Pankin, Stuart 1946–

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PANKIN, Stuart 1946


Born April 8, 1946, in Philadelphia, PA; married; children: one son. Education: Dickinson College, B.A., 1968; Columbia University, M.F.A., 1971.

Addresses: Agent Abrams Artist Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor. Appeared in commercials, including work for Herbal Essences hair care products, Nextel, and various computer and Internet products.

Awards, Honors: Annual CableACE awards, best actor, National Cable Television Association, 1985 and 1986, both for Not Necessarily the News.


Television Appearances; Series:

Anthony "Stuf" Danelli, The San Pedro Beach Bums, ABC, 1977.

Al Tuttle, No Soap, Radio, ABC, 1982.

Bob Charles and other roles, Not Necessarily the News, HBO, 19831988.

Jace Simpson, Falcon Crest, CBS, 19891990.

Mike Dooley, Nearly Departed (also known as Ghost Story ), NBC, 1989.

Benny Appleman, Knots Landing, CBS, 1991.

Voice of Earl Sinclair, Dinosaurs, ABC, 19911994.

Vice Principal Kurt Fust, Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher, The WB, 19961997.

Voice, Disney's Hercules (animated), ABC and syndicated, 1998.

Mr. Gerard, For Your Love, The WB, 19982000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Frank, The Brady Girls Get Married (also known as The Brady Brides ), NBC, 1981.

Earthbound, NBC, 1982.

Not Necessarily Politics, HBO, 1984.

Not Necessarily Television, HBO, 1985.

Not Necessarily the Year in Review, HBO, 1986.

Not Necessarily the News: Inside Politics, HBO, 1987.

Not Necessarily the News: Inside Washington, HBO, 1987.

Not Necessarily the News: Inside Entertainment, HBO, 1987.

Bob Charles, Not Necessarily the Media, HBO, 1987. Comic Relief II, HBO, 1987.

Host, "Stuart Pankin," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1987.

Not Necessarily the Year in Review, HBO, 1988.

Not Necessarily the News: Reagan's Legacy, HBO, 1988.

Not Necessarily the News of the World, HBO, 1988.

More Best of Not Necessarily the News, HBO, 1988.

Bob Charles, Not Necessarily the Year in Review, HBO, 1989.

Not Necessarily the News Reunion Show, HBO, 1990.

HBO's 20th AnniversaryWe Hardly Believe It Ourselves (also known as HBO's 20th Anniversary SpecialWe Don't Believe It Ourselves ), HBO and CBS, 1992.

Baseball Relief, HBO, 1993.

The Show Formerly Known As the Martin Short Show, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Harvey, Valentine Magic on Love Island (also known as Magic on Love Island ), NBC, 1980.

Robert, A Different Affair, CBS, 1987.

Aaron, Father and Scout, ABC, 1994.

Calvin Burrows, Down, Out & Dangerous, 1995.

James Riley, Babylon 5: The River of Souls (also known as The River of Souls ), TNT, 1998.

Snipes, Like Father, Like Santa, Fox Family Channel, 1998.

Commander Edward Plank, Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century, The Disney Channel, 1999.

Voice of key negotiator, Batman Beyond: The Movie (animated), The WB, 1999.

Insurance agent, The Settlement, Starz!, 1999.

Umpire, Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure, UPN, 2000.

Commander Edward Plank, Zenon: The Zequel, The Disney Channel, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Marola, "The Radical," Barney Miller, ABC, 1978.

"Wheels of Fortune," B. J. and the Bear, NBC, 1979.

Alex Fleischer, "Uniform Day," Barney Miller, ABC, 1980.

House Calls, CBS, 1981.

Louis, "Ponch's Angels: Parts 1 & 2," CHiPs, NBC, 1981.

"Boomer and the Musket Cove Treasure," Here's Boomer, NBC, 1981.

"Stress," Benson, ABC, 1981.

"You Pays Your Money," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1982.

"Pandora Vector," Strike Force, ABC, 1982.

"Deadly Chemicals," Strike Force, ABC, 1982.

Bill Chambers, "Accused," The Powers of Matthew Star, NBC, 1982.

Minister, "Killing Isn't Everything," Matt Houston, ABC, 1982.

