Courtney B. Vance in Space Cowboys | 2000
Clip Name: Perfect Landing
About this actor
Courtney Bernard Vance (born March 12, 1960) is an American actor. He was formerly a regular on the NBC/USA television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver. He was also a series regular on the ABC series FlashForward. Currently appears on the TNT series The Closer as Chief Tommy Delk. Vance was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Leslie, a librarian, and Conroy Vance, a grocery store manager and benefits administrator. He attended Detroit Country Day School, a fee-paying university-preparatory school, and later graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts degree. While attending Harvard, Vance was already working as an actor at the Boston Shakespeare Company. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree later at Yale School of Drama where he met future wife and fellow student Angela Bassett. Vance has earned two Tony Award nominations, each in Tony Award-winning productions. He was first nominated for his role in August Wilson's...