Randall Batinkoff

Active - 1985 - 2017  |   Born - Oct 16, 1968 in Monticello, New York, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy, Horror, Thriller, Action

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Randall Batinkoff first established himself as a twentysomething actor in adolescent roles, albeit in some of the more individualistic projects of that nature to come down the pike. These included the 1988 Molly Ringwald pregnancy drama For Keeps (as Molly's boyfriend-turned-husband), the anti-Semitism-themed prep-school drama School Ties (1992), and a small supporting role in the horror comedy Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). Batinkoff's roles continued through the following decade, but his projects decreased slightly in terms of prominence (and budget); his resumé during the late '90s and 2000s included parts in such films as The Last Marshal (1999), April's Shower (2003), and Touched (2005).

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  • Was discovered by an agent at age 9 while in a toy store with his mother and, after successfully auditioning for a commercial, went on to appear in several more before completing high school.
  • First role in a theatrical film was the co-lead in the 1988 comedy/drama For Keeps? alongside Molly Ringwald.
  • Portrayed the late founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner, in the TV biopic Hefner: Unauthorized.
  • Produced the video game for the 2010 action film Kick-Ass, wherein he has a small role, and provided the voices of Big Daddy and Red Mist for the game.
  • Made his directorial debut in 2014 with the mystery thriller 37 which he also co-wrote.