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Winant was born in Santa Monica, California, USA to actor H.M. Wynant and casting director/producer Ethel Winant. He is the brother of producer and director Scott Winant and musician William Winant. Since 1984, Winant is the co-owner and voice casting director of the New York based looping company Loopers Unlimited. Winant earned a BFA from the United States International University School of Performing Arts and has been worked in several award winning stage plays including "The Phantom of the Opera", "Miss Saigon", "Chicago", "Ragtime", "Les Miserables", "Fiddler on the Roof", and "La Cage aux Folles".
As an actor, he was featured in episodes of Greatest Heroes of the Bible (1978-1979, with John McLiam, Peter Mark Richman, Frank Gorshin, and Granville Van Dusen), Eischied (1979, with Alan Oppenheimer and Darleen Carr), T.J. Hooker (1982, with William Shatner, Richard Herd, George Murdock, and Gary Frank), L.A. Law (1987, with Corbin Bernsen, Terrence Beasor, Fran Bennett, Christopher Carroll, and Robin Gammell), Starman (1987, with Michael Cavanaugh), Hooperman (1989, with Barbara Bosson and Sam Anderson), thirtysomething (1991, with Erich Anderson and Adrian Sparks), My So-Called Life (1994), The West Wing (2001, with Corbin Bernsen), Law & Order (1996, 1999, and 2002, with Louise Sorel and Tim Ransom), and Carnivàle (2003, with Michael J. Anderson, Adrienne Barbeau, Clancy Brown, Diane Salinger, John Savage, K Callan, James Lashly, Matt McCoy, Deborah Strang, Mark Colson, and Rachelle Roderick).
Winant was a main cast member of the television mini series A.D. (1985, with Richard Kiley and Ben Vereen) and First Years (2001, with Sydney Tamiia Poitier). Film work includes the television drama The Secret War of Jackie's Girls (1980, with Mariette Hartley), the television drama World War III (1982, with David Soul, Brian Keith, Rick Fitts, Bob Minor, and Brad Blaisdell), the romance Mighty Aphrodite (1995), the romance 'Til There Was You (1997), and the animated films Robots (2005) and Bee Season (2005). As member of the ADR Loop Group, he lent his voice to the crime thriller Murder by Numbers (2002), the crime drama Hollywoodland (2006), the action comedy MacGruber (2010), the television series Boardwalk Empire (2010), and the comedy Young Adult (2011).
Working as voice casting director for Loopers Unlimited, Winant cast ADR and looping voices for the drama Ed Wood (1994), the romance Someone Like You... (2001), the thriller The Human Stain (2003), the animated films Ice Age (2002), Robots (2005), and Bee Season (2005), the thriller Salt (2010), the mystery thriller Black Swan (2010), the comedy Salvation Boulevard (2011), the science fiction thriller The Adjustment Bureau (2011), the television series Mildred Pierce (2011), the crime comedy Tower Heist (2011), the comedy Imogene (2012), the drama The English Teacher (2012), the comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), and the sport documentary Gravity (2013).