Gaynes, George 1917– (George Jongejans)

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GAYNES, George 1917
(George Jongejans)


Original name, George Jongejans; born May 16 (some sources cite May 3), 1917, in Helsinki, Finland; son of Gerritt (in business) and Iya Grigorievna Gay Lady Abdy (an artist) Jongejans; nephew of Gregory Gaye (an actor); married Allyn Ann McLerie (an actress), December 20, 1953; children: Matthew, Iya. Education: Graduated from the College Classique Cantonal (Lausanne, Switzerland), 1937; attended Scuola Musicale di Milano, 193839; trained for the stage with Lee Strasberg, 195358, and with John Daggett Howell, 1960. Avocational Interests: Scuba diving, horseback riding, and fencing.

Addresses: Agent William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor, opera singer, and director. (As George Jongejans) First and second basso, Opera House, Mul-house, France, 194748; (as George Jongejans) first basso, Opera House, Strasbourg, France, 194849; (as George Jongejans) basso, New York City Opera; member, Actors' Studio, New York City, 1960; acting teacher, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 196869. Military service: Royal Netherlands Navy, sublieutenant, 194345; Royal British Navy, 194546.

Member: American Guild of Musical Artists, Actors' Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild.


Stage Appearances:

(As George Jongejans) La malade imaginaire, Maison du Peuple, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1935.

(As George Jongejans) Pulcinella (opera), Teatro della Triennale, Milan, Italy, 1940.

(As George Jongejans) Merlin, The Wizard (opera), Teatro della Triennale, 1940.

(Broadway debut; as George Jongejans) Mr. Kofner, The Consul (opera), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1950.

(As George Jongejans) Jupiter, Out of This World, New Century Theatre, New York City, 1951.

Danilo, The Merry Widow (opera), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1951.

Bob Baker, Wonderful Town, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1953.

King David, Absalom, Artists Theatre, New York City, 1956.

Mr. Lockit, The Beggar's Opera, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1957.

(London debut) Jeff Moss, Bells Are Ringing, Coliseum Theatre, 1957.

Erno Gero, Shadow of Heroes, York Playhouse, New York City, 1961.

Ensemble member, Brecht on Brecht (revue), American National Theatre and Academy Theatre Matinee Series, Theatre De Lys, New York City, 1961.

Judge Aristide Forestier, CanCan, City Center Theatre, 1962.

Private Willis, Iolante, City Center Theatre, 1962.

Don Alhambra de Bolero, The Gondoliers, City Center Theatre, 1962.

Title role, The Mikado, City Center Theatre, 1962.

Buyer, The Lady of the Camellias, Winter Garden Theatre, 1963.

The Prisoner, Dynamite Tonight, York Playhouse, 1964.

Don Pedro, Beatrice et Benedict (opera), Washington DC Opera Company, Washington, DC, 1964.

Title role, The Mikado, and Sergeant Meryll, The Yeoman of the Guard, both City Center Theatre, 1965.

John Cleves, Any Wednesday, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1965, then George Abbott Theatre, New York City, 1966.

The Father, Of Love Remembered, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, 1967.

The Prisoner, Dynamite Tonight, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Mr. Scott, Posterity for Sale, American Place Theatre, St. Clement's Church Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Orgon, Tartuffe, Inner City Repertory Theatre, Los Angeles, 1967.

Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, Civic Light Opera, Honolulu, HI, 1968.

God Bless, Yale Drama School, New Haven, CT, 1968.

Jupiter, Metamorphoses, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1971.

Maitre du Frene, Gigi, Uris Theatre, New York City, then Playhouse Theatre, Wilmington, DE, both 1973.

Robert Baker, Wonderful Town, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, then San Francisco, CA, both 1975.

Also appeared (as George Jongejans) in concert, Salle du Conservatoire, Paris, 1947; as Leporello, Don Giovanni, Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro, and Dandini, Cenerentola (operas), all with the New York City Opera Company.

Major Tours:

Henry Higgins, My Fair Lady, U.S. cities, 1964.

Jacobowsky and the Colonel, U.S. cities, 1967.

Michael Jardeen, A Community of Two, U.S. cities, 1973.

Maitre du Frene, Gigi, U.S. cities, 1974.

Film Appearances:

(Film debut) P.T. 109, Warner Bros., 1962.

Joy House (also known as Les felins and The Love Cage ), MetroGoldwynMayer, 1964.

Brook Latham, The Group, United Artists, 1966.

Mission director, Marooned (also known as Space Travelers ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1969.

Paul McGill, Doctors' Wives, Columbia, 1971.

El Morocco captain, The Way We Were, Columbia, 1973.

Dr. Marderosian, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Universal, 1973.

Warren, Slaughter's Big RipOff (also known as Slaughter 2 ), 1973.

Reginald Kingsley, Nickelodeon, Columbia, 1976.

Prince, Harry and Walter Go to New York, Columbia, 1976.

Dr. Wissenschaft, Altered States, Warner Bros., 1980.

Dr. Forrest, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (also known as Dead Men Wear No Plaid ), Universal, 1982.

John Van Horn, Tootsie, Columbia, 1982.

Ravitch, To Be or Not to Be, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1983.

Dr. Eugene Glztszki, Micki and Maude (also known as Micki+Maude ), Columbia, 1984.

Commandant Eric Lassard, Police Academy (also known as Police Academy: What an Institution! ), Warner Bros., 1984.

Commandant Eric Lassard, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, Warner Bros., 1985.

Commandant Eric Lassard, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Warner Bros., 1986.

