Saturday, July 2, 2011

Falling Skies - Toronto Star: Bruce Gray Interview

Source: Toronto Star [follow link for complete interview]

Falling Skies

FALLING SKIES - TORONTO STAR: Bruce Gray knows the benefit of a few good lines

Sat Jul 02 2011
by Debra Yeo

Canadian actor Bruce Gray has certainly paid his dues.

He starred in the award-winning series Traders, played the uptight father of the groom in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, has done guest spots on countless TV shows and had recurring roles on Queer as Folk and Medium.

It’s not like he has to take any old job that comes along. But he’s awfully glad he interrupted his cottage vacation a couple of summers ago to audition for what looked to be a tiny part in a new TV series.

The show turned out to be Falling Skies, the Steven Spielberg-produced drama about the aftermath of an alien invasion that debuts on Super Channel on Wednesday [in Canada].

I think there were two lines (at the audition). Now I have these wonderful scenes that I get to play,” said Gray, 74, who was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico to Canadian parents and began his career here while he was getting his master’s in psychology at the University of Toronto.

In Falling Skies, he plays Uncle Scott, whom Gray describes as “an 83-year-old garage mechanic” with an MIT education...


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