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Alan Rachins

Alan Rachins was born on October 3, 1942 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for L.A. Law (1986), Dharma & Greg (1997) and Showgirls (1995). He has been married to Joanna Frank since March 11, 1978. They have one child. See full bio »

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Known For

L.A. Law
L.A. Law Douglas Brackman, Jr.
Dharma & Greg
Dharma & Greg Larry Finkelstein
Showgirls Tony Moss
Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver Fred Rutherford


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 2016 Angels on Tap (post-production)
 2016 General Hospital (TV Series)
Judge Horowitz
- Episode #1.13518 (2016) ... Judge Horowitz
 2015 Mom (TV Series)
- Nudes and a Six-Day Cleanse (2015) ... Jed
 2013 The Crazy Ones (TV Series)
Bud Lymsky
 2013 Scooby-Doo! Mecha Mutt Menace (Video short)
Dr. Ned Staples (voice)
 2011-2013 Rizzoli & Isles (TV Series)
- Somebody's Watching Me (2013) ... Stanley
- Class Action Satisfaction (2012) ... Stanley
- Welcome to the Dollhouse (2012) ... Stanley
- What Doesn't Kill You (2012) ... Stanley
- Can I Get a Witness? (2011) ... Stanley
 2012 Commencement
 2012 American Dad! (TV Series)
- Ricky Spanish (2012) ... (voice)
 2012 The Hospital Window (Video short)
 2011 Good Luck Charlie (TV Series)
Grandpa Frank Duncan
- It's a Charlie Duncan Thanksgiving (2011) ... Grandpa Frank Duncan
 2011 3 Musketeers (Video)
Treville the Cardinal
 2011 Answers to Nothing
Ryan's Dad
 2011 Happy Endings (TV Series)
Howard Blum
- Mein Coming Out (2011) ... Howard Blum
 2009 Surviving Suburbia (TV Series)
- No Reception (2009) ... Pa
 2008-2009 The Spectacular Spider-Man (TV Series)
Norman Osborn
- Final Curtain (2009) ... Norman Osborn (voice)
- Opening Night (2009) ... Norman Osborn (voice)
- Subtext (2009) ... Norman Osborn (voice)
- Probable Cause (2009) ... Norman Osborn (voice)
- Accomplices (2009) ... Norman Osborn (voice)
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Familiar Lawyer
- Something to Save (2008) ... Familiar Lawyer
 2006 Close to Home (TV Series)
Judge Meyers
- Reasonable Doubts (2006) ... Judge Meyers
 2005 Enough About Me (TV Movie)
 2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Grandpa Stein
- Bite Me (2005) ... Grandpa Stein
 2005 Justice League (TV Series)
The Clock King / Temple Fugate / Priest
- Task Force X (2005) ... The Clock King / Temple Fugate / Priest (voice)
 2003 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
Tate Gittling
- Rivals in Romance (2003) ... Tate Gittling
 2002 In-Laws (TV Series)
Charles 'Sand' Sandowski
- Crown Vic (2002) ... Charles 'Sand' Sandowski
 2001 The Retrievers (TV Movie)
 2000 A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story (TV Movie)
Spencer Eig
 1998 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
- All That Glitters (1998) ... Barry
 1997 Unwed Father (TV Movie)
Don Kempler
 1997 The Stepsister (TV Movie)
Dr. Derek Canfield
 1997 Taken (Short)
Herb Gold
 1996 Rugrats (TV Series)
Lowell / Greek Bully / Donut Man
- Chanukah (1996) ... Lowell / Greek Bully / Donut Man (voice)
 1996 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Dr. Frank Donati
- Murder Can Be Murder (1996) ... Dr. Frank Donati
 1996 Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series)
Victor Arkadi
- The Bones of Saint Anthony (1996) ... Victor Arkadi
 1996 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
- Afterlife (1996) ... Maculhaney
 1995 Courthouse (TV Series)
Ellis Fisk
- Mitigating Circumstances ... Ellis Fisk
 1994 Terminal Voyage
 1994 North
Defense Attorney
 1994 Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (TV Movie)
David Kramer
 1992 Lady Boss (TV Movie)
Mickey Stolli
 1991 She Says She's Innocent (TV Movie)
Matthew Essex
 1991 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Spoiled (1991) ... Leon
 1991 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
- Even Grandmas Get the Blues (1991) ... Jason
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
Sean Lassiter
 1989 Single Women Married Men (TV Movie)
Doctor Jerry Zimmer
 1988 Mickey's 60th Birthday (TV Movie)
Douglas Brackman, Jr.
 1988 J.J. Starbuck (TV Series)
Pasban Bapu
- The Circle Unbroken (1988) ... Pasban Bapu
 1987 Mistress (TV Movie)
Ben Washburn
 1986 Thunder Run
 1985 Always
 1984 Brothers (TV Series)
- Standards and Practices (1984) ... Man
 1982 Time Walker
 1979 Dallas (TV Series)
 1979 Barnaby Jones (TV Series)
- A Short Happy Life (1979) ... Headwaiter
 1978 The White Shadow (TV Series)
TV Director
- The Offer (1978) ... TV Director
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

He acted in Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee's play, "Inherit the Wind," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Andre De Shields, James DePaiva, Brad Bellamy, Jacob Blumer, Jonathan Bustle, Lynn Eldredge, Frank Lowe, Andy Phelan, Randy Redd, Peg Small, Devon Sorvari, and Ken Triwush in the cast. See more »

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One of the original performers of the half play, half musical, fully nude off- Broadway hit "Oh! Calcutta" back in 1969. See more »

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