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Gil Bellows

Highest Rated:   100% Temple Grandin (2010)
Lowest Rated:   0% Life on the Line (2016)
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Birthplace:   Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Gil Bellows worked steadily in film throughout the mid-'90s before he achieved TV fame on the whimsical Fox comedy Ally McBeal. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bellows left Canada to study acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Southern California. He then headed East, appearing in New York theater as well as on TV's Law & Order. Though he made his film debut in Frank Darabont's acclaimed prison drama The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and co-starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in Miami Rhapsody (1995), Bellows followed more in the direction of his first starring film, Love and a .45 (1994), appearing primarily in independent features. After a supporting role in The Substance of Fire (1996), Bellows starred in the British-Canadian adaptation of Bernard Malamud's The Assistant (1997) and the Canadian romantic comedy Dinner at Fred's (opposite indie queen Parker Posey), as well as the French supernatural romance Un Amour de Sorcière (1997). It was TV producer/writer David E. Kelley's innovative Ally McBeal, though, that made Bellows a well-known presence after the series debuted in 1997. As Ally/Calista Flockhart's ex-love-turned-law colleague, Bellows' Billy was a bastion of relative normalcy (at least until the third season) among the eccentric staff populating the series' fictional Boston law firm and stoking Ally's neuroses. Though Billy was supposed to last only one season, Bellows stayed for three, leaving in 2000. Bellows is married to actress Rya Kihlstedt and has one daughter.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Blood Honey
  • Marvin Heath
2017
No Score Yet ADDicted
  • Professor Jeff Mueller
2017
0% Life on the Line
  • Pok' Chop
2016
No Score Yet Dead Draw
  • Harrison
2016
No Score Yet Leading Lady
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Weepah Way for Now
  • John
2015
No Score Yet Girl On The Edge
  • Jake Green
2015
31% Extraterrestrial
  • Sherriff Murphy
2014
77% Kill the Messenger
  • DEA Agent Miller
$2.5M 2014
51% The Calling
  • Ray Green
2014
No Score Yet Unthinkable
  • Vincent
2014
50% Parkland
  • David Powers
$0.7M 2013
No Score Yet Mad Ship
  • Cameron
2013
No Score Yet Three Days In Havana
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Jack Petty
  • Screenwriter
2013
No Score Yet Louis Cyr
  • Actor
2013
11% House at the End of the Street
  • Weaver
$31.6M 2012
24% The Samaritan
  • Bartender Bill
$2.2k 2012
No Score Yet Delete
  • Michael
2012
No Score Yet Running with the Hitman
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet The Maiden Danced To Death
  • Fred
2011
No Score Yet Girl Walks Into a Bar
  • Emmit
2011
40% The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
  • Phil
2011
No Score Yet Trading Christmas
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Hunt to Kill
  • Banks
2010
No Score Yet A Night for Dying Tigers
  • Actor
2010
100% Temple Grandin
  • Executive Producer
2010
No Score Yet Goblin
  • Neil Perkins
2010
No Score Yet Black Crescent Moon
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Toronto Stories
  • Henry
2008
100% 24: Redemption
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Infected (They're Among Us)
  • Ben Mosher
2008
No Score Yet Kill Kill Faster Faster
  • Actor
2008
53% The Promotion
  • Mitch
$0.4M 2008
36% Passchendaele
  • Royster
2008
85% Sweet Land
  • Producer
$1.3M 2006
No Score Yet Final Days of Planet Earth
  • Lloyd Walker
2006
No Score Yet A Bear Named Winnie
  • Col. John Barret
2005
59% The Weather Man
  • Russ
$12.5M 2005
No Score Yet Keep Your Distance
  • David Dailey
2005
75% Childstar
  • Isaac
2005
No Score Yet Zeyda and the Hitman (Running with the Hitman)
  • Jeff
2004
No Score Yet Hope Springs Eternal: A Look Back at 'The Shawshank Redemption'
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet EMR
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Pursued
  • Ben Keats
2004
No Score Yet James Patterson's '1st to Die'
  • Capt. Chris Raleigh
2003
No Score Yet Blind Horizon
  • Dr. Theodore Conway
2003
No Score Yet Second String
  • Dan Heller
2002
No Score Yet Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story
  • Mike De Geurin
2002
20% She Creature
  • Miles
2001
50% Chasing Sleep
  • Det. Derm
2000
60% Beautiful Joe
  • Elton
2000
No Score Yet The Courage to Love
  • Gerald Gaultier
2000
No Score Yet Dinner at Fred's
  • Richard
1999
43% Judas Kiss
  • Lizard
1998
60% Snow White: A Tale of Terror
  • Will
1997
No Score Yet The Assistant
  • Frank Alpine
1997
60% The Substance of Fire
  • Val Chenard
1996
45% Miami Rhapsody
  • Matt
1995
No Score Yet Alchemy
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Black Day Blue Night
  • Dodge
1995
No Score Yet Silver Strand
  • Brian Del Piso
1995
83% Love and a .45
  • Watty Watts
1994
91% The Shawshank Redemption
  • Tommy Williams
1994

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
80% Patriot
2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
  • 2017
  • 2015
83% Eyewitness
2016
  • Gabe Gabe Caldwell
  • 2016
65% Ascension
2014
  • Harris Enzmann
  • 2014
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Mason Barnes
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Lee Berman
  • 2014
66% Vegas
2012-2013
  • George Grady
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sanctuary
2008-2011
  • Caleb
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Jeff Joyce
  • 2010
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Timothy Cooke
  • 2010
90% Smallville
2001-2011
  • Maxwell Lord
  • 2010
88% 24
2001-2014
  • Frank Tramell
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Rob
  • 2003
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • William "Billy" Allen Thomas Billy Billy Alan Thomas
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Actor
  • 1998
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Howard Metzler
  • 1991
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest

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