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Buck Henry (December 9, 1930 – January 8, 2020) was an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, in 1968 for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Graduate and in 1979 for Best Director for Heaven Can Wait alongside Warren Beatty.




Source: Turner Classic Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1959 The Bridge Voice, English version
1964 The Troublemaker T.R. Kingston Also writer
1967 The Graduate Desk Clerk Also writer
1968 The Secret War of Harry Frigg Stockade Commandant
1968 Candy Mental Patient Also writer
1970 Catch-22 Lieutenant Colonel Korn Also writer
1970 The Owl and the Pussycat Bookstore Man Uncredited
Also writer
1971 Taking Off Larry Tyne
1971 Is There Sex After Death? Dr. Louise Manos
1973 The Day of the Dolphin Women's Club Man Uncredited
Also writer
1976 The Man Who Fell to Earth Oliver Farnsworth
1977 The Absent-Minded Waiter Bernie Cates Short
1978 Heaven Can Wait The Escort Also writer/director
1979 Old Boyfriends Art Kopple
1980 Gloria Jack Dawn
1980 First Family Father Sandstone / TV Anchorman Also writer / director
1981 Strong Medicine
1982 Eating Raoul Mr. Leech
1987 Aria Preston (segment "Rigoletto")
1989 Rude Awakening Lloyd Stool
1990 Tune In Tomorrow Father Serafim
1991 Defending Your Life Dick Stanley
1991 The Linguini Incident Cecil
1991 Shakespeare's Plan 12 from Outer Space The Priest
1992 The Player Himself
1992 The Lounge People Lewis Louis
1993 Short Cuts Gordon Johnson
1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Dr. Dreyfus
1993 Grumpy Old Men Snyder
1995 To Die For H. Finlaysson Also writer
1997 The Real Blonde Dr. Leuter
1998 1999 Mr. Goldman
1998 I'm Losing You Phillip Dagrom
1998 Curtain Call Charles Van Allsburg
1998 The Man Who Counted George Postlewait Short
1999 Breakfast of Champions Fred T. Barry
2000 Lisa Picard is Famous Himself
2001 Town & Country Suttler Also writer
2001 Serendipity Himself Uncredited
2004 The Last Shot Lonnie Bosco
2011 A Bird of the Air Duncan Weber
2013 Streetcar Sheriff Short
2015 Kiss Kiss Fingerbang Cat Owner Short


Year Title Role Notes
1961 The New Steve Allen Show Regular 5 episodes
1964–1965 That Was the Week That Was Himself
1975 The Owl and the Pussycat Felix Sherman TV pilot
1976–1980, 1989 Saturday Night Live Host/Himself 17 episodes
1976 That Was the Year That Was - 1976 News Reporter TV Movie
1978 Quark Dignitary 1 episode
1984 The New Show Regular 9 episodes
1985 Alfred Hitchcock Presents Walter Lang 1 episode
1987–1988 Falcon Crest Foster Glenn 3 episodes
1989 Murphy Brown Victor Rudman Episode: "My Dinner With Einstein"
1989 Trying Times Man on TV 1 episode
1992 Keep the Change Smitty TV Movie
1992 Tales from the Crypt George 1 episode
1992 Eek! The Cat Cupid (voice) 1 episode
1992 Mastergate Clay Fielder TV Movie
1995 Harrison Bergeron TV Producer TV Movie
1999 Dilbert Dadbert (voice) 1 episode
2005 Will & Grace Leonard 1 episode
2007 The Daily Show Contributor 2 episodes
2007–2010 30 Rock Dick Lemon 2 episodes
2011 Hot in Cleveland Fred 3 episodes
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mr. Morton 1 episode
2013 Franklin & Bash Judge Henry Dinsdale 2 episodes

Writing credits


Source: Turner Classic Movies


Directing credits

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