|Date of Birth||February 26, 1958|
|Origin||Houston, Texas, USA|
Life & Career
Germann was born in Houston. The family moved to Lookout Mountain outside of Golden, Colorado. His mother, Marlene Marian (née Faulkner), was a homemaker, and his father, Edward A. Germann, was a playwright and professor. Germann became a theater major at the University of Northern Colorado. He began acting in New York theatre including Biloxi Blues where he was the original understudy for star Matthew Broderick, Assassins, The Person I Once Was (opposite Holly Hunter) and War Games. He has had roles in numerous films and television shows, including Ned and Stacey. In 2006, he guest-starred in the series, Desperate Housewives.
Germann directed a few Ally McBeal episodes, including "Fear of Flirting" (season 5, episode 4). He appeared on ABC's In Case of Emergency as Sherman Yablonsky until it was canceled after one season and also in the pilot episode of Eureka as the director of operations, Warren King. He did not reprise the role, and his character's disappearance was explained in the official comic book as having been reassigned to Alaska.
Germann has appeared in NCIS since the Season 10 episode, "Shiva", playing NCIS Assistant Director Jerome Craig. Later, in the episode, "Canary", he briefly took over the agency while the Director at the time was on temporary leave following a family tragedy.
Germann has appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in the Season 14 episode, "Undercover Blue", playing A.D.A. Derek Strauss.
Gallery of photographic stills released to promote the actor.