John Pankow Biography (1957?-)

Born February 18, 1957 (some sources say 1954 or 1955), in St. Louis, MO; raised in Chicago, IL; son of Wayne (in magazine advertising sales) and Marion (a homemaker) Pankow; brother of James C. Pankow (a musician); married Kristine Sutherland (an actress), 1986; children: Eleanore. Addresses: Agent:Gersh Agency, 232 North Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Birth Details
February 18, 1957?
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Danny Martin, The Doctors, NBC, 1981-1982
  • Ron Luchesse, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, NBC, 1990-1991
  • Cousin Ira Buchman, Mad about You (also known as Loved by You), NBC, 1993-1999
  • Episodic
  • Floyd, "Glades," Miami Vice, NBC, 1984
  • Billy Hanratty, "Song of Orpheus," Spenser: For Hire, ABC, 1987
  • Chuck Savin, Leg Work, CBS, 1987
  • Charles Meadow, "Wedded Bliss," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Voice, "Research and Destroy," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1995
  • Barry Dekumbis, "Tom Dooley," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002
  • Barry Dekumbis, "Another One Bites the Dust," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2002
  • Other
  • George Ritchie, Life on the Mississippi (special), PBS, 1980
  • Fred, First Steps (movie), 1985
  • Film Appearances
  • Bullie, The Chosen, Contemporary, 1982
  • First youth in phone booth, The Hunger, United Artists, 1983
  • John Vukovich, To Live and Die in L.A., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1985
  • Kovacs, *batteries not included, Universal, 1987
  • Fred Melrose, The Secret of My Succe$s (also known as The Secret of My Success), Universal, 1987
  • (Uncredited) Lou Landers, Johnny Be Good, Orion, 1988
  • Geoffrey Fisher, Monkey Shines: An Experiment in Fear (also knownas Ella and Monkey Shines), Orion, 1988
  • Chuck Dietz, Talk Radio, Universal, 1988
  • Italo Bianchi, Year of the Gun, Triumph Releasing, 1991
  • Arthur Kellogg, Mortal Thoughts, Columbia, 1991
  • Levine, A Stranger among Us (also known as Close to Eden),Buena Vista, 1992
  • Vince McBride, The Object of My Affection, Twentieth Century-Fox,1998
  • Bryan Burke, Life As a House, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Jeffrey Goldman, Advice and Dissent, Film Shack/Leibco Films, 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Speed, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre,New York City, 1978
  • Wishy Burke, Curse of an Aching Heart, St. Nicholas Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1979
  • Lucentio, The Taming of the Shrew, Oak Park Festival Theatre Company, Oak Park, IL, 1979
  • Cameraman, Merton of the Movies, Master Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Hector McKenzie, The Slab Boys, Hudson Guild Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Amadeus, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1980-1981
  • Blow, Forty-Deuce, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Abram, Hunting Scenes from Lower Bavaria, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1981
  • Betty and Gerry, Cloud 9, Theatre De Lys (now Lucille Lortel Theatre), New York City, 1982
  • Gregory Corso, Jazz Poets at the Grotto, Production Company, Theatre Guinevere, New York City, 1983
  • Harry, The Time of Your Life, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 1983-1984
  • Williams, Henry V, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1984
  • Rocky Pioggi, The Iceman Cometh, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Alfred Martino, North Shore Fish, Workshop of the Players Art Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Zackerman, Serious Money, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Hugh Maximillian "Huey" Bonfigliano, Italian-American Reconciliation, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1988
  • Eamon, Aristocrats, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 1989
  • Colin, man in Devon, shrink, colleague, fellow guest, hitcher, and professor, Ice Cream with Hot Fudge, New York Shakespeare Festival, EstelleR. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Stephano, The Tempest, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 1995
  • Larry Paterson, Baby Anger, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, Anne G.Wilder Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Lucio, Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, Public Theatre, 2001
  • Jerry Schiff, Barbra's Wedding, Westside Theatre Downstairs, New York City, 2003
  • Also appeared in The Iceman Cometh, Los Angeles; Scheherazade, off-Broadway production; and Someone Who'll Watch over Me, Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Ireland.

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, April 3, 1995, p. 63
    • TV Guide, April 18, 1998, p. 6

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