George Gerdes stars as President Dwight Eisenhower in writer/director Christopher Munch’s forthcoming feature film The Eleventh Green. He also will be appearing on the new Stephen King TV series Castle Rock.
George’s recent television credits include Bosch, NCIS, and NCIS: LA. Other guest star roles include Lost, Dexter, True Blood, Bones, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, ER, and NYPD Blue.
Seinfeld fans remember him as the vigilante leader in its classic episode “The Bubble Boy.” Devotees of The X-Files know him as the fiery Southern preacher in “The Miracle Man.”
In the movies, George starred as the ferocious dog sledding Swede in Disney’s “Iron Will” and Brooklyn gangster in pursuit of Michael Keaton in “The Squeeze.”
His other films have included The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hidalgo, Single White Female, and Amistad.
As a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s drama department, George has done everything from Shakespeare to Beckett.
He was in the original Broadway cast of A Few Good Men and starred in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love.
Regional theater credits include Actors Theater of Louisville, New Haven’s Long Wharf, The Alliance Theater of Atlanta, The Old Globe in San Diego, and The Kennedy Center.
George is also a singer/songwriter with two United Artists albums to his credit: Obituary and Son of Obituary. Those recordings created a cult of Gerdes fans that included Peter Sellers and John Belushi.
Joni Mitchell once pronounced George’s “Say So What Else is New?” as “The happiest sad song I’ve ever heard.”