Ken Lerner

Ken Lerner

Highest Rated: 96% The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

Lowest Rated: 6% Senseless (1998)

Birthday: May 27, 1948

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

The brother of the actor Michael Lerner, Ken Lerner made his onscreen debut in a 1977 episode of the sisterly-roommates sitcom "Laverne & Shirley." After parlaying his brief role as a motorcycle-gang member in the bawdy comedy "Gas Pump Girls" into a recurring role on the long-running retro comedy series "Happy Days," the actor made subsequent TV appearances on such popular shows as "The A-Team" and the revamped "The Twilight Zone." With small roles in films such as the military-experiment adventure "Project X" and the futuristic Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring thriller "The Running Man," Lerner established himself as a character actor dependable for playing luckless nerds and sycophantic underlings. He brought his persona to a recurring role as the oddball attorney Jonathan Saunders on the acclaimed medical drama "Chicago Hope" before appearing as the ill-fated Principal Flutie on the opening episodes of the celebrated fantasy saga "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Working almost exclusively in television since the '90s, Lerner has guest appeared on such other popular series as "Weeds," "NYPD Blue," and "Two and a Half Men."

Highest rated movies

The Fabulous Baker Boys
Unlawful Entry
RoboCop 2 Bayou Caviar Senseless

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
20% 47% Bayou Caviar Shlomo (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 38% Jesus, Mary and Joey Saulley (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 70% Undisputed II: Last Man Standing Phil (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 57% Mafioso: The Father, the Son Sid Freeman (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 3% They Crawl Coroner Glen (Character) - 2002
6% 45% Senseless Dean Barlow (Character) $13.0M 1998
No Score Yet 0% For Better or Worse Sergeant Moss (Character) $25.9K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trial by Fire Earl Cleaver (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 37% Fast Getaway II Tony Bush (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 20% Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes Al Rosenberg (Character) - 1994
74% 48% Unlawful Entry Roger Graham (Character) $55.9M 1992
No Score Yet 41% Fast Getaway Tony (Character) - 1991
29% 36% RoboCop 2 Delaney (Character) $45.4M 1990
96% 70% The Fabulous Baker Boys Ray (Character) $18.1M 1989
No Score Yet 11% Hit List Gravenstein (Character) - 1989

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 78% The Goldbergs Lou Schwartz (Guest Star) 2017-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gravesend Abraham (Character) 2020
94% 76% This Is Us Brandon Novak (Guest Star) 2017
94% 92% Silicon Valley Arthur (Guest Star) 2016
90% 85% Grace and Frankie Elliott (Guest Star) 2015
23% 55% Anger Management Judge (Guest Star) 2013
81% 82% The Big Bang Theory Dr. Schneider (Guest Star) 2012
90% 98% Southland Mr. Kahan (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 88% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 50% In Plain Sight Hal Alpert (Guest Star) 2011
65% 66% Two and a Half Men Dr. Levine (Guest Star) 2009
82% 87% Castle Police attorney (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Albert Hencheck (Guest Star) 2006
86% 91% Boston Legal Howard Bridge (Guest Star) 2006
83% 86% Scrubs Mr. James (Guest Star) 2005
83% 83% NYPD Blue David Neiberg (Guest Star) 1995 1998 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
63% No Score Yet Happy Family Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
79% 94% Friends Professor Spafford (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 84% ER Stan Seidel (Guest Star) 1994 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Bob (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
64% No Score Yet Brutally Normal Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
57% No Score Yet Gun Unknown (Character) 1997
84% 93% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Principal Bob Flutie (Guest Star) 1997
83% No Score Yet EZ Streets Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
53% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 35% JAG Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Jim Hollister (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 87% The Golden Girls Doctor (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Howard Nelson (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 86% Columbo Dr. Walter Neff (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Max (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Dr. Cutler (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Rocco (Guest Star) 1975-1976 1981-1983
No Score Yet 100% Greatest American Hero Pool Cleaner (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benson Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Unknown (Guest Star) 1977