|Birthday:||February 26, 2958|
|Hometown:||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Birthplace:||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Family & Friends|
|Family:||Marlene Martha Germann (mother)|
Edward A. Germann (father)
|Relationships:||Christine Mourad (ex-wife)|
Martha Champlin (current wife)
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|1985||ABC Afterschool Specials||TV Series||Billy|
|1986||The Whoopee Boys||Tipper|
|19878||Leg Work||TV Series||Hubert|
|1989||Miss Firecracker||Ronnie Wayne|
|1989||Miami Vice||TV Series||Johnny Raymond|
|1989 - 1990||Tour of Duty||TV Series||Lt. Beller|
|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|
|1998||Remember WENN||TV Series||Arden Sage|
|1999||Jesus' Son||Dr. Shanis|
|1999||Ally||TV Series||Richard Fish|
|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|