Gary Grubbs

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Gary Grubbs, Hattiesburg, MS, June 2016
Jon Gary Grubbs

(1949-11-14) November 14, 1949 (age 71)
Years active1977present
Spouse(s)Glenda Meadows Grubbs

Gary Grubbs (born November 14, 1949) is an American character actor who has appeared in several television shows and films since the 1970s. [1] [2] He is best known as Captain Steven Wiecek in For Love and Honor (1983-1984), Harlin in Will & Grace (1998-1999), and Mr. Dummont in Common Law (2012).



A veteran character actor, Grubbs has amassed over 170 film and television credits since 1977. His best known roles include attorney Al Oser in Oliver Stone's JFK, boatyard owner Phil Beasley in Gone Fishin', Timothy McReady in Double Take, Coach Ralph Miller in Glory Road, the Chief of Police in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans , and Dr. Kemp Clark in Parkland. He appeared as George Russell on The Wonderful World of Disney's 1988 miniseries "Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder" starring Tim Dunigan.

In the 1990s, Grubbs landed two notable (albeit short-lived) recurring television roles. On Growing Pains , he played George Brower, Luke Brower's (Leonardo DiCaprio) long-lost father, and during the first two seasons of Will & Grace , he played Harlin Polk, Will Truman's (Eric McCormack) number-one client. He also played Cal Stephens, a car dealer who sold Al Bundy a lemon, on Married... with Children .

In the 2001 film Double Take , Grubbs played the role of CIA agent Timothy Jarret McReady. He appeared in the recurring role of Gordon Bullit on the final season of The O.C.

Grubbs also made a cameo on a few episodes of the WB series Angel as Fred's father, Roger Burkle. He had a recurring role on Treme as Richard Desautel, father of chef Janette Desautel (Kim Dickens). In 2012, he appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds as Detective Oren Carr. He currently teaches acting classes. [3]

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Personal life

Grubbs resides in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with his wife, Glenda, and their two children, Molly and Logan.

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