Paul Gleason

Paul Gleason

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1939-05-04 · Deathday: 2006-05-27 (67 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

51 Movies · 49 TV shows

Biography

Paul Xavier Gleason (May 4, 1939 – May 27, 2006) was an American film and television actor. He was known for his roles on television series such as All My Children and films such as The Breakfast Club, Trading Places, and Die Hard.

Personal Life

Gleason, in addition to his acting career, participated in many celebrity golf events each year, and was known to mingle with fans and sign autographs during these golf tournaments.From 1971 to 1978, he was married to actress Candy Moore; they had one daughter, Shannon. From 1995 until his death, he was married to Susan Kehl; they had one daughter, Kaitlin.

Early Life

Gleason was born on May 4, 1939 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Eleanor (née Doyle), a registered nurse, and George L. Gleason, a restaurateur, professional boxer, iron worker, and roofing manufacturer. Gleason was raised in Miami Beach, Florida. At age 16, he ran away from home and hitchhiked across the east coast, sleeping on beaches and playing baseball. He attended North Miami High School and Florida State University, where he played football. He signed a professional baseball contract with the Cleveland Indians, but played just briefly in two minor league seasons between 1959 and 1960.During that last season, a West Coast trip led to an introduction to sitcom icon Ozzie Nelson, which, in turn, led to an appearance on Ozzie and Harriet (as per Nelson's habit of hiring athletes for guest spots on the show). Suddenly, acting was an option, and an increasingly attractive one, given Gleason's stillborn baseball career. He moved to New York City, eventually joining The Actors Studio, where he would study for four years before moving to Los Angeles.

Movies & TV shows

2011.

1 Movie
The Passing

The Passing

2011
Rebecca bequeathed a vast estate to her three children, who are in their teens and early twenties. Rebecca has a long reach from the grave to assure that the line is not broken because the family inhe...

2006.

1 Movie
Abominable

Abominable

2006
A man who was crippled in an accident returns to the woods and is certain that he won't see Bigfoot again.

2004.

1 TV show
TV
Drake & Josh

Drake & Josh

7.86
2004
15-year-old Drake and Josh are not close friends. Josh is viewed by Drake as weird and a bit of a goof. Imagine Drake's shock when he learns that this "goof" is going to become his new roommate and st...

2003.

1 TV show
TV
Cold Case

Cold Case

6.2
2003
The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated t...

2002.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
George Lopez

George Lopez

4.5
2002
George Lopez is a comedian. The show was on ABC from March 27 to May 8.
TV
Fastlane

Fastlane

2002
Fastlane, an American crime drama series, was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. The complete series was re broadcast on August 14, 2005 by G4. Fastlane stopped airing on G4 a...
National Lampoon's Van Wilder

National Lampoon's Van Wilder

4.68
2002
Van has been going to college for a long time and is scared to graduate, but his father finally realized what was going on. When he stops paying his son's tuition fees, Van must come up with the money...

2001.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Guardian

The Guardian

6
2001
Nick Fallin is a hotshot lawyer working at his father's ultrasuccessful Pittsburgh law firm. Unfortunately, the high life has gotten the best of Nick. Arrested for drug use, he's sentenced to do 1,500...
Not Another Teen Movie

Not Another Teen Movie

5.67
2001
On a bet, a gridiron hero at John Hughes High School sets out to turn a bespectacled plain Jane into a beautiful and popular prom queen in this outrageous send-up of the teen movie genre.
Social Misfits

Social Misfits

2001
Directed by Rene Villar Rios, this teen drama takes place at a tough love work camp for teens that is a cross between The Lord of the Flies and The Breakfast Club. As the cruel warden and brutal guard...

2000.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the Middle

6.03
2000
A gifted teen is living in a family that is not nice.
TV
The Weber Show

The Weber Show

2000
The Weber Show was an American sitcom that ran on NBC from 2000 to 2001. The show had a title change in the middle of its first season. The initial idea was that the main character had been cursed by ...
TV
The District

The District

2000
The District aired on CBS from October 7, 2000 to May 1, 2004. The chief of Washington, D.C.'s Police Department was the focus of the show.
Red Letters

Red Letters

2000
A college professor hides a female convict who is trying to get him to help prove her innocence.
Shaded Places

Shaded Places

2000
Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them ...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Family Guy

Family Guy

6.07
1999
The adventures of the family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town, and the middle kid is not very bright, but he has a pass...
No Code of Conduct

No Code of Conduct

1999
A cop, his partner, and his father uncover a plot by city elders to smuggle drugs from Mexico into Arizona.

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Dawson's Creek

Dawson's Creek

7.25
1998
The fictional lives of a close-knit group of teenagers through high school and college are portrayed in the American teen drama "Dawson's Creek".
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning

Best of the Best 4: Without Warning

4
1998
The mobsters stole a lot of paper. The market has a lot of currency. When one of the mobsters decides to give herself in and hand over a data CD to the district attorney, she is shot and killed, but n...

