Paul Gleason Biography (1939-)

Full name, Paul Xavier Gleason; born May 4, 1939, in Jersey City, NJ; died May 27, 2006, in Burbank, CA; son of George L. (a professional boxer, iron worker, restaurateur, and roofing manufacturer) and Eleanor (a registered nurse;maiden name, Doyle) Gleason; married Candy Moore, March 15, 1971 (divorced, 1978); married Joanna Hall (an actress; divorced); children: (first marriage)Shannon, Kaitlin; (second marriage) one son.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, writer
Birth Details
May 4, 1939
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • King McCloud, Key Largo, Circle Ten Theatre, 1967
  • Bachelor Furnished, Theatre at Schoenberg Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 1968
  • Niagra Falls, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1969
  • The Gingerbread Lady, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1971
  • The Front Page, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, then Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, both 1972
  • Randall Patrick "R. P." McMurphy, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest,Mercer Arts Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Born Yesterday, Barn Theatre, Albuquerque, NM, 1975
  • Economic Necessity, New York City, 1975
  • George Washington Slept Here, Cecilwood Theatre, Fishkill, NY, 1976
  • Big John, Theatre at Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1977
  • The Wakefield Trilogy, Actors Studio, New York City, 1977
  • Criminal Minds, New York City, 1978
  • The Shanty, Theatre at St. Clement's Church, New York City, 1978
  • Violano Virtuoso, New York City, 1979
  • Larry, Innocent Pleasures, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City,1980
  • Valentine's Day, Herbert Berghof Studio, New York City, 1981
  • Open Admissions, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982
  • The Chain, Hartman Theatre, Stamford, CT, 1983
  • Spec, Met Theatre, Los Angeles, 1991
  • Also involved with productions at Cafe La MaMa, New York City.
  • Stage Work
  • Directed A Couple of White Chicks Sitting Around Talking, WestwoodPlayhouse, Los Angeles.
  • Film Appearances
  • Guest at ski resort, Winter A Go-Go, American International Pictures, 1965
  • Camelot, Warner Bros., 1965
  • Sergeant Deadhead, American International Pictures, 1965
  • Ski Party, American International Pictures, 1966
  • Complaining golfer, Banning, Universal, 1967
  • Sheriff, Little Laura and Big John, Crown International, 1969
  • Dr. McClintock, Private Duty Nurses, New World, 1971
  • Police officer, Hit Man, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • Where Does It Hurt?, Cinerama, 1972
  • Major Thomas J. "Long Tom" Roberts, Doc Savage ... The Man of Bronze, Warner Bros., 1975
  • (As Paul X. Gleason) Michael Loonius, Vigilante Force, United Artists, 1975
  • Lieutenant Sammy, The Great Santini (also known as The Ace), Orion/Warner Bros., 1979
  • Daley, He Knows You're Alone (also known as Blood Wedding),Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1980
  • Detective, Fort Apache, the Bronx, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Executive, Arthur, Warner Bros., 1981
  • Remson, The Pursuit of D. B. Cooper (also known as Pursuit), Universal, 1981
  • Reporter, Tender Mercies, EMI/Universal, 1982
  • Clarence Beeks, Trading Places, Paramount, 1983
  • Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club, Universal, 1985
  • Jay Sprinsteen (some sources cite Jay Le Soto), Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (also known as Home Front), New Century/Vista, 1987
  • Robert, Forever, Lulu (also known as Crazy Streets), TriStar, 1987
  • Stan Gordon, Ghost Chase (also known as Hollywood-Monster),1987 Cannon, 1989
  • Coach Wayne Hisler, Johnny Be Good, Orion, 1988
  • Dwayne T. Robinson, Die Hard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988
  • Howard, She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988
  • Nightmare Beach (also known as Welcome to Spring Break), 1988
  • Broussard, Night Game, Trans World, 1989
  • Sergeant Frank Lackley, Miami Blues, Orion, 1990
  • Marvin Wells, Rich Girl, Studio Three, 1991
  • Silverstein, Wishman, 1991
  • Calvin Hogg, Running Cool, Paramount Home Video, 1993
  • Father, The Waiter, 1993
  • F.B.I. agent, National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (also known as Loaded Weapon 1), 1993
  • Hank Cooney, Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (also known as Maniac Cop 3), Academy Home Entertainment, 1993
  • Sheriff Brenner, Wild Cactus, Imperial Entertainment, 1993
  • Transaction man, Boiling Point (also known as L'extreme limite), Warner Bros., 1993
  • Elliot, Nothing to Lose, Image Entertainment, 1994
  • Kenny Bacon, I Love Trouble, Buena Vista, 1994
  • (As Paul Xavier Gleason) Mr. Burton, There Goes My Baby (also known as The Last Days of Paradise), Orion, 1994
  • Letter to Dad, 1994
  • Dr. Parker, Digital Man, New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Looking for Richard (documentary), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996
  • Blythe, Shadow Conspiracy, Buena Vista, 1997
  • Major Whittmar, A Time to Revenge, 1997
  • Officer Pickett, Money Talks, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Bagwell, No Code of Conduct, Dimension Films, 1998
  • Detective Johnson, Day at the Beach, Arrow Films International, 1998
  • Mr. Forrester, The Giving Tree (also known as Brutal Truthand Shaded Places), A-pix Entertainment/Eternity Pictures, 1999
  • Dean Van Buren, Red Letters, New City Releasing, 2000
  • Warden Doyle, Social Misfits, York Entertainment, 2000
  • Dean Hanson, The Myersons, 2001
  • Death, The Organization, Cool Room Entertainment/Storm Factory, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ozzie and Harriet (also known as The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), ABC, 1965
  • Dr. David Thornton, All My Children, ABC, 1976-1978
  • Captain Dave Herzog, One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994-1995
  • Appeared as the second Lee Carothers, Another Life.
