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Eugene Greytak (1925–2010)

Eugene Greytak was born on November 14, 1925 in Trumbull, Connecticut, USA as Eugene Edward Greytak. He was an actor, known for Hot Shots! (1991), Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994) and Sister Act (1992). He was married to Dorothy. He died on February 28, 2010 in North Tustin, California, USA. See full bio »

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Hot Shots! Pope John Paul II
Sister Act The Pope
ALF Pope John Paul II


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 2004 Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (TV Movie)
Your Holiness (as Gene Greytak)
 1999 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
- Sex, Lies and Politics (1999) ... Pope
 1998 Just the Ticket
The Pope (as Gene Greytak)
 1998 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
The Pope
- Recipe for Success (1998) ... The Pope
 1995 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Pope John Paul II
- Witness for the Prosecution (1995) ... Pope John Paul II
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
Pope (as Gene Greytak)
 1993 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Pope John Paul II
- The World According to Avery (1993) ... Pope John Paul II (as Gene Graytak)
 1992 Sister Act
The Pope
 1992 Get a Life (TV Series)
- SPEWEY and Me (1992) ... Pope (uncredited)
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
The Pope
- The Pope's Ring (1991) ... The Pope (as Gene Greytak)
 1991 Hot Shots!
Pope John Paul II (as Gene Greytak)
 1990 Repossessed
The Pope
 1990/I Wishful Thinking
Pope (as Gene Greytak)
 1989 Just the Ten of Us (TV Series)
- Rock n' Roll Fantasy (1989) ... Pope
 1988 ALF (TV Series)
Pope John Paul II
- Tonight, Tonight: Part 2 (1988) ... Pope John Paul II
- Tonight, Tonight: Part 1 (1988) ... Pope John Paul II (credit only)
 1988 Night Court (TV Series)
The Pope
- Another Day in the Life (1988) ... The Pope
 1987 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Pope John Paul II
- Joe Garagiola/Dennis Wolfberg/Lisa Jane Persky (1987) ... Pope John Paul II (as Gene Greytak)
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 1990 One Night Stand (TV Series documentary)
Pope John Paul II
- Dennis Wolfberg (1990) ... Pope John Paul II

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Gene Graytak | Gene Greytak


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Was a retired real estate broker in Los Angeles before launching a career impersonating former Pope John Paul II. A lifelong Catholic, he launched his career only after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles informed him that impersonating the Pope was not an offense in the Church.

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