1997.

3 Movies
Money Talks

Money Talks

7
1997
A small-time huckster made a deal with a TV newsman for protection because he was wanted by police and criminals.
Shadow Conspiracy

Shadow Conspiracy

1997
Bobby Bishop is employed by the President of the United States. He met his professor outside. Pochenko was killed by an assassin after he told Bishop about the White House conspiracy. Bobby is the onl...
A Time to Revenge

A Time to Revenge

1997
Back in Vietnam, Major Whittmar (Paul Gleason) sold out his comrades to save his own skin. Now, he's a rich, ruthless land baron who's getting richer by squeezing out or killing off his neighbors. B...

1995.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Digital Man

Digital Man

1995
An out-of-control robot is inadvertently set loose in a small community, and a crack squad of soldiers are sent to hunt it down. The members of the squad begin to suspect that some of them are not rea...
TV
NewsRadio

NewsRadio

1995
The office politics and interpersonal relationships among the staff of WNYX NewsRadio, New York's #2 news radio station.

1994.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Friends

Friends

6.57
1994
The mis adventures of a group of friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in Manhattan.
TV
Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope

6
1994
Chicago Hope was created by David E. Kelley is a person. It ran on CBS from 1994 to 2000. There is a hospital in Chicago. TVGN will show the show in the fall of next year.
I Love Trouble

I Love Trouble

4
1994
Two reporters from Chicago join forces to uncover a conspiracy.
Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

1994
A young street fighter seeks revenge against a powerful drug lord who killed his entire family. Using of his many special combat skills, he's about to take down a whole criminal operation, reaching hi...
TV
One West Waikiki

One West Waikiki

1994
The TV show One West Waikiki was set in Hawaii and ran from 1994 to 1996. It was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy in 1995.
There Goes My Baby

There Goes My Baby

1994
In 1965, the graduating class of Westwood High want to change themselves. Mary Beth wants to attend a liberal university. The surfer is going to fight. The Watts section of Los Angeles is experiencing...

1993.

5 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Diagnosis: Murder

Diagnosis: Murder

6.46
1993
Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence

5.34
1993
A female cop is wrongly accused of using excessive force. The cop comes back from the dead to destroy everything and anyone that stands in his way.
Boiling Point

Boiling Point

1993
Red is an older scam- artist who has just been released from prison with a young hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take t...
TV
Boy Meets World

Boy Meets World

5.47
1993
From a young boy to a married man, the life lessons of a Philadelphian.
TV
Walker, Texas Ranger

Walker, Texas Ranger

3.75
1993
Modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West. Walker's closest friend is the former Ranger. A man who retired a...
TV
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman

6.7
1993
A much more lavish version of the popular Superman television series which had first aired forty years earlier, Lois & Clark focused more on the Man of Steel's early adult years in Metropolis. With th...
Wild Cactus

Wild Cactus

1993
A married couple vacationing in the desert are held hostage by a pair of psychopaths.
Running Cool

Running Cool

1993
Bone and Bear, two rough and tough bikers ride out from Sturgis, SD. to the marshes of South Carolina to help out their "bro" Ironbutt Garrett, who's land is being eyed by the money-grubbing, domineer...
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1

6.75
1993
The LA detective was killed because she had a recipe. Two cops are working together to find and stop the fiends before they can distribute their wares through the 'Wilderness Girls' cookie drive.

1992.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Wishman

Wishman

1992
Basie is a man who collects junk and tries to make something out of it. He is also in love with Lily, a woman he has never spoken to but salutes every day. She is about to get conned out of her money ...
TV
Melrose Place

Melrose Place

6
1992
Melrose Place aired on Fox from July 8, 1992 to May 24, 1999 and lasted seven seasons. The lives of a group of young adults living in a brownstone apartment complex on Melrose Place in Los Angeles, Ca...

1991.

3 Movies
False Arrest

False Arrest

1991
A nice home with a husband and children. She is accused of being a mastermind behind a brutal triple-murder and is arrested in front of her children. A gripping story of passion and betrayal as a woma...
Rich Girl

Rich Girl

1991
A rich Beverly Hills girl gets a job as a waitress, and falls in love with a rock singer.
Fourth Story

Fourth Story

1991
Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be fou...

1990.

1 Movie
Miami Blues

Miami Blues

4
1990
Fred decides to start a one-man crime wave in Miami when he gets out of prison. He met a nice college student. Fred is being opposed by a cop who is getting older.

