Gil Gerard

as General Walter North in the movie Beyond

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Real name is Gilbert C. Gerard
Was born at 23 January 1943 (now is 76 years old) in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Gilbert "Gil" Gerard was born on January 23, 1943 in Little Rock,Arkansas, and did a good deal of acting in high school. He attended theUniversity of Arkansas but dropped out before graduation. He landed ajob as an industrial chemist. He became regional manager of a largechemical company, headed by (1967-1971) Arkansas Governor "Win"'Winthrop Rockefeller' .

After a few years, Gil's employers saidthey would name him the firm's vice-president if he pursued hismaster's degree. Gil resigned rather than tell everyone he did not havea college diploma. He moved to New York where he studied drama by dayand drove a cab at night. By chance, Gil picked up a fare who showed alively interest in the problems of unknown, unemployed actors. Beforethat passenger left the cab, he told Gil to report in a few days to theset of Love Story (1970) , which was being filmed on location inNew York City.

When Gil arrived on the "Love Story" set, he was hiredas an extra. Later that day, he was singled out for a "bit" role, whicheventually wound up on the cutting room floor, but Gil now had hisfirst professional credit. During the next few years, Gil did most of his acting in televisioncommercials, some four hundred of them, including a stint as spokesmanfor the Ford Motor Company. Then came a leading role in the daytimesoap opera "The Doctors" (1963) . He formed his own productioncompany in partnership with a writer-producer, co-authored a screenplaycalled Hooch (1977) and filmed it as a starring vehicle forhimself.

With "Hooch" completed, he was summoned to California toco-star with 'Yvette Mimieux' in Ransom for Alice! (1977) (TV) and to play 'Lee Grant (I)' 'syouthful lover in Universal's Airport '77 (1977) . A guest shoton "Little House on the Prairie" (1974) impressed producer-star'Michael Landon (I)' , who cast him in the leading role in anambitious television movie, Killing Stone (1978) (TV) . He signedfor his best known role as Captain Buck Rogers in the television series "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979) . .

There is some small facts about Gil Gerard:
  • Good friends with fellow Arkansas native and former US President 'Bill Clinton (I)' . They have known each other for nearly 30 years.
  • Had been battling obesity his entire life and in his later years had maxed out at over 350 pounds, resulting in him suffering from a number of life threatening complications including diabetes and congestive heart failure. However, he has recently undergone a form of weight loss surgery known as a mini-gastric bypass, and has since lost over 150 pounds and improved his health dramatically.
  • Best known for his role as Captain Buck Rogers on "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979) .
  • Father, with 'Connie Sellecca' , of son 'Gib Gerard' .
  • Has started his own company Prudhomme Productions in 2005.
  • Attended the University of Central Arkansas but dropped out before graduation.
  • Parents are Frank Sr. and Gladys Gerard; has two brothers: Frank Jr. and Joseph Gerard.
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There is the list of movies, where Gil Gerard was taked part:
1 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century movie Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 1979 as Capt. William 'Buck' Rogers
2 Circus of the Stars #5 movie Circus of the Stars #5 1980 as Himself - Performer
3 Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre! movie Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre! 2007 as Narrator
4 The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 as Himself
5 Little House on the Prairie movie Little House on the Prairie 1974 as Chris Nelson
6 Star Trek: New Voyages movie Star Trek: New Voyages 2004 as Admiral Jack Sheehan
7 The Doctors movie The Doctors 1963 as Dr. Alan Stewart (1974-1976)
8 The John Davidson Show movie The John Davidson Show 1980 as Himself - Co-Host
9 Transformers: Robots in Disguise movie Transformers: Robots in Disguise 2015 as Megatronus
10 Action Hero Makeover movie Action Hero Makeover 2007 as Himself
11 Air Rage movie Air Rage 2001 as Victor Quinn
12 Airport 77 movie Airport 77 1977 as Frank Powers
13 All-Star Look at TVs Prime Time Wars movie All-Star Look at TVs Prime Time Wars 1980 as Himself
14 Battle of the Network Stars VII movie Battle of the Network Stars VII 1979 as Himself - NBC Team
15 Battle of the Network Stars VIII movie Battle of the Network Stars VIII 1980 as Himself - NBC Team
16 Beyond movie Beyond 2006 as General Walter North
17 Blood Fare movie Blood Fare 2012 as Professor Meade
18 Boldly Gone movie Boldly Gone 2014 as Ben
19 Bone Eater movie Bone Eater 2007 as Big Jim Burns
20 Breakfast with Flash movie Breakfast with Flash 2014 as Himself
21 Buck Rogers Begins movie Buck Rogers Begins 2010 as William Rogers
22 Dire Wolf movie Dire Wolf 2009 as Col. Hendry
23 Final Notice movie Final Notice 1989 as Harry Stoner
24 For Love or Money movie For Love or Money 1984 as Mike
25 Fugitive Mind movie Fugitive Mind 1999 as Karl Gardner
26 Fury to Freedom movie Fury to Freedom 1985 as Officer
27 Ghost Town movie Ghost Town 2009 as Preacher McCready
28 Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood 1987 as Himself
29 Hear No Evil movie Hear No Evil 1982 as Dragon
30 Help Wanted: Male movie Help Wanted: Male 1982 as Johnny Gillis
31 International Airport movie International Airport 1985 as David Montgomery
32 Johnny Blue movie Johnny Blue 1983 as Johnny Blue
33 Killing Stone movie Killing Stone 1978 as Gil Stone
34 Looking for Bruce movie Looking for Bruce 1996 as Richard
35 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade movie Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 1979 as Himself
36 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade movie Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade 1980 as Himself
37 Man on a Swing movie Man on a Swing 1974 as Donald Forbes
38 Mom, Can I Keep Her? movie Mom, Can I Keep Her? 1998 as Reinhart
39 Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction movie Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 25 Years of Science Fiction 1984 as Host
40 Not Just Another Affair movie Not Just Another Affair 1982 as Bob Gifford
There is the list of interview of Gil Gerard:
  • "Starburst Special" (UK), November 1999, Iss. 39, pg. 86-91, by: David Bassom, "Buck's Fizz"
There is the list of some articles of Gil Gerard:
  • "Starlog" (USA), February 1979, Vol. 4, Iss. 19, pg. 22-25, by: David Houston, "Buck Rogers is Back"
The image of Gilbert C. Gerard was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Starlog" (USA), October 1980, Vol. 5, Iss. 39
There is the list of some quotes of Gil Gerard:
  • [about his close friend and fellow actor, the late 'Lyle Alzado' ] Even under the worst circumstances, he exhibited the best of himself. There was not that sense of self-pity. He was a genuinely good guy. When he passed away, there was a space left; and Lyle was a big man, so it was a big space.
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