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Tom Gries (1922–1977)

Georgetown University-educated Thomas Stephen Gries was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Ruth Marie (Gluck), an advertising copywriter and actress, and Joseph Charles Gries. He returned from service with the US Marines in WW II and worked as a reporter for a Chicago newspaper. Traveling to Hollywood in 1947, he took a job as a talent agent, and ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Will Penny
Will Penny Director
(1967)
100 Rifles
100 Rifles Director
(1969)
Helter Skelter
Helter Skelter Director
(1976)
Breakheart Pass
Breakheart Pass Director
(1975)

Filmography

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 1977 The Greatest
 1976 Hunter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Hunter (1976)
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Movie)
 1975 Breakout
 1974 The Healers (TV Movie)
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Part Three (1974)
- Part One & Two (1974)
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
 1973 Lady Ice
 1973 Call to Danger (TV Movie)
 1973 The Connection (TV Movie)
 1972 The Glass House (TV Movie)
 1971 Earth II (TV Movie)
 1970 Fools
 1970 The Hawaiians
 1969 Number One
 1969 100 Rifles
 1967 Will Penny
 1967 Garrison's Gorillas (TV Series)
 1967 I Spy (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Magic Mirror (1967)
 1966 The Rounders (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1966 The Felony Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Terror Trap (1966)
 1966 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Wheels (1966)
 1966 The Monroes (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Hunter (1966)
 1966 The Rat Patrol (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 A Man Called Shenandoah (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Run and Hide (1966)
 1966 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Menfish (1966)
 1965 Honey West (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963-1965 Combat! (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Linesman (1965)
- Main Event (1965)
- Doughboy (1963)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Safe House (1965)
- Kill No More (1965)
 1965 For the People (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1965 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Rachel's Mother (1964)
- Extension Seven (1964)
 1963-1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Givers (1964)
- Where's Harry (1963)
- Who Do You Kill? (1963)
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 The Defenders (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Survival (1964)
 1963 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962-1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Kelly's Place (1963)
 1961-1962 The Detectives (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- See No Evil (1961)
 1961-1962 Cain's Hundred (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Swinger (1962)
 1961-1962 Checkmate (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Act of Piracy (1961)
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Unbury the Dead (1961) ... (as Thomas Gries)
 1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Morning Incident (1960)
- The Black Wagon (1960)
 1960 The Westerner (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Line Camp (1960)
 1959-1960 Johnny Ringo (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Killing Bug (1960)
- Bound Boy (1959)
 1960 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Rodeo (1960)
 1959 Mustang!
 1958 Target (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1958 Tombstone Territory (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Legacy of Death (1958)
- The Assassin (1958)
- The Outcasts (1958)
 1957-1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1958 State Trooper (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Full Circle (1958)
- Grudge Race (1958)
 1957-1958 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Double Jeopardy (1958)
- The Payoff (1958)
- Custody (1957)
 1957 The Adventures of McGraw (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Barnaby (1957)
 1957 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- On Edge (1957)
 1956-1957 Wire Service (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Forbidden Ground (1957)
- The Deep End (1956)
- Campaign Trail (1956)
 1955-1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Brain Unlimited (1956)
- The Green Bomb (1956)
- Project 44 (1955)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956 Chevron Hall of Stars (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Reverse English (1956)
 1955-1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (3 episodes)
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Alternate Names:

Thomas S. Gries | Thomas Gries
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His brother was the famous Chicago blues pianist "Buddy Charles" aka Charles Stephen Gries. See more »

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Tommy

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