Gregory Harrison (Actor) as Gonzo - Trapper John M.D.
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Updated: 10/11/2007

Name: Gregory Harrison

Born: May 31, 1950 in Avalon, Catalina Island, California

Claim To Fame: Well Gregory got his big break playing Gonzo on 'Trapper John M.D.' but he also is fairly well-known for his role in 'Falcon Crest'.

Family Life: Randi Oakes (1981 - present) 4 children Has 3 daughters and an adopted son (Emma, Lily, Kate, Quinn).

Info: Gregory has battled cocaine addiction and faced many other problems, but he has emerged victorious with his wife, Randi at his side. The two are happier than ever and have four children.

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Trivia: Gregory was discovered on the musical theater stage and returns there now and again.

Never saw snow until he was 19 years old.

While working as a doorman at a nightclub, he met Jason Robards who offered him encouragement to become an actor. He quit his job and moved to L.A. immediately afterward.

Gregory served two years as a medic in the Army. Received an honorable discharge in 1971 from the Army as a non-religious conscientious objector.

He is also one of the original members of the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit environmental organization that works to protect the coast that was founded in 1984. Harrison is an avid surfer. He claims to have ridden the waves of every surfable ocean on almost every continent in the world.

He also enjoys swimming, kayaking and is an avid golfer.

Wife Randi Oakes is also an actress who played the character "Officer Bonnie Clark" on the TV series "CHiPs" (1977).

First big break came in 1976, when he was cast in a guest-star role in the CBS series "M*A*S*H".

Took up the guitar while he was in the Army and also started composing songs.

His over 25-year marriage to former model/actress Randi Oakes managed to survive Greg's early personal battles with alcohol and cocaine.

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Where Are They Now: He's still a busy actor. He has a couple of movies coming out in the next few months and starting October 17 2007 Gregory will be on tour for one month doing a radio play called "TOP SECRET - The Battle For The Pentagon Papers". The cast will be reading the play as if doing it for radio but it will be live and in front of mostly University audiences. His tour schedule is below.

Oct. 17-18, 2007 Hampton, VA
American Theatre 2 public performances

Oct. 20-21, 2007 Collegeville, MN
St. John's University, Humphrey Theatre 3 public performances

Oct. 24, 2007 Oxford, OH
Miami University, Hall Auditorium 1 public performance

Oct. 27-28, 2007 Stanford, CA
Standford University, Dinkeispiel Auditorium 2 public performances

Oct. 30, 2007 Davis, CA
University of California Davis
Mondavi Center 1 public performance

Nov. 2, 2007 Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska, Lied Center 1 public performance

Nov. 4, 2007 Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale Center for the Arts 1 public performance

Nov. 6, 2007 Tucson, AZ
Fox Theatre 1 public performance

Nov. 8, 2007 Fayetteville, AR
Walton Arts Center 2 public performances

Nov. 10-12, 2007 Omaha, NE
Omaha Performing Arts Center 4 public performances 1 school matinee

He also Played the role of slick lawyer Billy Flynn in the NY production of "Chicago" on and off between the years 2003 and 2006.

Write To Gregory Harrison:
Gregory Harrison
c/o Staff Member
Stone Manners Talent & Literary (LA)
6500 Wilshire Blvd #550
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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