Tim Kazurinsky is an American actor and screenwriter known for his tenure as both a writer and featured player on Saturday Night Live (1981-1984) and for his role as Officer Sweetchuck in the Police Academy film series.
On SNL, Kazurinsky played many recurring characters such as Dr. Jack Badofsky on Weekend Update, Madge the Chimp's husband in "I Married A Monkey", and Mr. Landlord opposite Eddie Murphy's "Mr. Robinson." His range of celebrity impersonations included everyone from Mahatma Gandhi and Adolf Hitler to Ozzy Osbourne and Billie Jean King. As part of the writing team, Kazurinsky received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.
Kazurinsky is a mainstay of the Chicago theatre scene, and has twice been nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award. In addition to his extensive work as a member of The Second City, Mr. Kazurinsky has appeared onstage in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, in Hairspray at Drury Lane Theatre, and in Northlight Theatre's The Odd Couple and Funnyman.
Kazurinsky's many television credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Early Edition, According to Jim, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Moochie Kalala Detectives Show, Still Standing, What About Joan, Married...With Children, Easy, and Chicago Justice. His film roles include Somewhere in Time, Neighbors, Continental Divide, My Bodyguard, Shakes the Clown, Hot to Trot and Scrooge and Marley. As a voice actor, Mr. Kazurinsky's voice has been heard in animation, hundreds of commercials and episodes of The Twilight Zone Radio Dramas.
Kazurinsky has shared the stage and screen with such luminaries as John Belushi, Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Larry David, Bill Murray, Christopher Reeve, Danny DeVito, George Wendt, Liza Minnelli, Jim Belushi, Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jeff Garlin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, Fred Willard, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Among his screenwriting credits are About Last Night..., Billions for Boris, For Keeps? and The Cherokee Kid. His screenplay for Strange Relations earned him a Writer's Guild of America Award nomination for Original Long Form as well as a BAFTA nomination for Best Single Drama.
Kazurinsky performed as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the First National Touring Company of Wicked. He made his Broadway debut opposite Jim Parsons and Christopher Fitzgerald in David Javerbaum's comedy, An Act Of God directed by Joe Mantello. He is married to actress Marcia Lynn Watkins, with whom he has two children. Kazurinsky currently resides outside of Chicago with his family.