Larry Hankin

Actor, TV Actor

1940 –

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Who is Larry Hankin?

Larry Hankin is an American actor, performer, director and producer.

Hankin is known for his roles in TV shows Friends and Seinfeld; as well as for his major role in the movie Escape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood. He also acted 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.

On Seinfeld, Hankin portrayed Tom Pepper, the actor cast as Kramer on the pilot-within-a-TV-show Jerry. He appears in seasons three and five of Breaking Bad as junkyard owner Old Joe.

Hankin also played Mickey the Bartender in a WKRP in Cincinnati episode called Hotel Oceanview that also has a cameo from Dr. Joyce Brothers, as Vicky Von Vicky.

In 1980, he shared an Academy Award nomination for Outstanding Short Film, Live action, for Solly's Diner.

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Born
Aug 31, 1940
New York City
Also known as
  • Larry A. Hankin
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Syracuse University
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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