Pankow, John 1957(?)–

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PANKOW, John 1957(?)


Born February 18, 1957 (some sources say 1954 or 1955), in St. Louis, MO; raised in Chicago, IL; son of Wayne (in magazine advertising sales) and Marion (a homemaker) Pankow; brother of James C. Pankow (a musician); married Kristine Sutherland (an actress), 1986; children: Eleanore. Education: Attended Northeastern Illinois University; studied acting at St. Nicholas Theatre, Chicago, IL. Avocational Interests: Cooking.

Addresses: Agent Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actor.

Awards, Honors: Downtown Villager Award, c. 1982, for FortyDeuce; Clarence Derwent Award, outstanding performance, 1989, for Aristocrats; Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series (with others), 1997 and 1998, both for Mad about You; Los Angeles Dramalogue Award, for The Iceman Cometh.


Television Appearances; Series:

Danny Martin, The Doctors, NBC, 19811982.

Ron Luchesse, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 19901991.

Cousin Ira Buchman, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You ), NBC, 19931999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Floyd, "Glades," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984.

Billy Hanratty, "Song of Orpheus," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987.

Chuck Savin, Leg Work, CBS, 1987.

Charles Meadow, "Wedded Bliss," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Voice, "Research and Destroy," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1995.

Barry Dekumbis, "Tom Dooley," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002.

Barry Dekumbis, "Another One Bites the Dust," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002.

Television Appearances; Other:

George Ritchie, Life on the Mississippi (special), PBS, 1980.

Fred, First Steps (movie), 1985.

Film Appearances:

Bullie, The Chosen, Contemporary, 1982.

First youth in phone booth, The Hunger, United Artists, 1983.

John Vukovich, To Live and Die in L.A., MetroGoldwynMayer, 1985.

Kovacs, *batteries not included, Universal, 1987.

Fred Melrose, The Secret of My Succe$s (also known as The Secret of My Success ), Universal, 1987.

(Uncredited) Lou Landers, Johnny Be Good, Orion, 1988.

Geoffrey Fisher, Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (also known as Ella and Monkey Shines ), Orion, 1988.

Chuck Dietz, Talk Radio, Universal, 1988.

Italo Bianchi, Year of the Gun, Triumph Releasing, 1991.

Arthur Kellogg, Mortal Thoughts, Columbia, 1991.

Levine, A Stranger among Us (also known as Close to Eden ), Buena Vista, 1992.

Vince McBride, The Object of My Affection, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1998.

Bryan Burke, Life As a House, New Line Cinema, 2001.

Jeffrey Goldman, Advice and Dissent, Film Shack/Leibco Films, 2002.

Stage Appearances:

Speed, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Wishy Burke, Curse of an Aching Heart, St. Nicholas Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1979.

Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Oak Park Festival Theatre Company, Oak Park, IL, 1979.

Cameraman, Merton of the Movies, Master Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Hector McKenzie, The Slab Boys, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Amadeus, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 19801981.

Blow, FortyDeuce, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Abram, Hunting Scenes from Lower Bavaria, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1981.

Betty and Gerry, Cloud 9, Theatre De Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), New York City, 1982.

Gregory Corso, Jazz Poets at the Grotto, Production Company, Theatre Guinevere, New York City, 1983.

Harry, The Time of Your Life, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 19831984.

Williams, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1984.

Rocky Pioggi, The Iceman Cometh, LuntFontanne Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Alfred Martino, North Shore Fish, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Zackerman, Serious Money, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Hugh Maximillian "Huey" Bonfigliano, Italian American Reconciliation, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1988.

Eamon, Aristocrats, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1989.

Colin, man in Devon, shrink, colleague, fellow guest, hitcher, and professor, Ice Cream with Hot Fudge, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Stephano, The Tempest, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1995.

Larry Paterson, Baby Anger, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, Anne G. Wilder Theatre, New York City, 1997.

Lucio, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 2001.

Jerry Schiff, Barbra's Wedding, Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 2003.

Also appeared in The Iceman Cometh, Los Angeles; Scheherazade, offBroadway production; and Someone Who'll Watch over Me, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.



People Weekly, April 3, 1995, p. 63.

TV Guide, April 18, 1998, p. 6.