This week on The Walking Dead, we were introduced to Gregory, the leader of the Hilltop Colony and verifiably creepy dude. Gregory had a sleazy eye for Maggie, a keen interest in only himself, and he’s the kind of guy who calls himself a “nice guy,” which is probably what every sociopath says about himself.
Gregory has a bad vibe, like The Governor only without the trophy case of zombie heads.
The actor who plays Gregory, however, is outstanding. Xander Berkeley has been acting for more than 30 years, a that guy whom everyone has seen in something. He’s a guy we see on television and think, “I’ve seen that guy before, but I can’t recall exactly where.”
In fact, we’ve seen him a lot.
He’s probably best known for playing George Mason in early seasons of 24.
The set of 24 is actually where he met his wife, Sarah Clarke, who interestingly was Jon Hamm’s prom date back in high school.
Small world, right? Berkeley and Clarke now live in Maine, where they raise their two daughters, when they’re not preoccupied with acting jobs.
It’s possible that viewers may also remember Berkeley from Terminator 2. His character did not fare well.
If one wants to go way, way back, one of Berkeley’s first screen roles was in M*A*S*H, where he played “Marine.”