Gary…Bio

Gary is an actor of film, television, and stage … from the Milwaukee Repertory, to Stratford Ontario, to Eugene O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, and to Arena Stage, where he received the first Tony Award given to a repertory company. He was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for his work in the Broadway premiere of HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM and starred in the Al Pacino production of RICHARD THE III and the Lamb’s Theatre production of PORCH. Some of his television credits include HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, LA LAW, HOME IMPROVEMENT and LIFE WITH BONNIE. He starred in the NBC comedy series ME & MRS. C, and the family video series SECRET ADVENTURES. His film work includes IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, YEARS OF TIIE BEAST, A MESSAGE FROM HOLLY and A CHRISTMAS WISH (www.imdb.com). He has produced and directed the documentaries THE CHILDREN OF ARTSAKH, and MISSIONARY..THE GARMANS. He is a founding member of the New Harmony Project which serves writers celebrating the human spirit (www.newharmonyproject.org)

 

Gary began coming to Israel in 2000 to direct dramatic musicals and teach at the International School of Worship in Jerusalem. His latest projects in Israel are TRUTH TREK, STEVIE’S TREK TO THE HOLY LAND: ABRAHAM’S PROMISE and THE NAZARETH JESUS KNEW which is a video series he co-hosts with Pat Boone which airs on Daystar, TBN, and Parables TV.

 

He and his wife, Cindy, reside most of the year in Israel, where they host a variety of people, including “The Writers’ Gathering Jerusalem” which they created to foster life-affirming stories about this often misunderstood Land of the Bible. Together they share five children and nine grandchildren.

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Theater-Broadway                                            
  Porch…………………………………………Sam (star)
  Richard III…………………………………..Richmond
   (with Al Pachino).
  History of the American Film……..Jimmy (star)
   (NY Drama Desk nominee)                                        
                                                                                      
TV Film                                          Director
  A Christmas Wish………………..co-star        Ian Barry
  A Message from Holly………………star        Rod Halcomb
  Sworn to Vengeance………………..star         Peter Hunt
  Promised a Miracle………………co-star        Stephen Gyllenhaul
  Warm Hearts–Cold Feet………co-star         James Frowley
  Go Toward the Light…………….co-star       Mike Robe
  UFO Cafe………………………..guest star      Paul Schneider
  Not My Kid……………………………co-star   Michael Tuchner                                         
  Came Upon a Midnight Clear…..star           Peter Hunt
  Starflight………………………………co-star    Jerry Jameson
  The Neighborhood…………………..star        Lee Katzia
  Madness of God……………………….star      Peter Levin
  Will–G. Gordon Liddy Story…co-star        Rob Leibernab
  Intimate Encounters…………….co-star        Ivan Nagy
  Mothers, Daughters, Lovers…co-star         Matthew Robins
  Incident at Dark River………guest star        Michael Pressman
  Road to Redemption……….guest star         Robert Vernon
  Blind Faith……………………….guest star     Paul Wendkos
  A Vow to Cherish…………………..cameo     John Schmidt
 
Film                                   Director
  Years of the Beast……..star         Paul Thomas
  The Calling………………..star       Paul Thomas
  Psycho III………………co-star      Anthony Perkins                                                                          
  Testament ……………..cameo       Lynn Lyttman
  Trigger Effect………….cameo       David Koep
  Creator…………………..cameo      Ivan Passer
  Best Defense…………cameo        Willard Huyck
 
 
Television
  Life with Bonnie (2)………guest star         Hardcastle & McCormick…guest star             
  Home Improvement (2)..guest star           Scarecrow & Mrs. King…….guest star
  The Client…………………….guest star       She’s The Sheriff……………..guest star
  Buddies………………………..guest star       Falcon Crest…………………….guest star
  L.A. Law………………………..guest star     Highway to Heaven…………guest star
  Pros and Cons………………guest star         Simon and Simon……………guest star  
  Me and Mrs. C………..series regular          Knots Landing (4)……………guest star
  Hull High……………………….guest star       Buffalo Bill……………………….cameo
  Roseanne……………………..guest star         BeanTown……………………….cameo
  Cagney and Lacey (2)…..guest star
 
Video
  Secret Adventures..star, series regular
            (International Angel Award)
  Thirst…………………………………………….star
  (film fest recognition)
   Boomerang…………………………………star
(Best Actor-Gold Award… 168 Hr. Film Fest)
 “You’re Beautiful” music video………star
  The Nazareth Jesus Knew……….co-star with Pat Boone
  Truth Trek………………………………………star
  How Now Shall We Live?…..with Chuck Colson
  Man to Man…………………………host, pilot video magazine
  Faith Discipleship Series………………star
 
Theater–Regional
Arena Stage Company 1972-1978 (Tony Award 1973)
  Our Town—Moscow/St. Petersberg USSR
  The Hostage
  The Lower Depths
  Front Page
  Once in a  Lifetime
  Horatio
  The Tot Family
  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf?
  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  House of Blue Leaves
  BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), 1979-80
  O’Neill Playwrights’ Conference, 1976
  Stratford Shakespeare Festival, 1975
  The New Harmony Project 1986-2010
 
Documentary Films (producer/director/writer)
  Missionary: The Garmans
  The Children of “Artsakh”      
    (Congressional Honor)
             (Best Documentary)
     (Best Short)
  Video Bites–Fast Food for Deep Thought
 
 
                                 Commercials
  Quaker State                 Scott’s Turf Builder           Bank of America
  Pillsbury                       Disney                              Maryland State Bar
  Savon/Osco                  Zest                                  DuPont      
  Southwest Bell              Proctor & Gamble             United Way
 
                       
                                 Voice Overs
  World Vision International              Jerusalem Vistas
  Scott’s Turf Builder                       Project Ebenezer
  various documentary shorts            Tom Hess Ministries
  various radio commercials               King of Kings Community Jerusalem

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