Who is Chelcie Ross?
Chelcie Ross is an American actor known for his appearances in the films ‘Above the Law,’ ‘Basic Instinct,’ ‘Major League,’ ‘Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey,’ and ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.’ Born as the eldest of three sons to an Air Force Officer, he attended many schools including New Jersey’s Pemberton Township High School where he excelled in basketball, baseball and football. His first performance in a theatrical production was the titular role in ‘King Lear’ at Southwest Texas State University. Following college, Ross briefly worked as a radio jockey and then went on to serve as a lieutenant in the USAF where he received a Bronze Star. He eventually left his service in 1970 to become an actor. Ross, who has performed in over 80 plays and numerous films and television dramas, is one of the most versatile veteran actors in Hollywood right now.
Chelcie Ross has acted in over 80 plays till date. He made his feature film debut in the 1977 movie ‘Keep My Grave Open’. A year later, he made his television debut in the miniseries ‘The Awakening Land’. Following a role in the drama flick ‘The Big Score’, he was cast as George Walker in ‘Hoosiers’, a sports film about a small-town high school basketball team and its efforts to win the state championship. This was followed by his guest roles in the dramas ‘Jack and Mike’ and ‘Sable’.
In 1988, Ross starred as Nelson Fox in the action movie ‘Above the Law’. The following year, he featured in David S. Ward's sports comedy 'Major League'. Developed on a budget of $11 million, the flick grossed nearly $50 million domestically. In 1990, he had a role in the biographical movie ‘The Long Walk Home’. A year later, the actor played Col. Oats in the sci-fi comedy and sequel to 1989’s ‘Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,’ titled ‘Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey’. This was followed by his role in the erotic thriller ‘Basic Instinct,’ which follows a police detective who investigates the murder case of a wealthy rock star.
From 1994 to 1995, Ross played Ben Pentland in the period drama series ‘Christy’. During this period, he also featured in the comedy film ‘Richie Rich’. This was followed by his appearance in the sci-fi action movie ‘Chain Reaction’. In the year 1998, he did the films ‘Primary Colors’ and ‘A Simple Plan’. A year later, the actor starred as Raymond Starkman in ‘Charming Billy’.
During the early 2000s, Ross acted in several films, such as ‘Madison’, ‘The Majestic’, ‘Waking Up in Reno’ and ‘Uncle Nino’. In 2009, he played Conrad Hilton in ‘Mad Men’. A year later, he joined the cast of the TV series ‘Grey's Anatomy’ as Dr. Harper Avery. After this, the actor acted in the movie ‘The Dilemma’. Released in 2011, the comedy-drama film follows two best friends, a savvy businessman and a genius engineer who are partners in an auto design firm. Ross did the movies ‘At Any Price’ and ‘Trouble with the Curve’ in the ensuing years. From 2014 to 2016, he had a few appearances in the police drama ‘Chicago P.D.’ He had a role in the 2018 western film ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’.
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Family & Personal Life
Chelcie Ross was born on June 20, 1942 (October 26, 1942, according to other sources) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. He has two younger brothers including Glen Ross. He studied at Pemberton Township High School (NJ) and later graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a BA in English. His son, Ian Ross, is a musician.