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John Pankow is a Actor American born on 28 april 1954 at St. Louis (USA)

John Pankow

John Pankow
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Nationality USA
Birth 28 april 1954 (69 years) at St. Louis (USA)

John Pankow (born April 28, 1957) is an American actor. He is a series regular on the Showtime/BBC series "Episodes", playing Merc Lapidus, the volatile head of a major U.S. television network.


Pankow has been married to actress Kristine Sutherland (best known for playing Buffy's mother Joyce Summers on the WB series Buffy the Vampire Slayer) since 1985.

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Filmography of John Pankow (17 films)

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The Extra Man, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, John C. Reilly, Dan Hedaya, Patti D'Arbanville
Roles George
Rating58% 2.900082.900082.900082.900082.90008
A failed playwright, Henry Harrison, develops an odd mentor relationship with Louis Ives, a troubled, cross-dressing, aspiring writer to whom Henry sublets a room in his New York apartment. Henry teaches Louis the art of being an "extra man", accompanying and entertaining wealthy older women in their fanciful social lives. Along the way, Louis encounters an environmentally conscious co-worker, Mary Powell, and a jealous, eccentric neighbor, Gershon.
Morning Glory, 1h42
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about television
Actors Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, 50 Cent, Jeff Goldblum
Roles Lenny Bergman
Rating64% 3.248623.248623.248623.248623.24862
Aspiring news producer Becky Fuller has dreamed since childhood of working for the Today show, but her dedication to her career is off-putting to potential suitors. After being laid off from her job at the local Good Morning New Jersey, her mother advises her to give up her dream before it becomes an embarrassment. However, Becky perseveres, sending many different résumés out. She finally receives a call from IBS, which is looking for a producer on its struggling national morning show, DayBreak.
Bride Wars
Bride Wars (2009)
, 1h29
Directed by Gary Winick
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen, Chris Pratt, Bryan Greenberg, Steve Howey
Roles John
Rating55% 2.7592152.7592152.7592152.7592152.759215
Emma Allen (Anne Hathaway) and Olivia 'Liv' Lerner (Kate Hudson) are best friends who have planned every detail of their weddings, since first witnessing a wedding 20 years ago at the Plaza Hotel. Therefore, they both have made it a lifetime priority to be married in the same location in June.
Life as a House, 2h4
Directed by Irwin Winkler
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Thomas, Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone, Mary Steenburgen, Ian Somerhalder
Roles Bryan Burke
Rating73% 3.698483.698483.698483.698483.69848
George Monroe (Kevin Kline), a fabricator of architectural models, is fired from the job he has held for twenty years when he refuses to fall into step with his co-workers and use the computer technology available to them. In a fit of rage at his boss's refusal to let George keep a few of the models that he had built, he destroys all of the models with a spindle from an architectural drawing, keeping only one for himself. As he exits the building, he collapses on the pavement and is rushed to the hospital, where it is revealed he has cancer of such an advanced stage that the doctor feels any treatment would be futile.
The Object of My Affection, 1h51
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, Allison Janney, Timothy Daly, John Pankow
Roles Vince McBride
Rating59% 2.9987052.9987052.9987052.9987052.998705
Social worker Nina Borowski (Jennifer Aniston) is a bright young woman living in a cozy Brooklyn apartment. Nina attends a party given by her stepsister Constance (Allison Janney) and her husband, Sidney (Alan Alda). There Nina meets George Hanson (Paul Rudd), a young, handsome, and gay first grade teacher. Nina tells George that her stepsister is constantly trying to fix her up with somebody from higher society, completely ignoring the fact that Nina has a boyfriend, Vince (John Pankow). During the conversation, Nina offers George a room in her apartment as she has just heard from his boyfriend, Dr. Robert Joley (Tim Daly), that George is looking for somewhere to live. George, not knowing about Robert's plans, is taken aback and heartbroken, and after the party the two split up. George accepts Nina's offer and moves into her apartment.
A Stranger Among Us, 1h49
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Melanie Griffith, John Pankow, Lee Richardson, Tracy Pollan, Mia Sara, Jamey Sheridan
Roles Levine
Rating56% 2.8000852.8000852.8000852.8000852.800085
Emily Eden (Griffith), a hardened New York City homicide detective, goes undercover to investigate the murder of a Hasidic diamond-cutter. To do so, she lives with the family of the Hasidic rebbe, an elderly Holocaust survivor who is revered for his wisdom and compassion toward his fellow Jews. He says to her, "You and I have something in common: We are both intimately familiar with evil. It does something to your soul."
Mortal Thoughts, 1h39
Directed by Alan Rudolph
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about domestic violence
Actors Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Bruce Willis, John Pankow, Harvey Keitel, Frank Vincent
Roles Arthur Kellogg
Rating57% 2.8989952.8989952.8989952.8989952.898995
The film revolves mainly around a scene in which Cynthia Kellogg (Demi Moore) is interrogated by two investigators at the police station. The deposition given by Cynthia is supported by detailed flashbacks throughout the film. The interrogation arouses particular suspicion about whether Cynthia's own husband could have informed the police about the incident and anything which his wife could have confided in him.
Year of the Gun, 1h51
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Andrew McCarthy, Sharon Stone, Valeria Golino, John Pankow, Mattia Sbragia, George Murcell
Roles Italo Bianchi
Rating55% 2.7965852.7965852.7965852.7965852.796585
