Along with his screen work, Schreiber is a well-respected classical actor; in a 1998 review of the Shakespeare play Cymbeline, The New York Times called his performance "revelatory" and ended the article with the plea, "More Shakespeare, Mr.
Schreiber." A year later, Schreiber played the title role in Hamlet in a December 1999 revival at The Public Theater, to similar raves.
After Schreiber's father threatened to admit her to a mental institution, she left with her son.
Schreiber also played Robert Thorn with Julia Stiles in the 2006 film The Omen, a remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen.
He played the time-traveling ex-boyfriend of Meg Ryan in Kate and Leopold, also starring Hugh Jackman.
Similarly, Schreiber is the narrator of HBO Boxing's Countdown and 24/7 documentary series.
Schreiber served as the voice of Skeletor in the 2002 incarnation of Masters of the Universe.
"He has a swiftness of mind," Lahr wrote, "which convinces the audience that language is being coined in the moment.
His speech, unlike that of the merely adequate supporting cast, feels lived rather than learned."Schreiber has narrated a number of documentaries, many of them aired as part of PBS series such as American Experience, Nova, and Secrets of the Dead from 2001-11.Schreiber is also a stage actor, having performed in several Broadway productions.In 2005, he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the play Glengarry Glen Ross.When Schreiber was five, his parents divorced; his mother won custody, and the two moved to a cold-water flat on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, where he was raised and first began his career in theater by enrolling in Joffrey Ballet School of NY.Growing up, they frequently had no electricity, hot water, or even beds.He narrated Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals and Broad Street Bullies in 2010, on HBO, and provided the narration for "Making of Pumping Iron" documentary that is included in a special anniversary edition of the movie Pumping Iron.