Bonerz, Peter 1938-

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Bonerz, Peter 1938-


Born August 6, 1938, in Portsmouth, NH; son of Christopher Andrew (a military intelligence officer) and Elfrieda Anne (maiden name, Kern) Bonerz; married Rosalind DiTrapani, December 13, 1963; children: Eric, Eli. Education: Marquette University, B.S., 1960.


Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, CA 90212. Manager—George Shapiro, Shapiro/West and Associates, 141 El Camino Dr., Suite 205, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.


Director and actor. The Committee (improvisational comedy troupe), San Francisco, CA, member of company, 1963-69; University of California, Los Angeles, instructor in acting and directing, 1991-94; University of Southern California, instructor, 1999. Military service: U.S. Army, 1961-63.

Awards, Honors:

Directors Guild of America Award nomination (with others), outstanding directorial achievement in a comedy series, 1992, for "Uh Oh: Part 2," Murphy Brown; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding directing in a comedy series, 1993, for "You Say Potato, I Say Potato," Murphy Brown; Directors Guild of America Award nomination, outstanding directorial achievement in a comedy series, 1994, for "Angst for the Memory," Murphy Brown; some sources also cite Annual CableAce Award nomination, National Cable Television Association, 1996.


Television Director; Series:

ALF, NBC, multiple episodes, 1986-87.

Murphy Brown, CBS, multiple episodes, between 1991 and 1998.

Friends, NBC, multiple episodes, between 1994 and 1998.

Good Morning, Miami, NBC, multiple episodes, 2003-2004.

The Stones, CBS, 2004.

Television Director; Episodic:

The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974.

When Things Were Rotten, 1975.

Good Heavens, 1976.

Szysznyk, 1977.

Apple Pie, ABC, 1978.

Archie Bunker's Place, CBS, 1979.

Park Place, CBS, 1981.

9 to 5, ABC, 1982.

Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs, CBS, 1984.

It's Your Move, NBC, 1984.

"All Tied Up," E/R, CBS, 1985.

"A Change in Policy," E/R, CBS, 1985.

"The Honeybunnies," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

"Dating Henry," You Again?, NBC, 1986.

"A New Life," You Again?, NBC, 1986.

"All You Need Is Love," You Again?, NBC, 1986.

My Sister Sam, CBS, 1986.

The Thorns, ABC, 1988.

Doctor Doctor, 1989.

1st & Ten (also known as 1st and Ten: In Your Face!), HBO, 1990.

Flying Blind, Fox, 1992.

"Prima Dava," Love & War, 1993.

"Oh Give Me a Home Where the Mathers Don't Roam," Wings, NBC, 1994.

"Sleepless in Nantucket," Wings, NBC, 1994.

"Sweeps Week," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1995.

"The Breakup," NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1995.

"Star and Comet Collide! Giant Bugs Invade!," The Naked Truth (also known as Wilde Again), NBC, 1995.

Pearl, CBS, 1996.

Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1997.

Three Sisters, NBC, 2001.

"The Easter Rebellion," The Fighting Fitzgeralds, NBC, 2001.

"Arianna," My Big Fat Greek Life, CBS, 2003.

"Val and Holly's Not Boyfriends," What I Like About You, The WB, 2004.

"Oh Baby," Living with Fran, The WB, 2005.

"Who's the Parent?," Living with Fran, The WB, 2005.

"Joey and the ESL," Joey, NBC, 2005.

"Joey and the Holding Hands," Joey, NBC, 2006.

"Joey and the Beard," Joey, NBC, 2006.

Also directed episodes of Animaniacs (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Animaniacs"), Fox; Foley Square, CBS; Friends and Lovers; Getting Personal; Home Improvement, ABC; Hope & Gloria, NBC; The Hughleys, ABC; Likely Stories, Vol. 4; Mary Tyler Moore (also known as The Mary Tyler Moore Show); Minor Adjustments; Movie Stars, The WB; Mr. Rhodes, NBC; Room for Two, ABC; Soul Man, ABC; Together We Stand (also known as Nothing Is Easy), CBS; True Colors; and The Two of Us, CBS.

Television Director; Pilots:

Sheila, CBS, 1977.

Father O Father, ABC, 1977.

A Dog's Life, NBC, 1979.

G.I.s, CBS, 1980.

Love, Natalie, NBC, 1980.

High Five, NBC, 1982.

In Security, CBS, 1982.

Back Together, CBS, 1984.

The Recovery Room, CBS, 1985.

Good Morning, Miss Bliss (also known as What Now, Mrs. Davis), NBC, 1987.

Julie Brown: The Show, CBS, 1989.

Drive, Fox, 2006.

