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

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
5% 38% Christmas With the Kranks Tanning Intruder (Character) $73.7M 2004
71% 36% Jane White Is Sick and Twisted Gerry King (Character) - 2002
74% 53% Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius Yokian Guard / Gus (Voice) $80.9M 2001
52% 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 No Score Yet Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare Various Jamesons (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 17% Ava's Magical Adventure The Mayor (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 18% Steel and Lace Schumann (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 25% Funland Bruce Burger (Character) - 1987
47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Stemple (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 47% Pandemonium Pepe (Character) - 1982
14% 39% Wholly Moses! The Beggar (Character) - 1980
77% 69% Used Cars Freddie Paris (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Unknown (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 74% SpongeBob SquarePants Unknown (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oswald Unknown (Voice) 2001-2003 2005
85% 76% The Simpsons Squiggy (Guest Voice) 2002
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 75% 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 100% Hey Arnold! Unknown (Guest Voice) 1996
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 80% 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
82% 89% Twin Peaks Tim Pinkle (Guest Star) 1990-1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head of the Class Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Tactician (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 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
36% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sykes Unknown (Character) 1973