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Paul Linke (born May 6, 1948) is an American actor, known for his role as Officer Artie Grossman in CHiPs, a television series about the motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol. Linke has worked in film and extensively in television, mostly portraying mild-mannered everyman roles.

Linke was born in New York, New York, the son of Richard O. Linke, a personal manager, producer, and partner of Andy Griffith. During the timeframe of his character on the television series CHiPs, Linke played a similar role as Sheriff Bruce Smith in the cult classic, slasher film parody Motel Hell (1980). He also appeared in the film Parenthood (1989).

His career has included appearances on many well known television series such as, The Waltons, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, M*A*S*H, Knots Landing, St. Elsewhere, Quantum Leap and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

He appeared in a 1985 episode of Three's a Crowd, a short-lived television sitcom spinoff of Three's Company starring John Ritter. Linke later spoke at Ritter's memorial service.

In 2000 Linke co-wrote and directed the acclaimed stage play "Save it for the Stage: The Life of Reilly" with actor Charles Nelson Reilly, which was later made into the 2006 film "The Life of Reilly".

Linke met his first wife, Francesca "Chex" Draper, a musician and composer, at a party in Los Angeles in 1976. They married in 1978 and had three children together, Jasper, Ryan and Rose. When his wife died of cancer in 1986, Linke channeled his grief into writing and performing a play called Time Flies When You're Alive. First presented as a one-man show in Los Angeles and HBO drama, the work was then developed into the book Time Flies When You're Alive: A Real-Life Love Story. The very emotional work has garnered critical acclaim.

Linke later remarried Christine Healy in 1991. They have one child together, a daughter named Lily.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Linke, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Paul Linke (born May 6, 1948) is an American actor, known for his role as Officer Artie Grossman in CHiPs, a television series about the motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol. Linke has worked in film and extensively in television, mostly portraying mild-mannered everyman roles.

Linke was born in New York, New York, the son of Richard O. Linke, a personal manager, producer, and partner of Andy Griffith. During the timeframe of his character on the television series CHiPs, Linke played a similar role as Sheriff Bruce Smith in the cult classic, slasher film parody Motel Hell (1980). He also appeared in the film Parenthood (1989).

His career has included appearances on many well known television series such as, The Waltons, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, M*A*S*H, Knots Landing, St. Elsewhere, Quantum Leap and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

He appeared in a 1985 episode of Three's a Crowd, a short-lived television sitcom spinoff of Three's Company starring John Ritter. Linke later spoke at Ritter's memorial service.

In 2000 Linke co-wrote and directed the acclaimed stage play "Save it for the Stage: The Life of Reilly" with actor Charles Nelson Reilly, which was later made into the 2006 film "The Life of Reilly".

Linke met his first wife, Francesca "Chex" Draper, a musician and composer, at a party in Los Angeles in 1976. They married in 1978 and had three children together, Jasper, Ryan and Rose. When his wife died of cancer in 1986, Linke channeled his grief into writing and performing a play called Time Flies When You're Alive. First presented as a one-man show in Los Angeles and HBO drama, the work was then developed into the book Time Flies When You're Alive: A Real-Life Love Story. The very emotional work has garnered critical acclaim.

Linke later remarried Christine Healy in 1991. They have one child together, a daughter named Lily.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Linke, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 36

Birthday 1948-05-06

Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 The Guest House as Detective Collins
2008 Kitten vs. Newborn (21 episodes)
2007 Fallen Angels as Eli
1999 Judging Amy (2 episodes)
1999 Smart House as Tuttle
1998 Thirst as Governor
1996 Every Woman's Dream as Narrator
1996 No One Would Tell as Rod Merredi
1994 Lady in Waiting as Max
1994 Where Are My Children?
1994 Shrunken Heads as Mr. Larson
1993 Diagnosis: Murder (1 episode)
1992 The Fear Inside as Carl Landers
1992 Melrose Place (1 episode)
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (1 episode)
1990 The Flash (1 episode) as Ted Preminger
1989 Parenthood as George Bowman
1989 Quantum Leap (2 episodes)
1988 Shootdown as Martin Henderson
1988 Daddy's Boys as Traveling Salesman
1987 Hooperman (42 episodes)
1987 21 Jump Street (1 episode) as Mr. Tomkins
1985 KGB: The Secret War
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1983 Heart Like a Wheel as Reporter #2
1982 St. Elsewhere (2 episodes)
1980 Motel Hell as Sheriff Bruce Smith
1979 Knots Landing (1 episode)
1977 CHiPs (139 episodes) as Arthur Grossman
1977 Grand Theft Auto as Collins Hedgeworth
1975 Three for Two as Alfred
1974 Happy Days (2 episodes)
1972 M*A*S*H (1 episode)
1972 The Waltons (1 episode)
1970 The Baby Maker as Sam

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