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      Stuart Pankin

      Stuart Pankin

      Highest Rated: 93% Arachnophobia (1990)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 8, 1946

      Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

      Stage-trained Stuart Pankin began appearing in NYC productions of Shakespeare after receiving his undergraduate degree in 1968. He subsequently appeared in productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival and was a company member at the Vivian Beaumont in 1972. After relocating to the West Coast, Pankin began a career in TV as a supporting player on a number of short-lived series, including "The San Pedro Beach Bums" (ABC, 1977) and "No Soap, Radio" (ABC, 1982), before landing a starring berth on the HBO satirical comedy "Not Necessarily the News" (1983-88). As reporter Bob Charles, Pankin was hilarious in various skits, particularly specializing in slow burns. He also voiced Earl Sinclair, the father, on the ABC sitcom "Dinosaurs" (1991-94). Pankin made his feature film debut in "Scavenger Hunt" (1979) and followed with other comic fare ("The Hollywood Knights" 1980; "Dirt Bike Kid" 1986; "Love at Stake" 1987), mixed with the occasional prestige picture ("Fatal Attraction" 1987; "Arachnophobia" 1990).

      Highest rated movies

      Arachnophobia poster
      Fatal Attraction poster Fatal Attraction Squanto: A Warrior's Tale poster
      Squanto: A Warrior's Tale
      Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves poster
      Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves
      Life Stinks poster
      Life Stinks
      Striptease poster
      The Hollywood Knights poster
      The Hollywood Knights
      Mannequin: On the Move poster
      Mannequin: On the Move




      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep in the Forest Unknown (Character) - 2021
      No Score Yet 20% American Christmas Jim (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Might Be Famous Pat Wonders (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 24% The Binding Dr. Plank (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 33% All I Want for Christmas Lewis (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 33% Hopelessly in June Francaise Flowers (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Public Interest Charles Waterford (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 37% An Accidental Christmas Saul (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 29% Miss Castaway and the Island Girls Noah (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 47% Zenon: Z3 Commander Edward Plank (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Misadventures Professor (Character) - 2003
      No Score Yet 46% Zenon: The Zequel Commander Edward Plank (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 70% Chasing Destiny Mike Ditlow (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 62% Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century Cmdr. Edward Plank (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 56% Babylon 5: River of Souls James Riley (Character) - 1998
      73% 58% Encounter in the Third Dimension The Professor/M.A.X. (Voice) $7.2M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Like Father, Like Santa Snipes (Character) - 1998
      25% 27% Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves Gordon Szalinski (Character) - 1997
      14% 24% Striptease Alan Mordecai (Character) $32.8M 1996
      0% 20% Big Bully Gerry (Character) $1.8M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Napoleon Perenti Lizard/Father Penguin (Voice) - 1995
      No Score Yet 43% Down, Out & Dangerous Calvin Burrows (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 50% Beanstalk Giant (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet 21% Father and Scout Aaron (Character) - 1994
      60% 55% Squanto: A Warrior's Tale Brother Timothy (Character) $3.3M 1994
      No Score Yet 33% The Vagrant Mr. Feemster (Character) - 1992
      13% 40% Mannequin: On the Move Mr. James (Character) $3.2M 1991
      21% 45% Life Stinks Pritchard (Character) $3.8M 1991
      93% 54% Arachnophobia Sheriff Lloyd Parsons (Character) $53.2M 1990
      0% 31% Second Sight Preston Pickett Ph.D. (Character) $5.3M 1989
      No Score Yet 35% Love at Stake Judge John (Character) - 1988
      75% 72% Fatal Attraction Jimmy (Character) $154.0M 1987
      No Score Yet 58% The Dirt Bike Kid Mr. Hodgkins (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Earthbound Sweeney (Character) - 1981
      14% 71% The Hollywood Knights Dudley Laywicker (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 75% Scavenger Hunt Duane (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The San Pedro Bums Stuf (Character) - 1977


      No Score Yet 87% Girl Meets World Principal Yancy (Guest Star) 2015
      72% 88% Desperate Housewives Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet 61% Shake It Up! Santa (Guest Star) 2011
      86% 94% Boston Legal Judge Gilbert Potts (Guest Star) 2006
      92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Ben Heineman (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hughleys Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dharma & Greg Unknown (Guest Star) 1998 2001
      No Score Yet 90% Malcolm in the Middle Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      93% 100% Action Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Suddenly Susan Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick Freno: Licensed Teacher Unknown (Character) 1996-1998
      44% No Score Yet Me and the Boys Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      91% 70% Dinosaurs Earl Sinclair (Voice) 1991-1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Commish Mike Amador (Guest Star) 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Unknown (Character) 1991
      No Score Yet 0% Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Super Password Guest 1987-1989
      No Score Yet 85% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
      No Score Yet 91% The Golden Girls Jacques (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Jerry Wilson (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fame Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1982-1983 1985
      No Score Yet 80% CHiPs Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
      No Score Yet 100% Barney Miller Alex Fleischer (Guest Star) 1978 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet B.J. and the Bear Unknown (Guest Star) 1979