Excellent, prolific and versatile character actor Gregg Lee Henry was born on May 6, 1952 in Lakewood, Colorado. Henry studied acting at the University of Washington in Seattle. Right after graduating from college, Gregg moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. He played in a band for three or four months and worked as an apprentice at the Old Globe theater in San Diego prior to getting his first television acting gig as Nick Noltes son, Wesley Jordache, in Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976). Henrys most memorable movie roles include nice guy drifter Paul Ramsey in Mean Dog Blues (1978), swaggering macho braggart Warren in the superior backwoods slasher movie Just Before Dawn (1981), rugged ex-Navy Seal Lt. Matt Ryder in The Patriot (1986); splendidly sneaky as Mel Gibsons backstabbing, duplicitous partner Val Resnick in Payback (1999) and a hilarious scene-stealing turn as pompous good old boy small town mayor Jack MacReady in the delightful horror comedy Horribilis (2006). Gregg has acted in several films for director Brian De Palma; he is especially fine and impressive as the smarmy Sam Bouchard in Body Double (1984). Henry has recurring parts on the television series Reasonable Doubts (1991), Gilmore Girls (2000) and The Riches (2007). Among the numerous television series he has done guest spots on are The Love Boat (1977), Simon & Simon (1981), Remington Steele (1982), Supercopter (1984), Moonlighting (1985), Designing Women (1986), Magnum, P.I. (1980), Falcon Crest (1981), Cagney & Lacey (1981), In the Heat of the Night (1988), L.A.