Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Michael Denison to Carol L. Dudley
George Dickerson Biography ((?)-)
Full name, George Graf Dickerson, Jr.; born July 25, in Topeka, KS; son of George Graf (a lawyer) and Elizabeth (a computer programmer; maiden name, Naumann) Dickerson; married Victoria Chess, March 15, 1965 (divorced, 1978); married Suzanne Hartman (an actress), August 12, 1978; children: Rachel, Lisa, SamWilliam, Erin Amarantha. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o Beverly Chase Management, 162 W. 54th Street, New York, NY 10019. AGENT--(New York) c/o David Drummond Agency, 60-A W. 75th Street, New York, NY 10023; (Los Angeles) c/o Maxine Arnold Agency, 8350 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
George Dickerson told CTFT that he has traveled extensively in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Nepal. He speaks French and German fluently, as well assome Arabic and Italian.
- STAGE DEBUT--Cromwell, A Man for All Seasons, Craig Theatre, Summit, NJ,1977.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Man, Talk to Me Like the Rain, Bond Street Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Andrey, Ward Six, Drama Committee Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Sammy, Rocky and His Friends, Directors Festival, Bond Street Gallery, New York City, 1977.
- Arthur, Mandolin Cocktail, Open Space Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Mike, Excelsior, Joseph Jefferson Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Henry, Mind Games, Impossible Ragtime Theatre, New York City, 1978.
- Suffolk, And the Furies Scream, Royal Court Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Fragments from a Broken Window (one-man show), American Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Nyuthin, On the Harmfulness of Tobacco, Alexander Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.
- Mulleimer, The Primary English Class, Los Angeles Actors Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.
- Gardner Bean, Shots at Fate, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- FILM DEBUT--Undertaker, Cutter's Way (also known as Cutter and Bone), United Artists, 1981.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Casino manager, Jinxed, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.
- father, Space Raiders, New World, 1983.
- sheriff, Psycho II, Universal, 1983.
- state attorney, The Star Chamber, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.
- Reblue Price, No Mercy, Tri-Star, 1986.
- Detective Williams, Blue Velvet, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.
- Detective Reiner, Death Wish IV, Cannon, 1987.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Uncle, "The Knock on the Door," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1979.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Mr. Wylie, Search for Tomorrow, NBC, 1979.
- Commander Dave Swanson, Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1980-81.
- Odell Brooks, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1985-87.
- Chester Leedham, Strike Force, ABC, 1981.
- parole board member, Maximum Security, HBO, 1984.
- Captain Leclerc, Desperate, ABC, 1987.
- Spy, A Man Called Sloane, NBC, 1979.
- lawyer, Paris, CBS, 1979.
- henpecked husband, The Incredible Hulk, CBS, 1979.
- lawyer, House Calls, CBS, 1980.
- farmer, Little House on the Prairie, NBC, 1980.
- father, All My Children, ABC, 1980.
- salesman, Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1980.
- doctor, Lobo, NBC, 1981.
- FBI agent, B.J. and the Bear, NBC, 1981.
- Angel Thomas, McClain's Law, NBC, 1981.
- Hensdale, Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1981.
- Rogers, Code Red, ABC, 1981.
- irate neighbor, The Greatest American Hero, ABC, 1982.
- luncheonette owner, Three's Company, ABC, 1982.
- Hawkins, Tucker's Witch, CBS, 1982.
- avenging father, Father Murphy, NBC, 1984.
- killer, Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, CBS, 1984.
- Phil Dietrichson, Shell Game, CBS, 1986.
- gun store owner, Hunter, NBC, 1986.
- chief of police, Sledgehammer, ABC, 1987.
- FBI agent, Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.
- Woody, Murder in Texas, NBC, 1981.
- Underwood, The Fantastic World of D.C. Collins, NBC, 1984.
- Neighbor, The House at 12 Rose Street, NBC, 1981.
- Fragments from a Broken Window, American Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- "Chico" (short story), The Best American Short Stories of 1963.
- "A Mussel Named Ecclesiastes" (short story), The Best American Short Stories of 1966.
- Also contributed short stories to Phoenix, Rogue, and Penthouse; poetry to The New Yorker, Mademoiselle, and Nadada; articles to Cavalier, The Saturday Evening Post, Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, New York Spy, Time, and World Health; and book reviews to Time.