Actor Harry Crosby

Harry Lillis Crosby III (born August 8, 1958) is an American investment banker and a former film and television actor.

Personal life

Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California, at Queen of Angels Hospital. He is the fifth son of actor and singer Bing Crosby, the eldest from Bing’s second marriage to actress Kathryn Crosby. Harry is the elder brother of Mary and Nathaniel Crosby; the younger half-brother of Gary, Dennis, Phillip and Lindsay Crosby; the half-uncle of Denise Crosby; the nephew of Bob Crosby and Larry Crosby.

Crosby has been in investment banking since 1985 and is a partner at Cranemere. He attended the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art from 1977 to 1980 and received an MBA at Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration.

Investment banking and private equity

Crosby began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1987, working from associate level to director.

In 1993, he became managing director of the Credit Suisse Financial Sponsors Group, where he established key relationships. He subsequently became group head and managing director of North America Financial Sponsors Group at Merrill Lynch, where he managed clients such as KKR, Carlyle and Bain.

In 2005, he became general partner at Snow Phipps, a private equity firm specializing in leveraged acquisitions, build-ups, recapitalizations, restructuring, and growth equity investments, of small to middle market companies. He was involved in the firm’s sale of Excel Mining Systems to Orica for approximately $670mn.

In 2012, he became general partner at Cranemere, investing in middle market private companies in North America, Germany and Austria. Crosby has also served on a number of other corporate boards, including that of Excel Mining Systems.


Crosby has served on philanthropic boards, including the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, a charitable organisation that funds education, health, human services, arts, community and environmental projects.

As a trained musician, he is also an active fundraiser and board member of Jazz at Lincoln Center, a major performing arts institution structured as a non-profit organization and housed at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan, New York. He has worked alongside the likes of Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Film and television

Before his career in banking and private equity, Crosby gained show business experience at an early age by appearing with his father and family on various Christmas television specials from 1970 to 1977 and at the London Palladium in 1976 and 1977. He has appeared in several films and television programs including The Hollywood Palace, Friday the 13th, Riding for the Pony Express and The Private History of a Campaign That Failed.


Year Title Role Notes
1980 Friday the 13th Bill Brown
1981 The Private History of a Campaign That Failed Cpl. Ed Stevens TV movie
Year Title Role Notes
1966–68 The Hollywood Palace Himself (singer) 3 episodes
1970 Bing Crosby’s Christmas Show Himself TV special
1971 Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas Himself TV special
1972 Christmas with the Bing Crosbys Himself TV special
1973 Bing Crosby’s Sun Valley Christmas Show Himself TV special
1974 Christmas with the Bing Crosby’s Himself TV special
1975 Merry Christmas, Fred, from the Crosbys Himself TV special
1976 Bing Crosby’s White Christmas Himself TV special
1977 Bing – A 50th Anniversary Gala Himself TV special
1977 Bing in Norway Himself TV special
1977 Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas Himself TV special
1978 Bing Crosby: The Christmas Years Himself TV special
1980 Riding for the Pony Express Albie Foreman TV pilot
1984 Double Trouble Steven Episode: “Heartache”

External Links

Actor Harry Crosby – Wikipedia

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