Groh, David 1941–

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Groh, David 1941–


Full name, David Lawrence Groh; born May 21, 1939 (some sources cite 1941), in New York, NY; son of Benjamin and Mildred Groh; married Denise Arsenault, 1984 (marriage ended); married Karla Pergande (some sources spell first name Carla), 1988; children: Spencer Arthur. Education: Brown University, B.A., 1961; also attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Addresses: Agent—Sharon Kemp Agency, 447 South Robertson Blvd., Suite 204, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; The Gersh Agency, 222 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor. Appeared in commercials. Military service: U.S. Army, 1963–64.

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

Awards, Honors: Fulbright scholar, 1962–63.


Television Appearances; Series:

Hangman's assistant and one-armed man, Dark Shadows, ABC, beginning c. 1966.

Simon, Love Is a Many Splendored Thing, CBS, 1972–73.

Joe Gerard, Rhoda, CBS, 1974–77.

Don Gardner, Another Day, CBS, 1978.

D. L. Brock, General Hospital, ABC, 1983–85.

Lieutenant Walker, Black Scorpion (also known as Roger Corman Presents "Black Scorpion"), Sci-Fi Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rocco Salvatore, The Dream Merchants, Operation Prime Time, 1980.

Tony Guidice, Power, NBC, 1980.

Bert Allenberg, Sinatra (also known as The Frank Sinatra Story), CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Benjamin Wise, Victory at Entebbe, ABC, 1976.

Dale, Smash-Up on Interstate 5, ABC, 1976.

Harry Benson, Murder at the Mardi Gras, NBC, 1978.

Jack Farnham, The Child Stealer, ABC, 1979.

Jim Huggins, Tourist, Operation Prime Time, 1980.

Jeff Bennett, This Is Kate Bennett, ABC, 1982.

Michael (some sources cite Mason) Drumm, Broken Vows, 1987.

Marty Alberts, Menu for Murder (also known as Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon), CBS, 1990.

Bendix, Last Exit to Earth (also known as Roger Corman Presents "Last Exit to Earth"), Showtime, 1996.

Martin Crispin, Acts of Betrayal (also known as True Blue), HBO, 1997.

Adrian Friar, The Cowboy and the Movie Star (also known as Love on the Edge), Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Abe, Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story, Lifetime, 1999.

Captain Barnett, Blowback (also known as Guardian), HBO, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars, ABC, 1977.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dick Elmore, "Face for a Shadow," Police Story, NBC, 1975.

Joe Gerard, "Mary Richards Falls in Love," Mary Tyler Moore (also known as The Mary Tyler Moore Show), CBS, 1975.

Himself, Celebrity Sweepstakes, NBC, 1975.

Detective Frank Benson, "The Other Side of the Fence," Police Story, NBC, 1976.

Bert Fredicks, "Help, Murder," The Love Boat, ABC, 1977.

Dan Gentry, "Hard Rock Brown," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

Marty Lacayo, "Prime Rib," Police Story, NBC, 1977.

Guest, Dinah! (also known as Dinah! & Friends), syndicated, 1977.

Major Duke Danton, "Planet of the Slave Girls," Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, NBC, 1979.

Himself, "The Great 5K Star Race and Boulder Wrap Party: Part 2," CHiPs, NBC, 1980.

Ben Daniels, "Romance Times Three," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Donnelly, "Creepy Time Gal," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982.

Jack Brenner, "The Zertigo Diamond Caper," CBS Children's Mystery Theatre, CBS, 1982.

Joe, "Bank Job," Today's F.B.I., ABC, 1982.

Stuart Glick, "The Visitors," Matt Houston, ABC, 1983.

Devon Sinclair, "Watch Out!" Whiz Kids, CBS, 1984.

Bass, "Under Special Circumstances," MacGruder and Loud, ABC, 1985.

Brad Evans, "Haunted Memories," Finder of Lost Loves, ABC, 1985.

Dr. Stan Garfield, "Murder Digs Deep," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1985.

Howard Terrell, "Hearts and Minds," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), ABC, 1985.

Jonathan, "The Skull of Nostradamus," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1985.

Bill Malone, "The Bully," Kate & Allie, CBS, 1986.

Angel/Aldo, "Let the Games Begin," Tales from the Darkside, syndicated, 1987.

Tony Romano, "Thanksgiving," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987.

Gordon Tully, "How to Make a Killing," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1989.

Ken Martin, "Yesterday's Child," Hunter, NBC, 1989.

