Courtney B. Vance

American actor

Courtney Bernard Vance[1] (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. He was known for his roles in the movies Hamburger Hill and The Hunt for Red October, the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, in which he played Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, in which he played Johnnie Cochran.

Courtney B. Vance
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Courtney Bernard Vance

(1960-03-12) March 12, 1960 (age 61)
EducationHarvard University (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1983–present
Angela Bassett (m. 1997)

He won a Tony Award in 2013 and an Emmy Award in 2016.


  1. "Courtney Vance Biography (1960–)". Film Reference. 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015.