Gregory Andrew Germann (/ˈɡɜːrmən/ GUR-mən;[1] born February 26, 1958) is an American actor who is known for playing Richard Fish on the television series Ally McBeal, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild award. He also is known for his roles as Eric "Rico" Morrow on the sitcom Ned & Stacey, Tom Koracick in Grey's Anatomy and as Hades in Season Five of Once Upon a Time.[2][3]

Greg Germann
Germann in 2022
Born (1958-02-26) February 26, 1958 (age 66)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Occupation(s)Actor, TV personality, TV director, writer
Years active1985–present
TelevisionEric "Rico" Moyer in Ned & Stacey
Richard Fish in Ally McBeal
Dr. Tom Koracick in Grey's Anatomy
Martha Champlin
(m. 2013)

Early life edit

Germann was born in Houston. The family moved to Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado. His mother, Marlene Marian (née Faulkner), was a homemaker and his father, Edward A. Germann, was a playwright and professor. While living in Colorado, Germann expressed interest in acting. He starred in stage plays during his middle and high-school years, before moving to New York in 1982.[citation needed]

Career edit

Early work edit

He started in several Broadway plays while in New York, including a role in 1982 alongside Matthew Broderick in the play Fancy This, which Germann also co-wrote. He received praise for roles in the 1982 musical Chicago, and the 1983 musical The Wizard of Oz. He continued to have roles in plays before seeing a poster for wanted actors for a film in 1985. He moved to Hollywood to find film success, and got his first role in the teen comedy film, The Whoopee Boys in 1986. The supporting role in that film helped Greg's career, so he could star in bigger and mainstream films. His next film was 1990's Child's Play 2, in which he played the character Mattson, in the well-received sequel to one of the most popular horror films of all time. Child's Play 2, and the 1991 romantic comedy Once Around, helped the actor gain mainstream success. In 1990, Germann originated the role of John Hinckley Jr. in Stephen Sondheim's Assassins.

1990s success and Ally McBeal edit

After Child's Play 2 and Once Around were released, he gained fame as a character named Petey in the 1994 critical and commercial success Clear and Present Danger, and landed a supporting role as Rico on the sitcom Ned & Stacey,[4] which lasted from 1995 to 1997.

In 1997, after Ned & Stacey, Germann was offered the role as Richard Fish on the legal - comedy series Ally McBeal which he played for five seasons, from 1997 to 2002. During this time, he received three nominations for the Screen Actors Guild awards, winning one. Germann directed a few Ally McBeal episodes, including "Fear of Flirting" (season 5, episode 4). He appeared on ABC's In Case of Emergency as Sherman Yablonsky until it was canceled after one season, and was also in the pilot episode of Eureka. He did not reprise the role, and his character's disappearance was explained in the official comic book as having been reassigned to Alaska.

2000s work edit

After Ally McBeal ended Germann starring in several films, including Down to Earth, Sweet November, and Joe Somebody, all being released in 2001. He guest-appeared twice on The Bernie Mac Show.

He got lead roles in 2005 in the family comedies Family Plan and Down and Derby.

In 2006, he guest-starred in the series, Desperate Housewives

In 2009, he starred in the Nickelodeon made-for-television musical film Spectacular!. He portrayed the role of Mr. Virgil Romano.

2010s work edit

In 2010, he played Jerry Erickson in the holiday film The Santa Incident.[5]

Germann has appeared in NCIS since the season-10 episode "Shiva", playing NCIS Assistant Director Jerome Craig. Later, in the episode "Canary",[6] he briefly took over the agency while the director at the time (Leon Vance) was on temporary leave following a family tragedy.

Germann has appeared infrequently in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit playing ADA Derek Strauss.[7]

In 2016, Germann appeared in the ABC fantasy series drama Once Upon A Time portraying Hades, the God of the Underworld, for ten episodes.[8][9] He was in the film Foster Boy.[10]

He also appeared as neurosurgeon Tom Koracick in Grey's Anatomy.

