Lander, David L. 1947– (David Lander)

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LANDER, David L. 1947
(David Lander)


Original name, David Landau; born June 22, 1947, in Brooklyn, NY; father and mother, both schoolteachers; married Thea Poole (a photographer), 1971 (divorced, 1978); married Kathy Fields (a photographer), 1979; children: (second marriage) Natalie. Education: Attended Carnegie Tech and New York University. Avocational Interests: Baseball and serving as spokesperson for National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Addresses: Agent Arlene Thornton & Associates, 12001 Ventura Place, Suite 201, Studio City, CA 91604.

Career: Actor and writer. Credibility Gap (an improvisational group), member; created public service announcement for multiple sclerosis (with Michael McKean), 2003; Anaheim Angels, baseball scout, 1997.

Awards, Honors: Ambassador of the Year Award, Multiple Sclerosis Society, 2000.


Film Appearances:

The Twelve Chairs, 1970.

Cracking Up, American International Pictures, 1977.

(As David Lander) Joe, 1941, MCA/Universal, 1979.

The beggar, Wholly Moses, Columbia, 1980.

Freddie Paris, Used Cars, Columbia, 1980.

Pepe, Pandemonium, United Artists, 1982.

Voice of Fred Hero, Le BigBang (also known as The Big Bang ), 1984.

Stemple, The Man with One Red Shoe, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1985.

Restaurant man #1, Malcolm, Vestron Pictures, 1986.

Bruce Burger, Funland, Double Helix Films, 1986.

Army guard, Steele Justice, Paramount, 1987.

(As David Lander) Voice of Smart Ass, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Buena Vista, 1988.

Squirt, Masters of Menace, New Line Cinema, 1990.

Schumann, Steel and Lace, Fries Entertainment, 1991.

(Uncredited) Radio sportscaster, A League of Their Own, Columbia, 1992.

Voice of Frankie da Flea, Tom and Jerry: The Movie (animated), Miramax, 1992.

Norman, Betrayal of the Dove, 1993.

Ava's Magical Adventure, Prism Pictures, 1994.

Voice of Thumper, A Bug's Life (animated), Buena Vista, 1998.

Mayor Burgabom, The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer, APix Entertainment, 1998.

Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure (animated), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999.

Voice of the Mayor, Titan A.E. (animated; also known as Titan: After Earth ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2000.

Principal Squiggy, Scary Movie, Dimension Films, 2000.

Reverend Stillwater, Say It Isn't So, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2001.

Voice of Bird, Dr. Dolittle 2 (also known as DR.2 and DR2 ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2001.

Voices of Yokian guard and Gus, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (animated), Paramount, 2001.

Principal Squiggman, Scary Movie 2, Dimension Films, 2001.

Gerry King, Jane White Is Sick & Twisted (animated), Artist View Entertainment, 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Jerry Lewis, Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down?, ABC, 1970.

The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (also known as The New Saturday Superstar Movie ), ABC, 1972.

Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggmann, Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends ), ABC, 19761983.

Likely Stories, Vol. 1, Cinemax, 1981.

Voice of Milo De Venus, Galaxy High School, CBS, 1986.

Lenny Nordhoff, Freddy's Nightmares (also known as Freddy's Nightmares: A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Series ), 1988.

Camp Candy, NBC, 1989.

Valdja Gochktch, On the Air, ABC, 1992.

Voice of Lechner, Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills, USA Network, 1994.

Voices of Hathi and Arthur, Jungle Cubs (animated; also known as Disney's Jungle Cubs ), ABC, 1996.

Elvis Kryzcewski, Pacific Blue, USA Network, 19961998.

Dr. Martin Guthrie, The Bold and the Beautiful (also known as Belleza y poder ), CBS, 19971998.

Voice of Ceasar, 100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd, Nickelodeon, 1999.

Voice of Henry the penguin, Oswald (animated), Nickelodeon, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Voice of Jud, Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection, ABC, 1972.

The Jamesons, Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare, ABC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice of Doc Boy, A Garfield Christmas (animated), CBS, 1987.

Mr. Sylvester, Darlin' Clementine, Showtime, 1987.

The 6th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1992.

Himself, A '70s Celebration: The Beat Is Back, NBC, 1993.

Himself, The Laverne & Shirley Reunion, ABC, 1995.

TV's Funniest Friends & Neighbors, NBC, 1995.

(As David Lander) 1998 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, TV Land, 1998.

Himself, Tvography: Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley ), Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Squiggy, Entertainment Tonight Presents: Laverne and Shirley Together Again, ABC, 2002.

Himself, ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration, ABC, 2003.

Also appeared in Intimate Portrait: Penny Marshall, Lifetime.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Voice of Jud, Gidget Makes the Wrong Connection, ABC, 1973.

Wimpy guy, Partners in Life, CBS, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As David Lander) Lorio, "Who Plays the Dummy?," Department S, ITV, 1969.

Milt the delivery boy, "Ship of Shrinks," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974.

