Alan Rachins Biography (1947?-)

Born October 10, 1947 (some sources cite October 3, 1942; other sources cite1945), in Cambridge, MA; son of a food business owner; brother-in-law of Steven Bochco (a producer and writer); married Joanna Frank (an actress; originalname, Joanna Bochco); children: Robby.

Actor, director, screenwriter
Birth Details
October 10, 1947?
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Paris, CBS, 1979-1980
  • Douglas Brackman, Jr., L.A. Law, NBC, 1986-1994
  • Myron Lawrence "Larry" Finklestein, Dharma and Greg, ABC, 1997-?
  • Miniseries
  • Mickey Stoner, Jackie Collins's Lady Boss (also known as Lady Boss), NBC, 1992
  • Movies
  • Fear on Trial, CBS, 1975
  • Ben Washburn, Mistress, CBS, 1987
  • Dr. Jerry Zimmer, Single Women, Married Men (also known as Single Men and Married Lovers), CBS, 1989
  • Sean Lassiter, Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer, NBC,1990
  • Matthew, She Says She's Innocent (also known as Reason to Believe and A Violation of Trust), NBC, 1991
  • David Kramer, Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (also known as Hart to Hart: Hart Throb), NBC, 1994
  • Jammad, Terminal Voyage (also known as Star Quest), Sci-FiChannel, 1996
  • Derek Canfield, The Stepsister, USA Network, 1997
  • Jason's father, Unwed Father, ABC, 1997
  • The Retrievers, Animal Planet, 2001
  • Specials
  • The 14th Annual Circus of the Stars, CBS, 1989
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1989
  • The L.A. Law 100th Episode Special, NBC, 1991
  • Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes, 1992
  • Episodic
  • Television director, "The Offer," The White Shadow, CBS, 1978
  • John Ewing III, Dallas, CBS, 1979
  • Pasban Bapu, "Enlightened," J. J. Starbuck, NBC, 1988
  • D.C. Follies, syndicated, 1988
  • Host, "Sex, Lies, and Toupee Tape," Nova, PBS, 1991
  • Jason Stillman, "Even Grandmas Get the Blues," The Golden Girls, NBC, 1991
  • Leon, "Spoiled," Tales from the Crypt, HBO, 1991
  • Voice of Temple Fugate (The clock king), "The Clock King," The Adventures of Batman and Robin (also known as Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1992
  • Voice of Temple Fugate (The clock king), "Time Out Joint," The Adventures of Batman and Robin (also known as Batman: The Animated Series), Fox, 1992
  • Mr. Maculhaney, "Afterlife," The Outer Limits, Showtime and Sci-FiChannel, 1995
  • Dr. Frank Donati, "Murder Can Be Murder," Diagnosis Murder, CBS, 1996
  • Professor Jefferson Cole, "Dead Lois Walking," Lois and Clark: The NewAdventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1996
  • Professor Jefferson Cole, "The People vs. Lois Lane," Lois and Clark:The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1996
  • Victor Arkady, "The Bones of St. Anthony," Poltergeist: The Legacy, Showtime, Sci-Fi Channel, and syndicated, 1996
  • Colonel Kennedy, "The Enemy Within," Stargate SG-1, Showtime and Sci-Fi Channel, 1997
  • Barry, "All That Glitters," The Love Boat: The Next Wave, UPN, 1998
  • Television Work
  • Director; Episodic
  • Paris, CBS, 1979
  • Television Appearances
  • Pilots
  • Douglas Brackman, Jr., L.A. Law, NBC, 1986
  • Ferris Bueller, NBC, 1990
  • Nowhere East, UPN, 1995
  • Stage Appearances
  • After the Rain, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Hadrian the Seventh, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Oh! Calcutta!, Eden Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Also appeared in The Trojan Women, New York City production.
  • Film Appearances
  • Jeweler, Time Walker (also known as Being from Another Planet), 1982
  • Eddie, Always (But Not Forever) (also known as Always), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1985
  • Carlos, Thunder Run, Cannon, 1986
  • Dr. Posner, Heart Condition, New Line Cinema, 1990
  • Defense attorney, North, Columbia, 1994
  • Tony Moss, Showgirls, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1995
  • Fred Rutherford, Leave It to Beaver, Universal, 1997
  • Judge Randel Williams, Meet Wally Sparks, Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • Teleplays
  • Episodic
  • The Fall Guy, ABC, episodes beginning in 1981
  • Hill Street Blues, NBC, episodes beginning in 1981
  • Wrote episodes of Hart to Hart, ABC; Knight Rider, NBC; andQuincy, M.E. (also known as Quincy), NBC.

Further Reference


    • People Weekly, November 28, 1988, pp. 111-12, 114
    • TV Guide, July 23, 1988, p. 12

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