David L. Lander

David L. Lander

  • Highest Rated: 97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
  • Lowest Rated: 3% Zoom (2006)
  • Birthday: Jun 22, 1947
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born in Brooklyn, David L. Lander was raised in Bronx. Lander attended drama classes at Carnegie Tech, where he befriended fellow student Michael McKean. The two budding comedians joined a Hollywood improv group called the Credibility Gap (another member was Harry Shearer), gaining a huge fan following with their manic appearances on an LA radio station. Hired by producer Gary Marshall as writers/consultants for the '70s TV sitcom Laverne and Shirley, Lander and McKean immediately wrote themselves into the first show. Lander played Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman and McKean portrayed Lenny Kosnowski, two adenoidal, terminally stupid truck drivers for Milwaukee's Shotz Brewery. The boys remained with the series from 1976 to 1983, then pretty much went their separate ways. Lander played comic character roles in films, and was prominently featured in the off-the-wall television efforts of David Lynch, notably the 1992 series On the Air, in which he was cast as unintelligible TV director Vladja Gochktch. Since providing the voice of the title character in the 1970 animated cartoon series Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down?, Lander has been a busy and versatile voiceover artist, most recently as Lechner in the USA Network's Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills (1994-95). Also for USA, he played the recurring role of Elvis the mechanic in the 1995 series Pacific Blue. David L. Lander's credits are sometimes confused with those of British actor David Lander.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% Green Lantern: First Flight Ch'p 2009
3% Zoom Wendy's Employee $11.7M 2006
No Score Yet Oswald - On-the-Go Oswald Actor 2004
No Score Yet Oswald - Welcome to the Big City! Actor 2003
74% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius Yokian Guard/Gus $80.9M 2001
9% Say It Isn't So Reverend Stillwater $4.9M 2001
53% Scary Movie Principal Squiggy 2000
51% Titan A.E. The Mayor 2000
No Score Yet The Modern Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mayor Burgabom 1999
No Score Yet Baby Huey's Great Easter Adventure Actor 1998
No Score Yet Ava's Magical Adventure Mayor 1994
No Score Yet Betrayal of the Dove Norman 1992
14% Tom and Jerry: The Movie Frankie Da Flea 1992
No Score Yet Masters of Menace Squirt 1990
No Score Yet Steel And Lace Schumann 1990
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit Smart Ass 1988
No Score Yet Funland Bruce Burger 1988
No Score Yet Steele Justice Army Guard 1987
No Score Yet Garfield Christmas Special Doo-Boy 1987
47% The Man with One Red Shoe Stemple 1985
No Score Yet Pandemonium Pepe 1982
77% Used Cars Freddie Paris 1980
14% Wholly Moses! Beggar 1980
39% 1941 Joe 1979

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet SpongeBob SquarePants
1999
Voice
  • 2016
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Announcer No. 1
  • 1999
No Score Yet Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
1996-2003
Postmaster
  • 1999
No Score Yet Pacific Blue
1996-2000
Elvis
  • 1999
  • 1996
80% The Weird Al Show
1997
  • 1997
No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show
1995-2004
  • 1996
No Score Yet The Little Mermaid
1992-1994
Voice
  • 1992
89% Twin Peaks
1990-2017
Tim Pinkle
  • 1991
No Score Yet Head of the Class
1986-1991
  • 1990
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
  • 1989
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Tactician
  • 1989
No Score Yet Galaxy High School
1986
Voice
  • 1986
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Ed
  • 1985
No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
1976-1983
Andrew `Squiggy' Squiggman
  • 1983
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1980
  • 1979
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
100% On the Air
1992
Vladja Gochktch

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