Stephen Lang is an American actor and playwright best known for his role as villain Colonel Miles Quaritch in the 2009 film Avatar and for his starring role as Commander Nathaniel Taylor in the science fiction television series Terra Nova, in 2011.
Known for his indelible portraits of characters both historical and imagined Stephen Lang has spent years building a distinguished career on the stage and in film.
Lang appeared in Larry Brand's independent drama Christina, for which he won Best Actor at the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival and Outstanding Achievement in Acting at the VisionFest X Festival; and opposite Karen Allen and Peter Riegert in John Gray's independent drama White Irish Drinkers.
In 2009, Lang starred in James Cameron's epic Avatar, the highest-grossing film of all time. For his performance, Lang won a Saturn Award and was nominated for a MTV Movie Award and a Teen Choice Award.
He also received glowing reviews for his performances in Public Enemies and The Men Who Stare at Goats opposite George Clooney.
Lang's other film roles include Gods and Generals, Last Exit To Brooklyn, Tombstone, Gettysburg, The Hard Way, Manhunter, Band of the Hand, Trixie and Fire Down Below.