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Where Are They Now - Friday, June 16, 2017

Hello fans,


I watched a terrible movie the other night called C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud. It was really awful, but the actor that played the title character, Bud the Chud, looked really familiar.

It was Gerrit Graham. You may not remember the name, but you are sure to recognize his face...and his tremendous body of work. I know his best as Jeff from 'Used Cars,' a hilarious R rated comedy that you couldn't make these days.

Let's see what has kept Gerrit Graham busy.

Take care,
Steve


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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Burt Ward: Actor, Played Robin on the TV series "Batman"

Paul Michael Glaser: Actor, Played Starsky (the dark-haired one) in the classic 1970s TV series "Starsky and Hutch"

Frederic Forrest: Actor, He appeared in the TV series "Lonesome Dove", and the movies "The Two Jakes" and "Apocalypse Now"

(Answer at the bottom)




Gerrit Graham

Learn More About Gerrit Graham on Celebrity Nooz

BIRTH DATE: 27 November 1949, New York City, New York, USA

CLAIM TO FAME: Gerrit Graham is an American actor, scriptwriter and songwriter known for memorable roles in 'Used Cars,' 'Parker Lewis Can't Lose,' and 'C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud'.

FAMILY LIFE: Has 2 sons, Henry and Jack Graham.

INFO: Gerrit Graham has spent several decades as a recognizable character actor in both television and film.

He has appeared in such films as Used Cars, TerrorVision, National Lampoon's Class Reunion and Greetings. He has worked several times with director Brian De Palma.

He was also the voice of Franklin Sherman in the animated series The Critic as well as a recurring role as Dr. Norman Pankow on the sitcom Parker Lewis Can't Lose.

He also wrote teleplays for several episodes of the 1980s version of The Twilight Zone.

Graham said, "I have a tremendously varied resume, but it's been the bane of my career that I'm so versatile."

TRIVIA: Graduated Groton School, Groton Mass. 1966

Was a writer for some of the Walt Disney Company's animation projects, including The Little Mermaid (1989) and The Prince and the Pauper (1990).

He wrote the lyrics of the Grateful Dead song "Victim or the Crime" based on a tune by Bob Weir.

Adopted the name Bud T. Chud as an alias after the character he played in C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud (1989).

Was a writer on VH1's Pop Up Video.

Made acting debut at age eight in a Detroit Art Institute production of "Winnie the Pooh".

Was a rock music writer in New York City in the early 70s.

Speaks fluent French.

WHERE IS HE NOW: Gerrit Graham has made his way around the convention scene promoting cult favorites like TerrorVision, C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud, Chopping Mall, and Phantom of the Paradise.

CREDITS:

2012 Cove Road...The Hitchhiker (as Bud T. Chud)

2009 Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise (TV Movie)...Rupert

2008 Stick It in Detroit...Captain John Willoughby

2007 Chaotic Ana...Míster Halcón

2005 Building Girl...Mr. Minard

2005 Third Watch (TV Series)...Charles Benjamin
- Welcome Home

1998-2002 Law & Order (TV Series)...Mr. Hutchins / Alan Bruder
- Slaughter (2002) ... Mr. Hutchins
- Tabloid (1998) ... Alan Bruder

1999-2000 Now and Again (TV Series)...Roger Bender

1998 One True Thing...Oliver Most

1998 The Love Letter (TV Movie)...Warren Whitcomb

1996 Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie (Video) (voice)

1996 Magic in the Mirror: Fowl Play...Bloom

1996 Demolition High (Video)...Mr. Vogel

1996 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)...Q Too
- Death Wish

1995-1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)...Guardian

1996 Weird Science (TV Series)...Dr. Victor Frankenstein
- Searching for Boris Karloff

1995 Favorite Deadly Sins (TV Movie)...Satan

1995 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)...Kevin
- 0.409

1995 The Tick (TV Series)...Milo
- Armless But Not Harmless (voice)

1995 The Break...Bill Cowens

1994-1995 The Critic (TV Series)...Franklin Sherman / Cow trapped in a bull's body

1995 Stuart Saves His Family...Male Diner (uncredited)

1995 Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare (TV Movie)...Mark McKenna Sr.

