Bruce Gray

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Bruce Gray
Born Robert Bruce Gray
(1936-09-07)September 7, 1936
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Died December 13, 2017(2017-12-13) (aged 81)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1966–2017

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

Early Years[edit]

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[edit]

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, and 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 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.

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

Filmography[edit]

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) as 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[edit]

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

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