Gary Grimes

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Gary Grimes
Born(1955-06-02) June 2, 1955 (age 59)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1967-76
 
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Gary Grimes
Born(1955-06-02) June 2, 1955 (age 59)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1967-76

Gary Grimes (born June 2, 1955, in San Francisco) is a former American actor.

Biography[edit]

Gary Grimes' first major role was in the 1971 film Summer of '42, playing a teenager who has an affair with a beautiful older woman, played by Jennifer O'Neill. For that role, Grimes was nominated in 1972 for a Golden Globe Award as Most Promising Newcomer, as well as the Male and a BAFTA Award as Best Newcomer.

Grimes also starred in the sequel Class of '44 (1973), which followed his character to college.

Grimes' other film credits include Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973) alongside John Wayne, The Spikes Gang (1974) with Lee Marvin and Ron Howard and the cult Disney film Gus (1976), about a mule that kicks field goals. He was offered a TV series during that time period, but turned it down.[1]

Grimes retired from show business in the late 1970s, still lives in Los Angeles and has remained out of public view since that time. "I got to the point where the work wasn't up to the quality that I wanted," Grimes told American Profile magazine in 2011. "I'm very happy in my decision."[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearFilmRoleOther notes
1971Summer of '42Hermie
1972The Culpepper Cattle Co.Ben Mockridge
1973Class of '44Hermie
Cahill U.S. MarshalDanny Cahill
1974The Spikes GangWill Young
1976GusAndy Petrovic
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1967GunsmokeBede RonigerEpisode: Baker's Dozen
1970The Brady BunchTeenage BoyEpisode: Tiger! Tiger!
My Three SonsStudentEpisode: You Can't Go Home
1971Owen Marshall: Counselor at LawEpisode: The Baby Sitter
1976Once an EagleJack DevlinNBC Miniseries
1983Matt HoustonEpisode: The Purrfect Crime

Award nominations[edit]

YearAwardResultCategorySeries or film
1972BAFTA AwardsNominatedMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film RolesSummer of '42
Golden Globe AwardsMost Promising Male Newcomer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reznak, Jr., Tony. "Ask AP: Gary Grimes What's the actor doing these days?". American Profile. Retrieved 2011-03-16. 

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