Stocky, unconventionally handsome supporting player and occasional lead of stage, TV and features. Gross got his start in West Coast stage productions ranging from classics ("The Three Sisters" and "Much Ado About Nothing") to contemporary works ("Room Service" and "Le Bete"). Gross made his feature debut in the "grade Z" actioner "Exterminator 2" (1984) and garnered some attention as C. Thomas Howell's roommate in the lackluster social satire "Soul Man" (1986). This turned out to be the defining role for Gross--the funny sidekick. Other features followed including "Tequila Sunrise" (1988), playing Mel Gibson's informant cousin, "Coup De Ville" (1990), as the middle brother and "A Midnight Clear" (1992), as the Jewish soldier.