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photo of Gil BellowsGil Bellows is best known for the role of Billy Thomas in the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning FOX series Ally McBeal. 

Bellows was most recently seen on the ABC series Flash Forward, starring Joseph Fiennes. He also appeared as Frank Trammell on the FOX hit series 24, opposite Kiefer Sutherland. In 2010, Bellows starred in independent films A Night of Dying Tigers, starring Jennifer Beals and directed by Terry Miles; The Maiden Danced to Death, directed by Endre Hules; and The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom opposite Masha Grenon.

In 2008, Bellows shot The Promotion for Dimension Films, starring opposite Seann William Scott and John C. Reilly, written and directed by Steve Conrad. Additional recent credits include bgFATldy and Kill Kill Faster Faster. Bellows recently completed work on Toronto Stories, a collaborative project by Sook-Yin Lee, David Sutherland, David Weaver, and Aaron Woodley, and the Canadian War-time drama Passchendaele. In 2005, Bellows was seen in Paramount Pictures The Weatherman opposite Nicolas Cage, and starred in The Channel 4 ten-part miniseries Terminal City for which he was nominated for a Gemini Award.

Bellows gained attention among filmgoers and critics for his portrayal of an inmate with a penchant for knowledge in the critically lauded Shawshank Redemption, opposite Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Other film credits include Love and a .45 opposite Renee Zellweger; Miami Rhapsody with Sarah Jessica Parker; Richard III directed by Al Pacino, The Assistant with Joan Plowright and Armin Mueller-Stahl; Dinner at Fred’s with Parker Posey; Judas Kiss with Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman; Chasing Sleep opposite Jeff Daniels; and Beautiful Joe opposite Sharon Stone.

On stage, Bellows appeared in Manhattan Class Company’s production of A Snake in the Vein, in the Playwrights Horizons production of Flaubert’s Latest and UBU Repertory’s Best of Schools. He is a founding member of the Seraphim Theater Company in New York for whom he starred in True West, Road, and The User’s Waltz. He was also a member of the Act One Repertory Company of the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.

Beyond acting, Bellows credits extend to producing. Bellows was producer for Sweet Land, which won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. His most recent producer credit is Temple Grandin, which debuted on HBO to critical acclaim, and nominated for 15 Emmy Awards.