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George Grizzard (1928–2007)

In retrospect, he was considered an actor's actor to be sure. Renowned theater performer George Grizzard would make his biggest impact under the Tony-winning Broadway lights in a career spanning over five decades. Born an only child on April 1, 1928, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, George Cooper Grizzard, Jr. was raised (from age 7) in ... See full bio »

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 2006 Haskett's Chance (TV Movie)
Peyton Haskett
 1992-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
Arthur Gold
- Dissonance (2000) ... Arthur Gold
- Blood Money (1999) ... Arthur Gold
- Matrimony (1997) ... Arthur Gold
- Censure (1994) ... Arthur Gold
- Benevolence (1993) ... Arthur Gold
 2000 Small Time Crooks
George Blint
 2000 Wonder Boys
Fred Leer
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Charley Nott
- An Angel on the Roof (1998) ... Charley Nott
 1997 Sisters and Other Strangers (TV Movie)
Ben Strickland
 1994 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans (TV Series)
Frank Collins
- Emma in Love (1994) ... Frank Collins
 1994 Scarlett (TV Mini-Series)
Henry Hamilton
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Henry Hamilton
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Henry Hamilton
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Henry Hamilton
 1993 Not in My Family (TV Movie)
Malcolm Worth
 1993 Queen (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Cherry
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Mr. Cherry
 1993 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
John W. Davis
 1989-1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
George Devereaux / Jamie Devereaux
- Mrs. George Devereaux (1990) ... George Devereaux
- That Old Feeling (1989) ... Jamie Devereaux
 1990 Caroline? (TV Movie)
Paul Carmichael
 1989/I False Witness (TV Movie)
 1989 Studio 5-B (TV Series)
Douglas Hayward
 1988 David (TV Movie)
Dr. Achauer
 1985-1988 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Edmund Hall / Prof. Tyler Stoneham / Dr. Aubrey Benton
- The Body Politic (1988) ... Edmund Hall
- Murder in a Minor Key (1987) ... Prof. Tyler Stoneham
- Murder Digs Deep (1985) ... Dr. Aubrey Benton
 1986 That Secret Sunday (TV Movie)
Tom Guerney
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
- Uncle Randy (1986) ... Randy
 1986 The Deliberate Stranger (TV Movie)
Richard Larsen
 1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)
Warren Richards
 1985 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Barker
- Clair's Toe (1985) ... Mr. Barker
 1985 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Frank Silverman
- The Choice (1985) ... Frank Silverman
 1985 Midas Valley (TV Movie)
George Carew
 1985 International Airport (TV Movie)
Martin Harris
 1985 Embassy (TV Movie)
Senator Tunnard
 1985 Robert Kennedy and His Times (TV Mini-Series)
John Seigenthaler
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... John Seigenthaler
 1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Vernon Shaw
- Play Your Hunch (1984) ... Vernon Shaw
 1982 Not in Front of the Children (TV Movie)
Leland Crenshaw
 1982 Wrong Is Right
President Lockwood
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mr. Wooster
- The Shady Hill Kidnapping (1982) ... Mr. Wooster
 1980 Seems Like Old Times
 1980 The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Movie)
Floyd Kincaid
 1980 Attica (TV Movie)
Tom Wicker
 1979 The Night Rider (TV Movie)
Dan Kenton
 1978 Comes a Horseman
Neil Atkinson
 1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Al Marsh
- Head to Head (1978) ... Al Marsh
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series)
John Adams
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
Ralph Stantlow
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
Sean Doolittle
- The Two Deaths of Sean Doolittle (1975) ... Sean Doolittle
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Albert Burton
- The Survivor (1975) ... Albert Burton
 1975 Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan (TV Movie)
Attorney Clay
 1974 The Stranger Within (TV Movie)
David Collins
 1974 The Country Girl (TV Movie)
Bernie Dodd
 1974 Indict and Convict (TV Movie)
Bob Mathews
 1973 Pueblo (TV Movie)
Court Counsel
 1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda June
Dr. Norbert Woodley
 1971 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series)
George Adams
- A Portrait of Debbie (1971) ... George Adams
 1971 Travis Logan, D.A. (TV Movie)
