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November 26, 1956 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Don Lake (born November 26, 1956) is a Canadian actor, film and television writer, and television producer. He is frequently cast by director Christopher Guest, and is also a close friend and the collaborative partner of Bonnie Hunt.
An actor, writer, and producer, Lake was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first arrived in Los Angeles to attend California Institute of the Arts, which counts John Lasseter, Ed Harris, Don Cheadle, and Tim Burton among its alumni. After graduating, Lake returned to Toronto to join the Second City Touring Company, and later was promoted to main stage as part of Second City, the world-famous improvisational theater company.
During this time, he was a regular on two series for Showtime: Bizarre and Super Dave, which ran for nine years total. He eventually returned to Los Angeles and became a series regular on Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventures, The Building, and The Bonnie Hunt Show.
Feature film work has included roles in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Hot Shots!, RocketMan, Wagons East, and Super Mario Bros. Lake also appeared in and co-wrote the film Return to Me with Bonnie Hunt. He had a two-year run as co-creator and executive producer of Life With Bonnie and also appeared as a series regular on Watching Ellie with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
- The Dating Game c. 1979 - Contestant (wasn't picked)
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Mossberg
- Police Academy - Lou
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Diamonds Aren't Forever - A.C. Boone
- Blossom - Three O'Clock and All Is Hell - Cop #1
- Camp Wilder - Career Day - Ed
- Committed - The Morning After - Richard
- American Dragon: Jake Long - Old School Training - Stan The Sewer Troll
- Curb Your Enthusiasm - Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm - HBO Director
- The New Adventures of Old Christine - Crash - Carl
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Dr. Whitehorn (recurring)
- SCTV Network - Jane Eyrehead - Troy
- The Golden Girls - Older and Wiser - Mr. Porter
- Odd Job Jack - The Man Who Smelled to Much - Anton
- Life with Bonnie - 6 episodes
- The Bonnie Hunt Show - Pilot