HAL’s Pal Gary Lockwood Shirtless


Born John Gary Yurosek in Van Nuys, CA, Gary Lockwood is best known as Dr. Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Lockwood started out as a stuntman and stand-in for Anthony Perkins.  His acting debut was in an uncredited role in the 1959 film Warlock.  Prior to Space Odyssey, Lockwood starred in to short-lived televisions series:  Follow the Sun and The Lieutenant.  His career after Space Odyssey was mainly appearances in many television series episodes including; The Six Million Dollar Man, The Streets of San Francisco, Police Story, Barnaby Jones,  Simon & Simon , and Murder She Wrote.
Speaking of his career Lockwood said: “I’m an actor.  I’ve done a little bit of everything.  An actor is kind of like a cowboy.  The show’s over on Sunday and then you ride off to the next gig.  Basically, that’s what show business is all about.”