John C. Moskoff - Knows the Satisfaction & Reward!

John C. Moskoff - Knows the Satisfaction & Reward!

First Published: June 2002
John C. Moskoff | "Pitch" (2016)

John C. Moskoff | "Pitch" (2016)

John C. Moskoff | "The Wonder Years" (1988-1993)
John C. Moskoff, H. Richard Greene Dan Lauria, Fred Savage | "The Wonder Years" (1988-1993)
John C. Moskoff | "Bugsy" (1991)
John C. Moskoff | "Desperate Housewives" (2006)
John Lauria, John C. Moskoff | "Pitch" (2016)
Wayne Powers, John C. Moskoff | "Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter" (1986)
John C. Moskoff, Giovanni Ribisi | "Dads" (2016)
Wayne Powers, John C. Moskoff | "Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter" (1986)
Wayne Powers, John C. Moskoff | "Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter" (1986)
John C. Moskoff | Working Actor
John C. Moskoff | Working Actor
John C. Moskoff | Working Actor
John C. Moskoff | Working Actor
John C. Moskoff | Working Actor
John C. Moskoff | Working Actor

John C. Moskoff was born in Illinois and raised in Redwood City, California. He began studying acting in High School. He attended San Francisco State University and performed in numerous stage productions including "Kiss Me Kate", "Poor of San Francisco", "Antigene", "The Balcony", "Talk to Me Like the Pain" etc. John apprenticed during two summers at the Bridgebay Summer Theater and at the Pancake Summer Theatre working backstage and performing in many plays.

After graduating with a BA in Drama and serving in the Army, John came to Los Angeles to take his shot at the "biz"!. During his career Moskoff has appeared in over 350 television commercials and has been seen in many TV shows... among them "The Closer", "Diagnosis Murder","Veronica's Closet", "Journey of Allen Strange", "Mad About You", "Golden Girls", "It's A Living", "30 Something", and "Moonlighting". He was seen regularly as Paul's father, Alvin Pfeiffer in "The Wonder Years". Add roles on popular shows such as: "Desperate Housewives", recurring on "Everybody Hates Chris", "Law & Order: LA", "How I Met Your Mother", "Pitch", and most recently "Grace and Frankie".

Moskoff's TV movies have included "Gypsy" with Bette Midler, "Payback" with Ed Asner, "There were Times, Dear" with Shirley Jones, "Case for Life" and "Give Me Back My Child" with Valerie Bertinelli. John also appeared in the PBS Award-Winning "Eddie Files".

Onstage, a sampling of performances includes "Charley Bacon" at South Coast Rep., originating the role of Maish in the Long Beach production of "Requiem for a Heavyweight", then going on with "Requiem" playing the Bartender at the Long Wharf with John Lithgow and Riohard Dreyfuss and again on Broadway with Lithgow and George Segal. Some other plays include "Trial of A. Lincoln" with Henry Fonda and Billy Dee Williams, "Odd Couple", "Cousins", and "Catch Me if You Can".

Moskoff's Feature Films have included "The Cable Guy", "Bugsy", "Welcome Back, Roxy Carmichael", and "Death of an Angel". Most recently, John played Ross' Uncle in "Friends" and appeared in a "Cheese" commercial with Sparky Anderson and Johnny Bench. And to round out his life, John is an avid golfer!

John C. Moskoff's advice to the aspiring actor:

If you have the desire to act...... go for it!
Do everything you can to achieve your goal. Don't wake up at 50 to say 'I should have tried it'. But you have to look at the biz of show and realize the odds of making it are slim. Plan your steps, and learn as much as you can about the biz. Take classes, Act, attend the theater, Act, join workshops, Act, learn about backstage, learn about production, ACT! Watch, read, ask questions. Everyone wants to be a star, but we all can't acheive that status. You can have a successful career and make a living in this difficult business. You just have to plan and set your own personal limits to guide you during your search, and, you often have to rely on other means to make a living while you're learning and searching.
The show of business can be very satisfying and rewarding - it's the business that's the challenge!


