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Gregory Harrison
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Gregory Harrison played the part of George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates on Trapper John, M.D. and also made a guest appearance as Lt. Tony Baker in the Season 5 episode of M*A*S*H titled "The Nurses" (ep.#6).
Personal Information
Gender: Male
Birthplace Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, CA, U.S.
Occupation/
Career:
Actor
Spouse(s): Randi Oakes, 3 May 1981-present
Website/URL: http://www.gregoryharrison.com
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H (TV series, guest appearance)
Trapper John, M.D.
Episodes appeared in: 142 in series (Trapper John, M.D.)
"The Nurses" (Season 5, M*A*S*H)
Character(s) played: Lieutenant Tomy Baker (M*A*S*H) / George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates

Gregory Harrison (born May 31, 1950) is an American actor, who played the part of surgeon George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates on Trapper John, M.D.. He also made a guest appearance on M*A*S*H as Lieutenant Tony Baker in the Season 5 episode "The Nurses" (episode #6, #103 overall).

Life and career[]

Harrison was born in Avalon, California, in 1950, the son of Ed, a ship's captain and poet.[1][2]

Harrison served for two years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era as a medic.[3]

He was the title character on the 1977–78 science fiction series Logan's Run, after which he played the role of Levi Zendt on the 1978 NBC miniseries Centennial.

In 1979, after years of being a relatively unknown actor, Gregory finally won the role of surgeon, Dr. George "Gonzo" Gates on Trapper John, M.D., starring opposite Pernell Roberts on the medical drama spun off from M*A*S*H. Harrison had guest starred in the Season 5 episode of M*A*S*H ("The Nurses" #6, #103 overall), two seasons after Wayne Rogers had departed from his role as Trapper John on that series.

Harrison remained as Gonzo on Trapper John, M.D. until the middle of the show's seventh season, when he decided to leave for other ventures. The series continued for several more episodes without him, but concluded its run at the end of the 1985–86 season. Harrison had been a fan of Roberts' role as the eldest son of the Cartwright family on the series Bonanza (1959-1973). The two remained friends until Roberts' death from pancreatic cancer on January 24, 2010.

Gregory has made notable film appearances in film, which include his role as Patrick Sullivan in Air Bud: Golden Receiver; being subsequently replaced by Dale Midkiff. He is also known for his guest starring roles in TV series, such as Barnaby Jones, Falcon Crest, North Shore, Touched By an Angel, The Outer Limits, NCIS, Hot in Cleveland and ABC-TV's The Middle.

Gregory also starred in the Hallmark Channel film series, Signed, Sealed and Delivered. He also the played the title role on 1977-78 CBS-TV series Logan's Run.

Personal life[]

Harrison has been married since 1980 to actress Randi Oakes. The couple have four children, three girls and a boy. He lived in Gold Beach, Oregon, for 15 years; as of 2007, he lives in Eugene.[4] He enjoys surfing and golf.

References[]

  1. James Brady (1990-02-25). In Step With: Gregory Harrison. The Times-News. Retrieved on 2011-02-05.
  2. Gregory Harrison Biography (1950-). Filmreference.com. Retrieved on 2012-01-15.
  3. Harris, Harry. "Hospital Routine Familiar to Actor Gregory Harrison", December 3, 1979. Retrieved on May 30, 2014. 
  4. Hollywood actor speaks to area rotarians. KCBY CBS 11. Retrieved on 2008-04-03.

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