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Lawrence Pressman is a Actor and Director American born on 10 july 1939 at Cynthiana (USA)

Lawrence Pressman

Lawrence Pressman
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Birth name David M. Pressman
Nationality USA
Birth 10 july 1939 (81 years) at Cynthiana (USA)

Lawrence Pressman (born July 10, 1939) is an American actor, probably best known for roles on Doogie Howser, M.D., Ladies' Man, a recurring role on Profiler, the titular character on Mulligan's Stew and as a fictional scientist in the 1971 film The Hellstrom Chronicle.

His first role was on the soap opera The Edge of Night, and one of his first movie starring roles was in Shaft (1971). His other film credits include Making It (1971), The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder (1974), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975), 9 to 5 (1980), The Hanoi Hilton (1987), Angus (1995), Trial and Error (1997), Very Bad Things (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998) and American Pie (1999).

He has appeared in TV movies such as The Gathering, A Fighting Choice, Whose Daughter Is She?, Murder Without Conviction, Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story, as well as in guest roles on Hawaii Five-O, Paper Moon, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Griff, Dawson's Creek, The Drew Carey Show, Providence, The Practice, Dangerous Minds, Diagnosis Murder Law & Order, Matlock "Ghost Whisper" and Marcus Welby, M.D., and 3 episodes of Murder, She Wrote.

Pressman played Bill Denton in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man. In 1979, he portrayed H.R. Haldeman in the CBS miniseries Blind Ambition.

He had a guest role on M*A*S*H as troublemaking Congressional aide, R. Theodore Williamson; who vindictively schemed to paint Margaret Houlihan (Loretta Swit) as a communist sympathizer, but was ultimately blackmailed into backing off.

Pressman also guest starred on Gilmore Girls.
He also played Col. Cathcart in the Hanoi Hilton.

Pressman has also played various guest characters in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Usually with

Paul Weitz
Paul Weitz
(4 films)
Chris Weitz
Chris Weitz
(4 films)
Rand Ravich
Rand Ravich
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Lawrence Pressman (46 films)

