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Overview (3)

Born in Davenport, Iowa, USA
Birth NameJohn William Getz
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

John Getz was born on October 15, 1946 in Davenport, Iowa, USA as John William Getz. He is an actor, known for The Social Network (2010), Blood Simple. (1984) and The Fly (1986). He was previously married to Grace McKeaney.

Spouse (1)

Grace McKeaney (3 January 1987 - 1996) (1 child)

Trivia (10)

Stage training included ACT in San Francisco.
One of his earliest roles was as "Shampoo Man" in a Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo commercial shot in the late 70s.
A graduate of the University of Iowa.
Was in the workshop and very first production of the musical "The Robber Bridegroom".
A children's theater production in Napa led to New York which led to his first East Coast play at LaMaMa with Danny DeVito and Peter Riegert.
Spent one season (1970-1971) with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, joined Actor's Equity, and a year later helped found the Napa Valley Theater Company in Yountville, Califonia.
Was one of four children.
Born and raised in the Mississippi River Valley of Northern Illinois and in Iowa.
After doing a number of plays at the University of Iowa he was encouraged to try acting as a profession.
As a morbid joke, he ''still'' keeps the rubber-prop of the foot that the title monster of "The Fly" (1986) played by Jeff Goldblum melts off (and feeds on in a deleted shot) his character with fly-acid in his home's refrigerator, and cheerfully shows the hideous prop to his son's friends whenever asked.

Personal Quotes (1)

The world is experience, language, and stories. Collect them all, however you can. There are many ways to create and to be useful. If you want to be an actor, so be it, almost any road can take you there, and everything is grist for the mill. But get up on a stage. Study, learn, rehearse, enjoy it.

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