Gregory Itzin

 

Date Of Birth

April 20, 1948
 

Biography

Emmy-nominated actor Gregory Itzin was born on April 20, 1948 in Washington, D.C. Originally dreaming of becoming a theater actor, he trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and later appearing on different stage productions across the country. He has appeared in several award-winning productions staged by Los Angeles’ Matrix Theater Company, including roles in Waiting for Godot, The Homecoming and The Birthday Party. He was also nominated for Tony and Drama Desk awards for his role in the Pulitzer-winning drama The Kentucky Cycle.

Itzin is, however, is more known for his television roles. He first appeared in 1979, playing a small role in the miniseries Backstairs at the White House. He has since played guest roles in numerous television programs, such as Santa Barbara, Hill Street Blues, Murphy Brown, Bodies of Evidence, Beverly Hills 90210, Chicago Hope, JAG, The Closer, Party of Five, Without a Trace, The Practice, Friends and The OC. His first regular television role came in 1995, when he joined the case of the crime drama Murder One, being one of the few actors whose character stayed in both seasons. He also was a regular in the short-lived Comedy Central series Strip Mall.

Itzin is perhaps best known as Vice President Charles Logan in the action series 24. He joined the cast in the middle of the fourth season without having to audition for the role, as he knew one of the producers and auditioned previously. He eventually stayed throughout the fifth season (when his character became President) and in four episodes of the sixth. His performance earned him an Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

Itzin has also appeared in several films, the first being the 1980 release Airplane! His notable films include Young Goodman Brown, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Small Soldiers, Original Sin and I Know Who Killed Me.

In 2008, Itzin played Virgil Minelli on The Mentalist, a recurring character he would play until 2012. In 2010, Itzin joined the cast of Covert Affairs as Henry Wilcox, a recurring character. He is the former CIA Director of the National Clandestine Service and Jai Wilcox's father. In 2013, he became part of the cast of the TV series Mob City.
 

Place of Birth

Washington, D.C.
 

Birth Name

Gregory Martin Itzin
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

Before playing the President of the United States on 24, he played a presidential candidate in a commercial for cheese.
 

