One of his first jobs after that was “Charley Butz”, a co-starring lead in “Escape from Alcatraz”. His first big paycheck in hand, Larry took a dare from a friend who’s husband was a young camera operator needing “…footage for my cinematography reel”. she dared him to write a film short for himself to direct, play the lead, and produce with her husband as cinematographer, Harry Mathias. one year later their short, “Solly’s Diner”, was nominated for an Academy Award.
Larry has appeared in over 150 films and TV Shows from “Friends” and “Seinfeld” (“Mr. Heckles” and “The Guy Who Stole The Raisins”), to “CSI”, the junkyard owner who crushed the winnebago and sold the huge magnet in “Breaking Bad,” the Russian hitman Slovka in episode 3 of Bill Hader’s Barry, and recently, reprized his role as go-for-Joe, the junkyard dealer in Netflix movie, “El Camino.”
The Loopholes Dossier - a satire
Check out Larry's New Book!
Back-in-the-day, Larry Hankin lived homeless for a year. In his new book, “The Loopholes Dossier – a satire”, Larry explores the amazing and comic ways different types of Homo sapiens not only survive, but choose how to define it.
…a delight, like an amalgam of Lewis Carroll stories & Grimm fairy tales, all starring Buster Keaton.
— L.A. Weekly
In the world of Barnum, no conventional wisdom — especially his own — goes unchallenged…a distinct character in a sea of cultural cliches…Hankin makes Barnum paifully alive…Savvy…
— San Francisco Chronicle
…a bright patchwork of characters…
Sometimes (Jones) has been compared to Br’er Rabbit & the folk hero analogy is apt…
— S.F. Examiner
…the tall-tale-telling biker rabel Roadrash Jones, is a scrappy hero straight out of folklore.
— L.A. Times
…funny…Sometimes I’m Sometimes Jones.
— George Carlin
Sometimes Jones: Always Funny.
— James Burrows (Prod.Dir.: “Taxi”, “Friends”, etc…)
Sometimes Jones is a Chaplin for our times.
— Michael Dare (Billboard Mag.)