skip navigation
John Getz

John Getz


TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here


TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

The Fly:... The 1958 version of "The Fly" may have been scary, but David Cronenberg's... more info $6.98was $6.98 Buy Now

Mystery Woman:... This 2006 Hallmark Channel TV crime mystery stars Kellie Martin as the owner of... more info $6.99was $6.99 Buy Now

Blood Simple:... "Blood Simple (Director's Cut)" (1985) marked the triumphant debut of celebrated... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

The Fly... MORE > $14.98 Regularly $14.98 Buy Now blu-ray

4 Film... MORE > $9.99 Regularly $9.99 Buy Now blu-ray

Also Known As: Died:
Born: October 15, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Davenport, Iowa, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Perfect Guy, The (2015)
A woman meets an IT expert who seems to be the perfect guy. But after a sex charged courtship she sees a violent side of him and dissolves the relationship. In jealous rage and fueled by insane revenge he violates her privacy.
Trumbo (2015)
The story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was sent to prison during the 1950s HUAC trials and wrote two Oscar-winning classics while blacklisted.
Desperate Acts of Magic (2013)
Bored with his life as a computer programmer, Jason dreams of becoming a professional magician. Stacy achieved that dream, only to be spit out by the male-dominated magic establishment, leaving her to fend for herself on the street passing the hat to tourists, and picking pockets. They both have som
Jobs (2013)
Social Network, The (2010)
In 2003, brilliant Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg conceives of the idea of a social networking website which will become the world-changing phenomenon, Facebook. His close friend and roommate Eduardo Saverin provides the seed money for the new company, and Napster founder Sean Parker presents the product to the venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Zuckerberg, a young man with few social skills outside of the virtual world, manages to destroy his few true friendships with Saverin and Parker due to his ruthlessness and greed in the wake of the huge success of their project.
Superhero Movie (2008)
After being bitten by a genetically altered dragonfly, high school loser Rick Riker develops superhuman abilities like incredible strength and armored skin. Rick decides to use his new powers for good and becomes a costumed crime fighter known as "The Dragonfly." However, standing in the way of his destiny is the villainous Lou Landers. After an experiment gone wrong, Lou develops the power to steal a person''s life force and in a dastardly quest for immortality becomes the supervillain, "The Hourglass." With unimaginable strength, unbelievable speed and deeply uncomfortable tights, will the Dragonfly be able to stop the sands of The Hourglass and save the world?
Zodiac (2007)
From 1966 to 1978, the Zodiac Killer claimed victim after victim in the San Francisco Bay area, repeatedly taunting law-enforcement authorities with direct messages bragging about his deeds. The killer is officially blamed for six murders, but claimed to have killed some 37 people and could have bee
Nanking (2007)
Tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese subjected Nanking-- which was then China's capital--to months of aerial bombardment, and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder a
Living 'til the End (2005)
A man is so afraid of dying that he stops living his life, until he meets a woman who is dying, but has made a conscious decision to live her life right up to the end. Jack Whilton is a buttoned-down estate planner with a girlfriend, Cynthia, who is anything but. When Cynthia takes Jack to visit a p
Day Without a Mexican, A (2004) as State Senator Abercrombie
Mary Jo Quintana wakes up one morning to discover that her husband Roberto has vanished along with their young son. She soon learns that they are among the 14 million Latinos from across the state who have disappeared seemingly overnight.
Hunger Point (2003) as David Hunter
Based on the book of the same name by Jillian Medoff. When Frannie's sister commits suicide after a long battle with anorexia, she is forced to examine her life which tests the already fragile family.
Requiem for a Dream (2000) as
Evoking the inner landscape of human beings longing to connect, to love and feel loved, is this parable of happiness gloriously found and tragically lost. Parallel stories are linked by the relationship between the lonely, widowed Sara Goldfard and her sweet but aimless son, Harry. The plump Sara, g
Late Shift, The (1996) as Brandon Tartikoff
Account of the behind-the-scenes maneuvering by representatives of Jay Leno and David Letterman to replace Johnny Carson when he announced his retirement from late-night television.
Friend's Betrayal, A (1996) as Dennis Hewitt
A mother is shocked to discover that her 18-year-old son is carrying on a romantic relationship with his older lover, the mother's best friend.
Painted Hero (1995) as Sheriff Gil Acuff
Every day, Virgil Kidder takes deadly risks protecting riders from raging bulls. And every night, he tries to forget his troubled past. But his past catches up to him when he returns to Waco, Texas to work for his friend Brownie. Kidder runs into the two people he would most like to avoid: his old g
Awake to Danger (1995) as Steve Murdock
While recovering from a coma, a teenage girl pieces together her blurred recollection of the night her mother was murdered. But as she begins to remember, the killer closes in.
Untamed Love (1994) as Chad
A teacher of handicapped children tries to prevent a sometimes-violent pupil from being institutionalized.
Betrayal of Trust (1994) as Curt
Story of a woman who fights to have her former psychiatrist convicted of rape after she realizes he has been having sex with her during her drug-induced "treatment" sessions for several years. Based on a true story.