Filmography

2013 Mob City
2011 L.A., I Hate You
2011 Desperate Housewives (TV series)
2011 Big Love (TV series)
2008-2012 The Mentalist (TV series)
2010-2013 Covert Affairs (TV series)
2010/I Autopilot
2005-2010 24 (TV series)
2010 Proposition 8 Trial Re-Enactment (TV series documentary)
2010 VideoDome Rent-O-Rama (short)
2009 The Job
2009 Law Abiding Citizen
2009 Law and Order: Really Special Victims Unit (short)
2008 Float
2008 Hannah Montana (TV series)
2008/II Twilight (short)
2008 Medium (TV series)
2007 Robot Chicken (TV series)
2007 I Know Who Killed Me
2007 Forfeit
2007 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office (TV movie)
2005 Boston Legal (TV series)
2002-2005 Star Trek: Enterprise (TV series)
2001-2005 Judging Amy (TV series)
2005 Crossing Jordan (TV series)
2004 The O.C. (TV series)
2004 Medical Investigation (TV series)
2002-2004 Friends (TV series)
2004 Fearless (TV movie)
1997-2003 The Practice (TV series)
2003 NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV series)
2003 The Lyon's Den (TV series)
2003 DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (TV movie)
2003 Without a Trace (TV series)
2002 NYPD Blue (TV series)
2002 Adaptation.
2002 Firefly (TV series)
2002 For the People (TV series)
2002 Igby Goes Down
2002 The West Wing (TV series)
2002 Life or Something Like It
2002 Philly (TV series)
2002 Wolf Lake (TV series)
2001 Original Sin
2001 Evolution
2000-2001 Strip Mall (TV series)
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV series)
2000 The Michael Richards Show (TV series)
2000 Boys Life 3
2000 Star Trek: Voyager (TV series)
2000 Bull (TV series)
2000 Profiler (TV series)
2000 Beggars and Choosers (TV series)
2000 What's Cooking?
2000 Family Law (TV series)
1999 It's Like, You Know... (TV series)
1999 Early Edition (TV series)
1999 Wasteland (TV series)
1999 One Last Flight
1999 Johnny Tsunami (TV movie)
1999 The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (TV movie)
1999 Party of Five (TV series)
1999 V.I.P. (TV series)
1999 Making Contact
1999 $30 (short)
1996-1998 Caroline in the City (TV series)
1998 Brother's Keeper (TV series)
1998 Any Day Now (TV series)
1998 C-16: FBI (TV series)
1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
1998 The Closer (TV series)
1998 The Day Lincoln Was Shot (TV movie)
1997-1998 JAG (TV series)
1993-1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV series)
1998 Suddenly Susan (TV series)
1997 Players (TV series)
1997 Millennium (TV series)
1997 Things That Go Bump (TV movie)
1997 The Pretender (TV series)
1997 Friends 'Til the End (TV movie)
1995-1996 Murder One (TV series)
1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV series)
1996 Arli$$ (TV series)
1996 The Ultimate Lie (TV movie)
1996 Chicago Hope (TV series)
1996 ER (TV series)
1996 Innocent Victims (TV movie)
1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV series)
1995 Strange Luck (TV series)
1995 The Client (TV series)
1994-1995 Something Wilder (TV series)
1995/I Born to Be Wild
1994 Picket Fences (TV series)
1994 Dave's World (TV series)
1987-1994 L.A. Law (TV series)
1993 Moment of Truth: Stalking Back (TV movie)
1993 Donato and Daughter (TV movie)
1993 Quantum Leap (TV series)
1993 Shaky Ground (TV series)
1993 Major Dad (TV series)
1993 Young Goodman Brown
1987-1992 Matlock (TV series)
1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV series)
1992 Civil Wars (TV series)
1989-1992 Empty Nest (TV series)
1992 Bodies of Evidence (TV series)
1991-1992 Eerie, Indiana (TV series)
1992 Davis Rules (TV series)
1991 Homefront (TV series)
1991 FBI: The Untold Stories (TV series)
1989-1991 Night Court (TV series)
1991 Hi Honey - I'm Dead (TV movie)
1991 DEA (TV series)
1991 Dark Justice (TV series)
1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV series)
1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV series)
1990 Over My Dead Body (TV series)
1990 Coach (TV series)
1990 Head of the Class (TV series)
1990 Anything But Love (TV series)
1990 Murphy Brown (TV series)
1989 The Nutt House (TV series)
1989 Dad
1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys
1989 Jesse Hawkes (TV series)
1989 Knots Landing (TV series)
1988 Something Is Out There (TV series)
1988 21 Jump Street (TV series)
1987 Max Headroom (TV series)
1987 Carly's Web (TV movie)
1987 Our House (TV series)
1986 St. Elsewhere (TV series)
1986 MacGyver (TV series)
1986 The A-Team (TV series)
1985 Hotel (TV series)
1985 Hill Street Blues (TV series)
1985 Hunter (TV series)
1985 Teen Wolf
1985 Tales from the Darkside (TV series)
1985 Dallas (TV series)
1985 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (TV series)
1985 Falcon Crest (TV series)
1985 Santa Barbara (TV series)
1985 Street Hawk (TV series)
1984 Hard to Hold
1983 The Other Woman (TV movie)
1982-1983 Voyagers! (TV series)
1983 Miss Lonelyhearts (TV movie)
1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1982 Lou Grant (TV series)
1982 Fame (TV series)
1981 Murder in Texas (TV movie)
1981 Thornwell (TV movie)
1980 Airplane!
1979 Charlie's Angels (TV series)
1979 Mork & Mindy (TV series)
1979 Backstairs at the White House (TV mini-series)
 

Height

5' 10" (1.78 m)

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