Gregory Andrew Germann (// GUR-mən; 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, as Tom Krane on the 10-episode special of Law & Order and as Hades in Season Five of Once Upon a Time.
Gregory Andrew Germann
February 26, 1958
|Occupation||Actor, TV personality, TV director, writer|
|Television||Eric "Rico" Morrow in Ned & Stacey|
Richard Fish in Ally McBeal
Dr. Thomas Koracick in Grey's Anatomy
Martha Champlin (m. 2013)
|Parent(s)||Marlene Martha Germann|
Edward A. Germann
Germann was born in Houston. The family moved to the 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.
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 McBealEdit
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, which lasted from 1995-1997.
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.
He got lead roles in 2005 in the family comedies Family Plan and Down and Derby. In 2006, he played Santa Claus in the holiday film The Santa Incident. Also in 2006, he guest-starred in the series, Desperate Housewives.
Germann has appeared in NCIS since the season-10 episode, "Shiva", playing NCIS Assistant Director Jerome Craig. Later, in the episode, "Canary", he briefly took over the agency while the director at the time was on temporary leave following a family tragedy.
In 2016, Germann appeared in the ABC fantasy series drama Once Upon A Time portraying Hades, the God of the Underworld, for ten episodes. He will be seen in the reality-inspired feature film Foster Boy.
He is also currently playing a neurosurgeon in Grey's Anatomy. His character has had relationships with Catherine Avery, Amelia Shepherd, Nicole Herman, April Kepner, and most recently, Teddy Altman.
|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|
|1999||Jesus' Son||Dr. Shanis|
|2000||The Last Producer||Rueben Tallridge|
|2001||Sweet November||Vince Holland|
|2001||Down to Earth||Sklar|
|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||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||Bolt||The Agent (voice role)|
|2010||The Con Artist||Julien|
|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||Get Hard||Peter Penny|
|2016||Get a Job||Fernando the Accountant|
|2017||Billy Boy||Mr. Langdon|
|2018||Foster Boy||Simon Davis|
|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 role (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||unknown role||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 role (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||unknown episode|
|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||unknown role||Television Movie|
|2010–2013||Raising Hope||Dale||recurring role (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 role (4 episodes)|
|2012||House of Lies||Greg Norbert||recurring role (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 role (3 episodes)|
|2013||The Gates||unknown role||Television Movie|
|2013–2017||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Assistant District Attorney Derek Strauss||recurring role (5 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 role (3 episodes)|
|2015–2016||Limitless||ADIC Grady Johnson||2 episodes|
|2016||Once Upon a Time||Hades||recurring role (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 role (5 episodes)|
|2017||Kevin Hart's Guide to Black History||Dr. Blalock||Television Movie|
|2017–present||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Tom Koracick||Recurring (Season 14–15)|
Main (Season 16–present)
|2018||One Dollar||Wilson Furlbee||recurring role (6 episodes)|
|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|
- "NLS Other Writings: Say How, E-H - National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) - Library of Congress". Retrieved 6 October 2018.
- "Greg Germann Biography (1958?-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
- "Once Upon a Time: Hades (Greg Germann) revealed in first-look photo". Entertainment Weekly. 4 February 2016.
- "'Once Upon a Time' Kicks Off Hercules Storyline With Hades Introduction". Hollywood Reporter. 6 March 2016.
- "TV Show Reviews: 'Partners' and 'Ned and Stacy'". Entertainment Weekly. 8 September 1995.
- "The Third Annual Yulies: Let's celebrate the absurdity of holiday TV movies!". Entertainment Weekly. 23 December 2010.
- "Canary". IMDb. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2016.
- "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT Exclusive: ALLY MCBEAL's Greg Germann to Guest Star". givememyremote.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- "'Once Upon a Time' reveals season 5B's fiery villain". ew.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- "'Once Upon a Time' Star: Hades and Zelena's Relationship Is "More Than It Seems"". .hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
- "Film News Roundup: Louis Gossett Jr. Replaces James Earl Jones on 'Foster Boy' Drama". Variety. 7 December 2017.
- 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.