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Harvey Atkin

Highest Rated:   100% Atlantic City (1980)
Lowest Rated:   0% Speed Zone (1989)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
80% 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
86% 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
21% The Stupids
  • Deli Guy
1996
No Score Yet Joe's Wedding
  • Actor
1996
40% 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
15% Visiting Hours
  • Vinnie Bradshaw
1982
No Score Yet If You Could See What I Hear
  • Bert
1982
78% Ticket to Heaven
  • Mr. Stone
1981
57% 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
76% Meatballs
  • Morty
1979
No Score Yet Power Play
  • Anwar
1978
83% Silver Streak
  • Conventioneer
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Judge Ridenour
  • 2001
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Judge Mannheim
  • 1998

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