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Date Of BirthMay 31, 1950
SpouseRandi Oakes
FactIn 1980, Gregory formed, with Franklin R. Levy, the Catalina Production Group. Over the next eleven years, they produced numerous stage projects and nearly two dozen television movies. Catalina Productions was an important force in the Los Angeles theater scene from 1981 to 1992, and the approximately 60 plays presented by the company were honored with over 150 local theater awards. Those plays included "The Hasty Heart" (1982), which won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award as Best Production (including Best Actor for Gregory), and "Picnic" (1986), for which Gregory won a Dramalogue Award. In 1990, he was was the recipient of the L.A. Ovation Award for Outstanding Contribution to L.A. Theater.

Gregory Harrison is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Trapper John, M.D. in the medical drama of the same name and as Chandler in the television series Logan’s Run.

Harrison was born in Avalon, California, the son of Ed Harrison, a film editor, and his wife, Jane. He has two sisters, Jody and Dixie. He was raised in Malibu, California and graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1969. He attended San Diego State University, but dropped out after a year to pursue an acting career.

Harrison’s first acting role was in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show. He went on to appear in numerous television series, including The Waltons, Gunsmoke, Kojak and Roots: The Next Generations. In 1976, he landed the role of Trapper John, M.D., which he played for seven seasons.

In 1980, Harrison starred in the science fiction film Logan’s Run, playing the lead role of Logan 5. He also appeared in the films Taps (1981), The Beastmaster (1982) and The Forgotten One (1989).

Harrison married actress Randi Oakes in 1985. The couple have two sons, Dylan and Cody. Harrison is a member of the Republican Party.

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Full NameGregory Harrison
Date Of BirthMay 31, 1950
Height1.8 m
ProfessionTelevision producer, Film producer, Actor, Television Director


SpouseRandi Oakes
ChildrenQuinn Edgar Harrison, Lily Anne Harrison, Emma Lee Harrison, Kate Harrison
ParentsDonna Harrison, Ed Harrison
SiblingsKate Harrison, Christopher Harrison


NominationsOuter Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical
MoviesRazorback, Air Bud: Golden Receiver, Trilogy of Terror, The Nine Lives of Christmas, It's My Party, Au Pair, Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise, A Christmas Romance, Give 'Em Hell, Malone, Au Pair II, Love N' Dancing, First Target, Summer of Fear, First Shot, Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger, No...
TV ShowsTrapper John, M.D., Reckless, Logan's Run, Falcon Crest, Centennial, 500 Nations, Ringer, Safe Harbor, Pee-wee's Playhouse, Reunion, Dark Skies, The Family Man, New York News, The Legend of Black Heaven (US)

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1[Of Pernell Roberts]: Pernell was a wonderfully talented man. He had a lot of demons, but when he wasn't fighting them, he was one of the most charming men I had even known. Incredibly bright. Things didn't work out the way he had hoped they would, and he had to deal with that on some days. ... He was sure he would have a good film career and stage career. But he wasn't cut out for compromise, and network television then required lots of compromise.
2[on the death of Pernell Roberts]: Pernell was a wonderful man, a good friend, and a big part of my life, especially when I was just beginning as an actor. He was a true inspiration to me, as he was to many actors over the years. I was so lucky to have shared the screen with him for nearly eight seasons, and am deeply saddened at his passing. Fortunately, he lives on in the memories of his fans, and in the hearts of the lucky people, like you and me, that he touched personally. I'll be forever grateful to him.
3[on his on- and off-screen relationship with Pernell Roberts, who played Dr. Trapper John McIntyre]: Early on he told me, 'Greg, the key to good acting is sincerity. And once you've learned to fake that, you've got it made.' He was joking, of course. We had a very close relationship. A series is like a family; you have spats and fights, but you also get incredibly close. I once tallied up how much time I'd spent with my own mother and how much time I spent six feet from Pernell Roberts. Pernell took that one.
4[Who responded at the time why his future Trapper John, M.D. (1979) series' lead and best friend, Pernell Roberts, left the Bonanza (1959) series, at the end of the 1964-65 season]: Pernell told me the reason he quit Bonanza (1959), after the sixth or seventh year, was that he could no longer call a man 'Pa' who was only seven years older than he.
5It wasn't easier, but being a successful working actor in the '70s and '80s was much more lucrative and much more rewarding. The industry has changed so much from then to now that even though I'm still working all the time, there is no middle class actor anymore. You're either a $20 million dollar player or it's a hobby.
6Pretty much nothing can stop me now.
7[Who knew it was nothing unusual for him to get recognized out in the lineup by surfers of a certain age]: They were all 16 or 17 years old when 'North Shore' came out. It was a seminal influence in their lives. If one of them recognizes me, it goes through the lineup immediately: 'Whoa, Chandler, dude, your wave!' I get more free waves out of that.
8[When he was talking about the water]: I think if there were really good, surfable waves coming in, I might not be as relaxed and enjoying it as much. It would be a really staccato kind of interview.
9I didn't study acting for nine years to become a hunk.


