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Gordon Clapp
Born September 24, 1948 (1948-09-24) (age 61)
North Conway, New Hampshire, USA
Spouse(s) Deborah Taylor (divorced)

Gordon Clapp (born September 24, 1948) is an American actor, known for playing the role of Detective Greg Medavoy for all 12 seasons on the television series NYPD Blue, winning an Emmy Award in 1998. He has appeared in numerous TV shows like Check it Out! and Night Court, also movies (including 4 for his friend, director John Sayles), and stage plays.

In film, he appeared in Flags of Our Fathers as United States Marine Corps General Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith. He portrayed Chicago White Sox catcher Ray Schalk in the 1988 drama Eight Men Out. He appeared in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Vortex". Most recently, he appeared as Coach Mad Maddox in The Game Plan. On Broadway, he most recently appeared in the revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross, where he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play.

Clapp, a distant relative of Ethan Allen, was born and raised in North Conway, New Hampshire. He attended South Kent School, a small private boarding school in Connecticut followed by Williams College, where he graduated as an English major. He is no relation to Gordon Clapp, former General Manager and Chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

He portrayed a corrupt police officer in a 2008 episode of Cold Case.


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