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Name: Gordon Clapp                                                                 
Born: 24 September 1948 North Conway, New Hampshire, USA                           
Gordon Clapp (born September 24, 1948) is an American actor, known for playing     
the role of Detective Greg Medavoy for all 12 seasons on the television series     
NYPD Blue, winning an Emmy Award in 1998. He has appeared in numerous TV shows,     
movies (including 4 for his friend, director John Sayles), and stage plays.         
In film, he appeared in Flags of Our Fathers as United States Marine Corps         
General Holland McTyeire "Howlin' Mad" Smith. He appeared in the Star Trek: Deep   
Space Nine episode "Vortex". On Broadway, he most recently appeared in the         
revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross, where     
he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a     
Clapp, a distant relative of Ethan Allen, was born and raised in North Conway,     
New Hampshire. He attended South Kent School, a small private boarding school in   
Connecticut followed by Williams College, where he graduated as an English major.   
He is no relation to Gordon Clapp, former General Manager and Chairman of the       
Tennessee Valley Authority.