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Overview (3)

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

Mini Bio (1)

Peter Bonerz was born on August 6, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as Peter Baldwin Bonerz. 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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