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      David L. Lander

      David L. Lander

      Highest Rated: 93% The Twelve Chairs (1970)

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

      Birthday: Jun 22, 1947

      Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

      David L. Lander will forever be best known as Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman, one of the obnoxious upstairs neighbors on the hugely popular sitcom "Laverne and Shirley." Interestingly, the characters of Squiggy and his dopey pal Lenny actually predate the series by a number of years. Lander and his creative partner Michael McKean first developed the characters in the late 1960s when the two aspiring actors were attending Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, and refined them during their years in the 1970s Los Angeles improv group The Credibility Gap. When producer Garry Marshall devised a spin-off of his hit "Happy Days" starring his sister Penny Marshall and "American Graffiti"'s Cindy Williams, McKean and Lander were cast as their sidekicks. The bratty duo were popular enough that Landers and McKean recorded a comedy album of '50s rock and roll pastiche in 1979 under the name Lenny and the Squigtones. Lander and McKean also appeared as a double act in a number of films during this period, including Steven Spielberg's war comedy, "1941," and the Robert Zemeckis farce, "Used Cars." After "Laverne and Shirley" went off the air, Lander appeared in occasional films and TV shows, but primarily concentrated on voiceover work. In 1999, Lander announced that he suffered from multiple sclerosis and has since become an active spokesman for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He died of complications from the disease on December 4, 2020 at the age of 73.

      Highest rated movies

      The Twelve Chairs poster
      The Twelve Chairs
      Used Cars poster
      Used Cars
      Jane White Is Sick and Twisted poster
      Jane White Is Sick and Twisted
      Scary Movie poster Scary Movie The Man With One Red Shoe poster
      The Man With One Red Shoe
      Wholly Moses! poster
      Wholly Moses!
      Christmas With the Kranks poster
      Christmas With the Kranks

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      5% 39% Christmas With the Kranks Tanning Intruder (Character) $73.7M 2004
      75% 36% Jane White Is Sick and Twisted Gerry King (Character) - 2002
      74% 53% Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Yokian Guard / Gus (Voice) $80.9M 2001
      51% 43% Scary Movie Principal Squiggman (Character) $157.0M 2000
      No Score Yet 20% Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Bernie (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 40% Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Various Jamesons (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 17% Ava's Magical Adventure The Mayor (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 17% Steel and Lace Schumann (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet 24% Funland Bruce Burger (Character) - 1987
      47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Stemple (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 44% Pandemonium Pepe (Character) - 1982
      14% 39% Wholly Moses! The Beggar (Character) - 1980
      77% 68% Used Cars Freddie Paris (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Carl Adler / Alistair Kakowski / Mr. Hickenlooper (Character) - 1977
      93% 63% The Twelve Chairs Engineer Bruns (Character) - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Strange Case of Dr. Manning Dr. George Manning (Character) $1.0M 1957

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet 72% SpongeBob SquarePants Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Oswald Unknown (Voice) 2001-2003 2005
      85% 75% The Simpsons Squiggy (Guest Voice) 2002
      No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 67% Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 101 Dalmatians: The Series Unknown (Voice) 1997-1998
      80% No Score Yet The Weird Al Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet 92% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1996
      No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 68% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mommies Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      No Score Yet 90% Family Matters Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      77% 92% Twin Peaks Tim Pinkle (Guest Star) 1990-1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Head of the Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
      92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Tactician (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Galaxy High School Milo De Venus (Voice) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Ed (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman (Character) 1976-1983
      No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Andrew 'Squiggy' Squiggmann (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller David Gordon (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rhoda Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Milt the Delivery Boy (Guest Star) 1974