Member Profiles

Terry Kinney


Terry Kinney is a co-founder of Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His directing credits there include The Violet Hour, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Clockwork Orange, Of Mice and Men and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, which moved to Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. NYC directing credits include the world premiere of Checkers by Doug McGrath, reasons to be pretty for MCC and Broadway, After Ashley and Beautiful Child at the Vineyard Theatre, The Money Shot by Neil LaBute for MCC, and others. Upcoming projects include Sins of the Mother by Israel Horowitz, and Rear Window, adapted by Keith Reddin. Mr. Kinney’s film directing credits include the short film Kubuku Rides (This Is It) for Steppenwolf Films, and Diminished Capacity with Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. Film appearances include Save the Last Dance, Sleepers, Fly Away Home, Last of the Mohicans, The Firm, Devil in a Blue Dress, and Turn The River . TV credits include Tim McManus in HBO’s prison drama Oz, The Black List, The Mentalist, The Unusuals, The Laramie Project, 30something, Kidnapped, George Wallace and The Good Wife with Julianna Margulies.

Watch & Listen

  1. Orphans


  2. The Grapes Of Wrath

    The Grapes Of Wrath

  3. The Well-Appointed Room

    The Well-Appointed Room

  4. Joe Frank

    Joe Frank's "Just An Ordinary Man" in Production

  5. <i>EAST OF EDEN</i> in Rehearsal

    EAST OF EDEN in Rehearsal

  6. <i>EAST OF EDEN</i> in Production

    EAST OF EDEN in Production

  7. <i>EAST OF EDEN</i> with Terry Kinney

    EAST OF EDEN with Terry Kinney

  8. <i>EAST OF EDEN</i> Trailer

    EAST OF EDEN Trailer

Credits & Awards


The Game of Their Lives; Save the Last Dance; House of Mirth; Luminous Motion; The Young Girl and the Monsoon; Oxygen; Sleepers; Fly Away Home; The Firm; Devil in the Blue Dress; No Mercy.


Director Off-Broadway: The Agony and the Agony; Beautiful Child; Eyes for Consuela; Brilliant Traces.


Actor The Laramie Project (HBO); Oz (HBO); That Championship Season (Showtime); George Wallace (TNT); Thirtysomething (ABC); The Unusuals (ABC); The Mentalist (CBS) Director Oz (HBO)


Tony Award nomination (The Grapes of Wrath); Drama Desk Award nomination (And a Nightingale Sang...); Joseph Jefferson Award (And a Nightingale Sang...); Cable ACE nomination (Oz).

Frequent Collaborators

Hover on an ensemble member to view their collaborations with Terry Kinney.

  1. Alan Wildertest
  2. Gary Sinisetest
  3. Laurie Metcalftest
  4. Jeff Perrytest
  5. John Malkovichtest
  6. Joan Allentest
  7. John Mahoneytest
  8. Tom Irwintest