David Groh was an American actor best known for his portrayal of Joe Gerard in the 1970s television series Rhoda, opposite Valerie Harper. Mildred and Benjamin Groh were his parents. He had a sister, Marilyn. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School before going to Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he received a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
He studied with the American Shakespeare Theatre from 1970 to 1971 before going to Britain on a Fulbright scholarship to pursue his Master of Arts degree at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. From 1963 until 1964, he served in the US Army. David Groh Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Net Worth, Facts.
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David Groh Wiki, Bio
David Groh returned to New York City and studied at The Actors Studio. He made his television debut in two episodes of the Gothic daytime soap opera Dark Shadows on ABC in 1968, but became well-known only after Rhoda.
David Groh Career
In a 1999 episode of the CBS comedy Rhoda, Groh played Joe Gerard, a New York City building demolition company owner who met and married Rhoda Morgenstern (Mary Richards from The Mary Tyler Moore Show’s best friend).
The series began September 9, 1974, and Joe and Rhoda tied the knot in the seventh episode. The network gave them a lot of lead time before their wedding, which resulted in it becoming one of television’s most-watched individual episodes, with 50 million viewers tuning in.
David Groh Personal Life
David Groh was a serious antique furniture and folk art collector, with much of it kept in his second home in Connecticut. He spent the majority of his life, however, in Santa Monica, California, where he lived with his third wife Kristin and son Spencer.
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David Groh Net Worth
Groh has had a varied career, including one in which he was regularly cast as D.L. Brock on General Hospital from 1983 to 1985, and subsequently played Be Happy for Me (1986) Off-Broadway.
“Frank Rich of The New York Times drama critic praised Groh’s ‘completely convincing’ portrayal of the brash gold-chain-and-bikini-clad Lothario,” according to Adweek . Other theatrical credits include Road Show (1987), and The Twilight of the Golds (1993).
Groh has appeared in guest roles on several TV shows including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, L.A. Law, Baywatch, Law & Order, Murder, She Wrote, Melrose Place, The X-Files, and JAG.
His film career includes appearances in Two-Minute Warning (1976), Smash-Up on I-5 (1976), Victory at Entebbe (1976), A Hero Ain’t Nothin’ But a Sandwich (1978), The Dream Merchants (1980), The Return of Superfly (1990), Get Shorty (1995) , and other independent films. His net worth is estimated to be $1.2 million, as of 2022.
David Groh Facts
- David Groh is survived by his wife Kristin and son Spencer.
- Groh’s parents were Mildred and Benjamin Groh.
- He had one sister named Marilyn.