Austin Pendleton


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Actor Austin Pendleton was born March 27, 1940 in Warren, Ohio to Frances and Thorn Pendleton. He graduated from Yale University. He later became an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, and acted in several of the theater's productions. His first film appearance in Petulia (1968), a minor and uncredited role. Since, he has made ... See full bio »

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Short Circuit Howard Marner
(1986)
(1979)
My Cousin Vinny John Gibbons
(1992)
Finding Nemo Gurgle
(2003)

Filmography

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  Name Dropping (pre-production)
Manny, Himself
 2022 Fall's Virtue (Short) (post-production)
Eugene Saunders
 2022 5-25-77
Herb Lightman
 2022 Ball and Vase
Ed Coleman
 2022 Audition in Hell (Short)
Austin
 2022 The Oh Gees (Short)
Artie
 2022/III The Reunion
Al
 2021-2022 Around the Sun (Podcast Series)
Harry / The Excavator
- Be Here Now (2022) ... The Excavator
- Marathon (2021) ... Harry
- Park Bench (2021) ... Harry
 2021 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Dr. Goat
- And the Violence Spread. (2021) ... Dr. Goat
 2017-2021 The Truth (Podcast Series)
Harold / Seymour
- Irish Water Spaniel (2021) ... Harold
- Magic Hugs (2017) ... Seymour
 2021/I Our Father
Jerry
 2020 A Girl Named Mara (Short)
The Myth
 2020 Propaganda! (Podcast Series)
Grandpa
 2020/I Paint
Professor Jacob Winston
 2020 Before/During/After
Dr. Horowitz
 2020 The Mimic
The Driver
 2020 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Eli Pembroke
- Hiding Behind My Smile (2020) ... Eli Pembroke
 2019/I The Sound of Silence
Robert Feinway
 2018/I Sunset
Julian
 2018/I Wanderland
Raphael
 2018 Alex, Inc. (TV Series)
Wesley Harman
- The Unfair Advantage (2018) ... Wesley Harman
 2018 7 Splinters in Time
Fyodor Wax
 2017 The Family Robinson (Short)
Mr. Robinson
 2017 King Rat
 2016 Difficult People (TV Series)
Director
- Cedar Cove (2016) ... Director
 2016 Finding Dory
Gurgle (voice)
 2016 Billions (TV Series)
Goose Quill
- Boasts and Rails (2016) ... Goose Quill
- YumTime (2016) ... Goose Quill
 2014 Calumet (Short)
Ira
 2014 Humane Resources (TV Series)
Carter Daniels
- Firing Friday (2014) ... Carter Daniels
- The Kennel (2014) ... Carter Daniels
- Baby Steps (2014) ... Carter Daniels
- Case of the Mondays (2014) ... Carter Daniels
 2014 She's Funny That Way
Judge Pendergast
 2014 The Sonnet Project (TV Series)
Man
- Sonnet #63 (2014) ... Man
 2014 The Mend
Earl
 2014 The Sublet (TV Movie)
 2013/I Black Box
William Peters
 2013 Hair Brained
Dapper Man
 2012 Hans: A Case Study
Sigmund Freud
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie)
Senator Joe Lieberman
 2011 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Pilcher
- Foe (2011) ... Pilcher
 2011 Fake Henrik Zetterberg (TV Series)
Old Man Kraft
- Henrik's Big Idea ... Old Man Kraft
 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Dr. Masters
 2009 Cupid (TV Series)
Dr. Boyd
- Pilot (2009) ... Dr. Boyd
 2009 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Dr. Goldman
- Revenge of Broken Jaw (2009) ... Dr. Goldman
 2007 Oh Boy (Short)
Teacher
 2007 Lovely by Surprise
Jackson
 2007 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (Video short)
Gurgle (voice)
 2006 Raising Flagg
Gus Falk
 2006 Dirty Work
Julian
 2005 The Notorious Bettie Page
Teacher
 2005 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Dietrich Steinholz
- Secret Service (2005) ... Dietrich Steinholz
 2004 Piccadilly Jim
Peter Pett
 2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
John Manotti
- Inert Dwarf (2004) ... John Manotti
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks
Umbrella Santa / Marty
