Grainger Hines

Grainger Hines

Grainger Hines was an American actor whose career spanned five decades and nearly 100 film and TV credits. Hines got his start as a stage actor in New York City in the early 1970s, and soon after was landing small parts in films like "The Day of the Locust" (1975) and "Rocky II" (1979). By the 1980s, however, Hines was appearing primarily in television shows. He nabbed recurring roles on "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (CBS, 1982-83) and "CHiPS" (NBC, 1977-1983), as well as bit parts on such popular shows as "Knight Rider" (NBC, 1982-86), "T.J. Hooker" (ABC/CBS, 1982-86), and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (Syndication, 1987-1994). By the 1990s Hines was landing more film roles, among them "The Outsider" (1994), "Strong Island Boys" (1997), and "When" (1999). He continued landing mostly small roles on films and TV shows throughout the 2000s, until he landed the part of Doc Whitehead on AMC's "Hell on Wheels" (2011-16) in 2012. Hines appeared on five episodes of the show, which proved to be his highest profile TV role in decades. Over the next couple years Hines landed supporting roles in the films "Bloodline" (2013) and "Marital Science" (2013), as well as a guest spot on the CBS crime procedural "Criminal Minds" (2005-). Then in 2014, after five decades as a professional actor, Hines landed his big break when he joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh's acclaimed historical medical drama "The Knick" (Cinemax, 2014-15). Hines appeared as Captain August Robertson on the series, which premiered its second season to great anticipation in October of 2015.