Clapp, Gordon 1948–

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Clapp, Gordon 1948–


Born September 24, 1948, in North Conway, NH; married Deborah Taylor (an actress; divorced, 1999); children: William. Education: Williams College, degree in theatre.

Addresses: Agent—The Kohner Agency, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor and producer. Appeared in various theatrical productions, including a tour of New England with a theatre group based in Bennington, VT; appeared in productions in North Conway, NH, at the Neptune Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, c. 1980s, and at other venues; National Arts Centre Theatre Company, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, member of the company for five seasons. Appeared in television commercials. Worked in sales.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination, best actor in a leading role in a play, Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, c. 1984, for Trafford Tanzi; Gemini Award nomination, best guest performance in a series by an actor or actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1994, for Street Legal; Screen Actors Guild Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, 1994, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1994, Emmy Award, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1998, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2000, all for NYPD Blue; Theatre World Award, Drama Desk Award (with others), outstanding ensemble performance, and Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actor in a play, all 2005, for Glengarry Glen Ross; Los Angeles Press Club Award, for a humorous article.


Television Appearances; Series:

Viker, Check It Out!, USA Network and CTV, c. 1985–88.

Detective Greg Medavoy, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993–2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Palm Court waiter, Evergreen, NBC, 1985.

Sergeant Markey, Hands of a Stranger (also known as Double Standard), NBC, 1987.

Detective Doug Welch, Small Sacrifices, ABC, 1989.

Captain Burnett, Family of Spies: The Walker Spy Ring (also known as Family of Spies), CBS, 1990.

Detective O'Brien, Blind Faith (also known as The Toms River Case), NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Movies:

George, The Other Kingdom, 1984.

Walter, Letting Go, ABC, 1985.

Chris's friend, The Right of the People, ABC, 1986.

Scott Abbott, Breaking All the Rules: The Creation of Trivial Pursuit, 1988.

The Private Capital, CBC, 1989.

Stubbs, The Secret Life of Archie's Wife (also known as Runaway Heart), c. 1991.

Elias, Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (also known as Mission of the Shark), CBS, 1991.

Meeks, Fever, HBO, 1991.

Del, Family of Strangers (also known as Nee de pere inconnu), CBS, 1993.

Evaluator, Bonds of Love, CBS, 1993.

Glenn, In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (also known as In the Line of Duty: Assault in Waco), NBC, 1993.

Sullivan, Kiss of a Killer, ABC, 1993.

Donald Quinn, Abandoned and Deceived (also known as ACES: The Gerri Jensen Story), ABC, 1995.

Father Paul, Her Hidden Truth (also known as When Summer Comes), NBC, 1995.

Sheriff Byron Calhoun, The Morrison Murders, USA Network, 1996.

District attorney Mark Thatcher, Badge of Betrayal: A "Crimes of Passion" Movie (also known as Badge of Betrayal), ABC, 1997.

Jefferson T. Stevens, The Sure Hand of God (also known as Sinners Need Company), Lifetime, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Police officer, "Pippi Longstocking," Weekend Special (also known as ABC Weekend Special), ABC, 1985.

It Just Takes One, USA Network, 1997.

The 1998 Emmy Award Fashion Review, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

(Uncredited) Himself, Inside "NYPD Blue": A Decade on the Job (documentary), ABC, 2002.

Himself, ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Host, Just the Facts (documentary), Court TV, 2004.

Himself, "NYPD Blue": A Final Tribute, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 13th Annual Genesis Awards, Animal Planet, 1999.

The Seventh Annual Prism Awards, FX Channel, 2003.

The 59th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Wayne, "Birds of a Feather," Katts and Dog (also known as Rin Tin Tin: K-9 Cop), CTV and Family Channel, 1988.

Ralph Shannon, "I Said Dance!" Night Court, NBC, 1989.

Philip Beamer, "A Three-Corpse Meal," Cop Rock (musical), ABC, 1990.

"A Fugue for Mr. X," Mom P.I., CBC, 1990.

"John's Friend," Dear John (also known as Dear John: USA), NBC, 1990.

