Harrison with Heather Menzies in Logan's Run (TV series, 1977-78).
|Born||Gregory Neale Harrison
May 31, 1950
Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Randi Oakes (1980–present) 4 children|
Gregory Neale Harrison (born May 31, 1950) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Chandler in the 1987 cult favorite North Shore and as Dr. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates on the CBS series Trapper John, M.D. 1979-85.
Early life and career
In 1979, Harrison won the role of Pernell Roberts' young surgeon Dr. "Gonzo" Gates on Trapper John, M.D., the popular medical drama spun off from M*A*S*H. Harrison had previously guest starred on an episode of M*A*S*H, the year after Wayne Rogers departed from the role of Trapper John on that series. Harrison remained as Gonzo on Trapper John until the middle of the show's seventh season, when he decided to leave for other ventures. The series continued for several more episodes without Harrison, but concluded its run at the end of the 1985-86 season.
Harrison's later role as stripper John Phillips in the 1981 TV movie For Ladies Only made him a favorite with women and gay men in the 1980s. He spoofed that role in the 1986 miniseries Fresno where his character appeared shirtless at every opportunity. Harrison was a regular in the final season (1989–90) of Falcon Crest, opposite Jane Wyman, who was absent for nearly the remainder of the last season, due to her health problems, and with the direction her show was going. As Falcon Crest ended production in early 1990, the series' parent studio, Lorimar Television, cast Harrison in its upcoming CBS sitcom The Family Man, from producers Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett. The series, which premiered that fall, featured Harrison as a single fireman father raising his four kids with the help of his father-in-law, played by Al Molinaro. Despite a few attempts by CBS to help it build an audience, The Family Man was cancelled after one season.
Harrison later joined the cast of NBC's Sisters for the 1994-95 season, playing Daniel Albright. In 1996, he starred opposite Eric Roberts in It's My Party, a film based on the true events of a man diagnosed with AIDS who planned a two-day party to say goodbye to his friends and family, and who then took his own life with pills.
He also starred in the WB Network's Safe Harbor and One Tree Hill and has made guest appearances on numerous other shows such as Touched by an Angel, Judging Amy, Reunion, Joey, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Drop Dead Diva,and Hot In Cleveland.
For the last few years he has played the lead in a touring version of the musical Chicago and was the male lead in each film of the Au Pair trilogy. He also appeared as Benjamin Stone in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies and created a role in the original Broadway production of Kander & Ebb's Steel Pier. In 2011 he had a guest starring role as a doctor on ABC's Body of Proof.
Harrison has been married since 1980 to actress Randi Oakes (of CHiPs fame). The couple has four children, three girls and a boy. He lived in Gold Beach, Oregon, for fifteen years and as of 2007, he has resided in Eugene. He enjoys surfing and golf.
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- 1973 : The Harrad Experiment as student (not credited)
- 1976 : Jim the World's Greatest as Jim Nolan
- 1977 : Fraternity Row as Zac
- 1984 : Razorback as Carl Winters
- 1987 : North Shore as Chandler
- 1992 : Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger as Dan
- 1993 : Cadillac Girls as Sam
- 1995 : 500 Nations as a storyteller
- 1996 : It's My Party as Brandon Theis
- 1998 : Air Bud: Golden Receiver as Patrick Sullivan
- 2000 : Canone inverso
- 2009 : Love N' Dancing as Oncle Carl
- 2009 : Give 'em Hell, Malone as Whitmore
- 1975 : Trilogy of Terror as Arthur Moore
- 1975 : Wonder Woman as a First Lieutenant, Army Medical Corps (not credited)
- 1976 : Barnaby Jones as Ritchie Ridder (1st episode)
- 1976 : M.A.S.H. as Lieutenant Tony Baker (1st episode)
- 1977 : The Gathering as Bud Jr.
