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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 5 June 1961Framingham, Massachusetts, USA
Nicknames Skipper
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Mini Bio (1)

Gary was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, the youngest of three brothers. He was a competitive swimmer and diver through his early teens. By age 16 he was awarded The Massachusetts Bay State championship for 1 meter diving. After Graduating high school, Gary went to Johnson & Wales to study culinary arts, and then on to Emerson College, Boston, MA, where he graduated with a degree in film, TV, theatre and creative writing. While in college he worked as lighting design for "til Tuesday and "The Fools".

After graduation Gary moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting and writing. His playwriting credits include "Crossroads: Bar & Grill", "Love Sex & Massachusetts (Produced by the Hard Rock Cafe). and the critically acclaimed "Happy Christmas Merry Chanukah" which premiered at Company Of Angels Repertory Theatre.

His screenplays include the independent feature "Crispy Crackers & Beans" and the award winning short films "Diamond Confidential" & "Just Three Words".

Gary continues to write while working as an actor on stage and screen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: S. Klav

Trivia (8)

While at Emerson college, He co-wrote, produced and filmed the music video Red Sky for his brothers band "Mirror Mirror" which aired on the MTV basement tapes.
Studied comedy writing under the rapier wit of Denis Leary.
Graduated high school with Nancy Travis.
He has two older brothers, Drummer, Buzz Klavans & song writer, guitarist, Jerry Klavans. Both accomplished musicians.
Creates gourmet BBQ Sauces.
Gary has a line gourmet BBQ sauces that can be found in his brothers restaurant.
Gary has appeared on 24 hour Restaurant and Restaurant Impossible with his brother.
Gary booked his first commercial when his new agent misread his height as 5' 9' instead of 5' 4" and sent him out as a basketball player. The Casting Director saw him in a line up and cast him right away. He booked his first feature by insulting the producer in a restaurant and another when he was overheard by the director arguing with a grip on set. That's when Gary discovered "There is no rhyme or reason to Hollywood".

Personal Quotes (1)

Friendship it's not a bad thing... it's where love begins.

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