Gregg Henry Biography

Birthday: 1952-05-06
Place of Birth: Lakewood, Colorado USA
Height: 5' 11" (1.80 m)
Wiki Biography: Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Gregg Lee Henry was born on May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado. Henry studied acting at the University of Washington in Seattle. Right after graduating from college, Greg moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He played in a band for three or four months and worked as an apprentice at the Old Globe theater in San Diego prior to getting his first television acting gig as Nick Nolte's son, Wesley Jordache, in "Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II" (1976). Henry's most memorable movie roles include nice guy drifter "Paul Ramsey" in Mean Dog Blues (1978), swaggering macho blowhard "Warren" in the superior backwoods slasher feature Just Before Dawn (1981), rugged ex-Navy Seal "Lt. Matt Ryder" in The Patriot (1986); splendidly slimy as Mel Gibson's back-stabbing, duplicitous partner "Val Resnick" in Payback (1999/I) and a hilarious scene-stealing turn as pompous good ol' boy small town mayor "Jack MacReady" in the delightful horror comedy Slither (2006). Gregg has acted in several films for director Brian De Palma; he's especially fine and impressive as the smarmy "Sam Bouchard" in Body Double (1984). Henry has recurring parts on the TV shows "Reasonable Doubts" (1991), "Gilmore Girls" (2000) and "The Riches" (2007). Among the numerous TV series he has done guest spots on are "The Love Boat" (1977), "Simon & Simon" (1981), "Remington Steele" (1982), "Airwolf" (1984), "Moonlighting" (1985), "Designing Women" (1986), "Magnum, P.I." (1980), "Falcon Crest" (1981), "Cagney & Lacey" (1981), "In the Heat of the Night" (1988), "L.A. Law" (1986), "Walker, Texas Ranger" (1993), "Matlock" (1986), "Chicago Hope" (1994), "Murder, She Wrote" (1984), "EZ Streets" (1996), "Family Law" (1999), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), "Boston Public" (2000), "Firefly" (2002), "Star Trek: Enterprise" (2001), "Judging Amy" (1999) and "24" (2001). Moreover, Gregg has appeared in many made-for-TV pictures, with his supremely chilling and convincing portrayal of the infamous "Dennis Ryder" in The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005) (TV) rating as a definite crowning achievement in this particular medium. Outside of his film and television work, Henry has acted on stage; he's won thirteen Drama Logue Awards, an L.A. Weekly Award, and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his stage work. Besides acting, Gregg is also a professional singer, songwriter (Dwight Yoakam recorded a single of his song "The Back of Your Hand"), and pianist who has recorded several albums. He's a good friend of fellow actor and musician, Bruce Greenwood. Gregg Henry lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife "Lisa James"; she's a noted director for the American Theater who Gregg has collaborated with on various stage productions as both an actor and producer.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Rich Man, Poor Man Book II Wesley Jordache 1976 Drama
The Yeagers Kyle Yeager 1980 - 1980
EZ Streets Carl 1996 - 1997 Crime
Windfall Bill Trask 2003 Action
Eyes Clay Burgess 2005 - 2005
The Riches Hugh Panetta 2007 Comedy
Hung Mike 2010 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Just Before Dawn 1981 Horror, Thriller
Body Double Sam Bouchard 1984 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Patriot Lieutenant Matt Ryder 1986 Action, Drama
Bates Motel 1987 Comedy, Drama, Horror
The Last of Philip Banter Robert Prescott 1988 Drama
Fair Game Gene 1988 Horror, Thriller
The Final Days 1989
Raising Cain Lt. Terri 1992 Crime, Drama, Horror
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom 1993 Comedy, Thriller
Bodily Harm J.D. Prejon 1995 Thriller
Star Trek: Insurrection Gallatin 1998 Sport, 0, Game Show
Payback Val Resnick 1999
The Big Brass Ring 1999 Game Show
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician Lane Windbird 2001 Drama, Music, Comedy
Layover Jack Gillardo 2001 Thriller
Femme Fatale Shiff 2002 Biography, Game Show, Comedy, 0
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Robert Gant 2002 Action, Thriller
Sin Conrad 2004 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Cotton Proudfit 2004 Thriller
Silent Partner Ambassador Lafontaine 2005 Action, Crime
The Hunt for the BTK Killer Dennis Rader 2005 Crime, Drama
Slither Jack MacReady 2006 Comedy, Horror, Sci Fi
Hung Mike 2009 Comedy, Drama
Purgatory Flats Dean Mecklin 2010 Thriller
Super 2011 Action, Comedy, Drama
Isolation Dr. Lawrence Moore 2011 Thriller
Any Day Now Lambert 2013 Drama