Who is Stark Sands?
Stark Sands (Stark Bunker Sands) is an American actor known for his role as Tunny in the original Broadway cast of American Idiot.
He is a two-time Tony Award nominee. Sands is known for the roles of Lance Sussman in Die, Mommie, Die! and Lt. Nathaniel Fick in Generation Kill. Stark played Toby, a recurring love interest to the angst-ridden teen, Claire Fisher (played by Lauren Ambrose) in 2002, on the HBO television series Six Feet Under (2001–2005) and co-starred in Me and Daphne (2002), a short film directed by Rebecca Gayheart and produced by Brett Ratner. He also co-starred in the independent film Pack of Dogs (2002), directed by Ian Kessner.
He also made his feature-film debut opposite Natasha Lyonne and Jason Priestley in Die, Mommie, Die! (2003), an adaptation of Charles Busch’s play of the same name. He then appeared in the film Shall We Dance (2004), with Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez.
He participated in the seven-episode HBO miniseries Generation Kill about the 2003 Iraq invasion, airing during the summer of 2008 playing Marine Lt. Nathaniel Fick. He also previously played a U.S. Marine, Walter Gust, in Flags of Our Fathers.
Some of his additional credits include the 2009 musical adaptation of Bonnie & Clyde at the La Jolla Playhouse, The Classic Stage Company’s production of The Tempest which earned him the Actors’ Equity Foundation’s St. Clair Bayfield Award, which honors the best performance by an actor in a Shakespearean play in the New York metropolitan area. Stark appeared in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Twelfth Night, featuring Anne Hathaway, Audra McDonald, and Raul Esparza from June 25 to July 12, 2009.
He was in the 2010 HBO pilot The Miraculous Year, which was not picked up by HBO.
How Old is Stark Sands?
Stark Bunker Sands was born on 30 September 1978 in Dallas, Texas, U.S. He is 43 years old as of 2021. He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Amy Landecker, Barry Williams, Christopher Jackson, Cissy Houston, Eddie Montgomery, Eric Stoltz, Fran Drescher, Jenna Elfman, Melinda Griswold, among others.
Stark Sands Family
Sands was born to Ramona Sands and the late John Bunker Sands. Bunker is his late father’s middle name, as well as his maternal great-grandmother’s maiden name while Stark is his mother’s maiden name.
He has an older sister. Sands attended Park High School and went on to gain his BFA in acting from the University of Southern California (class of 2001).
He is the grandson of an oil woman, hotelier, and philanthropist Caroline Rose Hunt, he journeyed deep into Barrow’s world.
Stark Sands Brother | Twin Brother
Sands has a fraternal twin brother, Jacob.
Stark Sands Wife
He married British journalist Gemma Clarke at Bovey Castle, England on July 9, 2011. The two met while Stark was vacationing in London. The couple has a son born in 2015.
Stark Sands American Idiot
He played the role of Tunny in the Broadway production of American Idiot, again playing a member of the military. He then left the production on March 13, 2011, and David Larsen took over the role.
Stark Sands Broadway
Stark received a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway revival of Journey’s End in 2007. He also performed the role of Alex in A Seagull in the Hamptons at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey from May 2 to June 8, 2008.
Stark Sands Chasing Liberty
In the 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Cadiff and starring Mandy Moore and Matthew Goode, Sands stars as Grant Hillman.
Stark Sands Inside Llewyn Davis
Sands played the character of Troy Nelson in the film Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).
Stark Sands Minority Report
He was cast in FOX’s pilot, Minority Report, as Dash, a precog. The series premiered on September 21, 2015.
Stark Sands Kinky Boots
He played one of the lead characters, Charlie Price, in the musical Kinky Boots which opened at the Bank of America Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, for a four-week run in October 2012. He then reprised the role when the show premiered on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013, with previews beginning on March 3, 2013. Stark
was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical but lost to his co-star Billy Porter. On January 26, 2014, he played his final performance.
Stark and his original co-star Porter returned to the Broadway production of Kinky Boots for a limited 15-week run, starting on September 26, 2017.
Stark Sands Movies
2002 – Me and Daphne
2002 – Pack of Dogs
2003 – Die, Mommie, Die!
2003 – 11:14 Tim
2004 – Chasing Liberty
Catch That Kid
Shall We Dance?
2005 – Pretty Persuasion
2006 – Jack Rabbit
2006 – Flags of our Fathers
2008 – Day of the Dead
2008 – My Sassy Girl
2013 – Broadway Idiotn Idiot
2013 – Inside Llewyn Davis
2017 – The Post
Stark Sands TV Shows
2002 – Six Feet Under
2003 – Lost at Home
2004– 05 Hope & Faith
2006 – Family Guy
2006 – Nip/Tuck
2006–07 American Dad!
2008 – Generation Kill
2010 – The Miraculous Year
2012 – NYC 22
2014 – Salvation Paul
2015 – Minority Report