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.”