Television Director; Other:

Sharing Richard (movie), CBS, 1988.

The Sweet Spot (miniseries), Comedy Central, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Jerry Robinson, The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1972-76.

Franklin Hart, Jr., 9 to 5, ABC, 1982-83.

George Bernstein-Flynn, Three Sisters, NBC, 2001-2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Carter Dowling, How to Break Up a Happy Divorce, NBC, 1976.

Andrew McLaren, Mirror, Mirror, NBC, 1979.

Phil Tanton, Your Placeor Mine, CBS, 1983.

Pete Benfield, Circle of Violence: A Family Drama (also known as Circle of Violence), CBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Girard, The Bastard (also known as The Kent Chronicles), syndicated, 1978.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Stanley, "A Storm in Summer" (also known as "The Merchant of Scarsdale"), Hallmark Hall of Fame (also known as Hallmark Television Playhouse), NBC, 1970.

A World of Love, 1970.

Story Theatre, syndicated, 1971.

The Bob Newhart Show 19th Anniversary Special, CBS, 1991.

Voice, Wisconsin: An American Portrait, 2000.

"Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, Look Out Haskell, It's Real: The Making of "Medium Cool," 2001.

(Uncredited) Dr. Jerry Robinson (in archive footage), On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize, PBS, 2002.

Intimate Portrait: Suzanne Pleshette, Lifetime, 2002.

TV Land Landmarks: Breaking the Mold, TV Land, 2004.

The 3rd Annual TV Land Awards (also known as TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV), TV Land, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Chips, "The Pirates of Flounder Bay," Summer Fun, ABC, 1966.

Peter Stefan, Elke, CBS, 1971.

Tony Sheridan, Dad's a Dog, ABC, 1990.

George Bernstein-Flynn, Three Sisters, NBC, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Boswell, "Morticia, the Writer," The Addams Family, ABC, 1965.

Proctor, "Oh, How We Danced," Hey, Landlord, 1967.

Larry Yorkin, "7 1/4: Part 2," That Girl, 1968.

Earl, "The Ransom," Hawaii Five-0 (also known as McGarrett), 1970.

George Harvard, "Death Is a Seven Point Favorite," McMillan & Wife, 1971.

Doctor, "TV or Not TV," Sanford and Son, 1972.

"Mr. Right," Good Heavens, 1976.

Himself, Stumpers!, NBC, 1976.

Henry Stokes, "The Prison Game," Visions, 1977.

"The Borrowing," George Burns Comedy Week, CBS, 1985.

Calhoun Fletcher, "The Perfect Foil," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1986.

Voice of insurance agent, "Family Challenge," Dinosaurs (animated), ABC, 1991.

Jerry Robinson, "Better to Have Loved and Flossed," Bob, 1993.

(Uncredited) Theatre patron, "The One with the Screamer," Friends, NBC, 1997.

Peter, "Totally Tool Time," Home Improvement, ABC, 1997.

Dr. Robins, "The Cameo Episode," George & Leo, CBS, 1997.

Voice of Rabbi Katz, "Ron the Man," Kim Possible (animated; also known as Disney's "Kim Possible"), Disney Channel, 2003.

Himself, "Wacky Neighbors," TV Land's Top Ten, TV Land, 2005.

Also appeared in "U.S.A.," Hollywood Television Theatre; and as Charles Berkus in an episode of Love & War.

Film Appearances:

Perry, Funnyman, New Yorker, 1967.

Gus, Medium Cool, Paramount, 1969.

Himself, A Session with the Committee, 1969.

Mr. Bentley, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?, Cinerama, 1969.

Captain J. S. McWatt, Catch-22, Paramount, 1970.

Sergei, Jennifer on My Mind, United Artists, 1971.

Buck, Fuzz, United Artists, 1972.

Dr. Leonard Miller, Serial, Paramount, 1980.

Randall Kendall, Nobody's Perfekt, Columbia, 1981.

Ed Weinberger, Man on the Moon (also known as Der Mondmann), Universal, 1999.

Film Director:

Nobody's Perfekt, Columbia, 1981.

Police Academy 6: City under Siege, Warner Bros, 1989.

Stage Appearances:

(Off-Broadway debut) Member of ensemble, The Premise, The Premise, 1962.

(Broadway debut) Member of ensemble, Story Theatre (also known as Paul Sills' "Story Theatre"), Ambassador Theatre, 1970-71.

President Hale, The White House Murder Case, Circle in the Square Downtown, New York City, 1970.

Stage Director:

Oscar and Felix: A New Look at the Odd Couple, Geffen Playhouse, Westwood, CA, 2002.



(With John Korty) Funnyman, New Yorker, 1967.