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George Grizzard
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George Grizzard

George Grizzard is well known from a career on Broadway, in the movies and on television, spanning more than four decades.

His Broadway appearances include a 1996 Tony-winning performance in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, the creation of the role of Nick in the original company of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Neil Simon's California Suite, Tony-nominated performances in The Disenchanted and Big Fish, Little Fish, and more than a dozen more plays in which he created roles by Arthur Miller, Robert Anderson and A.R. Gurney, among others.

He won an Emmy Award for his performance in The Oldest Living Graduate, which marked one of Henry Fonda's last television productions, and earned an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of John Adams in the PBS Bicentennial miniseries The Adam Chronicles. He has also been seen in such telefilms and miniseries as Hallmark's Caroline?, Scarlett, Queen, 71 Attica, and The Deliberate Stranger." Additionally, he has made notable guest appearances on Law & Order, in the recurring role of attorney Arthur Gold, Murder, She Wrote, The Golden Girls and 3rd Rock From the Sun.

His many film credits include Advise & Consent, Seems Like Old Times, From the Terrace, Warning Shot and Bachelor Party, as Tom Hanks' father-in-law.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

George Grizzard Facts

BirthdayApril 1, 1928
BirthplaceRoanoke Rapids, North Carolina, USA
Date of deathOctober 2, 2007 (age 79)

Selected Filmography

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