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Gil Bellows

Birthdate:   28-June-1967
Category: Movies

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 28, 1967.

Bellows developed an interest in acting at eighteen when he auditioned for and was accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. After graduating, Bellows stayed in Los Angeles, where ironically he first found work in the National Film Board of Canada production of The First Season.

He gained attention among filmgoers and critics for his portrayal of an inmate with a penchant for knowledge in the critically lauded Shawshank Redemption, opposite Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Shortly after, Bellows starred opposite Renee Zellweger in Love and a .45 and with Sarah Jessica Parker in Miami Rhapsody.

Bellows has appeared in an off-Broadway production of A Snake in the Vein and in the Playwrights Horizon production of Flaubert's Latest and Best of Schools. He is a founding member of the Seraphim Theater Company in New York for whom he starred in True West, Road, and The User's Waltz. He was also a member of the Act One Repertory Company of the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.

Resume: Features & TV Movies:

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Love and a .45 (1994)
Silver Strand (TV-1995)
Black Day Blue Night (1995)
Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Radiant City (TV-1996)
Looking for Richard (1996)
The Substance of Fire (1996)
Un amour de sorci�re (1997)
Snow White (1997)
The Assistant (1997)
Judas Kiss (1998)
Dinner at Fred's (1999)
Say You'll be Mine (1999)
Second String (TV-2000)
Chasing Sleep (2000)
Beautiful Joe (2000)
The Courage to Love (TV-2000)
Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (TV-2001)
The Agency (TV-2001)
Whitewash: the Clarence Brandley Story (TV-2002)
Second String (TV-2002)
1st to Die (TV-2003)
Fast Food High (2003)
Blind Horizon (2004)
EMR (2004)
How's My Driving (2004)
Childstar (2004)
Zevda and the Hitman (2004)
Pursued (2004)
A Bear Named Winnie (TV-2004)
The Weather Man (2005)
Keep Your Distance (2005)

TV Series - Cast:
Ally McBeal (1997-2000)
The Agency (2001-2002)
Terminal City (mini-series, 2005)
Final Days of Planet Earth (mini-series, 2006)
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