David Graf

Highest Rated: 80% Citizen Ruth (1996)
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

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
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
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
56% 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
29% 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
75% Four Friends Gergley 1981

TV

CREDIT
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Colonel
  • 2001
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Lloyd
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Newman
  • 1999
No Score Yet Party of Five
1994-2000
Buyer
  • 1998
90% Sports Night
1998-2000
Chase
  • 1998
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Leskit
  • 1997
No Score Yet Teen Angel
1997-1998
Lenny
  • 1997
No Score Yet Promised Land
1996-1999
Kyle
  • 1996
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Wally
  • 1995
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Noonan
  • 1995
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Chuck
  • 1993
No Score Yet Family Matters
1989-1998
Sarge
  • 1992
  • 1991
No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D.
1989-1993
Sam
  • 1991
No Score Yet Beauty and the Beast
1987-1990
Gregory Coyle Gregory
  • 1990
No Score Yet Charles in Charge
1984-1990
Steve Colfax
  • 1990
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Hondo
  • 1987
No Score Yet The A-Team
1983-1987
Copper
  • 1983
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Lt. Spears
  • 1982

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