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Ernest Pintoff (1931–2002)

Ernest Pintoff won the Oscar for best animated short for The Critic (1963), a satire on modern art written and narrated by Mel Brooks. Pintoff previously earned an Oscar nomination for his animated short The Violinist (1959), narrated by Carl Reiner. For television Pintoff directed episodes of numerous series, including Hawaii Five-O (1968), The ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Critic
The Critic Director
The Violinist
The Violinist Director
Blade Director
Dynamite Chicken
Dynamite Chicken Director


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 1985 MacGyver (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Target MacGyver (1985)
 1982-1985 Knots Landing (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Calculated Risks (1984)
 1984 Call to Glory (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Realities (1984)
- Blackbird (1984)
 1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Climax (1984)
- Secrets (1984)
 1983 Dallas (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1982 Voyagers! (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1982 Falcon Crest (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Candidate (1982)
 1981 Lunch Wagon
 1981 St. Helens
 1981 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 Jaguar Lives!
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1979 $weepstake$ (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
 1978 Human Feelings (TV Movie)
 1976-1978 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series) (5 episodes)
 1978 The Bionic Woman (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Out of Body (1978)
- Sanctuary Earth (1978)
 1975-1978 Kojak (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Sister Maria (1977)
- Monkey on a String (1977) ... (as Ernie Pintoff)
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 Bravo Two (TV Movie)
 1977 The Feather and Father Gang (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Apology (1977)
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Disco Killer (1977)
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Matchbook (1976)
 1976 Barnaby Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Dangerous Gambit (1976)
 1975 Movin' On (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 Ellery Queen (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1973 Blade
 1971 Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (as Ernie Pintoff)
 1971 Dynamite Chicken (as Ernie Pintoff)
 1970 The Kowboys (TV Movie)
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1966)
 1963 The Critic (Short)
 1961 The Shoes (Short)
 1960 The Interview (Short)
 1959 The Violinist (Short)
 1957 Flebus (Short)
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Other Works:

Novel: "Zachary"

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Alternate Names:

Ernie Pintoff

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