Gerry Bamman

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Gerry Bamman
Born (1941-09-18) September 18, 1941 (age 76)
Independence, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Emily Mann (divorced; 1 son)

Gerry Bamman (born September 18, 1941) is an American actor perhaps best known for his role as Uncle Frank McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Personal life[edit]

Bamman was born in Independence, Kansas, the son of Mary M. (née Farrell) and Harry W. Bamman, who worked in sales. Bamman was married to writer and director Emily Mann, but is now divorced from her. They have a son together named Nicholas.[1] He is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio.

Career[edit]

Bamman starred alongside Michael J. Fox in The Secret of My Success (1987) and also appeared with Fran Brill and Alyssa Milano in Old Enough (1984).[2] He had a minor role in Cocktail before portraying his most notable character as Uncle Frank McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1990 and 1992 respectively. Also in 1992 Bamman appeared briefly as Kevin Costner's former colleague Ray Court in the box office smash The Bodyguard. Bamman appeared as defense attorney Stan Gillum in several episodes of Law & Order and Law & Order SVU. Bamman was also in the first season episode "The Blue Wall" playing Lt. Kennedy of Internal Affairs. Bamman co-starred in Runaway Jury as the blind jury foreman Herman Grimes. Bamman also played Dr. Judalon in the 1992 film Lorenzo's Oil.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Director
1984
Old Enough Mr. Sloan Marisa Silver
1987
The Secret of My Success Art Thomas Herbert Ross
1987
Hiding Out Mr. Stevens Bob Giraldi
1988
Cocktail Tourist Roger Donaldson
1989
True Believer Brian Nevins Joseph Ruben
1989
Bloodhounds of Broadway Inspector McNamara Howard Brookner
1989
Pink Cadillac Buddy Buddy Van Horn
1990
Desperate Hours Ed Tallent Michael Cimino
1990
Home Alone Uncle Frank Chris Columbus
1991
Married to It Arthur Everson Arthur Hiller
1992
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Uncle Frank Chris Columbus
1992
The Bodyguard Ray Court Mick Jackson
1992
Lorenzo's Oil Doctor Judalon George Miller
1994
The Puppet Masters Viscott Stuart Orme
1996
The Long Kiss Goodnight CIA Man (uncredited) Renny Harlin
1998
Great Expectations Ted Rabinowitz Alfonso Cuarón
1998
Of Love & Fantasy (video) Peddleman Kenneth M. Waddell
1999
The Confession Psychiatrist David Hugh Jones
1999
Superstar Father John Bruce McCulloch
1999
Cross-Eyed Unnamed/Unknown role Rudolf Steiner
2000
Passion of Mind Edward Youngerman Alain Berliner
2000
Two Family House Mr. Pine Raymond De Felitta
2000
Urbania Don Jon Shear
2001
Double Whammy Mayor Tom DiCillo
2003
Runaway Jury Herman Grimes Gary Fleder
2004
The Cookout Butler Lance Rivera
2004
Around the Bend Albert Jordan Roberts
2009
A Secret Promise Stuart Curtis Fred Manocherian
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1984
American Playhouse Father John Cronin
1 episode


Season 3, Episode 14 − "Concealed Enemies: Part 1"

1986
Spenser: For Hire Laurence Denning
1 episode


Season 2, Episode 5 − "And Give Up Showbiz?"

1987
Crime Story Gerry McNeeley
1 episode


Season 1, Episode 21 − "Ground Zero"

1987
The Equalizer Unnamed/unknown role
1 episode


Season 3, Episode 8 − "Shadow Play"

1987
Spenser: For Hire William Reed
1 episode


Season 3, Episode 9 − "Child's Play"

1989
A Man Called Hawk Unnamed/unknown role
1 episode


Season 1, Episode 4 − "Passing the Bar"

1990
Equal Justice Judge Bayard Parkins
1 episode


Season 1 − Pilot episode

1991
Loving Rev. Ford Unknown episode(s)
1991
Love, Lies and Murder Mark Lockwood
Miniseries


2-part miniseries (appeared in both parts)

1991
L.A. Law Judge Gary Gates
1 episode


Season 5, Episode 15 − "The Beverly Hills Hangers"

1991
Law & Order Internal Affairs Lt. Kennedy
1 episode


Season 1, Episode 22 − "The Blue Wall"

1992
Swans Crossing Captain Elia Walker Unknown episode(s)
1993
Murder in the Heartland Judge Brooks
Miniseries


2-part miniseries (appeared in both parts)

1995
New York News Unnamed/unknown role
1 episode


Season 1, Episode 11 − "Past Imperfect"

1995
Law & Order Dean Pollard
1 episode


Season 5, Episode 11 − "Guardian"

1996–2001
Law & Order Stan Gillum
4 episodes


Season 7, Episode 2 − "I.D."
Season 8, Episode 20 − "Burden"
Season 10, Episode 13 − "Panic"
Season 11, Episode 17 − "Ego"

1996
The Single Guy Dr. Bradford
1 episode


Season 2, Episode 9 − "Davy Jones"

1998
New York Undercover Hicks
1 episode


Season 4, Episode 3 − "Pipeline"

1998
Sex and the City Shrink
1 episode


Season 1, Episode 8 − "Three's a Crowd"

2000
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Craig Prince
1 episode


Season 2, Episode 1 − "Wrong Is Right"

2002
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Attorney Schaefer
1 episode


Season 4, Episode 2 − "Deception"

2002
Benjamin Franklin Paul Wentworth
Miniseries


3-part miniseries (appeared in all parts):
Episode 1: "Let the Experiment Be Made"
Episode 2: "The Making of a Revolutionary"
Episode 3: "The Chess Master"

2004–2005
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Thomas Everton
2 episodes


Season 14, Episode 22 − "Gaijin"
Season 16, Episode 11 − "Bible Story"

2004
Rescue Me Doctor
1 episode


Season 1, Episode 7 − "Butterfly"

2007
American Experience Peter Fenner
1 episode


Season 19, Episode 15 − "Alexander Hamilton"

2008
Canterbury's Law Judge Sydney Hanlon
2 episodes


Season 1, Episode 2 − "Baggage"
Season 1, Episode 6 − "Sick as Your Secrets"

2010
Damages Doctor
1 episode


Season 3, Episode 13 − "The Next One's Gonna Go in Your Throat"

2012
Made in Jersey Judge Harrison
1 episode


Season 1, Episode 3 − "Camelot"

2014
The Good Wife Diane's Client
1 episode


Season 6, Episode 1 − "The Line"

2015
The Following Charles
2 episodes


Season 3, Episode 2 − "Boxed In"
Season 3, Episode 3 − "Exposed"

Television film
Year Title Role Notes
1984
Sentimental Journey Artie CBS film
1985
Brass George Whitman CBS film
1986
Courage Assistant US Attourney CBS film
1989
Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker Phil Thomas NBC film
1990
Kojak: None So Blind Warburton CBS film
1991
The Chase Peter NBC film
1991
The 10 Million Dollar Getaway Peter Greunwald
2001
Second Honeymoon Philip CBS film
Short film
Year Title Role Notes
1998
The Way to Santiago Lindsey Kellar
2001
Born Loser Mr. Vales
2002
Abbie Down East Father
2005
The Foster Son Bernie
2010
Harrow Island Commander DeLay
2012
Alternate Sides Sgt. Norman Wyatt Garfunkle

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gerry Bamman Biography (1941-)". www.filmreference.com. 
  2. ^ "YouTube". www.youtube.com. 

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