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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 3 March 1950Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameTimothy James Kazurinsky
Nickname Kaz
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tim Kazurinsky is an American actor and screenwriter known for his tenure as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live (1981-1984) and for playing Officer Carl Sweetchuck in the "Police Academy" film franchise. Notable screenwriting credits include "About Last Night..." (1986) and "For Keeps?" (1988). Kazurinsky's screenplay for the film "Strange Relations" (2001) earned him nominations for a BAFTA Award and WGA Award.

Additional film and television appearances include "Shakes The Clown", "Neighbors", "Somewhere In Time", "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "According To Jim" and "Chicago Justice."

A mainstay of the Chicago theatre scene, Kazurinsky was a member of The Second City. He has twice been nominated for Chicago's prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for his stage work. Kazurinsky toured the United States as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the hit musical "Wicked" and later appeared on Broadway in the critically-acclaimed comedy, "An Act Of God" (opposite Jim Parsons).

Kazurinsky resides in Chicago with his family.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: BL

Spouse (1)

Marcia Watkins (22 September 1984 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Is an alumni of Second City Chicago
Worked as an advertising executive before joining The Second City
He was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Principal Actor in a Musical for "Freud Slept Here" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
He was nominated for a 1980 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "I Remember DaDa" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
His father, who was American-born, was of Polish descent. His mother was an Australian war bride.
(Dec 2014 - Mar 2015) Starring as The Wizard in Wicked's run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.
Father of Peter and Zoe Kazurinsky.
Was good friends with John Belushi, who mentored him during their Second City days. When Tim was working on Saturday Night Live, he almost quit, due to the show's notoriously high pressure atmosphere, even with Belushi's full encouragement to stay on the series. At one point, Tim intended on going back home to Chicago with Belushi driving him to the airport. However Belushi in the car at the airport, told Tim firmly that he had access to national television airwaves and it would've been a bad career move for him to quit. Tim agreed and said that Belushi took him to a therapist to work through his issues while on the series.
Grew up in Sydney, Australia, from the age of 2 months until he was 16 years old.

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