Zandt
Steven Van Zandt
on guitar, dedicated a performance of their classic album Born to Run (1975) by doing a rendition for Gandolfini.[37] Gandolfini's body was returned to the United States on June 23, 2013. Family spokesman Michael Kobold thanked both Italian and American authorities for expediting the repatriation process, which normally takes seven days.[38] Broadway dimmed theater marquee lights on the night of Wednesday, June 26 in Gandolfini's honor.[39] Gandolfini's funeral service was held on June 27, 2013, at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. He was cremated, and his ashes were given to his family. Legacy[edit] TV Guide
TV Guide
published a special tribute to Gandolfini in their July 1, 2013, issue following his death, devoting the entire back cover of that issue to his image. In it, columnist Matt Roush cited Gandolfini's work as Tony Soprano
Tony Soprano
as an influence on subsequent cable TV protagonists, saying: "Without Tony, there's no Vic Mackey
Vic Mackey
of The Shield, no Al Swearengen
Al Swearengen
of Deadwood, no Don Draper
Don Draper
of Mad Men
Mad Men
(whose creator, Matthew Weiner, honed his craft as a writer on The Sopranos)." Similar testimonials were given by his costars and colleagues, including Edie Falco, who expressed shock and devastation at his death;[citation needed] Sopranos creator David Chase, who praised him as a "genius"[40] Bryan Cranston, who stated that his Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
character Walter White would not have existed without Tony Soprano;[41] and Gandolfini's The Mexican, True Romance
True Romance
and Killing Them Softly co-star Brad Pitt, who expressed admiration for Gandolfini as a "ferocious actor, a gentle soul and a genuinely funny man".[42] Three months after his death, it was reported that in Gandolfini's last will and testament, dated December 19, 2012 and filed July 2, 2013 in Manhattan
Manhattan
Surrogate's Court, he left a substantial portion of his estimated $70 million estate to his two sisters, widow, and daughter. The will did not state any inheritance for his only son, Michael, because Gandolfini provided for him a separate trust funded by a life insurance policy.[43] In December 2013, following an online petition campaign started by Gandolfini's high school classmate, Lori Fredrics, his hometown renamed its Park Avenue to James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
Way at a public ceremony attended by several of his former Sopranos co-stars.[44] In 2014, Gandolfini was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1987 Shock! Shock! Shock! Orderly

1991 The Last Boy Scout Marcone's Henchman Uncredited

1992 Stranger Among Us, AA Stranger Among Us Tony Baldessari

1993 Money for Nothing Billy Coyle

True Romance Virgil

Mr. Wonderful Mike

Italian Movie Angelo

1994 Angie Vinnie

Terminal Velocity Ben Pinkwater

1995 Nouveau monde, LeLe Nouveau monde Will Caberra

Crimson Tide Lt. Bobby Dougherty

Get Shorty Bear Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1996 Juror, TheThe Juror Eddie

1997 Night Falls on Manhattan Joey Allegretto

She's So Lovely Kiefer

Perdita Durango Willie "Woody" Dumas

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Diner Cook Uncredited

1998 Fallen Lou

Mighty, TheThe Mighty Kenny Kane

Civil Action, AA Civil Action Al Love

1999 8mm Eddie Poole

2001 Mexican, TheThe Mexican Winston Baldry L.A. Outfest Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

The Man Who Wasn't There Big Dave Brewster

Last Castle, TheThe Last Castle Colonel Winter

2004 Surviving Christmas Tom Valco

2005 Romance & Cigarettes Nick Murder

Stories of Lost Souls Vincent Segment: "A Whole New Day"

2006 Lonely Hearts Det. Charles Hilderbrandt

All the King's Men Tiny Duffy

2007 Stories USA The Man Segment "Club Soda"

2009 In the Loop Lt. Gen. George Miller

Taking of Pelham 123, TheThe Taking of Pelham 123 Mayor of New York

Where the Wild Things Are Carol Voice

2010 Welcome to the Rileys Doug Riley

Mint Julep Mr. G

2011 Down the Shore Bailey Euler

Violet & Daisy The Guy

2012 Killing Them Softly Mickey

Not Fade Away Pat Damiano

Zero Dark Thirty CIA Director Leon Panetta Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble

