James Gleason





9/30/1952 , New York, New York

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James Gleason is an actor born September 30, 1952 in New York City. His acting career began in 1977 with a role in The World's Greatest Lover, and since then he has accumulated a long string of television and movie credits. In his early career he performed in television series such as Trapper John, M.D. (1979), Charlie's Angels (1980) and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (1990), playing both series regulars and guest star roles. He also played Dr. Appollinaire in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1992. More recently he has appeared in shows such as ER (2006) and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). Gleason has done a great deal of stage work and created the role of Charlie Brown in the original musical production of Snoopy. He is a radio and voice actor, providing voiceovers to animated shows such as Invader Zim (2001). In 2011 Gleason created a one-person play about his Vietnam experiences called Actor Under Fire in which he details his ambivalence about enlisting and how he ended up touring in Star Spangled Girl performing for soldiers. James is married, with two children, and lives in Los Angeles.