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Harry Groener

Harry Groener

Harry Groener received his third Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of song and dance man Bobby Child in the Gerswhin musical Crazy for You. His other Broadway credits include Oklahoma! (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations), Cats (Tony Award nomination), Harrigan and Hart (Drama Desk Award nomination), Oh Brother! Is There Life After High School?, Sleight of Hand, and Sunday in the Park with George. Groener's other New York theater credits include Twelve Dreams by James Lapine, Lincoln Center, and Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile. He is known to TV audiences as The Mayor on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ralph in the NBC series Dear John and a variety of characters on Mad About You, West Wing, Law and Order, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Profiler, Just Shoot Me, Quantum Leap, Watching Ellie, Philly, and Caroline in the City. His film credits include: AMISTAD, DANCE WITH ME, BRUBAKER, BUDDY BOY, GHOST OF A CHANCE, ABOUT SCHMIDT, MANNA FROM HEAVEN, and ROAD TO PERDITION. Groener's Regional Theatre credits include the role of Hans Kittel in Ghetto (Mark Taper Forum), Bluntshli in Arms and the Man (South Coast Repertory), Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing (Seattle Repertory Theater), Billy in Billy Bishop Goes to War and Feste in the 2001 Twelfth Night (Globe Theater in San Diego). Most recently, Groener performed on Broadway in Nora Ephron's Imaginary Friends. He is happily married to actress Dawn Didawick.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Harry Groener Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 10, 1951 (66)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceAugsburg, Germany

Selected Filmography

Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra
Atticus Institute
How Lily Stole Christmas
Dance With Me
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bread and Butter
Buddy Boy
Role of a Lifetime
Country Girl
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