Playmaker (1994) as Eddie
Psychological thriller involving a murder to frame an actress.
Passion to Kill, A (1994) as Jerry Chamberlain
Dr. David Lawson gets involved with his friend Jerry's new wife, Diana, a woman with a secret past. Suspicious of his wife's behavior, Jerry decides to divorce her, but ends up brutally murdered. Despite the evidence, David covers for her. His ex-girlfriend, Beth, sure of Diana's guilt but unable to
Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (1993) as Doug Hulin
Drama inspired by events surrounding Hurricane Andrew, which took place in southern Florida in August 1992, and some of the incidents that occurred during and after the devastation.
Majority Rule (1992) as Paul Taylor
A general, the first American woman to lead troops in combat, becomes a national hero and runs for president.
In My Daughter's Name (1992) as Michael Elias
A mother takes the law into her own hands after her daughter's murderer is acquitted on a technicality.
Curly Sue (1991) as Walker Mccormick
A precocious 9-year-old girl and her street-wise male guardian charm their way into the life of a wealthy woman attorney.
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991) as Gus Brandon
The oldest of five children is forced to join the workforce to support the family when their mother goes away on vacation and the babysitter dies.
Men At Work (1990) as Maxwell Potterdam Iii
Two garbage collectors discover a corpse.
Born On The Fourth Of July (1989) as Marine Major
Ron Kovic fights to re-build his life after losing the use of his legs in Vietnam.
Fly II, The (1989) as Stathis Borans
In the sequel to "The Fly", Seth Brundle's son Martin, a scientist himself, has to fight a battle to stay human as the insect blood within him begins to take control.
Burnout (1988) as Sergeant
A veteran member of the vice squad lapses into a routine of pills and liquor and a frightening loss of emotional control while on the job after her longtime affair with her division sergeant comes to an end and a dear friend commits suicide.
Fly, The (1986) as Stathis Borans
Research scientist Seth Brundle invites science-magazine reporter Veronica Quaife to his lab for a demonstration of his telepod, which transfers matter through space. Veronica is around the lab for several weeks, and one day while discussing transporting humans with the device, she inadvertently persuades Seth into experimenting on himself. Unfortunately for everyone, Seth enters the telepod at the same time as a little housefly, with horrifying consequences.
Concrete Beat (1984) as Mickey Thompson
Newspaper columnist John Getz tries to juggle the hectic schedule of his job, trying to clear a woman blamed for her child's death, and romancing his ex-wife who happens to be his gruff boss' daughter in this prospective series pilot.
Thief of Hearts (1984) as Ray Davis
A professional burglar stumbles upon a woman's diary and then decides to use the knowledge of her innermost thoughts and desires to seduce her.
Blood Simple (1984) as Ray
A classic modern noir on Blu-ray, Joel and Ethan Coen's debut feature "Blood Simple" (1984) tells the story of the owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar who discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he
Muggable Mary: Street Cop (1982) as Det Dan Waters
Karen Valentine is real-life New York City policewoman, Mary Glatzle, a jobless divorcee whose young son's congenital medical problem caused her to join the force and tough it out at the police academy before being allowed to prove herself as an undercover cop.
Not in Front of the Children (1982) as Dr Paul Adams
A divorced mother (Linda Gray) finds she has a bitter custody fight on her hands after inviting a young doctor (John Getz) to move in with her, to the consternation of her ex-husband (John Lithgow).
Kent State (1981) as Professor Ted Arnold
A large, relatively unfamiliar cast heads this dramatization of the four days of events leading up to the historic tragedy at Kent State University in May 1970, during the confrontation between National Guardsmen and students staging anti-war demonstrations. Director James Goldstone won an Emmy Awar
Tattoo (1981) as Buddy
Karl Kinski is a tattoo artist who is commisioned to paint fake tattoos on a model named Maddy for an ad campaign. But when the mentally unbalanced Karl becomes obsessed with Maddy he kidnaps her, holding her captive and tattooing her body with his designs as if she were a canvas.
Rivkin: Bounty Hunter (1981) as Lester Dederow
A New York-based bounty hunter who makes a living chasing and capturing bail jumpers matches wits with a heavily-armed drug dealer in this pilot to a prospective series. Harry Morgan is the kindly priest who lives next door to bounty hunting Ron Leibman and looks after his twelve-year-old wheelchair
Killer Bees (1974) as Attendant
Gloria Swanson made her TV-film debut as an iron-willed matriarch (with a German accent) who not only dominates a family of California winegrowers but also maintains a strange power over a colony of bees thriving in her vineyard.

Cast (special)

I Want to Go Home (1985) as Thomas Sanders
Two children are in their father's custody after their parent's divorce. The mother takes her children on a two-week camping trip, desperate for her children's affection, and winds up kidnapping them.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Zenon: The Zequel (2001) as General Hammond
Woman Called Moses, A (1978) as Stewart
A dramatization of the life of the legendary slave who escaped to freedom and returned to the South many times to rescue others via her underground railroad.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Loose Change (1978) as John Campbell
A novel for television focusing on a ten-year period in the lives and loves of three best girlfriends -- an author, an artist and a political activist -- maturing during the turbulent 1960s.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute