Pat Harrington

Actor, Comedian, TV advertising salesman
As the meddlesome but lovable handyman Dwayne Schneider on the popular sitcom "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984), comedic actor Par Harrington put an exclamation point on an already successful career while ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1929 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (69)

Hot in Cleveland 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Pioneers of Television 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The President's Analyst 2008 (Movie)

Arlington Hewes (Actor)

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Day at a Time Reunion Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ablaze 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcoms 4 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Burke's Law 1955 - 1962, 1986 - 1987, 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Civil Wars 1955 - 1962, 1984 - 1987, 1992 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1955 - 1962, 1994 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1955 - 1962, 1984 - 1987, 1989 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comic Relief VII 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Kirk 1955 - 1962, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rudy Coby: Ridiculously Dangerous 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1955 - 1962, 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empty Nest 1955 - 1962, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Roseanne 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

The George Carlin Show 1955 - 1962, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Yabba-Dabba Doo! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Yo! Yogi 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Round Trip to Heaven 1991 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Rowdies 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Television Academy Hall of Fame 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

Max and Me 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

One Day At A Time 1975 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Circus of the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Last Convertible 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pink Panther 1969 - 1979 (TV Show)

Voice

The Funny World of Fred & Bunni 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Battle of the Network Stars I 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Steve Allen's Laugh-Back 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Rhyme and Reason 1974 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Savage 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat 1973 (Movie)

(Voice)

Wait Til Your Father Gets Home 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Voice

Bobby Jo and the Big Apple Goodtime Band 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Wednesday Night Out 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Every Little Crook and Nanny 1971 (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1970 (Movie)

Moderator (Actor)

Journey to the Center of the Earth 1967 - 1969 (TV Show)

Voice

For Love Or $$$ 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Actor

Easy Come, Easy Go 1967 (Movie)

Judd Whitman (Actor)

Make Room For Daddy 1953 - 1964 (TV Show)

Actor

Move Over, Darling 1962 (Movie)

District Attorney (Actor)

The Steve Allen Show 1955 - 1962 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show 1956 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wheeler Dealers 1962 (Movie)

Buddy Zack (Actor)

The Gershwin Years 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

Stage Struck 1958 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Between Two Brothers (TV Show)

Actor

Let's Switch (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (TV Show)

Actor

Spring Fling! (TV Show)

Actor

The Affair (TV Show)

Actor

The Critical List (TV Show)

Actor

The Healers (TV Show)

Actor

The New Love Boat (TV Show)

Actor

These Old Broads (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

As the meddlesome but lovable handyman Dwayne Schneider on the popular sitcom "One Day at a Time" (CBS, 1975-1984), comedic actor Par Harrington put an exclamation point on an already successful career while establishing one of the most popular characters of 1970s' sitcoms. A veteran showbiz comedian, Harrington rose to fame as Italian golf pro Guido Panzini on "The Jack Parr Show" (NBC, 1957-1962) and as one of Steve Allen's "Men on the Street" on "The Steve Allen Show" (NBC, 1956-1960). On the big screen, he had notable roles in "The President's Analyst" (1967) and "Easy Come, Easy Go" (1967), but it was television that provided him his most fertile ground as well as his most famous role. With "One Day at a Time," Harrington was both a father figure and comic relief, providing both advice and levity on a sitcom noted for tackling serious issues like teen pregnancy, suicide and infidelity. Following his nine seasons on the show, Harrington parlayed Schneider into a lucrative series of ACE Hardware commercials while making numerous guest appearances on comedies and dramas like "The Golden Girls" (NBC, 1985-1992), "Diagnosis Murder" (CBS, 1993-2001) and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ), which only added luster to Harrington's long and varied career.

Relationships

Sally Cleaver

Wife
wed May 12, 2001 Harrington's second marriage

Pat Harrington

Father
born 1901, died 1965 mostly vaudeville performer with extensive TV credits in 1950s

EDUCATION

Fordham University

Bronx , New York

Milestones

1992

Appeared in film "Road Trip to Heaven"

1974

Narrated animated feature "Fritz the Cat"

1973

Made TV-movie debut, "Savage"

1958

Appeared in feature film "Stage Struck"

1954

Was time salesman for NBC

1950

TV debut as series regular on the ABC variety series "A Couple of Joes"

Hosted the short-lived "Stump the Stars" (CBS), a revamped version of the audience participation show "Pantomime Quiz"

Played handyman Dwayne Schneider on the long-running CBS sitcom "One Day at a Time"

Co-starred as the best friend on the ABC sitcom "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town", loosely based on the 1936 GAry Cooper film

Appeared regularly as Guido Panzini on "The Jack Paar Show" (CBS)

Made appearances on "The Danny Thomas Show" (CBS), as the suitor to daughter Terry

Was "discovered" by Jonathan Winters who overheard Harrington doing dialect bits

Appeared regularly on "The Steve Allen Show"

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