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George Gaynes (1917–2016)


George Gaynes was born in Helsinki in May, 1917, which was then the capital of the Grand Duchy of Finland. The Grand Duchy was part of the Russian Empire, which was in a state of collapse at the time of Gaynes' birth. The Emperor Nicholas II of Russia had abdicated the throne on March 15, two months prior to Gaynes' birth., and the Empire was in ... See full bio »

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Known For

Tootsie
Tootsie John Van Horn
(1982)
Police Academy
Police Academy Commandant Lassard
(1984)
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
(1994)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
(1987)

Filmography

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 2003 Just Married
Father Robert
 1999 Sliders (TV Series)
Old Quinn Mallory
- Roads Taken (1999) ... Old Quinn Mallory
 1998 Police Academy: The Series (TV Series)
Commandant Eric Lassard
- Lend Me Your Ears (1998) ... Commandant Eric Lassard
 1997 Wag the Dog
Senator Cole
 1996 The Crucible
Judge Samuel Sewall
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Brook Austin
- Back to the Future (1996) ... Brook Austin
- Out of Africa (1996) ... Brook Austin
- The Parent Rap (1996) ... Brook Austin
 1994 The Fantastic Four
Professor
 1994 Vanya on 42nd Street
Serybryakov
 1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow
Commandant Lassard
 1992-1993 Hearts Afire (TV Series)
Senator Strobe Smithers
- Class Reunion (1993) ... Senator Strobe Smithers (credit only)
- Flamingo Summer (1993) ... Senator Strobe Smithers (credit only)
- Take My Senate Seat, Please (1993) ... Senator Strobe Smithers
- Cold Feet: Part 2 (1993) ... Senator Strobe Smithers
- Cold Feet: Part 1 (1993) ... Senator Strobe Smithers
 1993 Stepmonster (Video)
Norman
 1992 Dinosaurs (TV Series)
Elder in Chief
- Nuts to War: Part 1 (1992) ... Elder in Chief (voice)
 1989-1991 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (TV Series)
Arthur Feldman
- Here's How to Break the Other Leg (1991) ... Arthur Feldman
- Here's One Way to Fill Every Waking Moment (1991) ... Arthur Feldman
- Here Are Some Overnight Lows (1991) ... Arthur Feldman
 1989 The New Lassie (TV Series)
Mr. Ogilvy
- Dangerous Party (1989) ... Mr. Ogilvy
 1984-1988 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Henry Warnimont
- Wedding Bells for Brandon (1988) ... Henry Warnimont
- What's Your Sign? (1988) ... Henry Warnimont
- The Dilemma (1988) ... Henry Warnimont
- One Plus Tutor Is Three (1988) ... Henry Warnimont
- Wimped Out (1988) ... Henry Warnimont
 1987 Un tassinaro a New York
The Admiral
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Judge Hollis D. Dunaway
- The Power Brokers: Part 2 (1987) ... Judge Hollis D. Dunaway
- The Power Brokers: Part 1 (1987) ... Judge Hollis D. Dunaway
 1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Commandant Lassard
 1987 The Numbers Game
Don Salvatore
 1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training
Comdt. Lassard
 1986 Hotel (TV Series)
Gerald Milburn
- Scapegoats (1986) ... Gerald Milburn
 1985 Punky Brewster (TV Series)
Henry Warnimont
- Growing Pain/Double Your Punky (1985) ... Henry Warnimont (voice)
- Brandon, the Dialogue Dog/Winning Isn't Everything (1985) ... Henry Warnimont (voice)
- Pretty Ugly/Glomer's Story (1985) ... Henry Warnimont (voice)
- Punky to the Rescue/The Quartersize Quarterback (1985) ... Henry Warnimont (voice)
 1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment
Commandant Lassard
 1984 Micki + Maude
Dr. Eugene Glztszki
 1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (TV Movie)
Arch Angel
 1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
The Commander
- Mom's on Strike (1984) ... The Commander
 1984 Police Academy
Commandant Lassard
 1984 Blue Thunder (TV Series)
Dr. Willi Von Hartig
- Payload (1984) ... Dr. Willi Von Hartig
 1983 Cheers (TV Series)
Malcolm Kramer
- Where There's a Will... (1983) ... Malcolm Kramer
 1983 To Be or Not to Be
Ravitch
 1982 Tootsie
John Van Horn
 1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Dr. Forrest
 1979-1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Powell Dixon / Banning
- The Unquiet Grave (1982) ... Powell Dixon
- Aftermath (1979) ... Banning
 1981 Evita Peron (TV Movie)
Evita's Doctor
 1980 Altered States
Dr. Wissenschaft
 1980 General Hospital (TV Series)
Frank Smith / Mr. Smith
- Episode #1.4480 (1980) ... Frank Smith
- Episode #1.4403 (1980) ... Mr. Smith (uncredited)
 1980 Scruples (TV Mini-Series)
John Prince
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... John Prince
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... John Prince
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... John Prince
 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
Henri
- Jennifer's Home for Christmas (1979) ... Henri
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie)
Wiley
 1979 Stockard Channing in Just Friends (TV Series)
