Michael Gross

Actor
Forever etched in TV history as Steven Keaton, the public TV station manager and father to Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) on the long-running NBC sitcom "Family Ties" (1982-89), Michael Gross is a classically-trained ... Read more »
Born: 06/20/1947 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (90)

Anger Management 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Broken Windows 2014 (Movie)

Teddy (Actor)

In the Heat of Passion II 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Man Standing 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Partners 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Suits 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremors 5: Bloodlines 2014 (Movie)

Burt Gummer (Actor)

Naughty or Nice 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Atlas Shrugged: Part II -- The Strike 2012 (Movie)

Ted 'Buzz' Killman (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie 2012 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Brothers & Sisters 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Diva 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2006, 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stay Cool 2011 (Movie)

Mr McCarthy (Actor)

Parks and Recreation 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

100 Million BC 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1996 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Family Law 1996 - 2001, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1996 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1999 - 2000, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young and the Restless 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 2001 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremors 4: The Legend Begins 2004 (Movie)

Hiram Gummer (Actor)

Tremors: The Series 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meredith Baxter: Perfection & Reality 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hunger 1997 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Tremors 3: Return to Perfection 2000 (Movie)

Burt Gummer (Actor)

Ground Control 1998 (Movie)

Murray (Actor)

Kounterfeit 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sometimes They Come Back... Again 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Heart 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Avalanche 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Tremors 2: Aftershocks 1995 (Movie)

Burt Grummer (Actor)

Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Alan and Naomi 1992 (Movie)

Sol Silverman (Actor)

Scott Ross: Safe Sex? 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Cool As Ice 1991 (Movie)

Gordon Winslow (Actor)

In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rich and Famous: 1990 World's Best 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Tremors 1990 (Movie)

Burt Gummer (Actor)

Family Ties 1982 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Business 1988 (Movie)

Dr Jay Marshall (Actor)

A Letter to Three Wives 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Dream House 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Neighborhood 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

F.D.R. -- The Last Year 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Movie)

King Arthur (Actor)

A Girl Named Sooner (TV Show)

Actor

Adopting Terror (TV Show)

Actor

Awake to Danger (TV Show)

Actor

Blue-Eyed Butcher (TV Show)

Actor

Combustion (Movie)

(Actor)

Dream On (TV Show)

Actor

Family Ties Vacation (TV Show)

Actor

Hijacked: Flight 285 (TV Show)

Actor

Meant To Be (Movie)

(Actor)

Mrs. Harris (TV Show)

Actor

Right to Die (TV Show)

Actor

Silent Killer (TV Show)

Actor

Summer Fantasy (TV Show)

Actor

The Neighborhood (Movie)

(Actor)

Vestige of Honor (TV Show)

Actor

With a Vengeance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Forever etched in TV history as Steven Keaton, the public TV station manager and father to Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) on the long-running NBC sitcom "Family Ties" (1982-89), Michael Gross is a classically-trained actor whose tall, lanky frame and salt and pepper hair have lent themselves to numerous supporting and leading roles in TV-movies and feature films. A graduate of the prestigious Yale School of Drama, Gross began his career as a member of the repertory company of the Actors Theatre of Louisville (KY). In the late 1970s, he moved to New York where he found work with Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Theatre Festival before making his Broadway debut as a drag queen in the American premiere of "Bent" (1979) opposite Richard Gere.

Relationships

Theodore Alex Burkhardt

Step-Son

Katharine Lucille Burkhardt

Step-Daughter

Elza Bergeron

Wife
married on June 2, 1984

William Gross

Father

Virginia Gross

Mother

Mary Gross

Sister
appeared as regular on "Saturday Night Live" born March 25, 1953

EDUCATION

Kelvyn Park High School

Chicago , Illinois 1965

University of Illinois

Carbondale , Illinois 1970

School of Drama, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1973

Milestones

2001

Played the father of Noah Wyle's Dr. John Carter in an episode of "ER" (NBC)

2000

Co-starred with Kelsey Grammer on Broadway in "Macbeth"

1994

Appeared in TV-movies, "In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance", "Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story", and "Avalanche"; also appeared in the feature, "In the Heat of Passion II"

1992

Returned to film in "Alan & Naomi"

1988

Played opposite Lily Tomlin in the feature "Big Business"

1986

Starred in "The Real Thing", Mark Taper Forum, L.A.

1982

Miniseries debut, "Little Gloria: Happy at Last"

1980

Film debut, "Just Tell Me What You Want"

1979

Broadway debut, "Bent"

1978

Off-Broadway debut, "Sgnarelle, An Evening of Moliere Farces" at the New York Shakespeare Festival

1975

TV-movie debut, "A Girl Named Sooner"

1973

Member of company, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Kentucky)

Born and raised in the Chicago, Illinois, area

Played father on long-running NBC sitcom, "Family Ties"

Moved to New Mexico, painted and became part owner in a railroad after "Family Ties" went off the air

Bonus Trivia

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After appearing in the 1987 TV-movie "Right to Die", which concerned a woman suffering from Lou Gehrig's Disease, Gross became a spokesperson for the ALS Association.

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"I always thought of acting as a chance to be as different from yourself as possible. In theatre, the greatest compliment you can pay an actor is not to recognize him. That's exciting to me." --Michael Gross quoted in the press kit for "Tremors"

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