1Credits Pernell Roberts as his favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2He was awarded the 1981 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Performance in Leading Role for the play, "The Hasty Heart" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
3June 2003 -- Plays Billy Flynn in the road company of 'Chicago'.
4His acting mentor was the late Pernell Roberts.
5Best known by the public for his starring role as Chief of Surgery - Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates on Trapper John, M.D. (1979).
6His parents, Ed and Donna (she was once an aspiring dancer), divorced when he was 14. A middle child of three, his older sister Kathleen and younger brother Christopher are both artists. He and his father were both born and raised on South Catalina Island, unlike the others in his family.
7Spent his youth swimming, fishing, and diving for coins tossed by the tourists who lined the railings of the two-thousand passenger S.S. Catalina as it sailed into the bay during the summer.
8Jobs varied during his salad years from delivery boy and window washer to handyman and construction worker. He also worked/performed at a bawdy Elizabethan-styled theatre/restaurant.
9Played the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the NY production of "Chicago" on and off between the years 2003 and 2006.
10His over 25-year marriage to former model/actress Randi Oakes managed to survive Greg's early personal battles with alcohol and cocaine.
11After serving for two years as a medic, he finally received an honorable discharge in 1971 from the Army as a non-religious conscientious objector.
12Took up the guitar while he was in the Army and also started composing songs.
13First big break came in 1976, when he was cast in a guest-star role in the CBS series "M*A*S*H".
14In 1980, Gregory formed, with Franklin R. Levy, the Catalina Production Group. Over the next eleven years, they produced numerous stage projects and nearly two dozen television movies. Catalina Productions was an important force in the Los Angeles theater scene from 1981 to 1992, and the approximately 60 plays presented by the company were honored with over 150 local theater awards. Those plays included "The Hasty Heart" (1982), which won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Award as Best Production (including Best Actor for Gregory), and "Picnic" (1986), for which Gregory won a Dramalogue Award. In 1990, he was was the recipient of the L.A. Ovation Award for Outstanding Contribution to L.A. Theater.
15Wife Randi Oakes is also an actress who played the character "Officer Bonnie Clark" on the TV series CHiPs (1977).
16Has 3 daughters, Emma Lee Harrison (born December 10, 1985), Lily Anne Harrison (born February 6, 1989) and Kate Harrison (born 1991) with Randi Oakes. The couple also has an adopted son, Quinn Edgar Harrison.
17He also enjoys swimming, kayaking and is a keen golfer.
18He is also one of the original members of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization that works to protect the coast that was founded in 1984. Harrison is an avid surfer. He claims to have ridden the waves of every surfable ocean on almost every continent in the world.
19In 1980, he formed with Franklin R. Levy the "Catalina Production Group Ltd." producing numerous stage projects, more than two dozen televsion movies. Catalina was an important force in the Los Angeles theater scene, from 1981 to 1992, plays presented by Catalina were honored with over 150 theater awards, E.g. in 1982 for "The Hasty Heart".
20Gregory served two years as a medic in the Army.
21While working as a doorman at a nightclub, he met Jason Robards who offered him encouragement to become an actor. He quit his job and moved to L.A. immediately afterward.
22Never saw snow until he was 19 years old.
23Gregory was discovered on the musical theater stage and returns there now and again.




