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James Gammon

James Gammon founded the MET Theatre along with a partner, Tim Scott, in l973. His early appearances as an actor and director at The MET include William Inge's Bus Stop, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Picnic. His other stage appearances include several Sam Shepard plays: Curse of the Starving Class at the Public Theater in New York and at The MET, A Lie of the Mind in New York and at the Mark Taper Forum, Simpatico in New York, and Buried Child at Steppenwolf in Chicago, where he received the JEFF Award as well as being nominated for a Tony Award when the production moved to New York.

Gammon recently starred on stage as Henry Moss in Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss in San Francisco. He has appeared in many films throughout his career starting with Cool Hand Luke followed by Urban Cowboy, Major League I and II, Silverado, Revenge, Wild Bill, The Hi-Lo Country, The Cell and Life, or Something Like It. On television, he was seen this year starring with Tom Selleck in the Western Monte Walsh. Television audiences also know Gammon as the character of Nick Bridges, which he played on the CBS series Nash Bridges for six seasons.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

James Gammon Facts

BirthdayApril 20, 1940 (83)
BirthplaceNewman, Illinois, USA

Selected Filmography

Major League
Pom Pom Girls
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition
The Iron Giant
Urban Cowboy
Vision Quest
Jesse Stone: Sea Change
You Know My Name
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