From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Gervais Duan "G. D." Spradlin (born August 31, 1920) is an American actor. He often plays devious authority figures. He is credited in over 70 television and film productions, and has performed alongside such notable actors as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, George C. Scott, Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Jack Palance, Martin Sheen, Christopher Walken, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Nolte and Harrison Ford. Description above from the Wikipedia article G. D. Spradlin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.