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Allan Kolman


B: in Montréal, Québec

Allan Kolman’s theatrical career began in kindergarten alternating between playing Moses or The Pharaoh in somebody’s rendition of The Bible. From there it was on to summers in Stratford and Nova Scotia and then on to the United States having been awarded a fat scholarship to Yale Drama School. On his return to Canada, Kolman had the distinction of starring in Canada’s most critically acclaimed feature of the time, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, as Irwin, the snooty upscale resort waiter. He was in David Cronenberg’s most controversial feature, They Came From Within, playing Nicholas Tudor, the parasite-retching husband. He has created a niche for himself in the biz playing Russians, and has starred as a Russian in over 70 films and TV shows. Equally adept behind the camera, Allan Kolman also works as a photographer shooting portraits, landscape, children, dogs, insects, and microorganisms. He retired from acting in 2012.

Official website

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
My Pleasure Is My Business (1975)
Shivers (1975)
The Genesis Project (1975)
A Sweeter Song (1976)
Twelve and a Half Cents (1977)
Actor (TV-1978)
A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979)

The Hot Touch (1982)
Romantic Comedy (1983)
The Killers (1984)
The Lonely Guy (1984)
Fatal Vision (TV-1984)
Double Agent (TV-1987)
Defense Play (1988)

Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Seduction: Three Tales from the ‘Inner Sanctum’ (TV-1992)
Amberwaves (1994)
Forget Paris (1995)
Scanner Cop II (1995)
Se7en (1995)
The Size of Watermelons (1996)
Air Force One (1997)
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
CHiPs ’99 (TV-1998)
My Favorite Martian (1999)
Pirates of Silicon Valley (TV-1999)

Crash Point Zero (2000)
Agent Red (2000)
Shadow Fury (2001)
Meet the Fockers (2004)
Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (TV-2006)
Relapse (2008)
David & Fatima (2008)
Necessary Evil (2008)

Hidden 3D (2011)
All Kids Count (2011)

TV Series – Cast:
Loose Change (mini-series, 1978)
Frat Ratz (1999)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Lou Grant (1977)
Wonder Woman (1977)
The Bionic Woman (1978)

Cover Up (1985)
Mr. President (1985)
Remington Steele (1986)
MacGyver (1986)
Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1986)
Moonlighting (1986, 1988)
Night Court (1988)

thirtysomething (1990)
Veronica Clare (1991)
Good & Evil (1991)
Seinfeld (1993)
Crime & Punishment (1993)
Murphy Brown (1994)
Dave`s World (1995)
Love & War (1995)
Roseanne (1995)
The Marshal (1995)
Kirk (1996)
Living Single (1997)
USA High (1998)
Fantasy Island (1998)

JAG (1998, 2000)
City Guys (1999)
Martial Law (1999)
Judging Amy (2000)
Jack & Jill (2001)
The Agency (2002)
NYPD Blue (2002)
Dragnet (2003)
The West Wing (2004)
ER (2004)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2005)
Entourage (2005)
Girlfriends (2005)
Commander in Chief (2006)

Scandal (2012)
The Mentalist (2012)

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, movie poster
This poster for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.