Birth Name: Gil Gerard
Gilbert Gerard was born on Jan. 23, 1943 in Little Rock, AR. His father worked in sales, while his mother was a college instructor. At Little Rock's Catholic High School for Boys, he was an outgoing, athletic student who also enjoyed performing in school plays. After high school, he attended Arkansas State Teachers College, where he studied chemistry. Gerard dropped out before graduation, however, taking a job as an industrial chemist. He quickly moved up the ranks and was about to make vice president when he learned that he needed to earn his master's. Unwilling to admit that he walked out on his bachelor's degree, Gerard quit his job and decided to pursue acting instead. He moved to New Yo...