Pat Harrington Jr.

Highest Rated: 87% The Candidate (1972)
Lowest Rated: 43% Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)
Birthday: Aug 13, 1929
Birthplace: Not Available
The son of legendary vaudevillian Pat Harrington Sr., comic actor Pat Harrington Jr. rose to prominence via his many appearances on The Steve Allen Show and The Jack Paar Program in the late 1950s. However, few viewers recognized him as Pat Harrington Jr.: instead, he passed himself off as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini, a guise so convincing that he was invited to play in several major tournaments. Once the public at large was apprised that Harrington was neither Italian nor a master duffer, demands for his services as an actor increased immeasurably. In 1959, he was cast on The Danny Thomas Show as Danny's new son-in-law Pat Hannigan (Thomas had planned to spin off Harrington and his TV daughter Penney Parker into their own series, but this was not to be). In 1962, he served as host of Stump the Stars, a revamped version of the old Summer replacement perennial Pantomime Quiz. Seven years later, he was seen as sharkish PR man Tony Lawrence on the short-lived TV adaptation of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. In 1975, Harrington landed his signature role as macho, aphorism-spouting handyman Dwayne Schneider on the TV sitcom One Day at a Time; he remained with the series until its cancellation in 1984, earning an Emmy along the way. In films, Pat Harrington Jr. has been seen in a gallery of diverse portrayals, most amusingly as smoothly villainous telephone company spokesman Arlington Haven in The President's Analyst (1967). Harrington continued to act until 2012; his last acting appearance was a guest-spot on Hot in Cleveland, starring his former One Day at a Time co-star Valerie Harper. He died in 2016, at age 86.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ablaze Stuart Ridgley 2002
No Score Yet These Old Broads Tony 2001
No Score Yet Spring Fling! Mazzolini 1995
No Score Yet Round Trip to Heaven George 1992
No Score Yet Garfield Christmas Special Dad 1987
No Score Yet Between Two Brothers Russ Frazer 1982
No Score Yet The Affair Frank 1973
No Score Yet Savage Actor 1973
87% The Candidate Dinner M.C. 1972
50% The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes Moderator 1969
80% The President's Analyst Arlington Hewes 1967
43% Easy Come, Easy Go Judd Whitman 1967
No Score Yet Move Over Darling District Attorney 1963
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Buddy Zack 1963
No Score Yet Stage Struck Benny 1958
No Score Yet 52nd Street Actor 1937

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
Mr. Sherden
  • 2012
No Score Yet The King of Queens
1998-2007
Frank
  • 2006
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
  • 2005
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
Neidermeyer
  • 1996
No Score Yet Empty Nest
1988-1995
  • 1995
76% Roseanne
1988-2018
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Golden Girls
1985-1992
Guest
  • 1991
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Melvin Comstock Lt. Lou Brickmann
  • 1991
  • 1989
  • 1985
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Dominic
  • 1985
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
Chris Rossi
  • 1976
  • 1971
No Score Yet Columbo
1968-2003
Buddy
  • 1974
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Panzini La Mouche Peter
  • 1967
  • 1966
  • 1965
83% The Munsters
1964-1966
Sonny Thatcher
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Insurance Man
  • 1960
No Score Yet One Day at a Time
1975-1984
Dwayne Schneider

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