Daniel Gerroll

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Daniel Gerroll
Born (1951-10-16) 16 October 1951 (age 69)
London, England
Spouse(s) Patricia Kalember (m. 1986)

Daniel Gerroll (born 16 October 1951) is a British theatre, television and film actor.


Life and career

Gerroll was born in London, the son of Kathleen Cordelia (née Norman), a fashion model, and Harry Gerroll, a clothing designer. [1] Gerroll has appeared on television in both the United Kingdom and the United States, although his greater contribution has been to the stage in both countries. In New York City, he has won the Theatre World Award for The Slab Boys and Knuckle, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Translations and the Village Voice's Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. His Broadway credits include Plenty , The Homecoming , Enchanted April and High Society . [2] [3]

Gerroll's television credits include Miami Vice , Burn Notice , Cheers , Knots Landing , Seinfeld , Blue Bloods , Sex and the City , Law & Order and The Starter Wife . [4]

On film Gerroll has appeared in Chariots of Fire , [5] [6] Sir Henry at Rawlinson End , 84 Charing Cross Road , Drop Dead Fred and Big Business . He played Bronson Alcott in scenes from the writer's life in the documentary profile "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women'" that aired on the PBS series America Masters. [7]

A relationship with the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis began with his playing Henry Higgins in Pygmalion in 2004. It continued with his creating the role of Scrooge in the Guthrie's updating of the annual tradition and most recently[ when? ] playing Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing .

Upon the death of his mother on 23 April 2006, Gerroll discovered he was the biological son of German building tycoon Heinrich Mendelssohn. He has been married to actress Patricia Kalember since 1986 and has three children, Becca (born 1985), Ben (born 1989) and Toby (born 1996).


1980 Sir Henry at Rawlinson End Ralph Rawlinson
1981 Chariots of Fire Henry Stallard
1987 84 Charing Cross Road Brian
1987 Happy New Year Curator
1988 Big Business Chuck
1991 Drop Dead Fred Nigel Cronin
1993 A Far Off Place John Winslow
2006 The Namesake Gerald
2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 OsCorp Department Head
2014 Freedom Herbert Barton
2014 Mania Days Eric Wellman
2014 Free the Nipple Boss
2015 Angelica Dr. Pinfield-Smith
2015 Touched with Fire Dr. Lyon
2015 Those People Dick Adler
2016 Custody Campbell Fisher


1982 The Woman in White Walter Hartrigh4 episodes
2011 Burn Notice Ray Curston1 episode

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