Gregg Lee Henry, born May 6, 1952, is a 66-year-old American actor. He is known for his roles in The Hunt for the BTK Killer, Body Double and Payback.

On Glee, he guest-starred as Russel Fabray.

Personal Life

Henry was born in Lakewood, Colorado.[1] He attended University of Washington in Seattle, and is married to the American theatre director Lisa James.[1] They reside in Los Angeles, California.[2]


Henry made his debut in the television mini-series, Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II, in 1976. He appeared in Scarface in 1983, Body Double in 1984, Payback in 1999, The Hunt for the BTK Killer in 2005, and many others. Henry was announced to have been casted in Guardians of the Galaxy in August 2013, he wrapped his filming on September 4.[3]

He had recurring roles on Gilmore Girls for two years till 2007, on Hung for four years till 2011, on Scandal since 2012, and on Murder, She Wrote for six years between 1985 and 1996, and Matlock for three years between 1987 and 1995. Henry was also on The Riches till its cancellation in 2008, on Eyes for two years till 2007, on 24 in 2003, on Family Law for two years till 2001, and many others.

Henry was in the Broadway productions, "The Joy Going of Somewhere" in 1997,[4] "The Water Children" in 1998,[5] "Mad Forrest",[6] and "The Education of Randy Newman" in 2000.[7] He was frequently appeared in the Broadway play, "Little Egypt – A Musical", in 2006, which also wrote music and lyrics.[1]

Henry has three albums, "Gregg Lee Henry", "Gregg Lee Henry II" in 2003, and "You the One."

He has thirteen Drama Logue Awards, an L.A. Weekly Award, and an Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his stage work.


