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Larry King NowJan 20 '17

Emmy-nominated actor Gary Cole visits 'Larry King Now' to spill details about season 6 of his hit HBO comedy 'Veep,' talk the legacy of his cult classic film 'Office Space,' and discuss what roles he'd like to tackle next.

Larry King is joined by TV and film actor Gary Cole, who speaks to his new role as James Green on the PBS seriesMercy Street. The Civil War set drama features Green as the owner of a family run hotel in Alexandria, VA that becomes a field hospital during the war. Cole talks about the show’s structures, with paralleling storylines between the family and the hospital staff, as well as adopting the new character.

Later, Larry King turns his attention to the actor’s long career in such cult classics asDodgeballandOffice Space. Cole speculates as to what has led to the latter’s longevity as a cult classic, and how his character Bill Lumbergh still resonates with the audience today.

Then, the two turn their attention to Cole’s role on the HBO comedyVeep, and the shifts that will come during season 6. Larry King asks guest Gary Cole about the possible addition of a Trumplike character to the political satire, and Cole speaks to how the showrunners use real life influences in the DC series. Finally, when talking about Cole’s past work in the series “MidnightCaller,” the actor reveals that Larry King’s early work as a radio host in Washington DC was one of his major inspirations for the character.