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Bruce Gray
Bruce Gray
Born
Robert Bruce Gray

(1936-09-07)September 7, 1936
DiedDecember 13, 2017(2017-12-13) (aged 81)
OccupationActor
Years active1966-2017

Bruce Gray (September 7, 1936 - December 13, 2017[1]) was a Puerto Rican-born Canadian actor.

Early Years

Gray was born in Puerto Rico and lived in Toronto after 1949. He graduated from Humberside Collegiate and from the University of Toronto with a Master's in Psychology.[2] While at the University of Toronto, he was an active member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Acting career

He was probably best known to Canadian audiences for his portrayal of investment banker Adam Cunningham on the Global series Traders, the father of the groom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the recurring role of Judge J.E. Reilly on the television serial Passions and the ghost of Joe's father on the hit television show Medium.[3]

However, he made appearances in American media; particularly in science fiction.[4] He portrayed Sky Marshall Dienes in the movie version of Starship Troopers, an interrogator of Captain John Sheridan on Babylon 5, legendary Vulcan philosopher Surak on Star Trek: Enterprise and Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in the 2008 film Recount. He appeared several times on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Admiral Chekote.

He appeared on a number of soap operas and serials. Two important roles were that of Wyatt Coles on All My Children (playing the husband in a child-abusing couple) and on The Edge of Night (on which he played Owen Madison, the husband of Kim Hunter).

He also had a guest-starring role on the popular cable television series Queer as Folk, playing gay millionaire George Schickel.

Gray was the face of the leader of a fictitious anti-Amsterdam organization in a print and internet advertising campaign for Amstel beer.

Death

Gray succumbed to cancer on December 13, 2017 at the age of 81.[5]

Filmography

Adulterous Affair 1966 Russ
Breaking Up 1978 Vic
Drop-Out Father 1982 Austin Morrow
For Love and Honor 1983 Maj. Nordoff
Invitation to Hell 1984 Larry Ferris
Odd Birds 1985 Gower Champion
Let's Get Harry 1986 Ambassador Douglas
Dragnet 1987 Mayor Parvin
LBJ: The Early Years 1987
Drop-Out Mother 1988
For the Boys 1991 Sponsor #1, New York
Eye of the Storm 1991 Father
Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster 1992 Gov. Steve Cowper
Sinatra 1992 Fred Zinneman
A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story 1992 William Aaronwald
J.F.K.: Reckless Youth 1993 Alex Kirk
Roswell 1994 Admiral
A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle 1994 Amos Moore
Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story 1995 Ed Holm
My Family 1995 Mr. Gillespie
Spy Hard 1996 The President
Up Close & Personal 1996 Gabe Lawrence
Traveler's Rest 1996 Marty
Starship Troopers 1997 Sky Marshall Dienes
The Peacemaker 1997 CNN Newscaster
Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story 1998 Fielding
Whatever It Takes 1998 Carl Lica
Thanks of a Grateful Nation 1998 Sen. Rockefeller
Happy Face Murders 1999 Ephraim Quince
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story 1999 Colonel Harry
Dementia 1999 Uncle George
The Last Debate 2000 Governor Paul L. Greene
When Andrew Came Home 2000 Dr. Matthews
Two for One 2001 Mr. Miller
A Glimpse of Hell 2001 Donald Meyer
Cube 2: Hypercube 2002 Colonel Thomas H. Maguire
Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story 2002 Third Trial Judge
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 Rodney Miller
The Red Sneakers 2002 Final Game Referee
A Killing Spring 2002 Ed Kramer
Dark Waters 2003 Summerville
Wall of Secrets 2003 Milton
S.W.A.T. 2003 Mr. Richard Segerstrom
Chasing Freedom 2004 Philip Laughton
Cake 2005 Malcolm McGee
Live Once, Die Twice 2006 Earl MacDuff
Evan Almighty 2007 Congressman Hughes
Recount 2008 Justice Anthony Kennedy
Anatomy of Hope 2009 Dr. Lawson
Is It Just Me? 2010 Ernie
All That Remains 2013 Stan Kucharski
Tentacle 8 2014 as Man in Fisherman's Hat
Crimson Peak 2015 as Ferguson
Rules Don't Apply 2016 as Baptist Preacher
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 2016 as Rodney Miller
Hard Corps 2016 as Hal
Chateau Laurier 2017 as Mr. Mutchmor
Don't Talk to Irene 2017

Television

The Edge of Night 1979-1980 as Owen Madison (May 1979- March 1980)
Dallas 1981-1991 as David Stanley / Dr. Alan Cosby / Richard Mertz (6 episodes)
Knots Landing 1982-1984 as Lawyer / Senator Riker / T.J. Escott (3 episodes)
Emerald Point N.A.S. 1983 as Admiral Goddard (2 episodes)
Murder, She Wrote 1984-1994 as Ted Hartley / Dean Merrill / R. L. Pierson (5 episodes)
The Young and the Restless 1986 as Mark Wilcox (4 episodes)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1986-1989 as Billy Pearson / Bryan Holland (2 episodes)
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future 1987-1988 as Dr. Stuart Power / Mentor (11 episodes)
Tour of Duty 1988 as Lt. Col. Dalby (4 episodes)
Matlock 1988-1991 as James Hamilton / Mr. Reese (4 episodes)
Generations 1989 as Phillip Webb
Picket Fences 1993 as Mr. Fenn (2 episodes)
Melrose Place 1995-1997 as Mr. Fielding's Doctor / Tom (2 episodes)
Traders 1996-2000 as Adam Cunningham (83 episodes)
Babylon 5 1997 as Interrogator (2 episodes)
Queer as Folk 2002 as George Schickel (5 episodes)
Playmakers 2003 as Gene Wilbanks (11 episodes)
Charmed 2005 as Kheel / Male Elder (2 episodes)
Medium 2005-2011 as Joe's Dad (11 episodes)
The Bold and the Beautiful 2006 as Judge Morrissey (2 episodes)
How I Met Your Mother 2011-2012 as Yuthers (4 episodes)
Falling Skies 2011 as Uncle Scott (8 episodes)
Sons of Anarchy 2012 as Dr. Hacker (1 episode)
The Firm 2012 as Nicholas Kinross
Castle 2012 as Charles Carson (1 episode)
The Listener 2014 as Judge Griffin
Married Without Kids 2015 as Dr. Barren
Charming Christmas 2015 as Harold Rossman
Dig 2015 as Issac Zohar
Good Witch 2017 as Pete
Timeless 2017 as Old Ethan Cahill

See also

References

  1. ^ "Bruce Gray, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' Star, Dies at 81". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-27. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Ballard, Gary. "Director Bruce Gray Serves Black Coffee at Theatre 40" (LA Stage Times, July 6, 2010)
  4. ^ Yeo, Debra. "Bruce Gray knows the benefit of a few good lines / Small audition led to recurring role for TV veteran on Falling Skies" (Toronto Star, July 2, 2011)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-16. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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