"Hello, I Must Be Going," It Takes Two, ABC, 1982.

"The Spy Who Bugged Me," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1983.

Labbie, "Shots in the Dark," Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer, CBS, 1984.

Farley Ward, "Cash and Carry," Matt Houston, CBS, 1984.

"Bad Breaks," Trapper John, M.D., CBS, 1985.

"Sonny's Big Chance," It's a Living, syndicated, 1985.

"I Write the Songs," It's a Living, syndicated, 1985.

Dr. Charles Melnick, "Up on the Roof," Night Court, NBC, 1985.

Plato, "Sour Grapes," Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1985.

Comedy Break with Mack and Jamie, syndicated, 1985.

Harry Burke, "Wishes," Fame, NBC, 1985.

Alex Cummings "A Star Is Born," Three's a Crowd, ABC, 1985.

Gary Weed, "Dead on Arrival," Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1986.

Jacques, "Vacation," Golden Girls, NBC, 1986.

Morgan, "That Terrible Swift Sword," Stingray, NBC, 1986.

Dr. Aidleman, "Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson," Night Court, NBC, 1987.

Claude Jenkins, "Green Blizzard," The New Mike Hammer (also known as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer ), CBS, 1987.

Marv, "The Visit," Family Ties, NBC, 1987.

"MidTerm Blues," Second Chance, Fox, 1987.

"The Front," Boys Will Be Boys, Fox, 1988.

The devil, "Trudy and Clyde," Hooperman, ABC, 1988.

The devil, "Hooperman Goes to Hell in a Handcart," Hooperman, ABC, 1989.

Doug Shaffer, "It's Somebody's Birthday," Who's the Boss?, 1989.

Gary's brain, It's Gary Shandling's Show, Showtime, then Fox, both 1989.

Shoope, "Presumed Insolvent," Night Court, NBC, 1991.

"Roll One for Ed," Charlie Hoover, 1991.

Ted McCarthy, "First Amendment," Shannon's Deal, 1991.

Milton Float, "Seize the Date," Nurses, 1991.

Santa Claus, "Say It Ain't So Santa," Woops!, 1992.

Voice of Pops Klock, "The Day the Toon Stood Still," Bonkers (animated; also known as Disney's Bonkers ), 1993.

Voice of Mammoth Mammoth, "A Wooly Bully," Bonkers (animated; also known as Disney's Bonkers ), 1993.

Mike Amador, "The Setup," The Commish, 1993.

Honest Bob, "Car Wars," Family Matters, 1993.

Larry Keller, "Black Dads Can't Jump," Me and the Boys, ABC, 1994.

Voices of Buddy Standler and Condiment King, "Make 'em Laugh," Batman: The Animated Series (animated), 1994.

Junior, "A Lullaby to My Father," Sisters, NBC, 1995.

Dr. Jerry Abernathy, "Dr. Kramer," Deadly Games, UPN, 1995.

Arnie Nicholson, "Dark Side of the Moon," University Hospital, 1995.

Voice of loudmouth, "Apocalypse Not," Duckman (animated), 1996.

Mr. Handy, "They Eat Horses, Don't They?," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1998.

Rabbi Mutchnik, "Turn, Turn, Turn," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 1998.

Mr. Brodsky, "Uncle Phil Goes Back to High School," Mad about You, NBC, 1999.

Bill Rothstein, "The Last Ride of the Elephant Princess," Action, syndicated, 1999.

Andy Bevins, "WeddingBell Blues," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1999.

Stanley Chamberlain, "Tall Cotton," Walker, Texas Ranger, CBS, 1999.

Dr. Cardy, "A Fish Story," Superman, 1999.

Voice of Dr. Tanner, "Remote Control," The Zeta Project, Kids WB, 2001.

Mr. Gottlieb, "How This Happened," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Mr. Gottlieb, "The End of the Innocence," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Doctor, "Flashback," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2001.

Voice of Dr. Tanner, "Kid Genius," The Zeta Project, Kids WB, 2001.

Santa, "I'm Dreaming of a Slight Christmas," The Hugh-leys, UPN, 2001.

Also voice of Ed for "The Carpool," an episode of Animaniacs (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs ).

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Anthony "Stuf" Danelli, The San Pedro Beach Bums (also known as The San Pedro Bums ), ABC, 1977.

