George Dzundza

George Dzundza

  • Highest Rated: 94% The Deer Hunter (1978)
  • Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)
  • Birthday: Jul 19, 1945
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • 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.

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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
47% 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
92% 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
28% Dangerous Minds Hal Griffith 1995
88% 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
25% The Butcher's Wife Leo Lemke 1991
85% 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
89% 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

81% Grey's Anatomy
2005
Harold O'Malley
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
11% October Road
2007-2008
Gloy Daniels
  • 2008
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Det. Max Greevey Det. Sgt. Max Greevey
  • 2006
  • 2003
  • 1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Jim
  • 2005
No Score Yet Third Watch
1999-2005
Jack
  • 2000
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Bud Baxter
  • 2000
46% Jesse
1998-2000
John Warner Sr. John Sr.
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Matlock
1986-1995
Assistant DA
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Untouchables
1993-1994
Wyandotte
  • 1993
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1985-1989
  • 1986
No Score Yet Starsky & Hutch
1975-1979
Crandall
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
  • 1975

QUOTES FROM George Dzundza CHARACTERS

Lt. Cdr. Ron Hunter
Thank you.
Cob
Thank you?.......fuck you.
Cob
Thank you? Fuck you.
Hal Griffith
How'd they get you to come back???
Hal Griffith
How'd they get you to come back?
Louanne Johnson
They gave me candy and called me "the Light"
Louanne Johnson
They gave me candy and called me 'the Light'.
Hal Griffith
That'll do it...