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Joel Gretsch at the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con
Joel James Gretsch
December 20, 1963
St. Cloud, Minnesota, U.S.
Gretsch studied acting at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis before moving to Los Angeles in 1989. His stage work includes roles in Molière's Tartuffe and John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
He started his television work in the early 1990s, appearing in episodes of Married... with Children, Melrose Place, Friends and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Since then he has appeared in episodes of JAG, Silk Stalkings, CSI: Miami, Burn Notice, and NCIS. More recently, he played a wealthy advertising executive and husband of a supermodel on an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also had two guest appearances on NBC's Journeyman, playing the father of protagonist Dan Vasser.
Gretsch has also had supporting roles in a number of films including playing Bobby Jones in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000), Minority Report (2002), The Emperor's Club (2002) and National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007).
Some of his notable roles include Tom Baldwin on the USA Network series The 4400 in which he starred alongside actress Jacqueline McKenzie, and as Owen Crawford in Steven Spielberg's 2002 science fiction miniseries Taken. Gretsch reunited with Scott Peters (creator of The 4400) on his remake of V. Gretsch played priest and resistance fighter, Father Jack Landry in the series.
|2000||The Legend of Bagger Vance||Bobby Jones|
|2001||Jane Bond||Handsome Man||Short|
|2002||Minority Report||Donald Dubin|
|2002||The Emperor's Club||Older Sedgewick Bell|
|2006||Glass House: The Good Mother||Raymond Goode||Video|
|2007||National Treasure: Book of Secrets||Thomas Gates|
|2009||Saving Grace B. Jones||Dan Jones|
|2013||Are You Here||Red Coulter|
|2014||Zodiac: Signs of The Apocalypse||Prof. Neil Martin|
|2015||Silent War||Shae's Father||Short|
|2017||Dead Trigger||Gen. Conlan|
|1993||Married... with Children||Johnny||Episode: "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This"|
|1994||Saved by the Bell: The New Class||Mr. Hartley||Episode: "Tommy the Tenor"|
|1994||Melrose Place||Mitch Sheridan||Episode: "No Strings Attached"|
|1994||Family Album||John||TV miniseries|
|1995||Friends||Fireman Ed||Episode: "The One with the Candy Hearts"|
|1995||The Bold and the Beautiful||Ramone||2 episodes|
|1997||Renegade||Chris||Episode: "SWM Seeks Vctm"|
|1999||JAG||Chief Hodge||Episode: "Silent Service"|
|1999||Silk Stalkings||Rusty||Episode: "Where and When"|
|1999||Pacific Blue||Mark Lewis||Episode: "Trust"|
|2000||Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction||Dan||Episode: "One for the Road"|
|2002||Taken||Col. Owen Crawford||TV miniseries|
|2003||CSI: Miami||John Walker||Episode: "Death Grip"|
|2003, 2012–13, 2015||NCIS||NCIS Special Agent Stan Burley||Episodes: "High Seas", "Playing with Fire", "Squall", "Saviors"|
|2004–2007||The 4400||Tom Baldwin||Main role|
|2006||CSI: NY||Dr. Keith Beaumont||Episode: "Live or Let Die"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Jason Raines||Episode: "Siren Call"|
|2007||Journeyman||Frank Vasser||Episodes: "The Legend of Dylan McCleen", "Home by Another Way"|
|2008||Women's Murder Club||Pete Raynor||Recurring role|
|2009||Burn Notice||Scott Chandler||Episode: "Seek and Destroy"|
|2009||United States of Tara||Dr. Holden||Episodes: "Snow", "Miracle"|
|2009–2011||V||Father Jack Landry||Main role|
|2011||In Plain Sight||Major Lucas Provo||Episode: "Provo-Cation"|
|2011||The Playboy Club||Jimmy Wallace||Episodes: "Trouble in Makeoutsville", "A Matter of Simple Duplicity"|
|2013||The Client List||Ranger Captain Reese||Episodes: "Wild Nights Are Calling", "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am"|
|2013–14||Witches of East End||Victor||Recurring role|
|2014||Caper||Sam Clarke||Episodes: "City of Angels", "Psycho Path", "Southpaw's Always Right"|
|2014||Zodiac: Signs of the Apocalypse||Neil Martin||TV film|
|2014||Scorpion||Gov. Paul Lane||Episode: "Single Point of Failure"|
|2014||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Hank Thompson||Episode: "The Writing on the Wall"|
|2015||Criminal Minds||Sheriff Paul Desario||Episode: "Pariahville"|
|2016–17||The Vampire Diaries||Peter Maxwell||Recurring role (season 8)|
|2018||Do Unto Others||Pastor Adler||TV film|
|2018||A Father's Nightmare||Matt Carmichael||TV film|
- Glitz, Michael (2010-11-23). "The good Father". New York Post. Retrieved 2011-01-08.
- "PopEntertainment.com: Joel Gretsch interview about 'V.'". www.popentertainment.com. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
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