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Jerry Grayson

Highest Rated: 92% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Lowest Rated: 13% Striptease (1996)

Birthday: Dec 9, 1935

Birthplace: Not Available

Jerry Grayson was an American actor whose works included Robert Redford's "The Quiz Show" (1994) and the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013). Grayson was a native of Long Island, born on December 9, 1935 in Glen Cove, NY. In his youth, Grayson had a strong interest in the performing arts, joining the cast of several high school plays and also running a dance studio as a teenager. Grayson's first credited role was in the drive-in comedy "Wild on the Beach" (1965). His film and television career blossomed late, but he regularly performed standup comedy across the country. Grayson made his first TV appearance in the classic crime procedural drama "Law & Order" (NBC 1990-2010), where he continued to make occasional guest appearances until 2002. In 1994, Grayson was seen in the Oscar-nominated film "Quiz Show," Robert Redford's big screen take on the cheating scandal that rocked television in the 1950s. Director Andrew Bergman cast Grayson in his dismally-reviewed action comedy "Striptease" (1996), where he appeared in an infamous scene involving co-star Ving Rhames. The veteran actor then joined Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack in the airport flight control comedy "Pushing Tin" (1999). In 2002, fans of the critically-acclaimed mobster series "The Sopranos" (HBO 1999-2007) watched Grayson make a couple of appearances as casino worker and mob associate Marty Schwartz. Years later, the Coen Brothers put him in the role of Mel Novikoff, the agent of title character Llewyn Davis in their 1961-set drama "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013) Unfortunately, it turned out to be his last role; shortly after filming his last scene, Gray died of heart disease on March 5, 2013 at the age of 77.

Highest rated movies

Inside Llewyn Davis
Duane Hopwood
The Opportunists
Pushing Tin
Full Grown Men
Mob Queen



92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Mel (Character) $13.2M 2013
No Score Yet 18% Slippery Slope Billy Gilmore (Character) - 2006
44% 25% Full Grown Men Mr. Tinsman (Character) $13.7K 2006
55% 60% Duane Hopwood Carl (Character) $13.5K 2005
27% 83% Garmento Ira Gold (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Club Land Jules Bozell (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 26% The Great Gatsby Wolfsheim (Character) - 2000
54% 46% The Opportunists Tom Ransome (Character) $581.1K 2000
48% 42% Pushing Tin Leo Morton (Character) $8.4M 1999
40% No Score Yet Mob Queen Briles The Hitman (Character) - 1998
13% 24% Striptease Orly (Character) $32.8M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild on the Beach Vern Thompkins (Character) - 1965


No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1996 2000 2002