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William Alfred "Bill" Kirchenbauer (born February 19, 1953) is an American actor and stand-up comedian who has appeared in television shows and films since the 1970s, most notably performing as a regular on Make Me Laugh and Fernwood 2 Night.[1] As an actor, he is best known for his role as Coach Graham Lubbock on the series Growing Pains and starring in the spin-off series Just the Ten of Us (ABC 1988-1990).

Bill Kirchenbauer
William Alfred Kirchenbauer

(1953-02-19) February 19, 1953 (age 66)
OccupationActor, comedian, comedy writer
Years active1977–present
Known forRoles as Graham Lubbock on the ABC-TV series Growing Pains and its spinoff series Just the Ten of Us and "T.N.T." on Mork & Mindy
Lynn Robbins (m. 1987)
ChildrenReid Kirchenbauer (born 1991)

Life and careerEdit

Kirchenbauer was born in Salzburg, Austria, the son of Hester Elaine (née Andrews) and Alfred Ellsworth Kirchenbauer, who served in the U.S. Army.[2]

In 1978, Connie Stevens introduced Bill for his stand-up appearance on Season 1, Episode 24 of The Comedy Shop with Norm Crosby... Using items on stage in innovative ways, the mic stand became a giant rubber-tipped dart and he became "chewing gum" which ended up stuck on the bottom of the barstool to the amusement and laughter of the studio audience.

He has had recurring roles on Fernwood 2 Night and America 2-Night as singer Tony Rolletti; on Mork & Mindy as the geeky, obnoxious self-professed "ladies' man", womanizer Todd Norman "T.N.T." Taylor; and on Clueless as Coach Bullock. He was a semi-regular panelist on the revival of Match Game in 1990 and also on Super Password and rode a carousel for 360-hours straight.

Kirchenbauer has also appeared in movies such as Gorp, Stoogemania, The Story of Us, The Alternate, Boogie Nights, and Unbeatable Harold.


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