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Houston, Gary


Married Hedda Lubin, December 30, 2004.


Actor, writer, and director. Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, worked as writer and member of editorial staff; Columbia College, Chicago, former acting teacher.


Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) The Lion Roars Again (documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1975.

Nazi, The Blues Brothers, Universal, 1980.

(Uncredited) Drunk in the park, My Bodyguard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Salesman, Class, Orion, 1983.

Patrovita thug, Raw Deal (also known as Triple Identity), DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Ross Farmer, Major League, Paramount, 1989.

Sportscaster, Robot Jox, Triumph Films, 1990.

(Uncredited) Ray Foster, A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992.

Government agent in bar, Hoffa, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Ross, L'amico d'infanzia (also known as The Childhood Friend), Duea Film, 1994.

Irate customer, Fargo, Gramercy, 1996.

(Uncredited) Mr. X, Night of the Lawyers, Film Police, 1997.

Coroner, Portmortem (short film), AtomFilms, 1999.

Priest, Under the Bus, Atom Bomb Productions, 2000.

Professor, Love 101, New Concorde Home Entertainment, 2000.

Richard Mennis, Brat 2 (also known as Brother II, On the Way Home), Kinokompaniya CTB, 2000.

Mr. Christian, No Tomorrow (also known as Bludgeoned), Dead Alive Productions, 2002.

Jerry, Uncle Nino, Lange Film Releasing, 2003.

Priest, The King of the Tango (short film), Philka, 2004.

Professor Barrow, Proof, Miramax, 2005.

Dr. Livingston, The Astronaut Farmer, Warner Bros., 2006.

Vietnam veteran, Tapioca, Open Road Productions, 2007.

Marty Harrigan, The Express, Universal, 2008.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sadistic orderly, The Children Nobody Wanted, CBS, 1981.

(Uncredited) Perry, The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck (also known as Act of Passion), CBS, 1984.

Student advisor, The Roommate, 1985.

Hostile reporter, Dillinger, ABC, 1991.

Leonard Kapskin, Two Fathers: Justice for the Innocent, NBC, 1994.

Adam Waldman, Leverage, TNT, 2008.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Judge Albertson, Gabriel's Fire, ABC, 1990.

Mr. Ferguson, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fox, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Detective Jenks, "Dutton's Law," Chicago Story, NBC, 1982.

Dr. Krell, "All's Well that Ends," E/R, CBS, 1984.

Sanders, "Terror," Lady Blue, ABC, 1985.

Second deputy, "The St. Louis Book of Blues," Crime Story, NBC, 1986.

Harry Guzik, "Pagano's Folly," The Untouchables, syndicated, 1993.

Cop, "Christmas," Early Edition, CBS, 1996.

Cop, "The Wall: Part 1," Early Edition, CBS, 1997.

Gregor Antonovich, "Occasionally Amber," Early Edition, CBS, 2000.

Second "suit", "Tonight," Prison Break (also known as Prison Break: Manhunt and Prison Break: On the Run), Fox, 2006.

Second "suit", "Go," Prison Break (also known as Prison Break: Manhunt and Prison Break: On the Run), Fox, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Roger, Grease (musical), Kingston Mines Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 1971.

Nelson Algren, Nelson and Simone, Live Bait Theatre, Chicago, 2000.

Prospero, The Tempest, European Repertory Company, Chicago, 2001.

Dad, Bedbound, Sage Theatre Group, Summer Festival of Contemporary Irish Plays, Taos, NM, 2002.

Robert S. Strauss, Voice of Good Hope, Boars Head Theatre, Lansing, MI, c. 2007.

Stage Director:

Kaspar, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1977.

Our Late Night, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Highland Park, IL, 1977.


Stage Plays:

Mighty Aphrodite, 1974.

Also wrote a play titled E/R (Emergency Room).


The pilot for the 1984 CBS television series E/R was based on Houston's stage play of the same title.



Time, August 7, 2000, p. 99.

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