George Grizzard Biography (1928-)

Full name, George Cooper Grizzard, Jr.; born April 1, 1928, in Roanoke Rapids, NC; son of George Cooper (an accountant) and Mary Winifred (maiden name, Albritton) Grizzard. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., #2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4400.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
April 1, 1928
Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Miner, The Corn Is Green, Crossroads Theatre, Bailey's Crossroads, VA, 1945
  • Raymond Pringle, Kiss and Tell, Crossroads Theatre,1945
  • Sam Bean, The Delectable Judge, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1950
  • Biondello, The Taming of the Shrew, Arena Stage, 1950
  • White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, Arena Stage, 1950
  • Rowley, School for Scandal, Arena Stage, 1952
  • Harvey, Three Men on a Horse, Arena Stage, 1952
  • Witch Boy, Dark of the Moon, Arena Stage, 1952
  • Yank, The Hasty Heart, Arena Stage, 1952
  • Eben, Desire under the Elms, Arena Stage, 1952
  • Don, All Summer Long, Arena Stage, 1952
  • (Broadway debut) Hank Griffin, The Desperate Hours, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1955
  • Angier Duke, The Happiest Millionaire, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1956
  • Shep Stearns, The Disenchanted, Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1958
  • Claudio, Much Ado about Nothing, Theatre-on-the-Green, Wellesley,MA, 1959
  • Harold Rutland, Jr., Face of a Hero, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Ronnie Johnson, Big Fish, Little Fish, American National Theatre Academy Theatre, New York City, 1961
  • Joseph Surface, School for Scandal, Folksbiene Playhouse, New YorkCity, 1962
  • Vagabond, The Tavern, Folksbiene Playhouse, 1962
  • Nick, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Title role, Hamlet, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1963
  • Clerk, The Miser, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, 1963
  • Solyony, The Three Sisters, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, 1963
  • Title role, Henry V, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, 1964
  • Mosca, Volpone, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, 1964
  • Dauphin, Saint Joan, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, 1964
  • Tom, The Glass Menagerie, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City,1965
  • Alceste, The Misanthrope, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 1966
  • Simon, The Thinking Man, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT,1966
  • Title role, Stephen D, Olney Theatre, MD, 1966
  • Title role, Cyrano de Bergerac, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY,1966
  • Jack Barnstable, "Shock of Recognition," salesman, "Footsteps of Doves,"and title role, "I'm Herbert," You Know I Can't Hear You When theWater's Running, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Noel Coward's Sweet Potato, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, then Booth Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • Vincent, The Gingham Dog, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Julius Rosenberg, Inquest, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • The Headhunters, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1971
  • Bernie Dodd, The Country Girl, Billy Rose Theatre, 1972
  • Lucifer, The Creation of the World and Other Business, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1972
  • King Edward VIII, Crown Matrimonial, Helen Hayes Theatre, New YorkCity, 1973
  • Tony Cavendish, The Royal Family, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, then Helen Hayes Theatre, both 1975
  • The Great American Fourth of July Parade, Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA, 1975
  • Billy, Sidney, and Stu, California Suite, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1976
  • Ralph Michaelson, Past Tense, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1977
  • John Tanner, Man and Superman, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1978
  • The Oldest Living Graduate, Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, 1980
  • A Life in the Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1983
  • A Touch of the Poet, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1983
  • Jim, Passion Play, Hartford Stage Company, 1984
  • Elwood P. Dowd, Harvey, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1984
  • Tonight at 8:30, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1985
  • A Delicate Balance, Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1986
  • The Perfect Party, Eisenhower Theatre, Washington, DC, 1986
  • John, The Beach House, Circle Repertory Company, New York City, 1986
  • Henry Harper, Another Antigone, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA,1987, then Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1988
  • Show Boat, Toronto, Canada, 1995, then Prince Edward Theatre, London, 1998
  • A Delicate Balance, Plymouth Theater, New York City, 1996
  • Major Tours
  • Angier Duke, The Happiest Millionaire, U.S. cities, 1957