Last Chance, Carwash, NBC, 1979.

Harvey Kreppler, The Eyes of Texas II, NBC, 1980.

Lyle Floon, The Wonderful World of Philip Malley, CBS, 1981.

Voice of Uncle Gus, Uncle Gus In: For the Love of Monkeys (animated; also known as Uncle Gus ), Cartoon Network, 1999.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1988.

The 9th Annual ACE Awards (also known as The Golden ACE Awards ), HBO, 1988.

Television Work; Specials:

Coexecutive producer, "Stuart Pankin," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1987.

Television Work; Series:

Performed additional voices for the animated series Animaniacs (also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs ) and Batman Beyond (also known as Batman of the Future ), The WB.

Film Appearances:

Duane, Scavenger Hunt, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1979. Sam Tate, Hangar 18 (also known as Invasion Force ), Sunn Classic, 1980.

Dudley Laywicker, The Hollywood Knights, Columbia, 1980.

Nicky LaBelle, An Eye for an Eye, Avco Embassy, 1981.

Sweeny, Earthbound, Taft International, 1984.

Ronnie, Irreconcilable Differences, Warner Bros., 1984.

Mr. Hodgkins, The Dirt Bike Kid (also known as Crazy Wheels ), Concorde/Cinema Group, 1986.

Jimmy, Fatal Attraction, Paramount, 1987.

Judge Samuel John, Love at Stake (also known as Burnin' Love ), TriStar, 1987.

Broadcast News, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1987.

Preston Picket, Ph.D., Second Sight, Lorimar, 1989.

Sigmund Freud, That's Adequate, 1989.

Sheriff Parsons, Arachnophobia, Buena Vista, 1990.

Pritchard, Life Stinks (also known as Life Sucks ), MetroGoldwynMayer/Pathe, 1991.

Mr. James, Mannequin II: On the Move (also known as Mannequin: On the Move ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 1991.

Mr. Feemster, The Vagrant, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists Home Video, 1992.

Gabe, Betrayal of the Dove, Prism Pictures, 1993.

Brother Timothy, Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (also known as Indian Warrior, The Last Great Warrior, and The Lone Brave ), Buena Vista, 1994.

Society photographer, I Love Trouble, Buena Vista, 1994.

Inspector Pete Putrid, Silence of the Hams (also known as Il silenzio dei prosciutti ), October Films, 1994.

The giant, Beanstalk, 1994.

Boyd, Congo, Paramount, 1995.

Voice of Father Penguin, Napoleon, Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1995.

Gerry, Big Bully, Warner Bros., 1996.

Alan Mordecai, Striptease, Columbia, 1996.

Gordon Szalinski, Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves, Walt Disney Home Video, 1997.

(Uncredited) Smoker in fur coat, That Darn Cat, 1997.

The professor and voice of M.A.X., Encounter in the Third Dimension, Iwerks Entertainment, 1999.

Stuart Dorfman, D4G, 2000.

Mike Ditlow, Chasing Destiny, Artist View Entertainment, 2001.

Mr. Victim, Now You Know, Lumberyard Productions, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

(OffBroadway debut) The War of the Roses, 1968.

Richard III, New York City, 1968.

Jeweler, Timon of Athens, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1971.

Elephant, The Tale of Cymbeline, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1971.

Sheriff of Northampton, Mary Stuart, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1971.

Hopkins, The Crucible, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 1972.

Peasant, soldier, and tribesman, Narrow Road to the Deep North, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 1972.

Priest, Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Lincoln Center, 1972.

Blacksmith and Bear, The Glorious Age, Theatre Four, New York City, 1975.

Zeus and other roles, Wings, Eastside Playhouse, New York City, 1975.

Gavrillo and offstage speaking patient, Gorky, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1975.

Reuben, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream-coat, Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, 1976.

Second Lieutenant Fedotik, The Three Sisters, Helen Carey Playhouse, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1977.

Dying for Laughs, Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica, CA, 1994.

Appeared in productions of The Inspector General and The Winter's Tale, both Folger Theatre.


Television Specials:

Script (with others) and songwriter, "Stuart Pankin," Cinemax Comedy Experiment, Cinemax, 1987.