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George Grizzard (George Cooper Grizzard Jr.)

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Biography

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA
In retrospect, he was considered an actor's actor to be sure. Renowned theater performer George Grizzard would make his biggest impact under the Tony-winning Broadway lights in a career spanning over five decades. Born an only child on April 1, 1928, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, George Cooper Grizzard, Jr. was raised (from age 7) in Washington D.C., and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1949. Precoccupied for a time in the advertising field, he then seemed bent on a radio broadcasting career when the "acting bug" suddenly bit. Read more...

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Character: Alexander 'Lex' Porter

From the Terrace 1960

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Character: Senator Fred Van Ackerman

Advise & Consent 1962

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008

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Character: Peyton Haskett

Haskett's Chance 2006

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Character: Fred Leer

Wonder Boys 2000

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Character: George Blint

Small Time Crooks 2000

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Character: Ben Strickland

Sisters and Other Strangers 1997

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Character: Malcolm Worth

Not in My Family 1993

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Character: President Jimmy Carter

L'Amérique en otage 1991

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Character: Mayor Peter Stockman

An Enemy of the People 1990

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Character: Senator Tunnard

Embassy 1985

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Character: President Lockwood

Wrong Is Right 1982

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Character: Vernon Shaw

Trapper John, M.D. 1979

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Character: Dr. Achauer

David 1988

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Character: Judge Ben B. Lindsey

Profiles in Courage 1964

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Character: Dr. Lou Maxwell

The Doctors and the Nurses 1962

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Character: Dr. Tom Forley

Medical Center 1969

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Character: Himself

Password All-Stars 1961

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Character: Tom Wicker

Attica 1980

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Character: Court Counsel

Pueblo 1973

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Character: Merle Jenkins

Thriller 1960

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Character: F. Niles Putnam

Teacher, Teacher 1969

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Character: Gene Austin

Goodyear Playhouse 1951

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Character: Sean Doolittle

The Wide World of Mystery 1973

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best Leading Actor in a Play

The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996

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