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Peter Bonerz

Highest Rated:   95% Medium Cool (1969)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
85% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Melissa & Joey
2010-2015
  • Uncle Bert
  • 2015
No Score Yet Joey
2004-2006
  • Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Home Improvement
1991-1999
  • Director
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1992
No Score Yet Wings
1990-1997
  • Director
  • 1994
0% Friends
2004
  • Director

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