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Award-winning actor Gil Birmingham is 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," receiving 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 sheriffs 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 "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.
On TV, Birmingham’s powerful portrayal of Dog Star in Steven Spielberg's six-part TV miniseries "Into the West" captured the attention of audiences worldwide. Birmingham has guest-starred in several episodes of "Wilfred" alongside Elijah Wood, and he has been on "The Lying Game," "Castle," "The Mentalist," "Nip/Tuck" and "Veronica Mars." He was a recurring guest star on "Banshee" and "House of Cards" and currently recurs on "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," playing Jane Krakowski’s father.
Additionally, he is currently in production on the ‘mermaid’ drama "Siren" as well as a recurring role on "Animal Kingdom."In addition to acting, Birmingham is an accomplished guitar player and singer and performs for fans in a variety of venues with his blues/rock style.
Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham never really set out to be a musician. He grew up in New Mexico and Texas, riding bulls on the local rodeo circuit. His mother bought him a guitar when he was 16 years old, and a neighbor taught him a mariachi tune. When he grew tired of playing the only song he knew, Bingham began penning his own music, discovering the writing process to be a therapeutic coping mechanism for dealing with the tumultuousness of his upbringing. He set out on his own, shuffling from town to town. His first performances were informal affairs in the backseats of cars with friends on the way to rodeos, where he competed professionally on the weekends. Before he knew it, Bingham had more gigs playing guitar than riding bulls.
After making his recording debut on Lost Highway Records (Universal Music Group) and touring hard across the U.S. in support of his first couple of albums, Bingham was actually in the back of a van in North Dakota when he wrote "The Weary Kind," which became the centerpiece of the 2010 film "Crazy Heart'" starring Jeff Bridges. It earned Bingham an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. The film also marked Bingham’s acting debut in a small part opposite Bridges. Bingham went on to play the leading man in the feature film "A Country Called Home" and later appeared opposite Christian Bale as Sgt. Paul Malloy in the movie "Hostiles." All Bingham’s film and TV projects have featured his original music, including Season 1 of "Yellowstone," on which he performed, in character, his song "Wolves" from the album "American Love Song."