September 12, 1950 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
Bruce Mahler (born September 12, 1950) is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is known for his role as Sgt. Fackler in the comedy films Police Academy, and as Rabbi Kirschbaum on the sitcom Seinfeld.
He was born on September 12, 1950.
In 1977, Mahler appeared on two episodes of the TV series, Fernwood 2 Night. In 1980, he appeared on Fridays, an early 1980s sketch show on ABC modeled after NBC's Saturday Night Live, where most of Mahler's appearances showcased his musical talent and radio DJ-style voice, most notably in the recurring sketches "The Latin DJ" and the one-off sketches "K.P.L.O" (about Palestine Liberation Organization terrorists hosting a radio show in their bunker) and "A Classical Get-Down" (about a classical pianist who hosts his radio show like a Top 40 station).
Two years after Fridays was cancelled, Mahler portrayed Sgt. Douglas Fackler in the 1984 film Police Academy. Other film work included 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, the 1985 sequel Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, the American sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, 1986's Police Academy 3: Back in Training, 1987's Funland, and the 1989 sequel Police Academy 6: City Under Siege.
In the 1990s, appeared on the television series The Famous Teddy Z and had a recurring role on Seinfeld. Bruce had minor roles in the movies Hook, Dick Tracy, and Loaded Weapon 1. Through 1995–1998, Mahler starred as a rabbi who Elaine befriends on the Seinfeld episodes "The Postponement", a deleted scene in "The Hot Tub", "The Serenity Now", and the "The Finale".
|1977||Fernwood 2 Night||Howard Palmer||Recurring role (2 episodes)|
|1980–82||Fridays||Various characters||Main cast (54 episodes)|
|1984||Police Academy||Cadet Doug Fackler|
|1984||Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter||Axel|
|1985||Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment||Cadet Doug Fackler|
|1985||Diff'rent Strokes||Captain Jack||Episode: "It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To"|
|1986||Police Academy 3: Back in Training||Sgt. Doug Fackler|
|1989||Police Academy 6: City Under Siege||Sgt. Doug Fackler|
|1990||The Famous Teddy Z||Episode: "Pitching the Net"|
|1993||Loaded Weapon 1||District Attorney #2||Uncredited|
|1995–98||Seinfeld||Rabbi Glickman||Recurring role (3 episodes)|
|1998||Monster Farm||Count Cluckula||Voice role (13 episodes)|
|2000||The Perfect Storm||Mr. Moss||Uncredited|
|2000||Scary Movie||Homey #2||Uncredited|