Gerrit Graham is an American actor and musician from New York City. Born on November 27th, 1949, Graham began acting in 1968. At the time, he was a student at Manhattan's Columbia University; however, he eventually withdrew to dedicate all of his energy to furthering his film career. Graham's most notable film appearances include "Used Cars," "Home Movies," "Greetings" and "Hi, Mom." He has also appeared on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager." His commanding vocal presence also puts him in demand as a voice actor, although Gerrit devotes the majority of his time to films and music. As a songwriter, he is a frequent collaborator with Rat Dog and the Grateful Dead. Graham's gift for writing lyrics is showcased on albums such as the Grateful Dead's "Built to Last," "Without a Net" and "View From the Vault." His songs have also appeared on the albums "Evening Moods" and "Live At Roseland."