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Also Known As: Gerritt Graham Died:
Born: November 27, 1949 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter, journalist, songwriter, critic

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A hawk-nosed, light-haired character player with large hooded eyes, Gerrit Graham started his film acting career as a teenager in the early experimental anti-Establishment comedies of Brian De Palma (1968's "Greetings" and its sequel "Hi, Mom!" 1969) co-starring with the then unknown Robert De Niro. The NYC-born actor snared the role of a countercultural figure even more thoroughly obsessed with the assassination of JFK than with the pleasures of Free Love while a sophomore at Columbia University where he served as general manager of the Columbia Players--a post previously held by De Palma. Graham dropped out of college to act with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe before collaborating with De Palma again on "Hi, Mom!". He went on to amass of number of stage credits including several productions with Paul Sills' original Story Theater, a lead in the L.A. production of Sam Shepard's "Chicago" and some off-off-Broadway shows.

A hawk-nosed, light-haired character player with large hooded eyes, Gerrit Graham started his film acting career as a teenager in the early experimental anti-Establishment comedies of Brian De Palma (1968's "Greetings" and its sequel "Hi, Mom!" 1969) co-starring with the then unknown Robert De Niro. The NYC-born actor snared the role of a countercultural figure even more thoroughly obsessed with the assassination of JFK than with the pleasures of Free Love while a sophomore at Columbia University where he served as general manager of the Columbia Players--a post previously held by De Palma. Graham dropped out of college to act with Chicago's Second City comedy troupe before collaborating with De Palma again on "Hi, Mom!". He went on to amass of number of stage credits including several productions with Paul Sills' original Story Theater, a lead in the L.A. production of Sam Shepard's "Chicago" and some off-off-Broadway shows.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Chaotic Ana (2007)
3.
 One True Thing (1998) Oliver Most
4.
 Love Letter, The (1998) Warren Whitcomb
5.
 National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins (1995) Lucifer ("Anger")
6.
 Break, The (1995) Bill Cowens
8.
 Wasp Woman (1995) Arthur
9.
 My Girl 2 (1994) Dr Sam Helburn
10.
 Shake, Rattle and Rock (1994) Lipsky
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1949:
Born in New York City
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Grew up in St Louis, Missouri, Grosse Pointe, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois
1957:
Made acting debut at age eight in a Detroit Art Institute production of "Winnie the Pooh" (date approximate)
1958:
Performed in Moliere's "Le Medecin malgre lui/Doctor Inspite of Himself" with his French class (date approximate)
1962:
Attended The Groton School, one of the most prestigious private schools in the USA; served as president of the dramatic association (dates approximate)
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Attended Columbia University; became the general manager of the Columbia Players
1967:
While a college sophomore, cast by writer-director Brian De Palma (himself a former general manager of the Columbia Players) to co-star in "Greetings" (date approximate)
1968:
Feature debut, "Greetings"; first collaboration with writer-director De Palma
1968:
Left Columbia to act with Chicago's Second City (date approximate)
1969:
Played the lead in Sam Shepard's "Chicago" in a Los Angeles production (date approximate)
1970:
Co-starred in De Palma's follow-up feature "Hi, Mom!"
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Performed another season with Chicago's Second City
1971:
Joined Paul Sills' original Story Theater company; played in the initial productions of "Story Theatre" and "Metamorphosis" (date approximate)
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Worked on the NYC stage and did two more shows with Sills (date approximate)
1974:
Portrayed Beef, a glitter rocker parody, in De Palma's "Phantom of the Paradise"
1974:
Moved to Los Angeles
1974:
TV debut in the NBC movie "Strange Homecoming"
1979:
Reteamed with De Palma for "Home Movies"
1979:
Had recurring role of a kooky neighbor in the short-lived TV sitcom "Stockard Channing in Just Friends" (CBS)
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Wrote several teleplays for the revival of "The Twilight Zone" (CBS)
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Played a recurring role on "Sidekicks" (ABC), a martial arts-flavored cop show
1988:
Provided additional story material for "Oliver & Company", a Disney animated feature
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Played the recurring role of Hughes on the hit primetime soap "Dallas" (CBS)
1989:
Had title role in the horror spoof "Chud II: Bud the Chud"
1989:
Contributed additional dialogue to Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
1990:
Was a series regular on "Sugar and Spice", a blue-collar CBS sitcom
1990:
Co-wrote the animation screenplay for Disney's animated "The Prince and the Pauper", which featured Mickey Mouse
1990:
Provided the story for an episode of "The Young Riders" (ABC)
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Played the recurring role of Dr. Norman Pankow, a dreaded school principal on "Parker Lewis Can't Lose!"
1991:
Had regular role as a doctor in the medical comedy "STAT" (ABC)
1992:
Performed the voice of Cat R Waul for "Fievel's American Tails", an animated children's series
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Voiced the character of Franklin Sherman for "The Critic", a primetime animated series aired on ABC and later on Fox
1998:
Appeared as a renowned author and William Hurt's mentor in "One True Thing"
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Returned to series TV as a regular in the CBS drama series "Now & Again"
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Education

Columbia University: New York , New York -
The Groton School: Groton , Connecticut - 1966

Notes

A rock music expert, Graham has regularly written about artists and recordings for such publications as ROLLING STONE, CREEM, FUSION and THE BOSTON PHOENIX.

Graham also wrote the song "Victim of Crime" and has penned lyrics for Bob Weir's band Ratdog

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