Jerry Grayson

Jerry Grayson was an American actor whose works included Robert Redford's "The Quiz Show" (1994) and the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013). Grayson was a native of Long Island, born on December 9, 1935 in ... Read more »

Born: 12/09/1935 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Inside Llewyn Davis 2013 (Movie)

Mel Novikoff (Actor)

Beware the Gonzo 2011 (Movie)

Errol (Actor)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

Man At Luxor (Actor)

The Hungry Ghosts 2010 (Movie)

Jerry (Actor)

Full Grown Men 2008 (Movie)

Mr. Tinsman (Actor)

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Junkie Floyd Congril Dillon (Actor)

Find Me Guilty 2006 (Movie)

Jimmy Katz (Actor)

Slippery Slope 2006 (Movie)

Billy Gilmore (Actor)

Duane Hopwood 2005 (Movie)

Carl (Actor)

Garmento 2003 (Movie)

Ira Gold (Actor)

Law & Order 1992 - 1995, 2000, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sopranos 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Great Gatsby 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Opportunists 2000 (Movie)

Tom Hansome (Actor)

Mob Queen 1999 (Movie)

Briles the Hitman (Actor)

Pushing Tin 1999 (Movie)

Leo Morton (Actor)

The Break 1998 (Movie)

Restaurant Manager (Actor)

Bullet 1997 (Movie)

Sol Stein (Actor)

Striptease 1996 (Movie)

Orly (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quiz Show 1994 (Movie)

Limo Driver (Actor)

The Lonely Guy 1984 (Movie)

Man Who Gets Shot (Actor)

Wild on the Beach 1964 (Movie)

(Actor)

Club Land (TV Show)

Actor

Montana (TV Show)

Actor

The Prosecutors (TV Show)

Actor

Witness to the Mob (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

Black Hawk Down 2001 (Movie)

Helicopter pilot (Pilot)

Wild Justice 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Pilot

Biography

Jerry Grayson was an American actor whose works included Robert Redford's "The Quiz Show" (1994) and the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013). Grayson was a native of Long Island, born on December 9, 1935 in Glen Cove, NY. In his youth, Grayson had a strong interest in the performing arts, joining the cast of several high school plays and also running a dance studio as a teenager. Grayson's first credited role was in the drive-in comedy "Wild on the Beach" (1965). His film and television career blossomed late, but he regularly performed standup comedy across the country. Grayson made his first TV appearance in the classic crime procedural drama "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010), where he continued to make occasional guest appearances until 2002. In 1994, Grayson was seen in the Oscar-nominated film "Quiz Show," Robert Redford's big screen take on the cheating scandal that rocked television in the 1950s. Director Andrew Bergman cast Grayson in his dismally-reviewed action comedy "Striptease" (1996), where he appeared in an infamous scene involving co-star Ving Rhames. The veteran actor then joined Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack in the airport flight control comedy "Pushing Tin" (1999). In 2002, fans of the critically-acclaimed mobster series "The Sopranos" (HBO 1999-2007) watched Grayson make a couple of appearances as casino worker and mob associate Marty Schwartz. Years later, the Coen Brothers put him in the role of Mel Novikoff, the agent of title character Llewyn Davis in their 1961-set drama "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013) Unfortunately, it turned out to be his last role; shortly after filming his last scene, Gray died of heart disease on March 5, 2013 at the age of 77.

Milestones

2013

Appeared as Mel in the Coen Brother's "Inside Llewn Davis"

2002

Appeared in two episodes of HBO's "The Sopranos"

1994

Cast in the Oscar-nominated movie "Quiz Show"

1965

First credited role in the movie "Wild on the beach"

Bonus Trivia

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Ran a dance studio as a teenager

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Once worked as a stand-up comic

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Survived an on-stage heart attack during the final preview of "On the Waterfront"

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