1989.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
Hardball

Hardball

1989
Hardball is an American crime drama television series that ran on NBC during the 1989-1990 television schedule.
Spooner

Spooner

1989
An escaped convict starts a new life as a Texas high school English teacher and wrestling coach, attempting to turn a fledgling team into a championship squad. He tries to make a difference in the lif...
TV
Seinfeld

Seinfeld

5.99
1989
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.
TV
Life Goes On

Life Goes On

6
1989
Drew, his wife Elizabeth, and their children live in suburban Chicago in the show Life Goes On. Life Goes On was the first show to have a major character with Down syndrome.
TV
Tales from the Crypt

Tales from the Crypt

6.4
1989
The Crypt Keeper has fun and frightening things to do. Back in the day, there were stories in the comics. Pick up your poison at the bar. Will honeymooners fulfill their vow?
Night Game

Night Game

1989
A police detective is looking for a serial killer who is stalking young women on a beach front after a baseball game.

1988.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years

7
1988
The Wonder Years tells the story of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage) facing the trials and tribulations of youth while growing up during the 1960s and 70s. Told through narration from an adult Kevin (Daniel...
TV
Supercarrier

Supercarrier

1988
Supercarrier is a 1988 ABC television series aired during the Top Gun trend of the late 1980s. It features US Navy Pilots aboard the fictional aircraft carrier USS Georgetown, and ran for eight episod...
She's Having a Baby

She's Having a Baby

1988
Jake and Kristy are married. They might not be prepared for the full reality of marriage and the expectations of their parents. Their parents want to have babies of their own. Things aren't helped by ...
Die Hard

Die Hard

6.12
1988
NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists just minutes after he arrives at her offic...
Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

1988
Johnny Walker is America's hottest young football prospect despite being short and scrawny. His dilemma: should he take one of the many offers from college talent scouts or should he attend the local ...

1987.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Ghost Chase

Ghost Chase

1987
In an old Hollywood mansion, the spirit of an old family retainer inhabits an old grandfather clock. When a movie company uses the mansion for a film, the spirit inhabits the body of an alien and pers...
TV
Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

5.81
1987
The first episode of Beauty and the Beast was aired by CBS. Ron Koslow's version of the fairy tale has a double focus on the relationship between a noble man-beast and a smart Assistant District Attor...
TV
21 Jump Street

21 Jump Street

8
1987
21 Jump Street is about a group of young cops who use their youthful appearance to go undercover and solve crimes involving teenagers and young adults.
Forever, Lulu

Forever, Lulu

1987
A beautiful novelist gets involved with the violent underworld crime elements in New York City and becomes a target. A cop is played by Alec Baldwin.
Morgan Stewart's Coming Home

Morgan Stewart's Coming Home

6
1987
After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be....

1986.

2 TV shows
TV
Sidekicks

Sidekicks

1986
The Disney Channel aired a martial arts show called Sidekicks from 1986 to 1987.
TV
L.A. Law

L.A. Law

6
1986
L.A. Law is an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC from September 15, 1986, to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many o...

1985.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
The Equalizer

The Equalizer

7.33
1985
Robert McCall is a former agent of a secret government agency who is now running his own private crime fighting operation where he fashions himself as "The Equalizer." It is a service for victims of t...
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

1985
King Terak and the witch Charal led the army that attacked the Ewoks village. Cindel's parents and brother were killed in the attack. In a forrest, Cindel and the Ewok Wicket meet a very fast animal c...
Challenge of a Lifetime

Challenge of a Lifetime

1985
When Steven Scoonover runs away from camp and asks to spend the summer with his mother, she is 35 years old, divorced, in debt and penniless. They decided that she would enter the triathlon competitio...
The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club

7.21
1985
Five high school students are locked up. rebellion John, princess Allison, brainy Brian and Andrew are in a different group. When the day is over, the others wonder if school will ever be the same bec...

1984.

3 TV shows
TV
Murder, She Wrote

Murder, She Wrote

7
1984
An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
TV
Miami Vice

Miami Vice

7
1984
The story of the Miami Police Department's vice squad and its efforts to end prostitution was centered on the unlikely partnership of Sonny and Tubbs, who first meet when Tubbs is undercover in a drug...
TV
Kate & Allie

Kate & Allie

1984
Kate & Allie is an American television situation comedy which ran from March 19, 1984, to May 22, 1989. Kate & Allie first aired on CBS as a midseason replacement series and only six episodes were ini...

1983.

2 Movies · 3 TV shows
TV
Scarecrow and Mrs. King

Scarecrow and Mrs. King

1983
Scarecrow and Mrs. King is an American television series that aired from October 3, 1983, to May 28, 1987 on CBS. The show stars Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner as divorced housewife Amanda King and...
TV
The A-Team

The A-Team

4
1983
The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, whil...
TV
Hardcastle and McCormick

Hardcastle and McCormick

5.71
1983
The creator of Hardcastle is Stephen J. Cannell productions was shown on ABC from 1983 to 1986 Daniel Hugh Kelly is a race car driver. The previous Cannell series, Tenspeed and Brown Shoe, had a simil...
Trading Places

Trading Places

6.17
1983
Two millionaires bet against each other, causing their positions to be reversed.
Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies

6
1983
A young widow and her son are friends with Mac Sledge. He can be inspired by the friendship.

