David Groh Biography (1941-)

Full name, David Lawrence Groh; born May 21, 1939 (some sources cite 1941), in New York, NY; son of Benjamin and Mildred Groh; married Denise Arsenault, 1984 (marriage ended); married Karla Pergande (some sources spell first name Carla), 1988; children: Spencer Arthur. Addresses: Agent: Sharon Kemp Agency, 447 South Robertson Blvd., Suite 204, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The Gersh Agency, 222 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Birth Details
May 21, 1941
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Hangman's assistant and one-armed man, Dark Shadows, ABC, beginning c. 1966
  • Simon, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, CBS, 1972-73
  • Joe Gerard, Rhoda, CBS, 1974-77
  • Don Gardner, Another Day, CBS, 1978
  • D. L. Brock, General Hospital, ABC, 1983-85
  • Lieutenant Walker, Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents "Black Scorpion"), Sci-Fi Channel, 2001
  • Miniseries
  • Rocco Salvatore, The Dream Merchants, Operation Prime Time, 1980
  • Tony Guidice, Power, NBC, 1980
  • Bert Allenberg, Sinatra (also known as The Frank Sinatra Story), CBS, 1992
  • Movies
  • Benjamin Wise, Victory at Entebbe, ABC, 1976
  • Dale, Smash-Up on Interstate 5, ABC, 1976
  • Harry Benson, Murder at the Mardi Gras, NBC, 1978
  • Jack Farnham, The Child Stealer, ABC, 1979
  • Jim Huggins, Tourist, Operation Prime Time, 1980
  • Jeff Bennett, This Is Kate Bennett, ABC, 1982
  • Michael (some sources cite Mason) Drumm, Broken Vows, 1987
  • Marty Alberts, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon), CBS, 1990
  • Bendix, Last Exit to Earth (also known as Roger Corman Presents"Last Exit to Earth"), Showtime, 1996
  • Martin Crispin, Acts of Betrayal (also known as True Blue),HBO, 1997
  • Adrian Friar, The Cowboy and the Movie Star (also known as Loveon the Edge), Fox Family Channel, 1998
  • Abe, Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story, Lifetime, 1999
  • Captain Barnett, Blowback (also known as Guardian), HBO, 1999
  • Specials
  • CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1977
  • Episodic
  • Dick Elmore, "Face for a Shadow," Police Story, NBC, 1975
  • Joe Gerard, "Mary Richards Falls in Love," Mary Tyler Moore (alsoknown as The Mary Tyler Moore Show), CBS, 1975
  • Himself, Celebrity Sweepstakes, NBC, 1975
  • Detective Frank Benson, "The Other Side of the Fence," Police Story, NBC, 1976
  • Bert Fredicks, "Help, Murder," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977
  • Dan Gentry, "Hard Rock Brown," Police Story, NBC, 1977
  • Marty Lacayo, "Prime Rib," Police Story, NBC, 1977
  • Guest, Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), syndicated, 1977
  • Major Duke Danton, "Planet of the Slave Girls," Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, NBC, 1979
  • Himself, "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2," CHiPs, NBC, 1980
  • Ben Daniels, "Romance Times Three," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981
  • Donnelly, "Creepy Time Gal," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982
  • Jack Brenner, "The Zertigo Diamond Caper," CBS Children's Mystery Theatre, CBS, 1982
  • Joe, "Bank Job," Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1982
  • Stuart Glick, "The Visitors," Matt Houston, ABC, 1983
  • Devon Sinclair, "Watch Out!" Whiz Kids, CBS, 1984
  • Bass, "Under Special Circumstances," MacGruder and Loud, ABC, 1985
  • Brad Evans, "Haunted Memories," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1985
  • Dr. Stan Garfield, "Murder Digs Deep," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • Howard Terrell, "Hearts and Minds," Hotel (also known as ArthurHailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985
  • Jonathan, "The Skull of Nostradamus," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1985
  • Bill Malone, "The Bully," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1986
  • Angel/Aldo, "Let the Games Begin," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1987
  • Tony Romano, "Thanksgiving," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987
  • Gordon Tully, "How to Make a Killing," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989
  • Ken Martin, "Yesterday's Child," Hunter, NBC, 1989
  • Dr. Jacob Lowenstein, "Indifference," Law & Order, NBC, 1990
  • Dr. Stephen Harbaugh, "Vowel Play," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990
  • Frank Larkin, "The Trophy: Parts 1 and 2," Baywatch (also known asBaywatch Hawaii), syndicated, 1991
  • Henry Waverly, "Lines of Excellence," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991
