Randall Batinkoff

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Randall Matthew Batinkoff (born October 16, 1968) is an American actor. Batinkoff was born in Monticello, New York and was raised on an egg farm near Ferndale, New York. He attended Phillips Andover Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and Brown University in Rhode Island, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in international relations. Batinkoff made his television debut in a 1974 commercial, after an agent spotted him at a toy store. He appeared in several made-for-television films in the 1980s, such as The Stepford Children, before being cast opposite teen startlet Molly Ringwald in the 1988 comedy, For Keeps.He starred as Terrance Dean on the short-lived CBS series, "Better Days (TV series)" which only lasted 5 weeks before being canceled. In the early 1990s, Batinkoff had roles in several widely released films, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Player, School Ties (all released 1992) and 1995's Higher Learning. From 1994 to 1995, he played Reverend David Grantland on the CBS television series, Christy (Batinkoff is Jewish in real life). He also appeared in the 1997 film As Good as It Gets where he shared an on-screen kiss with Helen Hunt. Batinkoff still acts regularly in television, on stage, and in films. He most recently appeared in the made-for-television movies Skip Tracer and Black Widow, and the film The Last Lullaby.

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As Good as It Gets (1997)

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New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James L. Brooks
CAST:  Jack Nicholson  •  Helen Hunt  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.

April's Shower (2003)

April's Shower begins with a group of people gathered for a wedding shower for April. At first, it seems to be a normal gathering for such an occasion but, as time goes on, secrets and stories begin to be revealed. Alex is a chef and a maid of honor at April's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trish Doolan
CAST:  Maria Cina  •  Trish Doolan  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Denise Miller

April's Shower begins with a group of people gathered for a wedding shower for April. At first, it seems to be a normal gathering for such an occasion but, as time goes on, secrets and stories begin to be revealed. Alex is a chef and a maid of honor at April's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trish Doolan
CAST:  Maria Cina  •  Trish Doolan  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Denise Miller

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)

Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fran Rubel Kuzui
CAST:  Kristy Swanson  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Paul Reubens  •  Rutger Hauer

Blonde, bouncy Buffy is your typical high school cheerleader. But all that changes when a strange man informs her she's been chosen by fate to kill vampires.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fran Rubel Kuzui
CAST:  Kristy Swanson  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Paul Reubens  •  Rutger Hauer

I Love Your Work (2003)

A fictional movie star, Gray Evans, goes through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds Gray of his own life before becoming famous. A dark psychological drama, I Love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Goldberg
CAST:  Marisa Coughlan  •  Judy Greer  •  Shalom Harlow  •  Jared Harris

A fictional movie star, Gray Evans, goes through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds Gray of his own life before becoming famous. A dark psychological drama, I Love ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam Goldberg
CAST:  Marisa Coughlan  •  Judy Greer  •  Shalom Harlow  •  Jared Harris

School Ties (1992)

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When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Matt Damon  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Randall Batinkoff

When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Brendan Fraser  •  Matt Damon  •  Chris O'Donnell  •  Randall Batinkoff

The Peacemaker (1997)

When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a crack Special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Marcel Iureș  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a crack Special ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mimi Leder
CAST:  George Clooney  •  Nicole Kidman  •  Marcel Iureș  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl

The Player (1992)

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Tim Robbins  •  Greta Scacchi  •  Fred Ward  •  Whoopi Goldberg

Walking and Talking (1996)

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Amy Braverman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Miranda Rhyne  •  Catherine Keener

Just as Amelia thinks she's over her anxiety and insecurity, her best friend announces her engagement, bringing her anxiety and insecurity right back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicole Holofcener
CAST:  Amy Braverman  •  Liev Schreiber  •  Miranda Rhyne  •  Catherine Keener

For Keeps (1988)

Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Kenneth Mars  •  Miriam Flynn

Darcy, editor at her highschool paper, and her long-term boyfriend Stan are in their last months of school and already have found places in good colleges. Recently they started to sleep with each other and, surprise, surprise, Darcy gets pregnant. Neither Darcy's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John G. Avildsen
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Kenneth Mars  •  Miriam Flynn

Dead Man's Curve (1998)

Two roommates plan to kill a third to take advantage of college policy giving a 4.0 grade to a suicide's roommates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Rosen
CAST:  Michael Vartan  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Keri Russell

