George Grizzard

Actor, Stage manager
A celebrated stage actor with numerous Broadway and stock company plays to his credit, George Grizzard has generally been seen as a supporting player in TV and films. The light-haired actor was often cast as politicians ... Read more »
Born: 04/01/1928 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (60)

Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

John Bradley (Actor)

Law & Order 1985 - 1988, 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Small Time Crooks 2000 (Movie)

George Blint (Actor)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

Fred Leer (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1988, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Five Mrs. Buchanans 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Simple Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

An Enemy of the People 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

False Witness 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

David 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Studio 5B 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

You Again? 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Siege 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Embassy 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Bachelor Party 1984 (Movie)

Mr Thompson (Actor)

The Shady Hill Kidnapping 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Wrong Is Right 1982 (Movie)

President Lockwood (Actor)

Seems Like Old Times 1980 (Movie)

Governor (Actor)

Firepower 1979 (Movie)

Leo Gelhorn (Actor)

Comes a Horseman 1978 (Movie)

Neil Atkinson (Actor)

The Adams Chronicles 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Attack on Terror 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stranger Within 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Country Girl 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Travis Logan, D.A. 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Happy Birthday, Wanda June 1970 (Movie)

Dr Norbert Woodley (Actor)

The Front Page 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Warning Shot 1966 (Movie)

Walt Cody (Actor)

Profiles in Courage 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

Advise and Consent 1962 (Movie)

Senator Fred Van Ackerman (Actor)

Thriller 1960 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

From the Terrace 1960 (Movie)

Lex Porter (Actor)

A Memory of Two Mondays (TV Show)

Actor

An Enemy of the People (Movie)

Mayor Peter Stockman (Actor)

Attica (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline? (TV Show)

Actor

Embassy (Movie)

Sen. Tunnard (Actor)

Indict and Convict (TV Show)

Actor

International Airport (TV Show)

Actor

Iran: Days of Crisis (TV Show)

Actor

Midas Valley (TV Show)

Actor

Not in My Family (TV Show)

Actor

Pueblo (TV Show)

Actor

Queen (TV Show)

Actor

Scarlett (TV Show)

Actor

Sisters and Other Strangers (TV Show)

Actor

Teacher, Teacher (TV Show)

Actor

That Secret Sunday (TV Show)

Actor

The Deliberate Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Show)

Actor

The Night Rider (TV Show)

Actor

The Oldest Living Graduate (TV Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A celebrated stage actor with numerous Broadway and stock company plays to his credit, George Grizzard has generally been seen as a supporting player in TV and films. The light-haired actor was often cast as politicians and men of authority, most memorably as John Adams in "The Adams Chronicles" (PBS, 1976), the ruthless Senator van Ackerman in "Advise and Consent" (1962) and the forceful defense attorney Arthur Gold in more or less annual appearances on NBC's "Law & Order."

Relationships

Mary Winifred Grizzard

Mother

George Grizzard

Father

EDUCATION

studied acting with Sanford Meisner, Phillip Burton and Alan Schneider

University of North Carolina

Wilmington, North Carolina 1949

Milestones

2001

Had leading role in Broadway production of "Judgment at Nuremberg"

1997

Reteamed with Elaine Stritch playing the parents of Jane Curtin in an episode of the NBC sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun"

1996

Starred on Broadway in "A Delicate Balance" opposite Rosemary Harris and Elaine Stritch; won Tony Award

1995

Played Cap'n Andy in the Toronto production of "Show Boat"

1994

Had featured role of Henry Hamilton in the CBS miniseries "Scarlett"

1992

Made first of several appearances as defense attorney Arthur Gold on the celebrated NBC series "Law & Order"

1991

Portrayed US President Jimmy Carter in the TNT production "Iran: Days of Crisis"

1989

Was regular on short-lived ABC series "Studio 5-B"

1986

First played the role of Tobias in "A Delicate Balance" at the Berskshire Theatre Festival

1984

Last feature role (to date), "Bachelor Party"

1980

Reprised stage role in the NBC TV-movie "The Oldest Living Graduate"; won Emmy Award

1978

Played a supporting role in the film "Comes a Horseman"

1976

Starred as John Adams in "The Adams Chronicles" (PBS)

1975

Teamed with Rosemary Harris for the Braodway revival of "The Royal Family"

1974

Reprised stage role of Bernie Dodd in NBC "Hallmark Hall of Fame" adaptation of "The Country Girl"

1972

Played Bernie Dodd in the Broadway revival of "The Country Girl"

1970

TV-movie debut in "Travis Logan, D.A." (CBS)

1969

Played Julius Rosenberg in the Braodway play "Inquest"

1967

Starred in the stage comedy "you Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running"

1965

Earned critical plaudits for his turn as Tom in a revival of "The Glass Menagerie"

1962

Originated the role of Nick in the Broadway production of Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

1962

Had a meaty supporting role as a ruthless senator in "Advise and Consent"

1960

Feature acting debut in "From the Terrace"

1959

Played Benedick to Harris' Beatrice in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" in Wellesley, MA

1958

Earned first Tony Award nomination for "The Disenchanted"; first time working with Rosemary Harris

1955

Broadway debut as Paul Newman's younger brother in "The Desperate Hours"

1954

Worked at the Arena Theater in Washington, DC as a stage manager and understudy in "All Summer Long"

1951

TV debut in episode of "Crime Photographer" (CBS)

1944

Stage debut in production of "The Corn Is Green" in Virginia

Bonus Trivia

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He and Rosemary Harris have appeared together in eight plays, beginning with 1958's "The Disenchanted" and including the 1996 revival of "A Delciate Balance".

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Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2001.

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