Personal life edit

His son with the actress Christine Mourad, Asa Germann, is also an actor.[11]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Streetwalkin' Creepy
1986 The Whoopee Boys Tipper
1989 Miss Firecracker Ronnie Wayne
1989 High Water Waterman Short film
1990 Child's Play 2 Mattson
1991 Once Around Jim Redstone
1991 Big and Mean unknown role
1993 The Night We Never Met Eddie
1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer Concierge
1994 Clear and Present Danger Petey
1994 Imaginary Crimes Attorney Drew
1994 I.Q. Billy Riley, Times Reporter uncredited
1997 Culture Tim Stevens Short film
1998 Pete's Garden Pete Short film
also Director
1999 Jesus' Son Dr. Shanis
2000 The Last Producer Rueben Tallridge
2001 Sweet November Vince Holland
2001 Down to Earth Sklar
2001 Joe Somebody Jeremy
2004 Hair Show unknown role
2005 The Salon unknown role
2005 Bigger Than the Sky Roger
2005 Down and Derby Phil Davis
2005 The Sandlot 2 Mr. Goodfairer Direct-to-Video
2005 Self Medicated Keith
2005 Crazylove Dr. Emlee
2005 Special Ed David
2005 Heart of the Beholder Bob Harris
2006 Friends with Money Matt
2006 Kill Your Darlings Stevens
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Larry Dennit, Jr.
2007 My Lunch with Larry Larry Short film
2008 Quarantine Lawrence
2008 Bolt The Agent (voice role)
2010 Group Sex Reeves Direct-to-DVD
2010 The Con Artist Julien
2011 Fly Away Tom
2011 Answers to Nothing Mr. Beckworth
2012 Mormons for President unknown role Short film
2012 Here Comes the Boom Principal Betcher
2014 Someone Marry Barry Bill
2014 The Little Rascals Save the Day Ray "Big Ray" Kaye Direct-to-Video
2014 Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? James Taggart
2015 Quitters Roger
2015 Get Hard Peter Penny
2016 Get a Job Fernando the Accountant
2016 Time Toys Weller
2017 Reinbou Mr. Horton
2017 Billy Boy Mr. Langdon
2018 Foster Boy Simon Davis
2023 57 Seconds Sig Thorensen

