Hiram Thomas Hinkley, Jr.
May 31, 1960
El Centro, California, U.S.
Hiram Thomas Hinkley (born May 31, 1960) is an American actor. He made his feature film debut in the comedy Back to the Beach (1987), and subsequently appeared in the Academy Award-winning short film Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall (also 1987). The same year, he appeared as a lead character opposite Bill Maher in the short-lived Showtime series Hard Knocks.
Life and career
Hinkley's on-screen career began in the 1980s, including television guest roles, and periodic regular turns on TV series, including the short-lived Showtime series Hard Knocks (1987), that also featured Bill Maher. Having appeared in the Academy Award-winning Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall, he has also been known for his roles in such popular box office draws as The Cable Guy (1996), The Little Vampire (2000), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and Leatherheads (2008).
He also made several appearances in the first season of the sitcom Mad About You as Jay Selby, the best friend of Paul Buchman (played by Paul Reiser). He also voiced Earl Grunewald on the animated series Life with Louie. In 1995, he co-starred in the short-lived Fox TV sitcom The Preston Episodes with David Alan Grier.
|1987||Back to the Beach||Michael|||
|1987||Ray's Male Heterosexual Dance Hall||Andrew Northfield||Short film|||
|1989||The Terror Within||Neil|||
|1989||Lethal Weapon 2||Cop #2|||
|1990||Watchers II||Lab Assistant|
|1990||Men at Work||Jeff|||
|1990||Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation||Hank|||
|1990||Angel of Death||Rak Slade||Television film|
|1991||Earth Angel||Val Boyd||Television film|
|1991||The Human Shield||Ben Matthews|||
|1992||Maid for Each Other||Ted Knowland||Television film|||
|1994||Star Trek Generations||Journalist #1|||
|1996||The Cable Guy||Basketball Player|||
|1997||Buried Alive II||Sheriff Jim Puller||Television film|||
|1998||Anarchy TV||Ralph Greed|||
|1999||Dirt Merchant||Mort Huskins|
|2000||Escape Under Pressure||Carl|
|2000||Fail Safe||Senior Master Sergeant Collins||Televised play|
|2000||The Little Vampire||Bob Thompson|||
|2002||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind||Hambone Man|||
|2003||Save It for Later||Rick O'Connor|||
|2004||Angel in the Family||Joe|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Roulette Dealer|||
|2008||The Flyboys||John McIntyre|
|2009||Bob Funk||Over Eaters Anonymous Guy|
|1987||Brothers||Jim Grant / Jim Dintzman||3 episodes|
|1987||Hard Knocks||Nick Bronco||13 episodes|
|1988||Empty Nest||The Bartender||Episode: "Harry's Vacation"|||
|1989||Something Is Out There||Ricky||Episode: "A Hearse of Another Color"|
|1989||Who's the Boss?||Kyle Fletcher||Episode: "In Search of Tony"|||
|1990||China Beach||Simon||Episode: "Warriors"|
|1990||Get a Life||Morgan||Episode: "A Family Affair"|||
|1991||The Golden Girls||Andy||Episode: "Melodrama"|||
|1991||Night Court||Curtis||Episode: "Harry's Fifteen Minutes"|||
|1991||Jake and the Fatman||Eddie||Episode: "Street of Dreams"|
|1991||MacGyver||Neil||Episode: "Deadly Silents"|||
|1992–1993||Mad About You||Jay Selby||13 episodes|||
|1993||Murphy Brown||Tucker||Episode: "Ben Humboldt"|||
|1994||Ellen||Steve||Episode: "The Boyfriend Stealer"|
|1994–1995||The 5 Mrs. Buchanans||Jesse Buchanan||4 episodes|
|1995||Robin's Hoods||Chad Owens||Episode: "If Looks Could Kill"|
|1995||The Preston Episodes||Derek Clooney||2 episodes|
|1997||Tracey Takes On...||Randy Amsterdam||Episode: "Movies"|
|1995–1997||Life with Louie||Earl Grunewald||11 episodes|
|1997||The Secret World of Alex Mack||Mr. Carrington||2 Episode: "The Creeper" & "24 Hours"|
|1998||Teen Angel||Casey Beauchamp||6 episodes|||
|1998||ER||Mr. Ellis||2 episodes|
|1999||Martial Law||Don Turlington||Episode: "Call of the Wild"|
|2000||Judging Amy||Mr. Saunders||Episode: "The Wee Hours"|||
|2000||Angel||C. Mulvill||Episode: "Are You Now or Have You Never Been"|
|2000||That '70s Show||Cop||Episode: "Ice Shack"|||
|2001||The Division||Alan DeLorenzo / Paul DeLorenzo||4 episodes|||
|2002||Boomtown||Mr. Flannery||Episode: "Reelin' in the Years"|||
|2003||NCIS||Deer Hunter||Episode: "The Curse"|
|2004||Cold Case||Billy Berkenpass Sr. (1987)||Episode: "The Lost Soul of Herman Lester"|
|2004–2006||The Shield||Captain Steve Briggs||2 episodes|
|2005||The Inside||Detective Douglas Price||Episode: "Everything Nice"|
|2010||Zeke and Luther||Agent||Episode: "Old Nasty"|
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