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August 31, 1940 |
New York, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
Larry Hankin is an American actor, performer, director and producer.
Hankin is known for his roles in TV shows Friends (as "Mr. Heckles") and Seinfeld (as "Tom Pepper"); as well as for his major role in the movie Escape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood. He played a significant role in the Adam Sandler movie Billy Madison. He had cameo appearances in three John Hughes films, Home Alone, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and She's Having A Baby, and also a cameo in "Pretty Woman" as well as minor roles in The Sure Thing and Running Scared. Hankin also appeared in Married... with Children, as well as one of the Halloween specials of Home Improvement. Hankin and Curtis Armstrong played the hippie entrepreneurs who purchased Buy the Book on Ellen.
In 1980, he shared an Academy Award nomination for Outstanding Short Film, Live action, for Solly's Diner.
Hankin was a founding member of the commedia del arte improv group "The Committee" in 1963 located at an indoor bocce ball court in San Francisco's North Beach district.
He has recently been doing work with the online comedy group "Magic Hugs", and has appeared in a number of their sketches, as well as the series "Baby Mentalist" for Channel 101.
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