Greg Germann - Details


Not only has Greg Germann proven himself as a talented actor with great depth and range, he is also an accomplished writer and director.

On the big screen, Germann will star opposite Chris Rock in the Chris & Paul Weitz remake of Heaven can Wait (1943) titled Down to Earth (2001) which is being released in 2001. Germann recently had a cameo in the independent film Jesus' Son (1999) starring Billy Crudup.

Germann has established his acting versatility in television as well. He has endeared viewers worldwide with his portrayal of the shark-like Richard Fish on the hit series "Ally McBeal." He has appeared with Kevin Spacey in the American Playhouse presentation of "Darrow" and as a bigoted newspaper reporter opposite Samuel L. Jackson in Showtime's "Conduct Unbecoming."

A native of Houston raised on Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado, Germann was exposed to the performing arts at an early age, particularly through his father, an award-winning children's playwright and theater professor. As a Theater major at the University of Northern Colorado, a constant stream of plays led him to the gradual realization that acting would be his professional future. Buckling down at UNC, he graduated in two years and moved to New York.

Germann became a member of Circle Repertory Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre, accumulating credits in such off-Broadway and Broadway plays as Steven Sondheim's musical "Assassins," "The Person I Once Was" opposite Holly Hunter and David Mamet's "War Games," among others.

Germann has distinguished himself on the big screen portraying roles in various films. He has appeared in "Once Around" as Laura San Giacomo's lovesick neighbor, Clear And Present Danger (1994) with Harrison Ford and he starred in the short film Culture (1998) which won the Short Competition at the Chicago Film Festival and earned a 1999 Academy Award nomination, to name a few.

In addition to acting, Germann also devotes himself to writing. His short film, "Pete's Garden" for which he also served as director and star, premiered in competition at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and went on to air on The Sundance Channel in January 1999. Germann also recently penned "The Observatory," a play performed at New York's Ensemble Studio Theatre, which The New York Times described as "full of fireworks."


  • 26th February 1958 - Birth