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John C. Moskoff's Credits
 2018 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Reggie Dunlop
- The Landline (2018) ... Reggie Dunlop
 2017 Hand of God (TV Series)
Old White Man Juror
- What a Man Can Be (2017) ... Old White Man Juror
 2016 Pitch (TV Series)
Lou Armstrong
- Beanball (2016) ... Lou Armstrong
 2015 Grandfathered (TV Series)
Old Grandpa
- Deadbeat (2015) ... Old Grandpa
 2014 Chasing Life (TV Series)
Sol Greenberg
- Finding Chemo (2014) ... Sol Greenberg
 2013 Dads (TV Series)
- Oldfinger (2013) ... Doctor
 2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
- Coming Back (2013) ... Herm
 2012 Happy Endings (TV Series)
Uncle Jerry
 2010 Law & Order: LA (TV Series)
Judge Marshall Hillstrand
- Harbor City (2010) ... Judge Marshall Hillstrand
 2006-2008 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Doctor / Saul
- Everybody Hates Bad Boys (2008) ... Doctor (as John C. Moskoff)
 2007 ER (TV Series)
Len Weston
- Sea Change (2007) ... Len Weston
 2006 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
- Bang (2006) ... Judge
 2004 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Mr. Petrov
- The Gift (2004) ... Mr. Petrov
 2002 Friends (TV Series)
Uncle Dan
- The One in Massapequa (2002) ... Uncle Dan
 1999 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Cigar Store Proprietor
- The Seven Deadly Sins (1999) ... Cigar Store Proprietor
 1998 Veronica's Closet (TV Series)
Elderly Man #1
- Veronica's Mole (1998) ... Elderly Man #1
 1997 Payback (TV Movie)
 1995 The Eddie Files (TV Series)
Sal the pizza maker
- Fractions: Any Way You Slice It (1995) ... Sal the pizza maker
 1995 Mad About You (TV Series)
Sam Frank
- Two Tickets to Paradise (1995) ... Sam Frank
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie)
 1989-1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series)
Alvin Pfeiffer
- Carnal Knowledge (1992) ... Alvin Pfeiffer
- Pfeiffer's Choice (1991) ... Alvin Pfeiffer
- The Lake (1991) ... Alvin Pfeiffer
- Little Debbie (1990) ... Alvin Pfeiffer
- Birthday Boy (1989) ... Alvin Pfeiffer
 1992 Angel of Fury (voice)
 1991 Bugsy
Sulka's Salesman
 1991 Howie and Rose (TV Movie)
 1990-1991 Thirtysomething (TV Series)
Larry Tate / Herb Holzman
- Closing the Circle (1991) ... Larry Tate
- Fathers and Lovers (1990) ... Herb Holzman (as John Moskoff)
 1991 Frame Up
Paul Thompson
 1991 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
Max Green
- I'm Gonna Live Till I Die (1991) ... Max Green (as John Moskoff)
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Judge Jamison
- Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) ... Judge Jamison
 1990 Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael
Officer Tardo
 1989 Out of This World (TV Series)
- It's a Cruel World (1989) ... Teacher (as John Moskoff)
 1989 Taken Away (TV Movie)
State Attorney
 1989 Moonlighting (TV Series)
- Take My Wife, for Example (1989) ... Steven (as John Moskoff)
 1988 Goddess of Love (TV Movie)
Desk Cop
 1988 It's a Living (TV Series)
- Rear Window (1988) ... Man (as John Moskoff)
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Sidney Conway
 1988 Beverly Hills Buntz (TV Series)
- Duck! L'Orange! (1988) ... Man
 1988 Terrorist on Trial: The United States vs. Salim Ajami (TV Movie)
Man in Diner (as John Moskoff)
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series)
- Three on a Couch (1987) ... Jerry
 1987 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
- Resurrection (1987) ... Workman (as John Moskoff)
 1986 Vasectomy: A Delicate Matter
Francis (as John Moskoff)
 1985 There Were Times, Dear (TV Movie) (as John Moskoff)
 1984 1st & Ten: The Championship (TV Series)
Tom Kotter
- A Family Affair ... Tom Kotter (as John Moskoff)
 1981 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series)
The Bailiff
- The Big Heist (1981) ... The Bailiff (as John Moskoff)
 1980 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series)
Man #2
- The Wildcat Strike (1980) ... Man #2 (as John Moskoff)
 1980 Portrait of an Escort (TV Movie)
Dr. Sean Feldon
 1980 Marilyn: The Untold Story (TV Movie) (as John Moskoff)
 1977 Carter Country (TV Series)
- By the Light of the Moonlight (1977) ... Mickey (as John Moskoff)
 1977 Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (TV Series)
- Episode #2.100 (1977) ... Policeman (credit only)
 1977 Laverne & Shirley (TV Series)
Store Detective
- Guilty Until Proven Not Innocent (1977) ... Store Detective (as John Moskoff)
 1974 Black Eye (as John Moskoff)
"Requiem For A Heavyweight" Broadway, Dallas, Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Long Beach
"Charley Bacon H His Family" South Coast Repertory
"Horton Foote's Cousins" Loft Theatre
"Odd Couple" San Dlego, Kansas City
"Trial Of Lincoln" Huntington Hartford, Phoenlx, Detroit
"Catch Me If You Can" Dallas, Lubbock, San Antonio, Boston, Rhode Island
Commercials Current list available upon request
Dialects French, Slavic, British, Italian, German, New York, Yiddish
Sports Golf, Swimming, Tennls, Fencing, Motorcycle Riding, Water Polo, Skin Diving, Basketball

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