Wesley Mann

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Wesley Mann
Born (1963-09-06) September 6, 1963 (age 60)
Years active1988–present

Wesley Mann (born September 6, 1963) is an American character actor, best known for his role as the caterpillar on Adventures in Wonderland and for playing the spluttering teacher-turned-principal Mr. Lawler on That's So Raven.

Many of Mann's roles are minor and he frequently delivers only a handful of lines, but he has a somewhat distinctive appearance, that of a long-suffering, vaguely glib demeanor that makes him easily recognizable whenever he shows up in a film or on television. He is, by definition, a character actor, and thus he has never performed a lead role.

His acting career began in the early 1980s, landing guest roles on mainstay sitcoms The Golden Girls and Night Court, and appearances in Who's Harry Crumb? and My Stepmother Is An Alien. His distinctive face and demeanor were featured prominently in 1989's Back to the Future Part II, as the high school student who thinks that Marty has just robbed Biff of his wallet. As Biff regains consciousness after having been knocked out by George, Mann (credited as "CPR Kid," but later labeled by fans as the Wallet Guy) shouts "I think he took your wallet!" after Biff, then turns back to the other onlookers and repeats "I think he took his wallet."

Mann has also appeared in the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison, New York, for nine seasons.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 My Stepmother is an Alien Grady
1989 Who's Harry Crumb Tim
1989 Chattahoochee Cop No. 1
1989 Back to the Future Part II Lester Labeled as Wallet Kid by fans.
1991 L.A. Story Tony, Gas Station Attendant
1992 Dragon Slayer Old Man English Voice Animated Film
1994 The Shadow Bellboy
1995 Angus Mr. Kessler
1997 Academy Boyz Chaplain Sloan
1997 Critics and Other Freaks Tourette's Patron
1999 Every Dog Has Its Day Jail Keep
1999 But I'm a Cheerleader Lloyd
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Clerk
2001 Race to Space Rudolph
2002 Slackers Male Executive
2003 Grand Theft Parsons Doctor
2011 Soul Surfer Calvin
2011 Tick Tock Boom Clap Smee Callback


Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Golden Girls Jacob Episode: "Mother's Day"
1989 Night Court Mr. Danielson Episode: "Yet Another Day In The Life"
1989 Living Dolls Scott Episode: "I Thought Modeling Was Hard"
1990 Amen McAllister Episode: "Two Men, One Woman and a Baby"
1990 - 1991 Parker Lewis Can't Lose Credit Man / Man #1 / Man #2 03 Episodes
1991 The Wonder Years Mr. Lively Episode: "Who's Aunt Rose?"
1992 - 1994 Adventures in Wonderland Caterpillar / Floyd The Fabulous Fortune Teller / Cooking with Royalty Host 100 Episodes
1993 Grace Under Fire Gary Episode: "A Picture's Worth... $9.95"
1994 Murphy Brown Secretary #69 Episode: "Burger, She Wrote"
1994 Tales from the Crypt Purdy Lee Dryfus Episode: "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime"
1995 Full House Waiter Episode: "The Producer"
1995 Sisters Reginald Episode: "A Good Deed"
1996 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Phil Episode: "I Now Pronounce You"
1996 The Parent 'Hood The Hotel Manager Episode: "I'm O'Tay, You're O'Tay"
1997 Home Improvement A.J. Sanderson Episode: "The Karate Kid Returns"
1997 Family Matters Professor Gates Episode: "A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read"
1998 Rude Awakening Shlomo The Mouse Episode: "An Embarrassment of Ritch's"
1999 Get Real Balloon Bob Episode: "Stay"
1999 Popular Snuff Episode: "Truth or Consequences"
1999 Hefner: Unauthorized Mad Scientist Television Film
2001 Even Stevens Mr. Crappizi Episode: "Shutterbugged"
2003 - 2004 That's So Raven Mr. Lawler / Principal Lawler 06 Episodes
2005 Drake & Josh Blemin Episode: "We're Married"
2005 Veronica Mars Ned Flanders Type Episode: "One Angry Veronica"
2006 That's So Raven Principal Lawler Archive Footage / Episode: "Vision Impossible"
2012 Pair of Kings Counselor Episode: "Mr. Boogey Shoes"
2013 Project Reality Unknown Television Mini-Series
2016 2 Broke Girls Claude Episode: "And the Lost Baggage"
2016 Liv and Maddie Mr. Bell Episode: "Homerun-A-Rooney"
2017 Lady Dynamite Bud Gelson Episode: "Kids Have To Dance"
2018 Lucifer Bondsman Episode: "Til Death Do Us Part"
2020 DefunctTV Caterpillar / Cooking with Royalty Host Archive Footage / Episode: "The History of Adventures in Wonderland"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
1996 The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery Sepp Huber
2001 Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge Voice

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