Gordon Clapp (born September 24, 1948) is an American actor, best known for portraying the role of Det. Greg Medavoy for all 12 seasons on the television series NYPD Blue, winning an Emmy Award in 1998.
Clapp, a distant relative of Ethan Allen, was born and raised in North Conway, New Hampshire. He attended South Kent School, a small private boarding school in Connecticut followed by Williams College, where he graduated as an English major. He is no relation to Gordon Clapp, former General Manager and Chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority.
He has appeared in numerous TV shows like Check it Out! and Night Court, also movies (including 4 for his friend, director John Sayles), and stage plays.