Van Gorkum, Harry

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Van GORKUM, Harry


Born in England. Education: Attended Lancaster University.


Agent—Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Manager—Lesher Entertainment, 800 South Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035–1606.


Actor. Appeared on stage in England; toured the United States with Young Shakespeare Company; appeared in commercials. Also worked as a journalist.

Awards, Honors:

Video Premiere Award, DVD Exclusive awards, best supporting actor, 2001, for Dragonheart: A New Beginning.


Film Appearances:

Master of ceremonies, Batman & Robin, Warner Bros., 1997.

Jones, Hamilton, Buena Vista, 1998.

Alan Morrisey, Deep Core (also known as Deep Core 2000), Paramount/New City Releasing, 2000.

Forge, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Buena Vista, 2000.

Lord Osric of Crossley, Dragonheart: A New Beginning, 2000.

Puzzles Levy, Face the Music, Winding Road Entertainment, 2000.

Psychic guru, One Night at McCool's, USA Films, 2001.

Kip Barrett, Avenging Angelo, Warner Bros., 2002.

Carrier reporter, Tears of the Sun, Columbia, 2003.

Double agent, Agent Cody Banks (also known as L'agent Cody Banks), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 2003.

First Scruples producer, Break a Leg, Catchlight Films, 2003.

Jerome Van Aiken, The Foreigner, TriStar, 2003.

Television Appearances; Series:

Vincente Morella, Brush Strokes, BBC, 1986–91.

Recurring role, Growing Rich, Anglia Television, 1992.

Freddy, First Time Out (also known as The Jackie Guerra Show), The WB, 1995.

Ralph, Damian Cromwell's Postcards from America, beginning 1997.

William "Bill" Fearing, The Fearing Mind, Fox Family Channel, 2000, also broadcast on BookTV (Canada).

Appeared in Cold Feet and Families, both Granada Television.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Crowley, Under Pressure (also known as The Cruel Deep and Escape under Pressure), HBO, 2000.

Roger, Firetrap, HBO, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mungo, "The Not So Lone Ranger," Boon, Central Television, 1989.

Gregg Finley, "A Fish Called Gregg," Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995.

Craig, "The Wig Master," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996.

Nigel Sheffield, "An Affair to Dismember," The Nanny, CBS, 1996.

Nigel Sheffield, "A Pup in Paris," The Nanny, CBS, 1996.

Ted McCarthy, "Attraction," The Sentinel, UPN, 1996.

Lorcan Barnes, "Trinity," JAG, CBS, 1997.

Alan, "Veronica's Blackout," Veronica's Closet, NBC, 1998.

Nigel Brinkman, "Indy Show," The Pretender, NBC, 1998.

Nigel Sheffield, "The Best Man," The Nanny, CBS, 1998.

Alex Crow, "Get Bananas," Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1999.

Durkani, "The Visitors from Down the Street," Crusade, TNT, 1999.

Lord Braxton, "My Fair Hoodlums," Viper, syndicated, 1999.

Simon, "An Axe to Grind," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1999.

Porcelain Paul, "Tea and a Total Lack of Sympathy," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000.

Hugh, "Eve's Date with Schwartz's Destiny," Inside Schwartz, NBC, 2001.

Hugh, "Play–Action Fake Boyfriend," Inside Schwartz, NBC, 2001.

Hugh, "Roommates," Inside Schwartz, NBC, 2001.

Don, "The One Where Joey Tells Rachel," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Kurzon, "The Three Faces of Phoebe," Charmed, The WB, 2002.

Lieutenant Whitehall, "Friendly Fire," JAG, CBS, 2003.

Michael Barrett, "I'm Not with Her," I'm with Her, ABC, 2004.

Appeared in Babes in the Wood, Carlton Television; and The Big Easy, USA Network. Appeared as Malcolm in "Vision Quest," an unaired episode of The Tony Danza Show, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Manager, Temporarily Yours, CBS, 1997.

The Bad Girl's Guide, UPN, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Appeared in a lead role in Touch of Love, BBC.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Being at Home with Claude, Vaudeville Theatre, London; Macbeth and Much Ado about Nothing, both London productions; Peter Pan, Theatre Clwyd, Wales; Road and She Stoops to Conquer, both Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, England; and Woyzeck, Cracked Mirror Company.

Major Tours:

Appeared in touring productions of Macbeth and Much Ado about Nothing, both U.S. cities.


Video Games:

Voices of Jimbo, Flores, and Steele, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Tigon Studios, 2004.



Harry Van Gorkum Official Site,, November 20, 2004.

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