Lake, Don 1956–

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Lake, Don 1956–

(Donald Lake)


Born November 26, 1956, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; married Claire (an actress); children: Taylor.


Agent—Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 West Sunset Blvd., #1125, West Hollywood, CA 90069-3606. Manager—Divine Management, 3822 Latrobe St., Los Angeles, CA 90031.


Actor, screenwriter. Appeared in television commercials for Dockers clothing and Wendy's restaurants.

Awards, Honors:

Florida Film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble, Canadian Comedy Award nomination, film—pretty funny performance—male, 2004, for A Mighty Wind.


Film Appearances:

Man in plastic, Don't Answer the Phone! (also known as The Hollywood Strangler), Crown International Pictures, 1980.

Alfred Jordon, Lookin' to Get Out, Paramount, 1982.

Mr. Wig, Police Academy, Warner Bros., 1984.

Barney, The Pink Chiquitas, 1986.

Elliot Jacobs, Blue Monkey (also known as Green Monkey and Insect!), International Spectrafilm, 1987.

Patsy Fuqua, The Big Town, Columbia Pictures, 1987.

Manic Mike, Short Circuit 2, RCA Home Video, 1988.

Something About Love, 1988.

Whitman, Speed Zone! (also known as Cannonball Fever), Media Home Entertainment, 1989.

Mossberg, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also known as T2 and T2-Terminator 2: Judgment Day), TriStar Pictures, 1991.

Doctor, Hot Shots!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Sergeant Simon, Super Mario Bros., Warner Espanola, S.A., 1993.

Window display manager, Beethoven's 2nd, United International Pictures, 1993.

Lieutenant Bailey, Wagons East, TriStar, 1994.

Phil Burgess, Blaine historian, Waiting for Guffman, Sony Pictures Classics, 1996.

Flight surgeon, Rocket Man (also known as Rocket-Man), Buena Vista, 1997.

Elias, Almost Heroes, Warner Bros., 1998.

Donald, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Transplant man, Return to Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Graham Chissolm, Best in Show, Warner Bros., 2000.

Donald, The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave (video), 2000.

Elliott Steinbloom, A Mighty Wind, Warner Bros., 2003.

Ben Lilly, For Your Consideration, Warner Independent, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Various, Bizarre, 1980.

Pet Peeves, 1986.

Mr. Snelling, My Talk Show, 1990-91.

Mr. Preston, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures, Fox, 1992.

Brad, The Building, CBS, 1993.

Keith Jedzik, The Bonnie Hunt Show (also known as Bonnie), CBS, 1995.

Voice of Mr. Finky and others, Pepper Ann (animated; also known as Disney's "Pepper Ann"), ABC, 1997.

Dr. Zimmerman, Watching Ellie, NBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Really Weird Tales, 1987.

Lieutenant Sneed, Hostage for a Day, Fox, 1994.

Roy Poulet, Sodbusters, Showtime, 1994.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Grady, Hands of a Stranger, NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Out of Our Minds, syndicated, 1984.

Dickey Sins, The Second City Toronto 15th Anniversary, CBC and Showtime, 1988.

Committee member, The Best of SCTV, ABC, 1988.

The Dave Thomas Comedy Show, CBS, 1990.

Slim Jim, Lola, ABC, 1990.

HBO Director, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, 1999.

Interviewee, The Hunt, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cue card guy, "The Great White North Palace," SCTV Network 90, NBC, 1982.

Troy, "Jane Eyrehead," SCTV Network 90, NBC, 1982.

Mr. Wilkinson, "The Five Labours of Hercules: Parts 1 & 2," The Littlest Hobo, 1983.

Dr. Post, Hot Shots, CBS, 1986.

A. C. Boone, "Diamonds Aren't Forever," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, 1989.

Stage manager, "The Morning Show," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989.

Man number one, "A Happy Guy's Christmas," Mr. Belvedere, 1989.

Bob Johnson, "Do You Believe in Miracles?," Midnight Caller, 1990.

Sheldon Boehm, "Good Doc, Bad Doc: Part 1," Doctor Doctor, 1990.

Mr. Higgins, "Kind of a Drag," My Two Dads, 1990.

Sheldon Boehm, "Malpractice Makes Imperfect: Part 2," Doctor Doctor, 1990.

Ira Lefko, Parker Lewis, Fox, 1990.

Mr. Porter, "Older and Wiser," The Golden Girls, CBS, 1991.

First cop, Blossom, NBC, 1991.

Moss, Empty Nest, NBC, 1991.

L.A. Law, NBC, 1991.

Fred, Camp Wilder, ABC, 1992.

Roger Huff, Likely Suspects, Fox, 1992.

Voice, Super Dave, Showtime, 1992.

Justice of the Peace, Love & War, CBS, 1993.

Dr. Fenton, The Boys Are Back, CBS, 1994.

Dr. Whitehorn, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1994.

Steffan O'Day, The Martin Short Show, NBC, 1994.

Bob, "The Class Reunion," Ellen (also known as These Friends of Mine), ABC, 1994.

Donald Glanz, Super Dave's Vegas Spectacular, Showtime, 1995.

Howard Fletcher, Goode Behavior, UPN, 1996.

IRS man, "Johnny and the Pacemakers," Double Rush, 1995.

Sid Varella, Sparks, UPN, 1996.

Joel Mytelka, the sneaky janitor, Murder One, ABC, 1997.

Larry Epstein, "Playing Doctor," Men Behaving Badly, 1997.

Voice of Harold Fervel, "Chimp off the Old Block," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Panelist, The List, VH1, 1999.

Voice of Mr. Naven, "Always Knock the Postman Twice," Teacher's Pet (animated; also known as Disney's "Teacher's Pet"), ABC, 2000.

Rudy Garfield, "Fork You Very Much," Philly, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Bill McClaw, "No Matter Where You Go, There You Are," Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2003.

Clown, "Nightshift," Life with Bonnie, ABC, 2004.

Richard, "The Morning After," Committed, NBC, 2005.



The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Return to Me, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Television Episodes:

Maniac Mansion, The Family Channel, 1990.

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