Year Title Role Notes
1976 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II Wesley Jordache 1976 - 1977 (21 episodes)
1978 Pearl Lt. (j.g.) Doug North ("Episode #1.1 ", Episode #1.2", "Episode #1.3")
Murder at the Mardi Gras Randy Brian TV movie
Mean Dog Blues Paul Ramsey
Loose Change Hank Okrun
1979 Dummy Assistant D.A. Smith TV movie
Hot Rod Brian Edison TV movie
1980 The Yeagers Kyle Yeager ("Only the Strong Survive")
1981 Just Before Dawn Warren
1982 The Blue and the Gray Lester Bedell ("Part 1", "Part 2", "Part 3")
Voyagers! Teddy Roosevelt ("Bully and Billy")
1983 'Scarface Charles Goodson uncredited
Women of San Quentin Williams TV movie
Funny Money Ben Turtle
Tucker's Witch Ronald Whitewood ("Formula for Revenge")
The Love Boat Gregory Steven Leonard ("I Like to Be in America/He Ain't Heavy/Abby's Maiden Voyage")
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers John Heflin ("The Rescue")
1984 Body Double Sam Bouchard
Airwolf Robert Villers ("The Hunted")
Remington Steele Charlie Thomas ("Lofty Steele")
Boys in Blue Officer Jeff Martin TV movie
Down to Earth Mark Minnix ("Selling the House")
Simon & Simon Bryan Gatewood ("John Doe")
1985 Our Family Honor Mickey Sheridan ("Pilot")
Moonlighting Paul McCain ("The Next Murder You Hear")
Deadly Nightmares Jack Rhodes ("Videodate")
Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) Sheriff Lynn Childs/Mark Reisner/Lars Anderson 1985 - 1996 (7 episodes)
1986 The Patriot Lieutenant Matt Ryder
The Last of Philip Banter Robert Prescott
Hardcastle and McCormick Tommy Kitchens ("Poker Night")
1987 Magnum, P.I. William Keyes ("Forever in Time")
Bates Motel Tom Fuller TV movie
Designing Women Jack Dent ("Grand Slam, Thank You Ma'am")
Stingray Wyatt Wilson ("Bring Me the Hand That Hit Me")
Matlock Captain Bill Campbell/John Robinson/Nick Beloit 1987 - 1995 ("The Court-Martial: Part 1", "The Court-Martial: Part 2", "The D.A.", "The Scam")
1988 Police Story: The Watch Commander Off. Don Carpenter TV movie
Fair Game Gene
A Stoning in Fulham County Sheriff Woodman TV movie
Cagney & Lacey Jonathan Morton ("A Fair Shake: Part 1")
Falcon Crest Thom Dower ("Telling Tales", "As Tears Go By")
Werewolf Officer Ritter/Greg, the Newscaster ("Nightmare in Blue")
L.A. Law Robert Cullen/Samuel Barkwell 1988 - 1994 ("The Son Also Rises", "To Live and Diet in L.A.", "Cold Cuts")
1989 Hardball Roy Portman ("Trying to Make a Living, and Doing the Best That I Can")
Jake and the Fatman Jackson Wilder ("It All Depends on You")
The Final Days John Dean TV movie
The Gifted One Jack TV movie
I Know My First Name Is Steven Officer Kean TV movie
1990 WIOU Frank ("Appearances")
Dark Avenger Dr. Colin Tremaine
Guns of Paradise Jeremy Hill ("Avenging Angel")
1991 The Torkelsons Randall Torkelson 1991 - 1992 ("Men Don't Leave", "The Long Goodbye")
The Rape of Doctor Willis District Attorney TV movie
White Lie David Lester TV movie
Fever Dexter TV movie
The Great Pretender Wilson Leer TV movie
Don't Touch My Daughter Hal Lawrence TV movie
1992 Reasonable Doubts Weldon Lewis 1992 - 1993 (5 episodes)
Civil Wars Gordon Dallek ("Oboe Phobia")
Raising Cain Lt. Terri
1993 Staying Afloat Ed Smith TV movie
Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story Det. Don Brooks TV movie
When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn Joe Banister TV movie
The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Tony Harper TV movie
In the Heat of the Night George Deschamps ("The Leftover Man: Part 1", "The Leftover Man: Part 2")
Kiss of a Killer Richard TV movie
1994 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor John Orlando TV movie
Working Stiffs Donnie short
M.A.N.T.I.S. Kyle C. Delance ("Tango Blue")
The Substitute Wife Joe uncredited and TV movie
Walker, Texas Ranger Reid Stedler ("Stolen Lullaby")
1995 Strange Luck Mysterious Surgeon ("The Liver Wild")
JAG Captain Reed ("Desert Son")
Sharon's Secret McGregor TV movie
Bodily Harm J.D. Prejon
1996 Moloney ("All the King's Horses")
The Pretender Peter Morgan ("Curious Jarod")
Viper Kirby Dietz ('MIG-89")
My Son Is Innocent Paediatrician TV movie
Malibu Shores Jack Walker ("The Lie")
Chicago Hope Board Member ("Right to Life", "Women on the Verge")
Terminal Brian O'Grady TV movie
1997 Michael Hayes ("Retribution")
Tidal Wave: No Escape Edgar Purcell TV movie
EZ Streets Carl/Carl Eiling (5 episodes)
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection Gallatin
Vengeance Unlimited Edward Pike ("Cruel and Unusual ")
1999 Star Trek: Hidden Evil Gal'na voice and video game
The Big Brass Ring Billy
Payback Val Resnick
Family Law Michael Holt 1999 - 2001 (7 episodes )
2000 Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family Henry Crowe ("Absolution")
2001 Boston Public Detective McGill 2001 - 2002 ("Chapter Nine", "Chapter Thirty-Five")
Layover Jack Gillardo
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Special Agent Rick Culpepper ("The Strip Strangler")
Southlander: Diary of a Desperate Musician Lane Windbird
2002 The Agency Senator Bowden ("Heartless")
Boomtown Robert Colson ("The Squeeze")
Firefly Sheriff Bourne ("The Train Job")
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Robert Gant/Clark
Femme Fatale Shiff
2003 Sin Conrad
The Lyon's Den A.U.S.A. ("Blood", "Separation Anxiety")
Purgatory Flats Dean Mecklin
Windfall Bill Trask TV movie
24 Jonathan Wallace (4 episodes)
Judging Amy Morgan Simmons ("Wild Card")
Star Trek: Enterprise Zho'Kaan ("Dawn")
2004 Sleep Easy, Hutch Rimes Cotton Proudfit
The Handler Griffin Klein ("Acts of Congress")
2005 Gilmore Girls Mitchum Huntzberger 2005 - 2007 (9 episodes)
Eyes Clay Burgess 2005 - 2007 (7 episodes)
The Hunt for the BTK Killer Dennis Rader TV movie
Silent Partner Ambassador Lafontaine
Heartless Lt. Russ Carter TV movie
2006 The Black Dahlia Pete Lukins
United 93 Col. Robert Marr
Slither Jack MacReady
CSI: Miami Roger Cavanaugh/William Preston 2006 - 2010 ("Death Eminent", "Blood Sugar")
2007 The Riches Hugh Panetta 2007- 2008 (20 episodes)
2008 Sparky & Mikaela Mikaela's Dad ("Pilot")
The Mentalist Cal Trask ("Red-Handed")
ER Officer Mark Downey ("Haunted")
2009 Glee Russel Fabray ("Ballad")
Castle Winston Wellesley ("Kill the Messenger")
Numb3rs Pete Fox ("Friendly Fire")
Dark Blue Jimmy Boyd ("Guns, Strippers and Wives")
Dollhouse William Bashford ("Haunted")
The Beast Frank Oland/Mike Parks ("Hothead")
Hung Mike 2009 - 2011 (25 episodes)
2010 Medium Coach Swanson ("Talk to the Hand")
Super Detective John Felkner
The Good Guys Wayne Young ("$3.52")
Three Rivers Lester Dimes ("Case Histories")
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Gracie ("The Time Warp")
2011 Burn Notice Ian Covey ("Acceptable Loss")
Mr. Sunshine Chuck Ferguson ("Family business")
The Reunion Wills
Isolation Dr. Lawrence Moore
Chaos Kurt Neimeyer ("Glory Days")
Harry's Law Mitchell Eaves ("With Friends Like These")
Breakout Kings Richard Wendell 2011 - 2012 ("There Are Rules, "Served Cold")
2012 Scandal Hollis Doyle 2012 - (16 episodes)
Bunheads Rico 2012 - 2013 (4 episodes)
Leverage Trent Hazlit ("The Toy Job")
Buried Treasure Jerry short
White Collar Henry Dobbs ("Wanted", "Most Wanted")
Lollipop Chainsaw Dad voice and video game
Any Day Now Lambert
Unfair and Imbalanced Jim Moran TV movie
NCIS: Los Angeles Alex Harris ("Blye, K.", "Blye, K., Part 2")
2013 The Killing Carl Reddick 2013 - 2014 (16 episodes)
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Grandpa
The Following Dr. Arthur Strauss 2014 - ("The Messenger", "Teacher's Pet" and "Reunion")
Lizzie Borden Took an Ax Hosea Knowlton Lifetime Movie
Hell on Wheels Brigham Young ("Life's a Mystery", "Under Color of Law", "Return to Hell" and "Futher West")




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