  • Sidney Bruhl, Deathtrap, U.S. cities, 1979
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Lex Porter, From the Terrace, Twentieth Century-Fox,1960
  • Senator Fred Van Ackerman, Advise and Consent, Columbia, 1962
  • Walt Cody, Warning Shot, Paramount, 1967
  • Dr. Norbert Woodley, Happy Birthday, Wanda June, Columbia, 1971
  • Neil Atkinson, Comes a Horseman, United Artists, 1978
  • Leo Gelhorn, Firepower, Associated Film Distributors, 1979
  • Stanley, the governor, Seems Like Old Times (also known as NeilSimon's Seems Like Old Times), Columbia, 1980
  • President Lockwood, Wrong Is Right (also known as The Man withthe Deadly Lens), Columbia, 1982
  • Mr. Thompson, Bachelor Party, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1984
  • Fred Leer, Wonder Boys, Paramount, 2000
  • George Blint, Small Time Crooks, DreamWorks Distribution, L.L.C.,2000
  • Television Appearance
  • Series
  • Douglas Hayward, Studio 5-B, ABC, 1989
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Attorney Clay, Attack on Terror: The FBI versus the Ku Klux Klan,CBS, 1975
  • John Adams, The Adams Chronicles, PBS, 1976
  • John Seigenthaler, Robert Kennedy and His Times, CBS, 1985
  • Richard Larsen, The Deliberate Stranger, NBC, 1986
  • President Jimmy Carter, L'Amerique en otage (also known as Iran: Days of Crisis), 1991
  • Mr. Cherry, Queen (also known as Alex Haley's Queen), CBS, 1993
  • Henry Hamilton, Scarlett, CBS, 1994
  • Movies
  • A Case of Libel, 1968
  • Putnam, Freddie's father, Teacher, Teacher, 1969
  • Hildy Johnson, The Front Page, 1970
  • Court Counsel, Pueblo, 1973
  • Bob Mathews, Indict and Convict, 1973
  • Larry, A Memory of Two Mondays, 1974
  • Bernie Dodd, The Country Girl, 1974
  • David Collins, The Stranger Within (also known as Trespass), ABC, 1974
  • Ralph Stantlow, The Lives of Jenny Dolan, NBC, 1975
  • Tom Wicker, Attica, ABC, 1980
  • Leland Crenshaw, Not in Front of the Children, CBS, 1982
  • Warren Richards, Under Siege, NBC, 1986
  • Tom Guerney, That Secret Sunday, CBS, 1986
  • Dr. Clayman, Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel, NBC, 1987
  • Dr. Achauer, David, TNT, 1988
  • McMahon, False Witness (also known as Double Exposure), NBC, 1989
  • Paul Carmichael, Caroline?, CBS, 1990
  • John W. Davis, Simple Justice, PBS, 1993
  • Dr. Sheets, Triumph over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrews Story, NBC, 1993
  • Malcolm Worth, Not in My Family (also known as Shattering the Silence), ABC, 1993
  • Ben Strickland, Sisters and Other Strangers, CBS, 1997
  • Specials
  • Floyd Kincaid, The Oldest Living Graduate, NBC, 1980
  • Mr. Wooster, The Shady Hill Kidnapping, 1983
  • Mayor Peter Stockman, An Enemy of the People, 1990
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, 1996
  • Pilots
  • Chuck Bentley, Travis Logan, D.A., CBS, 1971
  • Dan Kenton, The Night Rider, ABC, 1979
  • Senator Tunnard, Embassy, ABC, 1985
  • George Carew, Midas Valley, ABC, 1985
  • Martin Harris, International Airport, ABC, 1985
  • Episodic
  • (Television debut) Piano player, Casey, Crime Photographer, CBS, 1951
  • "Bring Me a Dream," The United States Steel Hour, 1956
  • "The Sentry," Goodyear Television Playhouse, 1956
  • Ted Lambert, "Fog Closing In," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1956
  • "The Gene Austin Story," Goodyear Television Playhouse, 1957
  • Pharmacist's mate Harris, "Brainwave," Alcoa Presents, 1959
  • "Act of Terror," The United States Steel Hour, 1959
  • Hubert Winter, "Across the Threshold," Alfred Hitchcock Presents,1960
  • Roger Shackleforth, "The Chaser," The Twilight Zone, 1960
  • Alan Chatterton, "Act of Faith," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1962
  • Alan Talbot, "In His Image," The Twilight Zone, 1963
  • "A Time for Waiting," Rawhide, 1965
  • Al Marsh, "Head to Head," Hawaii Five-O, 1978
  • "The Shady Hill Kidnapping," American Playhouse, 1982
  • Frank Silverman, "The Choice," Spenser: For Hire, 1985
  • Mr. Baker, "Clair's Toe," The Cosby Show, 1985
  • Dr. Aubrey Benton, "Murder Digs Deep," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985
  • Randy Williams, You Again?, NBC, 1986
  • Prof. Stoneham, "Murder in a Minor Key," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1987
  • Edmund Hall, "The Body Politic," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988
  • Jamie Devereaux, "That Old Feeling," The Golden Girls, CBS, 1989
  • George Deveraux, "Mrs. George Deveraux," The Golden Girls, CBS, 1990
  • Arthur Gold, "Severance," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Arthur Gold, "Benevolence," Law & Order, NBC, 1993
  • Arthur Gold, "Censure," Law & Order, NBC, 1994
  • Emma's new beau, "Emma in Love," The Five Mrs. Buchanans, CBS,1994
  • Arthur Gold, "Matrimony," Law & Order, NBC, 1997
  • George Albright, "Dick-in-Law," 3rd Rock from the Sun, NBC, 1997
  • Bart, "An Angel on the Roof," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1998
  • Arthur Gold, "Blood Money," Law & Order, NBC, 1999
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Rising Tide by John M. Barry, Simon & Schuster, 1998

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