George Gaynes

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Birthday
16, 1917
Birthplace
Helsinki, Finland
Death Date
Feb 15, 2016 (98)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1917
Birthplace
Helsinki, Finland
Death Date
Feb 15, 2016 (98)

About

Actor who played Senator Smithers in the 1980s series Punky Brewster and portrayed Commandant Eric Lassard in all seven Police Academy films. In 1973, he appeared in The Way We Were, Slaughter's Big Rip-Off, and The Boy Who Cried Werewolf.

Before Fame

He began his career as a comedic stage performer in the 1940s.

Trivia

He played a supporting role as the character John Van Horn in the 1982 comedy Tootsie.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife, Allyn Ann McLerie.

Associated With

He shared the screen with Steve Guttenberg in Police Academy 1, 2 and 3.