David Brisbin

With his oval-shaped face--downright owlish with glasses on--David Brisbin is a natural fit for comedies and is also a character actor who excels at playing everyday people. He began appearing in films and on television ... Read more »
Born: 06/26/1952

Filmography

Actor (46)

NYPD Blue 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2002, 2005 (Tv Show)

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ER 1999 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Party of Five 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Presidio Med 2002 (Tv Show)

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3rd Rock From the Sun 1993 - 1994, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Empty Nest 1993 - 1995, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Grace Under Fire 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1993 - 1996, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1990 - 1991, 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Profiler 1993 - 1997, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Thunder Alley 1993 - 1995, 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Working 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Erin Brockovich 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Jaffe (Actor)

Good Advice 1993 - 1994, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

Average Dad (Actor)

The West Wing 2000 (Tv Show)

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The X-Files 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Zoe... 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Goodbye Lover 1999 (Movie)

Mr Brodsky (Actor)

Vengeance Unlimited 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

Man in Car (Actor)

The Alarmist 1998 (Movie)

Detective Flinkman (Actor)

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

Lawyer (Actor)

VR.5 1994 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Nowhere Man 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Leaving Las Vegas 1995 (Movie)

Landlord (Actor)

Madman of the People 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Confessions of a Sorority Girl 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

Newscaster (Actor)

Hey Dude 1988 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Muddling Through 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Mr. Jones 1993 (Movie)

Mr Warner (Actor)

The Hit List 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

Second Woodman (Actor)

No Picnic 1990 (Movie)

Macabee Cohn (Actor)

Five Corners 1988 (Movie)

Plainclothes Man (Actor)

Kiss Daddy Good Night 1988 (Movie)

Nelson Blitz (Actor)

Adams Apple 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Dead End Kids 1986 (Movie)

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The Big Blue 1986 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

Chain Letters 1984 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

From the Earth to the Moon (TV Show)

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The Late Shift (TV Show)

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Biography

With his oval-shaped face--downright owlish with glasses on--David Brisbin is a natural fit for comedies and is also a character actor who excels at playing everyday people. He began appearing in films and on television series during the mid-'80s, eventually landing the part of Mr. Ernst on the sitcom "Hey Dude", which was broadcast on Nickelodeon for roughly a decade (including reruns) starting in 1989. His character, the owner of a fictional dude ranch near Tucson, Arizona, was depicted as clumsy and balding, and served as a source of easy comic relief. However, in the years after "Hey Dude" ceased first-running episodes in 1991, he acclimated himself well as a guest star of more serious television dramas, and even landed small roles in Academy Award-winning films including "Forrest Gump" and "Leaving Las Vegas" in '94 and '95, respectively. In addition, in the 2000 drama "Erin Brockovich", he had the relatively less showy (compared to Julia Roberts's part) but necessary role of Dr. Jaffe. From '98 to '02, he also appeared as one of many recurring physicians in the hospital drama "ER", playing anesthesiologist Dr. Alexander Babcock.

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