Malcolm Gets

Actor, Singer, Musician
A versatile stage-trained actor equally at home in musical comedy and classical roles, Malcolm Gets began his career in local theater in his adopted hometown of Gainesville, Florida. Born in Chicago to British parents ... Read more »
Born: 12/28/1964 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (18)

Confirmation 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Elementary 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

Building Agent (Actor)

Adam & Steve 2006 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Love in the Time of Money 2002 (Movie)

Robert Walker (Actor)

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing 2002 (Movie)

Architect (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Sharon Lawrence 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1993 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Remember WENN 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle 1994 (Movie)

F Scott Fitzgerald (Actor)

South Beach 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Show Boat 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

A Flash of Green 1985 (Movie)

Jigger Lesser (Actor)

Grey Gardens (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A versatile stage-trained actor equally at home in musical comedy and classical roles, Malcolm Gets began his career in local theater in his adopted hometown of Gainesville, Florida. Born in Chicago to British parents, this second son and third of four children exhibited his talents early, training as a classical pianist and making his stage acting debut as a teen in a production of "Annie Get Your Gun." The tall (6'1"), attractive blond trained for the stage at the University of Florida and entered films in 1984 with a role in the locally-shot indie "A Flash of Green." After further studies at Yale, Gets began to make his mark on the NYC stage, alternating between classical plays ("Two Gentlemen of Verona" 1994) and musicals ("Hello Again" 1993; "Merrily We Roll Along" 1994). Although he garnered a bit of attention with an insightful cameo as F. Scott Fitzgerald in the feature "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" (1994), he became a familiar figure to TV watchers the following year debuting as the acerbic, depressive colorist Richard Karinsky hired by a neurotic cartoonist (Lea Thompson) in the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City." Although not a favorite with critics, the show prospered for several years with the writers fashioning a love story between Thompson's Caroline and Gets' Richard. As the series was winding down, the actor returned to the stage headlining William Finn's autobiographical musical "A New Brain" (1998). Once the show was off the air, the openly gay actor undertook the role of the homosexual "Edward II" in a well-received San Francisco production and acted in the indie "Nine Scenes About Love" (lensed 2000).

Relationships

Sister
has a second younger

Terrence Gets

Father
British college textbook salesman

Lispeth Gets

Mother
British has been a special ed teacher and has worked in school administration

Eric Gets

Brother
older

Allison Gets

Sister
older

EDUCATION

Sydney Lanier Special Center

Gainesville, Florida

Buchholz High School

Gainesville, Florida
graduated at age 16

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut 1992

Fort Clarke Middle School

Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida 1989
enrolled at age 16; dropped out four times before finally graduating

Milestones

2006

Co-starred with Chris Kattan in Craig Chester's directing debut "Adam & Steve"

2000

Starred on stage in San Francisco production of "Edward II" at American Conservatory Theatre

1998

Returned to the New York stage as star of "A New Brain", written by William Finn and directed by James Lapine

1997

With Davis Gaines, played leads in the Encores! staging of "The Boys From Syracuse" in NYC

1995

Played regular role of depressive cartoonist Richard Karinsky on the NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City"

1994

Had lead role of Franklin Shepard in the Off-Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along"

1994

Had recurring role on the CBS soap opera "As the World Turns"

1994

Cast as Proteus in the New York Shakespeare Festival's production of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" in Central Park

1994

Made cameo appearance as F Scott Fitzgerald in "Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle"

1993

Was featured in the musical "Hello, Again" at Lincoln Center

1993

Played lead in Hartford Stage Company production of musical "The Return of Martin Guerre"

1992

After graduating Yale, appeared in Off-Broadway production of "Juno"

1989

TV debut in the PBS telecast of the Paper Mill Playhouse production of "Show Boat"; was member of the ensemble and played guitar

1985

Was co-director, choreographer and pianist for local production of "Ain't Misbehavin'"

1984

Film debut, "A Flash of Green"

1979

Composed music for local theater productions

1978

First professional role in a local production of "Annie Get Your Gun"

While a teen, worked in local theater as accompanist

Appeared in one-man performance piece, "Monkey Island" which was incorporated in BBC series "Jackadory"

Raised in New Jersey until age five; family then relocated to Gainesville, Florida

Began studying piano at age 9

Appeared in the annual Christmas show at NYC's Radio City Music Hall

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