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Michael Anthony Claudio Wincott (born January 21, 1958; age 59) is a Canadian stage and film actor who played Adrian Cross in 24: Live Another Day.

Biography and career Edit

Wincott was born in Toronto, Ontario. He is the younger brother of actor Jeffrey Wincott, who portrayed Davis in Season 2 of 24. As a child, Wincott was a fan of musician Keith Richards and played drums in a jazz band. After graduating from Juilliard in 1986, Wincott joined Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City, appearing in plays such as Serious Money, Road, The Secret Rapture, and State of Shock.

In 1991, Wincott gained recognition for his role in Kevin Reynold's Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves as the devious Guy of Gisbourne, starring alongside Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman. This led to a number of film roles as villains, including Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (with Arnold Vosloo), Romeo is Bleeding (with James Cromwell and Will Patton), and The Three Musketeers, starring Kiefer Sutherland. In 1994, Wincott appeared in possibly his best known role, the mob kingpin Top Dollar, in The Crow, where he played the boss of Michael Massee and Tony Todd's characters.

Wincott's later film roles include Alien: Resurrection (1997; with Raymond Cruz and Leland Orser), Along Came a Spider (2001; with Billy Burke and Ravil Isyanov), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002; with Dagmara Dominczyk and James Frain), The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004; with J.C. MacKenzie, Tracy Middendorf, Brett Rickaby, and Mykelti Williamson), What Just Happened (2008; with Lombardo Boyar and Mark Ivanir), and Hitchcock (2012; with Danielle Burgio, Spencer Garrett, Currie Graham, John Lacy, and Kurtwood Smith). Wincott also stars in the independent Western Forsaken, directed by Jon Cassar and starring Kiefer and Donald Sutherland, along with Greg Ellis.

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