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Jon Gries


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Birth Name: Jon Gries
Born: 06/16/1957
Birth Place: Glendale, California, USA

Born in Glendale, CA in 1957, Gries grew up in the film industry; his father, Tom, was a well-known director with two primetime Emmy wins, and his mother, Mary, had appeared in numerous Westerns and cop dramas during the 1950s and '60s. Nepotism reared its head early on when Jon appeared alongside Charlton Heston in "Will Penny," his father's best-known work. Several years later the elder Gries came calling again, this time casting Jon as falsely accused caretaker William Garretson in "Helter Skelter," a made-for-TV account of the chilling Manson Family murders. Gries worked steadily until he found minor success in the '80s: he portrayed Lazlo Hollywood in the Val Kilmer film "Real Genius" a... Continue Bio >>


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