Gregory Martin Itzin, an American character actor, has appeared in both movies and television. He was born in Washington, D.C., on April 20, 1948, and died there on July 8, 2022, at the age of 74.

He appeared in various TV episodes as a guest star, including “Final Approach” from the MacGyver series. He received a Tony Award nomination for his performance in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama The Kentucky Cycle.

In the film Airplane, Itzin portrays Religious Zealot Number One. He has the first few lines, however, he disappears after the opening scene. In the A-Team episode “Wheel of Fortune,” he had a brief cameo as the accountant Howard for a casino owner. His most recent performance was as the Archbishop in the Hollywood Theater of the Ear’s audio adaptation of Saint Joan in 2010. He has appeared with The L.A. Theatre Works in several radio dramas.


Gregory Itzin
Gregory Itzin

He played a recurring character in the USA Network series Covert Affairs’ seasons 1-4. In 2010, he played the Earl of Kent in the Antaeus Company performance of King Lear. He was given the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award for this performance.

Gregory Itzin Parents: Evelyn Loretta Itzin and Martin Joseph Itzin

Gregory Itzin is the son of Martin Joseph Itzin and Evelyn Loretta Itzin. His father, Martin was a mayor in Burlington in Wisconsin.


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