Larry Hankin

New York-bred character actor Larry Hankin did not decide to become an entertainer until his early 30s, when he waltzed into a Greenwich Village coffee house and thought he'd take up stand-up comedy. He also performed ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1940

Filmography

Actor (83)

The Mourning 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pain & Gain 2013 (Movie)

Pastor Randy (Actor)

Vegas 2013 (Tv Show)

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Breaking Bad 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007, 2012 (Tv Show)

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Nobel Son 2008 (Movie)

Dr Polaczek (Actor)

Reach for Me 2008 (Movie)

Elliot (Actor)

The Alphabet Killer 2008 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)

Saving Grace 2007 (Tv Show)

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My Name is Earl 2006 (Tv Show)

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Joan of Arcadia 2003, 2005 (Tv Show)

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Wanted (TNT) 2005 (Tv Show)

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Knee High P.I. 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Monk 2004 (Tv Show)

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Malcolm in the Middle 2003 (Tv Show)

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ER 2002 (Tv Show)

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MDs 2002 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Walker, Texas Ranger 1992 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Martial Law 1992 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Shasta Mcnasty 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Party of Five 1992 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Payne 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The Tony Danza Show 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Claude's Crib 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Ellen 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Mad About You 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Married... With Children 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Money Talks 1997 (Movie)

Roland (Actor)

Picket Fences 1992 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Step by Step 1993 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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Vegas Vacation 1997 (Movie)

Preacher (Actor)

Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Friends 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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The Delicatessen Story 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Naked Truth 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Billy Madison 1995 (Movie)

Carl Alphonse (Actor)

Star Trek: Voyager 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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The George Carlin Show 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

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It's Pat 1994 (Movie)

Postal Supervisor (Actor)

The Shadow 1994 (Movie)

Taxi Driver (Actor)

Johnny Bago 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Prehysteria! 2 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)

Seinfeld 1993 (Tv Show)

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Out on A Limb 1992 (Movie)

Darren (Actor)

Black Magic Woman 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Deuce Coupe 1991 (Movie)

Slick Lowry (Actor)

K-9 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Home Alone 1990 (Movie)

Officer Balzak (Actor)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

Landlord (Actor)

She's Having A Baby 1988 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

The Loner 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Man in Pub (Actor)

Fatal Beauty 1987 (Movie)

Jerry Murphy (Actor)

Planes, Trains and Automobiles 1987 (Movie)

Doobie (Actor)

Ratboy 1986 (Movie)

Jewell (Actor)

Running Scared 1986 (Movie)

Ace (Actor)

Joanna 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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The Sure Thing 1985 (Movie)

Trucker (Actor)

The Star Chamber 1983 (Movie)

Detective Kenneth Wiggen (Actor)

Annie 1982 (Movie)

Pound Man (Actor)

The Sting II 1981 (Movie)

Handicap (Actor)

Die Laughing 1980 (Movie)

Bock (Actor)

Escape From Alcatraz 1979 (Movie)

Charley Butts (Actor)

The Plant Family 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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American Hot Wax 1978 (Movie)

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Free Country 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Uncle Joe Shannon 1977 (Movie)

Sound Technician (Actor)

Thumb Tripping 1973 (Movie)

Simp (Actor)

The Music Scene 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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The Phynx 1969 (Movie)

Philbaby (Actor)

Viva Max! 1969 (Movie)

Romero (Actor)

How Sweet It Is 1968 (Movie)

Policeman (Actor)

Funnyman 1966 (Movie)

Roger--Troupe Member (Actor)

An Uncommon Love (TV Show)

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Evil Roy Slade (TV Show)

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Hard Ground (TV Show)

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Outside Chance (TV Show)

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T Bone N Weasel (TV Show)

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Director (1)

Solly's Diner 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

New York-bred character actor Larry Hankin did not decide to become an entertainer until his early 30s, when he waltzed into a Greenwich Village coffee house and thought he'd take up stand-up comedy. He also performed his stand-up act opening for rock bands like the Lovin' Spoonful, as well as jazz pioneer Miles Davis. In the early 1970s, he auditioned for the Second City comedy troupe and began studying with them in Chicago before relocating to San Francisco, where he studied acting with The Committee, an improvisational theater group. Bit parts on television shows like "Laverne & Shirley" followed, and he landed the occasional film role in productions like "Steelyard Blues" and "American Hot Wax". A notable part playing Alcatraz convict Charley Butts in the 1979 Clint Eastwood prison drama, "Escape from Alcatraz", was a memorable role for the lanky, distinctive-looking actor. A year later, a short film he wrote, directed, and starred in, "Solly's Diner", was nominated for an Academy Award. His role in the Adam Sandler comedy "Billy Madison" as Carl, the character who inherits Billy's hotel, was memorable, as was his recurring guest spot on sitcom "Friends", playing Mr. Heckles, the downstairs neighbor of Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox's characters. His most recognized role, though, was on an episode of "Seinfeld", playing an actor hired to play Kramer on Jerry's sitcom pilot within the show.

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