The Patriot of America Daniel "Danny" Cole Voice

2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Doug Munny

Enough Said Albert Posthumous release Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for Supporting Actor of the Year Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor[45] Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor

2014 The Drop Cousin Marv Posthumous release

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1997 Gun Walter Difideli Episode: "Columbus Day"

12 Angry Men Juror #6 Television film

1999–2007 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Tony Soprano 86 episodes Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2000, 2001, 2003) AFI Award for Actor of the Year - Male - TV Series (2001) Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2000) Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (1999, 2002, 2007) Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1999, 2007) TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (1999, 2000, 2001) Nominated – Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (2000, 2001, 2002) Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (1999, 2004, 2007) Nominated – Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor – Drama Series (2008) Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama (1999, 2000, 2001) Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (2000, 2001, 2004, 2006) Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006) Nominated – TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2003, 2004, 2006) Nominated – Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Actor (2000)

2002 Sesame Street Himself 1 episode

2004 Saturday Night Live Unidentified New Jersey Resident Episode: "Ben Affleck/Nelly"

2008 Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq

Television film; producer Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Nonfiction Special

2009 The Office Kendall (voice) Episode: "Business Ethics"

2010 Wartorn: 1861–2010

Television film; producer PRISM Award for Best Documentary Program – Mental Health

2011 Cinema Verite Craig Gilbert Television film

2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn

Television film; producer Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

2013 Nicky Deuce Bobby Eggs Television film

2016 The Night Of Jack Stone Unaired pilot; also executive producer (posthumous credit)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2006 The Sopranos: Road to Respect Tony Soprano Voice and likeness

References[edit]

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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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HBO
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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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The Sopranos
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Tony Soprano
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James Gandolfini
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James Gandolfini
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Awards for James Gandolfini

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Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor

1980-2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1980) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1981) Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) John Malkovich
John Malkovich
(1984) Ian Holm
Ian Holm
(1985) Dennis Hopper
Dennis Hopper
/ Ray Liotta
Ray Liotta
(1986) R. Lee Ermey
R. Lee Ermey
(1987) Dean Stockwell
Dean Stockwell
(1988) Danny Aiello
Danny Aiello
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1997) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
/ Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(1998) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1999) Fred Willard
Fred Willard
(2000)

2001-present

Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2001) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2002) Peter Sarsgaard
Peter Sarsgaard
(2003) Thomas Haden Church
Thomas Haden Church
(2004) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2005) Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Albert Brooks
Albert Brooks
(2011) Ezra Miller
Ezra Miller
(2012) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Willem Dafoe
Willem Dafoe
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Drama

Mike Connors
Mike Connors
(1969) Peter Graves
Peter Graves
(1970) Robert Young (1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) James Stewart
James Stewart
(1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake/ Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1975) Richard Jordan (1976) Edward Asner (1977) Michael Moriarty (1978) Edward Asner (1979) Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1982) John Forsythe
John Forsythe
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) Don Johnson
Don Johnson
(1985) Edward Woodward
Edward Woodward
(1986) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1987) Ron Perlman
Ron Perlman
(1988) Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl
(1989) Kyle MacLachlan
Kyle MacLachlan
(1990) Scott Bakula
Scott Bakula
(1991) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1992) David Caruso
David Caruso
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Jimmy Smits
Jimmy Smits
(1995) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2007) Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Billy Bob Thornton
Billy Bob Thornton
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Robert Young (1956) Robert Young (1957) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1959) Robert Stack
Robert Stack
(1960) Raymond Burr
Raymond Burr
(1961) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1962) E. G. Marshall
E. G. Marshall
(1963) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1966) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1967) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1968) Carl Betz
Carl Betz
(1969) Robert Young (1970) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1971) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1972) Richard Thomas (1973) Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
(1974) Robert Blake (1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1976) James Garner
James Garner
(1977) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1978) Ron Leibman (1979) Ed Asner
Ed Asner
(1980) Daniel J. Travanti (1981) Daniel J. Travanti (1982) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1983) Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
(1984) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1985) William Daniels
William Daniels
(1986) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1987) Richard Kiley
Richard Kiley
(1988) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1989) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1990) James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
(1991) Christopher Lloyd
Christopher Lloyd
(1992) Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt
(1993) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Mandy Patinkin
Mandy Patinkin
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2003) James Spader
James Spader
(2004) James Spader
James Spader
(2005) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2006) James Spader
James Spader
(2007) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2010) Kyle Chandler
Kyle Chandler
(2011) Damian Lewis
Damian Lewis
(2012) Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels
(2013) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Rami Malek
Rami Malek
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1994) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1995) Dennis Franz
Dennis Franz
(1996) Anthony Edwards
Anthony Edwards
(1997) Sam Waterston
Sam Waterston
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(1999) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2000) Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(2001) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2002) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2003) Jerry Orbach
Jerry Orbach
(2004) Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2007) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2008) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2009) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2010) Steve Buscemi
Steve Buscemi
(2011) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2012) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2013) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2014) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(2015) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(2016) Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

