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Pat Harrington Jr.

Highest Rated:   95% The Candidate (1972)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
43% The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat
  • Actor
1974
No Score Yet The Affair
  • Frank
1973
No Score Yet Savage
  • Actor
1973
95% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Mr. Sherden
  • 2012
98% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Actor
  • 2005
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Actor
  • 2005
No Score Yet Roseanne
1988-1997
  • Actor
  • 1995

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