Gene Greytak

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Gene Greytak
Born Eugene Edward Greytak
(1925-11-14)November 14, 1925
Trumbull, Connecticut
Died February 28, 2010(2010-02-28) (aged 84)
Tustin, California
Occupation impersonator, actor
Spouse(s) Dorothy Greytak (c. 1947-2010 his death)

Gene Greytak (November 14, 1925 – February 28, 2010) was a real estate broker, who made a career as an actor by impersonating Pope John Paul II because of his facial resemblance to the pontiff.[1]

Greytak was Catholic, and had at least the tacit permission of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to impersonate the pope. Greytak died on February 28, 2010.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Roles Notes
1988 Night Court The Pope TV series. One episode
ALF Pope John Paul II TV series. Two episodes
1989 Just the Ten of Us Pope TV series. One episode
1990 One Night Stand Pope John Paul II TV series. One episode
Repossessed The Pope Film
"King of Wishful Thinking" Pope Music video
1991 Hot Shots! Pope John Paul II Film
The Golden Girls The Pope TV series. One episode
1992 Sister Act The Pope Film
1993 Murphy Brown Pope John Paul II TV series. One episode.
1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult Pope Film
1995 Picket Fences Pope John Paul II TV series. One episode.
1998 The Wayans Bros. Pope TV series. One episode.
1999 Just the Ticket Pope Film
Ally McBeal Pope TV series. One episode.
2004 Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls Your Holiness Film, (final film role)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary Los Angeles Times, March 4, 2010; page AA7.

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