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Greg Germann



Actor Greg Germann is probably best known as attorney Richard Fish -- the tactless, neurotic litigator who went head-to-head with Ally McBeal in law school, but soon does an about face and hires her, on that character's eponymous Fox comedy drama. Actually, that role only represented the tail end of a long ascent to stardom for the gifted actor. Germann trained as a dramatist at an early age by performing in local stage productions in his childhood home of Golden, CO. In the early '80s, Germann moved to New York City and attended auditions before film producers tapped him for supporting roles in pictures ranging from the eminently forgettable (the 1986 Whoopee Boys) to the outstanding (the 1991 Once Around, the 1994 Imaginary Crimes). Germann found his greatest success, however, in television; after landing regular roles on two short-lived programs, the legal drama Sweet Justice and the sitcom Ned and Stacey (1995), the actor caught the eye of McBeal mastermind David E. Kelley. Kelley praised Germann as an actor so versatile that he could seemingly do anything; unsurprisingly, the role, like the series, lasted five seasons.



Germann followed Ally McBeal up with supporting parts in a series of mostly forgettable films, including the direct-to-video Sandlot 2 (2005) and crazylove (2005), before returning to form with a prime role in the Will Ferrell racing comedy Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006). Germann then landed a regular role as a mentally disturbed diet guru in the decidedly quirky (and short-lived) comedy drama series In Case of Emergency (2007). He also delivered an extraordinary performance as a quiet, compassionate counselor in Monty Lapica's big-screen debut, Self-Medicated (2005). Germann appeared in Quarantine (2008) director John E. Dowdle revamp of [REC] Paco Plaza's Spanish-language horror film [REC], and starred in The Santa Incident, a family-friendly comedy film following a pair of siblings charged with helping Santa back to the North Pole, in 2010. In 2011 he co-starred in the drama Fly Away, and worked with Salma Hayek and Kevin James in the 2012 action comedy Here Comes the Boom.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
44% Quitters
  • Roger
2016
5% Get a Job
  • Fernando the Accountant
2016
0% Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?
  • Jim Taggart
2014
No Score Yet Someone Marry Barry
  • Bill
2014
No Score Yet The Little Rascals Save the Day
  • Ray 'Big Ray' Kaye
2014
38% Here Comes the Boom
  • Principal Betcher
2012
85% Fly Away
  • Tom
2011
No Score Yet Group Sex
  • Reeves
2010
No Score Yet The Santa Incident
  • Erickson
2010
No Score Yet The Con Artist
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Spectacular!
  • Mr. Romano
2009
89% Bolt
  • The Agent
2008
58% Quarantine
  • Lawrence
2008
No Score Yet All I Want for Christmas
  • Roger
2007
72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Larry Dennit Jr.
2006
No Score Yet Kill Your Darlings
  • Stevens
2006
72% Friends With Money
  • Matt
2006
34% Self Medicated
  • Keith
2006
No Score Yet Special Ed
  • David
2006
No Score Yet Crazylove
  • Dr. Emlee
2005
22% Down and Derby
  • Phil Davis
2005
13% Bigger Than the Sky
  • Roger
2005
No Score Yet Family Plan
  • Mr. Walcott
2005
40% The Sandlot 2
  • Mr. Goodfairer
2005
83% Heart of the Beholder
  • Bob Harris
2005
No Score Yet The Last Producer
  • Reuben Tallridge
2002
21% Joe Somebody
  • Jeremy Callahan
2001
16% Sweet November
  • Vince Holland
2001
20% Down to Earth
  • Sklar
2001
No Score Yet The Final Hit
  • Reuben Tallridge
2000
81% Jesus' Son
  • Dr. Shanis
1999
No Score Yet Culture
  • Actor
1998
56% Imaginary Crimes
  • Mr. Drew
1994
82% Clear and Present Danger
  • Petey
1994
No Score Yet Assault at West Point
  • Bailey
1994
55% So I Married an Axe Murderer
  • Desk Clerk
1993
No Score Yet Taking The Heat
  • Kennedy
1993
56% The Night We Never Met
  • Eddie
1993
40% Child's Play 2
  • Mattson
1990
68% Once Around
  • Jim Redstone
1990
70% Miss Firecracker
  • Ronnie Wayne
1989
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys
  • Tipper
1986
No Score Yet Streetwalkin'
  • Creepy
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
48% Common Law
2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Jerome Craig
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Director
  • Richard Richard Fish Fish
No Score Yet A Town Called Eureka
2006-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Drop Dead Diva
2009-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Dr. Michael Raskins
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Derek Strauss
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Robert Rovin
76% About a Boy
2014-2015
  • Johnny Idalis
54% Wedding Band
2012-2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Jim Halverson
No Score Yet Eureka
2006-2012
  • Warren King
81% Once Upon a Time
2011
  • Hades
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Dale
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Kirk Jansen
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Alan Hahn
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • George
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Grave Digger/Benton
No Score Yet House of Lies
2012-2016
  • Greg Norbert
The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Ben Baker

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