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Occupation  Actor
Years active  1979 - 2000; 2012

Name  Brian Backer
Role  Actor
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Born  December 5, 1956 (age 59) (1956-12-05) U.S.A.
Awards  Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
Movies  Fast Times at Ridgemo, The Burning, Moving Violations, The Money Pit, Loser
Similar People  Robert Romanus, Brian Matthews, Ray Walston, Judge Reinhold, Leah Ayres

Brian Backer (born December 5, 1956) is an American actor who has starred in film and on television. He is best known for his role in the 1982 hit comedy film Fast Times at Ridgemont High as shy teenager Mark "Rat" Ratner. His other films include the 1985 comedy film Moving Violations (playing the role of Scott Greeber) and the 1987 comedy film Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol.


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Backer's primary television role was on the soap opera Santa Barbara in 1990 as A. Bartlett Congdon. He has made guest appearances on such shows as Charles in Charge and Growing Pains.

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Backer won the 1981 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, and the Theatre World Award for Woody Allen's The Floating Light Bulb, in which he portrayed an Allen-like protagonist.

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Brian Backer Brian Backer wins 1981 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor

  • The Burning (1981) as Alfred
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) as Mark "Rat" Ratner
  • Talk to Me (1984) as Men's Store Salesman
  • Moving Violations (1985) as Scott Greeber
  • The Money Pit (1986) as Ethan
  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) as Arnie
  • Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989) as Eugene
  • Steel and Lace (1991) as Norman
  • A Clown in Babylon (1999) as Blake
  • Loser (2000) as Doctor
  • Marie and Bruce (2004) as Waiter
  • Vamps (2012) as Middle-Aged Guy/Dentist (final film role)
  • References

    Brian Backer Wikipedia