Zach Grenier

Zach Grenier

Born: February 12, 1954
Age: 70
Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.
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Zach Grenier (born February 12, 1954) is an American film, television and stage actor.


Life and career

Grenier was born in Englewood, New Jersey. His mother, who was of Polish descent, met his father when he was working as a sound engineer at WBNX in the Bronx. He attended Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan (class of 1972).

He appeared in the first season of the television show 24 as Carl Webb, played Andy Cramed, the gambler who brought the plague to town, on Deadwood, and appeared in several episodes of Law & Order. On film he played Edward Norton's boss in Fight Club and Mel Nicolai in Zodiac, both David Fincher films. He made a small cameo in the 1988 movie Talk Radio as finance consultant Sid Greenberg. He also appeared in the movie Twister as Eddie, Dr. Jonas Miller's assistant. He also plays Mr. Reilly, one of the Callahan Auto Parts associates, in Tommy Boy. He appeared in Donnie Brasco, as a marriage therapist. He played a role of Professor Cardiff in an 2006 horror film Pulse.

In 2009, he appeared on Broadway opposite Jane Fonda in 33 Variations, earning him a Tony Award nomination.

Also in 2009 he began a recurring role on the television series The Good Wife as David Lee, a senior attorney. He was promoted to series regular at the start of the fifth season in September 2013.


Year Title Role Notes
1987-88 Kate & Allie Credited as Zachary Grenier
1988-89 Tattingers Sonny Franks
1989 A Man Called Hawk 1 episode
1986-89 The Equalizer Kenny Pack/Wirth 2 episodes, portraying 2 different characters
1987-89 Miami Vice Eric Terry/Internal Affairs Officer 2 episodes, portraying 2 different characters
1991 The Golden Girls Vaczy
1994 Normandy: The Great Crusade Robert Slaughter Voice only; TV movie
1994 The Cosby Mysteries
1995 New York News Mike Paretti
1996 Gang in Blue Joe Beckstrem TV movie
1997-98 C-16: FBI Jack DiRado Main cast
1999 Ally McBeal Attorney Benson
2000 Judging Amy Dr. Norman Golden
1993-2000 NYPD Blue Det. Lou Simpkins/Rudolf Wentz 2 episodes, portraying 2 different characters
2000 The Practice Detective R. Larson 2 episodes
2001 Laughter on the 23rd Floor Brian Doyle TV movie
2001 The Whistle-Blower Louis T. Weitzman TV movie
2001 The X-Files Dr. Herman Stites "Alone"
2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm Lane Michaelson 2 episodes
2002 JAG Colonel Boyett
2001-02 24 Carl Webb 9 episodes
2002 Without a Trace Ricardo
2002 Robbery Homicide Division Skip Dayton
2002 The Guardian Henry Thomas
2002 Enterprise Renth
2003 Veritas: The Quest Hossik
2004 Touching Evil Special Agent Hank Enright Main cast
2004 Dr. Vegas Det. Rosen
2004 Crossing Jordan Norman Farrell
2005 CSI: NY Ross Howell
2005 Medium Professor Leonard Cardwell
2006 CSI: Miami Professor Meyer
2004-06 Deadwood Andy Cramed 9 episodes
2006 Numb3rs Peyton Shoemaker "Provenance"
2006 The Nine Sean McDermott 3 episodes
2005-07 Boston Legal U.S. Attorney Chris Randolph 2 episodes
2007 Cold Case Ambrose Stone in 1919
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Kachler
2009 The Philanthropist Tyler Timson
1991-2010 Law & Order Various characters 6 episodes
2010-11 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Judge Miranski 2 episodes
2013 Zero Hour 3 episodes
2010-16 The Good Wife David Lee Recurring seasons 1-4, regular season 5-7
2014 Turks & Caicos
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Kenny Jesse
1988 Working Girl Jesse
1989 See No Evil, Hear No Evil Jerk
1990 A Shock to the System Executive #2
1991 Problem Child 2 Voytek
1991 Delirious Mickey
1991 Liebestraum Barnard Ralston IV
1993 The Contenders Transgender
1993 Cliffhanger Davis
1993 The Man Without a Face Dr. Lionel Talbot, Psychiatrist
1995 Tommy Boy Ted Reilly
1995 Cafe Society Milton Macka
1995 Drunks Al
1995 Reckless Anchor Person Trish
1995 The Stars Fell on Henrietta Larry Ligstow
1996 Twister Eddie
1996 Mother Night Joseph Goebbels
1996 Maximum Risk Ivan Dzasokhov
1997 Donnie Brasco Dr. Berger
1997 White Lies Terry Seabrooks
1997 Under The Bridge John
1999 Ride With the Devil Mr. Evans Directed by Ang Lee
1999 Fight Club Richard Chesler
2000 Shaft Harrison Loeb
2000 Chasing Sleep Geoffrey
2001 Swordfish Assistant Director Bill Joy
2006 Pulse Professor Cardiff American remake of the 2001 film with same name
2006 Rescue Dawn Squad Leader
2007 Zodiac Mel Nicolai
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Mr. Sherman/Rafke
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Mr. Fenstermaker
2009 Earthwork Mayor
2011 J. Edgar John Condon
2013 Manhattan Romance Trevor
2014 RoboCop Senator Dreyfus
2014 Girlrillaz Jim Black

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