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Jeff Perry is an actor, teacher and co-founder of Steppenwolf Films, The School at Steppenwolf, Steppenwolf Classes West and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he has served as Artistic Director. Perry has acted in and directed more than 40 Steppenwolf productions. Acting credits at Steppenwolf include “Balm in Gilead,” “The Time of Your Life,” “Picasso at Lapin Agile,” the 1990 Tony Award-winning “The Grapes of Wrath,” and the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning “August: Osage County,” for which he received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play. In 2012 Perry was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor for his work in the Off-Broadway hit “Tribes.”
In addition to his accomplishments in the theater, Perry has achieved success on the big screen and in television. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue work, he appeared in several films including “Remember My Name,” “A Wedding,” “The Grifters,” “Storyville,” “Wild Things” and “The Human Stain.” His numerous television credits include his role as Inspector Harvey Leek on the crime drama “Nash Bridges.” In addition he has had recurring roles on “My So-Called Life,” “Chicago Hope” and “Prison Break.”
More recently Perry has guest starred on “Lost,” “Fringe” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” He also played Meredith Grey’s estranged father, Thatcher Grey, on the popular ABC drama “Grey’s Anatomy.”
HOMETOWN Highland Park, IL
BIRTHDATE August 16