Prolific actor and alumnus Tim Guinee to speak at UNCSA high school graduation

Prolific actor and alumnus Tim Guinee to speak at UNCSA high school graduation
May 04
03:50 2017


Alumnus Tim Guinee, a prolific actor with more than 300 stage, television and film roles to his credit, will be the speaker for High School Commencement at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA).

He will speak to 120 graduates and their families in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 at the Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem. Commencement is not open to the public.

“Tim Guinee’s varied and impressive career illustrates an important message for our graduates: Your arts-based education will take you wherever you want to go,” said Chancellor Lindsay Bierman. “As they head off to college or to begin their careers, our high school graduates will carry his words of inspiration, along with our very best wishes.”

Known for his dramatic range, Guinee graduated from UNCSA in 1985 and made his feature film debut the next year as Cullum Struan in the epic “Tai-Pan.”

His theatre work includes “SubUrbia” at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, “Richard II” (directed by Joseph Papp) and “Twelfth Night” at the New York Shakespeare Festival.

Some of his more recognized film work includes characters in “Sweet Land” (winner, Film Independent Spirit Award), Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes,” “Iron Man 1” and “Iron Man 2,” “Personal Velocity,” “Promised Land,” “Synecdoche New York,” and “Courage Under Fire.” He was in visionary French director Rachid Bouchareb’s two most recent films, “Just like a Woman” and “Two Men in town.”

On television he was a series regular on AMC’s western “Hell On Wheels” (with UNCSA alumna Jennifer Ferrin) and has recurred on many programs including “Homeland,” “The Good Wife,” “Elementary,” “Bones,” “Revolution,” “24,” and “Strange World.”

Guinee has directed theatre and film, including the multiple award-winning short, “One Armed Man.”

He has lived and/or worked on every continent except for Antarctica.

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