Member Profiles

Ian Barford


Ian Barford has been a Steppenwolf ensemble member since 2007. He originated the roles of Little Charles in Tracy Letts's Pulitzer Price and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County (also played on Broadway and Great Britain's National Theatre) and Ray in Mary Page Marlowe. Broadway credits include Ed in the Tony-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Billy in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Other Steppenwolf credits include Linda Vista, Visiting Edna, The March, The Libertine, As I Lay Dying, Berlin Circle, Love Song, Endgame, Betrayal, Up, Three Days of Rain and many others. Regional credits include The Little Prince (Lookingglass Theatre Company); All the Rage, Design for Living (Goodman Theatre in Los Angeles); The Weir, God's Man in Texas, Take Me Out (Geffen Playhouse) and Dead End (Ahmanson Theatre). Film Credits include Catch Hell, Return to Sender, Road to Perdition, 13 Going on 30 and others.

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Credits & Awards


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


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


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


The 1996 National Theatre Conference/Steppenwolf Theatre award

Member Profiles

Ian Barford

Ian  Barford