Gordon Clapp


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Gordon Clapp is a famous American actor who works both movie and TV. Gordon was born in 24th September 1948. He is best known for the role “Det Greg Medavoy” for a TV show NYPD Blue. He acted in all the 12 seasons of the show that aired from 1980 to 1993. Gordon also awarded Emmy award for that role. Apart from this he acted many films as well as TV shows.

Personal Life

Gordon Clapp was born in North Conway, New Hamsphire, United State of America. His father was an engineer and his mother was a nurse. She raised in Jersey with his grandparents and younger brother. He studied in a local school there. He had lost his father in very early age. So he left school and returned to his mother and started support his mother. As a teenager he served US Marine for three years.

After that he started working as a theatre artist and gradually stepped in the field where he destined to. He is very good looking from his young age and had a charismatic personality. He is five feet seven inch tall and blonde hair. He got married to a fellow actress Deborah Taylor in 1986. The marriage lasts for 13 years before they got divorce in 1999. They have a son named William Clapp. He again got married on 2016 with Elisabeth Gordon whom he met through a mutual friend.

Net worth

Gordon is associated with films and TV for a long time. With his huge success he had earned a lot. According to some media source his net worth is $5 million dollar.


Gordon graduated from William College. He started his professional stage acting from his college days. He was also an active part of the National Institute at the Eugene O’Neil Theatre Centre. He acted in many stage plays and some TV shows such as “Check it Out” and “Night Court”. He also did many charitable stage shows. But he came to limelight after his role Det Greg Medavoy in NYPD Blue.

He won prestigious Emmy Award and nominated for many award. Apart from this he worked in films like Moonlight Mile, Rules of Engagement, Sunshine State, Matewan, Eight Men Out, Return of the Sacaucus Seven and TV Shows Law and Order: Special Victim Unit, Without A Family, Wings, Cheers etc.

He had not only worked as an actor but also worked behind the camera. He was the Executive Producer of the short films Trailer Talk, Bananas and award winning Fast Cars and Babies. He also acted in these films. Clapp is also a brilliant writer. He writes for New York Post, LA Golf and Variety for which he got the Los Angeles Press Club Award.

09 Jan, 2018