Mel Towers, "Call Me Grandma," Rhoda, 1975.

David Gordon, "Hot Dogs," Barney Miller, ABC, 1975.

Himself, America 2Night, 1978.

Squiggy, "Fonzie's Funeral: Part 2," Happy Days, ABC, 1979.

Squiggy, American Bandstand, 1979.

Cohost, Fridays, 1981.

Squendelyn, "How's Your Sister?," Laverne and Shirley, 1983.

Ed, "The Smile in the Third Row," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1985.

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

Eli Walsh, "The Convict," Matlock, NBC, 1987.

Alvie "The Weasel" Hortsnagel, "Bad Betty," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1988.

"What Do You Call a Call Girl Mystery," Father Dowling Mysteries, NBC, 1989.

James Self, "Their Divided Self," Monsters, syndicated, 1989.

Eli, "Married ... with Prom Queen: The Sequel," Married ... with Children, Fox, 1989.

Ferengi tactician, "Peak Performance," Star Trek: The Next Generation, syndicated, 1989.

Tim Pinkle, "The Orchids Curse," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

Mr. Freelik, "Alan Goes Crimson," Head of the Class, 1990.

Voice of Weazel, "Vowel Play," TaleSpin (animated), syndicated, 1990.

Tim Pinkle, "Wounds and Scars," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1991.

Tim Pinkle, "Miss Twin Peaks," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1991.

Voice of Nitro, "Appointment in Crime Alley," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), Fox, 1992.

Freddy Flanagan, "False Witness," Matrix, USA Network, 1993.

M. C., "Marathon," A League of Their Own, CBS, 1993.

Himself/Squiggy, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1994.

Oliver, "We're Going to Disney World: Parts 1 & 2," Family Matters, ABC, 1995.

The landlord, "Val's Apartment," The Nanny, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Sewer King, "Abner Come Home/The Sewer King," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1996.

Filth soldier, "Tick vs. Filth," The Tick (animated), 1996.

(Uncredited) Himself, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1996.

Voice of Sqweek, "The Main Man: Parts 1 & 2," Superman (animated), The WB, 1996.

Himself, "Mimi's Day Parade," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1996.

Inspector 17, "House Party, or Play That Funky White Music Droid," Homeboys in Outer Space, 1996.

Norman Guilfoyle, "Gun Play," Nash Bridges, CBS, 1997.

Himself, "Edelweiss," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 1997.

Miner, "Mining Accident," The Weird Al Show, CBS, 1997.

Himself, "BooBooKitty," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Cartoon Network, 1997.

Voice of Beaver, "Johnny Bravo/Jungle Boy in 'Mr. Monkeyman'/Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women," Johnny Bravo (animated), Cartoon Network, 1997.

Willie Andrews, "Food Fight," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1998.

Voice of Leonard Weems, "Randall's Friends," Recess (animated), 1999.

Voice of Leonard Weems, "Stand Up Randall," Recess (animated), 1999.

Postmaster, "Sabrina, the Teenage Writer," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, ABC, 1999.

Cecil Rusk, "In Transit," L.A. Heat, TNT, 1999.

First wrestling announcer, "Separate Beds," Mad about You, NBC, 1999.

(As David Lander) Wrestling promoter, "To Thine Own Self Be True," Arli$$, HBO, 1999.

Eugene Gardner/Greenthumb, "Roses Are Red, You're Dead," Black Scorpion, SciFi Channel, 2001.

Voice of Squiggy, "Helter Shelter," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2002.

Also appeared in Saved by the Bell: The New Class; Sports Talk; This Week Indoors, Cinemax; The Rich Hall Show, Showtime; Beating the Odds, Discovery Health Channel; as guest panelist, The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour; voice, Tom and Jerry Kids Show (animated), Fox; voice, Rick Moranis in Gravedale High (animated), NBC; voice, Prostars (animated), NBC; Sid Smollen, Getting By; Mr. Farber, Family Album; voice of Horace, Disney's 101 Dalmatians: The Series (animated); voice, Droopy Master Detective (animated); voice of Nocturno, "None Like It Hot," Quack Pack (animated); voice of Shrimp, "Double Bubble," Little Mermaid (animated); voice of Timmy the Toilet, "Sani Paper," Pepper Ann (animated).

Television Work; Series:

Original consultant, Laverne & Shirley (also known as Laverne & Shirley & Company and Laverne & Shirley & Friends ), ABC, 1976.


Video Games:

Voices of the Inquisition and Bickering Torch, Zork: Grand Inquisitor, 1997.


Television Episodes:

(With Michael McKean and Harry Shearer) "Hi, Neighbor," Laverne and Shirley, 1976.

Also wrote episodes of Sid & Marty Krofft's Redeye Express, CBS, and ROMP!.


Fall Down Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody, 2000.



NewsRecord, May 19, 2002.

The Record, June 7, 2003.


David L. Lander Official Site,, December 16, 2003.

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