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Greg Germann
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General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: February 26, 2958
Age: 59
Hometown: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other Information
Height: 5'10"
Occupation(s): Actor
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Marlene Martha Germann (mother)
Edward A. Germann (father)
Relationships: Christine Mourad (ex-wife)
Martha Champlin (current wife)
Series Information
Character: Hades
First appearance: Souls of the Departed
Last appearance: Last Rites

Gregory Andrew "Greg" Germann is an American actor. He is well known for playing Richard Fish on the popular legal - comedy TV Series Ally McBeal, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild award, and received two Emmy nominations. He also is known for his role as Eric "Rico" Morrow on the short-lived but very popular sitcom, Ned & Stacey, and as Tom Krane on the 10-episode special of Law & Order.

He is also known for roles as Petey in Clear and Present Danger (1994), Sklar in Down to Earth, Mattson in Child's Play 2, Lawrence the Vet in the horror film Quarantine, Larry Dennit, Jr., in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Peter Penney in Get Hard. He also voiced The Agent in the film Bolt.

In 2016, he made his return to television as Hades in Season Five of Once Upon a Time.

View the Greg Germann Gallery.

Early life

Germann was born in Houston. The family moved to Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado. His mother, Marlene Marian (née Faulkner), was a homemaker, and his father, Edward A. Germann, was a playwright and professor. While living in Colorado, Germann expressed interest in acting. He starred in stage plays during his middle- and high-school years, before moving to New York in 1982.

Career

Early work

He started in several Broadway plays while in New York, including a role in 1982 alongside Matthew Broderick in the play Fancy This, which Germann also co-wrote. He received praise for roles in the 1982 musical Chicago, and the 1983 musical The Wizard of Oz. He continued to have roles in plays before seeing a poster for wanted actors for a film in 1985. He moved to Hollywood to find film success, and got his first role in the teen comedy film, The Whoopee Boys in 1986. The supporting role in that film helped Greg's career, so he could star in bigger and mainstream films. His next film was 1990's Child's Play 2, in which he played the character Mattson, in the well-received sequel to one of the most popular horror films of all time. Child's Play 2, and the 1991 romantic comedy Once Around, helped the actor gain mainstream success. In 1990, Germann originated the role of John Hinckley, Jr. in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.

1990s success and Ally McBeal

After Child's Play 2 and Once Around were released, he gained fame as a character named Petey in the 1994 critical and commercial success Clear and Present Danger, and landed a supporting role as Rico on the sitcom Ned & Stacey, which lasted from 1995-1997.

In 1997, after Ned & Stacey, Germann was offered the role as Richard Fish on the legal - comedy series Ally McBeal which he played for five seasons, from 1997 to 2002. During this time, he received three nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, winning one. Germann directed a few Ally McBeal episodes, including "Fear of Flirting" (season 5, episode 4). He appeared on ABC's In Case of Emergency as Sherman Yablonsky until it was canceled after one season, and was also in the pilot episode of Eureka. He did not reprise the role, and his character's disappearance was explained in the official comic book as having been reassigned to Alaska.

2000s work

After Ally McBeal ended Germann starring in several films, including Down to Earth, Sweet November, and Joe Somebody, all being released in 2001. He guest-appeared twice on The Bernie Mac Show.

He got lead roles in 2005 in the family comedies Family Plan and Down and Derby.

In 2006, he guest-starred in the series, Desperate Housewives

In 2009, he starred in the Nickelodeon made-for-television musical film Spectacular!. He portrayed the role of Mr. Virgil Romano.

2010s work

In 2010, he played Jerry Erickson in the holiday film The Santa Incident.

Germann has appeared in NCIS since the season-10 episode "Shiva", playing NCIS Assistant Director Jerome Craig. Later, in the episode "Canary", he briefly took over the agency while the director at the time (Leon Vance) was on temporary leave following a family tragedy.

Germann has appeared infrequently in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit playing ADA Derek Strauss.

In 2016, Germann appeared in the ABC fantasy series drama Once Upon a Time portraying Hades, the God of the Underworld, for ten episodes. He was in the film Foster Boy.

His current role is neurosurgeon Tom Koracick, in Grey's Anatomy.


Filmography

Year Title Type Role
1985 Streetwalkin' Creepy
1985 ABC Afterschool Specials TV Series Billy
1986 The Whoopee Boys Tipper
19878 Leg Work TV Series Hubert
1988 Tattinger's TV Series
1989 Miss Firecracker Ronnie Wayne
1989 Miami Vice TV Series Johnny Raymond
1989 High Water Short Waterman
1989 - 1990 Tour of Duty TV Series Lt. Beller
1990 H.E.L.P. TV Series Lacy
1990 Equal Justice TV Series Merkle
1990 Against the Law TV Series Fenstrom
1990 Child's Play 2 Mattson
1991 Once Around Jim Redstone
1991 Rewrite for Murder TV Movie
1991 Big and Mean
1992 Yesterday Today TV Movie Dennis
1993 L.A. Law TV Series Larry Greenhut
1993 The Night We Never Met Eddie
1993 Taking the Heat TV Movie Asst. D.A. Kennedy
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Concierge
1993 Bakersfield P.D. TV Series Hood
1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker TV Movie Vernon Bailey
1994 Clear and Present Danger Petey
1994 Imaginary Crimes Attorney Drew
1994 I.Q. Bill Riley, Times Reporter (uncredited)
1994 - 1995 Sweet Justice TV Series Andy Del Sarto
1994 - 1996 Ellen TV Series Rick
1997 Culture Short Tim Stevens
1998 Remember WENN TV Series Arden Sage
1998 Pete's Garden Short Pete
1999 Jesus' Son Dr. Shanis
1999 Ally TV Series Richard Fish

Theatre

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1985–1986 Biloxi Blues Arnold Epstein / Eugene Morris Jerome (replacements) Neil Simon Theatre
1990 Assassins John Hinckley Playwrights Horizons
2008–2009 Boeing-Boeing Bernard (replacement) Longacre Theatre 117 performances
2016 Meteor Shower Norm Old Globe Theatre
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