CSI: NY2010TV SeriesRoland Carson
Drop Dead Diva2009TV SeriesBrandon Tharpe
Give 'em Hell Malone2009Whitmore
Maneater2009TV Mini-SeriesTeddy Alpert
Love N' Dancing2009Uncle Carl
Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise2009TV MovieOliver Caldwell
Rodney2008TV SeriesDuke Lewis
Nurses2007TV MovieDr. Richard Morrow
Reunion2005-2006TV SeriesRussell Brewster
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2006TV SeriesNathan Speer
Joey2005-2006TV SeriesDean
Untitled Susie Essman Project2005TV Movie
Jessica2004/IITV ShortBrett
Strong Medicine2002-2003TV SeriesDr. Randolf Kilner
Miracles2003TV SeriesSheriff Ed Prescott
St. Sass2002TV MovieAdam Patrick
First Shot2002TV MoviePresident Jonathan Hayes
Touched by an Angel1995-2002TV SeriesDon / Richard / Pete Taylor
Au Pair II2001TV MovieOliver Caldwell
Judging Amy2000-2001TV SeriesTom Gillette
Ed2000TV SeriesNick Stanton
First Target2000TV MoviePresident Jonathan Hayes
Canone inverso - Making Love2000
Safe Harbor1999TV SeriesJohn Loring
Au Pair1999TV MovieOliver Caldwell
First Daughter1999TV MoviePresident Jonathan Hayes
Maggie Winters1998TV SeriesMr. Wiehe
Murder at 75 Birch1998TV MovieRick Todson
Dead Man's Gun1998TV SeriesBoucher / Trapper
Air Bud: Golden Receiver1998Dr. Patrick Sullivan
Running Wild1998TV MovieMatt Robinson
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesDr. Larry Chambers
Dark Skies1996-1997TV SeriesOld John Loengard
When Secrets Kill1997TV MovieGreg Newhall
Summer of Fear1996TV MovieMr. Marshall
It's My Party1996Brandon Theis
Nothing Lasts Forever1995TV MovieDr. Benjamin 'Ben' Wallace
Hard Evidence1995Trent Turner
Sisters1995TV SeriesDaniel Albright
A Dangerous Affair1995TV MovieRobert Kenzer
New York News1995TV SeriesJack Reilly
Galaxy Beat1994TV MovieDack Steelbrow
A Christmas Romance1994TV MovieBrian Harding
Mortal Fear1994TV MoviePhilip Montgomery
Tis a Gift to Be Simple1994ShortDaniel Hanover
Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg1994TV MovieBruce Kellogg
A Family Torn Apart1993TV MovieTom Kelley
Caught in the Act1993/ITV MovieScott McNally
Cadillac Girls1993Sam
Split Images1992TV MovieRobbie Daniels
Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger1992Dan
Duplicates1992TV MovieBob Boxletter
Breaking the Silence1992TV MoviePaul Danner
Bare Essentials1991TV MovieWilliam 'Bill' Buzell owner of Luhana
The Family Man1990-1991TV SeriesJack Taylor
Angel of Death1990TV MovieGary Nicholson
Falcon Crest1989-1990TV SeriesMichael Sharpe
Dangerous Pursuit1990TV Movie
Red River1988TV MovieCherry Valance
Hot Paint1988TV MovieWillie
North Shore1987Chandler
The Nativity1987Video shortJoseph (voice)
Fresno1986TV Mini-SeriesTorch
Picnic1986TV MovieHal Carter
Oceans of Fire1986TV MovieBen Laforche
Seduced1985TV MovieMike Riordan
Razorback1984Carl Winters
The Hasty Heart1983TV MovieSgt. Lachlen McLachlen
The Fighter1983TV MovieMerle Banks
For Ladies Only1981TV MovieJohn Phillips
Enola Gay: The Men, the Mission, the Atomic Bomb1980TV MovieCaptain Bob Lewis
The Women's Room1980TV MovieBen Volper
The Best Place to Be1979TV MovieRick Jawlosky
Centennial1978-1979TV Mini-SeriesLevi Zendt
Logan's Run1977-1978TV SeriesLogan
The Gathering1977TV MovieBud Jr.
Fraternity Row1977Zac Sterling
M*A*S*H1976TV SeriesLt. Tony Baker
Barnaby Jones1976TV SeriesRitchie Ridder
Jim, the World's Greatest1976Jim Nolan
Wonder Woman1975TV SeriesFirst Lieutenant - Army Medical Corps
Trilogy of Terror1975TV MovieArthur Moore
The Harrad Experiment1973Student (uncredited)
My Christmas Love2016TV Movie post-productionTom
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Lost Without You2016TV MovieJoe O'Toole
Rizzoli & Isles2015-2016TV SeriesRon Hanson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: One in a Million2016TV MovieJoe O'Toole
Fair Haven2016Doctor Gallagher
NCIS2015TV SeriesNavy Captain Roland Ebbakey
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Truth Be Told2015TV MovieJoe O'Toole
Castle2015TV SeriesDanny Valentine
Cloudy with a Chance of Love2015TV MovieGrant
The Nine Lives of Christmas2014TV MovieChief Sam
Reckless2014TV SeriesDec Fortnum Decatur Fortnum
The M Word2014Mack Riley
Psych2013TV SeriesTed Lomax
After All These Years2013TV MovieDavid Larabee
Ringer2012TV SeriesTim Arbogast
Undercover Bridesmaid2012TV MovieMr. Thompson
Outside the Box2012TV Series shortThorn
Body of Proof2011TV SeriesDr. Cameron Fischer
Hot in Cleveland2011TV SeriesDave
One Tree Hill2009-2011TV SeriesPaul Norris
The Fuzz2010TV MovieLt. Donovan


