David Graf

David Graf

Highest Rated: 81% Citizen Ruth (1996)

Lowest Rated: 0% Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow (1994)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1950

Birthplace: Not Available

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



No Score Yet The Trial of Old Drum Judge Henry 2000
No Score Yet Brink! Ralph Brinker 1998
81% Citizen Ruth Judge Richter 1996
No Score Yet Hijacked: Flight 285 Larry McNeil 1996
62% 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
57% 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 Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry Eugene Tackleberry 1986
33% Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Tackleberry 1985
57% Irreconcilable Differences Bink 1984
54% Police Academy Tackleberry 1984
No Score Yet The Rousters Actor 1983
78% Four Friends Gergley 1981


75% The West Wing
Colonel 2001
No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder
John 2000
No Score Yet Becker
Lloyd 2000
No Score Yet JAG
Newman 1999
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Dewey 1999
No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie
Ref 1998
No Score Yet Party of Five
Buyer 1998
90% Sports Night
Chase 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Leskit 1997
No Score Yet Teen Angel
Lenny 1997
No Score Yet Promised Land
Kyle 1996
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Wally 1995
77% Star Trek: Voyager
Noonan 1995
No Score Yet Home Improvement
Chuck 1993
100% Brooklyn Bridge
Coach 1992
No Score Yet Family Matters
Sarge 1992
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
Sam 1991
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
Gregory Coyle Gregory 1990
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
Steve Colfax 1990
No Score Yet Night Court
Hondo 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
Copper 1983
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
Lt. Spears 1982


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