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George Gaynes

Henry Warnimont in Punky Brewster

Photos George Gaynes Birth name: George Jongejans
Birth date: 1917/05/16
Date of death : 2016/02/15 (99 years old)
Birth place : Helsinki (Finlande)

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Biography for George Gaynes

George Gaynes (né George Jongejans) (b. May 16, 1917) is a Finnish-American actor, born in Helsinki, Finland. He is an accomplished Broadway actor, as well as a film and television star in the United States.

Gaynes is perhaps best known to movie fans as the male lead, John Van Horn, on the soap opera in the movie Tootsie and as Commandant Eric Lassard in the cult classic Police Academy. Gaynes also starred in the latter's its six sequels. To televisions audiences, he may be best remembered as the often gruff but otherwise kind and loveable Henry Warnimont on the 1980s series Punky Brewster.

His best known role was his character from Henry Warnimont in Punky Brewster. Previously, he had a career in opera in France and Italy, before the 2nd World War. After the war, he began his career in the United States. He alternates musical scenes, comedies, dramas, and in particular in the American tour of "My Fair Lady". He is also known for playing Commander Lassard in several "Academy Police".

George Gaynes was an American actor born May 16, 1917 in Helsinki, Finland. He is best known for having played the role of commander Eric Lassard in the series of comedy films "Police Academy" and for having played Henry Warnimont in the television series "Punky Brewster".

Gaynes began his acting career in the theater, playing in Broadway and London productions. He also appeared in films such as "Tootsie" (1982) and "The Way We Were" (1973), as well as in television series like "Mas*H" and "The Love Boat".

In addition to his role as Commander Lassard in the series "Police Academy", Gaynes also played the role of judge Reinhold in the films "Cocktail" (1988) and "The Last Resort" (1994). He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for his performance in the television series "All in the family".

Gaynes died on February 15, 2016 at the age of 98. His acting career was rich and varied, and he leaves behind an important heritage in the entertainment industry.


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Title Role
Just Married (2003) Father Robert
Wag the Dog (1997) Senator Cole
Chicago Hope (1994) Serie TV Brook Austin (1996)
Crucible, The (1996) Judge Samuel Sewall
Fantastic Four, The (1994/II) The Professor
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) Serybryakov
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994) Cmndt. Eric Lassard
Stepmonster (1993) Norman
Hearts Afire (1992) Serie TV Senator Strobe Smithers (1992-1993)
Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, The (1987) Serie TV Arthur Feldman (1989-1991)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989) Cmndt. Eric Lassard
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) Cmndt. Eric Lassard
Tassinaro a New York, Un (1987)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987) Cmndt. Eric Lassard
Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986) Cmndt. Eric Lassard, Midcity Police Academy
It's Punky Brewster (1985) Serie TV (voice) Henry Warnimont
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) Cmdt. Eric Lassard
Micki + Maude (1984) Doctor Eugene Glztszki
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984) (TV) Arch Angel
Mom's On Strike (1984) (TV) The Commander
Punky Brewster (1984) Serie TV Henry Warnimont
Police Academy (1984) Cmndt. Eric Lassard
To Be or Not to Be (1983) Ravitch
Tootsie (1982) John Van Horn
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) Dr. John Hay Forrest
Evita Peron (1981) (TV) Evita's doctor
General Hospital (1963) Serie TV Frank Smith #1 (1980)
Altered States (1980) Dr. Wissenschaft
Scruples (1980) (mini) Serie TV John Prince
Girl in the Empty Grave, The (1977) (TV) David Alden
Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977) (mini) Serie TV Brewster Perry
Baa Baa, Black Sheep (1976) (TV) Maj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
Nickelodeon (1976) Reginald Kingsley
Captains and the Kings (1976) (mini) Serie TV Orestes Bradley
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II (1976) Serie TV Max Vincent
Woman of the Year (1976) (TV) Harding
Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) Prince
Song of the Succubus (1975) (TV) C.J. Meredith
Trilogy of Terror (1975) (TV) Dr. Chester Ramsey
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973) Warren
Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The (1973) Dr. Marderosian
Columbo: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973) (TV) Frenchman
Way We Were, The (1973) El Morocco Captain
Columbo: Étude in Black (1972) (TV) Everett
Search for Tomorrow (1951) Serie TV Sam Reynolds #2 (1971-1972)
Doctors' Wives (1971) Paul McGill
Marooned (1969) Mission Director
Group, The (1966) Brook Latham
FĂ©lins, Les (1964)
One Touch of Venus (1955) (TV) Whitelaw Savory


Accomplished Broadway musical comedy performer, best remembered as Bob Baker in the original production of Wonderful Town (1953).

Appeared in all seven Police Academy movies.

Credits Jacques Tati as being a major influence on him as an actor.


Spouse : Allyn Ann McLerie (20 December 1953 - present)

Nephew of actor Gregory Gaye.

Son of Iya Abdy (also known as Lady Abdy Jongejans.)

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  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by stals

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