Sandy Baron

Sandy Baron

Highest Rated: 100% Broadway Danny Rose (1984)

Lowest Rated: 6% Leprechaun 2 (1994)

Birthday: May 5, 1937

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

It's no wonder Jewish New York comedian Sandy Baron was a hero to the likes of Woody Allen and Jerry Seinfeld--besides sharing a comparable upbringing, he also happens to be very, very funny. His unique sense of humor found an outlet in stand-up comedy, and he regularly did routines at various Catskill Mountains resorts during the 1950s. Exploring his talent as a performer in the following decade, Baron soon made his debut on Broadway, juggling big-city stardom with underground celebrity at local clubs. He then rocketed onto the national stage playing a stand-up comedian (a real stretch) living in a Manhattan apartment building on the NBC sitcom "Hey, Landlord." Sound familiar? The series is thought to have served as a major inspiration for the innovative 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld," on which Baron would later portray disagreeable geriatric Jack Klompus. His comedic sensibilities made him a favorite on talk shows, and he appeared on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" over a dozen times in the early '70s, during which he also enjoyed a brief stint as a New York radio DJ. In 1984, Baron appeared as himself in the first scene of the Woody Allen lounge comedy "Broadway Danny Rose" and provided the film's narration as well. He appeared on "Seinfeld" multiple times throughout the '90s as foil to Jerry's condo-dwelling father. Jack Klompus remains among the most fondly remembered recurring characters in the series.

Highest rated movies

Straight Time
The Out-of-Towners
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
The Hi-Lo Country
Leprechaun 2




54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Henchman (Character) $163.8K 1998
No Score Yet 29% The Munsters' Scary Little Christmas Grandpa Munster (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight Highway Lenny (Character) - 1995
6% 29% Leprechaun 2 Morty (Character) - 1994
40% 49% Vamp Vic (Character) $4.1M 1986
100% 84% Broadway Danny Rose Self - 1984
80% 84% Birdy Mr. Columbato (Character) - 1984
82% 83% Straight Time Manny (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Police Story Ray Gonzales (Character) - 1973
63% 69% The Out-of-Towners TV Man (Character) - 1970
60% 59% If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium John Marino (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 64% Sweet November Richard (Character) - 1968
89% 81% Targets Kip Larkin (Character) - 1968


89% 92% Seinfeld Klompus (Guest Star) 1991 1994 1996-1997
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Starsky and Hutch Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1970 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Story Ray Gonzales (Character) 1973