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Henry Gibson

Henry Gibson began his professional acting career at the age of seven. After growing up in the theatre, serving overseas as an Air Force Intelligence Officer and sitting in on RADA classes in London, he returned to New York, appeared on Broadway with Walter Matthau in a Lillian Hellman play and began doing TV shows. He has guest-starred in over 200 episodic television programs.

He played recurring roles in such series as Mr. Roberts, F-Troop and Bewitched before becoming a household name in Rowan and Martin's multi-Emmy-winning Laugh-In.

In over three dozen motion pictures Gibson has co-starred with everyone from the Three Stooges and Jerry Lewis to Lily Tomlin and Tom Hanks. He has made several films for Robert Altman, including Nashville, for which he won the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Other notable roles include the American Nazi leader in John Landis' The Blues Brothers, Wilbur the pig in Charlotte's Web, the death-cell escapee in Ted Kotcheff's Switching Channels, the murderous doctor in Joe Dante's The 'Burbs, and Adolph Eichmann in Keith Gordon's Mother Night.

April Grace (Gwenovier) stars in the upcoming film Waterproof, opposite Burt Reynolds. Other feature work includes Playing by Heart, Chicago Cab, Dr. Bean, Wolverton Mountain, Angie, I Says, and Safe. She has also been seen in memorable guest-starring roles on NYPD Blue, X-Files, and Chicago Hope (recurring). In addition, her many theatre performances have earned her two Dramalogue Awards as well as an NAACP Awards nomination.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Henry Gibson Facts

Birth NameHenry Gibson Bateman
BirthdaySeptember 21, 1935 (87)
BirthplaceGermantown, Pennsylvania, USA

Selected Filmography

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