- 1977 : Logan's Run as Logan 5
- 1978–1979 : Centennial as Levi Zendt (10 episodes)
- 1979–1984 : Trapper John, M.D. as Dr. George Alonzo Gates (142 episodes)
- 1979 : The Best Place to Be as Rick Jawlosky
- 1980 : The Women's Room de Glenn Jordan as Ben Volper
- 1980 : The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb as Captaine Bob Lewis
- 1981 : For Ladies Only as John Phillips
- 1983 : The Hasty Heart
- 1983 : The Fighter as Merle Banks
- 1985 : Seduced as Mike Riordan
- 1986 : Oceans of Fire as Ben Laforche
- 1986 : Picnic as Hal Carter
- 1986 : Fresno (series) as Torch
- 1988 : Hot Paint as Willie
- 1988 : Red River as Cherry Valance
- 1989–1990 : Falcon Crest (series) as Michael Sharpe
- 1990 : Dangerous Pursuit
- 1990 : Angel of Death as Gary Nicholson
- 1990 : True Detectives as Hôte
- 1990 - 1991 : The Family Man as Jack Taylor (22 episodes)
- 1991 : Bare Essentials as William 'Bill' Buzell, owner of Luhana
- 1992 : Split Images as Robbie Daniels
- 1992 : Breaking the Silence as Paul Danner
- 1992 : Duplicates as Bob Boxletter
- 1993 : Caught in the Act as Scott McNally
- 1993 : A Family Torn Apart as Tom Kelley
- 1994 : Galaxy Beat as Dack Steelbrow
- 1994 : Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg as Bruce Kellogg
- 1994 : Tis a Gift to Be Simple as Daniel Hanover
- 1994 : Mortal Fear as Philip Montgomery
- 1994 : A Christmas Romance as Brian Harding
- 1995 : A Dangerous Affair as Robert Kenzer
- 1995 : Sisters as Daniel Albright
- 1995 : Touched by an Angel as Peter 'Pete' Jacob Taylor
- 1995 : Hard Evidence as Trent Turner
- 1995 : Nothing Lasts Forever as Dr. Benjamin 'Ben' Wallace
- 1995 : New York News : Jack Reilly (13 episodes)
- 1996 : Summer of Fear as Mr. Marshall'
- 1996–1997 : Dark Skies (19 episodes, not credited)
- 1997 : When Secrets Kill as Greg Newhall
- 1998 : Touched by an Angel as Richard
- 1998 : The Outer Limits as Dr. Larry Chambers
- 1998 : 'Running Wild as Matt Robinson
- 1998 : Dead Man's Gun as Boucher/Trapper (1st episode)
- 1998 : Murder at 75 Birch as Rick
- 1998 : Maggie Winters : Mr. Wiehe (1 episode)
- 1999 : First Daughter as Président Jonathan Hayes
- 1999 : Au Pair as Oliver Caldwell
- 1999 : Safe Harbor as John Loring (10 episodes)
- 2000 : First Target as Président Jonathan Hayes
- 2000 : Ed as Nick Stanton
- 2000–2001 : Judging Amy as Tom Gillette
- 2001 : Au Pair II as Oliver Caldwell
- 2002 : St. Sass as Adam Patrick
- 2002 : Touched by an Angel as Don
- 2002 : First Shot as Président Jonathan Hayes
- 2002–2003 : Strong Medicine as Dr. Randolf Kilner
- 2003 : Miracles a Sheriff Ed Prescott (1 episode)
- 2004 : Jessica as Brett
- 2005 : Untitled Susie Essman Project
- 2005–2006 : Joey as Dean
- 2005 : Réunion as Russell Brewster (7 episodes)
- 2006 : Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Nathan Speer (1 episode)
- 2007 : Nurses as Dr. Richard Morrow
- 2008 : Rodney as Duke Lewis (1 episode)
- 2009 : Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise as Oliver Caldwell
- 2009 : Maneater as Teddy
- 2009 : Drop Dead Diva as Brandon Tharpe (1 episode)
- 2009–2011 : One Tree Hill as Paul Norris
- 2010 : The Fuzz as Lieutenant Donovan
- 2010 : CSI: NY as Roland Carson (1 episode)
- 2011 : Hot in Cleveland as Dave (1 episode)
- 2011 : Body of Proof as Dr. Cameron Fischer (1 episode)
- 2012 : Undercover Bridesmaid as Mr. Thompson
- 2012 : Ringer as Tim Arbogast
- 2013 : After All These Years as David
- 2013 : Reckless as Dec Fortnum
- 2014 : The Nines Lives of Christmas as Chief Sam
- 2014 : Cloudy With a Chance of Love as Grant
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