George Dzundza - Rotten Tomatoes

George Dzundza

Highest Rated:   94% The Deer Hunter (1978)
Lowest Rated:   9% Species II (1998)
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George Dzundza's face slowly sank into the collective subconscious of American culture after nearly 30 years before the cameras. Audiences may be hard-pressed to name him, though his familiar face is like that of a distant cousin one has never met but keeps stumbling across while thumbing through old family photo albums. From his turn as an enraged, cheated-on spouse in the horror classic Salem's Lot (1979) to a recent turn as Robert De Niro's partner in 2002's City by the Sea, you can't get away from Dzundza once you've put a name to the face. Aggressively pursued by the president of the Stagers Society (who threatened to have him expelled lest he audition for an upcoming production) at college orientation, a nervous Dzundza hastily agreed and quickly landed the part. A quick rise through the theater circuit soon landed Dzundza some prime supporting roles on the small screen, and it wasn't long until he was gaining exposure on such diverse shows as Starsky and Hutch and The Waltons. In 1975, Dzundza made his film debut with a role in The Happy Hooker, and through the remainder of that decade and well into the '80s he frequently alternated between television and film. Following appearances in The Deer Hunter and Salem's Lot, Dzundza was cast as the lead in the short-lived sitcom Open All Night, and through the remainder of the decade he landed roles in such high-profile theatrical releases as Best Defense (1984), No Mercy (1986), and No Way Out (1987). It wasn't until 1990 that Dzundza would make a return to weekly television, though his role as Sgt. Max Greevey on Law & Order certainly made up for lost time. Even if he did leave the series after only one season, the decision ultimately served him well and his feature career subsequently flourished. As Dzundza's career advanced into the '90s, it also evolved and found him branching out by lending his voice to such animated television efforts as Superman and Batman: Gotham Knights. A short-lived stint opposite Christina Applegate followed with Jesse in 1998, and after moving back to features with roles in Instinct (1999) and City by the Sea, Dzundza settled nicely into the role of Father Tom "Grizz" Grzelak in the popular television series Hack in 2002.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Chosen One
  • Norman
2011
No Score Yet Superman: Brainiac Attacks
  • Perry White
2006
No Score Yet Adam and Eve
  • Eve's Dad
2005
48% City by the Sea
  • Reg Duffy
$22.4M 2002
No Score Yet Determination of Death
  • Mac
2001
No Score Yet Above Suspicion
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Above Suspicion
  • Stamos
2000
27% Instinct
  • Dr. John Murray
1999
9% Species II
  • Col. Carter Burgess Jr.
1998
91% Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero
  • Dr. Gregory Belson
1998
No Score Yet Trading Favors
  • Wallace Muller
1997
13% That Darn Cat
  • Boetticher
1997
No Score Yet Superman: The Last Son of Krypton
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet The Limbic Region
  • Lloyd Warren
1996
29% Dangerous Minds
  • Hal Griffith
1995
87% Crimson Tide
  • Cob
1995
No Score Yet The Enemy Within
  • Jake
1994
No Score Yet Babymaker: The Dr. Cecil Jacobson Story
  • Dr. Cecil Jacobson
1994
53% Basic Instinct
  • Gus
1992
No Score Yet What She Doesn't Know (Shades of Gray)
  • Jack Kilcoin
1992
21% The Butcher's Wife
  • Leo Lemke
1991
88% White Hunter Black Heart
  • Paul Landers
1990
25% Impulse
  • Lt. Joe Morgan
1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Ryan White Story
  • Actor
1989
No Score Yet The Beast
  • Daskal
1988
No Score Yet Glory Years
  • Actor
1987
91% No Way Out
  • Sam Hesselman
1987
21% No Mercy
  • Capt. Stemkowski
1986
No Score Yet Brotherly Love
  • Detective Conde
1985
No Score Yet The Rape of Richard Beck
  • Blastig
1985
No Score Yet The Execution of Raymond Graham
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Best Defense
  • Loparino
1984
56% Streamers
  • Cokes
1983
No Score Yet Faerie Tale Theatre
  • The Woodsman
1983
No Score Yet The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck
  • Actor
1983
No Score Yet A Long Way Home
  • Floyd Booth
1981
No Score Yet Skokie
  • Frank Collin
1981
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Freeway
  • Eugene
1981
85% Salem's Lot
  • Actor
1979
94% The Deer Hunter
  • John
1978
No Score Yet The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington
  • Chet
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
70% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Harold O'Malley
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Det. Max Greevey Det. Sgt. Max Greevey
  • 2006
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • Actor
  • 1986

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