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Harvey Atkin

Highest Rated: 100% Atlantic City (1980)

Lowest Rated: 0% Speed Zone (1989)

Birthday: Dec 18, 1942

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Harvey Atkin is a Canadian actor who has worked in feature films and television. He has also done voice-overs, and has voiced animations.From an early age he was exposed to many things that would shape his view of life. His grandfather, an immigrant from Russia, steeped his young grandson in the old country's ways, which included the Yiddish language. Atkin claims that to this day, his late grandfather is still a major influence on him. He and his parents lived with him for several years before finally getting their own house - around the corner from his grandfather's.Atkin's father, for his part, played an equally important role in his son's upbringing. It was he who taught Atkin about the business world. However, at this time, it seemed that Atkin's "job description" was "class clown".Owing to Atkin's continual clowning in school, he was encouraged to join the school's drama club. This, and his winning a best actor award at a local drama festival, drove him into a career in acting. A stint at a summer camp for the performing arts also helped in his choice of career.Harvey was also best known for playing Sam in Sam & Max, and also played Mario's and Luigi's arch enemy King Koopa on the DiC Entertainment version of Nintendo's flagship franchise (notably, he is the first English voice actor for the character). Harvey also did the voice of Mr. Mushnik on Little Shop, loosely based on the movie Little Shop Of Horrors. Harvey Atkin has appeared in more than 75 films, and has appeared hundreds of times in episodic television shows. He has done voice-over work in literally thousands of television and radio commercials, for which he has won three Clio awards.He is perhaps best known as the desk sergeant in the television series Cagney & Lacey, and as the hapless, heavily sleeping camp director and practical joke victim Morty in the 1979 film Meatballs, for which performance he earned a Genie nomination.Harvey Atkin is currently a regular on the television drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and is the voice-over in Leon's commercials in Canada.

Highest Rated Movies



79% Barney's Version 2nd Mrs. P's Father $7.6M 2011
No Score Yet The Balcony Affair Actor 2011
No Score Yet Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms Actor 2010
No Score Yet Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy Harvey 2006
No Score Yet Lip Service Sidney Golden 2000
24% One Tough Cop Andy 1998
87% Love and Death on Long Island Lou 1998
59% Critical Care Judge Fatale 1997
No Score Yet Rebound: The Legend of Earl the Goat Manigault Marly Glickman 1996
20% The Stupids Deli Guy 1996
No Score Yet Joe's Wedding Actor 1996
38% Guilty as Sin Judge Steinberg 1993
No Score Yet SnakeEater II: The Drug Buster Sidney Glassberg 1991
No Score Yet Strand: Under the Dark Cloth Cesare Zavattini 1990
No Score Yet Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! Lew Eisen 1989
No Score Yet Mindfield Bob Champlain 1989
0% Speed Zone Gus Gold 1989
No Score Yet Super Mario Bros. Super Show! - Box Office Mario Actor 1989
No Score Yet Mr. Nice Guy Jerry Reemer 1987
No Score Yet Separate Vacations Henry Gilbert 1986
No Score Yet Joshua Then and Now Dr. Jonathan Cole 1985
No Score Yet Finders Keepers Salesman in Train 1984
29% The Incubus Joe 1982
14% Visiting Hours Vinnie Bradshaw 1982
No Score Yet If You Could See What I Hear Bert 1982
78% Ticket to Heaven Mr. Stone 1981
60% Heavy Metal Alien/Henchman 1981
No Score Yet The Last Chase Jud 1981
No Score Yet Improper Channels Sergeant 1981
No Score Yet Funeral Home Harry 1980
100% Atlantic City Bus Driver 1980
72% Meatballs Morty 1979
No Score Yet High-Ballin' (Death Toll) Buzz 1978
No Score Yet Power Play Anwar 1978
80% Silver Streak Conventioneer 1976


78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Judge Ridenour 2001
No Score Yet The Ripping Friends
Voice 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
Judge Mannheim 1998
No Score Yet The Neverending Story
Voice 1996
No Score Yet Due South
Tex 1994
No Score Yet Super Mario World
No Score Yet The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
Voice 1990
No Score Yet My Secret Identity
Walter 1989
No Score Yet Cagney & Lacey
Sgt. Ronald Coleman
No Score Yet Jacob Two-Two
No Score Yet Piggsburg Pigs!


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