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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. He has acted and directed in more than forty Steppenwolf productions.
His directing credits at Steppenwolf include "The Hothouse," "Little Egypt," "A Moon for the Misbegotten," "Educating Rita" (also at NY's West Side Arts Theatre) and "The Homecoming."
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 also achieved success on the big screen and television. After moving to Los Angeles, he appeared in several films, including "Remember My Name," "A Wedding," "The Grifters," "Storyville" and "Wild Things."
His numerous television credits include his role as Inspector Harvey Leek on the crime drama "Nash Bridges." Perry played Meredith Grey's estranged father, Thatcher Grey, on the popular drama "Grey's Anatomy." In addition, to recurring roles on "My So-Called Life," "Chicago Hope" and "Prison Break," his TV guest star appearances include "Lost," "West Wing," "The Practice," "Fringe" and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
HOMETOWN Highland Park, IL
BIRTHDATE August 16