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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 6 August 1938Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Bonerz was born on August 6, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Murphy Brown (1988), The Bob Newhart Show (1972) and Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989). He has been married to Rosalind DiTrapani since December 13, 1963. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Rosalind DiTrapani (13 December 1963 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (10)

Attended Marquette University.
In Medium Cool (1969), he played a fictional news cameraman during the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago. On the set of The Bob Newhart Show (1972), he actually learned to work behind the camera as a director. The show was filmed in Los Angeles but set in Chicago.
Has two sons: Eli and Eric.
Bonerz first acted on stage in a production of "Agamemnon" at Columbia University in 1961.
Best known on TV for his co-starring role as curly-haired Jerry Robinson, an eccentric dentist on Bob Newhart comedy series. The show, which began in 1972, ran for six seasons--with ratings among the top 20 in the first three seasons.
Moved to New York in the early 1960s and joined The Premise, an improv group. After a stint as a draftee in the U.S. Army, he hooked up with The Committee, another improv troupe situated in San Francisco.
Graduated with a BS degree in 1960 at Marquette University, where he was part of a theater group of players.
Grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he attended Marquette University High School.
Currently enjoying a thriving career behind the sitcom camera, as a director on many prominent comedy shows.
Teaches multi-camera production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. [December 2010]

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