Gerrit Graham Biography

Birthday: 1949-11-27
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Gerrit Graham was born on November 27, 1949 in New York City. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, Chicago, Illinois and Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Gerrit made his acting debut at age eight in a Detroit Art Institute stage production of "Winnie the Pooh." Graham was the president of the dramatic association as a high school student at Groton and general manager of the Columbia Players while studying at Columbia University. He began his cinematic career acting in movies for director Brian De Palma: he's excellent in his film debut as paranoid conspiracy nut Lloyd Clay in "Greetings!" and gave a hilarious performance as preening flamboyant rock star Beef in "Phantom of the Paradise." Graham's other memorable comic roles include no-talent aspiring country singer Perman Waters in Paul Bartel's "Cannonball!," hippie commune leader Magic Ray in "Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw," sleazy used car salesman Jeff in the uproarious "Used Cars," the snobby Bob Spinnaker in "Class Reunion," and the leering Rodzinski in "The Creature Wasn't Nice." Moreover, Gerrit has demonstrated his considerable range and versatility in such occasional serious parts as computer nerd Walter Gabler in "Demon Seed," Susan Sarandon's abusive boyfriend Highpockets in "Pretty Baby," tough Vietnam veteran Ray Stark in "The Annihilators," and Alex Vincent's jerky foster father Phil Simpson in "Child's Play 2." Among the many TV shows Graham has done guest spots on are "Baretta," "Starsky and Hutch," "Laverne & Shirley," "The A-Team," "Fame," "St. Elsewhere," "Miami Vice," "Dallas," "The Wonder Years," "Seinfeld," "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," "Babylon 5," "The Larry Sanders Show," "Star Trek: Voyager," "Law & Order," and "Third Watch." Gerrit had a recurring role on "The Critic." He wrote three episodes of the 80s "The Twilight Zone" revival and acted in the "Welcome to Winfield" episode of the same show. On stage Gerrit has performed improvisational comedy sketches with Chicago's Second City troupe and worked with improvisational director Paul Sills in Chicago as a member of Sills' Story Theatre ensemble. Graham has written several songs with Bob Weir (these include the lyrics for the Grateful Dead tune "Victim or the Crime"). Graham wrote additional dialogue and provided additional voices for the hit Disney animated picture "The Little Mermaid" and co-wrote the screenplay for the cartoon feature "The Prince and the Pauper." He's the father of sons Jack and Henry.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Big Man on Campus 1989 Comedy
Fievel's American Tails Cat R. Waul 1992 Animation
The Critic Franklin Sherman 1994 - 1995
Now and Again 1999 Adventure
Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise 2009
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Greetings 1970 Comedy
Hi, Mom! 1970
Beware! The Blob 1972 Horror, Sci Fi
Phantom of the Paradise Beef 1974 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Strange New World 1975 Sci Fi
Cannonball Perman Waters 1976
Tunnel Vision 1976
Demon Seed 1977 Reality Tv
Used Cars Jeff 1980 Comedy
Soup For One 1982 Comedy
National Lampoon's Class Reunion Bob Spinnaker 1982
The Annihilators Ray Track 1985 Action, Crime, Drama
The Man with One Red Shoe 1985 Comedy, Thriller
Chopping Mall 1986 Reality Tv, Sport
TerrorVision Stanley Putterman 1986 Comedy, Horror
Last Resort Curt 1986 Comedy
It's Alive III: Island of the Alive Ralston 1987
Walker Norvell Walker 1987 Adventure, Drama, History
C.H.U.D II: Bud the C.H.U.D. Bud Oliver 1988
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 0
Big Man on Campus Stanley Hoyle 1989 Comedy, Fantasy
Martians Go Home 1990 Comedy, Sci Fi
Frozen Assets Lewis Crandall 1992 Comedy
Philadelphia Experiment II Dr. William Mailer / Friedrich Mahler 1993 Sport
Shake, Rattle and Rock! 1994 Drama, Music
The Break Bill Cowens 1995 Drama, Sport
Demolition High 1996
Magic in the Mirror: Fowl Play Bloom 1997 Adventure, Comedy, Family
One True Thing 1998 Drama
Caótica Ana Míster Halcón 2007 Drama, Mystery, Romance
Stick It in Detroit Captain John Willoughby 2008 Comedy
Cove Road The Hitchhiker 2012 Drama, Horror