John Pankow

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John Pankow’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

John Pankow

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Place Of Birth

St.Louis, USA


70 years old

Birth Date

March 27, 1952

Star Sign


John Pankow Facts

Child Star?




Education & Qualifications

Northeastern Illinois University

Net Worth

$3 million

Current Partner

Kristine Sunderland


Eleanor Pankow


Marion Pankow, Wayne Pankow


James Pankow


1.8m (5'8"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dragon

Annual Earnings

$400 thousand+ per year

About John Pankow 

Did you know that actor John Pankow is of Irish descent?

John Pankow began his acting career in theater. He acted in 'Serious Money' and 'Amadeus' in his first broadway stint. Since then, he has played many roles in various movies and television series.

John Pankow has appeared in over 30 TV series but carried out some of his best career performances in the theater. He has performed in several famous venues, including the James A. Doolittle Theatre at the Los Angeles University of California. After a year, he left his university to focus solely on acting, determined to pursue his career as a stage actor.

John Pankow Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is John Pankow's net worth?

John Pankow has an estimated net worth of $3 million.

How much does John Pankow earn per year?

John Pankow has an estimated annual income of $400,000. His primary source of income is through his appearances in movies and television series.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is John Pankow?

John Pankow is quite tall, standing at 5 ft 10 in (177.8 cm).

How old is John Pankow?

John Pankow was born on April 28, 1952, making him 68 years old.

Childhood And Education

John Pankow was born in St.Louis in Missouri, the United States of America, to Wayne Pankow and Marion Pankow, and has eight other siblings. His brother James Pankow was the founding member of Chicago, the famous rock band.

John moved to Park Ridge, Illinois, with his family, where he spent most of his childhood. He completed his schooling at South Maine High School and attended Northeastern Illinois University. After a year, John Pankow eventually left college to pursue a training course in acting at St. Nicholas Theatre in Chicago.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is John Pankow's partner?

John Pankow is married to his wife Kristine Sunderland, and the pair have a daughter, Eleanor Pankow. Kristine is also an actress.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

John Pankow was visiting his friend in New York City when he auditioned for a role in the series 'Great Performances', eventually getting the role. He then became a part of the casts of several off-Broadway productions such as 'Aristocrats' and 'Italian American Reconciliation'.

John Pankow started his movie career with minor roles in the second edition of 'Rambo' and 'The Hunger' before bagging his first major role in the movie titled 'To Live and Die in LA'. He played the role of John Vukovich, who was a rookie agent with the Secret Service. The director William Friedkin later said that he had been looking for relative newcomers in the industry for this project, and Pankow's talent immediately set him apart. He played the role of Ira Buchman for eight seasons of the television series 'Mad About You'. The American actor was a recurring member of the cast of 'Episodes', where he played the role of Merc Lapidus.

John Pankow has played the role of Bryan Burke in the movie 'Life as a House' and Vince McBride in the movie 'The Object of My Affection'. He was awarded the role of Geoffrey Fisher in the movie 'Monkey Shines' and played Lenny Bergman in 'Morning Glory'.

He has played the role of Brian Owen in the series 'Without a Trace' and that of Edgar Knowles in the series 'Elementary'. In an episode of 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit', he played the role of Lenny Simmons. Pankow was associated with the legendary Michael Mann TV series 'Miami Vice', where he donned the role of Floyd Higgins for an episode. The American actor has also played the role of Arthur Kellogg in the mystery movie 'Mortal Thoughts' and that of Lou Landers in 'Johnny Be Good'. He was part of the cast for the film 'The Book of Daniel', playing the role of Charlie Conlin, and played the role of Ron Luchesse in the series 'The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd'.

What awards has John Pankow won?

John Pankow has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards on four occasions from 1994-1997 in Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Other Interesting John Pankow Facts And Trivia

  • John Pankow's zodiac sign is Taurus.
  • John Pankow lives in New York, United States of America.
  • John Pankow was cast in the role of the seventh juror in the Broadway production of 'Twelve Angry Men'.

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