Lawrence Pressman

Lawrence Pressman

Highest Rated: 87% Shaft (1971)

Lowest Rated: 17% Sunchaser (1996)

Birthday: Jul 10, 1939

Birthplace: Cynthiana, Kentucky, USA

Lawrence Pressman has been a busy guy since his first appearance on the daytime soap "The Edge of Night" in 1969, always able to bring a little class to a production no matter how big or small the role. In the 1970s he worked mostly in television, including small parts in popular crime dramas "Hawaii Five-O," "Barnaby Jones," and "The Streets of San Francisco." A versatile actor, he has also appeared in sitcoms "The Bob Newhart Show" and "M*A*S*H." He had a top role in the classic 1971 blaxploitation cop film "Shaft." His most notable film role during this period was entomologist Nils Hellstrom in the cult science fiction film "The Hellstrom Chronicle," a mix of fiction and documentary best remembered for its extraordinary cinematography. His other prominent television work was the seminal primetime miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man," as well as heading his own short-lived program, "Mulligan's Stew," about a high school football coach (Pressman) and his wife raising a household of seven children. Work over the next couple of decades did not let up for the actor, though his most familiar gig was arguably the 1980 sitcom "Ladies' Man" and his prominent role as Dr. Benjamin Canfield on the medical dramedy "Doogie Howser, M.D." starring a young Neil Patrick Harris. Pressman also had roles on the crime drama "Crossing Jordan," the drama "Judging Amy," and a recurring guest spot on the soap opera "General Hospital."

Highest rated movies

Shaft
9 to 5
Mother and Child
The Hellstrom Chronicle
Angus
American Pie
Mighty Joe Young
Trial and Error

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 67% Saving Paradise Don Peterson (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 16% Totem Bernard (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Heavens Pastor Jim (Character) - 2013
78% 75% Mother and Child Dr. Morgan (Character) $1.1M 2009
33% 33% Tickling Leo Warren Pikler (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 18% Mentor Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 24% The Far Side of Jericho Van Damm (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Conviction Dr. G.K. Sanderson (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet DC 9/11: Time of Crisis Vice President Dick Cheney (Character) - 2003
61% 61% American Pie Coach Marshall (Character) $101.7M 1999
55% 40% Mighty Joe Young Dr. Elliot Baker (Character) $50.6M 1998
No Score Yet 53% The Maker Father Minnell (Character) - 1997
50% 30% Trial and Error Whitfield (Character) $13.6M 1997
No Score Yet 42% She Cried No Edward Connell (Character) - 1996
17% 41% Sunchaser Agent in Charge Collier (Character) $23.1K 1996
No Score Yet 56% The Late Shift Bob Wright (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Uninvited Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Case for Life Unknown (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whose Daughter Is She? Dr. Joe Steiner (Character) - 1995
67% 68% Angus Principal Metcalf (Character) $4.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet To My Daughter With Love Arthur Monroe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Hot: The Mysterious Murder of Thelma Todd Roland West (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking Point Gen. Smith (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Girl Lost Lester (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet 49% The Hanoi Hilton Cathcart (Character) $39.0K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fighting Choice Dr. Tobin (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Red-Light Sting Larry Barton (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story Dr. Stein (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love or Money Herb (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 38% Cry for the Strangers Glen Palmer (Character) - 1982
82% 74% 9 to 5 Dick Bernly (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 92% Walk Proud Henry Lassiter (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Atlantis Commander Phil Roth (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 79% The Gathering Tom (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald Paul Ewbank (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mulligan's Stew Michael Mulligan (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First 36 Hours of Dr. Durant Dr. Konrad Zane (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Kill Peter Lockhard (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Passki (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder by Proxy Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marcus-Nelson Murders Cabot (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Instinct Lieutenant Ostrowski (Character) - 1972
75% 86% The Hellstrom Chronicle Unknown (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon David Elder (Character) - 1971
87% 68% Shaft Sergeant Tom Hanson (Character) - 1971

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Stanley (Guest Star) 2020
55% 76% Doubt Ivan Sturgill (Guest Star) 2017
81% 88% Hart of Dixie Vernon 'Brando' Wilkes (Guest Star) 2013-2015
91% 75% Transparent Ed Paskowitz (Guest Star) 2014
94% 96% Mad Men Henry Sloan (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
76% 83% Saving Grace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Chancellor Stern (Guest Star) 2008
86% 92% Boston Legal Judge Floyd Hurwitz (Guest Star) 2007-2008
No Score Yet 87% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 93% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 83% NCIS Dr. Russell Pike (Guest Star) 2003 2006
90% 81% Bones Trent Seward (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Century City Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
86% 86% Gilmore Girls Floyd Stiles (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2001 2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
65% 84% Dark Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Diagnosis Murder Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
74% 85% The X-Files Mr. Milsap (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
88% No Score Yet Michael Hayes Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
91% 88% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Tekeny Ghemor (Guest Star) 1994-1995 1997
53% No Score Yet Dangerous Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 93% The Pretender Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet 100% Dr. Quinn Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
38% 80% Partners Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1995
83% 83% NYPD Blue Arnold Rudman (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1985 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doogie Howser, M.D. Dr. Benjamin Canfield (Character) 1989-1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet 100% Street Hawk Thomas Miller (Guest Star) 1985
97% 100% Hill Street Blues Art Bradley (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hart to Hart Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 100% One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Congressional Aide R. Theodore Williamson (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Larry Drake (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Greg McGuire (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1974 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Kent Preedy (Guest Star) 1975-1976
No Score Yet 100% The Bob Newhart Show Ed Hoffman (Guest Star) 1974-1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Bill Phelps (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. John Fawcett (Guest Star) 1970