George Wyner

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George Wyner
Born (1945-10-20) October 20, 1945 (age 68)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1971-present

George Wyner (born October 20, 1945) is an American film and television actor. He is probably best known for his role as ADA Bernstein on the series Hill Street Blues. 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 also noted for memorable turns in cult classics such as Spaceballs, American Pie 2 and Fletch.

Early life[edit]

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

The Bochco/MTM Connection[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Television Work[edit]

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2010s:

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