Bruce Gray Demo Reel
ABOUT BRUCE GRAY
Bruce Gray, an actor with a long and varied career in film, TV and stage, is perhaps best known as the father of the groom in MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Gray acted in college productions at University of Toronto, where he received an M.A in Psychology.
He has played a recuring role as an 83 year old garage mechanic in the Spielberg production, FALLING SKIES. In Canada. Gray is best known as the star of TRADERS for which he won a Gemini Award for “Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series”. Other series shot in Toronto, included the controversial PLAYMAKERS for ESPN and QUEER AS FOLK for Showtime.
Gray is a resident Director for Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills and a volunteer director at Toluca Lake Elementary School for The G.A.T.E Program. His most recent work is “Spider’s Web” by Agatha Christie. Audrey Linden from Hollywood Examiner writes, “I have reviewed theatre at the Geffen Playhouse, The Ahmanson, The Mark Taper Forum, The Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Hollywood Bowl etc. We certainly have an abundance of very good theatre here in Los Angeles. Theatre 40’s “Spider’s Web” by Agatha Christie is in a class by itself as a British drawing room murder mystery. Bruce Gray directed a fine ensemble cast in this “whodunit” with just the right comedic touches. Kudos to Bruce Gray and his fine cast.”
He moved to England in 1960, beginning his professional career as the juvenile lead at the Theatre Royal in Bath. Returning to Toronto, he started his own theatre company Aries Productions while doing regional theatre and working on TV, principally in the series SON OF A HUNDRED KINGS and STRANGE PARADISE. This lead to work in the USA, where he starred opposite Diana Sands in THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT and played “Jesus” in GODSPELL. He was encouraged to move to New York, where he landed the title role in WHO KILLED RICHARD CORY?, thus becoming a member of the Circle Rep. He was also under contract to several “Soaps” Including SOMERSET and THE EDGE OF NIGHT, opposite Kim Hunter. Several national tours followed with Patty Duke in MY FAT FRIEND, and later TOO TRUE TO BE GOOD.
A move to Hollywood in the 80’s led to dozens of TV roles on HAPPY DAYS, THE HULK, HEAD OF THE CLASS, ER, CRIMINAL MINDS, WITHOUT A TRACE, BOSTON LEGAL. recurring on MUDER SHE WROTE. MURPHY BROWN. TOUR OF DUTY, CHARMED, STAR TREK, and most recently MEDIUM (as the deceased Father-in-law.). During this period he also guest starred in a number of MOW’s: SINATRA, THE EXXON VALDEZ, LBJ, BREAKING UP, THE LAST DEBATE. Feature films include, BETWEEN FRIENDS (opposite Carol Burnett), LET’S GET HARRY, FOR THE BOYS, STARSHIP TROOPERS, SWAT, and EVAN ALMIGHTY. Gray also continued his stage career, winning awards for his performances in QUARTERMAINE’S TERMS, THE GOOD DOCTOR, and WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? This production led to a tour of the USA as well as the USSR in 1989, the year of the collapse of the Soviet Union.