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John Pankow

Born and raised in Chicago, John is the sixth of nine children. He dabbled in drama during high school, but didn't become serious about acting until enrolled at Northeastern Illinois University, where he majored in theater arts. He left the university in his junior year after he attended a performance of David Mamet's "The American Buffalo" at the ... See full bio »

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 2017 Married Young (post-production)
Dr. Levovitz
 2017 Before/During/After (post-production)
Jim Lonergan
 2017 Unorganized Crime (TV Movie)
Fr. Anthony Cicasi
 2015-2016 Lucifer (TV Series)
Jimmy Barnes
- Pilot (2015) ... Jimmy Barnes
 2014-2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
- Unity Node (2016) ... Glenn
- Chains of Command (2015) ... Glenn
- So It Goes (2014) ... Glenn
 2015/I The Favor (Short)
 2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Lenny Simmons
- Agent Provocateur (2015) ... Lenny Simmons
 2013 The Arrangement (TV Movie)
Herman Mackey
 2013 Doubt (TV Movie)
Mr. Syd Newman
 2012 Elementary (TV Series)
Edgar Knowles
- The Long Fuse (2012) ... Edgar Knowles
 2012 Putzel
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Cyril Handley
- Getting Off (2011) ... Judge Cyril Handley
 2010 The Extra Man
 2009 The Electric Company (TV Series)
Stan Flea
- Mighty Bright Fight (2009) ... Stan Flea
 2009 Bride Wars
 1992-2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
A.D.A. Josh Lethem / Charles Meadow
- Illegal (2008) ... A.D.A. Josh Lethem
- Wedded Bliss (1992) ... Charles Meadow
 2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Phil Lambier
- Cruise to Nowhere (2006) ... Phil Lambier
 2006 The Book of Daniel (TV Series)
Charlie Conlin
- God's Will (2006) ... Charlie Conlin
- Betrayal (2006) ... Charlie Conlin
 2004 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Brian Owen
- Exposure (2004) ... Brian Owen
 2002 Advice and Dissent (Short)
Jeffrey Goldman
 2001 Life as a House
Bryan Burke
 1996 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters (TV Series)
Blook the Granfaloon
- The Master Monster/Slumber Scare (1996) ... Blook the Granfaloon (voice)
 1995 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (TV Series)
- Research and Destroy (1995) ... (voice)
 1992 A Stranger Among Us
 1991 Year of the Gun
Italo Bianchi
 1991 Mortal Thoughts
Arthur Kellogg
 1988 Talk Radio
 1988 Johnny Be Good
Lou Landers (uncredited)
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Chuck Savin
- Pilot (1987) ... Chuck Savin
 1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Billy Hanratty
- The Song of Orpheus (1987) ... Billy Hanratty
 1986 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Father O'Hanlan
- Finale (1986) ... Father O'Hanlan (uncredited)
 1985 Rambo: First Blood Part II
POW #6 (uncredited)
 1985 First Steps (TV Movie)
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Floyd Higgins
- Glades (1984) ... Floyd Higgins
 1982 The Doctors (TV Series)
Danny Martin
- Episode #1.5280 (1982) ... Danny Martin
 1981 The Chosen
 1980 Great Performances (TV Series)
George Richie
- Life on the Mississippi (1980) ... George Richie
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He acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "The Iceman Cometh," in Mark Taper Forum production at the James A. Doolittle Theatre at the University of California in Los Angeles, California with Donald Moffatt and Jason Robards in the cast. Ben Edwards was scenic designer. Thomas R. Skelton was lighting designer. Jane Greenwood was ... See more »

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