Iya Grigorievna Gay Jongejans Lady Abdy
Scuola Musicale di Milano
College Classique Cantonal
First "Police Academy" film as Commandant Lassard; Gaynes has appeared in six sequels
Breakthrough film role as soap opera actor John Van Horn in "Tootsie"
Miniseries debut, "Captains and the Kings"
TV-movie debut, "Trilogy of Terror"
TV Series debut, regular role of Sam Reynolds on CBS daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow"
Played Henry Higgins in US tour of "My Fair Lady"
Film debut, "P.T. 109"
London stage debut, "Bells Are Ringing"
Early TV appearances: as The Dancing Master, "The Would-Be Gentleman" (CBS Special); "One Touch of Venus" (NBC Special)
New York Broadway and opera debut, "The Consul", Ethel Barrymore Theatre (billed as George Jongejans)
Was sub-lieutenant in Royal Netherlands Navy
Opera debut, "The Wizard", Teatro della Triennale, Milan, Italy
Stage debut, "La malade imaginaire", Lausanne, Switzerland
Served in Royal British Navy
Played Henry Warnimont on NBC sitcom, "Punky Brewster"
Provided voice of Warnimont on "Punky Brewster" animated series on NBC
Played Senator Smithers on "Hearts Afire"
First and second basso, Opera House, Mulhouse, France
Appeared as Arthur Feldman on "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd"
Was raised in France, England, and Switzerland.
Served in the Dutch and British Navies during World War II.
Originaly intended to become an opera singer, studying the craft in Italy before he became a stage actor.
Son Matthew was a skilled kayaker and on track to compete in the 1980 Olympics until the U.S. ended up boycotting the games. Was later killed in a car crash in Nepal, India in 1989 while filming a special for ESPN.