Two roommates plan to kill a third to take advantage of college policy giving a 4.0 grade to a suicide's roommates.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Rosen
CAST:  Michael Vartan  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Keri Russell

Bordertown (2007)

The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for little money in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Maya Zapata

The opening titles explain that American corporations are using the North American Free Trade Agreement by opening large maquiladoras right across the United States–Mexico border. The maquiladoras hire mostly Mexican women to work long hours for little money in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregory Nava
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Martin Sheen  •  Antonio Banderas  •  Maya Zapata

Heartwood (1998)

When a large corporation threatens to take over a small town's primary business and put half of the town's population out of work, sawmill owner Logan Reeser (two-time Oscar winner Jason Robards) is the only one who can stand in their way. Co-writer and director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lanny Cotler
CAST:  Eddie Mills  •  Stanley DeSantis  •  Hilary Swank  •  Jason Robards

When a large corporation threatens to take over a small town's primary business and put half of the town's population out of work, sawmill owner Logan Reeser (two-time Oscar winner Jason Robards) is the only one who can stand in their way. Co-writer and director ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lanny Cotler
CAST:  Eddie Mills  •  Stanley DeSantis  •  Hilary Swank  •  Jason Robards

Ties That Bind (2011)

Adobea, Buki and Theresa are three women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small village in Kroboland, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leila Djansi
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Kofi Adjorlolo  •  Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde  •  Khareemar Aguiar

Adobea, Buki and Theresa are three women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small village in Kroboland, the women journey together to redemption, love, life and forgiveness as they renovate ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leila Djansi
CAST:  Kimberly Elise  •  Kofi Adjorlolo  •  Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde  •  Khareemar Aguiar

Munger Road (2011)

On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Smith
CAST:  Randall Batinkoff  •  Trevor Morgan  •  Brooke Peoples  •  Hallock Beals

On the eve of the annual Scarecrow Festival, two St. Charles police officers search for a return killer the same night four teenagers go missing on Munger Road  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholas Smith
CAST:  Randall Batinkoff  •  Trevor Morgan  •  Brooke Peoples  •  Hallock Beals

Streetwalkin' (1985)

Cookie and her brother run away from their loveless mother in the province and arrive in New York. At the train station Cookie meets the fancy man Duke. With his charm he makes her fall in love with him and soon has her working as a prostitute. However his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Freeman
CAST:  Dale Midkiff  •  Melissa Leo  •  Antonio Fargas  •  Julie Newmar

Cookie and her brother run away from their loveless mother in the province and arrive in New York. At the train station Cookie meets the fancy man Duke. With his charm he makes her fall in love with him and soon has her working as a prostitute. However his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joan Freeman
CAST:  Dale Midkiff  •  Melissa Leo  •  Antonio Fargas  •  Julie Newmar

Detonator (2003)

A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Freedman
CAST:  Randall Batinkoff  •  Elizabeth Berkley  •  Stan Shaw  •  Bokeem Woodbine

A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Freedman
CAST:  Randall Batinkoff  •  Elizabeth Berkley  •  Stan Shaw  •  Bokeem Woodbine

X-Men: First Class (2011)

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Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones

Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)

A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacy Title
CAST:  Jonathan Penner  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Jamey Sheridan

A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stacy Title
CAST:  Jonathan Penner  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Jamey Sheridan

Kick-Ass (2010)

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Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Nicolas Cage

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  Aaron Taylor-Johnson  •  Chloë Grace Moretz  •  Christopher Mintz-Plasse  •  Nicolas Cage

The Last Marshal (1999)

Marshall McClary, one of the most violent, racist, foul- mouthed Marshalls in Texas, is in the middle of resolving a hostage situation (by shooting everyone he sees) when the FBI agents show up, interfering with his negotiation, and ending the event with McClary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Kirton
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Constance Marie  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Raymond Cruz

Marshall McClary, one of the most violent, racist, foul- mouthed Marshalls in Texas, is in the middle of resolving a hostage situation (by shooting everyone he sees) when the FBI agents show up, interfering with his negotiation, and ending the event with McClary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Kirton
CAST:  Scott Glenn  •  Constance Marie  •  Randall Batinkoff  •  Raymond Cruz
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