Googy Gress Biography

Wiki Biography: Francis Gress, Jr. was born in Brooklyn, NY. As an infant his father called him "his goo-goo baby" this became Googy. As he was raised in Connecticut - where there is a state law that you must have a stupid nickname - his stuck. After high school, Googy attended the University of Southern California, where he earned a BFA. He then moved to New York to begin his career. While there he studied with Warren Robertson. He earned his SAG card in 1981 doing a PSA for the Social Security Administration. Soon after he was cast in The Flamingo Kid, he still counts many of the people he met on that film, in particular, Brian McNamara, Matt Dillon, and Fisher Stevens, as some of his dearest friends. By the mid 80's he had returned to L.A. and he has worked steadily since. A true highlight of his many years in L.A. was doing Apollo 13 as it brought with it one of his most cherished rituals, his Thursday lunches with his "Apollo Girlfriends" - Christian Clemenson, Wayne Duvall, Chris Ellis, Andy Milder, and John Short, all of whom were Mission Control specialists in the film. Googy is married to the love of his life, the actress and writer, Clarinda Ross, and they live with their three kids, Clara, Frank, and Gus in Los Angeles.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Good vs Evil Decker Benbow 1999 - 2000
Naughty or Nice Santa Clause 2010
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The First Turn-On! 1983
Maxie Father Jerome 1985 Comedy
Vibes 1988 Fantasy, Mystery, Adventure
Water Otis fone 2004 Crime
The Promised Land Baines 2005
Love Comes to the Executioner Doc Zdravkovic 2006 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Morgue Det. Chet White 2008 Horror, Thriller
Ashley's Ashes Bob 2010 Comedy
Nightmare Code Foster Cotton 2014 Horror, Thriller
Sex, Death and Bowling Dan Cornfelder 2015 0, 0
Drive Me to Vegas and Mars Buddy Boy 2016 Comedy, Drama