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Alan Rachins

Highest Rated:   79% Any Day Now (2012)
Lowest Rated:   0% Heart Condition (1990)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
79% 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
14% Meet Wally Sparks
  • Judge Randall Williams
1997
No Score Yet Stepsister
  • Derek Canfield
1997
19% 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
65% 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

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