Birth Date: September 10, 1951 / Age: 61
Birth Place: Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany
Biography: Harry Groener (born 10 September 1951 in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany) is an American actor and dancer, best known for playing Mayor Wilkins in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (season 3).
As a teenager, Groener was apprenticed at the San Francisco City Ballet; he went on to study drama at the University of Washington.
Groener's reputation in New York City rests almost entirely on his work in musical theater, although the bulk of his roles outside New York have been in classical drama. His most important Broadway roles include Will Parker in Oklahoma! (Tony Award nomination, Theatre World Award), Munkustrap in Cats (Tony Award nomination), Georges/George in Sunday in the Park With George, and Bobby Child in Crazy for You (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations). He has performed in regional theaters across the country, including the San Diego Old Globe (where he is an associate artist), Mark Taper Forum, Westwood Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Long Wharf Theater, A.C.T., and the Williamstown Theater Festival.
Groener has performed regularly on TV, including guest appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1990), Star Trek: Voyager (1996), Star Trek: Enterprise (2005) and several dozen other series; he was also a series regular in the sitcom Dear John. Notable film work includes Road to Perdition and About Schmidt.
He was a regular vocalist for the now-defunct Varese Sarabande label, performing on such recordings as Shakespeare on Broadway, Cole Porter: A Musical Toast, and various installments of the Unsung Broadway and Lost in Boston series.
His wife is actress Dawn Didawick, with whom he can be seen dancing in Dance with Me.