Date of Birth : Sep 26th 1930
Tony Award- and Daytime Emmy award-winning American actor.
Bosco began his career in Broadway theatre. He received a Tony Award nomination for his debut in The Rape of the Belt in 1960 and spent the next three decades supporting major stars in classic revivals like Cyrano de Bergerac, King Lear, and Twelfth Night. His specialty was George Bernard Shaw, winning raves for Broadway revivals of Man and Superman, Saint Joan, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Major Barbara, Heartbreak House (opposite Rex Harrison), and You Never Can Tell, winning Tony nominations for the last three.
Following his Tony-winning performance in the farce Lend Me a Tenor in 1990, Bosco appeared on Broadway in An Inspector Calls (1994), The Heiress (1995), Twelfth Night (1998), Copenhagen (2000), and Twelve Angry Men (2004). He played “Grandpa Potts” in the 2005 Broadway production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and capped his Shavian work as the aged Captain Shotover in a Broadway revival of Heartbreak House in 2006.
Bosco is a familiar face to viewers of the Law & Order franchise of television series, appearing in various roles ranging from judges to lawyers to villains. His film credits include Hogan’s Goat, Working Girl, Nobody’s Fool, Wonder Boys, and Quick Change. Bosco also portrayed Walter Wallace, father of the bride-to-be in the 1997 romantic comedy, My Best Friend’s Wedding, co-starring Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz and Dermot Mulroney.
In 1988, Bosco won a Daytime Emmy award for his appearance in the ABC Weekend Special ‘Read Between The Lines’. Bosco is a series regular on the FX original series Damages.