Gerrit Graham

Actor, Screenwriter, Songwriter
A hawk-nosed, light-haired character player with large hooded eyes, Gerrit Graham started his film acting career as a teenager in the early experimental anti-Establishment comedies of Brian De Palma (1968's "Greetings" ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1949 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Chaotic Ana 2007 (Movie)

Mr. H (Actor)

Now and Again 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Babylon 5 1993 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

One True Thing 1998 (Movie)

Oliver Most (Actor)

The Love Letter 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Different World 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1988 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear John 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1988 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1988 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parker Lewis 1988 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reasonable Doubts 1988 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1988 - 1989, 1991 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Break 1995 (Movie)

Bill Cowens (Actor)

The Critic 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Voice

Love Matters 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

My Girl 2 1994 (Movie)

Dr Sam Helburn (Actor)

Fievel's American Tails 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Likely Suspects 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The Philadelphia Experiment 2 1993 (Movie)

Mailer/Mahler (Actor)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

Mr Howard (Actor)

Frozen Assets 1992 (Movie)

Lewis Crandall (Actor)

The Pornographer 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stat 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Camp California 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Child's Play 2 1990 (Movie)

Phil Simpson (Actor)

Martians Go Home 1990 (Movie)

Stan Garrett (Actor)

Sugar and Spice 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Man on Campus 1989 (Movie)

Stanley Hoyle (Actor)

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 (Movie)

Ace--Wilson Heights Gang Member (Actor)

The Man Who Was Death 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Chud II: Bud the Chud 1988 (Movie)

Bud the Chud (Actor)

Walker 1987 (Movie)

Norvell Walker (Actor)

Chopping Mall 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

It's Alive III: Island of the Alive 1986 (Movie)

Ralston (Actor)

Ratboy 1986 (Movie)

Billy Morrison (Actor)

TerrorVision 1986 (Movie)

Stanley Putterman (Actor)

The Man With One Red Shoe 1985 (Movie)

Carson (Actor)

The Annihilators 1984 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

The Ratings Game 1984 (Movie)

Parker Braithwaite (Actor)

National Lampoon's Class Reunion 1982 (Movie)

Bob Spinnaker (Actor)

Soup For One 1982 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

The Creature Wasn't Nice 1980 (Movie)

Rodzinski (Actor)

Used Cars 1980 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

Home Movies 1979 (Movie)

James (Actor)

Old Boyfriends 1979 (Movie)

Sam--the Fisherman (Actor)

Pretty Baby 1978 (Movie)

Highpockets (Actor)

Demon Seed 1977 (Movie)

Walter Gabler (Actor)

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw 1976 (Movie)

Magic Ray (Actor)

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

Perman Waters (Actor)

Special Delivery 1976 (Movie)

Swivot (Actor)

Phantom of the Paradise 1974 (Movie)

Beef (Actor)

Hi, Mom! 1970 (Movie)

Gerrit Wood (Actor)

Greetings 1968 (Movie)

Lloyd Clay (Actor)

Gang of Four (TV Show)

Actor

Moon Over Miami (TV Show)

Actor

Shake, Rattle and Rock (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Homecoming (TV Show)

Actor

Strange New World (TV Show)

Actor

Street Killing (TV Show)

Actor

Tonight's the Night (TV Show)

Actor

Wasp Woman (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (4)

The Prince and the Pauper 1990 (Movie)

animation screenplay (Screenplay)

The Little Mermaid 1989 (Movie)

dialogue (Writer (dialogue))

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1989 (TV Show)

Writer

Oliver & Company 1988 (Movie)

story material (Story By)
Music (1)

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

("My Racin' Heart") (Song)

Biography

A hawk-nosed, light-haired character player with large hooded eyes, Gerrit Graham started his film acting career as a teenager in the early experimental anti-Establishment comedies of Brian De Palma (1968's "Greetings" and its sequel "Hi, Mom!" 1969) co-starring with the then unknown Robert De Niro. The NYC-born actor snared the role of a countercultural figure even more thoroughly obsessed with the assassination of JFK than with the pleasures of Free Love while a sophomore at Columbia University where he served as general manager of the Columbia Players--a post previously held by De Palma. Graham dropped out of college to act with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe before collaborating with De Palma again on "Hi, Mom!". He went on to amass of number of stage credits including several productions with Paul Sills' original Story Theater, a lead in the L.A. production of Sam Shepard's "Chicago" and some off-off-Broadway shows.

EDUCATION

The Groton School

Groton , Connecticut 1966
served as president of the dramatic association

Columbia University

New York , New York
served as general manager of the Columbia Players; made film debut in sophomore year; dropped out to join Chicago's Second City

Milestones

1998

Appeared as a renowned author and William Hurt's mentor in "One True Thing"

1992

Performed the voice of Cat R Waul for "Fievel's American Tails", an animated children's series

1991

Had regular role as a doctor in the medical comedy "STAT" (ABC)

1990

Co-wrote the animation screenplay for Disney's animated "The Prince and the Pauper", which featured Mickey Mouse

1990

Was a series regular on "Sugar and Spice", a blue-collar CBS sitcom

1990

Provided the story for an episode of "The Young Riders" (ABC)

1989

Had title role in the horror spoof "Chud II: Bud the Chud"

1989

Contributed additional dialogue to Disney's "The Little Mermaid"

1988

Provided additional story material for "Oliver & Company", a Disney animated feature

1979

Reteamed with De Palma for "Home Movies"

1979

Had recurring role of a kooky neighbor in the short-lived TV sitcom "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (CBS)

1974

Portrayed Beef, a glitter rocker parody, in De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise"

1974

Moved to Los Angeles

1974

TV debut in the NBC movie "Strange Homecoming"

1970

Joined Paul Sills' original Story Theater company; played in the initial productions of "Story Theatre" and "Metamorphosis" (date approximate)

1969

Co-starred in De Palma's follow-up feature "Hi, Mom!"

1968

Played the lead in Sam Shepard's "Chicago" in a Los Angeles production (date approximate)

1968

Left Columbia to act with Chicago's Second City (date approximate)

1968

Feature debut, "Greetings"; first collaboration with writer-director De Palma

1967

While a college sophomore, cast by writer-director Brian De Palma (himself a former general manager of the Columbia Players) to co-star in "Greetings" (date approximate)

1962

Attended The Groton School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the USA; served as president of the dramatic association (dates approximate)

1958

Performed in Moliere's "Le Medecin malgre lui/Doctor Inspite of Himself" with his French class (date approximate)

1957

Made acting debut at age eight in a Detroit Art Institute production of "Winnie the Pooh" (date approximate)

1949

Born in New York City

Played the recurring role of Dr. Norman Pankow, a dreaded school principal on "Parker Lewis Can't Lose!"

Attended Columbia University; became the general manager of the Columbia Players

Grew up in St Louis, Missouri, Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois

Worked on the NYC stage and did two more shows with Sills (date approximate)

Voiced the character of Franklin Sherman for "The Critic", a primetime animated series aired on ABC and later on Fox

Played a recurring role on "Sidekicks" (ABC), a martial arts-flavored cop show

Wrote several teleplays for the revival of "The Twilight Zone" (CBS)

Returned to series TV as a regular in the CBS drama series "Now & Again"

Played the recurring role of Hughes on the hit primetime soap "Dallas" (CBS)

Performed another season with Chicago's Second City

Bonus Trivia

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A rock music expert, Graham has regularly written about artists and recordings for such publications as ROLLING STONE, CREEM, FUSION and THE BOSTON PHOENIX.

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Graham also wrote the song "Victim of Crime" and has penned lyrics for Bob Weir's band Ratdog

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