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  • Date of birth : 20/12/1963

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Joel Gretsch (1963)

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Joel James Gretsch is an American actor. His roles include Tom Baldwin on the USA Network series The 4400, the monstruous Capt./Maj./Col. Owen Crawford in the Steven Spielberg produced 2002 sci-fi miniseries Taken and Father Jack Landry on V.

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 early life
Gretsch was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota and grew up in Albany, Minnesota, the son of Russ and Barb. He has a sister, Jane, and a brother, Steve. Gretsch was raised Catholic.

 career
Gretsch studied acting at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis before moving to Los Angeles in 1989. His stage work includes roles in Molière's Tartuffe and John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.

He started his television work in the early 1990s, appearing in episodes of Married... with Children, Melrose Place and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. Since then he has appeared in episodes of JAG, Silk Stalkings, CSI: Miami, Burn Notice, and NCIS. More recently, he played a wealthy advertising executive and husband of a supermodel on an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also had two guest appearances on NBC's Journeyman, playing the father of protagonist Dan Vasser.

Gretsch has also had supporting roles in a number of films including playing Bobby Jones in The Legend of Bagger Vance , Minority Report , The Emperor's Club and National Treasure: Book of Secrets .

In 2008, Gretsch had a recurring role as Pete Raynor, Lindsay Boxer's love interest, on the TV series Women's Murder Club.

Gretsch has reunited with Scott Peters on his highly anticipated new series, a remake of V: The Series. Gretsch is playing a priest in the pilot episode who sees a "renaissance in faith" after the Visitors appear on Earth. He was a regular cast member on the series. The show was canceled in May 2011 after two seasons.

He had recently guest starred in the new Diablo Cody created Emmy Award nominated Showtime Comedy-Drama The United States of Tara in the 1st season's last two episodes.

 personal life
In 1999 Gretsch married former actress Melanie Shatner, daughter of William Shatner, with whom he has two daughters, Kaya and Willow.

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