Dr. Jacob Lowenstein, "Indifference," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

Dr. Stephen Harbaugh, "Vowel Play," L.A. Law, NBC, 1990.

Frank Larkin, "The Trophy: Parts 1 and 2," Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), syndicated, 1991.

Henry Waverly, "Lines of Excellence," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1991.

"Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," Jake and the Fatman, CBS, 1991.

Barnum, "The Highest Court," Dark Justice, CBS, 1992.

Lieutenant Nolandt, "Things Are Tough All Over," Sisters, NBC, 1993.

Bryan Chase, "Days of Rage," M.A.N.T.I.S., Fox, 1994.

Judge Joel Thayer, "Censure," Law & Order, NBC, 1994.

Dr. McFetridge, "Child Support," Courthouse, CBS, 1995.

Vince Parezi, "Free Kimmy," Melrose Place, Fox, 1995.

William Barnes, "Ace in the Hole," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1995.

Jacob Weiss, "Kaddish," The X-Files, Fox, 1996.

Tony Blanton, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii), syndicated, 1996.

Vince Parezi, "The Bobby Trap," Melrose Place, Fox, 1996.

Vince Parezi, "No Lifeguard on Duty," Melrose Place, Fox, 1996.

Chief petty officer "Dad" Harridan, "Heroes," JAG, CBS, 1997.

"Countdown to Murder," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1998.

Don Franco, "Raging Val," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), syndicated, 1999.

Vince Terman, "Safe House," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1999.

Don Franco, "Franco in Love," V.I.P. (also known as V.I.P.—Die Bodyguards), Fox, 2000.

Dr. Carlton, "Family Therapy," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001.

Michael Goldberg, "Howdy Partner," Girlfriends (also known as My Girls), UPN, 2003.

Dr. Jacob Lowenstein, "Fixed," Law & Order, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Keith Hammett, Room for Two, ABC, 1992.

Film Appearances:

Don Carbo, Colpo rovente, 1969.

Change in the Wind (also known as Irish Whiskey Rebellion), Cinerama, 1972.

Al, Two-Minute Warning, Universal, 1976.

Cohen, A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, New World, 1977.

Jerry Norton, Hotshot (also known as El rey del futbol), International Film Marketing/Arista, 1987.

Inspector Wolinski, The Return of Superfly, Triton Pictures/Vidmark, 1990.

Warren Wajakawakawitz, The Stoned Age (also known as The Stoëned Age and Tack's Chicks), Trimark Pictures, 1994.

(Uncredited) Buddy Lupton (some sources cite surname as Lufkin), Get Shorty, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1995.

District attorney Frank Jacobi, Illegal in Blue, Orion, 1995.

The lieutenant, The Confidence Man, One World Media, 1996.

Tony, White Cargo (also known as Body Angels), Third Coast Entertainment, 1996.

Dylan Perry, Swimsuit: The Movie, All Channel Films, 1997.

Jack, Sr., Every Dog Has Its Day, Red Dog Films, 1997.

Television station manager, Most Wanted, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Uncle Hutchy, Spoiler, 1998.

Frankie, Black Leather Soles (short film), 2005.

Alan, The Trouble with Ross, Bedford Communications, 2006.

Mr. Santucci, Crazylove, PorchLight Entertainment, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

The Importance of Being Earnest, off-Broadway production, 1963.

The Hot L Baltimore, off-Broadway production, 1973.

George Schneider, Chapter Two, Imperial Theatre, New York City, beginning 1978, play also produced at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

Craig Blaisdell, Dead Wrong, Riverwest Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Phil, Be Happy for Me, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Andy Broude, Road Show, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Jack, Tea with Mommy and Jack, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Kenneth Hayes, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ, 1988–89.

Walter Gold, The Twilight of the Golds, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Sam Zilinsky, Mizlansky/Zilinsky, Geffen Playhouse, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000.

Alan George, The Waverly Gallery, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 2002.

Also appeared in Antony and Cleopatra and Elizabeth the Queen, both Broadway productions; and in Face to Face, Player's Theatre.

Stage Director:

Mango Mango, Lee Strasberg Creative Center Theatre, West Hollywood, CA, 2000.



King Lear (also known as The Plays of William ShakespeareKing Lear), Kultur, c. 1983.

Video Games:

Sylvio Donato, Voyeur II, 1996.



Entertainment Weekly, December 16, 1994, p. 83.

New Leader, November 15, 1993, p. 22.

TV Zone, August, 1997, pp. 18-22.

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