1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)...Munch
- The Eyes Have It

1995 The Wasp Woman (TV Movie)...Arthur (as Gerritt Graham)

1994 Circle of Fate (Short)...Ben

1994 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)...Joseph Boland
- My Four Husbands

1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)...Lipsky
- Shake, Rattle and Rock!

1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie)...Lipsky

1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)...Lord Kiro
- Signs and Portents

1994 My Girl 2...Dr. Sam Helburn

1993 The Pink Panther (TV Series) (voice)
- Pilgrim Panther/That Old Pink Magic

1993 Moon Over Miami (TV Series)...Tommy Fender
- In a Safe Place

1993 Philadelphia Experiment II...Dr. William Mailer / Friedrich Mahler

1993 Love Matters (TV Movie)...Phillips

1993 This Boy's Life...Mr. Howard

1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)...The Hunter
- Captive Pursuit

1992 Sidekicks...Mapes

1992 Fievel's American Tails (TV Series)...Cat R. Waul

1992 Family Matters (TV Series)...Landlord
- The Oddest Couple

1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)...Clown
- The Opera

1992 Frozen Assets...Lewis Crandall

1992 Civil Wars (TV Series)...Whit Buffum
- Below the Beltway

1992 A Different World (TV Series)...Henry Krum
- Bedroom at the Top

1991 Davis Rules (TV Series)
- They're Writing Songs of Love, But Nun for Me

1990-1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose (TV Series)...Dr. Pankow / Dr. Norman Pankow

1991 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)...Patrick Pierce
- Dicky's Got the Blues

1991 Stat (TV Series)...Dr. Gus Rivers
- Ladyfinger (1991)
- Fantasy (1991)

1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series)...Dr. Tucker
- Courage

1990 Child's Play 2...Phil Simpson

1990 Parenthood (TV Series)
- My Dad Can Beat Up Your BMW

1990 Night of the Cyclone...Lt. John France (as Bud T. Chud)

1990 China Beach (TV Series)...Captain Soubra
- The Gift

1990 Sugar and Spice (TV Series)...Cliff
- The Truck Stops Here

1989 Gang of Four (TV Movie)...Mike Stevenson

1989 The Nutt House (TV Series)...Eric - Safety Inspector
- A Night at the Reunion

1989 The Little Mermaid (voice, uncredited)

1989 The Young Riders (TV Series)...J.D. Marcus
- Ten-Cent Hero

1989 Martians Go Home...Stan Garrett

1989 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)...Theodore Carne
- The Man Who Was Death

1989 C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud...Bud Oliver / Bud the C.H.U.D.

1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege...Ace

1989 Dear John (TV Series)...Gary
- For a Friend

1989 Big Man on Campus...Stanley Hoyle

1988-1989 Dallas (TV Series)...Fred Hughes

1988 My Two Dads (TV Series)...Carlton Crow
- The Family in Question

1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)...Calvin Teal
- The Cows of October

1987 The Search for Animal Chin (Video)...Skateboard Manufacturer

1987 Walker...Norvell Walker

1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series)
- Vegas Rock (1987)

1987 It's Alive III: Island of the Alive...Ralston

1987 Sledge Hammer! (TV Series)...Prosecuting Attorney
- Jagged Sledge

1987 Throb (TV Series)...George
- Genius

1987 Tonight's the Night (TV Movie)...Charlie

1986-1987 Sidekicks (TV Series)...Phil Krawcheck
- Kicked Upstairs (1987) ... Phil Krawcheck
- Grey Belts (1986) ... Phil Krawcheck

1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)...Mr. Gillette
- Cold War

