George Gaynes

George Gaynes

  • Born on
    • May 16th, 1917
  • Died on
    • February 15th, 2016
George Gaynes (1917–2016) is a Finnish-born American actor of stage, screen and television. He may be best-known as Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy film series, and to television fans as Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster.


Acting (27 Credits)

2003Just Married as Father Robert
1996The Crucible as Judge Samuel Sewall
1994Police Academy: Mission to Moscow as Eric Lassard
1994Vanya on 42nd Street as Serybryakov
1994The Fantastic Four as Professor
1993Stepmonster as Norman
1989Police Academy 6: City Under Siege as Lassard
1988Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach as Lassard
1987Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol as Commandant Lassard
1986Police Academy 3: Back in Training as Comdt. Lassard
1985Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment as Commandant Lassard
1984It Came Upon the Midnight Clear as Arch Angel
1984Micki + Maude as Dr. Eugene Glztszki
1984Police Academy as Cmndt. Eric Lassard
1984Punky Brewster as Henry Warnimont
1983To Be or Not to Be as Ravitch
1982Tootsie as John Van Horn
1982Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid as Dr. Forrest
1980Altered States as Dr. Wissenschaft
1976Nickelodeon as Reginald Kingsley
1975Trilogy of Terror as Dr. Chester Ramsey
1973The Boy Who Cried Werewolf as Dr Marderosian
1973The Way We Were as El Morocco Captain
1973Slaughter's Big Rip-Off as Warren
1969Marooned as Mission Director
1966The Group as Brook Latham
1964Joy House


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