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Gil Bellows

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Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Birthday: June 28, 1967, Cancer

Profession: Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Was a founding member of the Seraphim Theater Company in New York, and acted in their off-Broadway production of True West.
  • Made his movie debut in The First Season (1988), which was produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
  • Made his TV debut in a 1991 episode of Law & Order.
  • His role of Tommy Williams in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) was originally meant for Brad Pitt.
  • Nominated for a Gemini Award for his performance in the 2005 miniseries Terminal City.
  • Executive produced the HBO biopic Temple Grandin, which was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards and three Golden Globes.

Awards

  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Winner

Relationships

  • Rya Kihlstedt — Wife
  • Ava Emmanuelle Bellows — Daughter
  • Giovanni Bellows — Son

College

  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles, CA