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George Gaynes (born George Jongejans; May 16, 1917) is a Finnish-born American singer and actor of stage, screen and television and voice artistGaynes' most recognized role in cinema was arguably that of Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy series. To television fans, he is perhaps best known as the curmudgeonly Henry Warnimont on the NBC series Punky Brewster; as high-powered theatrical producer Arthur Feldman on The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, in which Gaynes' real-life wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, co-starred as his love interest; and as Frank Smith, the mob boss brought down by Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) on the soap opera General Hospital. Wikipedia

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 16, 1917
Birth place: Helsinki, Russian Empire [Now Finland]
Height:6' 2" (1.88 m)
Profession:Actor, Soundtrack, Director
Spouse:Allyn Ann McLerie children - Iya, Matthew
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Best known for his roles as Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster (1984) and Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy series.
2George Gaynes passed away on February 15, 2016, three months away from what would have been his 99th birthday on May 16.
3He and his wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, were founders of the State Street Ballet Company in Santa Barbara.
4His son Matthew suffered from drug abuse for many years. He died in a car crash in India in 1989. He was traveling through Northern India to Nepal to film a kayaking special for ESPN. Left behind a widow whom he had married earlier that year.
5After Punky Brewster (1984), Gaynes did not keep in touch with Soleil Moon Frye.
6Due to his appearance, voice and work in comedy, he is sometimes confused with Lloyd Bridges and Leslie Nielsen.
7Acting mentor and friends with Soleil Moon Frye and Cherie Johnson.
8His daughter, Iya, was named after his mother.
9Father of Iya and Matthew Gaynes.
10In Europe, he served in the Dutch and British Navies during World War II.
11Gaynes and wife Allyn Ann McLerie moved from Los Angeles, California to Santa Barbara, California, in 1989.
12Met actress/dancer, Allyn Ann McLerie, in New York City, where they were both performing on Broadway in 1952.
13Grandfather of Nicole Falcone Stryjak.
14Before he was a film and television actor, he was a singer and established Broadway actor.
15His father, Gerrit Jongejans, was a Dutch businessman. His mother, Iya Grigorievna De Gay (Lady Iya Abdy), was of mostly Russian ancestry, with smaller amounts of Polish and French roots.
16His great-grandchild, Portia, was born in 2012.
17His uncle, Gregory Gaye, died in 1993. He lived to be 92.
18His second wife Allyn Ann McLerie was born in Canada.
19Was a Democrat.
20Friends with: Anna Lee, Susie Garrett, Blair Brown, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Conrad, Charles Durning, Kim Cattrall, Barry Sullivan, Peter Falk, Gene Hackman, Gordon Jump, John Ritter, Richard Mulligan, Tony Randall, Jack Klugman and his wife Allyn Ann McLerie.
21After appearing in Just Married (2003), he retired from acting in 2003, at age 86.
22Best known by the public for his starring roles as Henry Warnimont on Punky Brewster (1984) and as Commandant Eric Lassard in the Police Academy (1984) movies.
23Spoke seven different languages.
24Studied opera in Milan, Italy.
25His wife, Allyn Ann McLerie, guest-starred as his love interest on his television series, Punky Brewster (1984).
26Credited Jacques Tati as being a major influence on him as a comedic actor.
27Appeared in all seven Police Academy movies.
28Accomplished Broadway musical comedy performer, best remembered as Bob Baker in the original production of "Wonderful Town" (1953).
29Son of Iya Abdy (also known as Lady Abdy Jongejans).
30Nephew of actor Gregory Gaye.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep grumpy commanding voice


