David Lander

Born Jun 22, 1947

David L. Lander is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. David has also worked as the Goodwill Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is best known for his portrayal of Squiggy on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on June 22, 1947.


1969 22 Years Old Lander also has experience as a voice actor, with a resume dating back to 1969 where he "dramatically reproduced" Elvis Presley quotations for the Pop Chronicles music documentary and 1970 when he was the voice of Jerry Lewis in the Filmation series Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down. … Read More
1976 29 Years Old Lander was born David Leonard Landau in Brooklyn, New York, to schoolteacher parents. He is best known for his role of Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman on the situation comedy Laverne & Shirley from 1976 to 1982 along with sitcom sidekick Lenny, played by Michael McKean. … Read More


1979 32 Years Old Lander and McKean also appeared together in the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy 1941, and the 1980 Kurt Russell film Used Cars.
1984 37 Years Old Lander suffers from multiple sclerosis. Officially diagnosed on 15 May 1984 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he went public in 1999 and regularly speaks at related conventions.


2001 54 Years Old Lander and McKean lent their vocal talents to the animated TV series Oswald, which ran from 2001-2004. … Read More
2002 55 Years Old In 2002, his autobiography was published, Fall Down Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn't Tell Nobody (ISBN 1-58542-052-2), written with Lee Montgomery. … Read More
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