Date of Birth : Apr 16th 1950

American actor, best known for his role as Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry in the Police Academy series of films. He married Kathryn Graf in 1985, they had two sons, Daniel and Sean. Graf made his first television appearance on the game show The $20,000 Pyramid in December 1979, where he teamed with actress Patty Duke. (He would later appear on subsequent versions of the show as a celebrity guest, twice with Duke.) As a struggling actor in the early 1980s, he also took small roles in popular sitcoms, including M*A*S*H, The Dukes of Hazzard, and The A-Team.

He made his film debut in 1981 when he played Gergley in the drama Four Friends. Graf later played the trigger-happy Cadet Eugene Tackleberry (later Sgt. Tackleberry) in the 1984 comedy Police Academy, and starred in each of six sequels. In 1992, Graf returned to play a minor role as a police officer again for the comedy series Seinfeld during its fourth season episode “The Ticket” and also appeared on Night Court. He played Tackleberry for the final time in a guest appearance on the short-lived Police Academy: The Series.

Graf also made notable guest appearances following his role in the Police Academy series, including a repeating part in The West Wing, several appearances in Star Trek: Voyager episode (“The 37s”) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In the latter series, he played a Klingon called Leskit in the fifth season episode “Soldiers of the Empire”.


Police Academy ( 1984 )

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