Austin Pendleton

Austin Pendleton

Highest Rated: 100% Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

Lowest Rated: 5% Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

Birthday: Mar 27, 1940

Birthplace: Not Available

An alumnus of the Yale School of drama, American actor Austin Pendleton was lucky enough to latch onto a starmaking stage role relatively early in life. Pendleton was the first performer to play the part of tailor Motel Kamzoil in the evergreen musical Fiddler on the Roof, in which he had one of the play's best non-Tevye songs, "Miracle of Miracles." Hollywood has been less generous to Pendleton in terms of good roles. He was cast in a supporting role in Skidoo (1968), a smash miss frequently cited as the worst film in the careers of most of its participants (Jackie Gleason, Groucho Marx, Carol Channing, Otto Preminger, et al.) He was shown to better advantage in What's Up, Doc? (1972), while in The Front Page (1974) he sparkled as a condemned killer plagued by a bad head cold on the eve of his execution. A first-rate character player, Austin Pendleton has never quite scaled the heights of stardom in films, though his theatre work as both actor and director has always been critically lauded.

Highest Rated Movies



64% The Sound of Silence Robert Feinway 2019
98% Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles Actor 2019
No Score Yet 7 Splinters in Time Fyodor Wax 2018
29% Sunset Julian 2018
94% Finding Dory Gurgle $486.3M 2016
81% The Mend Earl 2015
44% She's Funny That Way Judge Pendergast 2015
22% HairBrained Dapper Man 2014
40% He's Way More Famous Than You Dad 2013
68% Game Change Joe Lieberman 2012
55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Dr. Masters $52.5M 2010
23% Levantando a pápa Gus Falk 2007
No Score Yet Lovely by Surprise Actor 2007
No Score Yet 5-25-77 ('77) Herb Lightman 2007
57% The Notorious Bettie Page Teacher $1.4M 2006
No Score Yet Dirty Work Julian 2006
No Score Yet The Civilization of Maxwell Bright Jaurice 2005
No Score Yet Piccadilly Jim Peter Pett 2005
No Score Yet 5-25-77 Actor 2005
5% Christmas With the Kranks Umbrella Santa/Marty $73.8M 2004
14% Uptown Girls Mr. McConkey M. McConkey $37M 2003
No Score Yet A River Made to Drown In Billy 2003
99% Finding Nemo Gurgle $380.6M 2003
No Score Yet June Moon Actor 2002
22% Manna From Heaven Two-Digit Doyle $0.2M 2002
No Score Yet Wishcraft Mr. Turner 2002
74% A Beautiful Mind Thomas 2001
47% Fast Food, Fast Women George 2001
86% Homicide: The Movie George Griscom 2000
67% Joe the King Winston 1999
No Score Yet The 4th Floor Albert Collins 1999
No Score Yet Fumbleheads Eugene Cleft 1999
No Score Yet Men Of Means Actor 1998
77% Amistad Professor Gibbs 1997
51% Trial and Error Judge Paul Z. Graff 1997
56% The Mirror Has Two Faces Barry 1996
28% The Associate Aesop Franklin 1996
No Score Yet The Proprietor Willy Kunst 1996
59% 2 Days in the Valley Ralph Crupi 1996
31% Sgt. Bilko Major Ebersole 1996
14% Two Much Dr. Huffeyer 1996
63% Home for the Holidays Peter Arnold 1995
No Score Yet The Fifteen Minute Hamlet Actor 1995
44% Don't Drink the Water Chef Oscar 1994
57% Guarding Tess Earl 1994
28% Greedy Hotel Clerk 1994
7% Mr. Nanny Alex 1993
100% Searching for Bobby Fischer Asa Hoffman 1993
14% My Boyfriend's Back Dr. Bronson 1993
No Score Yet Four Eyes and Six-Guns Actor 1993
50% Rain Without Thunder Catholic Priest 1992
86% My Cousin Vinny John Gibbons 1992
71% The Ballad of the Sad Cafe Lawyer Taylor 1991
80% Mr. & Mrs. Bridge Mr. Gadbury 1990
11% Hello Again Junior Lacey 1987
58% Short Circuit Howard 1986
No Score Yet Off Beat Gun shop salesman 1986
No Score Yet My Man Adam Mr. Greenhut 1985
No Score Yet Talk to Me Richard Patterson 1982
20% First Family Alexander Grade 1980
57% Simon Dr. Carl Becker 1980
100% Starting Over Paul 1979
88% The Muppet Movie Max 1979
No Score Yet The Great Smokey Roadblock Guido 1978
70% The Front Page Earl Williams 1974
No Score Yet The Thief Who Came to Dinner Zukovsky 1973
90% What's Up, Doc? Frederick Larrabe 1972
No Score Yet Every Little Crook and Nanny Luther 1972
79% Catch-22 Col. Moodus 1970
42% Skidoo Fred the Professor 1968
86% Petulia Intern 1968


40% Alex, Inc.
Wesley Harman 2018
95% Difficult People
43% Cupid
Dr. Boyd 2009
77% Life on Mars
Dr. Goldman 2009
96% Joan of Arcadia
Dietrich Steinholz 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Dr. John Manotti 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Horace Gorman 2003
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Mr. Piltdown 2002
89% Oz
William Giles Giles 2002
75% The West Wing
Barry Haskell 2000
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Dr. Griscom 1999
No Score Yet Tracey Takes On...
17% Fired Up
Bobby H 1997
94% Frasier
Deep Throat Guest 1997
82% Tales from the Crypt
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
Barney Gunderson 1992
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
Phil Kensington 1989
No Score Yet The Equalizer
Jonah 1987
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
Mr. Entertainment 1987
No Score Yet Great Performances
The White Rabbit 1983
No Score Yet Good Times
Hargrove 1974



Bloat says: Sounds pretty good to me, BURP!

Gurgle says: Eeeeeeewww!

Gill says: I'll tell you what we're going to do. We're going get him out of here. We're going to help him escape!

Nemo the Clownfish says: Escape! Really?

Gill says: Yeah we're all going to escape!

Gurgle says: Gill, please! Not another one of your escape plans.

Deb and Flo says: Sorry, but they just don't work.

Bloat says: Yeah what makes this any difference?

Frederick Larrabee says: I must point out to you that foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.