John Getz

Actor, Producer, Director
Stage-trained character lead often cast as upstanding if somewhat green characters on TV, and as varying degrees of sleazeballs in films, Getz began acting while attending the University of Iowa. During that period, he ... Read more »
Born: 10/14/1946 in Davenport, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (95)

Bad Teacher 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2000, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Halt & Catch Fire 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homeland 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

How To Get Away With Murder 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Desperate Acts of Magic 2013 (Movie)

Don Tarzia (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS: Los Angeles 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nikita 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

jOBS 2013 (Movie)

Paul Jobs (Actor)

Elevator 2012 (Movie)

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Scandal 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touch 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Social Network 2010 (Movie)

Sy (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trust Me 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Day Break 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eleventh Hour 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grey's Anatomy 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad Men 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prison Break 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superhero Movie 2008 (Movie)

Lunatic Editor (Actor)

Big Shots 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nanking 2007 (Movie)

George Fitch (Actor)

Shark 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Templeton Peck (Actor)

Close to Home 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The King of Queens 2004, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living 'til the End 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Hines (Actor)

Medium 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wanted (TNT) 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Day Without a Mexican 2004 (Movie)

State Senator Abercrombie (Actor)

Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

According to Jim 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joan of Arcadia 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Held for Ransom 2001 (Movie)

Mr. Kirtland (Actor)

The Guardian 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

JAG 1995 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1994 - 1997, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Providence 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Requiem for A Dream 2000 (Movie)

Party Animal (Actor)

Maggie 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Painted Hero 1995 (Movie)

Sheriff Gil Acuff (Actor)

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

Actor

A Passion to Kill 1994 (Movie)

Jerry Chamberlain (Actor)

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Playmaker 1994 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Crossroads 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Curly Sue 1991 (Movie)

Walker McCormick (Actor)

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991 (Movie)

Gus Brandon (Actor)

Men At Work 1990 (Movie)

Maxwell Potterdam III (Actor)

Born on the Fourth of July 1989 (Movie)

Marine Major (Actor)

Burnout 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fly II 1989 (Movie)

Stathis Borans (Actor)

Mariah 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fly 1986 (Movie)

Stathis Borans (Actor)

Blood Simple 1985 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Thief of Hearts 1984 (Movie)

Ray Davis (Actor)

Tattoo 1981 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Rafferty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Killer Bees 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

A Friend's Betrayal (TV Show)

Actor

A Woman Called Moses (TV Show)

Actor

Awake to Danger (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayal of Trust (TV Show)

Actor

Concrete Beat (TV Show)

Actor

Hunger Point (TV Show)

Actor

I Want to Go Home (TV Show)

Actor

In My Daughter's Name (TV Show)

Actor

Kent State (TV Show)

Actor

Loose Change (TV Show)

Actor

MacGruder and Loud (TV Show)

Actor

Majority Rule (TV Show)

Actor

Muggable Mary: Street Cop (TV Show)

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Rivkin: Bounty Hunter (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Shift (TV Show)

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Three's Company (TV Show)

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Untamed Love (TV Show)

Actor

Zenon: The Zequel (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Stage-trained character lead often cast as upstanding if somewhat green characters on TV, and as varying degrees of sleazeballs in films, Getz began acting while attending the University of Iowa. During that period, he helped found the Center for New Performing Arts. Getz dropped out of school and attended San Francisco's respected American Conservatory Theater. While working in a winery, he became involved with the Napa Valley Theater Company. Coincidentally, this distinctive locale led to the Iowa native's professional acting debut playing an attendant in "Killer Bees" (ABC, 1974), a made-for-TV thriller starring Gloria Swanson and lensed in Napa Valley. Getz next moved to NYC where he became active in local theater while doing an 18-month stint in a recurring role on a daytime soap "Another World".

Relationships

Kate Getz

Daughter
born c. 1978

Grace McKeaney

Wife
met Getz while he was acting in a play she had written wrote for ABC sitcom "Roseanne"

EDUCATION

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma , Washington
dropped out after a year-and-a-half

University of Puget Sound

Tacoma , Washington
dropped out after a year-and-a-half

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa
left without graduating in the winter of 1969

American Conservatory Theatre

San Francisco , California
attended on scholarship

Milestones

1998

Co-starred in the Lifetime sitcom "Maggie"

1988

Appeared on Broadway in "M. Butterfly"

1987

Cast in a leading role, deputy superintendent Ned Sheffield, on "Mariah", a short-lived ABC prison drama series

1985

Co-starred as Detective Malcolm MacGruder on the romantic police drama, "MacGruder & Loud"

1984

Cast as a regular on "Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs", a short-lived journalistic sitcom

1984

First starring role in a film, Joel Coen's "Blood Simple"

1977

Cast as a regular on "Rafferty", a short-lived CBS medical drama starring Patrick MacGoohan

1977

Played another uncredited bit part in "The Sentinel", a slick horror outing

1975

Feature debut, "The Happy Hooker" (uncredited bit part)

1974

Professional acting and TV-movie debut, "Killer Bees", a thriller starring Gloria Swanson, directed by Curtis Harrington, and filmed in Napa Valley

1968

Dropped out of the University of Iowa

Played the recurring role of Lee Tripper on the hit sitcom, "Three's Company"

Played Neil Johnson, a recurring role for 18 months on "Another World", a long-running daytime soap

Moved to NYC

Worked with the Napa Valley Theater Company producing, directing, acting and writing music for their original productions

Successfully auditioned for the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco; attended on scholarship for one year

Co-founded the Center for New Performing Arts as a student at the University of Iowa

Worked in a Napa Valley winery

Became active on the NY stage with appearances at Lincoln Center, La Mama and the Children's Theater

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