  • Miniseries
  • Captain Ernest "Tex" Lee, Ike: The War Years, ABC, 1979
  • Arthur Ross, False Arrest (also known as The Joyce Lukezic Story and Reasonable Doubt), ABC, 1991
  • Movies
  • Major James Kirk, Women at West Point, CBS, 1979
  • Howie Henley, Doubletake, CBS, 1985
  • Jeremitt, Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (also known as The Ewok Adventure), 1985
  • John Schoonover, Challenge of a Lifetime, ABC, 1985
  • Dean Roland Hyde, Spooner, The Disney Channel, 1989
  • Lieutenant Petkavich, Fourth Story (also known as Basic Deception and Deadly Identity), Showtime, 1991
  • Lifted, Showtime, 1991
  • Majority Rule, Lifetime, 1992
  • Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, Fox, 1994
  • Specials
  • Appeared in Mother, May I?, PBS.
  • Episodic
  • Deputy, "A Famine Where Abundance Lies," Then Came Bronson, NBC, 1969
  • Smitty, "The Grandmothers," Adam-12, NBC, 1971
  • Blair, "The Deal," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1972
  • Border guard, "No Sign of the Cross," Banacek, NBC, 1972
  • Instructor Chuck Williams, "Training Wheels," Adam-12, NBC, 1972
  • Patrolman Arnold, "Backup 1-L20," Adam-12, NBC, 1972
  • John Suntor, "Excessive Force," Adam-12, NBC, 1974
  • Biff Lowe, "Fuched Again," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Biff Lowe, "Low Blow," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1984
  • Edson Ballon, "Savior," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1984
  • Ronnie Meeder/Jacques Arnot, "Kiss of the Sabre," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1984
  • Roy Kelsey, "Fire," The A-Team, NBC, 1984
  • Sheriff Jeff "Jed" Nebbins, "Small Town Steele," Remington Steele,NBC, 1984
  • Bunny Berrigan, "When Irish Eyes Are Crying," Miami Vice, NBC, 1986
  • Greenleaf, "Tip on a Sure Thing," The Equalizer, CBS, 1986
  • Harry, "The Trouble with Harry," The A-Team, NBC, 1986
  • Tom Fitzgerald, "High Anxiety," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1986
  • Henry Dutton, "Song of Orpheus," Beauty and the Beast, CBS, 1987
  • Stan Graber, "The Baby-Sitter," Life Goes On, ABC, 1989
  • Sterling Rose, "The Error of Her Ways," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • "Parental Guidance Suggested," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989
  • Top of the Hill, CBS, 1989
  • Cody Pearson, "Winner Takes All," B. L. Stryker, ABC, 1990
  • "The Cool Katt," Hardball, NBC, 1990
  • "The Stone Killer Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries, ABC, 1990
  • Coach John Laughton, "Speak, Lawyers, for Me," L.A. Law, NBC, 1991
  • Lieutenant Barney Claymore, "Thursday's Child," Murder, She Wrote,CBS, 1991
  • "The Reluctant Vampire," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991
  • Arthur Jensen, "Scenes from a Wedding," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1992
  • Steve Morrison, "Murder in Milan," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1992
  • Cushman, "The Opposite," Seinfeld, NBC, 1994
  • Henry Harrison, "The Ides of Metropolis," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1994
  • Nelson Rockefeller, "The Awakening," Dark Skies, NBC, 1996
  • Dean Borak, "Fraternity Row," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1997
  • Dean Borak, "It's Not You ... It's Me," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1997
  • Dr. Harold Payton, "Brainchild," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1997
  • Steve Johnson, "The Public Domain," NewsRadio, NBC, 1997
  • Stuart Wallace, "Finders Keepers," Grace under Fire (also known asGrace under Pressure), ABC, 1997
  • Judge Nicholas, "The Usual Santas," Melrose Place, Fox, 1998
  • "Hardball," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1998
  • First judge, "Drew and the Gang Law," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1999
  • Hank, "Veronica's June Swoon," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1999
  • Tom McNeil, "Home Is Where the Heartache Is," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1999
  • "Seven Deadly Sins," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1999
  • Comic book editor, Beyond Belief, Fox, 2000
  • Jack, "The One That Could Have Been," Friends, NBC, 2000
  • Peter Wendt, "Rage against the Machine," The District, CBS, 2001
  • Principal Squires, " ... And Then Jack Became the Voice of the Cougars,"Cursed, NBC, 2001
  • Appeared as Nick, Love, American Style, ABC; and appeared in "Appalachian Autumn," CBS Playhouse, CBS. Also appeared in episodes of The Bold Ones: The Doctors, NBC; The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, NBC; Cagney & Lacey, CBS; Call to Glory, ABC; Columbo, NBC; Dallas, CBS; Divorce Court, syndicated; Falcon Crest,CBS; The F.B.I., ABC; Gimme a Break, NBC; The Green Hornet, ABC; Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC; It's About Time, CBS; Jigsaw, ABC; McCloud, NBC; Nurse, CBS; Riptide, NBC; Sidekicks, ABC; and Toma, ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Larry Worth, Anything for Love, NBC, 1985
  • Captain Pete McQuade, Supercarrier (also known as Deadly Enemies), ABC, 1988
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in the A-Teens music video "Dancing Queen."
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • Bush, produced at Harold Clurman Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Crowbar, produced at West Bank Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Batting Practice, produced at Raft Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Poetry
  • Uleta Blues, Creative Arts Publishers, 1988
  • Also contributor of poetry to American Poetry East, City LightsJournal, Home Planet News, Long Shot, National Lampoon, New York Quarterly, Paris Review, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, and Yale Review.

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