Member Profiles

Ian Barford

Biography

Ian Barford has appeared at Steppenwolf in The Birthday Party, The March (Jeff nomination for Best Supporting Actor), Penelope and Detroit. He was in the original company of August: Osage County, which also played on Broadway (Tony Award, Best Play) and at the National Theatre in London. Ian was the recipient of the National Theatre Conference/Steppenwolf Theatre 'most promising artist' award in 1996. His Steppenwolf credits include Love Song, Lost Land, The Libertine, Three Days of Rain, The Berlin Circle, As I Lay Dying, Time of My Life and The Rise and Fall of Little V­­­­o­­­­­­­ice, which also played on Broadway (Outer Circle Critics award nomination). Additional Broadway credits include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Outer Circle Critics nomination). New York credits include Love Song (59E59). Los Angeles credits include The Weir, God’s Man in Texas, Take Me Out (Geffen Playhouse); and Dead End (Ahmanson Theatre). He originated the role of Dr. Khassan Baiev in an adaptation of his autobiography at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont. Additional Chicago credits include All the Rage, Design for Living (Goodman Theatre); Mad Forest (Remains Theatre); and Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Ian was also on the national tour for Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Film credits include Shreveport (2013), The Last Rites of Joe May, Road to Perdition, 13 Going on 30 and others. He has had numerous television appearances.

Watch & Listen

  1. Lost Land

    Lost Land

  2. Betrayal in rehearsal

    Betrayal in rehearsal

  3. Betrayal in Production

    Betrayal in Production

  4. August: Osage County in Production

    August: Osage County in Production

  5. The Crucible in Production

    The Crucible in Production

  6. Dream Chicago

    Dream Chicago

  7. 33rd Season Kick-Off Celebration

    33rd Season Kick-Off Celebration

  8. August: Osage County London Toast

    August: Osage County London Toast

  9. Art in Production

    Art in Production

  10. Up in Rehearsal

    Up in Rehearsal

  11. Up in Production

    Up in Production

  12. A Select Scene from Up: Scene 1

    A Select Scene from Up: Scene 1

  13. A Select Scene from Up: Scene 2

    A Select Scene from Up: Scene 2

  14. Endgame in Rehearsal

    Endgame in Rehearsal

  15. Endgame in Production

    Endgame in Production

  16. A Select Scene from Endgame: Scene 2

    A Select Scene from Endgame: Scene 2

  17. A Select Scene from Endgame: Scene 1

    A Select Scene from Endgame: Scene 1

  18. Kate Arrington on Detroit

    Kate Arrington on Detroit

  19. The Ensemble on Detroit

    The Ensemble on Detroit

  20. Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

    Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

  21. Penelope in Rehearsal

    Penelope in Rehearsal

  22. Penelope in Production

    Penelope in Production

  23. Penelope Teaser

    Penelope Teaser

  24. Penelope Audience Response

    Penelope Audience Response

  25. Playwright Enda Walsh on Penelope

    Playwright Enda Walsh on Penelope

  26. The March in Rehearsal

    The March in Rehearsal

  27. The March In Production

    The March In Production

  28. The March Teaser

    The March Teaser

  29. Inside The March

    Inside The March

  30. Season Trailer 2012/13

    Season Trailer 2012/13

  31. <i>THE BIRTHDAY PARTY</i> in Rehearsal

    THE BIRTHDAY PARTY in Rehearsal

  32. <i>THE BIRTHDAY PARTY</i> in Production

    THE BIRTHDAY PARTY in Production

  33. <i>THE BIRTHDAY PARTY</i> Audience Reaction Video

    THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Audience Reaction Video

  34. <i>THE BIRTHDAY PARTY</i> Trailer

    THE BIRTHDAY PARTY Trailer

Credits & Awards


Film

13 Going on 30, Road to Perdition, Tick-Tock

Theatre

Goodman Theatre: All the Rage and Design for Living; Remains: Mad Forest; Chicago Shakespeare: Othello; Los Angeles: The Weir, God’s Man in Texas, Take Me Out, Dead End

Television

Medium, Numbers, Witout a Trace, Zoey 101, Turks, Jake in Progress, Strong Medicine

Awards

The 1996 National Theatre Conference/Steppenwolf Theatre award