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Alexander Chaplin (born March 20, 1971) is an American actor. Chaplin's most prominent role was that of speechwriter James Hobert on the sitcom Spin City. He was born as Alexander Gaberman in New York City.

As with the rest of the Spin City main cast, Chaplin has featured in creator Bill Lawrence's subsequent sitcom, Scrubs, playing a drug addict who tries to trick Elliot into giving him prescription medication in "My Moment of Un-Truth" and later tricks Jordan into giving him money in "My Rite of Passage". His character later appeared in "My Scrubs" as a drugs counsellor for the hospital, claiming to be reformed.

Chaplin also appeared in an episode of Law & Order (Season 14, episode 1, "Bodies") as pompous yet ethical legal-aid attorney Timothy Schwimmer who has to defend a serial killer (played by Ritchie Coster). Chaplin's character ends up on the stand for not disclosing information, protected by the attorney-client privilege, given to him by the serial killer.

As a teen, Chaplin attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alexander Chaplin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Alexander Chaplin (born March 20, 1971) is an American actor. Chaplin's most prominent role was that of speechwriter James Hobert on the sitcom Spin City. He was born as Alexander Gaberman in New York City.

As with the rest of the Spin City main cast, Chaplin has featured in creator Bill Lawrence's subsequent sitcom, Scrubs, playing a drug addict who tries to trick Elliot into giving him prescription medication in "My Moment of Un-Truth" and later tricks Jordan into giving him money in "My Rite of Passage". His character later appeared in "My Scrubs" as a drugs counsellor for the hospital, claiming to be reformed.

Chaplin also appeared in an episode of Law & Order (Season 14, episode 1, "Bodies") as pompous yet ethical legal-aid attorney Timothy Schwimmer who has to defend a serial killer (played by Ritchie Coster). Chaplin's character ends up on the stand for not disclosing information, protected by the attorney-client privilege, given to him by the serial killer.

As a teen, Chaplin attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Alexander Chaplin, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 15

Birthday 1971-03-20

Place of Birth New York City, New York, U.S.

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Also Known As

  • Sandy Gaberman
  • Alexander Gaberman
  • Sandy Chaplin

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 The Report as Sean Murphy
2019 The Assistant as Max
2016 The New Yorker Presents (1 episode) as Tim Schwimmer
2014 Scorpion (1 episode) as Simon
2014 Wish I Was Here as Rabbi Rosenberg
2013 Ray Donovan (1 episode) as Father Flannery
2013 Syrup as Paul
2008 Cop Dog as Barry
2006 Shut Up and Sing as Ted
2006 Ugly Betty (1 episode)
2006 Numb3rs (1 episode)
2004 Dog Gone Love as Steven Merritt
2001 Scrubs (3 episodes) as Mr. Thompson
1996 Spin City (100 episodes) as James Hobert
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode) as Johnny

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