Paul Gross

Actor, Screenwriter, Playwright
A stalwart leading man best known in the USA and internationally as Benton Fraser, the Canadian Mountie who moves to Chicago to solve crimes in the CBS series "Due South," Paul Gross was also a successful TV writer in ... Read more »
Born: 04/30/1959 in Calgary, Alberta, CA


Actor (25)

Gunless 2016 (Movie)


Hyena Road 2016 (Movie)

Pete Mitchell (Actor)

Beeba Boys 2015 (Movie)


Little Boy 2015 (Movie)

Fighting US Soldier (Actor)

Barney's Version 2010 (Movie)

Constable O'Malley of the North (Actor)

Eastwick 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)


Passchendaele 2008 (Movie)

Michael Dunne (Actor)

Wilby Wonderful 2004 (Movie)


Men With Brooms 2002 (Movie)

Chris Cutter (Actor)

Due South 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)


Red Green Live '99 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Canadian Country Music Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Whale Music 1995 (Movie)

Daniel Howl (Actor)

Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Paint Cans 1994 (Movie)

Morton Ridgewell (Actor)

XXX's & OOO's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Aspen Extreme 1993 (Movie)

T J Burke (Actor)

The Ray Bradbury Theater 1987 - 1993 (TV Show)


Buried on Sunday 1991 (Movie)


Cold Comfort 1988 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

Getting Married in Buffalo Jump 1988 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

Due South (TV Show)


H2O (Movie)

Tom McLaughlin (Actor)

Murder Most Likely (TV Show)

Producer (5)

Hyena Road 2016 (Movie)


Cottage Country 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Passchendaele 2008 (Movie)


Men With Brooms 2002 (Movie)


The Real Patsy Kline 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Co-Executive Producer
Writer (4)

Hyena Road 2016 (Movie)


Passchendaele 2008 (Movie)


Men With Brooms 2002 (Movie)


H2O (Movie)

Director (3)

Hyena Road 2016 (Movie)


Passchendaele 2008 (Movie)


Men With Brooms 2002 (Movie)



A stalwart leading man best known in the USA and internationally as Benton Fraser, the Canadian Mountie who moves to Chicago to solve crimes in the CBS series "Due South," Paul Gross was also a successful TV writer in his native Canada. "Due South" first aired as a TV-movie in April 1994, with Gross' character heading to Chicago and teaming with a detective there (David Marciano) in order to catch a thug. CBS put the show on its fall 1994 schedule, where it attracted a following. Gross had previously appeared on American TV in PBS' "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City," in which he was Brian Hawkins, the "straight" suitor of Laura Linney, and in an episode of "The Ray Bradbury Theatre." On Canadian TV, he had extensive acting and writing credits. Gross was one of the writers on "For the Record," a successful series there. He began acting in feature films in Canada as well. Gross appeared in "Cold Comfort" and was the ranch hand in "Getting Married in Buffalo Jump" (both 1989). He was the lead in "Buried on Sunday" (1992), and played a ski instructor in "Aspen Extreme" (1993), among other credits. Stage roles, all in Canada, include Brick in a production of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."


Martha Burns

married in September 1988 won Genie Award for supporting work as the maid in a film version of "Long Day's Journey Into Night"

Robert Gross

served as a Tank Commander in the Canadian army operated Badland Books (

Renie Gross


Hannah Gross

born in 1990

Jack Gross

born in 1994

Anthony Gross



University of Alberta

Edmonton , Alberta
dropped out in 1980 to pursue career; later returned and earned degree

Earl Haig Secondary School

Toronto , Ontario

Cheswyks Prepatory School

Camberley , Surrey

attended schools in New Brunswick, Canada and Washington, DC



Feature directorial debut, "Men With Brooms", a comedy about a curling team; also co-wrote, produced and starred


Produced and starred in the Canadian TV series "Steelstring", playing a former rock singer turned private investigator


Exeuctive produced and starred as a corrupt Royal Canadian Mountie in the TNT movie "Murder Most Likely"


Played title role in "Hamlet" at Stratford, Ontario; singing partner David Keeley was cast as Horatio


Reprised role in syndicated series version of "Due South"; also wrote episodes


Acted in the CBS adaptation of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"


Starred in "Due South" TV-movie and subsequent CBS series


Co-starred in "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City"


Wrote the teleplay, "Gross Misconduct" about hockey player Brian Spencer; directed by Atom Egoyan


Had lead in "Buried on Sunday"


Made film debut, "Cold Comfort"


Starred as Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at Manitoba Theatre Center


Play "Buchanan", about a surgeon, opened at the Toronto Free Theatre


Wrote book and lyrics and co-composed score for the stage musical "Thunder, Perfect Mind"; also acted alongside future wife Martha Burns


Penned the teleplay for "In This Corner", directed by Atom Egoyan


Played Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet"


Debut as a playwright with "The Deer and the Antelope Play" at Edmonton's Theatre Network; later that year second play "The Dead of Winter" was also produced


Professional stage debut as Lysander in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Edmonton's Northern Light Theatre

Began performing career at age 14, appearing in commercials

Because of father's army career, childhood was spent in various places, including Germany, England and Washington, DC

Performed with a band called The Bonemen in the 1980s to the early 1990s

At age 16, spent summer working in the box office of the Statford Festival

Wrote for Canadian TV series, "For the Record"

Bonus Trivia


In 1999, Gross was asked to join the cast of the NBC series "ER" as well star in the David E. Kelley-created "Snoops", but he turned down both jobs, in part because he did not want to move his family to Los Angeles. He told Shelley Decker of Canada's Express (November 12, 1999): "You can't raise kids in that city. You raise monsters."