Rock La Rue
- Health May Be Hazardous (1979) ... Rock La Rue
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series)
Murdock
- Out of the Closet (1977) ... Murdock
 1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave (TV Movie)
David Alden
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series)
Brewster Perry
- Part 6 (1977) ... Brewster Perry
- Part 5 (1977) ... Brewster Perry
- Part 4 (1977) ... Brewster Perry
- Part 3 (1977) ... Brewster Perry
 1976-1977 Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (TV Series)
Max Vincent
- Chapter XVI (1977) ... Max Vincent
- Chapter XIV (1977) ... Max Vincent
- Chapter XIII (1977) ... Max Vincent
- Chapter XII (1976) ... Max Vincent
- Chapter IX (1976) ... Max Vincent
 1976 Nickelodeon
Reginald Kingsley
 1976 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Commissioner Schaub
- Hot Spell (1976) ... Commissioner Schaub
 1976 The Quest (TV Series)
Gotham
- Day of Outrage (1976) ... Gotham
 1976 Captains and the Kings (TV Mini-Series)
Orestes Bradley
- Chapter III (1976) ... Orestes Bradley
 1976 Black Sheep Squadron (TV Series)
Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
- Flying Misfits (1976) ... Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie)
Harding
 1976 City of Angels (TV Series)
 1975 McCloud (TV Series)
Floyd Spencer
- Fire! (1975) ... Floyd Spencer
 1975 Song of the Succubus (TV Movie)
C.J. Meredith
 1975 Trilogy of Terror (TV Movie)
Dr. Chester Ramsey
 1974 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Burton Rhoner
- Guilt by Association (1974) ... Burton Rhoner
 1974 Cannon (TV Series)
Edward Foxworth
- The Avenger (1974) ... Edward Foxworth
 1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
General Wiley
- Nuclear Alert (1974) ... General Wiley
 1973 The Way We Were
El Morocco Captain
 1972-1973 Columbo (TV Series)
Frenchman / Everett
- Any Old Port in a Storm (1973) ... Frenchman
- Étude in Black (1972) ... Everett
 1973 Slaughter's Big Rip-Off
Warren
 1973 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
Dr. Marderosian
 1972 Search (TV Series)
Major Giles Mathews
- In Search of Midas (1972) ... Major Giles Mathews
 1971-1972 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Sam Reynolds
- Episode dated 18 January 1972 (1972) ... Sam Reynolds
- Episode dated 10 December 1971 (1971) ... Sam Reynolds
 1971 Doctors' Wives
Paul McGill
 1971 Hogan's Heroes (TV Series)
General
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1971) ... General
 1970 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Thurman Elliott
- Kiss the Queen Goodbye (1970) ... Thurman Elliott
 1969 Marooned
Mission Director
 1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Dr. Paul van Bergner
- The Elixir (1968) ... Dr. Paul van Bergner
 1968 Mannix (TV Series)
Professor Brendan
- Who Will Dig the Graves? (1968) ... Professor Brendan
 1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Senator Purdy
- The Late Ben Cartwright (1968) ... Senator Purdy
 1966 The Group
Brook Latham
 1966 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (segment: The Jewish Wife)
- The Jewish Wife/The Informer (1966) ... (segment: The Jewish Wife)
 1965 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series)
Gaylord Lane
- The Perfect Hostess (1965) ... Gaylord Lane
 1964 Joy House
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Mr. Stowe
- Who Do You Kill? (1963) ... Mr. Stowe
 1963 PT 109
PT Flotilla Captain (uncredited)
 1963 The Gallant Men (TV Series)
Major Neumann
- Operation Secret (1963) ... Major Neumann
 1963 Empire (TV Series)
Johnson
- The Four Thumbs Story (1963) ... Johnson
 1962 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Campbell - Bank Manager
- Ride the Nightmare (1962) ... Mr. Campbell - Bank Manager
 1962 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Rod Delaplane
- Vengeance Is Mine (1962) ... Rod Delaplane
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Roger Korvin
- The Broken Thread (1962) ... Roger Korvin
 1962 The Defenders (TV Series)
John Ames
- The Last Six Months (1962) ... John Ames
 1956 West Point (TV Series)
Prince Victor
- His Highness and the Halfback (1956) ... Prince Victor
 1955 One Touch of Venus (TV Movie)
Whitelaw Savory
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Out of This World (1950). Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Dwight Taylor and Reginald Lawrence. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Dance music arranged by Genevieve Pitot. Incidental music arranged by Trude Rittman. Musical Director: Pem Davenport. Assistant to Mr. Davenport: ... See more »

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Best known for his roles as Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster (1984) and Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy series. See more »

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Deep grumpy commanding voice

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