John Pankow

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Biography

  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/28/1954, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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John Pankow Fast Facts:
  • Raised outside of Chicago as the sixth of nine children, including older brother James, a founding member of the band Chicago.
  • Left college in his junior year after seeing David Mamet's play, The American Buffalo, which inspired Pankow to enroll in the two-year training program at Chicago's St. Nicholas Theater.
  • Performed on Broadway (in his first stint) in Serious Money, The Iceman Cometh and as Mozart in Amadeus.
  • Appeared in a numerous films of the late 1980s-early '90s, including To Live and Die in L.A., Talk Radio and Mortal Thoughts.
  • Most recognized for his role as Ira Buchman, cousin of Paul Reiser's character, on the '90s NBC sitcom Mad About You.
  • Returned to Broadway in the 2000s, performing in Twelve Angry Men, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Cymbeline
  • Took over the role of Merc Lapidus (from Thomas Haden Church) in 2011 on the Showtime/BBC show Episodes.
  • John Pankow Relationships:
  • Marion Pankow - Mother
  • Eleanore Pankow - Daughter
  • James Pankow - Brother
  • Wayne Pankow - Father
  • Kristine Sutherland - Wife
  • John Pankow Awards:
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

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