 2004 Strip Search (TV Movie)
James Perley
 2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Horace Gorman
- Control (2003) ... Horace Gorman
 2003 Sick in the Head (TV Movie)
 2003 Uptown Girls
Mr. McConkey
 2003 Finding Nemo
Gurgle (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo: Nemo's Underwater World of Fun (Video Game)
Gurgle (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo (Video Game)
Gurgle (voice)
 2002 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Mr. Piltdown
- The Christmas Watch (2002) ... Mr. Piltdown
 2002 Manna from Heaven
Two-Digit Doyle
 2002/II Angela (Short)
Shrink
 2002 Wishcraft
Mr. Turner
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Al Cox
- Babies (2002) ... Al Cox
 1998-2002 Oz (TV Series)
William Giles
- Visitation (2002) ... William Giles
- Even the Score (2001) ... William Giles
- Orpheus Descending (2001) ... William Giles
- Blizzard of '01 (2001) ... William Giles
- Revenge Is Sweet (2001) ... William Giles
 2001 A Beautiful Mind
Thomas King
 2001 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Harry
 2001 Sounds from a Town I Love (TV Short)
Film Buff
 2001 Queenie in Love
Alvin
 2000 Clowns
Dean
 2000 Fast Food Fast Women
George
 2000 The West Wing (TV Series)
Barry Haskell
- Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics (2000) ... Barry Haskell
 2000 The Acting Class
Bobby Austin
 2000 Broke Even
Archie
 2000 Homicide: The Movie (TV Movie)
Dr. George Griscom, C.M.E.
 1999 Brokendown Love Story (Short)
Lucky
 1999 Skirty Winner
Francois Truffaut
 1999 The 4th Floor
Mr. Collins
 1998-1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Dr. George Griscom
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... Dr. George Griscom
- Self Defense (1999) ... Dr. George Griscom
- Zen and the Art of Murder (1999) ... Dr. George Griscom
- Truth Will Out (1999) ... Dr. George Griscom
- Homicide.com (1999) ... Dr. George Griscom
 1999 Joe the King
Winston
 1998 Men of Means
Jerry Trask
 1998 Charlie Hoboken
Harry Cedars
 1998 Tracey Takes On... (TV Series)
Professor Kenneth Hawkins
- Age (1998) ... Professor Kenneth Hawkins
 1997 River Made to Drown In
Billy
 1997 The Fanatics
Eugene Cleft
 1997 Amistad
Professor Gibbs
 1997 Liberty! The American Revolution (TV Mini Series)
Benjamin Rush
- Are We to Be a Nation? 1783-1788 (1997) ... Benjamin Rush
- The Reluctant Revolutionaries: 1763-1774 (1997) ... Benjamin Rush
 1997 Sue
Bob
 1997 Trial and Error
Judge Paul Z. Graff
 1997 Fired Up (TV Series)
Bobby H.
- The Next Day (1997) ... Bobby H.
 1997 The Practice (TV Series)
Sam Feldberg
- Part VI (1997) ... Sam Feldberg (uncredited)
 1997 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Dorfman
- Three Days of the Condo (1997) ... Dr. Dorfman
 1996 The Associate
Aesop
 1996 The Proprietor
Willy Kunst
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Ralph Crupi
 1996 Sgt. Bilko
Maj. Ebersole
 1995 Long Island Fever (TV Movie)
Dr.Motts
 1995 The Fifteen Minute Hamlet (Short)
Hamlet
 1995 Two Much
Dr. Huffeyer
 1995 Home for the Holidays
Peter Arnold
 1995 New York News (TV Series)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Orloff
- Doctor of Horror (1995) ... Orloff
 1994 Don't Drink the Water (TV Movie)
Chef Oscar
 1994 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Maynard Caldwell
- One Day at a Time (1994) ... Maynard Caldwell
 1994 Guarding Tess
Earl Fowler
 1994 Greedy
Hotel Clerk
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
Asa Hoffman
 1993 My Boyfriend's Back
Dr. Bronson
 1993 Mr. Nanny
Alex Mason, Sr.
 1992 Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Movie)
Moustached Passenger
 1992 Rain Without Thunder
Catholic Priest
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Barney Gunderson
