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Joe Bratcher

Joe Bratcher was born on August 30, 1946. He is an actor, known for The Howling (1981), Taking Care of Business (1990) and Coma (1978). He has been married to Judy Farrell since 1985. See full bio »


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Known For

The Howling
The Howling Radio Man
Taking Care of Business
Coma Surgical Residents
Long-Term Relationship
Long-Term Relationship William Harris


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 2013 Solitude (Short)
 2011 Fall of Night (Short)
 2006 Long-Term Relationship
William Harris
 2004 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Homeless Man
- Hawks and Handsaws (2004) ... Homeless Man
 2002 MDs (TV Series)
- Cruel and Unusual (2002) ... Pruitt
 2002 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Dave Lobell
- Here Comes the Son (2002) ... Dave Lobell
 1992 Overkill: The Aileen Wuornos Story (TV Movie)
 1990 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Leon Bittman
- I Know That You Know (1990) ... Leon Bittman
 1990 Taking Care of Business
 1990 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
- Words to Music (1990)
 1989 Incident at Dark River (TV Movie)
Calvin Oates
 1989 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
- Private Affairs (1989) ... Richard
 1983 Remington Steele (TV Series)
Milton Benfro
- Steele Threads (1983) ... Milton Benfro
 1981 Modern Romance
 1981 The Howling
Radio Man
 1981 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Officer Palin
- B.J. and the Seven Lady Truckers: Part 2 (1981) ... Officer Palin
- B.J. And the Seven Lady Truckers: Part 1 (1981) ... Officer Palin
 1979 Dallas (TV Series)
Harry Shaw
- The Heiress (1979) ... Harry Shaw
- Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 1 (1979) ... Harry Shaw
 1979 Hard Knocks
The Deputy
 1979 Lou Grant (TV Series)
- Convention (1979) ... Petruzzi
 1979 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
2nd Policeman
- The Battle-Ax and the Exploding Cigar (1979) ... 2nd Policeman
 1979 Bender (TV Series)
- Bender (1979)
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Capt. Jerry Gibbons
- Sighting 4018: The Incident on the Cliffs (1978) ... Capt. Jerry Gibbons
 1978 Skateboard
 1978 Coma
Surgical Residents
 1978 The Next Step Beyond (TV Series)
Larry Elston
- Cry Baby (1978) ... Larry Elston
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
- All's Fair in Love and War (1977) ... Sergeant
 1977 Future Cop (TV Series)
Dr. Wallace
- Girl on the Ledge (1977) ... Dr. Wallace
 1976 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Dirk Sampson
- Two of Our Weirdos Are Missing (1976) ... Dirk Sampson
 1976 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
Dr. Abramson
- Episode #1.45 (1976) ... Dr. Abramson (credit only)
- Episode #1.41 (1976) ... Dr. Abramson (uncredited)
- Episode #1.34 (1976) ... Dr. Abramson
- Episode #1.28 (1976) ... Dr. Abramson (credit only)
- Episode #1.27 (1976) ... Dr. Abramson
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series)
- New Year's Wedding (1976) ... Jack
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He played Lloyd in the musical, "Boss," at the Forum Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Dick O'Neill (Daley); Dolores Rothenberger (Sis); Roy Gioconda (Quinn); Bill Koza (Kennelly); James Harms (Michael Richard); Constance Cooper (Sister Mary); Marty Zargon (Alderman Gozchitski); William McCauley (Richard Michael); Iris ... See more »

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Has two stepchildren, Erin Farrell and Michael Farrell, with Judy Farrell.

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