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Bronson Pinchot


When Bronson Pinchot began auditioning for Broadway roles, he refused to do accents. Years later, his ability to do accents is what gave him his first break in film and led to television success as Balki Bartokomous, the odd cousin from a Balkan nation who comes to live with Mark Linn-Baker on the sitcom Perfect Strangers (1986). Pinchot was born ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Perfect Strangers
Perfect Strangers Balki Bartokomous / Mama
(1986-1993)
True Romance
True Romance Elliot Blitzer
(1993)
Risky Business
(1983)
Beverly Hills Cop
(1984)

Filmography

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 2017 Double Play
Bob
 2016 The Strike
Carlo Lombardi
 2015 Ray Donovan (TV Series)
Flip Brightman
- One Night in Yerevan (2015) ... Flip Brightman
- The Kalamazoo (2015) ... Flip Brightman
 2015 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Head Chef J.T. Thompson
- The Mystery of the Frozen Foodie (2015) ... Head Chef J.T. Thompson
 2014 NCIS (TV Series)
George Burton
- Parental Guidance Suggested (2014) ... George Burton
 2013 Kung Fu and Titties
The Beaver
 2011 Shake It Up! (TV Series)
Kashlack Hessenheffer
- Vatalihootsit It Up (2011) ... Kashlack Hessenheffer
 2011 Virgin Alexander
Bim Norse
 2011 The Problem Solverz (TV Series)
AI
- Videogamez (2011) ... AI (voice)
 2011 You and I
Torrino
 2010 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Bastille
- Mana'o (2010) ... Bastille
 2010 Pure Country 2: The Gift
Joseph
 2010 Chuck (TV Series)
Victor
- Chuck Versus the Suitcase (2010) ... Victor
 2009 Good Clean Fun
Dean Vernon
 2009/II Hooking Up
Mr. Kimbal
 2008 The Tale of Despereaux
Town Crier (voice)
 2008 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Patrick Dalton
- Episode #1.8858 (2008) ... Patrick Dalton
- Episode #1.8857 (2008) ... Patrick Dalton
- Episode #1.8856 (2008) ... Patrick Dalton
- Episode #1.8855 (2008) ... Patrick Dalton
- Episode #1.8854 (2008) ... Patrick Dalton
 2007 Mr. Art Critic
M.J. Clayton
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Dr. Henry Carlisle
- Alternate (2007) ... Dr. Henry Carlisle
 2007 The Wager
Colin Buchanan
 2007 Six Degrees (TV Series)
Thomas Johnson
- Ray's Back (2007) ... Thomas Johnson
 2005 Diamond Zero
Bergerac De La Houssey
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Dr. Greg Ross
- Beast (2005) ... Dr. Greg Ross
 2004 Second Best
Doc Klingenstein
 2003 All Grown Up! (TV Series)
Pepe
- Chuckie's in Love (2003) ... Pepe (voice)
 2003 Straight No Chaser (Short)
Josh Peters
 2002 Breaking News (TV Series)
Phillip
- Spin Art (2002) ... Phillip
 2001 Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (Video)
Francois (voice)
 2000 Putting It Together (TV Movie)
The Narrator
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Shakey / Science
- Haunted Moon (2000) ... Shakey / Science (voice)
 1997-2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Killer Whale / Reindeer / Sonny the Toad
- The Snow Queen (2000) ... Killer Whale / Reindeer (voice)
- Thumbelina (1997) ... Sonny the Toad (voice)
 1999 The Wild Thornberrys (TV Series)
Franz Fensterkopf
- Clash of the Teutons (1999) ... Franz Fensterkopf (voice)
- Lost and Foundation (1999) ... Franz Fensterkopf (voice)
 1999 Out of the Cold
Max Kaplan
 1998 Beach Movie
Ronald
 1998 Hey Arnold! (TV Series)
Ronnie Matthews / Director / Chauffeur
- Curly Snaps/Pre-Teen Scream (1998) ... Ronnie Matthews (voice)
- Stinky Goes Hollywood/Olga Gets Engaged (1998) ... Director / Chauffeur (voice)
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Griffin (voice)
 1997 Merry Christmas, George Bailey (TV Movie)
Mr. Carter
 1997 The Angry Beavers (TV Series)
Truman / Brat
- House Broken/Stinky Toe (1997) ... Truman / Brat (voice)
 1997 Babes in Toyland
Rodrigo (voice)
 1996-1997 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Deitrich Dunlap / Dietrich Duchump
- The Lips Have It/Escape Claws (1997) ... Deitrich Dunlap (voice)
- Amulet of Enfarg/Bad Hair Day (1996) ... Dietrich Duchump (voice)
 1997 Step by Step (TV Series)
Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux / Black Bart
- Bonjour Jean-Luc (1997) ... Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux
- The Kissing Game (1997) ... Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux
- Shear Madness (1997) ... Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux
- Walk Like a Man (1997) ... Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux
- Talking Trash (1997) ... Jean-Luc Rieupeyroux
 1997 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)
Oscar / Guard / Old Wardrobe Man
- The Ugliest Weenie/I.M. Weasel: I Are Big Star (1997) ... Oscar / Guard / Old Wardrobe Man (voice)
 1997 I Am Weasel (TV Series)
Oscar / Guard / Old Wardrobe Man
