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George Gaynes

George Gaynes (1917–2016) is a Finnish-born American actor of stage, screen and television. He may be best-known as Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy film series, and to television fans as Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster.

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May 16, 1917 In Helsinki, Finland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03
Latest Project:
Movie Just Married 2003-01-09
Known For
Poster of Just Married
Poster of Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol
Poster of Ternosecco
Poster of Tootsie
Movie Just Married Father Robert 2003-01-09
Movie The Crucible Judge Samuel Sewall 1996-11-27
Series Sliders Old Quinn Mallory 1995-03-22
Movie Police Academy: Mission to Moscow Eric Lassard 1994-06-09
Movie The Fantastic Four Professor 1994-01-01
Series Chicago Hope Brook Austin 1994-09-18
Movie Vanya on 42nd Street Serybryakov 1994-10-19
Movie Stepmonster Norman 1993-02-24
Series Hearts Afire Senator Strobe Smithers 1992-09-14
Series The New Lassie Unknown 1989-09-08
Movie Police Academy 6: City Under Siege Lassard 1989-03-09
Movie Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach Lassard 1988-03-17
Movie Ternosecco Don Salvatore 1987-01-16
Movie Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol Commandant Lassard 1987-04-02
Movie A Taxi Driver in New York l'ammiraglio 1987-11-06
Series The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd 1987-05-21
Series Matlock Judge Hollis D. Dunaway 1986-03-03
Movie Police Academy 3: Back in Training Comdt. Lassard 1986-03-20
Movie Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment Commandant Lassard 1985-03-28
Series It's Punky Brewster Unknown 1985-09-14
Series Blue Thunder Dr. Willi Von Hartig 1984-01-06
Movie Police Academy Cmndt. Eric Lassard 1984-03-22
Movie It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Arch Angel 1984-12-15
Movie Micki & Maude Dr. Eugene Glztszki 1984-12-21
Series Punky Brewster Henry Warnimont 1984-09-16
Movie I'm Going to Be Famous Unknown 1983-01-01
Movie To Be or Not to Be Ravitch 1983-12-16
Movie Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Dr. Forrest 1982-05-21
Series Hotel Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie Tootsie John Van Horn 1982-06-10
Series Scruples John Prince 1980-02-25
Movie Altered States Dr. Wissenschaft 1980-12-25
Series Stockard Channing: In Just Friends Rock La Rue 1979-03-04
Series WKRP in Cincinnati Henri 1978-09-18
Series Carter Country Unknown 1977-09-15
Movie The Girl in the Empty Grave David Alden 1977-09-20
Series City of Angels Unknown 1976-02-03
Movie The Flying Misfits Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault 1976-09-21
Series Black Sheep Squadron Claire Lee Chennault 1976-09-21
Movie Nickelodeon Reginald Kingsley 1976-12-21
Series Quincy, M.E. Unknown 1976-10-03
Series The Quest Unknown 1976-09-22
Movie Trilogy of Terror Dr. Chester Ramsey 1975-03-04
Movie The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Dr Marderosian 1973-08-01
Movie The Way We Were El Morocco Captain 1973-10-17
Movie Slaughter's Big Rip Off Warren 1973-08-31
Series Search Unknown 1972-09-13
Movie Doctors' Wives Paul McGill 1971-02-03
Series Columbo Frenchman 1971-09-15
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Series McCloud Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie Marooned Mission Director 1969-12-11
Series Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Movie The Group Brook Latham 1966-03-04
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series Hogan's Heroes Unknown 1965-09-17
Movie Joy House Unknown 1964-06-12
Series The Patty Duke Show Unknown 1963-09-18
Series The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Mr. Campbell 1962-09-20
Series The Gallant Men Unknown 1962-10-05
Movie One Touch of Venus Whitelaw Savory 1955-08-27
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Series Search for Tomorrow 1951-09-03