Liev Schreiber

BirthDay:

04 Oct 1967

BirthPlace:

San Francisco, California, USA

BirthName:

Isaac Liev Schreiber

Bio:

Liev (pronounced Lee-ev) Schreiber was born in San Francisco. His mother, Heather (Milgram), is a painter, and his father, Tell Schreiber (Tell Carroll Schreiber III), is a theatrical actor who had a small role in The Keeper (1976). His mother is from a working-class Jewish family from Poland and Russia, while his father is from an upper-class Protestant family. His parents moved the family to Canada when Liev was one, and divorced when he was five. He and his mother moved to New York, where she drove a cab. During that time, they lived as squatters in abandoned buildings. His mother taught him to read, and she also forbade him from seeing color movies. He grew up seeing silent and black & white movies at a local revival house and particularly enjoyed those of Charles Chaplin. His mother now lives in an ashram in Virginia. He began acting at Hampshire College and continued at the Yale University School of Drama in 1992. He originally wanted to be a playwright, but his teacher encouraged him to become an actor.
Filmography

Actor ( 132 credits )

My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) (voice)
Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) Ross Rhea
Chuck (2016) Chuck Wepner
The 5th Wave (2016) Colonel Vosch
Creed (2015) HBO 24 / 7 Narrator (voice)
Unity (2015) Narrator (voice)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2016)
Pawn Sacrifice (2014) Boris Spassky
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Copernicus (1 episode, 2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Fading Gigolo (2013) Dovi
The Last Days on Mars (2013) Vincent Campbell
A Perfect Man (2013) James
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) Lyndon B. Johnson
Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve (2013) Narrator (voice)
Movie 43 (2013) Robert (segment "Homeschooled")
Ray Donovan (2013)  Ray Donovan (21 episodes, 2013-2014)
Movie Guide (2013)  Lyndon B. Johnson (1 episode, 2013)
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Broadway.Com Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Spotlight on Broadway (2013)  Barry Champlain (archive footage) (1 episode, 2013)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Bobby Lincoln
Mental (2012) Trevor
24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley (2012)  Narrator
24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez 4 (2012)  Narrator
24/7 Mayweather/Cotto (2012)  Himself - Narrator (4 episodes, 2012)
24/7 Chavez Jr/Martinez (2012)  Narrator
Goon (2011) Ross Rhea
The Curious Case of Curt Flood (2011) Narrator
Portraits in Dramatic Time (2011) Himself
Derek Jeter 3K (2011) Narrator
Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective (2011) Himself
A Poem Is... (2011)  Narrator
Felt (2011) Bunny (voice)
Salt (2010) Ted Winter
Repo Men (2010) Frank
Every Day (2010) Ned
America: The Story of Us (2010)  Himself - Narrator / ... (11 episodes, 2010)
Conan (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Peace, Love and Cinema (2009) Himself
Taking Woodstock (2009) Vilma
X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Victor Creed
Inventing L.A.: The Chandlers and Their Times (2009) Narrator
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
On the Road Weekly (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals (2009)  Himself - Narrator (4 episodes, 2009)
Defiance (2008) Zus Bielski
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Dallas Cowboys (2008)  Himself - Narrator (5 episodes, 2008)
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007) Lotario Thugut
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure (2007) Himself - Narrator (voice)
Constantine's Sword (2007) Constantine (voice)
Sputnik Fever (2007) Story Teller (voice)
The Ten (2007) Ray Johnson
Xposé (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2009)
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness (2007)  Cotton Weary (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Himself (4 episodes, 2009)
London Expedíció (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
24/7 (2007)  Narrator (1 episode, 2012)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Kansas City Chiefs (2007)  Himself
Chicago 10 (2007) William Kunstler (voice)
Operation Filmmaker (2007) Himself
The Painted Veil (2006) Charlie Townsend
The Omen (2006) Robert Thorn
Seamless (2005) Himself
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Iron Man / ... (1 episode, 2012)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004) Raymond Shaw
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Spinning Boris (2003) Joe Shumate
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)  Ernst Hanfstaengl
Legendary Nights (2003)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2003)
The Shakespeare Sessions (2003) Himself
The Sum of All Fears (2002) John Clark
Cinetipp (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Kate & Leopold (2001) Stuart Besser
Dinner for Five (2001)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2003)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Baltimore Ravens (2001)  Himself - Narrator (unknown episodes)
Hard Knocks (2001)  Himself - Narrator (10 episodes, 2001-2009)
Scream 3 (2000) Cotton Weary
Hamlet (2000) Laertes
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)  Michael Keppler (4 episodes, 2007)
Secrets of the Dead (2000)  Himself - Narrator / ... (47 episodes, 2001-2013)
Spring Forward (1999) Paul
The Hurricane (1999) Sam
Jakob the Liar (1999) Mischa
Fists of Freedom: The Story of the '68 Summer Games (1999) Himself - Narrator
A Walk on the Moon (1999) Marty Kantrowitz
The Vikings (1999) Himself - Narrator (voice)
Desert Blue (1998) Mickey Moonday (voice)
Twilight (1998) Jeff Willis
Sphere (1998) Dr. Ted Fielding
Phantoms (1998) Deputy Stuart 'Stu' Wargle
Scream 2 (1997) Cotton Weary
CIA: America's Secret Warriors (1997) Himself - Narrator
His and Hers (1997) Glenn
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Baggage (1997)
Scream (1996) Cotton Weary
Ransom (1996) Clark Barnes
Big Night (1996) Leo
The Daytrippers (1996) Carl Petrovic
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2002-2011)
Walking and Talking (1996) Andrew
Two Billion Hearts (1995) Himself - Narrator (voice)
Denise Calls Up (1995) Jerry Heckerman
Mad Love (1995) Salesman
Party Girl (1995) Nigel
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Mixed Nuts (1994) Chris
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself - Guest / ... (3 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Barry Z Show (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (6 episodes, 2002-2007)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2007)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (7 episodes, 2003-2011)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself (3 episodes, 2006-2013)
The American Experience (1988)  Himself - Narrator (9 episodes, 1997-2007)
Biography (1987)  Himself - Narrator / ... (2 episodes, 1996-2004)
American Masters (1985)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2007)
National Geographic Explorer (1985)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2011)
Nature (1982)  Himself - Narrator (2 episodes, 2001-2007)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (6 episodes, 2007-2009)
CBS News Sunday Morning (1979)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Working in the Theatre (1976)  Himself - Actor (1 episode, 2007)
Nova (1974)  Himself - Narrator (16 episodes, 1999-2009)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Spotlight (0) Marty Baron

Producer ( 3 credits )

Chuck (2016) producer
Ray Donovan (2013) producer (12 episodes, 2015)
Spring Forward (1999) associate producer

Writer ( 2 credits )

Chuck (2016) (written by)
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

Director ( 2 credits )

Ray Donovan (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)