Peter Bonerz

Director, Actor
A beak-nosed comic actor with an improvisational background, Peter Bonerz went from playing Jerry the dentist pal on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78) to directing episodes of the series and then developed into one ... Read more »
Born: 08/05/1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Filmography

Director (50)

Bleep My Dad Says 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

1st & Ten: In Your Face! 1977 - 1981, 1983 - 1987, 1990 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Alf 1972 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Apple Pie 1977 - 1979, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Archie Bunker's Place 1972 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Flying Blind 1976 - 1981, 1983 - 1987, 1990 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Foley Square 1977 - 1979, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Friends and Lovers 1972 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Getting Personal 1972 - 1981, 1983 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Good Heavens 1972 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Hope & Gloria 1976 - 1981, 1983 - 1987, 1990 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

It's Your Move 1977 - 1978, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Joey 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Living with Fran 1977 - 1978, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Mr. Rhodes 1976 - 1981, 1983 - 1987, 1990 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Newsradio 1977 - 1978, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Park Place 1977 - 1981, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Szysznyk 1976 - 1981, 1983 - 1987, 1990 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

The Naked Truth 1972 - 1981, 1983 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

The Two of Us 1972 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Wings 1972 - 1981, 1983 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

e/r 1977 - 1978, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

George Burns Comedy Week 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Minor Adjustments 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Suzanne Pleshette Is Maggie Briggs 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The Fighting Fitzgeralds 1985 - 1987, 1992 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The Hughleys 1977 - 1978, 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

The Stones 1985 - 1987, 1992 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

What I Like About You 2004 (Tv Show)

Director

Good Morning, Miami 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

My Big Fat Greek Life 2003 (Tv Show)

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Movie Stars 1985 - 1987, 1992 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Soul Man 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

You Again? 1985 - 1987, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

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Just Shoot Me 1999 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Friends 1994 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Director

Julie Brown: The Show 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director

Police Academy 6: City Under Siege 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Good Morning, Miss Bliss 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director

The Recovery Room 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director

Back Together 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Director

High Five 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

In Security 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director

Nobody's Perfekt 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

G.I.'s 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director

Love, Natalie 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director

A Dog's Life 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Director

Father O Father 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

Sheila 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director

Sharing Richard (TV Show)

Director
Actor (34)

Melissa & Joey 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Retired at 35 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

9 to 5 1972 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1972 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love & War 1977 - 1981, 1983 - 1987, 1990 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Newhart Show 1972 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Three Sisters 1983 - 1987, 1992 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1985 - 1986, 1992 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob Newhart: The Last Sane Man 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wisconsin: An American Portrait 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Man on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

Ed Weinberger (Actor)

George & Leo 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bob Newhart 20th 19th Anniversary Special 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dad's a Dog 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Nobody's Perfekt 1981 (Movie)

Randall Kendall (Actor)

Mirror, Mirror 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Serial 1980 (Movie)

Leonard (Actor)

Fuzz 1972 (Movie)

Deaf Man's Assistant (Actor)

Story Theater 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Elke 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Actor

Jennifer on My Mind 1971 (Movie)

Sergei (Actor)

Catch-22 1970 (Movie)

Captain McWatt (Actor)

Medium Cool 1969 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice? 1969 (Movie)

Mr Bentley (Actor)

Funnyman 1966 (Movie)

Perry--the Actor (Actor)

A Storm in Summer (TV Show)

Actor

The Bastard (TV Show)

Actor

Your Place or Mine (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Funnyman 1966 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

A beak-nosed comic actor with an improvisational background, Peter Bonerz went from playing Jerry the dentist pal on "The Bob Newhart Show" (CBS, 1972-78) to directing episodes of the series and then developed into one of the more prolific sitcom directors of the 1980s and 90s. Bonerz first acted on stage in a production of "Agamemnon" at Columbia University in 1961, then made his Off-Broadway debut doing an improvisational character in "The Premise" (1962). He left New York and between 1963 and 1969 appeared with "The Committee", a revered San Francisco improv troupe. When he returned to Manhattan, he made his Broadway debut in Paul Sills' "Story Theatre" (1970), with a cast which also included Paul Sand and Valerie Harper. (It was also adapted as a short-lived syndicated series in 1971.)

Relationships

Elfrideda Anne Bonerz

Mother

Eli Bonerz

Son

Eric Bonerz

Son

Christopher Bonerz

Father

Rosalind DiTrapani

Wife
married on December 14, 1963

EDUCATION

Marquette University

Milwaukee , Wisconsin 1960

Milestones

2001

Returned to acting as co-star of the NBC midseason replacement sitcom "Three Sisters"

1996

Directed pilot for "Mr. Rhodes"

1989

Directed feature film "Police Academy 6"

1988

Directed first TV-movie, "Sharing Richard"

1981

Made feature film directorial debut with "Nobody's Perfekt"

1978

Co-starred in syndicated miniseries "The Bastard"

1976

Made TV-movie debut, "How to Break Up a Happy Divorce"

1969

Made Broadway debut in "Story Theatre"

1967

Made film acting debut in "Funnyman"; also co-wrote

1964

Made TV acting debut in episode of "The Addams Family"

1963

Appeared with improvisational troupe "The Committee" in San Francisco

1962

Made Off-Broadway debut, "The Premise"

1961

Made stage debut in "Agamemnon" at Columbia University

Played Franklin Hart Jr. on ABC sitcom "9 to 5"

Played dentist Jerry Robinson on CBS sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show"; also directed episodes of series

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