Pinette, John

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Born near Boston, MA. Education: Attended University of Lowell.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Nine Yards Entertainment, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor and comedian. Stand–up comedian at Just for Laughs (Juste pour rire), also known as the Montreal International Comedy Festival; stand–up comedian at various venues. Also worked as an accountant.

Awards, Honors: American Comedy Award, funniest male stand–up comic, 1999; Gemini Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, best performance or host in a variety program or series, 2001, for Just for Laughs.


Television Appearances; Series:

Referee, The Grudge Match, syndicated, 1991.

William Melvin "Bill" Belli, Vinnie & Bobby, Fox, 1992.

Coach Hank Kohler, Parker Lewis Can't Lose (also known as Parker Lewis), Fox, 1992–1993.

Bob–O DiBella, a recurring role, High Tide, syndicated, 1995–1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Delivery man, Thanksgiving Day (also known as The Good Family), NBC, 1990.

Trevor Gulf (some sources cite Trevor Goethe), Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, Fox, 1992.

Trevor Gulf (some sources cite Trevor Goethe), Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love, Fox, 1994.

Hart to Hart: Secrets of the Hart, NBC, 1995.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Showtime Comedy Club All–Stars VI, Showtime, 1992.

Just for Laughs (also known as Juste pour rire), 2000.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice, Comedy Central, 1998.

American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice: Class of '99 (also known as Comedy Central Presents the American Comedy Awards Viewer's Choice), Comedy Central, 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Howie Anderson, "Make 'Em Laugh," ALF, NBC, 1990.

The bellboy, "Pregnancy," Life's Work, ABC, 1996.

Howie, "The Finale: Parts 1 & 2," Seinfeld, NBC, 1998.

Voice of himself, "Phone Luv," Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1998.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2001.

Voice of himself, Shorties Watchin' Shorties (animated), Comedy Central, 2004 (multiple episodes).

Frequent guest on The Tonight Show, NBC; also appeared in episodes of Carol & Company, NBC; Caroline's Comedy Hour, Arts and Entertainment; Comic Strip Live, Fox; An Evening at the Improv, Arts and Entertainment; and Half Hour Comedy Hour, MTV.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Nick Byrd, Smart Guys, NBC, 1988.

Sunday Funnies, NBC, 1993.

Film Appearances:

Sam Delance, Reckless Kelly, Warner Bros., 1993.

Clerk, Junior, Universal, 1994.

Junior, Dear God, Paramount, 1996.

Macro (some sources cite Micro), Simon Sez, Independent Artists, 1999.

John, Duets, Buena Vista, 2000.

Stewart, My 5 Wives (also known as Mes cinq cheries), Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

Sammy Levine, Do It for Uncle Manny, 2002.

Sammy, Piece a' Cake, Mad about the Boy Productions/Tree Farm Productions, 2003.

Mr. Bumpo, The Punisher, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Major Tours:

Edna Turnblad, Hairspray (musical), U.S. cities, beginning 2004.



(With others) The Stand–Up Comedy Collection, Topic Entertainment, 2002.

(With others) Comedians of the Year, Uproar Entertainment, 2003.

Show Me the Buffet, Uproar Entertainment, 2003.

I Say "Nay Nay," 2004.



John Pinette Official Site,, June 23, 2004.