Eddie Garrett

Actor, TV Actor

1927 – 2010


Who was Eddie Garrett?

Eddie Garrett was an American actor best known for his role on the NBC television series, Quincy, M.E., in which he portrayed a silver-haired photographer for the Los Angeles coroner's office in more than 100 episodes of the series.

Garrett was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 19, 1927, to parents, Robert and Anna Gehrt. He originally became interested in acting by doing impressions of Bing Crosby for his parents. Ultimately, Garrett learned more than 100 voices and impressions, which he would later use in a nightclub act that lasted more than 16 years.

Both of Garrett's parents died within nine months of each other when he was 13 years old. He was sent to live with aunts, first in Sacramento and then to Los Angeles.

His film credits included a role as a bartender in the 1977 film, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, opposite Diane Keaton and a police officer in the 1971 film, Dirty Harry, starring Clint Eastwood. On television, Garrett was best known for playing a coroner's office photographer in more than 100 episodes of Quincy, M.E. throughout the 1980s. His other television credits included roles on Medical Center, Batman and Ironside. Garrett also appeared on The Odd Couple, opposite Jack Klugman, a personal friend.

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Nov 19, 1927
Also known as
  • Edward Gehrt
  • Garrett Dancers
  • Ed Garrett
  • Eddie
  • United States of America
May 13, 2010

on July 23, 2013


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