Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Ted Van Griethuysen Biography (1934-)
Full name, Theodore Andre Van Griethuysen; born November 7, 1934, in Ponca City, OK; son of Theodore Andre (an oil company employee) and Treva Jan (Ogan)Van Griethuysen; married Rebecca Thompson (an actress), May 26, 1962. Addresses: OFFICE--259 W. 12th Street, New York, NY 10014.
- Birth Details
- November 7, 1934
- Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Lion, Androcles and the Lion, Four Arts Theatre, Houston, TX, 1951.
- OFF-BROADWAY DEBUT--Rake, The Failures, Fourth Street Theatre, 1959.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Sebastian, Twelfth Night, Four Arts Theatre, Houston, TX, 1952.
- Michael Brown, O, Mistress Mine, Little Theatre, Houston, TX, 1952.
- Ruddy Gibbons, My Dear Delinquents, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1953.
- Orestes, The Flies, Alley Theatre, 1955.
- Claudio, Measure for Measure, Gremio, The Taming of the Shrew, Laertes, Hamlet, all Old Globe Theatre, San Diego Shakespeare Festival, San Diego, CA,1955.
- Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Clarence, Richard III, Guiderius, Cymbeline, King of Navarre, Love's Labour's Lost, all Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland,OR, 1956.
- Pierre, The Madwoman of Chaillot, Prince, Time Remembered, both Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1958.
- Li-Wang, The Lute Song, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Octavius, Man and Superman, Judd Steiner, Compulsion, John Worthing, TheImportance of Being Earnest, Thomas Mendip, The Lady's Not for Burning, LordBrockhurst, The Boy Friend, all Stockbridge Theatre, Stockbridge, MA, 1959.
- Tom Lee, Tea and Sympathy, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- son, The Purification, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1959.
- Florizel, The Winter's Tale, Adrian, The Tempest, Egyptian messenger, Antony and Cleopatra, all American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1960.
- Mr. Hastings, She Stoops to Conquer, Sergeant Tinley, The Plough and theStars, both Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Jules Thibodeaux, The Octoroon, Laertes, Hamlet, both Phoenix Theatre, 1961.
- Monsieur le Beau, As You Like It, Donalbain, Macbeth, Troilus, Troilus and Cressida, all American Shakespeare Festival, 1961.
- Young Marlow, O, Marry Me!, Gate Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Ayamonn, Red Roses for Me!, Greenwich Mews Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Aemilian, Romulus, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- Oliver Brown, The Moon Besieged, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1962.
- title role, Hamlet: Revisited, Terrain Gallery Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Richard III, The White Rose and the Red, Stage 73, New York City, 1963.
- Oberon, A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York Shakespeare Festival, New York City, 1964.
- Jones, Inadmissible Evidence, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Cardinal Bellarmine, Galileo, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Tim Law, The Basement, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1968.
- Joseph Surface, School for Scandal, Mr. Horner, The Country Wife, Orestes, Andromache, all Terrain Gallery Theatre, New York City, 1969.
- Eilert Lovborg, Hedda Gabler, Terrain Gallery Theatre, then Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1970.
- title role, Othello, Rip Van Winkle/Richard III, Goodbye Profit System, both Terrain Gallery Theatre, 1972.
- P.T. Barnum, First Time Anywhere, Theatre-Off-Park, New York City, 1983.
- Big Daddy, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985.
- Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1986.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Production assistant, The Tempest, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1958.
- costume designer, The Crystal Heart, East 74th Street Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- director, Hamlet: Revisited, Terrain Gallery Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- costume designer, Javelin, Actors Playhouse, New York City, 1966.
- director, Hedda Gabler, Terrain Gallery Theatre, 1969, then Actors Playhouse, 1970.
- director, Othello, Terrain Gallery Theatre, 1972.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Mortimer, "Henry IV, Part I," Play of the Week, WNTA, 1960.
- son, "The Avenger," The Defenders, CBS, 1962.
- young sailor, "The Thunder of Ernie Bass," The Nurses, CBS, 1962.
- little fox, "The Pit," Lamp unto My Feet, CBS, 1965.
- Hansen, "Everybody Loved Him," NYPD, ABC, 1969.
- Also appeared in title role, "Frankenstein," The Human Stage, WOR, New York.
- Mr. Fenno, "The Patriot," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1963.
- Milton, "Lamp at Midnight," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1966.
- Gilles de Rais, "Saint Joan," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1967.
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