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David Graf

Highest Rated:   80% Citizen Ruth (1996)
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Best known to filmgoers for his role as the excitable, trigger-happy Eugene Tackleberry in the long-running Police Academy series, character actor David Graf was highly regarded among filmmakers for his notable and generous contributions to the Screen Actors Guild.Born in Lancaster, OH, in 1960, Graf attended Otterbien College in Westerville before making an early appearance as a struggling actor on the popular game show The $20,000 Pyramid with actress Patty Duke. Taking small roles in such popular sitcoms as M*A*S*H and The Dukes of Hazard in the early '80s, Graf made his film debut in 1981's Four Friends. His big break would come three years later, with his debut as Sgt. Tackleberry in Police Academy, launching a lasting character in a series that would span nearly a decade and six sequels. Keeping frequent work in television through the course of appearing in films such as Guarding Tess (1994) and The Brady Bunch Movie (1995), Graf held recurring roles in the popular Beauty and the Beast, High Tide, and later in the highly praised White House drama The West Wing. Graf also became involved with such Star Trek spin-offs as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.As a Hollywood representative of the Screen Actors Guild, Graf won the respect of his fellow actors through his tireless efforts to ensure their fair treatment in the vast and intimidating Hollywood system. Fellow board members praised his many active roles in various organizations dedicated to the betterment of conditions within the acting community, noting his service as a testament to Graf's genuine and selfless concern. While attending a family wedding in Phoenix, AZ, in 2001, Graf suffered a fatal heart attack -- just eight days before his 51st birthday.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Trial of Old Drum
  • Judge Henry
2000
No Score Yet Brink!
  • Ralph Brinker
1998
80% Citizen Ruth
  • Judge Richter
1996
No Score Yet Hijacked: Flight 285
  • Larry McNeil
1996
63% The Brady Bunch Movie
  • Sam Franklin
1995
No Score Yet Father and Scout
  • Chet
1994
0% Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow
  • Sgt. Tackleberry
1994
No Score Yet American Kickboxer 2
  • Actor
1994
59% Guarding Tess
  • Lee Danielson
1994
No Score Yet Roseanne: An Unauthorized Biography
  • Actor
1994
69% Suture
  • Lt. Weismann
1993
No Score Yet For Their Own Good
  • Miles
1992
0% Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege
  • Tackleberry
1989
0% Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
  • Tackleberry
1988
0% Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol
  • Tackleberry
1987
No Score Yet Love at Stake
  • Nathaniel
1987
40% Police Academy 3: Back in Training
  • Eugene Tackleberry
1986
23% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
  • Tackleberry
1985
62% Irreconcilable Differences
  • Bink
1984
41% Police Academy
  • Tackleberry
1984
No Score Yet The Rousters
  • Actor
1983
71% Four Friends
  • Gergley
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Colonel
  • 2001
100% Sports Night
1998-2000
  • Chase
  • 1998
No Score Yet Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Leskit
  • 1997
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Noonan
  • 1995
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Chuck
  • 1993
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
  • Gregory Coyle Gregory
  • 1990

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