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      Patrick Cranshaw

      Patrick Cranshaw

      Highest Rated: 93% Best in Show (2000)

      Lowest Rated: 5% Almost Heroes (1998)

      Birthday: Jun 17, 1919

      Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA

      Born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, character actor Patrick Cranshaw came of age during the Depression, and hit upon acting while entertaining the troops before World War II. However, it would take years of playing small, often uncredited roles in B-picture bunkum like "The Amazing Transparent Man" and "Hip, Hot and 21" before he landed a part as a bank teller in his first major motion picture, Arthur Penn's classic "Bonnie and Clyde." The Okie with the unmistakably down-home manner followed up with recurring roles on the hit '70s sitcom "Alice" and as a resident patient on the not-hit sitcom "After MASH." Distinguished by his grandfatherly mien and dry delivery, Cranshaw became a steadily working supporting player, usually delivering laughs as a befuddled old-timer. In director Christopher Guest's acclaimed mockumentary "Best in Show," the actor managed to comically steal scenes with little more than a dazed expression, playing the vegetative millionaire owner of a prize-winning poodle. Cranshaw attained cult status with his role in the hit Will Ferrell-Luke Wilson comedy "Old School," in which his oldest-fratboy-ever Blue is memorialized by frat brother Frank the Tank (played by Ferrell) with the movie's oft-quoted line, "You're my boy, Blue!" Cranshaw reached an even younger generation with his appearances in several kiddie features, including two of Disney's direct-to-video "Air Bud" sequels, as bumbling Sheriff Bob. A fan favorite as the crusty lawman, Cranshaw reprised the role for the direct-to-video spinoff, "Air Buddies," shot just before he died at age 86.

      Highest rated movies

      Best in Show
      Broken Vessels
      Old School
      The Amazing Transparent Man
      Breakin' All the Rules
      Bubble Boy
      Nothing to Lose
      Almost Heroes

      Photos

      BREAKIN' ALL THE RULES, Gabrielle Union, Patrick Cranshaw, 2004, (c) Screen Gems HERBIE: FULLY LOADED, Patrick Cranshaw, 2005, (c) Walt Disney

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 64% Air Buddies Unknown (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One More Round Larry (Character) $5.0K 2005
      31% 57% Breakin' All the Rules Mr. Lynch (Character) $11.8M 2004
      No Score Yet 49% Air Bud: Spikes Back Sheriff Bob (Character) - 2003
      60% 86% Old School Joseph Palasky (Character) $74.6M 2003
      31% 48% Bubble Boy Pappy/Pippy (Character) $5.0M 2001
      93% 88% Best in Show Leslie Ward Cabot (Character) $18.6M 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cracker Man Grandpa (Character) - 1999
      69% 68% Broken Vessels Gramps (Character) $13.5K 1998
      5% 64% Almost Heroes Jackson (Character) $6.1M 1998
      31% 68% Nothing to Lose Henry (Character) $44.5M 1997
      No Score Yet 18% Alien Avengers II Judge Gorman (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mule Feathers Card Player (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Can I Save My Children? Matthew (Character) - 1974
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Age W.J. Earnhardt (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Seventh Commandment Phony Preacher (Character) - 1961
      33% 16% The Amazing Transparent Man Security guard (Character) - 1960

      TV

      Credit
      89% 88% Monk Miles Hollings (Guest Star) 2003
      67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 91% Boy Meets World Custodian (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Shoot Me Cowboy Pete (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moloney Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      86% 85% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Coach Mr. Knickerbocker (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet 98% Married ... With Children Young Kit (Guest Star) 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Old Man (Guest Star) 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It's a Living Elderly Man (Guest Star) 1982 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Clark (Guest Star) 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
      66% No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
      90% No Score Yet Mork & Mindy Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1981-1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie Spokes (Guest Star) 1978 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard Doc Petticord (Guest Star) 1979-1980
      100% 81% Wonder Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1976-1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show Old Gentleman (Guest Star) 1975 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Swamper (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Green Acres Unknown (Guest Star) 1970-1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Odd Couple Grubby (Guest Star) 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doris Day Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1970