Gil Bellows biography

Gil Bellows

Date of Birth: June 28, 1967

Gil Bellows was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. After graduating from Magee Seconday School, he studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.

Gil made his motion picture debut in the critically acclaimed The Shawshank Redemption in 1994, playing the role of Tommy, the ill-fated young man who tries to help Tim Robbins' character prove his innocence. The same year he was the lead in Love and a .45, co-starring alongside Renée Zellweger. Television roles include Billy Thomas in Ally McBeal and CIA agent Matt Callan in the first season of The Agency.

In 2010 Gil co-starred with Steve Austin and Eric Roberts in the action film Hunt To Kill. The following year he starred in The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom, alongside Julia Roberts. Other high profile roles include Weaver in the feature film House at the End of the Street (2012) with Jennifer Lawrence and David Powers in the ensemble piece Parkland, about the Kennedy assassination.

Gil met his wife Rya Kihlstedtin in 1991 when they were both appearing at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. They married in 1994 and have two children. He is a member of the Act One Repertory Company of the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.

Gil made his feature film directorial debut with 3 Days in Havana (2013), which he also starred in and produced.

Gil Bellows Filmography

Actor:

  • Dead Draw (2015)
  • Extraterrestrial (2014)
  • Leading Lady (2014)
  • The Calling (2014)
  • Louis Cyr (2013)
  • Parkland (2013)
  • House at the End of the Street (2012)
  • Mad Ship (2012)
  • The Samaritan (2012)
  • Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)
  • The Maiden Danced to Death (2011)
  • The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)
  • A Night For Dying Tigers (2010)
  • Hunt To Kill (2010)
  • Unthinkable (2010)
  • bgFATLdy (2008)
  • Kill Kill Faster Faster (2008)
  • Passchendaele (2008)
  • The Promotion (2008)
  • Toronto Stories (2008)
  • Keep Your Distance (2005)
  • The Weather Man (2005)
  • Childstar (2004)
  • EMR (2004)
  • Pursued (2004)
  • Zeyda and the Hitman (2004)
  • Blind Horizon (2003)
  • Fast Food high (2003)
  • Beautiful Joe (2000)
  • Chasing Sleep (2000)
  • Dinner at Fred’s (1999)
  • Say You’ll Be Mine (1999)
  • Judas Kiss (1998)
  • Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
  • The Assistant (1997)
  • Un amour de sorciere (1997)
  • White Lies (1997)
  • The Substance of Fire (1996)
  • Black Day Blue Night (1995)
  • Miami Rhapsody (1995)
  • Love and a .45 (1994)
  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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