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George Wyner

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Occupation  Actor
Parents  Edward Wyner
Years active  1971-present
Education  Syracuse University
Name  George Wyner
Ex-spouse  Kathleen Jacobs
Role  Film actor

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Born  October 20, 1945 (age 70) (1945-10-20) Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
TV shows  Matt Houston, She's the Sheriff, Nero Wolfe
Movies  Spaceballs, A Serious Man, The Devil's Advocate, Fletch, American Pie 2
Similar People  Burt Brinckerhoff, Michael Ritchie, Mel Brooks, J B Rogers, Robert Lorenz

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George Wyner (born October 20, 1945) is an American film and television actor. Wyner graduated from Syracuse University in 1968 as a drama major, and was an in-demand character actor by the early 1970s. To date, Wyner has made guest appearances in over 100 television series and co-starred in nine. He is probably best known for his role as ADA Bernstein on the series Hill Street Blues. He is also noted for memorable roles in films such as Spaceballs, American Pie 2 and Fletch.


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Early life

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Wyner was born in Boston, Massachusetts. His father, Edward, founded and managed Boston's Ritz Carlton Hotel, which was the premier society hotel in Boston through the 1950s. Wyner's father died while his son was in high school. Wyner's family is Jewish.

The Bochco/MTM Connection

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Wyner was introduced to producer Steven Bochco while appearing in Bochco's short-lived 1976 series, Delvecchio. This led to the role as Irwin Bernstein in Hill Street, and to roles in 4 subsequent Bochco productions: Doogie Howser, M.D., Brooklyn South, NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. Additionally, Wyner has appeared on the following programs for Hill Street's production company, MTM: Rhoda, The Bob Newhart Show, The White Shadow, WKRP in Cincinnati and Newhart.


  • All the President's Men (1976) voice
  • The Bad News Bears (1976) as White Sox coach
  • My Favorite Year (1982) as Myron Fein
  • To Be or Not to Be (1983) as Ratkowski
  • Fletch (1985) as Marvin Gillet (a.k.a. "Arnold T. Pants, Esq.")
  • Wildcats (1986) as Principal Walker
  • Spaceballs (1987) as Col. Sandurz
  • Fletch Lives (1989) as Marvin Gillet
  • The Postman (1997) as Benning Mayor
  • The Devil's Advocate (1997) as Meisel
  • Not Another Teen Movie (2001) as Principal Cornish
  • American Pie 2 (2001) as the Camp Director
  • How to Be a Serial Killer (2008) as Dr. Goldberg
  • A Serious Man (2009) as Rabbi Nachtner
  • Television Work


  • Emergency!
  • Kaz
  • All in the Family
  • M*A*S*H
  • Kojak
  • The Bob Newhart Show
  • The Rockford Files
  • Charlie's Angels
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • McMillan & Wife
  • Sanford and Son
  • Ellery Queen
  • Columbo
  • Adam's Rib
  • Ironside
  • The Odd Couple

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  • It's a Living
  • The Fall Guy
  • Hail to the Chief
  • Nero Wolfe
  • Matt Houston
  • Simon & Simon
  • The A-Team
  • Fantasy Island
  • Lou Grant
  • Soap
  • Alice
  • Quincy M.E.
  • WKRP in Cincinnati
  • She's the Sheriff
  • At Ease (TV series)
  • 1990s:

  • Malcolm & Eddie
  • The Practice
  • Walker, Texas Ranger
  • The Larry Sanders Show
  • Murphy Brown
  • Boy Meets World
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Coach
  • Married... with Children
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Step by Step
  • Man of the People
  • Quantum Leap
  • The Golden Girls
  • The Famous Teddy Z
  • Good Advice
  • L.A. Law
  • 2000s:

  • ER
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Without a Trace
  • Two and a Half Men
  • Nip/Tuck
  • The West Wing
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Malcolm in the Middle
  • Dharma & Greg
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
  • Bones
  • House
  • Desperate Housewives
  • 2010s:

  • Retired at 35
  • The Mentalist
  • Glee
  • Friends with Better Lives
  • Melissa and Joey
  • Dr. Ken
  • References

    George Wyner Wikipedia