Astronomer, "The Euphio Question," Kurt Vonnegut's "Monkey House" (also known as Kurt Vonnegut's "Welcome to the Monkey House" and Monkey House), Showtime, 1991.

Bruce Leegee, "Politics as Usual," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1992.

James Brackit, "Never Say Die," Street Legal, CBC, 1992.

James Brackit, "Rules of the Game," Street Legal, CBC, 1992.

Al Blynn, "Alien Aided Affection," Civil Wars, ABC, 1993.

Hadran (some sources spell as Hadron), "Vortex," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (also known as Deep Space Nine, DS9, and Star Trek: DS9), syndicated, 1993.

Phil, "Bye-Bye, Bunny," Wings, NBC, 1993.

Shriner, "Look before You Sleep," Cheers, NBC, 1993.

Randall Strong, "The Voice of Reason," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1995.

Raymond Jakes (store owner), "The Bounty Hunter," Dead Man's Gun, Showtime, 1997.

"The Last Dance," Chicken Soup for the Soul, PAX TV, 1999.

Panelist, The List, VH1, 1999.

"The Fighting Fridas," American Family (also known as American Family: Journey of Dreams), PBS, 2002.

Detective Martin, "It Takes a Pillage," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2003.

Himself, Pyramid, syndicated, 2003.

Himself, "Network Notes," TV Land Confidential, TV Land, 2005.

"Boy the Earth Talks to," Deadwood, HBO, 2005.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2005.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2005.

Ted Carthage, "Infected," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2006.

Also appeared in Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn and Teller's "Sin City Spectacular"), FX Channel.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Detective Greg Medavoy, NYPD Blue, ABC, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Kenny, Running (also known as Le vainqueur), Universal, 1979.

Chip Hollister, The Return of the Secaucus 7, Almi Cinema 5/Cinecom International Films/Libra, 1980.

Griggs, Matewan, Cinecom International Films, 1987.

Ray Schalk, Eight Men Out, Orion, 1988.

Doctor, Gross Anatomy (also known as A Cut Above), Buena Vista, 1989.

Harvey Dushane, Termini Station, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1989.

Jack, Welcome Home, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1989.

Sergeant Gordon Davies, April One, Astral Films, 1994.

Mr. Stark, The Rage: Carrie 2 (also known as Carrie 2 and Carrie 2, Say You're Sorry), United Artists, 1999.

Splendor Falls (also known as Glacier Falls), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1999.

Dan, Skeletons in the Closet, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Harris, Rules of Engagement (also known as Les regles d'engagement and Rules—Sekunden der Entscheidung), Paramount, 2000.

The Funk Parlor, c. 2000.

Earl Pinkney, Sunshine State, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Tanner, Moonlight Mile (also known as Baby's in Black and Goodbye Hello), Buena Vista, 2002.

Cowboy, Fast Cars & Babies (short film), Resonating Pictures, 2003.

Lieutenant, Bananas (short film), Big Film Shorts, 2004.

Frank, Flatbush (short film), Avenue M, 2005.

Trailer Talk (short film), c. 2005.

Film Executive Producer:

Fast Cars & Babies (short film), Resonating Pictures, 2003.

Bananas (short film), Big Film Shorts, 2004.

Trailer Talk (short film), c. 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Death of a Salesman, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1979.

Ah, Wilderness! Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1980–81.

Of Mice and Men, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia, PA, 1981–82.

Trafford Tanzi, Toronto Free Theatre (later known as CentreStage and CanStage), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, c. 1983.

Spring Awakening, CentreStage (later known as Can-Stage), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, c. 1986.

Brewster Dunn, Mr. Smithers, and workman, The Snow Ball, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1991–92.

Dave Moss, Glengarry Glen Ross, Royale Theatre (later known as Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), New York City, 2005.

Appeared in other productions, including productions of Henry V, The Tempest, and True West, all National Arts Centre Theatre Company, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and in Blackout, Egyptian Arena, Hollywood, CA.



Contributor to periodicals, including the New York Post, LA Golf, and Variety.



TV Guide, May 8, 2005, pp. 51-54.