- I Are Big Star (1997) ... Oscar / Guard / Old Wardrobe Man (voice)
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Matt Shukat
- Show Me the Money (1997) ... Matt Shukat
 1997 Meego (TV Series)
Meego
- Saturday Night Fever (1997) ... Meego
- Performance Art (1997) ... Meego
- Mommy 'n' Meego (1997) ... Meego
- Magic Parker (1997) ... Meego
- Liar, Liar (1997) ... Meego
 1996 Bruno the Kid: The Animated Movie (Video)
General Armando Costrato (voice)
 1996 Jungledyret 2 - den store filmhelt
Hugo (English version, voice)
 1996 Clueless (TV Series)
Mr. Pontormo / Ka-feen
- Pilot (1996) ... Mr. Pontormo
- Do We with Bad Haircuts Not Feel? (1996) ... Ka-feen
 1996 Bruno the Kid (TV Series)
General Armando Castrato
- The Adventure Begins (1996) ... General Armando Castrato (voice)
 1996 The First Wives Club
Duarto Feliz
 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series)
The Man / The Dog
- Work (1996) ... The Man / The Dog (voice)
 1996 Courage Under Fire
Bruno
 1996 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Roy Albright
- Ab-dick-ted (1996) ... Roy Albright
 1996 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
Dr. Henri Ducharme
- A Room with a Bellevue (1996) ... Dr. Henri Ducharme (voice)
 1996 High Society (TV Series)
Arthur Zipkin
- Nip and Tuck (1996) ... Arthur Zipkin
 1996 It's My Party
Monty Tipton
 1995 The Adventures of Hyperman (TV Series)
Valerie Knockisblokov
- Cosmo Not/The Brain Game (1995) ... Valerie Knockisblokov (voice)
 1995 Dumb and Dumber (TV Series)
Dymbster / Dumbster
- Dumb Luck/Dumbbells (1995) ... Dymbster (voice)
- Otto's Best Friend (1995) ... Dumbster (voice)
 1995 The Langoliers (TV Mini-Series)
Craig Toomy
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Craig Toomy
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Craig Toomy
 1994-1995 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
The Prankster
- The Return of the Prankster (1995) ... The Prankster
- The Prankster (1994) ... The Prankster
 1995 Napoleon
Birdo (English version, voice)
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III
Serge
 1993 Jungledyret
Hugo (English version, voice)
 1993 True Romance
Elliot Blitzer
 1986-1993 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Balki Bartokomous / Mama
- Up, Up and Away: Part 1 (1993) ... Balki Bartokomous
- Up, Up and Away: Part 2 (1993) ... Balki Bartokomous
- The Baby Quiz (1993) ... Balki Bartokomous
- Lethal Weapon (1993) ... Balki Bartokomous
- After Hours (1993) ... Balki Bartokomous
 1993 The Trouble with Larry (TV Series)
Larry Burton
- Piniata Full of Bones (1993) ... Larry Burton
- Witless for the Prosecution (1993) ... Larry Burton
- The Angel of Death and Taxes (1993) ... Larry Burton
- Rhinestone Cowboyd (1993) ... Larry Burton
- My Science Fair Lady (1993) ... Larry Burton
 1992 Eek!stravaganza (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1992 Blame It on the Bellboy
Bellboy
 1990 Jury Duty; The Comedy (TV Movie)
Sanford Lagelfost / Jorge Jimenez / Arthur Lloyd / ...
 1990 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
Balki
 1989 Second Sight
Bobby
 1988 She's Having a Baby
Bronson Pinchot (uncredited)
 1986 Between Two Women (TV Movie)
Photographer
 1985 George Burns Comedy Week (TV Series)
Boris
- Boris and Ivan in Las Vegas (1985) ... Boris
- The Couch (1985)
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
Director
- Mummy Daddy (1985) ... Director
 1985 After Hours
Lloyd
 1985 Sara (TV Series)
Dennis Kemper
- Brief Encounter (1985) ... Dennis Kemper
- A Night at the Ballet (1985) ... Dennis Kemper
- Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) ... Dennis Kemper
- Meet Mr. Cooper (1985) ... Dennis Kemper
- Sara's Short Story (1985) ... Dennis Kemper
 1985 Hot Resort
Brad
 1984 The Flamingo Kid
Alfred Schultz
 1984 Beverly Hills Cop
Serge
 1984 The Pointer Sisters: Neutron Dance (Video short)
Head Usher
 1983 Risky Business
Barry
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Other Works:

Bronson Pinchot, an Audie-winning narrator and Audible Narrator of the Year 2010, masterfully narrates William R. Forstchen's "One Year After," published by Blackstone Audio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[2009, on Risky Business (1983)] We didn't know it was going to be a big hit. We thought Tom [Cruise] was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth. He had spent some formative time with Sean Penn-we were all very young at the time, Tom was 20, I was 23. Tom had picked up this knack of calling everyone by their character names, because that would probably make your performance better, and I don't... See more »

Trivia:

He received a scholarship to Yale. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters who have a French accent

Star Sign:

Taurus

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