Two Guys One Truck2014TV Series associate producer - 9 episodes
The Tower1993TV Movie executive producer
Red River1988TV Movie executive producer
Picnic1986TV Movie executive producer
Spot Marks the X1986TV Movie executive producer
Pleasures1986TV Movie executive producer
Seduced1985TV Movie executive producer
Samson and Delilah1984TV Movie executive producer
Legs1983TV Movie executive producer
Thursday's Child1983TV Movie executive producer
For Ladies Only1981TV Movie producer


Touched by an Angel1999TV Series 1 episode
Trapper John, M.D.1983-1985TV Series 5 episodes

Assistant Director

Body Chemistry II: Voice of a Stranger1992second unit director
North Shore1987second unit director


The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV Special performer: "Everybody Dance"
Falcon Crest1989TV Series performer - 1 episode

Music Department

For Ladies Only1981TV Movie composer: songs "For Ladies Only", "On the Street" and "I've Got Dreams"


Interviews from the Dressing Room2016TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2013-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Wings Across the Channel: Catalina Island's Aviation HIstory, 1946-Present2010Documentary voice
Accidental Icon: The Real Gidget Story2010Himself
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina2003DocumentaryHimself - Actor / Third Generation Islander
Celebrity Profile1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Performer
500 Nations1995TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Narrator
CBS Schoolbreak Special1992TV SeriesHimself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHimself
True Detectives1990TV Series documentaryHost
Night of 100 Stars III1990TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989-1990TV SeriesHimself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
Hour Magazine1981-1988TV SeriesHimself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHimself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1980-1981TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Battle of the Network Stars X1981TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
Battle of the Network Stars IX1980TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
CBS All American Thanksgiving Day Parade1980TV SpecialHimself
Good Morning America1980TV SeriesHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VIII1980TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team
The Mike Douglas Show1979-1980TV SeriesHimself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary1980TV SpecialHimself
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
Battle of the Network Stars VII1979TV SpecialHimself - CBS Team (as Greg Harrison)
CBS Galaxy1977TV SpecialHimself - Guest

Archive Footage

Joe Bob's Drive-In Theater1993TV SeriesDan


Nominated Awards

1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Villain: Prime TimeFalcon Crest (1981)
1988ACECableACE AwardsTheatrical SpecialPicnic (1986)

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