Gregory Andrew Germann|
February 26, 1958
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, TV personality, TV director, writer|
Eric "Rico" Morrow in Ned & Stacey|
Richard Fish in Ally McBeal
Martha Champlin (m. 2013)
Edward A. Germann|
Marlene Martha Germann
Gregory Andrew Germann (// GUR-mən; born February 26, 1958) is an American actor. He is well known for playing Richard Fish on the television series Ally McBeal, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild award. He also is known for his role as Eric "Rico" Morrow on the sitcom Ned & Stacey and as Tom Krane on the 10-episode special of Law & Order.
Germann was born in Houston. The family moved to the Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado. His mother, Marlene Marian (née Faulkner), was a homemaker, and his father, Edward A. Germann, was a playwright and professor. While living in Colorado, Germann expressed interest in acting. He starred in stage plays during his middle- and high-school years, before moving to New York in 1982.
He started in several Broadway plays while in New York, including a role in 1982 alongside Matthew Broderick in the play Fancy This, which Germann also co-wrote. He received praise for roles in the 1982 musical Chicago, and the 1983 musical The Wizard of Oz. He continued to have roles in plays before seeing a poster for wanted actors for a film in 1985. He moved to Hollywood to find film success, and got his first role in the teen comedy film, The Whoopee Boys in 1986. The supporting role in that film helped Greg's career, so he could star in bigger and mainstream films. His next film was 1990's Child's Play 2, in which he played the character Mattson, in the well-received sequel to one of the most popular horror films of all time. Child's Play 2, and the 1991 romantic comedy Once Around, helped the actor gain mainstream success. In 1990, Germann originated the role of John Hinckley, Jr. in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.
1990s success and Ally McBeal
After Child's Play 2 and Once Around were released, he gained fame as a character named Petey in the 1994 critical and commercial success Clear and Present Danger, and landed a supporting role as Rico on the sitcom Ned & Stacey, which lasted from 1995-1997.
In 1997, after Ned & Stacey, Germann was offered the role as Richard Fish on the legal - comedy series Ally McBeal which he played for five seasons, from 1997 to 2002. During this time, he received three nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, winning one. Germann directed a few Ally McBeal episodes, including "Fear of Flirting" (season 5, episode 4). He appeared on ABC's In Case of Emergency as Sherman Yablonsky until it was canceled after one season, and was also in the pilot episode of Eureka. He did not reprise the role, and his character's disappearance was explained in the official comic book as having been reassigned to Alaska.
He got lead roles in 2005 in the family comedies Family Plan and Down and Derby. In 2006, he played Santa Claus in the holiday film The Santa Incident, which Empire. Also in 2006, he guest-starred in the series, Desperate Housewives.
Germann has appeared in NCIS since the season-10 episode, "Shiva", playing NCIS Assistant Director Jerome Craig. Later, in the episode, "Canary", he briefly took over the agency while the director at the time was on temporary leave following a family tragedy.
In 2016, Germann appeared in the ABC fantasy series drama Once Upon A Time portraying Hades, the God of the Underworld, for ten episodes. He will be seen in the reality-inspired feature film Foster Boy.
|1986||The Whoopee Boys||Man on street|
|1989||Miss Firecracker||Ronnie Wayne|
|1990||Child's Play 2||Mattson|
|1991||Once Around||Jim Redstone|
|1993||So I Married An Axe Murderer||Hotel Concierge||Uncredited|
|1993||The Night We Never Met||Eddie|
|1994||I.Q.||Bill Riley, Times Reporter||Uncredited|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Petey|
|1997||Culture||Tim Stevens||Short film|
|1999||Jesus' Son||Dr. Shanis|
|2000||The Last Producer||Rueben Tallridge|
|2001||Down to Earth||Sklar|
|2001||Sweet November||Vince Holland|
|2005||Down and Derby||Phil Davis|
|2005||The Sandlot 2||Mr. Goodfairer|
|2005||Bigger Than the Sky||Roger|
|2005||Self Medicated||Keith McCauley|
|2005||Heart of the Beholder||Bob Harris|
|2006||Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby||Larry Dennit, Jr.|
|2006||Friends with Money||Matt|
|2006||Kill Your Darlings||Stevens|
|2007||My Lunch with Larry||Larry||Short film|
|2010||The Con Artist||Julien|
|2011||Answers to Nothing||Mr. Beckworth|
|2012||Here Comes The Boom||Principal Duke Becher|
|2014||Atlas Shrugged: Part III||James Taggart|
|2014||Someone Marry Barry||Bill|
|2014||The Little Rascals Save The Day||Ray "Big Ray" Kaye|
|2015||Get Hard||Peter Penny|
|2016||Get a Job||Fernando|
|1989||Miami Vice||Johnny Ramon||The finale (season 5, episode 21)|
|1995–1997||Ned & Stacey||Eric "Rico" Moyer||TV|
|1997–2002||Ally McBeal||Richard Fish||TV|
|2002||The Twilight Zone||Ben Baker||Episode: "Sensuous Cindy"|
|2003||The Bernie Mac Show||Himself||TV|
|2005||Family Plan||Himself||TV, one episode|
|2006||Eureka||Warren King||TV, cameo appearance|
|2006||Desperate Housewives||Jim Halverson||Episode: "We're Gonna Be All Right"|
|2007||All I Want for Christmas||Roger Nelson||TV|
|2007||In Case of Emergency||Sherman Yablonsky||TV, supporting cast|
|2009||Spectacular!||Mr.Virgil Romano||TV movie|
|2010||Raising Hope||Bobby||TV, guest star|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Rick Lane||TV, two appearances|
|2012||House of Lies||Greg Norbert||TV, six appearances|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Judge Zahn||Season Four, Episode 13|
|2013||Common Law||Barry Barker||TV, four appearances|
|2013||NCIS||Jerome Craig||TV, three appearances|
|2013–2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Derek Strauss||TV, four appearances|
|2014||Blue Bloods||Billy||TV, one appearance|
|2014||How To Get Away With Murder||Jeffrey Cole||TV, three appearances|
|2015||Chasing Life||Tom Krane||TV, two appearances|
|2015||Limitless||ADIC Grady Johnson|
|2016||Once Upon a Time||Hades||TV, recurring character|
|2017||Brooklyn Nine Nine||Gary Lurmax||Season 4, Episode 14|
|2017||Friends from College||Jon||TV, recurring|
|2017—present||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Thomas Koracick||TV, recurring|
|2018||One Dollar||Wilson Furlbee||TV, one appearance|
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- "Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on 'Foster Boy' Drama". Variety. 7 December 2017.
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- "Jenna Fischer & Greg Germann To Star In Steve Martin's 'Meteor Shower' At The Old Globe". deadline.com. 5 July 2016.
- "Press Release: Meteor Shower 2nd Extension, Now through September 18". OldGlobe.org. 25 July 2016.