During his forty-five year career, actor Michael Gross, perhaps best known for his portrayal of father Steven Keaton on NBC’s award-winning “Family Ties,” has portrayed a remarkable range of characters, starred in dozens of television films, guest-starred in numerous television series, and was a series regular on the number one-rated daytime drama, “The Young and the Restless.” He has appeared on the Broadway stage, in numerous regional theatres, and was the recipient of the Obie Award for his off-Broadway theatre work.
On the big screen, Michael enjoys cult status among sci-fi and horror movie fans for his portrayal of survivalist Burt Gummer in the 1990 feature film “Tremors,” its five sequels, and its Sci-Fi Channel series. He has appeared with Ali McGraw in director Sidney Lumet’s “Just Tell Me What You Want,” played opposite Lily Tomlin in “Big Business,” with actor Lucas Haas in the award-winning “Alan and Naomi,” and with Wynona Ryder in “Stay Cool.” More recently, he was honored at multiple film festivals for his title role in the award winning short film, Our Father.
Current projects include his return to Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie” this spring, his encore as Burt Gummer in the upcoming filming of “Tremors 7,” and “Noelle,” a Disney theatrical film for the 2019 holiday season starring Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader and Shirley MacLaine.
He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago and the School of Drama at Yale University. He and his wife, former casting director Elza Bergeron, have been married almost thirty-five years and have two children and two grandchildren. He is the recipient of the American Hero Award for
his charitable activities.
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