Peter Bonerz

Highest Rated: 95% Medium Cool (1969)
Birthday: Aug 6, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
Born in New Hampshire, Peter Bonerz was raised in Milwaukee, where he attended Marquette High School. Afflicted with a stammer in his teen years, Bonerz was encouraged by one of his teachers to enter an elocution contest. In doing so, he began to develop confidence in his speaking skills; by the time he'd graduated from Marquette University, Bonerz was determined to pursue a career in acting. Turned down by Chicago's Second City troupe, Bonerz was nonetheless able to secure work with the Premise, a New York-based improv group. Drafted into the army, he bluffed his way into a job as a director of training films. He continued his directing activities into his civilian life, staging and appearing in sketches with the Committee, a San Francisco comedy aggregation. In 1965, Bonerz starred in the independently produced film Funnyman, which earned him critical praise but which never secured a national release. Still, he was able to find work in such films as Medium Cool (1969) and Catch-22 (1970) and TV programs like The Addams Family. In 1972, Bonerz finally achieved a nationwide following when he was cast as orthodontist Jerry Robinson on The Bob Newhart Show, which ran for six seasons. He later co-starred as chauvinistic CEO Mr. Hart in the TV-series adaptation 9 to 5 (1982). By the 1980s, Bonerz was far too busy as a TV and film director to appear before the cameras with any frequency. His big-screen directorial credits include Nobody's Perfekt (1980) and Police Academy 6 (1989), while his TV work in this field is far too extensive to detail here. In 1992, Peter Bonerz received the Directors' Guild Award for his achievements in TV comedy directing; and from 1991 to 1994, Bonerz taught acting and directing courses at U.C.L.A.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Viewer Direction Advised Actor 2018
63% Man on the Moon Ed. Weinberger 1999
0% Police Academy 6 - City Under Siege Director 1989
No Score Yet Circle of Violence: A Family Drama Pete Benfield 1986
No Score Yet Your Place...Or Mine Phil 1983
No Score Yet Nobody's Perfekt Randall Kendall Director 1981
No Score Yet Serial Leonard 1980
No Score Yet The Bastard Actor 1978
No Score Yet How to Break Up a Happy Divorce Actor 1976
No Score Yet Jennifer on My Mind Sergei 1972
No Score Yet Fuzz Buck 1972
81% Catch-22 Capt. McWatt 1970
No Score Yet What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? Mr. Bentley 1969
95% Medium Cool Gus 1969
No Score Yet A Session With the Committee Actor 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Jerry Robinson Director
  • 2017
  • 1978
  • 1977
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
Uncle Bert
  • 2015
60% Joey
2004-2006
Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet What I Like About You
2002-2006
Director
  • 2004
No Score Yet My Big Fat Greek Life
2003
Director
  • 2003
No Score Yet Just Shoot Me
1997-2003
Director
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Hughleys
1998-2002
Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1992
No Score Yet Soul Man
1997-1998
Director
  • 1998
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
Director
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
64% The Naked Truth
1995-1998
Director
  • 1996
  • 1995
95% NewsRadio
1995-1999
Director
  • 1995
78% Friends
1994-2004
Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
Director
  • 1994
No Score Yet Love & War
1992-1995
Director
  • 1993
73% Flying Blind
1992-1993
Director
  • 1993
  • 1992
100% Room for Two
1992-1993
Director
  • 1992
No Score Yet ALF
1986-1990
Director
  • 1988
  • 1986
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Calhoun Fletcher
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970-1977
Director
  • 1974
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Doctor
  • 1972

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