Where Are They Now - Friday, June 1, 2018
I'm currently doing some maintenance on the 'Where Are They Now' webpage. Don't worry, it's all under control. So this week let's touch base with one of my favorite character actors, 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.
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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)
Learn More About Gerrit Graham on Celebrity Nooz
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'.
Has 2 sons, Henry and Jack Graham.
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."
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.
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--
Burt Ward - ALIVE
Paul Michael Glaser - ALIVE
Frederic Forrest - ALIVE
WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...
Ella Brennan, 92, American restaurateur.
Michael D. Ford, 90, English art director and set decorator (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Titanic, The Empire Strikes Back), Oscar winner (1982, 1998).
Pandurang Pundalik Fundkar, 67, Indian politician, member of the Lok Sabha (1989-1998) and the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly (1978-1985), heart attack.
Aníbal Quijano, 90, Peruvian sociologist, developer of coloniality of power concept.
Étienne Sansonetti, 82, French footballer.
Audálio Dantas (pt), 88, Brazilian journalist, cancer.
Gabriel Gascon (fr), 91, Canadian actor (If I Were a Spy, La Menace, The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting).
Dan Kneen, 30, Manx motorcycle rider, injuries sustained in a race collision.
Ferenc Kovács, 84, Hungarian football player and coach, Olympic bronze medalist (1960).
Dawam Rahardjo, 75, Indonesian Islamic scholar and economist.
Madiha Yousri, 96, Egyptian actress.
Rosa Briceño Ortiz (es), 51, Venezuelan conductor.
Luciano José Cabral Duarte, 93, Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of Aracaju (1971-1998).
Yoseph Imry, 79, Israeli mesoscopic physicist.
Jürgen Marcus, 69, German singer ("Chansons pour ceux qui s'aiment"), COPD.
James Schaefer, 79, American politician, member of the South Dakota House of Representatives (since 2011), UTV collision.
Muktha Srinivasan, 88, Indian film director and producer (Mudhalali, Panchaali, Naalu Veli Nilam).
Arturo Antonio Szymanski Ramírez, 96, Mexican Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of San Luis Potosí (1987-1999).
René Yañez, 75, Mexican-born American artist, founder of Galería de la Raza, cancer.
Fredric Arnold, 96, American actor and writer (The Seventh Sign, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Lost Angels).
Ely Calil, 72, Lebanese-born British businessman.
Pippo Caruso, 82, Italian composer and conductor.
Neale Cooper, 54, Scottish football player (Aberdeen) and manager.
Paulette Coquatrix, 102, French costume designer (Napoléon, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Le Miroir à deux faces).
Yves de Daruvar (fr), 97, Turkish-born French military officer and politician, High Commissioner of Comoros (1962-1963), Secretary-general of French Somaliland (1959-1962).
Serge Dassault, 93, French businessman (Dassault Group) and politician, Senator (2004-2017).
Evio di Marzo (es), 64, Venezuelan singer-songwriter (Adrenalina Caribe), shot.
Semavi Eyice, 95, Turkish Byzantine and Ottoman art historian (Istanbul University), Presidential Culture and Arts Grand Awardee (2011).
Cornelia Frances, 77, English-born Australian actress (The Young Doctors, Home and Away, The Lost Islands), bladder cancer.
Takeo Kojima, 82, Japanese professional mahjong player.
Stewart Lupton, 43, American singer (Jonathan Fire*Eater).
Josh Martin, 46, American guitarist (Anal Cunt), fall.
Mike McCormick, 36, American television reporter and anchor (WYFF, KHBS), treefall.
María Dolores Pradera, 93, Spanish singer and actress.
Dick Quax, 70, Dutch-born New Zealand athlete, Olympic silver medalist (1976), cancer.
Rachel Rockwell, 49, American actress, theater director and choreographer, ovarian cancer.
István Sas, 71, Hungarian film director.
Jens Christian Skou, 99, Danish physician and chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (1997).
Aaron Smeltzer, 35, American photojournalist (WYFF), treefall.
Chuck Stevens, 99, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns).
Michel Stolker, 84, Dutch racing cyclist.
