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U.N.C.L.E. Joe’s Big Ol’ Driver

Biography

Uncle Joe’s Big Ol’ Drivers mixes the ’70s Rocks with ’80s alternative-garage serves like the Substitutes. The NORTH PARK band’s first record, Chick Rock, premiered on Headhunter/Cargo. The music group contains Andrew McKeag and David Jass on electric guitar and vocals, George Vidaurri on bass and John Spezza on drums.

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Music Songs Chick Rock, 302, Hey Tonight, Red Room


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#Fact
1 Degree in Industrial Design at Syracuse University, New York.
2 He began his career as an illustrator in the entertainment world.
3 Is also a screenwriter, producer, director and singer.
4 He has worked in more than 100 films.
5 He played God in both Joan of Arcadia (2003) and The Last Hand (2010).
6 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.
7 Was considered for the role of Detective Vukovich in The Terminator (1984).
8 Has played a homeless man in episodes of three different series: ER (1994), Malcolm in the Middle (2000) and Joan of Arcadia (2003).
9 Was a member of the comedy improvisation groups Second City (Chicago) and The Committee (San Francisco).
10 Studied acting at Syracuse University, Syracuse New York. In same class with Frank Langella and Carl Gottlieb.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gridlock 1980 TV Movie Sill
Solly's Diner 1980 Short Sometimes Jones
The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything 1980 TV Movie René
Die Laughing 1980 Bock
The Jerk 1979 Circus Hand (uncredited)
California Fever 1979 TV Series Miller
Benson 1979 TV Series Electrician
Escape from Alcatraz 1979 Charley Butts
Uncle Joe Shannon 1978 Sound Technician
Outside Chance 1978 TV Movie Deputy in Van
Laverne & Shirley 1977-1978 TV Series Biff / Tall Dancer
Coming Attractions 1978 2nd Veteran
Free Country 1978 TV Series
American Hot Wax 1978 Diamond's Manager
Doctor Dracula 1978 Wainwright
The Plant Family 1978 TV Movie Art - Ava's husband
China de Sade 1977 Agent (as Lance Hunt)
Lou Grant 1977 TV Series Halsey / Cab Driver
Steelyard Blues 1973 Bill the Garbage Truck Driver
Thumb Tripping 1972 Simp
Evil Roy Slade 1972 TV Movie Snake
The Phynx 1970 Philbaby
Viva Max 1969 Romero
How Sweet It Is! 1968 1st Policeman
Yours, Mine and Ours 1968 Supermarket Clerk / Harry
Funnyman 1967 Roger
Sheriff Who 1967 TV Movie Snake Larson
Hey, Landlord 1966-1967 TV Series Beast / Bernie the Bug Man / Arnold
That Girl 1966 TV Series Gus
The Homeless Detective-1 2016 TV Movie completed Emmett Sagittarius Deemus
Bill Plympton Presents: Magnum Farce announced Mayor Culpa - Cookie (voice)
Red Team Go post-production The Homeless Guy
Emmett in Peopleland 2016 Short Emmett Deemus
Bad Internet 2016 TV Series Mr. Heckles / The Rock
The Homeless Detective 2015 TV Movie Emmett Deemus
Adam Ruins Everything 2015 TV Series Larry
The Parting Shot 2015 Short Aaron
The Mourning 2015 Dad
How to Grow Your Own 2015 Buzzy
You'll Be Fine 2014 TV Series Sam Smothers
Elwood 2014 Short Sammy the Sausage
Nobuddies 2013 Short Larry the Dealer
Vegas 2013 TV Series Victor Ferris
Random Acts 2013 TV Series Doughnut Man
Pain & Gain 2013 Pastor Randy
Dwelling 2013 TV Series Abe
Baby Mentalist 2013 TV Series short Chief Bernard Briggs
Sometimes Jones & The Magic Credit Card 2012 Video short voice
CollegeHumor Originals 2012 TV Series Gandalf
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007-2012 TV Series Old Stoner Dude / Zapata Childs
Breaking Bad 2010-2012 TV Series Old Joe
BuzzKill 2012 Granger
Svetlana 2011 TV Series
The Last Hand 2010-2011 TV Series Lenny (God)
The Adventures of Barry Baz 2011 TV Movie Joe the Bum
Cover Me 2010 Video short Cop #3
The IT Chicks 2010 TV Series Frank
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus & Willy Jones 2009 Short Emmett Deemus
Nebraska 2009/II Short Barney
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen 2008 Short Emmett Deemus
The Alphabet Killer 2008 Perry
Reach for Me 2008 Elliot
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus 2008 Short Emmett Deemus