In 1978, David Raybourne is an American novelist who lives in Rome and works as a journalist in a small English-language newspaper. He is romantically involved with Lia, the estranged wife of an Italian Industrialist, and befriended by Italo Bianchi, a politically left-leaning lecturer at a Rome university.
Talk Radio
Talk Radio (1988)
, 1h50
Directed by Oliver Stone
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Radio, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, Leslie Hope, John C. McGinley, Alec Baldwin, John Pankow
Roles Dietz
Rating71% 3.5979353.5979353.5979353.5979353.597935
Barry Champlain, a Jewish radio personality in Dallas, Texas, is a host with a caustic sense of humor and a knack for cutting people down with his controversial politically liberal views.
Johnny Be Good, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., Paul Gleason, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly, Steve James
Roles Lou Landers (uncredited)
Rating46% 2.3019152.3019152.3019152.3019152.301915
Johnny Walker (Hall) is the top high school quarterback prospect who is heavily recruited by many schools. His best friend, Leo Wiggins (Downey), thinks he should hold out for the best offer. His girlfriend, Georgia (Thurman), wants him to go to State with her and get a solid education. The colleges offer him everything he could possibly want — girls, cars, cash, free room and board, etc. One school even buys Leo a car, while another offers to provide him with male companions if he isn't interested in women. His coach, Wayne Hisler (Gleason), who he really can't stand, even tries to sell him out by striking a deal with one of the interested colleges to become their next head coach. Although he has all the skills a coach would want in a quarterback, he is unsure where he wants to go and is tempted by the offers because of all of the praise and attention. His recruitment is followed closely by a recruiting investigator (Downey, Sr.) who is trying to make sure everything is on the "up and up". Although Johnny lives with his mother, grandfather, younger brother and sister, he is offered everything and anything by every interested college except for the local state college, which is where he ends up going when he uses his moral compass to make the decision.
Monkey Shines, 1h53
Directed by George A. Romero
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Natural horror films, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Comedy horror films
Actors Jason Beghe, John Pankow, Kate McNeil, Joyce Van Patten, Stephen Root, Stanley Tucci
Roles Geoffrey Fisher
Rating61% 3.099973.099973.099973.099973.09997
Monkey Shines tells the story of an athlete, Allan Mann (Jason Beghe), who is rendered quadriplegic when struck by a truck. Mann fails to adjust to his condition, becoming suicidal and despondent. When Geoffrey, a scientist friend of his (John Pankow), who has been experimenting with the injection of human brain tissue into monkeys, learns this, he is prompted to supply one of the experimental monkeys, named "Ella" (played by Boo, whose vocal effects are provided by Frank Welker), to Allan as a helper.
*batteries not included, 1h46
Directed by Matthew Robbins
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Comic science fiction
Themes Comedy science fiction films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña, Michael Carmine, Tom Aldredge
Roles Kovacs
Rating66% 3.300333.300333.300333.300333.30033
Frank and Faye Riley (Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy), an elderly couple who run an apartment building and café in the run-down East Village neighborhood, come under threat by a nearby property development. The development manager, Lacey sends a hoodlum named Carlos and his gang of thugs to bribe the couple and their tenants to move out. When the tenants resist, Carlos and his thugs punch through artist Mason Baylor's (Dennis Boutsikaris) door, intimidate pregnant single mother Marisa Esteval (Elizabeth Peña) and break retired boxer Harry Knoble's (Frank McRae) jar of tiles. After Frank Riley refuses to move, Carlos vandalizes the café.
The Secret of My Success, 1h51
Directed by Herbert Ross
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan, Margaret Whitton, John Pankow, Fred Gwynne
Roles Fred Melrose
Rating64% 3.2495853.2495853.2495853.2495853.249585
Brantley Foster (Michael J. Fox) is a recent graduate of Kansas State University who moves to New York City where he has landed a job as a financier. Upon arriving, he discovers that the company for which he is supposed to work has been taken over by a rival corporation. As a result, Brantley is laid off before he even starts working.
Rambo: First Blood Part II, 1h32
Directed by George Cosmatos
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Politique, Political films
Actors Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Berkoff, Julia Nickson-Soul, Martin Kove
Roles POW #6
Rating65% 3.251333.251333.251333.251333.25133
A year into his sentence, former commando John Rambo is visited by his old commander, Colonel Sam Trautman. With the war in Vietnam over, the public has become increasingly concerned over news that a small group of American POWs have been left in enemy custody. To placate their demands for action, the US government has authorized a solo infiltration mission to confirm the reports. As one of only three men suited for such work, Rambo agrees to undertake the operation in exchange for a pardon. He is taken to meet Marshal Murdock, a condescending bureaucrat in charge of overseeing the project. Rambo is temporarily reinstated into the army and told that he is only to photograph, not rescue the prisoners or engage enemy personnel.
To Live and Die in L.A., 1h56
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films, Faux-monnayeur
Actors William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Darlanne Fluegel, Debra Feuer, John Turturro
Roles John Vukovich
Rating72% 3.6481853.6481853.6481853.6481853.648185
Richard Chance and Jimmy Hart are United States Secret Service agents assigned as counterfeiting investigators in its Los Angeles field office. Chance has a reputation for reckless behavior, while Hart is three days away from retirement. Alone, Hart stakes out a warehouse in the desert thought to be a print house of counterfeiter Rick Masters. After Masters and Jack, his bodyguard, kill Hart, Chance explains to his new partner, John Vukovich, that he will take Masters down no matter what.