Andre Gregory

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
A lean and bony actor and theater director with a prominent chin and forehead, Andre Gregory parlayed his equally prominent gift for gab into a "late-blooming" career performing in features. Born in a Paris hotel ... Read more »
Born: 05/10/1934 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (23)

A Master Builder 2014 (Movie)

Knut Brovik (Actor)

Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Fear of Falling 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

Reverend Finlayson (Actor)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

John Papadakis (Actor)

Hudson River Blues 1996 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Last Summer in the Hamptons 1995 (Movie)

Ivan Axelrod (Actor)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Burbank (Actor)

Vanya on 42nd Street 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Who Is Henry Jaglom? 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Demolition Man 1993 (Movie)

Wardem William Smithers (Actor)

The Linguini Incident 1992 (Movie)

Dante (Actor)

The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 (Movie)

Aubrey Buffing (Actor)

Some Girls 1989 (Movie)

Mr D'Arc (Actor)

The Last Temptation of Christ 1988 (Movie)

John the Baptist (Actor)

Street Smart 1987 (Movie)

Ted Avery (Actor)

The Mosquito Coast 1986 (Movie)

Reverend Spellgood (Actor)

Always (But Not Forever) 1985 (Movie)

Party Philosopher (Actor)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

Nawaf Al Kabeer (Actor)

Author! Author! 1982 (Movie)

JJ (Actor)

My Dinner With Andre 1981 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

Follies in Concert (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

A Master Builder 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Phyllis and Harold 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

My Dinner With Andre 1981 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A lean and bony actor and theater director with a prominent chin and forehead, Andre Gregory parlayed his equally prominent gift for gab into a "late-blooming" career performing in features. Born in a Paris hotel because his mother left a card game with a Turkish ambassador a bit too late, Gregory grew up in Hollywood, where, by his own admission, he could "look out of our window and see Garbo and Dietrich and Flynn and Thomas Mann playing doubles." He attended Harvard and, set on becoming an actor, studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio, but success eluded him. Before chucking a performing arts career to pursue law, he briefly tried directing and, to his own surprise, found a niche in avant-garde theater, staging Jean Genet's "The Blacks" Off-Broadway in 1962. Soon thereafter, he set up his own theater projects in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Relationships

Lydia Gregory

Mother

Mercedes Gregory

Wife
Married until her death Feb. 10, 1992 of breast cancer

Marina Gregory

Daughter
born c. 1963

Nicholas Gregory

Son
born c. 1960 appeared with father in Henry Jaglom's "Last Summer in the Hamptons" (1995)

Cindy Kleine

Wife
Married 2000

EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts

Actors Studio

New York , New York
studied acting with Lee Strasberg

The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre

New York , New York
studied acting with Sanford Meisner

studied dance with Martha Graham

Milestones

1995

Acted with son Nick in Henry Jaglom's "Last Summer in the Hamptons"; also appeared as himself in the documentary "Who is Henry Jaglom?"

1994

Reteamed with Shawn and Malle for "Vanya on 42nd Street" and played himself, Andre Gregory the director

1993

Series TV debut, guesting on an episode of the Fox-TV anthology drama, "Tribeca"; played a professor in the episode, "Heros Exoletus"

1989

Played Prospero opposite his daughter Marina Gregory as Miranda in a production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" presented by Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA

1986

Performed as part of the company in a taped-for-TV concert presentation of the Stephen Sondheim musical "Follies" entitled "Follies in Concert"

1981

Made feature acting and screenwriting debut as the title character in Louis Malle's "My Dinner with Andre", which co-starred and was co-written by Wallace Shawn

1975

First worked with actor-writer Wallace Shawn when The Manhattan Project presented Shawn's play, "Our Late Night"

1968

Returned to New York; founded The Manhattan Project, which lasted for eight years

1962

Attempt to launch career as an actor initially unsuccessful; decided to quit at age 28 (date approximate)

1962

Brought Jean Genet's landmark play, "The Blacks", to Off-Broadway

1949

Acting on the advice of her close friend Marlene Dietrich, Gregory's mother took him to thyroid treatments at age 14 to bring down his weight from 250 pounds (date approximate)

Raised in Hollywood

Played one of the leading roles in the Neil Simon Broadway comedy, "Rumors"

Toured with one of The Manhattan Project's most successful presentations, "Alice in Wonderland", through the USA, South America, Europe and the Middle East over the course of five years

Decided to become a lawyer but took a shot at directing

Ran his own theaters, first in Philadelphia and later in Los Angeles

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