Alan Rachins

Highest Rated: 78% Any Day Now (2012)
Lowest Rated: 0% Heart Condition (1990)
Birthday: Oct 3, 1942
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Supporting actor Alan Rachins is best known for playing the insufferable legal eagle Douglas Brackman Jr. on the long-running drama L.A. Law (1986-1994), but he has also appeared in a few feature films. Born in Boston, Rachins studied at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance until he decided to be an actor in New York. While in the Big Apple, he studied under such acting teachers as William Ball, Kim Stanley, and Harvey Lembeck. Rachins made his professional debut on-stage and for ten years appeared frequently on and off-Broadway before leaving acting in 1972 to study writing and directing at the American Film Institute. From there he became a script reader and then a writer for shows ranging from The Fall Guy to Quincy to Hill Street Blues. He also occasionally directed television episodes. Rachins had his first major feature-film role in Henry Jaglom's Always (1985). Largely due to his work in this film, Rachins and his real-life wife, Joanna Frank, were cast as the Brackmans on L.A. Law. While on the series, Rachins occasionally branched out into television movies. He did not make another feature film until Heart Condition (1990). Since the demise of his series, Rachins continues to occasionally appear in feature films such as Leave It to Beaver (1997). On television, he was seen as a regular on the popular ABC sitcom Dharma and Greg and also continued to appear occasionally in regional theater.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Angels on Tap Actor 2018
78% Any Day Now Judge Resnick $0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Commencement Actor 2012
No Score Yet 3 Musketeers Actor 2011
No Score Yet 3 Musketeers Lewis 2011
No Score Yet Jefferson Davis: An American President Actor 2009
No Score Yet Jefferson Davis Actor 2006
No Score Yet L.A. Law: The Movie Douglas Brackman Jr. 2002
No Score Yet The Retrievers Tom's Coworker 2001
No Score Yet Unwed Father Don Kempler 1997
21% Leave It to Beaver Fred Rutherford 1997
13% Meet Wally Sparks Judge Randall Williams 1997
No Score Yet Stepsister Derek Canfield 1997
22% Showgirls Tony 1995
No Score Yet Star Quest Jammad 1995
14% North Defense Attorney 1994
No Score Yet Violation Of Trust Matthew Essex 1991
No Score Yet She Says She's Innocent Matthew 1991
No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer Sean Lassiter 1990
0% Heart Condition Dr. Posner 1990
67% Always Actor 1989
No Score Yet Mistress Actor 1987
No Score Yet Thunder Run Carlos 1986
No Score Yet Always Eddie 1985
No Score Yet Time Walker Jeweler 1982

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
Mort
  • 2017
86% Mom
2013
Jed
  • 2015
  • 2013
54% The Crazy Ones
2013-2014
Bud Lymsky
  • 2013
78% Happy Endings
2011-2013
Howard Blum
  • 2011
60% Eli Stone
2008-2009
Familiar Lawyer
  • 2008
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Grandpa Stein
  • 2005
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Tate Gittling
  • 2003
No Score Yet Dharma & Greg
1997-2002
Larry Finkelstein
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
No Score Yet Stargate SG-1
1997-2007
Col. Kennedy
  • 1997
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Prof. Jefferson Cole `Professor' Jefferson Cole
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Outer Limits
1995-2002
  • 1996
No Score Yet L.A. Law
1986-1994
Douglas Brackman Jr.
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1991
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
  • 1991

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