Mike Pniewski

Mike Pniewski

Highest Rated: 88% The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Lowest Rated: 14% The Ledge (2011)

Birthday: Apr 20, 1961

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Mike Pniewski started off small. After all, few remember him as the laser gunner in Mel Brooks's "Star Wars" parody, "Spaceballs." On the other hand, perhaps for the most rabid "Spaceballs" aficionados, this remains his most memorable performance. For those less obsessed with all things Schwartz-related, Pniewski has also appeared as several recurring characters on popular television series like creator Steven Bochco's "L.A. Law," in which he played the part of Judge James McCall. Legal shows clearly suited Pniewski, because he later donned the uniform of a police officer as Chief of Detectives Kenny Moran on creator Dick Wolf's "Law & Order: Criminal Intent." He has also appeared as a guest star on the original "Law & Order" and its other spin-off, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," as well as a number of similar shows like the forensics unit procedurals "CSI: Miami" and "CSI: New York." Mike Pniewski is an extremely prolific actor, often appearing in five or more TV or feature film productions each year.

Highest rated movies

The People vs. Larry Flynt Richard Jewell
Killing Reagan
The Case for Christ
Blood Done Sign My Name
The Ledge




77% 96% Richard Jewell Brandon Walker (Character) $22.3M 2019
No Score Yet 26% Vengeance: A Love Story Judge Schpiro (Character) $4.5K 2017
61% 79% The Case for Christ Kenny London (Character) $14.7M 2017
63% 70% Killing Reagan Jack Hinckley (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 72% A Smile as Big as the Moon Big Dan (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 76% The Lost Valentine Craig Warren (Character) - 2011
28% 39% Justice Gibbs (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 31% My Future Boyfriend Ozwald Shrike (Character) - 2011
14% 48% The Ledge Lt. Markowitz (Character) $5.2K 2011
52% 62% Blood Done Sign My Name William Burgwyn (Character) $82.7K 2010
No Score Yet 80% Front of the Class Principal Myer (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 34% A Perfect Day Stuart Parks (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet False River Dick (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Soldiers Sheriff Foote (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rosa Parks Story Clifford Durr (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 58% Takedown Businessman (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 33% The Runaway Avery Jr. (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perfect Crime Ed Solarz (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 35% Buried Alive II Dr. Ford (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 38% Summer of Fear Warren (Character) - 1996
88% 80% The People vs. Larry Flynt Trucker (Character) $20.2M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our Son, the Matchmaker Kevin Harris (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Child in the Night Bobby (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Ordained Shanks (Character) - 1987


36% 89% Bluff City Law U.S. Attorney Blumberg (Guest Star) 2019
No Score Yet 78% The Resident Dr. Abe Benedict (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Gordon Becker (Guest Star) 2014-2019
70% 46% Quantico Dick Booth (Guest Star) 2018
88% 93% Longmire Judge Drood (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 63% NCIS: New Orleans Beau Lasalle (Guest Star) 2017
84% 95% Shots Fired Julian Carroll (Guest Star) 2017
0% 37% South of Hell Sheriff Dickey (Guest Star) 2015
93% 91% The Good Wife Frank Landau (Guest Star) 2010-2013 2015
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Vaughn Morgan (Guest Star) 2014-2015
90% 91% Halt and Catch Fire Barry Shields (Guest Star) 2014-2015
38% 87% Reckless Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
53% 69% Resurrection Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
72% 49% Drop Dead Diva Amos Hanson (Guest Star) 2009 2011 2013-2014
91% 71% Nashville Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 50% Necessary Roughness Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 61% Army Wives General Fleming (Guest Star) 2012
61% 91% Franklin & Bash Tommy Donegan (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Chief of Detectives Kenny Moran (Guest Star) 2006-2008 2010
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Ralph Walker (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2007
22% No Score Yet Conviction Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 75% CSI: New York Tom Zito (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 66% One Tree Hill Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cape Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
50% No Score Yet Second Noah Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
76% 72% Roseanne Parry (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Civil Wars Rob Bruhac (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 100% 21 Jump Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Cop 1 (Guest Star) 1985 1987
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Crusher (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Dr. Lantree (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1985