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May 31, 1951 |
Boyce, Virginia, U.S.
|Years active||1981 – present|
|Spouse(s)||Ann McDonough (1986 - present)|
|Children||Betty, Sam, Harry|
Life and career
Gilpin was born in Boyce, Virginia. He had a recurring role on the TV series Kate & Allie, and is a frequent Law & Order guest star, having appeared in all of the first three series: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Gilpin appeared in the films Something Wild, Quiz Show, Reversal of Fortune, and The Notorious Bettie Page. He is also an accomplished stage actor.
Gilpin is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (class of 1969) and Harvard University (class of 1973). He studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse school of the theatre in New York City. In 2008, Gilpin appeared in the fact-based film 21, playing the role of Bob Phillips who is interviewing student candidates for the fictional "Robinson Scholarship" to attend Harvard Medical School. Gilpin's character appears in the first scene of the film and his words set the stage for the movie's plot; he appears again in the final scene to bring closure to the film.
Gilpin is married to actress Ann McDonough, and is the father of actress Betty Gilpin, who also had appearances on Law & Order, Fringe and Nurse Jackie.
His first cousin is the current president of Harvard University, Drew Gilpin Faust.
Gilpin was ordained as priest of the Episcopal Church (United States) on December 15, 2012. He is currently in charge of St. John's Episcopal Church in New Milford, Connecticut. He had arrived at the church as a deacon two months prior to his ordination. He used VB to be a licensed lay preacher at Christ Church in his hometown of Roxbury, Connecticut.
- IMDB Database entry for character Bob Phillips, http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0110218/?ref_=tt_cl_t12
- Tuz, Susan. "Rev. Gilpin follows his 'calling' to St. John's," The Greater New Milford (CT) Spectrum, Saturday, December 8, 2012.
- Jack Gilpin at the Internet Movie Database
- Jack Gilpin at the Internet Broadway Database
- Jack Gilpin at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
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