Geoffrey Blake is an Emmy nominated, two-time SAG Award winning actor best known for his role as ‘Wesley’ (the abusive radical boyfriend) opposite Robin Wright’s ‘Jennie’ in the iconic Academy Award Best Picture Forrest Gump (1994). In addition to Forrest Gump (1994), Blake has appeared alongside Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks in multiple films. Those performances are part of Blake’s frequent collaborations with such Academy Award winning filmmakers as Robert Zemeckis and Ron Howard (Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), Cast Away (2000), Apollo 13 (1995), Edtv (1999), Frost Nixon) whose films alone have garnered over $2,000,000,000 in Box office. Blake’s most critically acclaimed performance was that of the preppy pipe-smoking astrophysicist ‘Fisher’, the right hand man, in the Sci-Fi classic Contact opposite Academy Award winner Jodie Foster.
Blake has well over 100 credits to his name in both television and film. In the 1980’s and early 1990’s, he frequently collaborated with friend and colleague, Emilio Estevez. The two met on the generation defining film Young Guns (1988) where Blake portrayed ‘McCloskey’, the Young Gun snitch, opposite Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Dermot Mulroney. Blake would go on to make four more films with Estevez as both an actor and director (Men at Work, Rated X, The War at Home, Nightbreaker). He also worked with other luminary filmmakers such as Ridley & Tony Scott (The Man in the High Castle, Enemy of the State), Paul Mazursky (The Pickle), Frank Darabont (Mob City), Barry Levinson (Wag the Dog), Roland Joffe in Texas Rising (2015) and numerous others. In addition, he has appeared in a multitude of Emmy Award winning series, mini-series, and movies for television with prolific content providers such as Steven Bochco, David Milch, Jerry Bruckheimer, Shonda Rhimes, David Shore, Paul Attanosio, Don Bellisario, and Dick Wolf, repeatedly reaching out to Blake to be on their shows.
Simultaneously, Blake stars in two series as recurring regulars. In Agent X for TNT, Blake portrays ‘Gray Lawson’, the Machiavellian Director of the CIA, opposite Academy Award Nominee Sharon Stone and James Earl Jones. He also recurs in Ridley Scott/Scott Free’s The Man in the High Castle, Amazon Prime’s highest rated and most critically praised one-hour drama to date. Based on the Phillip P. Dicks Hugo award winning Dystopian novel, Blake portrays ‘Doc Meyer’ the leader of the American East Coast resistance to the Nazi occupiers and nemesis to Rufus Sewell’s menacing Third Reich killer sociopath.
In 2014, Blake spent five months in Durango, Mexico filming History Channel’s 10-hour mini-series event Texas Rising (2015) directed by two-time Academy Award Nominee Roland Joffe (Killing Fields, The Mission). Blake came to the production by way of his colleague Bill Paxton, whom he previously worked opposite in Apollo 13 and Mighty Joe Young. Blake portrays ‘Col. George Hockley’; confidant, agitate, right hand man and second in command to Paxton’s ‘General Sam Houston’. Blake relished at the opportunity of working with Paxton again as well with fellow actors Ray Liotta, Olivier Martinez, Brendon Fraser, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and numerous others.
Raised in Northern California, Blake sparked his love for acting and writing as a member of The American Conservatory Theatre at the ripe old age of 16. He started his career under the tutelage of John Housman at the USC School of Theatre. He went on to study with legendary acting teacher Peggy Feury at the Loft Studio, where among his classmates were his generation’s finest actors (Sean Penn, Forrest Whitaker, Meg Ryan, Nicolas Cage, Michelle Pfeifer to name just a few). Later he studied with, often mentioned in Academy Award winner’s speeches, Larry Moss.
Not only is Blake an award winning actor, he is also a highly respected screenplay writer alongside his scribe partner and wife, Marcia Blake. Together, they have written projects for A-Level film talent such as Robert Towne (Chinatown), Tom Cruise’s production companies, Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Robert Deniro’s Tribeca, major studios, and HBO.
Together with Marcia, Blake has the great fortune of raising two sons. His family inspires and supports him in his creative endeavors where he strives and blessed to stay working at the top tiers of the Entertainment Industry.
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