Gil Gerard

Active - 1971 - 2016  |   Born - Jan 23, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States  |   Genres - Science Fiction, Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Action

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Biography by Hal Erickson

A former industrial chemist, actor Gil Gerard first went on the stage in the mid-1960s, appearing in such productions as I Do, I Do. He spent several years in the role of Dr. Alan Stewart on the NBC daytime drama The Doctors. From 1979 to 1981, he played the title character in the fanciful prime-time series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Subsequent credits on Gil Gerard's TV resumé include his portrayal of eco-warrior Dr. John Harding on E.A.R.T.H. Force (1990) and his hosting chores on the 1992 "actuality" series Code 3.

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  • Dropped out of college before graduation.
  • Worked as an industrial chemist at a large chemical company before becoming an actor.
  • Moved to New York in 1969, where he worked as a taxi driver while studying drama at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy.
  • One of his taxi passengers told him about Love Story (1970) filming on location, he arrived on set, auditioned and got his first professional credit.
  • In 2005, launched his production company, Prudhomme Productions.