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Biography #2 (for The 4400)

Audiences were first introduced to Gretsch when he received rave reviews for his major motion picture debut: his portrayal of Bobby Jones for director Robert Redford in the DreamWorks film The Legend of Bagger Vance, also starring Matt Damon, Will Smith, and Charlize Theron.

In 2002, Gretsch was featured alongside Tom Cruise in the Steven Spielberg film Minority Report, starred opposite Kevin Klein in The Emperors Club, and also starred in the Steven Spielberg-produced ten-part miniseries Taken for the SCI FI Channel.

A Minnesota native, Gretsch studied acting at the renowned Guthrie Theatre for six months before moving to Los Angeles in 1989. He made his professional debut in a small production of Tartuffe and subsequently starred as the title character in John Patrick Shanley's west coast production of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

Gretsch has appeared on such television shows as CSI: Miami, JAG, Friends, Melrose Place, Married with Children, and Family Album.

Gretsch studies in Los Angeles with Larry Moss, who also works with Hilary Swank and Michael Clarke Duncan.

Bio courtesy USA Network for "The 4400" (18-Dec-2004)