  • "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991
  • Barnum, "The Highest Court," Dark Justice, CBS, 1992
  • Lieutenant Nolandt, "Things Are Tough All Over," Sisters, NBC, 1993
  • Bryan Chase, "Days of Rage," M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994
  • Judge Joel Thayer, "Censure," Law & Order, NBC, 1994
  • Dr. McFetridge, "Child Support," Courthouse, CBS, 1995
  • Vince Parezi, "Free Kimmy," Melrose Place, Fox, 1995
  • William Barnes, "Ace in the Hole," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1995
  • Jacob Weiss, "Kaddish," The X-Files, Fox, 1996
  • Tony Blanton, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," Baywatch (also knownas Baywatch Hawaii), syndicated, 1996
  • Vince Parezi, "The Bobby Trap," Melrose Place, Fox, 1996
  • Vince Parezi, "No Lifeguard on Duty," Melrose Place, Fox, 1996
  • Chief petty officer "Dad" Harridan, "Heroes," JAG, CBS, 1997
  • "Countdown to Murder," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1998
  • Don Franco, "Raging Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.--Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999
  • Vince Terman, "Safe House," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1999
  • Don Franco, "Franco in Love," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.--DieBodyguards), Fox, 2000
  • Dr. Carlton, "Family Therapy," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001
  • Michael Goldberg, "Howdy Partner," Girlfriends (also known as My Girls), UPN, 2003
  • Dr. Jacob Lowenstein, "Fixed," Law & Order, NBC, 2004
  • Pilots
  • Keith Hammett, Room for Two, ABC, 1992
  • Film Appearances
  • Don Carbo, Colpo rovente, 1969
  • Change in the Wind (also known as Irish Whiskey Rebellion),Cinerama, 1972
  • Al, Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976
  • Cohen, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, New World, 1977
  • Jerry Norton, Hotshot (also known as El rey del futbol), International Film Marketing/Arista, 1987
  • Inspector Wolinski, The Return of Superfly, Triton Pictures/Vidmark, 1990
  • Warren Wajakawakawitz, The Stoned Age (also known as The Sto├źned Age and Tack's Chicks), Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • (Uncredited) Buddy Lupton (some sources cite surname as Lufkin), Get Shorty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995
  • District attorney Frank Jacobi, Illegal in Blue, Orion, 1995
  • The lieutenant, The Confidence Man, One World Media, 1996
  • Tony, White Cargo (also known as Body Angels), Third CoastEntertainment, 1996
  • Dylan Perry, Swimsuit: The Movie, All Channel Films, 1997
  • Jack, Sr., Every Dog Has Its Day, Red Dog Films, 1997
  • Television station manager, Most Wanted, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Uncle Hutchy, Spoiler, 1998
  • Frankie, Black Leather Soles (short film), 2005
  • Alan, The Trouble with Ross, Bedford Communications, 2006
  • Mr. Santucci, Crazylove, PorchLight Entertainment, 2006
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, off-Broadway production, 1963
  • The Hot L Baltimore, off-Broadway production, 1973
  • George Schneider, Chapter Two, Imperial Theatre, New York City, beginning 1978, play also produced at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre
  • Craig Blaisdell, Dead Wrong, Riverwest Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Phil, Be Happy for Me, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Andy Broude, Road Show, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Jack, Tea with Mommy and Jack, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Kenneth Hayes, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1988-89
  • Walter Gold, The Twilight of the Golds, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Sam Zilinsky, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Geffen Playhouse, University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles, 2000
  • Alan George, The Waverly Gallery, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 2002
  • Also appeared in Antony and Cleopatra and Elizabeth the Queen, both Broadway productions; and in Face to Face, Player's Theatre.
  • Stage Director
  • Mango Mango, Lee Strasberg Creative Center Theatre, West Hollywood, CA, 2000
  • Videos
  • King Lear (also known as The Plays of William Shakespeare--KingLear), Kultur, c. 1983
  • Video Games
  • Sylvio Donato, Voyeur II, 1996

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, December 16, 1994, p. 83
    • New Leader, November 15, 1993, p. 22
    • TV Zone, August, 1997, pp. 18-22

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