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Paul Linke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Linke (born May 6, 1948) is an American actor, known for his role as Officer Artie Grossman in CHiPs, a television series about the motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol. Linke has worked in film and extensively in television, mostly portraying mild-mannered everyman roles. Linke was born in New York, New York, the son of Richard O. Linke, a personal manager, producer, and partner of Andy Griffith. During the timeframe of his character on the television series CHiPs, Linke played a similar role as Sheriff Bruce Smith in the cult classic, slasher film parody Motel Hell (1980). He also appeared in the film Parenthood (1989). His career has included appearances on many well known television series such as, The Waltons, Laverne & Shirley, Happy Days, M*A*S*H, Knots Landing, St. Elsewhere, Quantum Leap and Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. He appeared in a 1985 episode of Three's a Crowd, a short-lived television sitcom spinoff of Three's Company starring John Ritter. Linke later spoke at Ritter's memorial service. In 2000 Linke co-wrote and directed the acclaimed stage play "Save it for the Stage: The Life of Reilly" with actor Charles Nelson Reilly, which was later made into the 2006 film "The Life of Reilly". Linke met his first wife, Francesca "Chex" Draper, a musician and composer, at a party in Los Angeles in 1976. They married in 1978 and had three children together, Jasper, Ryan and Rose. When his wife died of cancer in 1986, Linke channeled his grief into writing and performing a play called Time Flies When You're Alive. First presented as a one-man show in Los Angeles and HBO drama, the work was then developed into the book Time Flies When You're Alive: A Real-Life Love Story. The very emotional work has garnered critical acclaim. Linke later remarried Christine Healy in 1991. They have one child together, a daughter named Lily. Description above from the Wikipedia article Paul Linke, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 6, 1948 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
32
First Appeared:
In the movie The Baby Maker 1970-10-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Guest House 2017-09-19
Known For
Poster of Thirst
Poster of Melrose Place
Poster of The Waltons
Poster of The Baby Maker
Filmography
Movie The Guest House Detective Collins 2017-09-19
Series Kitten vs. Newborn 2008-08-06
Movie Fallen Angels Eli 2007-10-05
Series Judging Amy Unknown 1999-09-19
Movie Smart House Tuttle 1999-06-26
Movie Thirst Governor 1998-10-24
Movie No One Would Tell Rod Merredi 1996-05-06
Movie Lady in Waiting Max 1994-12-07
Movie Shrunken Heads Mr. Larson 1994-05-01
Movie Where Are My Children? 1994-09-18
Series Melrose Place Unknown 1992-07-08
Movie The Fear Inside Carl Landers 1992-08-09
Series The Flash Unknown 1990-09-20
Series Beverly Hills, 90210 Unknown 1990-10-04
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Movie Parenthood George Bowman 1989-07-31
Movie Daddy's Boys Traveling Salesman 1988-01-01
Movie Shootdown Martin Henderson 1988-11-28
Series 21 Jump Street Unknown 1987-04-12
Series Hooperman 1987-09-23
Movie KGB: The Secret War 1985-11-01
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series St. Elsewhere Unknown 1982-10-26
Movie Motel Hell Sheriff Bruce Smith 1980-08-14
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie Grand Theft Auto Collins Hedgeworth 1977-06-16
Series CHiPs Arthur Grossman 1977-09-15
Series Happy Days Unknown 1974-01-15
Series The Waltons Unknown 1972-09-14
Series M*A*S*H Unknown 1972-09-17
Movie The Baby Maker Sam 1970-10-01