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John Pankow

Highest Rated:   94% To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Lowest Rated:   0% Johnny Be Good (1988)
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Raised outside of Chicago as the sixth of nine children, including older brother James, a founding member of the band Chicago. Left college in his junior year after seeing David Mamet's play, The American Buffalo, which inspired Pankow to enroll in the two-year training program at Chicago's St. Nicholas Theater. Performed on Broadway (in his first stint) in Serious Money, The Iceman Cometh and as Mozart in Amadeus. Appeared in a numerous films of the late 1980s-early '90s, including To Live and Die in L.A., Talk Radio and Mortal Thoughts. Most recognized for his role as Ira Buchman, cousin of Paul Reiser's character, on the '90s NBC sitcom Mad About You. Returned to Broadway in the 2000s, performing in Twelve Angry Men, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Cymbeline. Took over the role of Merc Lapidus (from Thomas Haden Church) in 2011 on the Showtime/BBC show Episodes.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Putzel
  • Sid
2014
57% Morning Glory
  • Lenny Bergman
$31M 2010
42% The Extra Man
  • George
$0.5M 2010
10% Bride Wars
  • John
$58.7M 2009
No Score Yet Advice and Dissent
  • Actor
2002
47% Life as a House
  • Bryan Burke
$15.5M 2001
49% The Object of My Affection
  • Vince McBride
1998
23% A Stranger Among Us
  • Levine
1992
29% Year of the Gun
  • Bianchi
1991
57% Mortal Thoughts
  • Arthur
1991
82% Talk Radio
  • Chuck Dietz
1988
0% Johnny Be Good
  • Actor
1988
50% Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear
  • Geoffrey Fisher
1988
60% *batteries not included
  • Kovacs
1987
58% The Secret of My Success
  • Fred Melrose
1987
94% To Live and Die in L.A.
  • Vukovich
1985
48% The Hunger
  • 1st Phone Booth Youth
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
72% Episodes (US)
2011
  • Merc Lapidus
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Madam Secretary
2014
  • Glenn
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Lenny Simmons
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Judge Cyril Handley
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Charles Meadow ADA Josh Lethem
  • 2008
  • 1992
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Phil
  • 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Brian Owen
  • 2004
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Barry Dekumbis
  • 2002

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