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Michael Gross



A product of a blue-collar Chicago neighborhood, actor Michael Gross spent the first two years of high school as (by his own admission) a "greaser" and gang member. He straightened himself out in his last two years, graduating as senior class president and National Honor Society member. Gross played guitar with a folksinging group before gravitating to the theatre. He attended the Yale School of drama (one of his classmates was Meryl Streep), then worked in regional theatre before landing in New York. In 1982, Gross was cast as Steven Keaton, ex-radical patriarch of a clan that included Michael J. Fox and Justine Bateman, in the long-running sitcom Family Ties. Perhaps chafing a bit at the press attention given to his co-star Fox, Gross took every available opportunity to play an image-busting role, notably the scuzzy, cold-blooded killer in the 1985 TV movie In the Line of Duty: The FBI Wars. Michael Gross is the brother of comedienne and former Saturday Night Live regular Mary Gross. In the years to come, Gross would prove to be a truly prolific actor, appearing in films like El Sonoma, Broken Windows, and Stay Cool, as well as TV shows like Tremors, How I Met Your Mother, The Young and the Restless, and ER.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet C Street
  • Governor Appalachia
2016
No Score Yet Quackerz
  • Duckmus
2016
52% Holidays
  • Father
2016
No Score Yet 20th Century Limited
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Becoming Santa
  • Santa Claus
2015
No Score Yet Tremors 5: Bloodlines
  • Burt Gummer
2015
No Score Yet Rosemont
  • Dr. Molina
2015
4% Atlas Shrugged: Part II
  • Ted 'Buzz' Killman
2012
38% Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie
  • Narrator
2012
No Score Yet Meant to Be
  • Mr. Trantham
2012
No Score Yet Naughty Or Nice
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Adopting Terror
  • Dr. Ziegler
2012
No Score Yet Blue-Eyed Butcher
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Dog Who Saved the Holidays
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet 12 Christmas Wishes for My Dog
  • Actor
2011
14% Stay Cool
  • Mr. McCarthy
2011
No Score Yet Broken Windows
  • Teddy
2008
No Score Yet 100,000,000 B.C.
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Ballad of Esequiel Hernandez
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet An American in China
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet 100 Million BC
  • Dr. Frank Reno
2007
33% Mrs. Harris
  • Leslie Jacobson
2005
No Score Yet Combustion
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Tremors 4 - The Legend Begins
  • Hiram Gummer
2004
No Score Yet Combustion
  • Actor
2004
67% Tremors 3 - Back to Perfection
  • Burt Gummer
2001
No Score Yet The Undesirable
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Ground Control
  • Murray
1998
No Score Yet Kounterfeit
  • Captain Evans
1997
No Score Yet Corazón Franco
  • Dick
1997
No Score Yet Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Ice
  • Lt. Byrnes
1996
No Score Yet Sometimes They Come Back...Again
  • Jon Porter
1996
63% Tremors 2: Aftershocks
  • Burt
1996
No Score Yet Ed McBain's 87th Precinct: Heatwave
  • Lt. Byrnes
1996
No Score Yet Hijacked: Flight 285
  • Ben Horn
1996
No Score Yet Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Avalanche
  • Brian Kemp
1994
No Score Yet Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story
  • Kevin Mulligan
1994
No Score Yet In the Heat of Passion II: Unfaithful (Unfaithful ) (Behind Closed Doors)
  • Howard
1994
No Score Yet Firestorm - 72 Hours in Oakland
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet With a Vengeance (Undesirable)
  • Frank Tanner
1992
No Score Yet Alan and Naomi
  • Sol Silverman
1992
8% Cool as Ice
  • Gordon
1991
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas
  • Actor
1991
85% Tremors
  • Burt Gummer
1990
No Score Yet Twilight Murders
  • Actor
1990
No Score Yet A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • King Arthur
1989
No Score Yet The FBI Murders
  • William "Bill" Russell Matix
1988
36% Big Business
  • Dr. Jay Marshall
1988
No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet 16 Days of Glory
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Little Gloria...Happy at Last
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Summer Fantasy
  • Ben Brannigan
1984
No Score Yet Little Gloria: Happy at Last
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Just Tell Me What You Want
  • Lothar
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Mr. Mosby Alfred Mosby
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Volpe
No Score Yet Nature
1982
  • Narrator
Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2014
  • Mr. Mosby
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Dr. Charles Webb
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Carl Braddock
86% Suits
2011
  • Walter Gillis
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
Lass es, Larry!
2000-2011
  • Dr. Rivkin
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Arthur Esterman
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Edward LeMonde
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Dr. Rivkin
90% Togetherness
2015-2016
  • Mr. Pierson
No Score Yet Last Man Standing
2011
  • Mr. Hardin
21% Anger Management
2012
  • Therapist
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Fr. Nicholas McClinton
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Rob Austin
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Tom Endecott

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