Life & Career
A familiar face on both the big and small screen, comic character actor Stuart Pankin is a five-time nominated, CableAce Award winner for HBO's award-winning series "Not Necessarily The News."
He is well known for providing the voice of Earl Sinclair, the blustery father, on the Emmy award-winning "Dinosaurs." (He sang on, and composed two songs for, the Disney album "Dinosaurs: The Big Songs", and performed Earl on the "Dinosaurs: Classic Tales" tape release.)
Best-known film (member: AMPAS) credits include "Honey We Shrunk Ourselves" (the first live action made-for-video feature), "The Hollywood Knights," "Mannequin on the Move," "The Dirt Bike Kid," "Second Sight," "Encounter in the Third Dimension" and "Misadventures in 3-D" (IMAX 3-D movies) as the live Professor, and voice of the adorable animated robot.
A series regular on nine prime time television productions and pilots (member: ATAS), he has guest starred on over 300 television shows. He has also provided many cartoon voices for the popular series "Animaniacs," "Batman," "Superman," "Aladdin," "Lilo and Stitch" and "Darkwing Duck."
On stage, Stuart has performed with the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Brooklyn Academy of Music Repertory Company, the American Place Theatre, the Repertory Company of Lincoln Center, and the Folger Shakespeare Theatre, with "The Winter's Tale" "The Inspector General," "Bartholomew Fair" and "The Three Sisters" among his favorites. He created the roles of Reuben and Queen Victoria in the New York premiere of Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." He starred in over thirty-five Off Broadway, summer, and regional theatre productions.
Stuart starred in, co-wrote and co-executive produced the Stuart Pankin Cinemax Comedy Experiment ("Hump!" the musical comedy version of "Richard III"), in which he played five roles, and sang his own original music. The Electronic Retail Association nominated him for Best Celebrity Presenter.
He has a son named Andy with wife Joy Pankin, with whom he's been married since 1974.