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Also Known As: Died:
Born: June 28, 1967 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, producer, hotel doorman

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Canadian actor Gil Bellows broke through with a starring role as a lovable low-life in the indie "Love and a .45" (1994) and a supporting turn as a young convict who dies for his friendship with Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994). After high-profile roles in "Miami Rhapsody" (1995) and "Snow White: A Tale of Terror" (Showtime, 1997), Bellow became a star as Billy Thomas, an old flame-turned-colleague of Calista Flockhart's "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) who still yearns for her despite his marriage to Georgia (Courtney Thorne-Smith). After leaving the David E. Kelley series in a memorably moving plot twist, Bellows starred in the first season of "The Agency" (CBS, 2001-03) and earned a Best Actor Gemini nomination for "Terminal City" (The Movie Network, 2005). He won an Emmy and a Peabody for producing the Claire Danes-starring biopic "Temple Grandin" (HBO, 2010), appeared in "House at the End of the Street" (2012) and continued to write, direct and produce as well as act. Although he never quite became a household name, Gil Bellows earned countless fans for his charismatic performances.

Canadian actor Gil Bellows broke through with a starring role as a lovable low-life in the indie "Love and a .45" (1994) and a supporting turn as a young convict who dies for his friendship with Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) in "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994). After high-profile roles in "Miami Rhapsody" (1995) and "Snow White: A Tale of Terror" (Showtime, 1997), Bellow became a star as Billy Thomas, an old flame-turned-colleague of Calista Flockhart's "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002) who still yearns for her despite his marriage to Georgia (Courtney Thorne-Smith). After leaving the David E. Kelley series in a memorably moving plot twist, Bellows starred in the first season of "The Agency" (CBS, 2001-03) and earned a Best Actor Gemini nomination for "Terminal City" (The Movie Network, 2005). He won an Emmy and a Peabody for producing the Claire Danes-starring biopic "Temple Grandin" (HBO, 2010), appeared in "House at the End of the Street" (2012) and continued to write, direct and produce as well as act. Although he never quite became a household name, Gil Bellows earned countless fans for his charismatic performances.

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  Night of Too Many Stars (2003) Director (Psa)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Leading Lady (2014)
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 Calling, The (2014)
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 Parkland (2013)
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 Mad Ship (2012)
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 Samaritan, The (2012)
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 Unthinkable (2010)
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Appeared off-Broadway in "True West"
1988:
Made film debut in "The First Season" for the National Film Board of Canada
1991:
Made American TV debut on an episode of NBC's "Law & Order"
1994:
Landed breakthrough role as Tommy in "The Shawshank Redemption"
1995:
First lead in a TV movie, "The Silver Strand" (Showtime)
1995:
Played first romantic lead opposite Sarah Jessica Parker in "Miami Rhapsody"
1996:
Featured opposite Kirstie Alley in ABC movie "Radiant City"
1997:
Appeared in Showtime's "Snow White: A Tale of Terror"
1997:
Cast as Billy Thomas, the emotionally enigmatic ex-boyfriend of the title character on Fox series "Ally McBeal"
1999:
Acted opposite wife Rya Kihlstedt in "Say You'll Be Mine"
1999:
Portrayed tech expert Lizard Browning in "Judas Kiss" (Cinemax)
2001:
Returned to series TV as star of the short-lived CBS drama "The Agency"
2003:
Co-produced and co-directed "Night of Too Many Stars" for Comedy Central
2005:
Starred opposite Nicolas Cage in "The Weather Man," directed by Gore Verbinski
2005:
Cast in Canadian drama series "Terminal City"
2006:
Appeared in the Hallmark Channel original movie "Final Days of Planet Earth"
2010:
Executive produced HBO biopic "Temple Grandin"
2012:
Co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in horror thriller "House at the End of the Street"
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Education

Magee Secondary School: -
American Academy of Dramatic Arts: Los Angeles , California -

Notes

". . . The exciting thing about what I do is, if you're a little lucky and you're a little busy, chances are you get to work with great directors. And if you do a Robert Altman film, chances are you'll work with all of them." --Gil Bellows in Movieline, September 1994.

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wife:
Rya Kihlstedt. Actor. Met in 1991 when they were both working at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.

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daughter:
Ava Emmanuelle Bellows. Born on April 4, 1999.
son:
Giovanni Bellows. Born in December 2001.

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