Biography

The very beautiful and talented model, actress, and author Erin Gray was one of the first models to successfully crossover into television. She is best known as "Kate Summers" on the highly watched TV show "Silver Spoons" (1982), and "Colonel Wilma Deering" on the TV show "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979). Many women admired her commanding role as Col Deering, while many men admired her beautiful looks and sexy figure. Erin Gray was born on January 7, 1950 in Honolulu. Gray moved with her family from Hawaii to California when she was eight years old and graduated from Pacific Palisades High School. She was fifteen when a chance meeting with Nina Blanchard, head of one of Hollywood's top model agencies, convinced her what she wanted to do in life. Moving to New York, she became one of the town's most sought-after models, in elite company with Farrah Fawcett, Veronica Hamel and Susan Blakely. TV viewers encountered her commercials for Breck, Max Factor, Clairol, Camay Soap and RC Cola, and a classic spot--for English Leather cologne--in which she provocatively declared, "My men wear English Leather--or they wear nothing at all!" Between modeling assignments, she studied acting with well-known coach Warren Robertson and, when movie-TV offers came in, she was ready. Universal was impressed by her performances on such series as "Police Story" (1973) and "Gibbsville" (1976) and signed her to a seven-year contract. Under that pact, the studio co-starred her as a tough-minded newspaper reporter in Irwin Shaw's Evening in Byzantium (1978) (TV). Her performance scored with both critics and audiences, and led directly to the role in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979). As a result, she has become a regular commuter between Hollywood and New York, the hub of the magazine and fashion world.

The very beautiful and talented model, actress, and author Erin Gray was one of the first models to successfully crossover into television. She is best known as "Kate Summers" on the highly watched TV show "Silver Spoons" (1982), and "Colonel Wilma Deering" on the TV show "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979). Many women admired her commanding role as Col Deering, while many men admired her beautiful looks and sexy figure. Erin Gray was born on January 7, 1950 in Honolulu. Gray moved with her family from Hawaii to California when she was eight years old and graduated from Pacific Palisades High School. She was fifteen when a chance meeting with Nina Blanchard, head of one of Hollywood's top model agencies, convinced her what she wanted to do in life. Moving to New York, she became one of the town's most sought-after models, in elite company with Farrah Fawcett, Veronica Hamel and Susan Blakely. TV viewers encountered her commercials for Breck, Max Factor, Clairol, Camay Soap and RC Cola, and a classic spot--for English Leather cologne--in which she provocatively declared, "My men wear English Leather--or they wear nothing at all!" Between modeling assignments, she studied acting with well-known coach Warren Robertson and, when movie-TV offers came in, she was ready. Universal was impressed by her performances on such series as "Police Story" (1973) and "Gibbsville" (1976) and signed her to a seven-year contract. Under that pact, the studio co-starred her as a tough-minded newspaper reporter in Irwin Shaw's Evening in Byzantium (1978) (TV). Her performance scored with both critics and audiences, and led directly to the role in "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" (1979). As a result, she has become a regular commuter between Hollywood and New York, the hub of the magazine and fashion world.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 60

Birthday 1950-01-07

Place of Birth Honolulu

Official Site http://www.eringray.com

Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 My Christmas Inn as Molly Anderson
2016 A Perfect Christmas as Patricia Faber
2014 Christmas In Palm Springs as Mayor Tomlin
2013 Crystal Lake Memories: The Complete History of Friday the 13th as Herself
2013 Star Trek Continues (2 episodes) as Commodore Gray
2012 I Married Who? as Ethel Swift
2012 Nesting as Mrs. Deegan
2012 TableTop (1 episode) as Herself - Guest
2011 Dreams Awake as Hope Emrys
2009 Hunter Prey as Clea
2008 Ghouls as Liz
2008 Loaded as Susan Price
2007 Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss as Laura Sands
2007 Nuclear Hurricane as Jane
2007 The Wedding Bells (1 episode)
2006 I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (4 episodes)
2003 ManFast as Gloria Day
2002 Clover Bend as Betty
2001 Social Misfits as Sharon Cox
2001 Touched by a Killer
2000 The Last Producer as Dee Freeman
1996 Profiler (3 episodes)
1995 A Dangerous Place as Audrey
1994 T-Force as Mayor Pendleton
1994 Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders as Pamela Bozanich
1994 Official Denial as Annie Corliss
1993 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday as Diana Kimble
1993 Bonkers (1 episode)
1992 Renegade (1 episode)
1991 Silk Stalkings (1 episode)
1991 The Torkelsons (1 episode)
1991 Dark Justice (1 episode)
1990 Evening Shade (1 episode)
1989 The New Lassie (1 episode)
1989 Baywatch (3 episodes) as Chief Monica Johnson
1988 Addicted to His Love as Jenny Barrett
1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace as Captain Terry O'Malley
1987 Breaking Home Ties as Carol
1987 Jake and the Fatman (1 episode)
1986 L.A. Law (1 episode)
1984 Murder, She Wrote (1 episode)
1984 Hunter (1 episode)
1983 The Hitchhiker (1 episode)
1983 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 Silver Spoons (116 episodes) as Kate Summers Stratton
1982 Six Pack as Lilah
1981 Simon & Simon (1 episode)
1981 The Fall Guy (2 episodes)
1980 Coach of the Year as Paula DeFalco
1980 Magnum, P.I. (1 episode)
1979 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (37 episodes) as Wilma Deering as Col. Wilma Deering
1979 Winter Kills as Beautiful Woman Three
1979 The Ultimate Impostor as Beatrice 'Bucky' Tate
1979 B. J. and the Bear (1 episode)
1978 Vega$ (1 episode)
1977 The Love Boat (1 episode)
1976 Battle of the Network Stars (3 episodes)
1974 The Rockford Files (1 episode) as Margaret 'Alta' Hatch
1967 Malibu U (4 episodes) (7 episodes) as Dancer

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