Stuart Pankin - Updated Jun 2024

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Stuart Pankin

Stuart Pankin is a prominent American actor. Stuart Pankin is known for playing the role of an anchor Bob Charles in the comedy series “Not Necessarily the News” and also for voicing Earl Sinclair in “Dinosaurs.”

Early Life

Stuart Pankin was born on the 8th of April 1946, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the United States. Currently, he is currently 77 years old, and according to the astrological chart, he has a birth sign of Aries. Meanwhile, he holds US nationality and belongs to British-Irish ethnicity.

Details about his early life and family background are missing on the online websites. We may assume that he might have been well raised by his parents as a child.

Stuart Pankin – Education

In terms of his academic qualification, he attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He completed his graduation at Columbia University, New York City with Honors in Fine Arts in 1961. Similarly, he has earned a Master’s degree in Theatre from the same University. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon during his university days.

Professional Career

Initially, Stuart Pankin started performing at St. Vincent Summer Theatre and still returns to perform there often. His earliest film work was as asthmatic musician/magician Dudley Laywicker in the 1980 teen comedy film “Hollywood Knights.”

Yet, he is best known for his portrayal as anchor Bob Charles on HBO’s “Not Necessarily the News” appearing in 46 episodes from 1983-1990.

Caption: The poster of the comedy series, Not Necessarily the News (Source: IMDb)

as well as providing the voice for Earl Sinclair in the family sitcom “Dinosaurs.” Additionally, he is also known for playing the role of  father Mike Dooley on the short-lived sitcom “Nearly Departed.”

He appeared in the Disney Channel’s television series  “Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century,” “Zenon: The Zequel,” and “Zenon: Z3”  where he is seen playing the role of Commander Plank. Moreover, he appeared in a total of 45 episodes, playing himself in the series “The $100,000 Pyramid.”

In 1997, he also appeared in “Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves” as Wayne Szalinski’s brother, and co-starred as a bossy, self-important cop in the horror/comedy “Arachnophobia.”

He played an Orthodox Jew in the American sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in 2005. Moreover, he has done many guest appearances and provided voice to animated shows, as well as appearing in numerous television commercials.

He also played an absent-minded professor in a series of edutainment 3D films for large-screen IMAX theaters (Encounter in the Third Dimension and Misadventures in 3D). Moreover, he has appeared in infomercials as a spokesperson for products such as the WalkFit Phase 4 Orthotics shoe insert.

Some of his other television credits are “Action” (2000), “The Hughleys” (2001), “That’s So Raven” (2003-2004), and “Girl Meets World” (2015). Meanwhile, he is currently working on the upcoming movie “Kickback, V” which is currently in pre-production.


As of now, this actor has won only one award. In 1988, he won the CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series category for his work in “Not Necessarily The News.” He has been nominated for CableACE Awards (1983, 1987, 1989,) and for ERA Award in 2006.

Net Worth 2023

Pankin’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million as of 2023, and his salary as an actor ranges from $19k to $210k US. Mainly, he makes money through his acting roles in films and TV series.

Relationship Status

In 1974, Stuart Pankin married to Joy Pankin. By profession, his wife is also an actress. With the marriage, the couple has a son named Andy Pankin.

Caption: Stuart Pankin with wife, Joy Pankin (Source: Married Biography)

Aside from his busy acting schedule, he has managed time for his family. In addition, he is also often seen trying to raise funds for those who are suffering from medical conditions like Brain Tumor and Alzheimer’s.

Body Measurements

Meanwhile, this actor stands 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.70 m) and weighs around 73 kg (160 lbs). Additionally, he has a pair of brown eyes with salt-pepper hair colour and has an average body type.

Social Media

On his Twitter page ‘@Stuart_Pankin’ there are 234 followers. Likewise, there are over 1.9k friends on his Facebook and he is not active on Instagram.