Pictures

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2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1982NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActorTootsie (1982)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid1982Dr. Forrest
Quincy M.E.1979-1982TV SeriesPowell Dixon / Banning
Evita Peron1981TV MovieEvita's Doctor
Altered States1980Dr. Wissenschaft
General Hospital1980TV SeriesFrank Smith / Mr. Smith
Scruples1980TV Mini-SeriesJohn Prince
WKRP in Cincinnati1979TV SeriesHenri
Breaking Up Is Hard to Do1979TV MovieWiley
Stockard Channing in Just Friends1979TV SeriesRock La Rue
Carter Country1977TV SeriesMurdock
The Girl in the Empty Grave1977TV MovieDavid Alden
Washington: Behind Closed Doors1977TV Mini-SeriesBrewster Perry
Rich Man, Poor Man - Book II1976-1977TV SeriesMax Vincent
Nickelodeon1976Reginald Kingsley
Delvecchio1976TV SeriesCommissioner Schaub
The Quest1976TV SeriesGotham
Captains and the Kings1976TV Mini-SeriesOrestes Bradley
Black Sheep Squadron1976TV SeriesMaj. Gen. Claire Lee Chennault
Woman of the Year1976TV MovieHarding
Harry and Walter Go to New York1976Prince
City of Angels1976TV Series
McCloud1975TV SeriesFloyd Spencer
Song of the Succubus1975TV MovieC.J. Meredith
Trilogy of Terror1975TV MovieDr. Chester Ramsey
McMillan & Wife1974TV SeriesBurton Rhoner
Cannon1974TV SeriesEdward Foxworth
The Six Million Dollar Man1974TV SeriesGeneral Wiley
The Way We Were1973El Morocco Captain
Columbo1972-1973TV SeriesFrenchman / Everett
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off1973Warren
The Boy Who Cried Werewolf1973Dr. Marderosian
Search1972TV SeriesMajor Giles Mathews
Search for Tomorrow1971-1972TV SeriesSam Reynolds
Doctors' Wives1971Paul McGill
Hogan's Heroes1971TV SeriesGeneral
Hawaii Five-O1970TV SeriesThurman Elliott
Marooned1969Mission Director
Mission: Impossible1968TV SeriesDr. Paul van Bergner
Mannix1968TV SeriesProfessor Brendan
Bonanza1968TV SeriesSenator Purdy
The Group1966Brook Latham
New York Television Theatre1966TV Series segment: The Jewish Wife
- The Jewish Wife/The Informer 1966 ... segment: The Jewish Wife
The Patty Duke Show1965TV SeriesGaylord Lane
Joy House1964
East Side/West Side1963TV SeriesMr. Stowe
PT 1091963PT Flotilla Captain (uncredited)
The Gallant Men1963TV SeriesMajor Neumann
Empire1963TV SeriesJohnson
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour1962TV SeriesMr. Campbell - Bank Manager
Cheyenne1962TV SeriesRod Delaplane
Hawaiian Eye1962TV SeriesRoger Korvin
The Defenders1962TV SeriesJohn Ames
West Point1956TV SeriesPrince Victor
One Touch of Venus1955TV MovieWhitelaw Savory
NBC Television Opera Theatre1955TV Series
Just Married2003Father Robert
Sliders1999TV SeriesOld Quinn Mallory
Police Academy: The Series1998TV SeriesCommandant Eric Lassard
Wag the Dog1997Senator Cole
The Crucible1996Judge Samuel Sewall
Chicago Hope1996TV SeriesBrook Austin
The Fantastic Four1994Professor
Vanya on 42nd Street1994Serybryakov
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow1994Commandant Lassard
Hearts Afire1992-1993TV SeriesSenator Strobe Smithers
Stepmonster1993VideoNorman
Dinosaurs1992TV SeriesElder in Chief
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd1989-1991TV SeriesArthur Feldman
The New Lassie1989TV SeriesMr. Ogilvy
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege1989Lassard
Punky Brewster1984-1988TV SeriesHenry Warnimont
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach1988Lassard
Un tassinaro a New York1987The Admiral
Matlock1987TV SeriesJudge Hollis D. Dunaway
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol1987Commandant Lassard
The Numbers Game1987Don Salvatore
Police Academy 3: Back in Training1986Comdt. Lassard
Hotel1986TV SeriesGerald Milburn
Punky Brewster1985TV SeriesHenry Warnimont
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Commandant Lassard
Micki + Maude1984Dr. Eugene Glztszki
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear1984TV MovieArch Angel
ABC Afterschool Specials1984TV SeriesThe Commander
Police Academy1984Commandant Lassard
Blue Thunder1984TV SeriesDr. Willi Von Hartig
I'm Going to Be Famous1983
Cheers1983TV SeriesMalcolm Kramer
To Be or Not to Be1983Ravitch
Tootsie1982John Van Horn

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow1994performer: "Home on the Range" - uncredited
Punky Brewster1985-1987TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Cheers1983TV Series performer - 1 episode
To Be or Not to Be1983performer: "A Little Peace"
Tootsie1982performer: "I'll Know" 1950 - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WKRP in Cincinnati1982TV Series 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - Underneath the Mission2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach - Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened2004Video documentary short special thanks
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Police Academy: Mission to Moscow - Underneath the Mission2004Video documentary shortHimself / Commandant Eric Lassard
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary shortHimself / Commandant Lassard
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary shortHimself / Commandant Lassard
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach - Mistaken Identity: Case Reopened2004Video documentary shortHimself / Commandant Eric Lassard
Police Academy - Behind Academy Doors: Secret Files Revealed2004Video documentary shortHimself / Commandant Eric Lassard
Quiet on the Set: Behind the Scenes of Molly Dodd1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 11th Annual Tony Awards1957TV SpecialHimself - Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryJohn Van Horne (uncredited)
Police Academy 3: Back in Training - All Washed Up: Floating Memories2004Video documentary shortComdt. Lassard (uncredited)
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege - Unholy Alliance: A Retrospective2004Video documentary shortLassard (uncredited)
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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