1982.

2 TV shows
TV
Remington Steele

Remington Steele

6
1982
Potential clients refuse to hire a woman even though Laura Holt is a licensed private detective. Laura invents a male superior named Remington Steele to solve the problem. A former thief and con man, ...
TV
Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

1982
Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are both NYPD police detectives. One of the great crime-fighting duos of all time is made up of one person who is tough and the other who is sensitive.

1981.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Arthur

Arthur

5.25
1981
If Arthur complies with his family's demands, he will inherit 750 million dollars and marry the woman of their choice.
TV
Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest

1981
The CBS network aired nine seasons of Falcon Crest from December 4, 1981 to May 17, 1990 in the US. The series revolves around the feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Calif...
TV
Hill Street Blues

Hill Street Blues

6
1981
You can see what the detectives are up to.
The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper

1981
There is a lot of speculation about the fate of the famous hijacker who parachuted with his money and vanished in the mountains. Is Cooper able to disappear into anonymity despite the best efforts of ...

1980.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
He Knows You're Alone

He Knows You're Alone

1980
A serial killer is following a bride and killing people around her. While her friends get whacked one by one, a hard boiled cop whose bride had been killed years before tries to hunt him down before i...
TV
Magnum, P.I.

Magnum, P.I.

5.61
1980
A private investigator who works when he wants, lives in a beachfront estate in Hawaii, runs up an unlimited tab at a swank bar, and charms attractive women in peril - that's the lifestyle of Thomas M...
Ike: The War Years

Ike: The War Years

1980
The years of World War II were dramatic. Eisenhower.

1979.

2 Movies
The Great Santini

The Great Santini

5
1979
Ben Meechum is trying to win the approval of his father, a frustrated marine pilot.
Women at West Point

Women at West Point

1979
America's military academy for women is where a raw recruit learns how to be tough.

1976.

1 Movie
Vigilante Force

Vigilante Force

1976
Vigilante Force is a 1976 American action film concerning a Vietnam War veteran (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies, who are hired by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) and others in a small Californi...

1975.

1 Movie
Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze

1975
In the Fabulous Thirties, Doc Savage and his five Amazing Adventurers are sucked into the mystery of Doc's father disappearing in the wilds of South America. The maniacal Captain Seas tries to thwart ...

1973.

1 Movie
Little Laura and Big John

Little Laura and Big John

1973
Based on a true story, this action-packed, hard-hitting depiction of the infamous Ashley gang - who terrorized the southeast in the 1920's - also illustrates a desperate love between two people destin...

1972.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Banacek

Banacek

4
1972
Banacek aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie was a part of it. One of the shows that alternated in its time slot lasted beyond its first season.
Hit Man

Hit Man

1972
This is the first Americanized remake of a movie, and it features a female lead. From porno parlors to a high-rise, from motel dives to a crime boss's expansive pleasure dome, from corner hangouts to ...

1971.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Columbo

Columbo

4.89
1971
Columbo is a police detective who is often underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance, he was able to get all the evidence he needed for an indictment. Late in the storylin...
Private Duty Nurses

Private Duty Nurses

1971
A trio of beautiful private-duty nurses that practice more than the medical arts have to confront underground drug traffickers, racism and murder in their local hospital.

1969.

1 TV show
TV
Then Came Bronson

Then Came Bronson

1969
Then Came Bronson is an American adventure/drama television series starring Michael Parks that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1970, and was produced by MGM Television. The series, created by Denne Bart Pet...

1968.

1 TV show
TV
Adam-12

Adam-12

7.5
1968
Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit...

1967.

1 TV show
TV
The Invaders

The Invaders

6
1967
The aliens are from a dying planet. Their final destination is the Earth. Their purpose is to make the world they live in better. The beginning of DavidVincent's experience with them was one lost nigh...

1966.

2 TV shows
TV
Mission: Impossible

Mission: Impossible

6.33
1966
Mission: Impossible is an American television series that was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicles the missions of a team of secret government agents known as the Impossible M...
TV
The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

1966
The Green Hornet is a television series on the ABC US television network that aired for the 1966–1967 TV season starring Van Williams as the Green Hornet/Britt Reid and Bruce Lee as Kato.

1965.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The F.B.I.

The F.B.I.

1965
The F.B.I. is an American television series that was broadcast on ABC from 1965 to 1974. It was sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, and the characters almost always drove Ford vehicles in the series....
Ski Party

Ski Party

1965
Remember the beach movies of the sixties? They're back! Well, not quite, but since Avalon, Hickman, and even Funicello appear in this one, it sure feels right. This time, though, read snow instead of ...
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