Michael Anthony Claudio Wincott (born January 21, 1958) is an actor from Ontario, Canada. He plays Adrian Cross in 24: Live Another Day.
Over more than thirty years, Michael Wincott has gained the reputation of a respected and uncompromising actor. Born in Scarborough, Ontario, he eventually moved to New York City where he graduated from Juilliard in 1986 and began a relationship with Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre beginning with his creation of the role of Kent in Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio.
Wincott has worked with many of cinema’s highly regarded directors, including Mike Newell, Oliver Stone, Julian Schnabel, Jim Jarmusch, Ridley Scott, Katherine Bigelow, and Barry Levinson and fellow actors Gary Oldman, Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, Anthony Hopkins, Gérard Depardieu, Benicio Del Toro, Javier Bardem, Morgan Freeman, and Liam Neeson.