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New York City, New York USA
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Mr. Heckles on Friends, Seinfeld, Escape from Alcatraz
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Larry Hankin (born August 31, 1940) is an American actor, performer, director and producer.
Hankin studied acting at Syracuse University. He is known for his roles in TV shows Friends (as "Mr. Heckles") and Seinfeld; as well as for his major role in the movie Escape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood. Also, he played a significant role in the movie Billy Madison along with Adam Sandler. He had cameo appearances in three John Hughes films, Home Alone, Planes, Trains and Automobiles and She`s Having A Baby. In 1980, shared an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film, Live action for Solly`s Diner.
In Seinfeld, Hankin portrayed Tom Pepper, the actor cast as Kramer on the pilot-within-a-TV-show Jerry. In real life, he had actually auditioned for the role of Kramer when Seinfeld began production. Larry David initially felt that Hankin best matched his idea of what the character would be like in comparison to his real-life inspiration, Kenny Kramer, but Michael Richards ultimately landed the role.
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Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
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Larry Hankin (born August 31, 1940), is an American actor, performer, director and producer.
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==Larry Hankin== Actor - ===Born=== August 31, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA
===Height=== 6' 4" (1.93 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Larry Hankin was born on August 31, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for [[The Outlaw Emmett Deemus]] (2008), [[Breaking Bad]] (2008) and [[Billy Madison]] (1995).
===Trade Mark (3)=== Dishevelled appearance - Slender Frame - Deadpan Voice
Studied acting at Syracuse University, Syracuse New York. In same class with Frank Langella and Carl Gottlieb.
Was a member of the comedy improvisation groups Second City (Chicago) and The Committee (San Francisco).
Has played a homeless man in episodes of three different series: ER (1994), Malcolm in the Middle (2000) and Joan of Arcadia (2003).
Was considered for the role of Detective Vukovich in The Terminator (1984).
In the season 4 Seinfeld episode, "The Pilot," he portrayed an actor playing a character based on Cosmo Kramer. In real life, Hankin auditioned for the role of Kramer and was series co-creator Larry David's first choice during casting, as he felt Hankin was most similar to his friend Kenny Kramer who the character was based on; however, Michael Richards was ultimately cast.
He played God in both Joan of Arcadia (2003) and The Last Hand (2010).
He has worked in more than 100 films.
Is also a screenwriter, producer, director and singer.
He began his career as an illustrator in the entertainment world.
Degree in Industrial Design at Syracuse University, New York.
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