Biography

An American television, film and stage actor. He has appeared in over one hundred television programs and films during his career. Polis' first film role was the character 'Fuchs' in the science fiction film The Thing. He appeared in numerous television series including Cheers, Alien Nation, Northern Exposure, Star Trek: Voyager, Roseanne, Seinfeld, Chicago Hope, Boston Legal and CSI. He appeared in a recurring role on the television series Cheers as the mischievous Gary, owner of the rival bar, Gary's Olde Towne Tavern. Polis's theater credits include performances at the Astor Place Theatre, Hartford Stage, Old Globe Theater, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Odyssey Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Lillian Theater and the Pasadena Playhouse.

An American television, film and stage actor. He has appeared in over one hundred television programs and films during his career. Polis' first film role was the character 'Fuchs' in the science fiction film The Thing. He appeared in numerous television series including Cheers, Alien Nation, Northern Exposure, Star Trek: Voyager, Roseanne, Seinfeld, Chicago Hope, Boston Legal and CSI. He appeared in a recurring role on the television series Cheers as the mischievous Gary, owner of the rival bar, Gary's Olde Towne Tavern. Polis's theater credits include performances at the Astor Place Theatre, Hartford Stage, Old Globe Theater, South Coast Repertory, Mark Taper Forum, Odyssey Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Lillian Theater and the Pasadena Playhouse.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 49

Birthday 1951-10-03

Place of Birth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (1 episode) as The Banker
2010 Rizzoli & Isles (1 episode) as Starbridge Warden
2009 Chasing a Dream as Dr. Aldicott
2009 Castle (1 episode) as John Raglan
2006 The Unit (1 episode)
2005 Revelations (2 episodes)
2004 Boston Legal (1 episode)
2004 CSI: NY (1 episode)
2003 Alien Hunter as Copeland
2003 Mister Sterling (2 episodes)
2002 CSI: Miami (1 episode)
2001 The Guardian (1 episode)
2000 Boston Public (1 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode)
2000 Bull (1 episode)
2000 The Invisible Man (1 episode)
1999 Angel (1 episode) as Captain Franklin
1999 Judging Amy (1 episode)
1998 The Thing: Terror Takes Shape as Himself
1997 Dharma & Greg (1 episode)
1997 Ally McBeal (1 episode)
1997 Prison of Secrets
1996 The Pretender (1 episode)
1996 7th Heaven (1 episode)
1995 Twilight Man as Harper
1995 Serial Killer as Jack Blund
1995 Star Trek: Voyager (1 episode)
1994 Touched by an Angel (1 episode)
1994 Chicago Hope (2 episodes)
1991 Home Improvement (2 episodes) as Wes Davidson
1991 Eddie Dodd (1 episode)
1990 The Rookie as Lance
1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (1 episode)
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
1989 Alien Nation (1 episode)
1989 Seinfeld (1 episode)
1989 Those She Left Behind as Kerns
1986 Matlock (1 episode) as Gary Benton
1985 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)
1985 Moonlighting (1 episode)
1984 Fatal Vision (2 episodes) as Brian Murtagh
1983 The Hitchhiker (1 episode)
1983 Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1 episode)
1982 St. Elsewhere (1 episode)
1982 Remington Steele (1 episode)
1982 Cheers (1 episode)
1982 The Thing as Fuchs
1982 Cagney & Lacey (1 episode)
1982 T. J. Hooker (1 episode)

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