Gil Birmingham in Yellowstone
“Yellowstone”, Paramount Network’s new epic scripted dramatic series, stars world-renowned actor and Oscar®-winner Kevin Costner, and is written and directed by critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Hell or High Water and Sicario).
“Yellowstone” chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park.
In addition to Costner, the impressive cast for “Yellowstone” includes Gil Birmingham.
Birmingham is an award-winning actor known for his work in over 60 film and television productions. Most recently Birmingham co-starred alongside Academy Award® nominee Jeremy Renner in Taylor Sheridan’s critically acclaimed film Wind River, in which he received praise for his performance as Martin Hanson, a grieving father whose daughter has been murdered on the Wind River reservation.
Birmingham previously collaborated with Taylor Sheridan in the film Hell or High Water, co-starring opposite Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges as a team of Texas sheriff’s hunting down bank robbing brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster). The seamless chemistry between the two garnered Bridges a Best Supporting Actor nod and Birmingham’s powerful performance was highlighted by notable film reviewers. The movie was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay as well as Best Film Editing at the 2017 Academy Awards.
Birmingham generated public acclaim for his portrayal of Billy Black in the blockbuster films The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn, based on the best-selling books by Stephenie Meyer. He co-starred in the film The Love Ranch (2010) with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, directed by Taylor Hackford. Additionally, he voiced Wounded Bird in the Oscar-winning film Rango (2011). Other film credits include roles in Shouting Secrets, End of the Spear, Dreamkeeper, Gentle Ben, The Doe Boy, Love’s Long Journey, Te Ata, Crooked Arrows, and The Lone Ranger alongside Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.
“Yellowstone” airs Wednesday nights on the Paramount Network.