1986 Fame (TV Series)...Mr. Wacky
- Mr Wacky's World

1986 Ratboy...Billy Morrison

1986 Last Resort...Curt

1986 Chopping Mall...Technician Nessler

1986 TerrorVision...Stan

1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)...Griffin St. George
- Welcome to Winfield/Quarantine

1985 The Man with One Red Shoe...Carson

1985 The Annihilators...Ray Track

1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)...Parker Braithwaite

1984 Boys in Blue (TV Movie)...Lt. Shenk

1984 Whiz Kids (TV Series)...Jerry Singer
- Watch Out!

1983 New Magic (Short)...Jeremy

1983 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)...Private Eye
- A Baby for the Dukes

1983 The Creature Wasn't Nice...Rodzinski

1983 The A-Team (TV Series)...Brother Stephen
- Children of Jamestown

1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (TV Movie)...Soap Opera Guy

1982 Class Reunion...Bob Spinnaker

1982 Soup for One...Brian

1980 Used Cars...Jeff

1979 Home Movies...James Byrd

1979 Stockard Channing in Just Friends (TV Series)...Leonard Scribner

1979 Old Boyfriends...Sam The Fisherman

1978 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)...Nathan
- The Dance Studio

1978 Pretty Baby...Highpockets

1977 Dog and Cat (TV Series)...Mick
- A Duck Is a Duck

1977 Demon Seed...Walter Gabler

1977 Future Cop (TV Series)...Cliff Yancey
- The Mad Mad Bomber

1976 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)...Nicholas John Manning
- Nightmare

1976 Street Killing (TV Movie)...Dr. Vinton

1976 Cannonball!...Perman Waters

1976 Special Delivery...Swivot

1976 Dynasty (TV Movie)...Carver Blackwood

1976 Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw...Magic Ray (as Gerritt Graham)

1976 Tunnel Vision....Freddie (as Gerritt Graham)

1976 The TVTV Show (TV Movie)

1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
- The Right to Die

1975 Strange New World (TV Movie)...Daniel

1975 Black Bart (TV Movie)...Curley

1975 Baretta (TV Series)...Rick Parrish
- The 5½ Pound Junkie

1975 The Hatfields and the McCoys (TV Movie)...Calvin McCoy

1974 Harry O (TV Series)...Charles Dillon
- Accounts Balanced

1974 The Rookies (TV Series)...Eric
- Prelude to Vengeance

1974 Phantom of the Paradise...Beef

1974 Strange Homecoming (TV Movie)...Earl Gates

1972 Beware! The Blob...Joe, Ape-Suited Party Guest

1970 Hi, Mom!...Gerrit Wood

1968 Greetings...Lloyd Clay

To see Then & Now pictures of Gerrit Graham, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Burt Ward - ALIVE
Born: 07/06/1945

Paul Michael Glaser - ALIVE
Born: 03/25/1943

Frederic Forrest - ALIVE
Born: 12/23/1936

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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

6/14
Fred Cogley, 82, Irish sports broadcaster.
Ernestina Herrera de Noble, 92, Argentine newspaper publisher (Clarín).
Margaret Hutson, 78, American college basketball coach (Tennessee Lady Volunteers)
Don Matthews, 77, American football coach.
Luis Abanto Morales, 93, Peruvian singer and composer.
Paul van Zandvliet, 50, British rugby union player, cancer.
Hein Verbruggen, 75, Dutch sports administrator, President of the UCI (1991-2005), leukemia.

6/13
Philip Gossett, 75, American musicologist.
A. R. Gurney, 86, American playwright (The Dining Room).
Hansel, 29, American racehorse, winner of the 1991 Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, euthanized.
Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma, 93, British peeress.
Anita Pallenberg, 73, Italian actress, (Barbarella, Performance, A Degree of Murder).
Pierre Papillaud, 81, French businessman.
Zahir Shah, 70, Pakistani actor.
Ulf Stark, 72, Swedish author (Can You Whistle, Johanna?), cancer.
Rick Tuten, 52, American football player (Seattle Seahawks).

