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'Trapper John, M.D.': What Is Gregory Harrison Up To Now?

Christopher Norris and Gregory Harrison as "Gloria 'Ripples' Brancusi" and "Dr. George Alonzo 'Gonzo' Gates" on Trapper John, M.D..

7. August 2019 - 13:30 Uhr / Laura Pérez

Gregory Harrison is famous for his role as Dr. "George 'Gonzo' Gates" in Trapper John, M.D. The show ended in 1986 but that doesn't mean that the actor stopped working, in fact, he has been around for many decades working on different projects!

If you remember the lovable surgeon Dr. "Trapper" John (Pernell Roberts) of the 1979 medical drama Trapper John, M.D. you probably remember his young assistant Dr. "George 'Gonzo' Gates", portrayed by Gregory Harrison from 1979 to 1986 when the series ended. Also known for his role as "Chandler" in the 1987 action drama surf film North Shoreand for his role as a stripper in the 1981 television film For Ladies Only (which made him a favorite between women and gay men), Gregory Harrison has been active in the show business for more than 4 decades.

Gregory Harrison at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation 10 Annual L.A. Golf Classic at Lakeside Golf Club, California, 2019

What has Gregory Harrison done recently and what is he up to now?

Since Trapper John, M.D. ended in the mid 1980's, Gregory Harrison has appeared in numerous films and television shows. One of his most popular roles during the 1980's was in the American comedy miniseries Fresno, where he portrayed "Torch", a guy who was also known for appearing shirtless at every opportunity. In the 1990's he joined the cast of the American drama film It's My Partybased on the true events of a man diagnosed with AIDS. In the 2000's he appeared in some of the most viewed shows of the past years like One Tree Hill, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Drop Dead Diva, Rizzoli & Isles, Hot in Cleveland, CSI: NY, NCISand Castle. His most recent work was in 2017 in one episode of the American sitcom The Middleand in 2018 in one episode of American HousewifeSince 2015, he has plortrayed "Joe O'Toole" in the Hallmark expansion films Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Gregory Harrison and his wife Randi Oakes, 1980

A bit more about the Trapper John M.D. star Gregory Harrison

-He is an avid surfer and claims to have ridden the waves of every surfable ocean on almost every continent

-Harrison served for two years in the United States Army during the Vietnam War

-He has been married to actress Randi Oakes since 1980. They have four children

-He became addicted to cocaine in the 1980's but got professional help and was able to break the addiction

-Had a crush on Zac Efron's mom Starla Baskett when he was a high-school student