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Tim Kazurinsky

Biography

Well-known for his work in the authorities Academy comedy films from the 1980s, this actor and screenwriter was also a prominent Sunday Evening Live cast member. While functioning at a Chicago section store, he started performing using the well-known Second Town improvisational humor troupe. While on SNL, he famously impersonated rocker Ozzy Osbourne, General Douglas MacArthur, Chinese language communist head Deng Xiaoping, and many other public statistics. Though blessed in Pennsylvania, he spent nearly all his youth in his mother’s indigenous Australia. He and his wife Marcia afterwards resolved in Illinois using their kids Pete and Zoe. Through the early 1980s, he and Eddie Murphy both performed on Sunday Night Live.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tim Kazurinsky
Date Of Birth March 3, 1950
Place Of Birth Pennsylvania
Height 1.57 m
Profession Comedian
Nationality American
Spouse Marcia Watkins, Denise DeClue
Children Zoe Kazurinsky, Pete Kazurinsky
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form – Original
Movies Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol, Police Academy 3: Back in Training, Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment, About Last Night, Somewhere in Time, For Keeps, Hot to Trot, Shakes the Clown, The Cherokee Kid, Neighbors, Strange Relations, The Return of Joe Rich, Billions for Boris, Roll Bounce, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, 8 of Diamonds, Poor White Trash, Continental Divide, Scrooge & Marley, Betaville, This Wife for Hire, Tapioca, Close Quarters, Thrill Ride, Typing
TV Shows Big City Comedy
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#Fact
1Grew up in Sydney, Australia, from the age of 2 months until he was 16 years old.
2Was good friends with John Belushi, who mentored him during their Second City days. When Tim was working on Saturday Night Live, he almost quit, due to the show's notoriously high pressure atmosphere, even with Belushi's full encouragement to stay on the series. At one point, Tim intended on going back home to Chicago with Belushi driving him to the airport. However Belushi in the car at the airport, told Tim firmly that he had access to national television airwaves and it would've been a bad career move for him to quit. Tim agreed and said that Belushi took him to a therapist to work through his issues while on the series.
3Father of Peter and Zoe Kazurinsky.
4(Dec 2014 - Mar 2015) Starring as The Wizard in Wicked's run at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.
5His father, who was American-born, was of Polish descent. His mother was an Australian war bride.
6He was nominated for a 1980 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Musical for "I Remember DaDa" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
7He was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Principal Actor in a Musical for "Freud Slept Here" at the Second City Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
8Worked as an advertising executive before joining The Second City
9Is an alumni of Second City Chicago


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Faerie Tale Theatre1984TV SeriesThe Fool / Museum Guard
Neighbors1981Pa Greavy
Continental Divide1981Reporter
Avery Schreiber Live from the Second City1980TV Movie
Somewhere in Time1980Photographer, in 1912
Big City Comedy1980TV SeriesRegular
My Bodyguard1980Workman
Alonso, the Dream and the Call2017Short completedStore Patron
Thrill Ride2017post-productionGus
Hope Springs Eternal2016completedMr. Melvin Baxter
Moochie Kalala Detectives Club2015TV SeriesGrandpa
The Moleman of Belmont Avenue2013Harold
Scrooge & Marley2012Marley
Close Quarters2012Morris
The Return of Joe Rich2011Petey B
Typing2010ShortAl
Ca$h2010Chunky Chicken Salesman (uncredited)
Tapioca2009Einstein
Stash2007/IIJohn Bookenlacher
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With2006Bill Bjango
8 of Diamonds2006Viggio
Roll Bounce2005Car Salesman
According to Jim2004TV SeriesElf / Salesman
Still Standing2004TV SeriesIrv
Curb Your Enthusiasm2002TV SeriesHugh Mellon
Betaville2001President XM
Strange Relations2001TV MovieAttending Nurses
Handicapped Hunters2001ShortNarcoleptic
What About Joan2000TV SeriesPrincipal
Poor White Trash2000Carlton Rasmeth
The Silencer1999ShortLibrarian
Police Academy: The Series1998TV SeriesArnold Fliegel
Early Edition1998TV SeriesWalter Dalrymple
Plump Fiction1997Priscilla, Queen of the Desserts
The Cherokee Kid1996TV MovieGaudy Hawker
The Two Dinos1992TV Series
Married with Children1991TV SeriesSidney Rimhollow
Shakes the Clown19911st Party Dad
Dinner at Eight1989TV MovieEd
Wedding Band1989Badger Brother #1
Hot to Trot1988Leonard
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol1987Sweetchuck
About Last Night...1986Colin
Police Academy 3: Back in Training1986Cadet Sweetchuck
Tab Lloyd: Investigative Reporter1985TV Movie
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment1985Merchant
This Wife for Hire1985TV MovieMel Greenfield, M.D
Billions for Boris1984Bart
Saturday Night Live1981-1984TV SeriesVarious / Dr. Jack Badofsky / Wayne Huevos / ...

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
About Last Night2014based on the screenplay by
According to Jim2004TV Series written by - 1 episode
Strange Relations2001TV Movie written by
Handicapped Hunters2001Short
The Silencer1999Short writer
The Cherokee Kid1996TV Movie written by
Relativity1996TV Series 1 episode
For Keeps?1988written by
About Last Night...1986screenplay
Billions for Boris1984
Saturday Night LiveTV Series writer - 59 episodes, 1981 - 1984 written by - 1 episode, 1981

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Early EditionTV Series Special Choreography - 1 episode, 1998 Carpathian Choreographer - 1 episode, 1998
About Last Night...1986co-scenarist

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Handicapped Hunters2001Short co-producer
The Cherokee Kid1996TV Movie co-producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live1983TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Get the Dinosaurs on the Phone2012Short special thanks
Smile If You Want More1994thanks
Rookie of the Year1993the producers wish to thank

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fair Winds & Down Drafts2016Video shortHimself
Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special2014TV SpecialMr. Landlord (voice)
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Phunny Business: A Black Comedy2011DocumentaryHimself
John Belushi: Dancing on the Edge2010Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Comics Come Home 62000TV MovieHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Big City Comedy1986Video documentaryVarious
The Second City 25th Anniversary Special1985TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHimself Dr. Jack Badofsky Ozzy Osbourne ...
Bill Murray Live from the Second City1980TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Season 3 According to Jim2011Video shortSalesman (uncredited)
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesHugh Mellon
Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment - Accidental Heroes: The Best of...2004Video documentary shortSweetchuck (uncredited)
Police Academy 3: Back in Training - All Washed Up: Floating Memories2004Video documentary shortCadet Sweetchuck (uncredited)
Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol - Remembering a Lofty Investigation2004Video documentary shortSweetchuck (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy1998Video documentaryHimself / Various Characters (uncredited)
The Best of Eddie Murphy: Saturday Night Live1989Video documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live1985TV SeriesHitchhiker

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAOriginal Long FormMy Beautiful Son (2001)
2002BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Single DramaMy Beautiful Son (2001)· Jeff Pope
· Paul Seed
1984Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramSaturday Night Live (1975)· Andrew Smith (writer)
· Jim Belushi (writer)
· Andy Breckman (writer)
· Robin Duke (writer)
· Adam Green (writer)
· Mary Gross (writer)
· Nate Herman (writer)
· Kevin Kelton (writer)
· Andrew Kurtzman (writer)
· Michael C. McCarthy (writer)
· Eddie Murphy (writer)
· Pamela Norris (writer)
· Margaret Oberman (writer)
· Joe Piscopo (writer)
· Herbert Sargent (writer)
· Bob Tischler (writer)
· Eliot Wald (writer)


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