Gordon Clapp

Actor
Solid, ordinary-looking character actor with a firm gaze and a somewhat tough, rueful expression, Clapp enjoyed his most well know role on the acclaimed if controversial ABC police series "NYPD Blue" (1993-2005) as the ... Read more »
Born: 09/23/1948 in North Conway, New Hampshire, USA

Filmography

Actor (68)

Chicago Fire 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

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The Funk Parlor 2014 (Movie)

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Grey's Anatomy 2013 (Tv Show)

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Mob City 2013 (Tv Show)

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Perception 2013 (Tv Show)

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In Plain Sight 2011 (Tv Show)

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Damages 2007, 2010 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

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Halfway Home 2007 (Tv Show)

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Private Practice 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Game Plan 2007 (Movie)

Coach Mark Maddox (Actor)

The Ghost Whisperer 2007 (Tv Show)

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Deadwood 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

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Flags of Our Fathers 2006 (Movie)

General "Howlin' Mad" Smith (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

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Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

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Civil Wars 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Dear John 1989 - 1990, 1993 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue 1993 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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NYPD Blue: A Final Tribute 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Wings 1993 - 2005 (Tv Show)

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Without A Trace 2005 (Tv Show)

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7th Annual Prism Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Less Than Perfect 2003 (Tv Show)

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Moonlight Mile 2002 (Movie)

Tanner (Actor)

Sunshine State 2002 (Movie)

Earl Pickney (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Dead Man's Gun 1997 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Chicken Soup For the Soul 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Rules of Engagement 2000 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

1998 Emmy Award Fashion Review 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Skeletons in the Closet 1999 (Movie)

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The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)

Mr Stark (Actor)

Thirteenth Annual Genesis Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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It Just Takes One 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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April One 1993 (Movie)

Sergeant Gordon Davies (Actor)

Bonds of Love 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Cheers 1993 (Tv Show)

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Mom P.I. 1990 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Termini Station 1991 (Movie)

Harvey Dushane (Actor)

Blind Faith 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Family of Spies 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Gross Anatomy 1989 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Welcome Home 1989 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Ray Schalk (Actor)

Matewan 1987 (Movie)

Griggs (Actor)

Check It Out! 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Evergreen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Letting Go 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Return of the Secaucus Seven 1980 (Movie)

Chip Hollister (Actor)

A Family of Strangers (TV Show)

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Abandoned and Deceived (TV Show)

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Badge of Betrayal: A (TV Show)

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Fever (TV Show)

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Hands of a Stranger (TV Show)

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Her Hidden Truth (TV Show)

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Kiss of a Killer (TV Show)

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Mission of the Shark (TV Show)

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Small Sacrifices (TV Show)

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Sure Hand of God (TV Show)

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Taking Chance (TV Show)

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The List (TV Show)

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The Morrison Murders (TV Show)

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The Right of the People (TV Show)

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Biography

Solid, ordinary-looking character actor with a firm gaze and a somewhat tough, rueful expression, Clapp enjoyed his most well know role on the acclaimed if controversial ABC police series "NYPD Blue" (1993-2005) as the insecure detective Greg Medavoy, the only character aside from Dennis Franz's Sipowicz to last throughout the series' entire run.

Relationships

William Clapp

Son
born c. 1988

Deborah Taylor

Wife
played his wife on "NYPD Blue"

EDUCATION

Williams College

Williamstown , Massachusetts
graduated after many stage appearances

South Kent High School

Connecticut
graduated from the all male boarding school where he appeared in plays

Milestones

2005

Starred in "Glengarry Glen Ross," Joe Mantello's high-octane revival of David Mamet's play; earned a Tony nomination for his role

1993

Played Detective Greg Medavoy on the ABC police drama series, "NYPD Blue"

1989

Relocated to Los Angeles

1987

Returned to feature films after a seven-year absence to act in John Sayles' "Matewan"

1985

First TV miniseries, "Evergreen"

1985

US TV-movie debut, "Letting Go"

1985

First role as TV series regular, played Viker on the USA Network's comedy series, "Check It Out!"

1980

First feature in a leading role, "The Return of the Secaucus Seven"; also marked first collaboration with writer-director John Sayles

1978

Made feature film debut in the Canadian production, "Running"

Acted in a stage production, "Termini Station", at the Toronto Free Theater which won him a nomination for a Dora Moore Award as Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Studied drama in Canada; later acted in Canadian stage productions including "Henry V", "The Tempest" and "True West"

First appeared in an Equity theater production at age 12

Bonus Trivia

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Not to be confused with set dresser and decorator Gordon Clapp (sometimes credited as Gordon A. Clapp).

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