- Angel of Death (1992) ... Barney Gunderson
 1992 My Cousin Vinny
John Gibbons
 1991 Charlie's Ear
Harold Blodgett
 1991 Lethal Innocence (TV Movie)
Paul Kent
 1991 True Identity
Director of Othello (uncredited)
 1991 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Lawyer Taylor
 1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge
Mr. Gadbury
 1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Mr. Trysla
- Back to School (1990) ... Mr. Trysla
 1990 American Dreamer (TV Series)
 1989 Anything But Love (TV Series)
Max Templeton
- Mr. Mom (1989) ... Max Templeton
 1989 B.L. Stryker (TV Series)
Danny Lennox
- Blind Chess (1989) ... Danny Lennox
 1989 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Kensington
- Mrs. Huxtable Goes to Kindergarten (1989) ... Mr. Kensington
 1986-1989 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Jonah
- The Sins of Our Fathers (1989) ... Jonah
- Solo (1987) ... Jonah
- Nightscape (1986) ... Jonah
 1988 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
The Professor
- The Big Fight (1988) ... The Professor
 1987 Hello Again
Junior Lacey
 1987 Leg Work (TV Series)
Harold Rodman
- The Best Couple I Know (1987) ... Harold Rodman
 1986 Short Circuit
Howard Marner
 1986 Off Beat
Gun Shop Salesman
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Max Rogo
- Yankee Dollar (1986) ... Max Rogo
 1985 My Man Adam
Mr. Greenhut
 1985 Love, Long Distance (TV Movie)
Dr Arthur Ruskin
 1983-1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Mr. Entertainment
- Vanity (1984) ... Mr. Entertainment
- Under Pressure (1983) ... Mr. Entertainment
 1974-1983 Great Performances (TV Series)
White Rabbit / Bennie
- Alice in Wonderland (1983) ... White Rabbit
- June Moon (1974) ... Bennie
 1982 Talk to Me
Richard Patterson
 1980 First Family
Dr. Alexander Grade
 1980 Simon
Dr. Carl Becker
 1979 Starting Over
Paul
 1979 The Muppet Movie
Max
 1978 Big City Boys (TV Movie)
Harry Buckman
 1977 You're Gonna Love It Here (TV Movie)
Harry Rogers
 1976 Diary of the Dead
Dr. Klein
 1974 The Front Page
Earl Williams
 1974 Good Times (TV Series)
Donald Hargrove
- The I.Q. Test (1974) ... Donald Hargrove
 1972-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Leo (segment "Love and the Pretty Secretary") / Barney Dereemus (segment "Love and the Caller")
- Love and the Bonded Separation/Love and the Fractured Fibula/Love and the Pretty Secretary (1973) ... Leo (segment "Love and the Pretty Secretary")
 1972 What's Up, Doc?
Frederick Larrabee
 1970 Catch-22
Moodus
 1968 Skidoo
Fred (The Professor)
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Role Unknown (1980s)
 1968 Petulia
Intern (uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He auditioned with a scene from Tennessee Williams' play, "The Glass Menagerie," with his cousin, Lila in Ne York City. They stayed at the Algonquin Hotel. Sue Ann Gilfillan auditioned the students at the Williams Club in New York City. Nikos Psacharapoulos was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Katina Commings  (1 child)

Parents:

Frances Manchester Pendleton | Thorn Pendleton
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I think every actor who's any good is the Method. Whether they know it or not. You either develop a capacity to believe what you're doing or you don't. And great actors who forswore the Method, John Gielgud, people like that, the man believes everything he's saying, so however he arrives at that, to me that's the Method. That's all it is, a technique to know what you're talking about and mean ... See more »

Trivia:

Developed a stutter when young but it never affected his acting work. He didn't find a working cure for it until the 1980s. See more »

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