Gregory Harrison’s four-decade career spans television, film and theater. He’s starred in over 40 movies-of-the-week, including Breaking the Silence, For Ladies Only, Robin Cook’s Mortal Fear, Murder at 75 Birch, the First Daughter trilogy for TBS and the record-setting Au Pair trilogy for ABC Family Channel. Harrison’s miniseries include: Centennial, Fresno, Nothing Lasts Forever and last year’s Maneater, on the Lifetime Channel. Television series include: Safe Harbor, New York News, Family Man, Falcon Crest, Logan’s Run and Trapper John, M.D.
Among many others, Harrison has had recurring roles on Sisters, Ed, Judging Amy, Strong Medicine, Joey, and is currently making regular appearances on One Tree Hill for the CW Network. He also recently guest-starred on CSI:NY and Hot in Cleveland with the ageless Betty White.
Harrison’s feature films include: It’s My Party, North Shore, Razorback, Running Wild, Air Bud II: Golden Receiver, Love ‘n Dancing (with Amy Smart and Billy Zane), and the recently-released Give ’em Hell, Malone (with Thomas Jane and Ving Rhames).
Debuting on Broadway in 1997 in Kander and Ebb’s Steel Pier, Harrison followed with the 2001 Broadway revival of the critically acclaimed Sondheim musical Follies, co-starring Blythe Danner and Treat Williams. More recently, Harrison played slick lawyer Billy Flynn in another Kander and Ebb musical Chicago, both on Broadway and in the national tour (72 cities).
His regional musical credits include: Of Thee I Sing, Paper Moon: The Musical, Festival, Guys and Dolls, and The Music Man. Dramatic theater roles include this year’s Surf Report at the La Jolla Playhouse, The Hasty Heart and Picnic (both taped for Showtime on Broadway), as well as Child’s Play, Top Secret: The Battle For The Pentagon Papers and the world theatrical premiere of Carnal Knowledge, at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Harrison has developed and produced more than two dozen movies-of-the-week under the aegis of Catalina Productions, the company he co-founded and named after his childhood island home. Catalina Productions also funded and operated the Coast Playhouse in Los Angeles from 1982-1993, during which time its 60 productions garnered more than one hundred LA Theater Awards. In 1993, Harrison was honored with the Ovation Award for “Outstanding Contribution to LA Theater.”
The father of four grown children (Emma, Lily, Kate and Quinn), Harrison and his beautiful wife Randi spend much of their free time on the Oregon coast. Harrison enjoys golf, but after 50 years of chasing waves around the world, surfing remains his number one passion.