Saving Grace 2007 TV Series Crusty
Nobel Son 2007 Dr. Polaczek
The Sarah Silverman Program. 2007 TV Series Mister Johnson
My Silent Sadness 2007 Short Frederyk Baczynski
Independence 2007/I Short Emmett
My Uncle Emmett 2006 Video short
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series Tom
Wanted 2005 TV Series Sex Shop Owner
Joan of Arcadia 2003-2005 TV Series Homeless Man God
The Entertainment Weekly Guide: Guilty Pleasures 2005 TV Movie
Early Bird 2005 TV Movie Lenny
The Wager 2004 Type-Writer
Monk 2004 TV Series Bearded Man
Highway to Oblivion 2003 TV Movie Sid
Malcolm in the Middle 2003 TV Series Luther
Knee High P.I. 2003 TV Movie Fudgie
Nobody Knows Anything! 2003 Blind Man
Hard Ground 2003 TV Movie Toothless
Gacy 2003 Video Eddie Bloom
MDs 2002 TV Series Mr. Orloff
ER 2002 TV Series Bearded Homeless Guy
Walker, Texas Ranger 2001 TV Series Doc
The Independent 2000 William Henry Ellis
Shasta McNasty 2000 TV Series Vorheves
Enemy Action 1999 Yuri
Martial Law 1999 TV Series Father Bosley
Payne 1999 TV Series Delivery Man
Party of Five 1998 TV Series Corkery
The Tony Danza Show 1997 TV Series Gary
Money Talks 1997 Roland
Weird Science 1997 TV Series Manfiedy / Mr. Renfro
Claude's Crib 1997 TV Series Al
Vegas Vacation 1997 Preacher
A Delicatessen Story 1996 Short Mr. Hankin
Friends 1994-1996 TV Series Mr. Heckles
Home Improvement 1996 TV Series Larry
Ellen 1996 TV Series Larry
Courthouse 1995 TV Series Mr. Jones
Star Trek: Voyager 1995 TV Series Gaunt Gary
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1995 TV Series Dr. Martin Solsvig
Billy Madison 1995 Carl Alphonse
Prehysteria! 2 1994 Video Ketchum
The George Carlin Show 1994 TV Series Kenny
It's Pat 1994 Postal Supervisor
The Shadow 1994 Taxi Driver
Step by Step 1994 TV Series Abe Lincoln
Married with Children 1994 TV Series Mary
Mad About You 1993 TV Series Bob the Security Guard
Johnny Bago 1993 TV Series Lion Tamer
Seinfeld 1993 TV Series Tom Pepper (Kramer)
Picket Fences 1993 TV Series Bernie Thompson
T Bone N Weasel 1992 TV Movie Rev. Gluck
Out on a Limb 1992 Officer Darren
Deuce Coupe 1992 Slick Lowry
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1992 TV Series Wind Dancer
I-Witness 1991 TV Movie Mike
L.A. Law 1991 TV Series Lyle Kendrick
K-9 1991 TV Movie
Black Magic Woman 1991 Hank Watfield
Dark Romances Vol. 1 1990 Video Drunk
1st & Ten: The Championship 1990 TV Series Jim Marsh
Home Alone 1990 Officer Balzak
Death Warrant 1990 Mayerson
Dragnet 1990 TV Series Medical Examiner / Doctor Kristo / Lab Attendant
Shannon's Deal 1990 TV Series
Pretty Woman 1990 Landlord
Matlock 1989 TV Series Clayton Hood
Chicken Soup 1989 TV Series Ernie Foran
Tales from the Crypt 1989 TV Series Mortician
Guns of Paradise 1988 TV Series Zak
Mr. Belvedere 1988 TV Series Vinnie
Nightfall 1988 Desert King
She's Having a Baby 1988 Hank
The Loner 1988 TV Movie Abner Gibson
Jake and the Fatman 1987 TV Series Holly
Planes, Trains & Automobiles 1987 Doobie
Fatal Beauty 1987 Jerry Murphy
Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 Man in Pub (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")
Ratboy 1986 Robert Jewell
ALF 1986 TV Series Andrew Seminick, Burglar
Armed and Dangerous 1986 Kokolovitch
Running Scared 1986 Ace
Joe Bash 1986 TV Series Stu
Newhart 1986 TV Series Wild Mel
George Burns Comedy Week 1985 TV Series
Hunter 1985 TV Series Jimmy Cracklin
Amazing Stories 1985 TV Series Jubal
It's a Living 1985 TV Series Josep
Brothers 1985 TV Series Benedict
Faerie Tale Theatre 1985 TV Series Mr. Bert Man
The Sure Thing 1985 Trucker
Code Name: Foxfire 1985 TV Series
Hill Street Blues 1985 TV Series Earl Schuester
Joanna 1985 TV Movie Little Joe
An Uncommon Love 1983 TV Movie Freddie
Goodnight, Beantown 1983 TV Series Arnold 'Tubby' Heller
The Star Chamber 1983 Det. Kenneth Wiggan
At Ease 1983 TV Series Big Boss
Love, Sidney 1983 TV Series Dentist
The Sting II 1983 Handicap
Family Ties 1982 TV Series Walter
Annie 1982 Pound Man
Hart to Hart 1982 TV Series Meter Cop
Eight Is Enough 1978-1981 TV Series Max
Barney Miller 1981 TV Series Earl Kelso
WKRP in Cincinnati 1980 TV Series Mickey Broadhead

