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GEOFF PIERSON – Principal Anderson 

Geoff Pierson (Principal Anderson) was born and raised in Chicago, he began acting professionally there before moving on to the Yale School of Drama and then to theatre productions both in New York and around the country. 

Some of his favorite roles among the scores of plays he's done include ‘Angelo' in Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure”, ‘Wang' in Edward Bond's "The Bundle”, ‘Valmont' in "Les Liaisones Dangereuses”, ‘Teach' in David Mamet's "American Buffalo”, ‘Roma' in "Glengarry Glen Ross”, ‘Bobby' in "Speed the Plow”, and ‘Stanley' in "A Streetcar Named Desire”.  

In the 1980s he co-starred with George C. Scott on Broadway in "Tricks of the Trade” then worked extensively in daytime television, notably starring for three years as ‘Frank Ryan' in ABC's "Ryan's Hope”. 

In the 1990s he co-starred with Leslie Uggums in the world premiere of the Ethel Waters bio-play "Stringbean” before moving to Hollywood to star in two primetime television series, first as ‘Jimmy Kelly' in the ABC comedy hit "Grace Under Fire”, and then for five seasons as ‘Jack Molloy' in the WB's riotous comedy "Unhappily Ever After”. In the new millenium he went on to star in yet another comedy series, "That 80s Show”, which ran for one season on the FOX Network.  

In recent years he has made numerous guest-star appearances in several comedies and such television dramas as "Medium”, "Criminal Minds”, "The West Wing”, "NYPD Blue”, "Veronica Mars”, "Monk”, "Numb3rs” and many others. 

During seasons three and four of the FOX hit series "24” he portrayed the role of U. S. President John Keeler. He was featured in the television movies Poseiden on NBC and the Hallmark Hall of Fame CBS movie Valley of Light in 2007 and can currently be seen as police Capt. Matthews on the popular Showtime drama "Dexter”.  

He has co-starred in several independant feature films, notably Sleeping Dogs Lie (a Sundance Film Festival selection) and World's Greatest Dad (due for release in 2009). He can also be seen in the current Warner Bros. film Get Smart, in which he plays the Vice-President.

 He recently completed work on Clint Eastwood's Changeling with Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich, which is set for release in the fall of 2008. He now makes his home in Los Angeles.  


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