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Actor

Mother and Child, 2h5
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about adoption, Films about children
Actors Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, Kerry Washington, Jimmy Smits, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse
Roles Dr. Morgan
Rating71% 3.598273.598273.598273.598273.59827
When she was 14, Karen (Annette Bening) became pregnant and gave her daughter up for adoption. The decision to give up her child has always haunted her. Upon meeting laid-back Paco (Jimmy Smits), Karen permits her anxiety and mistrust to get the best of her. She gradually calms her anxiety through the relationship with Paco.
Tickling Leo, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Lawrence Pressman, Annie Parisse, Eli Wallach, Ronald Guttman, Victoria Clark, Ed Setrakian
Roles Warren Pikler
Rating73% 3.6615653.6615653.6615653.6615653.661565
When Zak and his girlfriend Delphina visit his estranged father in the Catskills, they find him suffering from dementia and inadvertently uncover a dark family secret from WWII: an impossible sacrifice Zak's grandfather (Eli Wallach) made to join Rudolph Kasztner's controversial freedom train out of Hungary.
Mentor
Mentor (2006)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rutger Hauer, Matt Davis, Dagmara Domińczyk, Susan Misner, Lawrence Pressman, Lynn Chen
Roles Jonathan Kendall
Rating63% 3.1974153.1974153.1974153.1974153.197415
Matthew Davis stars as Carter, introduced as a thirtysomething professor at a mediocre college. Through flashbacks, we learn about Carter's time as a promising writer enrolled in an exclusive grad school class taught by Sanford Pollard (Rutger Hauer),a hard-drinking, hard-driving, brilliant but abrasive writer whose career has stalled since winning a Pulitzer Prize decades ago. Julia (Dagmara Dominczyk) is Sanford's graduate assistant as well as his lover. Sanford and Julia 'adopt' the young, eager Carter and expose him to the world of wealth, television, and drugs. Carter travels with them to Sanford's beach house, where he and Julia eventually become lovers.
American Dreamz, 1h47
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Musical films, La téléréalité, Political films
Actors Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Marcia Gay Harden, Willem Dafoe, Mandy Moore, Sam Golzari
Roles White House Butler
Rating53% 2.6988152.6988152.6988152.6988152.698815
On the morning after his re-election, US President Joseph Staton (Dennis Quaid) decides to read the newspaper for the first time in four years. This starts him down a slippery slope. He begins reading obsessively, reexamining his "black-and-white" view of the world in a more "gray-seeming" way, and holing up in his bedroom in his pajamas. Frightened by the President's apparent nervous breakdown, his Chief of Staff (Willem Dafoe) pushes him back into the spotlight, booking him as a guest judge on the television ratings juggernaut (and the President's personal favorite), the weekly talent show American Dreamz, a show similar in format to the modern-day American Idol. America cannot seem to get enough of American Dreamz, hosted by self-aggrandizing, self-loathing Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant), ever on the lookout for the next insta-celebrity. His latest crop of hopefuls includes Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore), a conniving steel magnolia with a devoted, dopey veteran boyfriend William Williams (Chris Klein), and Omer Obeidi (Sam Golzari).
Nine Lives
Nine Lives (2005)
, 1h55
Directed by Rodrigo García
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, Films about disabilities, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Kathy Baker, Amanda Seyfried
Roles Roman
Rating66% 3.3484453.3484453.3484453.3484453.348445
Imprisoned Sandra (Elpidia Carrillo) has an emotional breakdown when the broken telephone in her cubicle prevents her from communicating with her daughter on visiting day.
American Wedding, 1h36
Directed by Jesse Dylan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Teen movie, Films about marriage
Actors Seann William Scott, Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Thomas Ian Nicholas, January Jones
Roles Coach Marshall
Rating62% 3.148553.148553.148553.148553.14855
While on a date in a fancy restaurant with Michelle Flaherty, Jim Levenstein is ready to ask her to marry him. However, his dad still has to arrive with a ring because he forgot it. He tries to stall the question, causing her to think that he actually wants oral sex. She goes under the table and gives Jim fellatio just as Jim's dad arrives with the ring, causing her to bump her head on the table and attract the attention of the entire restaurant. Still, Michelle accepts the proposal.
DC 9/11: Time of Crisis, 2h7
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Political films, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Timothy Bottoms, John Cunningham, Gregory Itzin, Devon Bostick, Dr. Stephen Macht, Lawrence Pressman
Roles Dick Cheney
Rating45% 2.260782.260782.260782.260782.26078
The film opens on the morning of September 11, 2001. United States Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is hosting a breakfast for a number of members of the United States Congress. The purpose of the breakfast was to procure an increase to the defense budget, with Rumsfeld claiming they will soon need the money as something big is likely to occur soon given the rise of Islamic Extremism against the United States.
Dr. Dolittle 2, 1h27
Directed by Steve Carr
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un ours, Political films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Eddie Murphy, Kristen Wilson, Raven-Symoné, Steve Zahn, Lisa Kudrow, Mandy Moore
Roles Governor of California (uncredited)
Rating47% 2.356942.356942.356942.356942.35694
Lucky the dog (Norm Macdonald) explains Dr. John Dolittle's (Eddie Murphy) gift of talking to animals. John comes home from France and gives his wife a present from Paris. He also gives his daughter, Maya (Kyla Pratt), a chameleon, named Pepito.
