The acting program held a special virtual forum on Wednesday, Feb. 24, featuring actor Trevor Long, in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre and via Zoom. Long is known for his work as Cade Langmore in Netflix’s “Ozark” and is a member of the New York-based LAByrinth Theater Company.
In 2018, Long starred in Netflix’s critically acclaimed and award-nominated series “Ozark.” Created by Bill Dubuque (“The Judge”), the crime drama follows financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) who suddenly relocates his family from a Chicago suburb to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks after a money-laundering scheme goes wrong. Introduced in season one, Long shone as Cade Langmore, the domineering force of the Langmore family who is incarcerated, feared around town and deeply motivated to steal Marty’s money. Season two launched with Cade out of prison, and fighting to win his daughter Ruth’s (Julia Garner) loyalty.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Jamestown, Rhode Island, Long discovered his passion for performing at the young age of eight. He was very involved with his high school’s performing arts program and went on to complete his undergraduate education at Brown University while continuing to hone his craft in acting. Upon graduation Long made the move to New York City to study with William Esper, and received his master’s degree at Rutgers’ Mason Gross School of the Arts. He took full advantage of the robust theater scene in New York City, getting his start through LAByrinth Theater Company alongside co-artistic director Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of his many theatre highlights was being directed by Hoffman (in his directorial debut) in “In Arabia We’d All Be Kings.” The role would go on to be reprised by Tom Hardy in London. Over the years Long has performed countless times on stage, working with various New York City companies, the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston and the Manhattan Theatre Club.
In television, Long’s big break arrived when he was cast in AMC’s crime drama “Low Winter Sun” opposite Mark Strong. Although the series only ran for one season, Long was a standout as Sean Foster, a homeless drug addict, ex-homicide detective brought back into the fold by his former partner (Strong).
Additional TV credits for Long include NBC’s “Blindspot,” FX’s “Unforgettable” and NBC’s “Blacklist.” On the film front, credits include “Killing Them Softly,” “What Maisie Knew,” “Jack Goes Boating” and the short film “Concerto” opposite David Zayas (Dexter) which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.
On the charity front, Long is passionate about suicide prevention and has spent many years in Los Angeles and New York City working for the National Suicide Hotline. When he isn’t on set, you can find him with his nose in a great book or at the gym. Long currently resides in New York City with his wife and son.