Ternosecco (also known as I'll Be Right Back, I numeri del lotto, The Numbers Game, Nini Ternosecco, and The Lottery Game ), Cecchi Gori Group/Fair Film, 1986.

Commandant Eric Lassard, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (also known as Citizens on Patrol: Police Academy 4 ), Warner Bros., 1987.

Un tassinaro a New York (also known as A Taxi Driver in New York ), Italian International, 1987.

Commandant Eric Lassard, Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach, Warner Bros., 1988.

Commandant Eric Lassard, Police Academy 6: City under Siege, Warner Bros., 1989.

Norman, Stepmonster, New Horizons Home Video, 1993.

Commandant, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (also known as Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow ), Warner Bros., 1994.

Serybryakov, Vanya on 42nd Street, Sony Pictures Classics, 1994.

The professor, The Fantastic Four, New Horizons, 1994.

Judge Samuel Sewall, The Crucible, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1996.

Senator Cole, Wag the Dog, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Father Robert, Just Married (also known as Voll verheiratet ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sam Reynolds #2, Search for Tomorrow, CBS, 19711972.

Frank Smith, General Hospital, ABC, 1980.

Henry Warnimont, Punky Brewster, NBC, 19841987.

Voice of Henry Warnimont, It's Punky Brewster (animated), NBC, 19851987.

Arthur Feldman, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Lifetime, 19891991.

Senator Strobe Smithers, Hearts Afire, CBS, 19921993.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Orestes Bradley, Captains and the Kings, NBC, 1976.

Max Vincent, Rich Man, Poor ManBook II, ABC, 19761977.

Brewster Perry, Washington: Behind Closed Doors, ABC, 1977.

Wylie, Breaking Up Is Hard to Do, ABC, 1979.

John Prince, Scruples, CBS, 1980.

Evita's doctor, Evita Peron, NBC, 1981.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Everett, Columbo: Etude in Black, 1972.

Frenchman, Columbo: Any Old Port in a Storm, 1973.

Dr. Chester Ramsey, Trilogy of Terror (also known as Tales of Terror and Terror of the Doll ), ABC, 1975.

C. J. Meredith, Song of the Succubus, 1975.

Harding, Woman of the Year, CBS, 1976.

Archangel, It Came upon the Midnight Clear, syndicated, 1984.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Dancing master, The WouldBe Gentleman, CBS, 1955.

Whitelaw Savory, One Touch of Venus, NBC, 1955.

Commander, "Mom's on Strike," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1984.

Also appeared in Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Major General Claire Lee Chennault, Baa Baa, Black Sheep (also known as Flying Misfits and Black Sheep Squadron ), NBC, 1976.

David Allen, The Girl in the Empty Grave (also known as Abel ), NBC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Roger Korvin, "The Broken Thread," Hawaiian Eye, ABC, 1962.

Rod Delaplane, "Vengeance Is Mine," Cheyenne (also known as The Cheyenne Show ), ABC, 1962.

Johnson, "The Four Thumbs Story," Empire, NBC, 1963.

Mr. Stowe, "Who Do You Kill?," East Side/West Side, CBS, 1963.

Gaylord, "The Perfect Hostess," The Patty Duke Show, ABC, 1965.

"The Late Ben Cartwright," Bonanza, NBC, 1968.

Professor Brendan, "Who Will Dig the Graves?," Mannix, CBS, 1968.

Dr. Paul van Bergner, "The Elixir," Mission: Impossible, CBS, 1968.

Thurman Elliott, "Kiss the Queen Goodbye," Hawaii Five0, CBS, 1970.

General, "Easy Come, Easy Go," Hogan's Heroes, CBS, 1971.

Major Giles Matthews, "In Search of Midas," Search, 1972.

General Wiley, "Nuclear Alert," The Six Million Dollar Man, ABC, 1974.

Edward Foxworth, "The Avenger," Cannon, CBS, 1974.

Burton Rhoner, "Guilt by Association," McMillan and Wife, 1974.

Floyd Spencer, "Fire!," McCloud, 1975.

Major General Claire Lee Chennault, "Flying Misfits: Parts 1 & 2," Baa Baa, Black Sheep (also known as Flying Misfits and Black Sheep Squadron ), NBC, 1976.

"Palm Springs Answer," City of Angels, NBC, 1976.

Henri, "Jennifer's Home for Christmas," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1979.

Airline executive, "Aftermath," Quincy, M.E., 1979.

Powell Dixon, "The Unquiet Grave," Quincy, M.E., 1982.

Malcolm Kramer, "Where There's a Will ... ," Cheers, NBC, 1983.

Doctor Willi Von Hartig, "Payload," Blue Thunder, ABC, 1984.

Gerald Millburn, "Scapegoats," Hotel, ABC, 1986.

Judge Hollis D. Dunaway, "The Power Brokers: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Mr. Ogilvy, "Halloween," The New Lassie, syndicated, 1989.

Voice of Elder in Chief, "Nuts to War: Part 1," Dinosaurs, ABC, 1992.

Brook Austin, "The Parent Rap," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Brook Austin, "Out of Africa: Part 1," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Brook Austin, "Back to the Future: Part 2," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1996.

Old Quinn Mallory, "Roads Taken," Sliders, SciFi Channel, 1999.

Also appeared in The Defenders, CBS; Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC; The U.S. Steel Hour, CBS; Alfred Hitchcock, CBS; Accent, CBS; The Law, NBC.

Television Work; Episodic:

Director, "Up and Down the Dial," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1982.