Michael Gross Biography (1947-)

Born June 21, 1947, in Chicago, IL; son of William Oscar (a tool designer) and Virginia Ruth (a telephone operator) Gross; brother of Mary Gross (an actress); married Elza Bergeron (a casting director and executive), June 2, 1984;stepchildren: Katharine Lucille Burkhardt, Theodore Alex Burkhardt. Addresses: Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900,Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Birth Details
June 21, 1947
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Steven Keaton, Family Ties, NBC, 1982-1989
  • Movies
  • Jim Seevey, A Girl Named Sooner, NBC, 1975
  • Dr. Howard Bruenn, F. D. R.: The Last Year, NBC, 1980
  • Julius "J. J." Jacobson, Dream House, CBS, 1981
  • Gilchrist, Little Gloria ... Happy at Last, NBC, 1982
  • James Troth, Cook and Peary: The Race to the Pole, CBS, 1983
  • Ben Brannigan, Summer Fantasy, NBC, 1984
  • Steven Keaton, Family Ties Vacation, NBC, 1985
  • George Phipps, A Letter to Three Wives, NBC, 1985
  • Bob Bauer, Right to Die, NBC, 1987
  • William Russell "Bill" Matix, In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (also known as Bloody Friday and The F.B.I. Murders), NBC,1988
  • King Arthur, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, NBC, 1989
  • Don Scott, Vestige of Honor, CBS, 1990
  • Richard Mayberly, In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (also known as In the Line of Duty: The Twilight Murders and Midnight Murders), NBC, 1991
  • Frank Tanner, With a Vengeance, CBS, 1992
  • Assistant Chief Matt Brenner, Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland, ABC,1993
  • Tom Williams, In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance, NBC, 1994
  • Kevin Mulligan, Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, CBS,1994
  • Brian Kemp, Avalanche, Fox, 1994
  • Dr. Gordon Powell, Deceived by Trust: A Moment of Truth Movie, NBC, 1995
  • Ben Horner, Hijacked: Flight 285, ABC, 1996
  • Paul Fleiss, The Good Doctor: The Paul Fleiss Story, CBS, 1996
  • Lieutenant Peter Byrnes, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice, NBC, 1996
  • Lieutenant Peter Byrnes, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave, CBS,1997
  • Voice of Warren McGinnis, Batman Beyond: The Movie, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Tom Lindsay, "Last Wish," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1985
  • Arthur Thursby, "Caught Red Handed," Night Court, 1987
  • Voice of Lloyd Ventris, "See No Evil," Batman: The Animated Series, 1993
  • Father Sherman McKigney, "The Second Coming," Dream On, HBO, 1994
  • Stanley Hearst, "Inconstant Moon," The Outer Limits, Showtime andsyndicated, 1996
  • Professor Frank Ingram, "But at My Back I Always Hear," The Hunger, Showtime, 1997
  • Voice of Warren McGinnis, "Rebirth: Part 1," Batman Beyond, The WB, 1999
  • Mr. Volpe, "Only the Lonely," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999
  • Councilman Krantz, "Laurie Runs for Office," The Norm Show, ABC, 1999
  • Councilman Krantz, "Norm and Shelly," The Norm Show, ABC, 1999
  • Carl Braddock, "Trade This," Law & Order, NBC, 2000
  • Dr. Petersen, "Goodbye: Parts 1 & 2," Spin City, ABC, 2000
  • Anthony Jacobs, "Affairs of the State," Family Law, CBS, 2000
  • John "Jack" Carter, Jr., "Four Corners," ER, NBC, 2001
  • John "Jack" Carter, Jr., "I'll Be Home for Christmas," ER, NBC, 2001
  • Dr. Charles Webb, "Crazy," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC,2002
  • John "Jack" Carter, Jr., "A River in Egypt," ER, NBC, 2002
  • Appeared as Steven Keaton, "Trading Places," Day by Day.
  • Specials
  • 16 Days of Glory, 1987
  • Inside "Family Ties": Behind the Scenes of a Hit, PBS, 1988
  • Rich and Famous: 1990 World's Best, syndicated, 1990
  • Scott Ross: Safe Sex?, The Family Channel, 1992
  • The Look, 1993
  • Other
  • Jack Wolfe, The Neighborhood (pilot; also known as Breslin's Neighborhood), NBC, 1982
  • Ben McAdams, Awake to Murder, 1995
  • The Making of a Hollywood Madam, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Edmund, Long Day's Journey into Night, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1973
  • Mephistopheles, Doctor Faustus, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1976
  • (Off-Broadway debut) Gorgibus, "The Flying Doctor," and title role, "Sganarelle," Sganarelle: An Evening of Moliere Farces, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1978
  • (Broadway debut) Greta, Bent, New Apollo Theatre, 1979
  • Montano, Othello, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • You Can't Take It with You, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1979
  • Measure for Measure, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1979
  • Clov, Endgame, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1980
  • Tucker, Put Them All Together, Workshop of the Performing Arts Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Alexander "Sandy" Lord, The Philadelphia Story, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Gregers Werle, The Wild Duck, Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1981
  • Teiresias, Oedipus the King, Theatre at Brooklyn Academy of Music,1981
  • Red Soldier, Billwitz, Frank Deeds, and Hoogstraten, No End of Blame, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1981
  • Jocko Pyle, Geniuses, Astor Place Theatre, then Douglas FairbanksTheatre, both New York City, 1982
  • Sam, Territorial Rites, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1983
  • Henry, The Real Thing, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, LosAngeles, 1986
  • George Tesman, Hedda Gabler, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, 1986
  • Ross, Macbeth, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Appeared in A Cup of Coffee, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT; and in Art, Chicago, IL; also appeared in Love Letters, Money & Friends, That Championship Season, and The ThreepennyOpera.
  • Film Appearances
  • Lothar, Just Tell Me What You Want, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Host, Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz, 1987
  • Dr. Jay Marshall, Big Business, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Burt Gummer, Tremors, Universal, 1990
  • Gordon Winslow, Cool As Ice, Universal, 1991
  • Sol Silverman, Alan & Naomi, Triton Pictures, 1992
  • Howard, In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (also known as Behind Closed Doors and Unfaithful), Concorde-New Horizons, 1994
  • Burt Gummer, Tremors 2: Aftershocks, Universal, 1995
  • Jon Porter, Sometimes They Come Back ... Again (also known as Sometimes They Come Back 2), Trimark Pictures, 1996
  • Captain Evans, Kounterfeit (also known as Money Crush), Live Entertainment, 1996
  • True Heart, Orion Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Murray, Ground Control (also known as Jet), Hard Work Productions, 1998
  • Burt Gummer, Tremors 3: Back to Perfection, Universal Family &Home Entertainment, 2001

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