||This biographical article needs additional citations for verification. (January 2011)|
Joel Gretsch at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
|Born||Joel James Gretsch
December 20, 1963
St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Melanie Shatner (1999-present)
Joel James Gretsch (born December 20, 1963) is an American actor. His roles include Tom Baldwin on the USA Network series The 4400, Owen Crawford in Steven Spielberg's 2002 science fiction miniseries Taken and Father Jack Landry on V.
Gretsch studied acting at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis before moving to Los Angeles in 1989. His stage work includes roles in Molière's Tartuffe and John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
He started his television work in the early 1990s, appearing in episodes of Married... with Children, Melrose Place, Friends and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Since then he has appeared in episodes of JAG, Silk Stalkings, CSI: Miami, Burn Notice, and NCIS. More recently, he played a wealthy advertising executive and husband of a supermodel on an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also had two guest appearances on NBC's Journeyman, playing the father of protagonist Dan Vasser.
Gretsch has also had supporting roles in a number of films including playing Bobby Jones in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Minority Report (2002), The Emperor's Club (2002) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).
In 2008, Gretsch had a recurring role as Pete Raynor, Lindsay Boxer's love interest, on the television series Women's Murder Club.
Gretsch reunited with Scott Peters (creator of The 4400) on his highly anticipated series, a remake of V: The Series. Gretsch played a priest in the pilot episode who sees a "renaissance in faith" after the Visitors appear on Earth. He was a regular cast member on the series. The show was cancelled in May 2011 after two seasons.
|2000||Legend of Bagger Vance, TheThe Legend of Bagger Vance||Bobby Jones|
|2001||Jane Bond||Handsome Man||Short film|
|2002||Minority Report||Donald Dubin|
|2002||Emperor's Club, TheThe Emperor's Club||Older Sedgewick Bell|
|2006||Good Mother, TheThe Good Mother||Raymond Goode||Video|
|2007||National Treasure: Book of Secrets||Thomas Gates|
|2009||Saving Grace B. Jones||Dan Jones|
|2013||Truck Stop||Mr. Sullivan||Post-production|
|1992||Freshman Dorm||Hunk||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1993||Married... with Children||Johnny||Episode: "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This"|
|1994||Saved by the Bell: The New Class||Mr. Hartley||Episode: "Tommy the Tenor"|
|1994||Melrose Place||Mitch Sheridan||Episode: "No Strings Attached"|
|1994||Family Album||John||TV movie|
|1995||Friends||Fireman Ed||Episode: "The One with the Candy Hearts"|
|1995||Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful||Ramone||2 episodes|
|1997||Renegade||Episode: "SWM Seeks Vctm"|
|1999||JAG||Chief Hodge||Episode: "Silent Service"|
|1999||Silk Stalkings||Episode: "Where and When"|
|1999||Pacific Blue||Mark Lewis||Episode: "Trust"|
|2000||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Dan||Episode: "One for the Road"|
|2002||Taken||Owen Crawford||TV miniseries|
|2003||CSI: Miami||John Walker||Episode: "Death Grip"|
|2003, 2012, 2013||NCIS||NCIS Special Agent Stan Burley||Episodes: "High Seas", "Playing with Fire", "Squall"|
|2004–07||4400, TheThe 4400||Tom Baldwin||Main role (42 episodes)|
|2006||CSI: NY||Dr. Keith Beaumont||Episode: "Live or Let Die"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jason Raines||Episode: "Siren Call"|
|2007||Journeyman||Frank Vasser||Episodes: "The Legend of Dylan McCleen", "Home by Another Way"|
|2008||Women's Murder Club||Pete Raynor||Episodes: "Father's Day", "And the Truth Will (Sometimes) Set You Free", "Never Tell"|
|2009||Burn Notice||Scott Chandler||Episode: "Seek and Destroy"|
|2009||United States of Tara||Dr. Holden||Episodes: "Snow", "Miracle"|
|2009–11||V||Father Jack Landry||Main role (22 episodes)|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Major Lucas Provo||Episode: "Provo-Cation"|
|2011||Playboy Club, TheThe Playboy Club||Jimmy Wallace||Episodes: "An Act of Simple Duplicity", "Trouble in Makeoutsville"|
|2012||Of Two Minds||Rick Clark||TV movie|
|2013||Client List, TheThe Client List||Ranger Captain Reese||Episodes: "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am", "Wild Nights are Calling"|
|2013||Witches of East End||Victor||Episode: "A Parching Imbued"|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Joel Gretsch.|