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George Gaynes (born George Jongejans; May 16, 1917 Helsinki) is a Finnish-born American actor of stage, screen and television.

He may be best-known as Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy series, and to television fans as the curmudgeonly Henry Warnimont on the NBC series Punky Brewster, in which his wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, guest-starred as his love interest, and as Frank Smith, the mob boss brought down by Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) on the soap opera General Hospital.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

George Gaynes (born George Jongejans; May 16, 1917 Helsinki) is a Finnish-born American actor of stage, screen and television.

He may be best-known as Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy series, and to television fans as the curmudgeonly Henry Warnimont on the NBC series Punky Brewster, in which his wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, guest-starred as his love interest, and as Frank Smith, the mob boss brought down by Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) on the soap opera General Hospital.

Description above from the Wikipedia article George Gaynes, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 61

Birthday 1917-05-16

Day of Death 2016-02-15

Place of Birth Helsinki, Finland

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1995 Sliders (1 episode) as Old Quinn Mallory
1994 Chicago Hope (3 episodes) as Brook Austin
1994 Vanya on 42nd Street as Serybryakov
1994 Police Academy: Mission to Moscow as Eric Lassard
1994 The Fantastic Four as Professor
1993 Stepmonster as Norman
1992 Hearts Afire (53 episodes) as Senator Strobe Smithers
1989 The New Lassie (1 episode)
1989 Police Academy 6: City Under Siege as Lassard
1988 Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach as Lassard
1987 Un tassinaro a New York as l'ammiraglio
1987 The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (65 episodes)
1987 Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol as Commandant Lassard
1987 Ternosecco as Don Salvatore
1986 Police Academy 3: Back in Training as Comdt. Lassard
1986 Matlock (2 episodes) as Judge Hollis D. Dunaway
1985 It's Punky Brewster (30 episodes)
1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment as Commandant Lassard
1984 Micki & Maude as Dr. Eugene Glztszki
1984 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear as Arch Angel
1984 Punky Brewster (91 episodes) as Henry Warnimont (1 episode)
1984 Police Academy as Cmndt. Eric Lassard
1984 Blue Thunder (1 episode) as Dr. Willi Von Hartig
1983 To Be or Not to Be as Ravitch
1983 I'm Going to Be Famous
1982 Tootsie as John Van Horn
1982 Hotel (1 episode)
1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as Dr. Forrest
1980 Altered States as Dr. Wissenschaft
1980 Scruples (3 episodes) as John Prince
1979 Stockard Channing: In Just Friends (1 episode) as Rock La Rue
1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (1 episode) as Henri
1977 The Girl in the Empty Grave as David Alden
1977 Carter Country (1 episode)
1976 Nickelodeon as Reginald Kingsley
1976 Quincy, M.E. (2 episodes)
1976 The Quest (1 episode)
1976 Baa Baa Black Sheep (1 episode) as Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
1976 The Flying Misfits as Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
1976 City of Angels (1 episode)
1975 Trilogy of Terror as Dr. Chester Ramsey
1973 The Way We Were as El Morocco Captain
1973 Slaughter's Big Rip Off as Warren
1973 The Boy Who Cried Werewolf as Dr Marderosian
1972 Étude in Black as Everett
1972 Search (1 episode)
1971 Columbo (2 episodes) as Everett
1971 Cannon (1 episode)
1971 Doctors' Wives as Paul McGill
1970 McCloud (1 episode)
1969 Marooned as Mission Director
1968 Hawaii Five-O (1 episode)
1967 Mannix (1 episode)
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 The Group as Brook Latham
1965 Hogan's Heroes (1 episode)
1964 Joy House
1963 The Patty Duke Show (1 episode)
1962 The Gallant Men (1 episode)
1955 Cheyenne (1 episode)
1951 Search for Tomorrow (260 episodes)

Directing

1978 WKRP in Cincinnati (1 episode)Director

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