(born January 13, 1960) is an American
Anderson was born in Gurnee, Illinois
, the son of Joseph Anderson. He belongs to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company
, which has also featured John Malkovich
, Gary Sinise
, and Laurie Metcalf
. He has won a Theatre World Award and Joseph Jefferson Award for his performance in Lyle Kessler's play Orphans
Anderson is perhaps most famous for his role as a priest on the television series Nothing Sacred
, about a priest with self-doubts. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for this role. One of his first major film roles was as the brother of Richard Gere
's character in the 1988 film Miles from Home
. He also starred in the 1991 Julia Roberts
vehicle Sleeping with the Enemy
In 1993, Anderson created the role of Joe Gillis in the original London production of Andrew Lloyd Webber
's Sunset Boulevard
opposite Patti LuPone
who originated the role of Norma Desmond. Both Anderson and LuPone were subsequently fired from the production without warning, having been told that they would be reprising their roles in the original Broadway production of the show.
He also appeared in the movie Charlotte's Web
as Mr. Arable. This was the second time he has worked with Julia Roberts, who voiced the role of Charlotte.
Anderson won the 1999 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
and was nominated for a Tony Award
for the revival of Death of a Salesman
. In January 2008 he opened on Broadway
in Come Back,......