Television edit

Year Title Role Notes
1985 ABC Afterschool Specials Billy Episode: "High School Narc"
1988 Tattinger's unknown role Episode: "Rest in Peas"
1989 Miami Vice Johnny Raymond Episode: "Freefall"
1989–1990 Tour of Duty Lieutenant Beller Recurring (4 episodes)
1990 H.E.L.P. Lacy Episode: "Fire Down Below"
1990 Equal Justice Merkle Episode: "Pilot"
1990 Against the Law Fenstrom Episode: "The Price of Life"
1991 Rewrite for Murder Television Movie
1992 Yesterday Today Dennis Television Movie
1993 L.A. Law Larry Greenhut Episode: "Come Rain or Come Schein"
1993 Taking the Heat Assistant District Attorney Kennedy Television Movie
1993 Bakersfield P.D Hood Episode: "The Ex-Partner"
1994 Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker Vernon Bailey Television Movie
1994–1995 Sweet Justice Andy Del Sarto Series Regular (23 episodes)
1994–1996 Ellen Rick Recurring (3 episodes)
– "The Anchor" (1994)
– "The Class Reunion" (1994)
– "The Mugging" (1996)
1995–1996 Ned and Stacey Eric "Rico" Moyer Series Regular (46 episodes)
1998 Remember WENN Arden Sage Episode: "Work Shift"
1997–2002 Ally McBeal Richard Fish Series Regular (112 episodes)
Director of Episode: "Fear of Flirting"
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (1999)
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2000, 2001)
1999 Jeopardy! Himself (Celebrity Contestant) Episode: "Television Personalities Night"
2002 The Twilight Zone Ben Baker Episode: "Sensuous Cindy"
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Marcus Episode: "Love Thy Nephew"
2003 The Snobs Carl Mallard
2004 Listen Up Paul 2 Episodes
2005 Family Plan Walcott Television Movie
2006 Desperate Housewives Jim Halverson Episode: "We're Gonna Be All Right"
2006 Eureka Professor Warren King Episode: "Pilot"
2007 In Case of Emergency Sherman Yablonsky Series Regular (13 episodes)
2007 All I Want for Christmas Roger Nelson Television Movie
2009 Spectacular! Mr. Romano Television Movie
2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation George Episode: "The Descent of Man"
2009 The Cleaner Ron Sayres Episode: "Standing Eight"
2009 CSI: NY Victor Benton Episode: "Blacklist"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Kirk Jansen Episode: "Dead Listing"
2010 Medium Dr. Alan Hahn Episode: "Sal"
2010 The Santa Incident Erickson Television Movie
2010 Strange Brew Television Movie
2010–2013 Raising Hope Dale Recurring (3 episodes)
– "Meet the Grandparents" (2010)
– "Killer Hope" (2011)
– "Modern Wedding" (2013)
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Robert Rovin Episode: "He Kane Hewa' Ole"
2011 Phineas and Ferb Additional voices (voice role) Episode: "Make Play/Candace Gets Busted"
2011 Glenn Martin DDS Various (voice role) Episode: "Windfall"
2011–2013 Aim High Vice President Ockenhocker Recurring (4 episodes)
2012 House of Lies Greg Norbert Recurring (6 episodes)
2012 Common Law Phil Kronish Episode: "The Ex-Factor"
2012 Drop Dead Diva Judge Zahn Episode: "Jane's Getting Married"
2012 I'm Not Dead Yet Len Television Movie
2012 Wedding Band Larry Pants Episode: "Get Down on It"
2012 The Unprofessional Griffin Television Movie
2013 NCIS NCIS Deputy Director Jerome Craig Recurring (3 episodes)
2013 The Gates unknown role Television Movie
2013–2017 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Assistant District Attorney Derek Strauss Recurring (4 episodes)
2014 Blue Bloods Dr. Michael Raskins Episode: "Open Secrets"
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Jared Keegan Episode: "He Deserved to Die"
2014 HR Markus Teal Television Movie
2015 About a Boy Johnny Idalis 2 episodes
2015 Chasing Life William Conti Recurring (3 episodes)
2015–2016 Limitless ADIC Grady Johnson 2 episodes
2016 Once Upon a Time Hades Recurring (season 5 for 10 episodes)
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Villain
2017 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gary Lurmax Episode: "Serve & Protect"
2017 Redliners David Angola Television Movie
2017 Friends from College John Recurring (5 episodes)
2017 Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History Dr. Blalock Television Movie
2017–2022 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Tom Koracick Recurring (Seasons 14–15)
Main (Seasons 16–17) Guest (Seasons 18-19) [12]
61 episodes
2018 One Dollar Wilson Furlbee Recurring (6 episodes)
2020 Station 19 Dr. Tom Koracick Episode: "Eulogy"
2020 Curb Your Enthusiasm Dr. Andrew "Rusty" Holzer Episode: "The Surprise Party"
2022 Firefly Lane Benedict Binswanger
2023-2024 Will Trent James Ulster Guest (4 episodes)
– "Nothing Changed Except for Everything"
– "A Bad Temper and a Hard Heart"
– "Me Llamo Will Trent"

– "It's the Work I Signed Up For"

2023 Hell's Kitchen Himself Blue guest diner and The People Concern contributor; Episode: "A Hellish Food Fight"

Theatre edit

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1985–1986 Biloxi Blues Arnold Epstein / Eugene Morris Jerome (replacements) Neil Simon Theatre
1990 Assassins John Hinckley Playwrights Horizons
2008–2009 Boeing-Boeing Bernard (replacement) Longacre Theatre 117 performances
2016 Meteor Shower Norm Old Globe Theatre

References edit

  1. ^ "NLS Other Writings: Say How, E-H - National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) - Library of Congress". Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Once Upon a Time: Hades (Greg Germann) revealed in first-look photo". Entertainment Weekly. 4 February 2016.
  3. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' Kicks Off Hercules Storyline With Hades Introduction". Hollywood Reporter. 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ "TV Show Reviews: 'Partners' and 'Ned and Stacy'". Entertainment Weekly. 8 September 1995.
  5. ^ "The Third Annual Yulies: Let's celebrate the absurdity of holiday TV movies!". Entertainment Weekly. 23 December 2010.
  6. ^ "Canary". IMDb. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
  7. ^ "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Exclusive: ALLY MCBEAL's Greg Germann to Guest Star". Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  8. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' reveals season 5B's fiery villain". Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  9. ^ "'Once Upon a Time' Star: Hades and Zelena's Relationship Is "More Than It Seems"". Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on 'Foster Boy' Drama". Variety. 7 December 2017.
  11. ^ Sanusi, Victoria (13 October 2023). "Here's Where You've Seen The Cast Of Prime Video's Gen V Before". Huffington Post. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 10, 2019). "'Grey's Anatomy': Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli & Greg Germann Promoted To Series Regulars On ABC Medical Drama". Deadline. Retrieved May 10, 2019.

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