Harry Groener

Harry Groener

Highest Rated: 85% About Schmidt (2002)

Lowest Rated: 22% Manna From Heaven (2001)

Birthday: Sep 10, 1951

Birthplace: Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

While actor Harry Groener has earned numerous accolades for his stage performances, he is recognizable to most for his role as the mayor on the series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Born in Germany, Groener moved to the United States as a child, later apprenticing with the San Francisco Ballet before studying drama at the University of Washington. His subsequent success on the stage earned him several Tony nominations for such musicals as "Oklahoma!" and "Cats." His feature debut came in 1980 in the Robert Redford film "Brubaker." Guest appearances on various series followed before he landed a regular role on the sitcom about men dealing with divorce, "Dear John," as the painfully anxious Ralph. When his character was dropped for the final season of that show, Groener slipped back into one-off spots on series, as well as a brief recurring role on "Mad About You." His best-remembered repeat part came as the sinister Mayor of Sunnydale in the wildly popular supernatural drama "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." He has also held supporting roles in features including "About Schmidt," with Jack Nicholson as a confused man entering his golden years, and "Road to Perdition," the Depression-era tale of hit men and family bonds, featuring Tom Hanks. Amidst his theatrical performances and guest spots on television series, he has held recurring roles on such popular and diverse shows as "The West Wing" and "How I Met Your Mother."

Highest rated movies



42% 41% A Cure for Wellness Pembroke (Character) $7.5M 2016
No Score Yet 81% Bread and Butter Donald Karinsky (Character) - 2014
85% 74% About Schmidt John Rusk (Character) $65M 2002
22% 50% Manna From Heaven Tony Annunciata (Character) $505.7K 2001
63% 67% Buddy Boy Father Gillespie (Character) $10.3K 1999
51% 67% Dance With Me Michael (Character) $15.9M 1998


No Score Yet 87% The Resident Bartholomew McGainn (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Leonard Hagland (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 81% Young Sheldon Elliot (Guest Star) 2018
59% 69% Ghosted Stafford Yates (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Clint (Guest Star) 2013 2010 2006
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Gene (Guest Star) 2011
96% 97% Breaking Bad Dr. Chavez (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
90% 82% Bones Dr. Henry Atlas (Guest Star) 2006
55% 78% Star Trek: Enterprise Nathan Samuels (Guest Star) 2005
91% 87% Monk John Ricca (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Less Than Perfect Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
15% No Score Yet dr. vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
83% 92% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Mayor Richard Wilkins (Guest Star) 2002-2003 1998-2000
No Score Yet 89% Roswell Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
32% No Score Yet Watching Ellie Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 91% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Dr. Tate/Larry (Guest Voice) 2001
20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
30% No Score Yet Mercy Point Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 33% Cupid Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
92% No Score Yet Buddy Faro Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
30% No Score Yet Working Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Headmaster Reilly (Guest Star) 1997
70% No Score Yet George & Leo Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mad About You Lance Brockwell (Guest Star) 1996-1997
No Score Yet 76% Home Improvement Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 75% Star Trek: Voyager The Magistrate (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Detective Ward (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dear John Ralph Drang (Character) 1988-1991
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Tam Elbrun (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1988


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