Early life[edit | edit source]
Lerner was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Blanche and George Lerner, who was a fisherman and antiques dealer. He is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the brother of fellow actor Michael Lerner.
Career[edit | edit source]
He is well known for playing whiny or unlucky characters, like the agent whom Arnold Schwarzenegger stabs in the back with a pen in The Running Man.
As of 2011, Lerner can be seen in an American nationally televised commercial for Wells Fargo Bank.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Filmography[edit | edit source]
The Mentalist - Judge in Scarlet Ribbons (2011) Castle - Police attorney in Flower For Your Grave (2009) Undesputed II - Last man standing - Phil (2006) LA Noire - Walter Mensch Weeds (TV series) - The Moyle Scrubs - Charles James (2004) Friends - Professor Spafford in The One with the Soap Opera Party (2003) The Story of Us- Doctor (1999) Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Principal Flutie (1996) Unlawful Entry - Roger Graham (1992) The Exorcist III - Dr. Freedman (1990) RoboCop 2 - Delaney (1990) Hit List - Gravenstein (1989) Maniac Cop - Mayor Killium (Scenes not present in USA release, added in Japanese version as a subplot) (1988) The Running Man - Agent (1987) Miracles - Stuart (1986) Secret Admirer - Waiter (1985) Irreconcilable Differences - Doctor (1984) Gas Pump Girls - Peewee (a member of The Vultures motorcycle gang) (1979) Grand Theft Auto - Eagle I (1977) Hot Tomorrows - Michael (1977)