Basil Hoffman

Actor
Basil Hoffman is a character actor who works in film and television. He's also an acting coach and has written textbooks on the subject, including "Acting and How to Be Good at It." Hoffman's first role beyond plays and ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1938

Filmography

Actor (43)

Hail, Caesar! 2016 (Movie)

Stu Schwartz, Accounting (Actor)

Rio, I Love You 2016 (Movie)

James (Actor)

3 Geezers! 2013 (Movie)

Victor (Actor)

The Artist 2011 (Movie)

Auctioneer (Actor)

The Box 2009 (Movie)

Don Poates (Actor)

Citizen Baines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The West Wing 2002 (Tv Show)

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Venice Beach 2000 (Movie)

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Kindred: The Embraced 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Seinfeld 1995 (Tv Show)

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The Ice Runner 1993 (Movie)

J C Kruck (Actor)

Mimi & Me 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Double O Kid 1992 (Movie)

Trout (Actor)

Switch 1991 (Movie)

Higgins (Actor)

Lambada 1990 (Movie)

Superintendent Leland (Actor)

Communion, A True Story 1989 (Movie)

Dr Friedman (Actor)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

Person in Governors Office (Actor)

L.A. Law 1986 - 1987 (Tv Show)

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All of Me 1984 (Movie)

Court Clerk (Actor)

The Ratings Game 1984 (Movie)

Frank Friedlander (Actor)

Welcome Home, Jellybean 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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Square Pegs 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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My Favorite Year 1982 (Movie)

Herb Lee (Actor)

Night Shift 1982 (Movie)

Drollhauser (Actor)

Scout's Honor 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Dribble 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

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Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

Sloan (Actor)

Love At First Bite 1979 (Movie)

Desk Clerk (Actor)

The Electric Horseman 1979 (Movie)

Toland (Actor)

Comes a Horseman 1978 (Movie)

George Bascomb (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

Assistant Metro Editor (Actor)

Ellery Queen 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Lucky Lady 1975 (Movie)

Auctioneer's Assistant (Actor)

Cage Without a Key (TV Show)

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Hefner: Unauthorized (TV Show)

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Jennifer: A Woman's Story (TV Show)

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Love's Dark Ride (TV Show)

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My Buddy (TV Show)

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Outlaws (TV Show)

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The Great Ice Rip-Off (TV Show)

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Biography

Basil Hoffman is a character actor who works in film and television. He's also an acting coach and has written textbooks on the subject, including "Acting and How to Be Good at It." Hoffman's first role beyond plays and commercials came as a juror on the TV drama "The Defenders" in 1964. He began appearing in films in the 1970s, most notably "All the President's Men," with Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, in 1976, and in the western "Comes a Horseman" in 1978. He appeared alongside Redford again in the 1979 western"The Electric Horseman," and in 1980 had a supporting role in the multiple-Oscar winning drama "Ordinary People" as Sloan. On television, meanwhile, Hoffman made repeat appearances on the medical drama "Marcus Welby, M.D.," the sitcom "Sanford and Son," and the war comedy "M*A*S*H," all in the mid- to late-'70s. In the early 1980s, Hoffman made several appearances as Principal Dingleman on the high school sitcom "Square Pegs"--Sarah Jessica Parker's first big TV role--and then in the mid-80s made several more recurring appearances on the soap "Santa Barbara" and the classic cop drama "Hill Street Blues." Hoffman continued to appear on a steady series of TV shows into the early 2000s, and he even returned to the principal's chair as Headmaster Ludwig in the 2010 comedy "One Wish."

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