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Born: March 17, 1960 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor

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Stocky, unconventionally handsome supporting player and occasional lead of stage, TV and features. Gross got his start in West Coast stage productions ranging from classics ("The Three Sisters" and "Much Ado About Nothing") to contemporary works ("Room Service" and "Le Bete"). Gross made his feature debut in the "grade Z" actioner "Exterminator 2" (1984) and garnered some attention as C. Thomas Howell's roommate in the lackluster social satire "Soul Man" (1986). This turned out to be the defining role for Gross--the funny sidekick. Other features followed including "Tequila Sunrise" (1988), playing Mel Gibson's informant cousin, "Coup De Ville" (1990), as the middle brother and "A Midnight Clear" (1992), as the Jewish soldier. While primarily a film and stage actor, Gross is best known for his work on the hit sitcom "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-95) entitled "These Friends of Mine" during its first season. As Adam, Ellen's platonic friend and roommate, Gross added a much needed male perspective to the mostly female forum.

Stocky, unconventionally handsome supporting player and occasional lead of stage, TV and features. Gross got his start in West Coast stage productions ranging from classics ("The Three Sisters" and "Much Ado About Nothing") to contemporary works ("Room Service" and "Le Bete"). Gross made his feature debut in the "grade Z" actioner "Exterminator 2" (1984) and garnered some attention as C. Thomas Howell's roommate in the lackluster social satire "Soul Man" (1986). This turned out to be the defining role for Gross--the funny sidekick. Other features followed including "Tequila Sunrise" (1988), playing Mel Gibson's informant cousin, "Coup De Ville" (1990), as the middle brother and "A Midnight Clear" (1992), as the Jewish soldier.

While primarily a film and stage actor, Gross is best known for his work on the hit sitcom "Ellen" (ABC, 1994-95) entitled "These Friends of Mine" during its first season. As Adam, Ellen's platonic friend and roommate, Gross added a much needed male perspective to the mostly female forum.

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2.
 Harvest (2010)
3.
 Grey Gardens (2007)
4.
 Three Wise Guys (2005)
5.
 Minority Report (2002) Howard Marks
6.
 Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) James Lakewood
7.
 Big Eden (2000) Henry Hart
8.
 In the Company of Spies (1999) Todd Simar
9.
 Seven Girlfriends (1999) Roman
10.
 Arthur's Quest (1999) Merlin
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Spent three years as a member of the South Coast Repertory Company
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Spent one year with the El Teatro Campesino
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Made TV guest appearances on the series "Different Strokes" and "Knight Rider"
1984:
Feature acting debut, "Exterminator 2"
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Appeared in numerous West Coast stage productions including "The Three Sisters", "Taming of the Shrew" and "Much Ado About Nothing"
1987:
First film in a leading role, "House II: The Second Story"
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Performed in several radio plays for NPR (National Public Radio)
1994:
TV series debut as a regular role, "Ellen/These Friends of Mine"
2000:
Had lead role of a NYC artist who returns to him hometown in Montana to care for his ailing grandfather in "Big Eden"
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Education

University of California at Irvine: Irvine , California -
Professional Conservatory, South Coast Repertory Theater: Costa Mesa , California -

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