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Also Known As: Died:
Born: April 8, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: actor, comedian, producer, songwriter

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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).

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).

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 Encounter in the Third Dimension (1999) Voice Of Max (Multi-Purpose Assistant Extraordinaire); Voice Of The Professor
6.
 Babylon 5: River of Souls (1998) James Riley
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 Napoleon (1997) Voice Of Father Penguin
8.
 Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves! (1997) Gordon
9.
 Striptease (1996) Alan Mordecai
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 Big Bully (1996) Gerry
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Voiced Earl Sinclair, the father, on ABC sitcom "Dinosaurs"
1983:
Starred as reporter Bob Charles on HBO's comedy series "Not Necessarily the News"
1989:
Starred with Eric Idle in the short-lived NBC sitcom "Nearly Departed"
1977:
TV acting debut in pilot for ABC series "The San Pedro Beach Bums"; subsequently co-starred in regular role of Anthony 'Stuff' Danelli
1987:
TV producing debut on eponymously titled Cinemax comedy special
1968:
NY stage acting debut in off-Broadway production of "The War of the Roses"
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Co-starred on The WB sitcom "Nick Freno, Licensed Teacher"
1979:
Feature debut "Scavenger Hunt"
1982:
Featured in the short-lived ABC series "No Soap, Radio"
1979:
Played recurring role of Benny Appleman on CBS primetime sudser "Knots Landing"
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Education

Dickinson College: Carlisle, Pennsylvania - 1968
Columbia University: New York, New York - 1971

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