Gordon Clapp (born September 24, 1948) is an American actor, best known for portraying the role of Det. Greg Medavoy for all 12 seasons on the television series NYPD Blue, winning an Emmy Award in 1998.
A graduate of Williams College, the North Conway, New Hampshire-born Clapp has appeared in numerous TV shows such as Check it Out! and Night Court as well as four films by director John Sayles, as well as stage plays. In films, he appeared in Flags of Our Fathers as United States Marine Corps Holland Smith. He portrayed Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk in the 1988 drama Eight Men Out. He appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Vortex".
Most recently, he appeared as Coach Mad Maddox in The Game Plan. On Broadway, he most recently appeared in the revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross, where he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.
In 1995, he played Father Paul in Her Hidden Truth. In 2007 Clapp voiced Horny The Clown in the horror film Drive-Thru. Clapp portrayed a corrupt police officer in a 2008 episode of Cold Case. He played the main antagonist Gen. Peter Randall in the Prototype video game. Clapp plays the father of Ellen (Rose Byrne) in the F/X show Damages.
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