Gregg Henry

Active - 1978 - 2017  |   Born - May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Horror

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A character actor with a reputation for playing heavies and high rollers, Gregg Henry got his start on screen in the late '70s. He landed small roles in projects like the TV movies Hot Rod and Dummy, before adding some big-screen parts to his résumé. Perhaps Henry's most memorable movie role of his early career was the sly Sam Bouchard in the de Palma thriller Body Double. He would continue to find a home with TV, however, making notable appearances on shows like Magnum, P.I., and Jake and the Fatman, and playing recurring roles over the coming years on Matlock, L.A. Law, Murder, She Wrote, Gilmore Girls, The Riches, and 24. Henry would also continue to take on occasional movie roles, including in 2006's The Black Dahlia and 2011's Super.

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  • Made his film debut playing Nick Nolte's son in the 1976 film Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II.     
  • Frequently appears in Brian De Palma's films, beginning with Scarface (1983).
  • Wrote "The Back of Your Hand," which Dwight Yoakam released as a single in 2003. 
  • Appeared in recurring roles on numerous TV shows including Jonathan Wallace on 24, Mitchum Huntzberger on Gilmore Girls, and Coach Mike Hunt on HBO's Hung.  
  • Frequently appears in theatre productions in Los Angeles, including Little Egypt – A Musical, for which he also wrote music and lyrics.