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Homeless Detective-1 2016 TV Movie writer completed
How To Become An Outlaw 1 2015 Documentary writer completed
Emmett in Peopleland 2016 Short story / writer
The Homeless Detective 2015 TV Movie
Sometimes Jones & The Magic Credit Card 2012 Video short writer
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus & Willy Jones 2009 Short story
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen 2008 Short story and screenplay
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus 2008 Short writer
Independence 2007/I Short
My Uncle Emmett 2006 Video short story
Grilled 2006 story
Revenge of the Ring Thing 2004 Video documentary short
Solly's Diner 1980 Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Homeless Detective-1 2016 TV Movie co-producer completed
How To Become An Outlaw 1 2015 Documentary producer completed
Emmett in Peopleland 2016 Short co-producer / producer
The Homeless Detective 2015 TV Movie producer
Sometimes Jones & The Magic Credit Card 2012 Video short producer
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus & Willy Jones 2009 Short co-producer
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen 2008 Short producer
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus 2008 Short executive producer / producer
My Uncle Emmett 2006 Video short producer
Revenge of the Ring Thing 2004 Video documentary short producer
Solly's Diner 1980 Short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How To Become An Outlaw 1 2015 Documentary completed
How to Become an Outlaw 2014
Sometimes Jones & The Magic Credit Card 2012 Video short
My Uncle Emmett 2006 Video short
Revenge of the Ring Thing 2004 Video documentary short
Solly's Diner 1980 Short

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Homeless Detective-1 2016 TV Movie completed
The Outlaw Emmett Deemus and the Porno Queen 2008 Short
Revenge of the Ring Thing 2004 Video documentary short
Solly's Diner 1980 Short

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sometimes Jones & The Magic Credit Card 2012 Video short animator

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Revenge of the Ring Thing 2004 Video documentary short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Since '45 - In the Extraordinary House of History 2017 Documentary filming Himself
How To Become An Outlaw 1 2015 Documentary completed Emmett Deemus
The Hollywood Review 2015 TV Series Himself - Host (2016)
Actors Reporter Interviews 2013 TV Series Himself
The Chris Gethard Show: Public Access 2012 TV Series Himself
Actors Entertainment 2012 TV Series Himself
Revenge of the Ring Thing 2004 Video documentary short
20: Entertainment Weekly's Best Holiday Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Santa
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Himself - Host
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 LAIFF April Award Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards Best Actor The Parting Shot (2015)
2014 Gold Prize World Series of Screenwriting Best Screenplay Screenplay: "The Outlaw Emmett Deemus"
1980 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Film, Live Action Solly's Diner (1980) · Harry Mathias
· Jay Zuckerman


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#Trademark
1 Deadpan Voice
2 Slender Frame
3 Dishevelled appearance

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