is a five-time nominated, CableAce Award winner for HBO's national and international award-winning comedy series Not Necessarily The News. After receiving his Master's Degree in Theatre from Columbia University, Stuart performed with a variety of acting companies including the Brooklyn Academy of Music Repertory Company, the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Repertory Company of Lincoln Center, and The Folger Shakespeare Theatre. He went on to create the roles of Reuben and Queen Victoria in the New York premiere of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. His theater work continues with over thirty-five off-Broadway, summer, and regional theatre productions to his credit including Lend Me A Tenor, Tartuffe, Sly Fox, Chapter Two, Born Yesterday, Wait Until Dark, and most recently Strike Up The Band and 1776 for Reprise! LA, and Happy Days: The Musical for Gary Marshall.
In addition to his theater work, Mr. Pankin has had leading roles in a number of films, including Honey We Shrunk Ourselves (the first live action made-for-video feature), The Hollywood Knights, Mannequin On The Move, The Dirt Bike Kid, Second Sight, and nWave Pictures' giant screen 3D production 3D Mania: Encounter In The Third Dimension. His other film credits include featured roles in Fatal Attraction, Arachnophobia, Life Stinks, An Eye For An Eye, Irreconcilable Differences, and Squanto: A Warrior's Tale (directed by Academy Award winner Xavier Kohler).
Mr. Pankin has appeared as a series regular on nine prime time television productions and pilots and has made over fifty guest starring television appearances on such popular shows as Ally McBeal, Walker Texas Ranger, Malcolm In The Middle, Mad About You, and Family Ties, as well as multiple appearances on Dharma and Greg, Knots Landing, and It's Gary Shandling's Show. His vocal talents have been featured in a number of animated shows such as Animaniacs, Batman, Cow and Chicken, Superman, and Aladdin. Stuart also starred as the voice of the dinosaur Earl Sinclair, the blustery father on the award-winning show Dinosaur.