George Dzundza

Actor
A fleshy, barrel-chested character player of stage, film, and TV, Dzundza can draw upon his Ukrainian ancestry to play Russians and Eastern Europeans but his upbringing on New York's Lower East Side also lends authority ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1945 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (60)

The Chosen One 2014 (Movie)

Norman (Actor)

The Beast 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

October Road 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1996 - 1999, 2002 - 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stargate SG-1 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hack 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superman 1996 - 1999, 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Voice

City by the Sea 2002 (Movie)

Reg Duffy (Actor)

National Lampoon's Adam and Eve 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Third Watch 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Instinct 1999 (Movie)

Dr John Murray (Actor)

Species II 1998 (Movie)

Colonel Carter Burgess Jr (Actor)

Subzero 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Trading Favors 1998 (Movie)

Wallace Muller (Actor)

That Darn Cat 1997 (Movie)

Boetticher (Actor)

Crimson Tide 1995 (Movie)

Cob (Actor)

Dangerous Minds 1995 (Movie)

Hal Griffith (Actor)

Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Enemy Within 1994 (Movie)

Jake (Actor)

Basic Instinct 1992 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

What She Doesn't Know 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Butcher's Wife 1991 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Impulse 1990 (Movie)

Lieutenant Joe Morgan (Actor)

White Hunter, Black Heart 1990 (Movie)

Paul Landers (Actor)

Honor Bound 1989 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Ryan White Story 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beast 1988 (Movie)

Daskal (Actor)

No Way Out 1987 (Movie)

Sam Hesselman (Actor)

2 1/2 Dads 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

No Mercy 1986 (Movie)

Captain Stemkowski (Actor)

Brotherly Love 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rape of Richard Beck 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

All the Kids Do It 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

Loparino (Actor)

Streamers 1983 (Movie)

Sergeant Cokes (Actor)

Honky Tonk Freeway 1981 (Movie)

Eugene (Actor)

Young Maverick 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Deer Hunter 1978 (Movie)

John (Actor)

The Happy Hooker 1974 (Movie)

Chet (Actor)

A Long Way Home (TV Show)

Actor

Above Suspicion (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherly Love (Movie)

Det. Conde (Actor)

Cross of Fire (TV Show)

Actor

Determination of Death (TV Show)

Actor

Gambler (TV Show)

Actor

Glory Years (TV Show)

Actor

One Police Plaza (TV Show)

Actor

Open All Night (TV Show)

Actor

Salem's Lot (TV Show)

Actor

Skokie (TV Show)

Actor

Something Is Out There (TV Show)

Actor

Terror on Highway 91 (TV Show)

Actor

The Face of Rage (TV Show)

Actor

The Limbic Region (TV Show)

Actor

When She Says No (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A fleshy, barrel-chested character player of stage, film, and TV, Dzundza can draw upon his Ukrainian ancestry to play Russians and Eastern Europeans but his upbringing on New York's Lower East Side also lends authority to his portrayals of working-class urbanites. Dzundza enjoyed fleeting fame as the fatherly cop, Detective Sergeant Max Greevey, paired with the youthful Chris Noth during the initial season of NBC's critically acclaimed "Law & Order". He departed the series (in a pine box), however, before it became one of the network's dramatic staples.

Dzundza has worked in some interesting and/or popular films over the course of his career including Michael Cimino's "The Deer Hunter" (1978), Robert Altman's "Streamers" (1983), "No Way Out" (1987), Clint Eastwood's "White Hunter, Black Heart" (1990), and "Basic Instinct" (1992). A TV-movie veteran, Dzundza has also done many TV guest spots. His stage credits include "The Ritz" and "Legend" on Broadway and a starring role in the national touring production of "That Championship Season."

Continuing to work steadily on the big screen and in television movies, Dzundza also got some breaks on series television. He landed a regular spot on the series "Jesse" playing Christina Appelgate's father and in 2002 headed up the cast of the CBS drama "Robbery Homicide Division."

EDUCATION

studied acting under Stella Adler and Harold Clurman

St John's University

Jamaica , New York

St John's University

Jamaica , New York

Milestones

2002

Landed role on CBS series "Robbery Homicide Division"

2002

Appeared in Robert Dinero film "City by the Sea"

1999

Appeared in crime thriller "Instinct" with Anthony Hopkins

1998

Returned to series TV as co-star of the fall NBC sitcom "Jesse"; role reduced from regular to recurring

1994

Starred in title role of "Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story", a fact-based CBS TV-movie about the fertility doctor indicted for inseminating his patients with his own sperm

1990

Co-starred during the first season of successful police/legal series, "Law and Order"

1982

Starred in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "Open All Night"

1981

Moved to L.A.

1978

TV-movie debut, "The Defection of Simas Kudirka", a CBS biopic

1978

Had supporting role in "The Deer Hunter"

1975

Feature debut, "The Happy Hooker"

1973

Stage debut in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of "King Lear"

1956

Immigrated to US; settled in NYC

1949

Moved to Amsterdam

Born in Germany

Raised on NYC's Lower East Side

Toured in "That Championship Season"

TV debut, guest shot on "Starsky and Hutch"

Spent part of childhood in displaced persons camps

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