Chuck Bentley
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
- A Memory of Two Mondays (1971) ... Larry
 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Larry Saunders
- This Could Blow Your Mind (1970) ... Larry Saunders
 1970 The Interns (TV Series)
Dr. Quentin
- Miss Knock-A-Bout (1970) ... Dr. Quentin
 1970 Medical Center (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Forley
- Brink of Doom (1970) ... Dr. Tom Forley
 1970 The Front Page (TV Movie)
Hildy Johnson
 1969 The Choice (TV Movie)
 1969 Teacher, Teacher (TV Movie)
F. Niles Putnam
 1968 A Case of Libel (TV Movie)
 1967 Warning Shot
Walt Cody
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Judge Ben B. Lindsey
- Judge Benjamin Barr Lindsey (1965) ... Judge Ben B. Lindsey
 1962-1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Lou Maxwell / Dr. Roy Hartwell
- The Politician (1965) ... Dr. Roy Hartwell
- The Life (1963) ... Dr. Lou Maxwell
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Capt. George Ballinger
- A Time for Waiting (1965) ... Capt. George Ballinger
 1964 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Douglas Martin
- A Hundred Million Tomorrows (1964) ... Douglas Martin
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Jonas King
 1963 Espionage (TV Series)
Lieutenant Bridger
- Festival of Pawns (1963) ... Lieutenant Bridger
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
- Three Wishes (1963) ... Henry
 1960-1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Alan Talbot / Walter Ryder, Jr. / Roger Shackleforth
- In His Image (1963) ... Alan Talbot / Walter Ryder, Jr.
- The Chaser (1960) ... Roger Shackleforth
 1962 Look Up and Live (TV Series)
- United Nations (1962)
 1956-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Alan Chatterton / Hubert Winter / Ted Lambert
- Act of Faith (1962) ... Alan Chatterton
- Across the Threshold (1960) ... Hubert Winter
- Fog Closing In (1956) ... Ted Lambert
 1962 Bus Stop (TV Series)
Joe Elliott
- I Kiss Your Shadow (1962) ... Joe Elliott
 1961 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
- Notorious (1961)
 1961 Brenner (TV Series)
Robby Matthews
- Good Friend (1961) ... Robby Matthews
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
- In a Garden (1961)
 1961 A String of Beads (TV Movie)
Joey Raymond
 1956-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Luis Miranda / Bill
- Act of Terror (1959) ... Luis Miranda
- Bring Me a Dream (1956) ... Bill
 1960 Thriller (TV Series)
Merle Jenkins
- The Twisted Image (1960) ... Merle Jenkins
 1960 From the Terrace
Alexander 'Lex' Porter
 1960 The Detectives (TV Series)
- Armed and Dangerous (1960) ... Harry
 1960 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Jerry Mitchell
- Millionaire Jerry Mitchell (1960) ... Jerry Mitchell
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
- My Three Angels (1959) ... Alfred
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Leo Portnoy
- The Hidden Image (1959) ... Leo Portnoy
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Pharmacist's Mate Harris
- Brainwave (1959) ... Pharmacist's Mate Harris
 1956-1957 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Gene Austin / Meade
- The Sentry (1956) ... Meade
 1956 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Pvt. Bert Scoffield
- The Army Game (1956) ... Pvt. Bert Scoffield
 1956 Playwrights '56 (TV Series)
Brad Taylor
- You and Me and the Gatepost (1956) ... Brad Taylor
 1955-1956 Justice (TV Series)
- The Big Frame (1955)
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- Gang Up (1955)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
- Escape (1955)
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He acted in Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's musical, "Showboat," at the Prince Edward Theatre in London, England with Carole Shelley, Teri Hansen, Hugh Panaro, Gretha Boston, Terry Burrell, and Michel Bell in the cast. Harold Prince was director. Susan Stroman was choreographer. See more »

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I was an only child, and probably very lonely so I made up children to play with - Gene and Bounds and Mrs. Pig and Mrs. Hog and their children and a town called Scottina. It was all a child's fantasy, but I guess that just kind of developed into wanting to create people. See more »


His Broadway debut was in The Desperate Hours (1955), Joseph Hayes' tense thriller about a family imprisoned in their home and terrorized by escaped convicts. See more »

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