John Getz

John Getz

Highest Rated: 96% Nanking (2007)

Lowest Rated: 0% Thief of Hearts (1984)

Birthday: Oct 15, 1946

Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, USA

Stage-trained character lead often cast as upstanding if somewhat green characters on TV, and as varying degrees of sleazeballs in films, Getz began acting while attending the University of Iowa. During that period, he helped found the Center for New Performing Arts. Getz dropped out of school and attended San Francisco's respected American Conservatory Theater. While working in a winery, he became involved with the Napa Valley Theater Company. Coincidentally, this distinctive locale led to the Iowa native's professional acting debut playing an attendant in "Killer Bees" (ABC, 1974), a made-for-TV thriller starring Gloria Swanson and lensed in Napa Valley. Getz next moved to NYC where he became active in local theater while doing an 18-month stint in a recurring role on a daytime soap "Another World."

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 18% Body at Brighton Rock Sheriff (Character) $4.7K 2019
40% 59% Brampton's Own Bart (Character) - 2018
92% 51% Certain Women George Rowles (Character) $1M 2016
74% 79% Trumbo Sam Wood (Character) $7.9M 2015
18% 51% The Perfect Guy Renkin (Character) $57M 2015
60% 70% Desperate Acts of Magic Don Tarzia (Character) - 2013
28% 40% Jobs Paul Jobs (Character) $16.1M 2013
No Score Yet 24% Elevator Henry Barton (Character) - 2011
96% 86% The Social Network Sy (Character) $96.9M 2010
No Score Yet 100% A Line in the Sand Captain McClenon (Character) - 2008
96% 88% Nanking George Fitch (Character) $160.1K 2007
89% 77% Zodiac Templeton Peck (Character) $33M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard Four Blazedell Woodruff (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 56% Living 'til the End Mr. Hines (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 45% Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder Dan (Character) - 2005
27% 39% A Day Without a Mexican Senator Abercombie (Character) $4.2M 2004
No Score Yet 42% Hunger Point David Hunter (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 23% Held for Ransom Mr. Kirkland (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 56% The Late Shift Brandon Tartikoff (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 27% A Friend's Betrayal Dennis Hewitt (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Awake to Danger Steve Murdock (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 56% Painted Hero Sheriff Acuff (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 29% Playmaker Eddie (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 89% Untamed Love Dan (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 0% A Passion to Kill Jerry (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story Doug Hulin (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Majority Rule Paul (Character) - 1992
33% 57% Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Gus (Character) $23M 1991
13% 50% Curly Sue Walker McCormick (Character) $29.7M 1991
30% 45% Men at Work Maxwell Potterdam III (Character) $14.1M 1990
29% 23% The Fly II Stathis (Character) $19.6M 1989
85% 76% Born on the Fourth of July Marine Major - Vietnam (Character) $68.8M 1989
92% 83% The Fly Stathis Borans (Character) $34.9M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet MacGruder and Loud Malcom MacGruder (Character) - 1985
94% 88% Blood Simple Ray (Character) $1.7M 1984
0% 50% Thief of Hearts Ray Davis (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concrete Beat Unknown (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Not in Front of the Children Dr. Paul Adams (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muggable Mary: Street Cop Dan Waters (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rivkin: Bounty Hunter Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kent State Professor Ted Arnold (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 83% A Woman Called Moses Stewart (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
96% 75% Doom Patrol Paul Trainor (Guest Star) 2020
91% 86% Timeless Ben Cahill (Guest Star) 2016-2018
59% 69% Ghosted Director Romslo (Guest Star) 2017
90% 77% Transparent Donald (Guest Star) 2016-2017
97% 96% Better Call Saul Chairman (Guest Star) 2017
85% 85% Homeland Joe Crocker (Guest Star) 2017 2014-2015
88% 90% Grace and Frankie John (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 56% NCIS: New Orleans Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
25% 56% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
90% 92% Halt and Catch Fire Joe MacMillan, Sr. (Guest Star) 2014
56% 36% Bad Teacher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 85% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2014 2000
82% 86% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
90% 82% Bones Steven Frank (Guest Star) 2014
85% 90% Nikita Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 76% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Admiral Vincent Albers (Guest Star) 2013
68% 66% Touch Henry Williams (Guest Star) 2012
93% 74% Scandal Patrick Keating (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 86% Navy NCIS Walter Kane (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
52% No Score Yet Trust Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
60% 78% Prison Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
35% No Score Yet Eleventh Hour Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
94% 96% Mad Men Dr. Eric Stone (Guest Star) 2008
43% No Score Yet Swingtown Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
83% 84% How I Met Your Mother Bob Hewitt (Guest Star) 2008
50% 100% Day Break Unknown (Guest Star) 2008 2006
6% No Score Yet Big Shots Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
52% No Score Yet Shark Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 83% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2006 2004
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet According to Jim Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 66% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maggie Dr. Arthur Day (Character) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet MacGruder and Loud Malcom MacGruder (Character) 1985
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Associates Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Called Moses Stewart (Character) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller William McKuen (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977

QUOTES FROM John Getz CHARACTERS

Stathis Borans says: If you plan to make anything disappear, please let me know - I've got an assistant editor who has outlived his usefulness.

Stathis Borans says: If you plan to make anything disappear, please let me know. I've got an assistant editor who has outlived his usefulness.

Stathis Borans says: (to Veronica) - It could be contagious. It could turn into an epidemic.

Veronica Quaife says: If you SAW him, Stathis, if you saw how scared and angry and desperate he is...

Stathis Borans says: I'm sure Typhoid Mary was a very nice person too when you saw her socially.

Veronica Quaife says: I'm pregnant.

Stathis Borans says: Oh, no...Oh, no!

Veronica Quaife says: I'm pregnant with Seth's baby.

Veronica Quaife says: Don't you get it? I am finally onto something that's big. Huge!

Stathis Borans says: What? ...His co*k?

Stathis Borans says: What? His co*k?

Seth Brundle says: How does Brundlefly eat? Well, he found out the hard and painful way that he eats very much the way a fly eats. His teeth are now useless, because although he can chew up solid food, he can't digest them. Solid food hurts. So like a fly, Brundlefly breaks down solids with a corrosive enzyme, playfully called "vomit drop". He regurgitates on his food, it liquefies, and then he sucks it back up. Ready for a demonstration, kids? Here goes...

Seth Brundle says: How does Brundlefly eat? Well, he found out the hard and painful way that he eats very much the way a fly eats. His teeth are now useless, because although he can chew up solid food, he can't digest them. Solid food hurts. So like a fly, Brundlefly breaks down solids with a corrosive enzyme, playfully called 'vomit drop'. He regurgitates on his food, it liquefies, and then he sucks it back up. Ready for a demonstration, kids? Here goes...

Stathis Borans says: Oh my God. My God!

Ray says: If you point a gun at someone, you'd better make sure you shoot him, and if you shoot him you'd better make sure he's dead, because if he isn't then he's gonna get up and try to kill you.