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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 6, 1938 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA Profession: actor, director

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A beak-nosed comic actor with an improvisational background, Peter Bonerz went from playing Jerry the dentist pal on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78) to directing episodes of the series and then developed into one of the more prolific sitcom directors of the 1980s and 90s. Bonerz first acted on stage in a production of "Agamemnon" at Columbia University in 1961, then made his Off-Broadway debut doing an improvisational character in "The Premise" (1962). He left New York and between 1963 and 1969 appeared with "The Committee", a revered San Francisco improv troupe. When he returned to Manhattan, he made his Broadway debut in Paul Sills' "Story Theatre" (1970), with a cast which also included Paul Sand and Valerie Harper. (It was also adapted as a short-lived syndicated series in 1971.)

A beak-nosed comic actor with an improvisational background, Peter Bonerz went from playing Jerry the dentist pal on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78) to directing episodes of the series and then developed into one of the more prolific sitcom directors of the 1980s and 90s. Bonerz first acted on stage in a production of "Agamemnon" at Columbia University in 1961, then made his Off-Broadway debut doing an improvisational character in "The Premise" (1962). He left New York and between 1963 and 1969 appeared with "The Committee", a revered San Francisco improv troupe. When he returned to Manhattan, he made his Broadway debut in Paul Sills' "Story Theatre" (1970), with a cast which also included Paul Sand and Valerie Harper. (It was also adapted as a short-lived syndicated series in 1971.)

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DIRECTOR:

2.
  Sharing Richard (1988) Director
3.
  Nobody's Perfekt (1981) Director
4.
  Julie Brown: The Show (1989) Director
5.
6.
  Recovery Room, The (1985) Director
7.
  Back Together (1984) Director
8.
  High Five (1982) Director
9.
  In Security (1982) Director
10.
  G.I.'s (1980) Director

CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Man on the Moon (1999) Ed Weinberger
3.
 Circle Of Violence (1985) Pete Benfield
4.
 Your Place or Mine (1983) Phil Tanton
5.
 Nobody's Perfekt (1981) Randall Kendall
6.
 Serial (1980) Leonard
7.
 Mirror, Mirror (1979) Andrew Mclaren
8.
 How to Break Up a Happy Divorce (1976) Carter Dowling
9.
 Fuzz (1972) Buck
10.
 Jennifer on My Mind (1971) Sergei [Wasserman]
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1961:
Made stage debut in "Agamemnon" at Columbia University
1962:
Made Off-Broadway debut, "The Premise"
1963:
Appeared with improvisational troupe "The Committee" in San Francisco
1964:
Made TV acting debut in episode of "The Addams Family"
1967:
Made film acting debut in "Funnyman"; also co-wrote
1970:
Made Broadway debut in "Story Theatre"
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Played dentist Jerry Robinson on CBS sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show"; also directed episodes of series
1976:
Made TV-movie debut, "How to Break Up a Happy Divorce"
1978:
Co-starred in syndicated miniseries "The Bastard"
1981:
Made feature film directorial debut with "Nobody's Perfekt"
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Played Franklin Hart Jr. on ABC sitcom "9 to 5"
1988:
Directed first TV-movie, "Sharing Richard"
1989:
Directed feature film "Police Academy 6"
1996:
Directed pilot for "Mr. Rhodes"
2001:
Returned to acting as co-star of the NBC midseason replacement sitcom "Three Sisters"
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Education

Marquette University: Milwaukee , Wisconsin - 1960

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wife:
Rosalind DiTrapani. Married on December 14, 1963.

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father:
Christopher Andrew Bonerz. Military intelligence officer.
mother:
Elfrideda Anne Bonerz.
son:
Eric Bonerz.
son:
Eli Bonerz.
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