American Pie, 1h35
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, La sexualité des mineurs, Teen movie, Films about virginity
Actors Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Alyson Hannigan, Shannon Elizabeth, Natasha Lyonne
Roles Coach Marshall
Rating69% 3.496413.496413.496413.496413.49641
Four high school seniors from western Michigan are good friends: Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs), an awkward, nerdy and sexually naïve character whose dad Noah (Eugene Levy) attempts to offer sexual advice including purchasing and giving him pornography; Chris "Oz" Ostreicher (Chris Klein), a member of the high school lacrosse team; Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas), their geeky leader who wants to lose his virginity with his girlfriend named Vicky (Tara Reid); and Paul Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas), a mochaccino-drinking sophisticate and a nerd. They are four outsiders who are geeks, usually get laughed at by arrogant jock Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott). These four boys make a pact, at Kevin's prompting, to lose their virginity before their high school graduation after a dorky classmate, Chuck Sherman (Chris Owen), claims to have done so at a party hosted by Stifler an ignorant and obnoxious lacrosse player who happens to be a close friend of the group (to a lesser degree, Finch, with whom he has a love-hate friendship).
My Giant
My Giant (1998)
, 1h43
Directed by Michael Lehmann
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Billy Crystal, Jere Burns, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Harold Gould, Joanna Pacuła, Steven Seagal
Roles Doctor
Rating50% 2.502552.502552.502552.502552.50255
A huckster named Sammy (Billy Crystal) travels to Romania on business after splitting up with his wife. After a disappointment with his client, he crashes his car and is rescued while unconscious by an enormous Romanian man named Max (Gheorghe Mureșan) who is close to 8 feet tall.
Very Bad Things, 1h40
Directed by Peter Berg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime, Black comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films, Buddy films
Actors Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, Leland Orser
Roles Mr. Fisher
Rating63% 3.199543.199543.199543.199543.19954
In the midst of preparing for his wedding and desperate for a break from his "Bridezilla" fiancée Laura (Cameron Diaz), Kyle Fisher (Jon Favreau) organizes a bachelor party in a Las Vegas hotel with his best friends: Charles Moore (Leland Orser), Robert Boyd (Christian Slater), and brothers Adam and Michael Berkow (Daniel Stern and Jeremy Piven), spending the night with drinks, drugs and a stripper/prostitute, Tina (Kobe Tai). Things go awry when Michael gets drunk and pays Tina extra money for sex in the bathroom only to accidentally slam her against a wall and impale a towel hook through her head, killing her instantly. As the group argues over what to do -- Adam insisting that they call the police, Boyd adamant about burying Tina's body in the desert -- a security guard comes to investigate the noise and sees Tina's corpse in the bathroom. In desperation, Boyd stabs the guard to death and the group is forced to dismember the bodies before taking them to the desert for burial.
Mighty Joe Young, 1h54
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about apes, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Šerbedžija, Frank Welker, Peter Firth, Regina King
Roles Doctor Elliot Baker
Rating56% 2.8035852.8035852.8035852.8035852.803585
Jill Young is seen as a child at the beginning of the film when she witnesses the death of her mother, Ruth Young (Linda Purl), and the mother of Joe, an infant mountain gorilla, at the hands of poachers led by Andrei Strasser (Rade Šerbedžija). Strasser loses both his right thumb and trigger finger to Joe, and swears revenge on the gorilla for the damage. Before she dies, Ruth tells Jill to take care of Joe, to which Jill agrees. Twelve years later, Jill has raised Joe who, because of a rare genetic anomaly, has now grown to a height of 16 1/2-feet (5 meters) and weighs 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms). As a result, the other gorillas won't accept him and both are now living in relative peace until a wildlife refuge director, Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton), convinces Jill that they would be safer from poachers if they relocate to the United States.
Trial and Error, 1h38
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Rip Torn, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Wentworth
Roles Whitfield
Rating57% 2.89922.89922.89922.89922.8992
Charlie Tuttle (Jeff Daniels) is a partner in a successful law firm, Whitfield and Morris. His boss and future father-in-law sends him to Paradise Bluff, Nevada, to request a continuance in a mail-fraud case involving a distant relative who is believed to be guilty, and is very likely to be adjudged guilty. But the timing of the trip conflicts with Charlie's bachelor party. After Charlie drives from California to Paradise Bluff, he is unexpectedly greeted by his best man, actor Richard Rjetti, (Michael Richards) who is determined to show his friend a great time prior to his wedding.
The Maker
The Maker (1997)
, 1h38
Directed by Tim Hunter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Matthew Modine, Mary-Louise Parker, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Fairuza Balk, Robert Gossett, Michael Madsen
Roles Father Minnell
Rating56% 2.804812.804812.804812.804812.80481
Josh (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is a high school boy who lives with his adoptive parents and is involved in little crimes with his friends, including young lesbian Bella (Fairuza Balk). His elder brother Walter (Matthew Modine) suddenly comes back home after leaving home ten years prior when he was 18 and not being heard of all those years. Walter starts to involve Josh in various new criminal activities, including robbery.