6/12
Morton N. Cohen, 96, American author and scholar.
Clifford John Earle, Jr., 81, American mathematician.
David W. Frank, 67, American actor, author and educator, complications from cancer.
Jim Galton, 92, American businessman, CEO of Marvel Entertainment Group.
Jabu Christopher Kubheka, 48, South African actor (Yizo Yizo), suicide by hanging.
Fernando Martínez Heredia, 78, Cuban revolutionary and politician.
Masahide Ota, 92, Japanese historian and politician, Governor of Okinawa Prefecture (1990-1998), pneumonia and respiratory failure.
Pessalli, 26, Brazilian footballer (Grêmio, Angers, Paraná), traffic collision.
C. Narayana Reddy, 85, Indian writer and poet, recipient of the Jnanpith Award (1988).
Frans Ronnes, 68, Dutch politician, Mayor of Haaren (2001-2013).
Marvin Herman Shoob, 94, American federal judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (1979-1991).
Brian Taylor, 84, English cricketer (Essex).
Charles P. Thacker, 74, American computer designer, co-inventor of ethernet.
Karl-Heinz Weigang, 81, German football coach, heart attack.

6/11
Doreen Andrew, 93, British actress (Emergency-Ward 10, Z Cars, The Bill).
Errol Christie, 53, British boxer, lung cancer.
Herman T. Costello, 96, American politician, member of the New Jersey General Assembly (1976-1982) and Senate (1982-1984).
David Fromkin, 84, American historian.
Clive Rushton, 69, British swimmer and swimming coach, cancer.
Rosalie Sorrels, 83, American folk singer.
Corneliu Stroe, 67, Romanian drummer and percussionist, heart attack.

6/10
Chi Po-lin, 52, Taiwanese aerial photographer and director (Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above), helicopter crash.
Austin Deasy, 80, Irish politician, TD (1977-2002) and Minister of Agriculture (1982-1987).
Malang, 89, Filipino cartoonist, illustrator and painter.
Oscar Mammì, 90, Italian politician, Minister of Mail and Telecommunications (1987-1991).
Jerry Nelson, 73, American astronomer.
Julia Perez, 36, Indonesian actress, cervical cancer.
Samuel V. Wilson, 93, American army general, Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (1976-1977).

6/9
Natig Aliyev, 69, Azerbaijani politician, Minister of Energy (since 2004).
Andrzej Baturo, 77, Polish photographer.
Vic Edelbrock Jr., 80, American automotive products manufacturer (Edelbrock).
Francisco Javier García Verdugo, 83, Spanish football player (Xerez CD, Real Valladolid) and manager (CD Tenerife, CA Osasuna).
John Heyman, 84, British-American producer (D.A.R.Y.L.).
Lady Mary Holborow, 80, British magistrate, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall (1994-2011).
Ewald Janusz, 76, Polish Olympic sprint canoer (1968).
Frank A. Jenssen, 65, Norwegian writer and photographer.
S. S. Khaplang, 77, Burmese politician.
John Liu Shi-gong, 88, Chinese clandestine Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Jining (since 1995).
Tessa Mallos, 73, Australian actress (Between Wars, A Country Practice, Midnite Spares).
P. Govardhan Reddy, 80, Indian politician, heart attack.
Grace Berg Schaible, 91, American lawyer and politician, Alaska Attorney General (1987-1989).
Andimba Toivo ya Toivo, 92, Namibian anti-apartheid activist, politician and political prisoner (SWAPO).
Adam West, 88, American actor (Batman, Family Guy, Robinson Crusoe on Mars), leukemia.
Sheila Willcox, 81, British equestrian, European champion (1957).
John C. Yoder, 66, American judge and politician, member of the West Virginia Senate (1992-1996, 2004-2008), complications of heart surgery.

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