Dick Tuck, 94, American political prankster.
Cliff Tucker, 29, American basketball player (Maryland Terrapins), traffic collision.
Ola Ullsten, 86, Swedish politician, Prime Minister (1978-1979).
Wang Da-hong, 100, Chinese-born Taiwanese architect.
Scott R. White, 55, American materials scientist, ocular melanoma.
Jean Konan Banny, 88, Ivorian politician.
Marcos de Celis, 86, Spanish bullfighter.
John DiFronzo, 89, American mobster (Chicago Outfit), complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Gardner Dozois, 70, American Hall of Fame science fiction writer (Morning Child, Hunter's Run) and editor (Asimov's Science Fiction), Nebula Award winner (1984, 1985), infection.
Bob Fuss, 64, American radio journalist (CBS News Radio), leukemia.
Andrés Gandarias, 75, Spanish racing cyclist.
Aly Lotfy Mahmoud, 82, Egyptian economist and politician, Prime Minister (1985-1986).
Andy MacQueen, Australian bass guitarist (Exploding White Mice).
Odd Oppedal, 81, Norwegian footballer (Brann, national team).
Donald H. Peterson, 84, American astronaut (STS-6), Alzheimer's disease and bone cancer.
Madala Ranga Rao, 70, Indian actor and film producer (Yuvatharam Kadilindi).
Russ Regan, 89, American music business executive.
Julio Ribera (es), 91, Spanish comics artist (The Vagabond of Limbo) and screenwriter.
Harald Bjarne Slettebø, 96, Norwegian politician.
Satoru Anzaki, 81, Japanese businessman, President of Komatsu (1995-2001).
Alan Bean, 86, American astronaut (Apollo 12, Skylab 3), fourth person to walk on the Moon.
Pierre Bellemare, 88, French writer and radio personality.
Stuart Bondurant, 88, American physician.
Clement Chang, 89, Taiwanese politician, Minister of Transportation and Communications (1989-1991).
Ted Dabney, 81, American electrical engineer, co-founder of Atari, esophageal cancer.
Herman D. Farrell Jr., 86, American politician, member of the New York State Assembly (1975-2017).
Pierre Hassner (fr), 85, Romanian-born French geopolitical philosopher.
Mazhar Kaleem, 75, Pakistani lawyer and novelist (Imran Series).
Geeta Kapoor, 57, Indian actress (Pakeezah).
Gerard Kerkum, 87, Dutch football player and manager (Feyenoord).
Fonda Metassa, 80, Australian rugby league footballer.
Roger Piantoni, 86, French footballer (Nancy, Stade de Reims, national team).
Antonio Pujía, 88, Italian-born Argentine sculptor.
Svetlin Rusev, 84, Bulgarian artist.
Gerald Ryan, 87, New Zealand sports administrator, president of the New Zealand Rugby League (1997-2001).
William Shaw, 85, Canadian politician, MNA (1976-1981).
Tsehaytu Beraki, 78, Eritrean krar player and independence activist.
Paul Bloch, 78, American publicist (Eddie Murphy, Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone).
Dean Francis, 44, British boxer, cancer.
Gary Garfinkel, 55, American studio executive (Showtime).
Sergio Graziani (it), 87, Italian actor (The Five Days, Goodnight, Ladies and Gentlemen) and voice actor.
José Hawilla, 74, Brazilian journalist, convicted fraudster and informant, lung disease.
Brendan Ingle, 77, Irish boxing trainer (Naseem Hamed).
Piet Kee, 90, Dutch composer and organist.
Naser Malek Motiei, 88, Iranian actor (Mehdi in Black and Hot Mini Pants, And Then There Were None, Torkaman).
Bill Mallory, 82, American football coach (Indiana Hoosiers, Miami RedHawks, Colorado Buffaloes), fall.
John Matthias, 64, English jockey.
Phil McKnight, 93, Scottish footballer (Chelsea, Leyton Orient).
Jim Phillips Sr., 87, American politician, member of the North Carolina Senate (1997-2001).
Hildegard Puwak, 69, Romanian politician, Minister of European Integration (2000-2003).