Gil Bellows

Actor, Producer, Hotel doorman
Canadian actor Gil Bellows broke through with a starring role as a lovable low-life in the indie "Love and a. 45" (1994) and a supporting turn as a young convict who dies for his friendship with Andy Dufresne (Tim ... Read more »
Born: 06/27/1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Filmography

Actor (76)

Ascension 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Leading Lady 2015 (Movie)

Daniel Taylor (Actor)

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Extraterrestrial 2014 (Movie)

Sherriff Murphy (Actor)

Falling Skies 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joey One-Way 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Kill the Messenger 2014 (Movie)

DEA Agent Miller (Actor)

Life on the Line 2014 (Movie)

Pok Chop (Actor)

Mad Ship 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pursued 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Calling 2014 (Movie)

Detective Ray Green (Actor)

The Debate Club 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Secret Place 2014 (Movie)

Jake Green (Actor)

Three Days in Havana 2014 (Movie)

Jack Petty (Actor)

Zeyda and the Hitman 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Delete 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Parkland 2013 (Movie)

David Powers (Actor)

True Justice 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boss 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Debbie Macomber's Trading Christmas 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

House At the End of the Street 2012 (Movie)

Weaver (Actor)

The Samaritan 2012 (Movie)

Bartender Bill (Actor)

Vegas 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Criminal Minds 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Flash Forward 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Girl Walks Into a Bar 2010 (Movie)

Emmit (Actor)

Smallville 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Maiden Danced to Death 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Night for Dying Tigers 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hunt to Kill 2009 (Movie)

Banks (Actor)

Unthinkable 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cleaner 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Promotion 2008 (Movie)

Mitch (Actor)

Toronto Stories 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Keep Your Distance 2005 (Movie)

David Dailey (Actor)

The Weather Man 2005 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Blind Horizon 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Childstar 2004 (Movie)

Isaac Fitzpatrick (Actor)

James Patterson's First to Die 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Agency 2001 - 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Practice 1990 - 1991, 1997 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Beautiful Joe 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chasing Sleep 2000 (Movie)

Detective Derm (Actor)

Say You'll Be Mine 1999 (Movie)

Mason (Actor)

The Judas Kiss 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinner at Fred's 1998 (Movie)

Richard Wilson (Actor)

Witch Way Love 1997 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Alchemy 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Radiant City 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Assistant 1996 (Movie)

Frank Alpine (Actor)

The Silver Strand 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

Val Chenard (Actor)

Miami Rhapsody 1995 (Movie)

Matt (Actor)

Black Day Blue Night 1994 (Movie)

Dodge (Actor)

Love & A. 45 1994 (Movie)

Watty Watts (Actor)

The Shawshank Redemption 1994 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Flying Blind 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Going to Extremes 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

24: Redemption (TV Show)

Actor

A Bear Named Winnie (TV Show)

Actor

Final Days of Planet Earth (TV Show)

Actor

Goblin (TV Show)

Actor

Infected (TV Show)

Actor

Second String (TV Show)

Actor

She Creature (TV Show)

Actor

The Courage to Love (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (4)

Gravity Pulls 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Sweet Land 2006 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Wild in the Streets 2006 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Temple Grandin (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (3)

Gravity Pulls 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Three Days in Havana 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Night of Too Many Stars 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Director
Writer (1)

Three Days in Havana 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Canadian actor Gil Bellows broke through with a starring role as a lovable low-life in the indie "Love and a. 45" (1994) and a supporting turn as a young convict who dies for his friendship with Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994). After high-profile roles in "Miami Rhapsody" (1995) and "Snow White: A Tale of Terror" (Showtime, 1997), Bellow became a star as Billy Thomas, an old flame-turned-colleague of Calista Flockhart's "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) who still yearns for her despite his marriage to Georgia (Courtney Thorne-Smith). After leaving the David E. Kelley series in a memorably moving plot twist, Bellows starred in the first season of "The Agency" (CBS, 2001-03) and earned a Best Actor Gemini nomination for "Terminal City" (The Movie Network, 2005). He won an Emmy and a Peabody for producing the Claire Danes-starring biopic "Temple Grandin" (HBO, 2010), appeared in "House at the End of the Street" (2012) and continued to write, direct and produce as well as act. Although he never quite became a household name, Gil Bellows earned countless fans for his charismatic performances.

Relationships

Ava Bellows

Daughter
Born April 4, 1999; mother, Rya Kihlstedt

Giovanni Bellows

Son
Born December 2001; mother, Rya Kihlstedt

Rya Kihlstedt Actor

Wife
Met 1991 while working at the Williamstown Theatre Festival Married 1994

EDUCATION

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Los Angeles , California

Magee Secondary School

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in horror thriller "House at the End of the Street"

2010

Executive produced HBO biopic "Temple Grandin"

2006

Appeared in the Hallmark Channel original movie "Final Days of Planet Earth"

2005

Cast in Canadian drama series "Terminal City"

2005

Starred opposite Nicolas Cage in "The Weather Man," directed by Gore Verbinski

2003

Co-produced and co-directed "Night of Too Many Stars" for Comedy Central

2001

Returned to series TV as star of the short-lived CBS drama "The Agency"

1999

Portrayed tech expert Lizard Browning in "Judas Kiss" (Cinemax)

1999

Acted opposite wife Rya Kihlstedt in "Say You'll Be Mine"

1997

Cast as Billy Thomas, the emotionally enigmatic ex-boyfriend of the title character on Fox series "Ally McBeal"

1997

Appeared in Showtime's "Snow White: A Tale of Terror"

1996

Featured opposite Kirstie Alley in ABC movie "Radiant City"

1995

First lead in a TV movie, "The Silver Strand" (Showtime)

1995

Played first romantic lead opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "Miami Rhapsody"

1994

Landed breakthrough role as Tommy in "The Shawshank Redemption"

1991

Made American TV debut on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order"

1988

Made film debut in "The First Season" for the National Film Board of Canada

Appeared off-Broadway in "True West"

Bonus Trivia

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"The exciting thing about what I do is, if you're a little lucky and you're a little busy, chances are you get to work with great actors. And if you do a Robert Altman film, chances are you'll work with all of them." – Bellows in Movieline magazine, September 1994

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