About this actor
Gary Lockwood (born February 21, 1937) is an American actor perhaps best known for his iconic 1968 role as the astronaut Dr. Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey. He is father of the actress Samantha Lockwood. Both currently live in Los Angeles. Lockwood's birth name was John Gary Yurosek. He was born in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley of southern California. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles on a football scholarship. He was married to Stefanie Powers in the 1960s and Denise DuBarry in the 1980s. Lockwood was a movie stuntman, and a stand-in for Anthony Perkins prior to his acting debut in 1959 in an uncredited bit role in Warlock. Lockwood's two series came early in his career, and each lasted only a single season. ABC's Hawaii-set Follow the Sun (1961–62) cast him in support of Brett Halsey and Barry Coe, who played adventurous magazine writers based in Honolulu. Lockwood was Eric Jason, who did the legwork for their articles, but his on-screen time was...