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John Getz

Biography

He portrayed a Sea Corps Main in the film, Given birth to for the Fourth of July and appeared in the 1975 film, The Happy Hooker, He grew up in the Mississippi River Valley along with his 3 siblings. He performed tasks in The Soar (1986), Blood Basic (1984), and Curly Sue (1991). He previously a daughter called Hannah along with his wife Elegance McKeaney. In 2007, he made an appearance in movie director David Fincher’s film, Zodiac.

Quick Facts


Full Name John Getz
Date Of Birth October 15, 1946
Place Of Birth Davenport, IA
Height 1.88 m
Profession Movie Actor
Education University of Iowa
Nationality American
Spouse Grace McKeaney
Children Hannah Getz
Nominations Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Movies The Fly, Blood Simple, Curly Sue, The Fly II, The Social Network, Zodiac, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Trumbo, Born on the Fourth of July, Men at Work, Certain Women, Thief of Hearts, Superhero Movie, Jobs, The Perfect Guy, A Day Without a Mexican, Living 'til the End, Nanking, The Late Shift, Painted Hero, A Woman Called Moses, Desperate Acts of Magic, Killer Bees, Mojave Moon, Hunger Point, Playmaker, Untamed Love, Elevator, Held for Ransom, A Friend's Betrayal, Mystery Woman Sing Me A Murder, Fortunes of War, Muggable Mary, Street Cop, Hard Four, Awake to Murder, Rivkin: Bounty Hunter, Requiem for a Dream, Not in Front of the Children, Tattoo, A Passion to Kill, Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder, Concrete Beat, Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story, A Line in the Sand, Majority Rule, MacGruder and Loud, Kent State
TV Shows Another World, Maggie, MacGruder and Loud, Rafferty, Maggie Briggs, Mariah
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1After doing a number of plays at the University of Iowa he was encouraged to try acting as a profession.
2Born and raised in the Mississippi River Valley of Northern Illinois and in Iowa.
3Was one of four children.
4Spent one season (1970-1971) with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, joined Actor's Equity, and a year later helped found the Napa Valley Theater Company in Yountville, Califonia.
5A children's theater production in Napa led to New York which led to his first East Coast play at LaMaMa with Danny DeVito and Peter Riegert.
6Was in the workshop and very first production of the musical "The Robber Bridegroom".
7A graduate of the University of Iowa.
8One of his earliest roles was as "Shampoo Man" in a Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo commercial shot in the late 70s.
9Stage training included ACT in San Francisco.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timeless2016TV SeriesRittenhouse Agent
Transparent2016TV Series
Grace and Frankie2016TV SeriesJohn
NCIS: New Orleans2016TV SeriesArmy General Owen Matthews
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders2016TV SeriesRandal Cowan
Certain Women2016Sheriff Rowles
Homeland2014-2015TV SeriesJoe Crocker
Trumbo2015Sam Wood
The Perfect Guy2015/IRenkin
How to Get Away with Murder2014TV SeriesDavid Dolan
Halt and Catch Fire2014TV SeriesJoe MacMillan, Sr.
Bad Teacher2014TV SeriesHoward
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000-2014TV SeriesBill Harvey / Richard Zeigler
Castle2014TV SeriesDr. Gustavo Bauer
Bones2014TV SeriesSteven Frank
Nikita2013TV SeriesSenator Ed Chappell
NCIS: Los Angeles2013TV SeriesSenator Lockhart
Eagleheart2013TV SeriesBernard Moss
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013TV SeriesAdmiral Vincent Albers
Desperate Acts of Magic2013Don Tarzia
Jobs2013Paul Jobs
Touch2012TV SeriesHenry Williams
Scandal2012TV SeriesPatrick Keating
Elevator2011/IHenry Barton
The Social Network2010Sy
NCIS2010TV SeriesWalter Kane
Ghost Whisperer2010TV SeriesRudy Wharton
Labor Intensive2009ShortOlder Man
Private Practice2009TV SeriesMr. Kent
Criminal Minds2009TV SeriesAndrew Kane
Trust Me2009TV SeriesPeter Derby
Prison Break2008TV SeriesDr. Roger Knowlton
Eleventh Hour2008TV SeriesWilliam Gregory
Grey's Anatomy2008TV SeriesMichael Breyers
Mad Men2008TV SeriesDr. Eric Stone
Swingtown2008TV SeriesSteve Gilboy
How I Met Your Mother2008TV SeriesBob Hewitt
A Line in the Sand2008Captain McClenon
Superhero Movie2008Lunatic Editor
Hard Four2007Blazedell Woodruff
Big Shots2007TV SeriesWalter Storrs
Shark2007TV SeriesJudge Nicholas
Day Break2006-2007TV SeriesJudge Tobias Booth / Unseen Man
Zodiac2007Templeton Peck
Nanking2007George Fitch
Las Vegas2006TV Series
The King of Queens2004-2006TV SeriesMr. Dugan
The West Wing2006TV SeriesCongressman Mark B. Sellner
Close to Home2006TV SeriesMaurice Hardecker
Cold Case2006TV SeriesBill Simmons
Gun2005Video GameWebb / Additional Voices (voice)
Living 'til the End2005Mr. Hines
Medium2005TV SeriesCouncilman Stuart McCallister
Wanted2005TV SeriesMr. Salinger
Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder2005TV MovieDan
A Day Without a Mexican2004Senator Abercombie
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesMr. Garrett
Joan of Arcadia2003TV SeriesD.A. Gabe Fellowes
According to Jim2003TV SeriesFrank
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesGeorge Risher
Hunger Point2003TV MovieDavid Hunter
The Guardian2001TV SeriesWendell Rapke
Zenon: The Zequel2001TV MovieGeneral Hammond
Held for Ransom2000Mr. Kirkland
Providence2000TV SeriesDr. Sullivan
JAG1999TV SeriesAdm. Harrison Spencer
Some Girl1998Claire's Father
Painted Hero1997Sheriff Acuff
Ned and Stacey1995-1996TV SeriesLes McDowell / Les McDowall
Mr. & Mrs. Smith1996TV SeriesKarl Hansen
Mojave Moon1996Police Officer
A Friend's Betrayal1996TV MovieDennis Hewitt
Murder, She Wrote1995-1996TV SeriesKyle Kimball / Jonas Cole
The Late Shift1996TV MovieBrandon Tartikoff
Awake to Danger1995TV MovieSteve Murdock
The 5 Mrs. Buchanans1995TV SeriesRoy Buchanan
A Passion to Kill1994Jerry
Untamed Love1994TV MovieDan
Playmaker1994Eddie
Fortunes of War1994Franklin Hewitt
Betrayal of Trust1994TV MovieCurt
Phenom1993TV SeriesJack
Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story1993TV MovieDoug Hulin
Majority Rule1992TV MoviePaul
In My Daughter's Name1992TV MovieMichael Elias
Curly Sue1991Walker McCormick
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead1991Gus
Murphy Brown1990TV SeriesBob
Men at Work1990Maxwell Potterdam III
Born on the Fourth of July1989Marine Major - Vietnam
The Fly II1989Stathis Borans
Police Story: Burnout1988TV MovieSgt. Jack Leland
Mariah1987TV SeriesNed Sheffield
The Fly1986Stathis Borans
MacGruder and Loud1985TV SeriesMalcom MacGruder
The Lucie Arnaz Show1985TV Series
ABC Afterschool Specials1985TV SeriesThomas Sanders
Thief of Hearts1984Ray Davis
Blood Simple.1984Ray
Concrete Beat1984TV Movie
Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs1984TV SeriesGeoff Bennett
Not in Front of the Children1982TV MovieDr. Paul Adams
Muggable Mary, Street Cop1982TV MovieDan Waters
Tattoo1981Buddy
Ryan's Hope1978-1981TV SeriesDr. Morgan Thomas / Jim
Rivkin: Bounty Hunter1981TV Movie
Kent State1981TV MovieProfessor Ted Arnold
Three's Company1980TV SeriesLee Tripper
The Associates1979TV SeriesWilliam Simmons
Loose Change1978TV Mini-SeriesJohn Campbell
Barnaby Jones1978TV SeriesWalter Alberts
A Woman Called Moses1978TV SeriesStewart
Barney Miller1977TV SeriesWilliam McKuen
Wonder Woman1977TV SeriesChristian Harrison
Rafferty1977TV SeriesDr. Daniel Gentry
On Our Own1977TV SeriesTom Ericson
The Andros Targets1977TV SeriesDan Bridger
The Happy Hooker1975Trout Fisherman
Killer Bees1974TV MovieAttendant
Another World1964TV SeriesNeil Johnson (1974-1975)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?2011Video documentaryHimself
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly'2005Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Social Network (2010)· Jesse Eisenberg
· Andrew Garfield
· Justin Timberlake
· Armie Hammer
· Josh Pence
· Denise Grayson
· Dakota Johnson
· Brenda Song
· Rashida Jones
· Rooney Mara
· Joseph Mazzello
· Max Minghella
2010Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Social Network (2010)· Jesse Eisenberg
· Andrew Garfield
· Justin Timberlake
· Brenda Song
· Rooney Mara
· Armie Hammer
· Josh Pence
· Max Minghella
· Rashida Jones
· Joseph Mazzello
· Dakota Johnson
· Denise Grayson
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Social Network (2010)· Josh Pence
· Rashida Jones
· Jesse Eisenberg
· Andrew Garfield
· Justin Timberlake
· Armie Hammer
· Rooney Mara
· Max Minghella
· Denise Grayson
· Brenda Song
· Dakota Johnson
· Joseph Mazzello

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Social Network (2010)· Jesse Eisenberg
· Andrew Garfield
· Justin Timberlake
· Armie Hammer
· Rashida Jones
· Denise Grayson
· Dakota Johnson
· Max Minghella
· Brenda Song
· Rooney Mara
· Josh Pence
· Joseph Mazzello
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Social Network (2010)· Jesse Eisenberg
· Justin Timberlake
· Joseph Mazzello
· Brenda Song
· Armie Hammer
· Andrew Garfield
· Rashida Jones
· Denise Grayson
· Rooney Mara
· Josh Pence
· Dakota Johnson
· Max Minghella
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Social Network (2010)· Jesse Eisenberg
· Andrew Garfield
· Justin Timberlake
· Rooney Mara
· Armie Hammer
· Joseph Mazzello
· Denise Grayson
· Rashida Jones
· Josh Pence
· Max Minghella
· Brenda Song
· Dakota Johnson


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#Quote
1The world is experience, language, and stories. Collect them all, however you can. There are many ways to create and to be useful. If you want to be an actor, so be it, almost any road can take you there, and everything is grist for the mill. But get up on a stage. Study, learn, rehearse, enjoy it.


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