Zien, Chip 1947–

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ZIEN, Chip 1947


Born March 20, 1947, in Milwaukee, WI. Education: Attended the University of Pennsylvania.

Addresses: Agent The Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor.

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

Awards, Honors: Drama Desk Award nomination, 1983, for Isn't It Romantic?; Drama Desk Award nomination, c. 1998, for A New Brain.


Stage Appearances:

Allen, second lieutenant, and Puerto Rican, Kaddish, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Finch, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Letch, Smile, Smile, Smile, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1973.

Imari, Ride the Winds, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Understudy for various roles, All over Town, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Louis "Squint" Polaski, Dear Mr. G, Roundabout Stage Two Theatre, New York City, 19751976.

Tuscaloosa's Calling Me ... but I'm Not Going! (revue), Top of the Gate Theatre, 19751976.

Bob, Split, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Victor Victorovich, The Suicide, American National Theatre and Academy Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Mendel, March of the Falsettos, Playwrights' Horizons, then Westside Arts Theatre, both New York City, 1981.

Real Life Funnies, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1981.

Marty Sterling, Isn't It Romantic?, Playwrights' Horizons, 1983, then Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Diamonds, Circle in the Square Theatre Downtown, New York City, 19841985.

Baker, Into the Woods, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, then Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 19871989.

Otto Kringelein (the bookkeeper), Grand Hotel, Martin Beck Theatre, 19891992.

Mendel, Falsettoland, Playwrights' Horizons, New York City, 1990.

Mendel, Falsettos, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 19921993.

Matt Abelman, An Imaginary Life, Playwrights' Horizons, 1993.

Mendel, Falsettos, Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 19931994.

Treasure Cooley, Anyone Can Whistle, Carnegie Hall, New York City, 1995.

Baker, Into the Woods (benefit performance), Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Mr. Bungee, A New Brain, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Anonymous, McGinn/Cazale Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Gimme a Break, The Culture Project45 Bleecker, New York City, 2001.

Dromio of Ephesus, The Boys from Syracuse, Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Death in Ashtabula (solo show), Lincoln Center, New York City, 2002.

Falsettos, Playwrights' Horizons, New York City, 2003.

"Falsettos," The Play's the Thing Series, Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, 2003.

Appeared as Charlie, Merrily We Roll Along, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, CA; in El Grande de Coca Cola, Hot l Baltimore, In Trousers, and You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, all offBroadway productions; appeared in Moonchildren.

Film Appearances:

Reporter, The Rose, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1979.

Man in disco, So Fine, Warner Bros., 1981.

Dr. Herman, Grace Quigley (also known as The Ultimate Solution of Grace Quigley ), MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists/Cannon, 1984.

EatMyDustEddie, The House of God, United Artists, 1984.

Voice of title role (with others), Howard the Duck (also known as Howard: A New Breed of Hero ), Universal, 1986.

Reporter number four, Hello Again, Buena Vista, 1987.

Franklin P. Adams, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (also known as Mrs. Parker and the Round Table ), Fine Line/Miramax, 1994.

Voice, Die Schelme von Schelm (also known as Aaron's Magic Village, The Real Shlemiel, and Le monde est un grand chelm ), Columbia/TriStar, 1997.

Chief of staff, The Siege (also known as Against All Enemies and Martial Law ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Mickey Alter, Snake Eyes, Paramount, 1998.

Andy Wojeckowski, Breakfast of Champions, Buena Vista, 1999.

Harry Lieberman, Brooklyn Thrill Killers (short film), 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jason Stoller, Love, Sydney, NBC, 19811983.

C. J. Wilcox, Reggie, ABC, 1983.

Bert Luna, Shell Game, CBS, 1987.

Robert Grossman, All My Children, ABC, 1994.

Gary Karp, Almost Perfect, CBS, 19951996.

Donald Steele, All My Children, ABC, 19992003.

Sammy Klein, Deadline, NBC, 20002001.

Announcer, The Caroline Rhea Show, ABC Family, 20022003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Dr. Alan Katz, Quiet Killer (also known as Black Death and Panic in the City ), CBS, 1992.

Assistant district attorney Douglas Trayne, Cagney and Lacey: The View through the Glass Ceiling, CBS, 1995.

Assistant district attorney Douglas Trayne, Cagney and Lacey: True Convictions, CBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jake, "Oh, Boy! Babies," NBC Special Treat, NBC, 1983.

Baker, "Into the Woods," American Playhouse, PBS, 1991.

"A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim," A&E Stage, Arts and Entertainment, 1995.

Bachelor number one, Pulp Comics: Caroline Rhea, Comedy Central, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Love and the Generation Gap," Love, American Style, ABC, 1973.

Davey, "The Grudge," CHiPs, NBC, 1978.

Daniel Thorpe, Ryan's Hope (multiple episodes), ABC, 1981.

Jeff Robbins, "The Peterson Principle," Cheers, NBC, 1986.

Mr. Jenkins, "Cupcake in a Cage," Newhart, CBS, 1989.

Dr. Verney, "PostOp," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

Mr. Green, "Night and Fog," Law and Order, NBC, 1992.

Assistant district attorney Bob Sears, The Wright Verdicts, CBS, 1995.

Assistant district attorney Fred Keller, The Wright Verdicts, CBS, 1995.

Bippy the clown, "Oedipus Wrecks," Wings, NBC, 1996.

Barry, High Incident, ABC, 1996.

"Ambition in the Blood," Profiler, NBC, 1997.

Lawyer, As the World Turns, CBS, 1998.

Aiden Heath, Guiding Light, CBS, 1999.

Gerald Misenbach, "By the Light of the Moon," Now and Again, CBS, 1999.

Gerald Misenbach, "Nothing to Fear, but Nothing to Fear," Now and Again, CBS, 1999.

Gerald Misenbach, "On the Town," Now and Again, CBS, 1999.

Gerald Misenbach, "Origins," Now and Again, CBS, 1999.

Max, "One for the Books," Cosby, CBS, 1999.

Dr. Ken Baker, "Gray vs. Gray," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Troy Wolfe, "Meet the Wolfes (a.k.a. Neighbors)," Madigan Men, ABC, 2000.

Attorney Stephen Cromwell, "All My Children," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.

Larry Big, "Area 69," Son of the Beach, USA Network, 2001.

Attorney Stephen Cromwell, "Missing," Law & Order, NBC, 2002.

Lawyer, "Coming of Rage," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI ), CBS, 2003.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Lieutenant Eddy Almont, Heck's Angels, CBS, 1976.

Josh, Off Campus, CBS, 1977.

Marv Scheiner, Out There, ABC, 1997.

Sammy Klein, Deadline, NBC, 2000.


Stage Plays:

Death in Ashtabula (solo show), Lincoln Center, New York City, 2002.