1994: NYPD Blue, season 1/season 2

Clapp Franz Lawrence McDaniel O'Grady Smits Turturro

1995: ER, season 1/season 2

Clooney Edwards La Salle Margulies Reuben Stringfield Wyle

1996: ER, season 2/season 3

Clooney Edwards Innes La Salle Margulies Reuben Stringfield Wyle

1997: ER, season 3/season 4

Bello Clooney Edwards Innes Kingston La Salle Margulies Reuben Wyle

1998: ER, season 4/season 5

Clooney Edwards Innes Kingston La Salle Margulies Martin McCrane Reuben Wyle

1999: The Sopranos, season 1

Bracco Chianese Falco Gandolfini Iler Imperioli Marchand Pastore Sigler Sirico Van Zandt

Complete list (1994–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–present)

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2000: The West Wing, season 1/season 2

Hill Janney Kelly Lowe Moloney Schiff Sheen Spencer Whitford

2001: The West Wing, season 2/season 3

Hill Janney Lowe Moloney Schiff Sheen Spencer Whitford

2002: Six Feet Under, season 2

Ambrose Conroy Griffiths Hall Krause Rodríguez St. Patrick

2003: Six Feet Under, season 3

Ambrose Conroy Foster Griffiths Hall Krause Macdissi Machado Rodríguez St. Patrick Taylor Wilson

2004: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, season 4/season 5

Dourdan Eads Fox Guilfoyle Hall Helgenberger Petersen Szmanda

2005: Lost, season 1/season 2

Akinnuoye-Agbaje Andrews de Ravin Fox Garcia Grace Holloway Kelley D. D. Kim Y. Kim Lilly Monaghan O'Quinn Perrineau Rodriguez Somerhalder Watros

2006: Grey's Anatomy, season 2/season 3

Chambers Dane Dempsey Heigl Knight Oh Pickens Pompeo Ramirez Walsh Washington Wilson

2007: The Sopranos, season 6, part II

Antonacci Bracco Falco Gandolfini Grimaldi Iler Imperioli Nascarella Schirripa Servitto Sigler Sirico Turturro Van Zandt Vincent

2008: Mad Men, season 2

Batt Brie Gladis Hamm Hart Hendricks Jones Kartheiser Moses Moss Shipka Slattery Sommer Staton

2009: Mad Men, season 3

Alemanni Batt Gilmore Gladis Hamm Harris Hendricks Jones Kartheiser Morse Moss Shipka Slattery Sommer Stanley Staton

Complete list (1994–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–present)

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TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama

Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1997) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(1998) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
/ David E. Kelley
David E. Kelley
(1999) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2000) James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini
(2001) Michael Chiklis
Michael Chiklis
(2002) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2003) Ian McShane
Ian McShane
(2004) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2005) Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie
(2006) Michael C. Hall
Michael C. Hall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Bryan Cranston
Bryan Cranston
(2009) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(2010) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Tatiana Maslany
Tatiana Maslany
(2013) Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey
(2014) Jon Hamm
Jon Hamm
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Carrie Coon
Carrie Coon
(2017)

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