Gil Bellows, Actor: The Shawshank Redemption. Gil Bellows was born on June 28, 1967 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is an actor and producer, known for The Shawshank Redemption (1994), House at the End of the Street (2012) and The Weather Man (2005). He has been married to Rya Kihlstedt since 1994. They have two children.