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Spalding Gray

Actor / Novelist / Screenwriter / Writer / Pornographic Film Actor | * 06/05/1941 († 62, 01/10/2004) | Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Spalding Gray (June 5, 1941 – January 11, 2004) was an American actor and writer. He is best known for the autobiographical monologues that he wrote and performed for the theater in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as for his film adaptations of these works, beginning in 1987. He wrote and starred in several, working with different directors. Theater critics John Willis and Ben Hodges described his monologue work as "trenchant, personal narratives delivered on sparse, unadorned sets with a dry, WASP, quiet mania." Gray achieved renown for his monologue Swimming to Cambodia, which he adapted as a 1987 film in which he starred; it was directed by Jonathan Demme. Other of his monologues which Gray adapted for film were Monster in a Box (1991), directed by Nick Broomfield, and Gray's Anatomy (1996), directed by Steven Soderbergh. Gray is believed to have died by suicide by jumping into New York City's East River in January 2004, when he was found drowned, after struggling with depression and severe injuries following a car accident. Stev... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Spalding Gray

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship National Book Award

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Movies with Spalding Gray as Actor(39)

as Himself (archive footage)2010 And Everything Is Going Fine
as Scooter McCrae2002 Revolution #9
as Prof. Jackson2001 How High
as Dr. Geisler2001 Kate & Leopold
as Alfred1997 Bliss
as Louis1997 Drunks
as himself1996 Gray's Anatomy
as Simon Veatch1996 Diabolique
as Jeremy Watt1995 Beyond Rangoon
as Jack's Dad1995 Glory Daze
as Walter Curl1995 Bad Company
as Paul Bladden1994 The Paper
as Doctor1993 The Pickle
as Mr. Mungo1993 King of the Hill
as Sayre1993 Zelda
as Priest1993 Twenty Bucks
as Dr. Erdman1992 Straight Talk
as himself1992 Monster in a Box
as Frank Goodrich1990 The Image
as himself1989 Heavy Petting
as Stage Manager1989 Our Town
as Peter Epstein1988 Clara's Heart
as Reverend T.J. Cardew1988 Stars & Bars
as Dr. Richard Milstein1988 Beaches
as himself1987 Swimming to Cambodia
as Talk show host1986 What You Mean We?
as Earl Culver1986 True Stories
as Travel Agent1985 Almost You
as Dr. Rodney1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven
as Terry Norfolk1985 Hard Choices
as United States consul1984 The Killing Fields
as Voice on answering machine (voice)1983 Variety
as Penny's Client with Beard (uncredited)1978 Maraschino Cherry
as Radical1970 Love-In '72

TV Shows/Series with Spalding Gray as Actor(3)

Movies with Spalding Gray as Crew(4)

Writing/Writer1996 Gray's Anatomy
Writing/Writer1992 Monster in a Box
Writing/Writer1987 Swimming to Cambodia

Born: Thursday, 06/05 1941 (June) in Providence
Died: Saturday, 01/10 2004 (January) in New York City (aged: 62)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Educated at: Emerson College
Spalding Gray frequently works together with these people:
Andy Samberg (29x, Actor)
Bill Hader (22x, Actor)
Maya Rudolph (11x, Actress)
Bobby Moynihan (6x, Actor)
Laurie Anderson (6x, Actress)
Nasim Pedrad (6x, Actress)
David Byrne (6x, Actor)
Alec Baldwin (5x, Actor)
Scarlett Johansson (5x, Actress)
Tom Hanks (5x, Actor)
Molly Shannon (5x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:62355, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 05/27/2020