Bronson Pinchot

Bronson Alcott Pinchot is an American actor. He is best known for playing Balki Bartokomous in the ABC sitcom, Perfect Strangers .

Pinchot was born in Manhattan. His mother, Rosina was an Italian American and a typist, and his father, Henry was of Russian descent and a bookbinder, who was born in New York and raised in Paris. His younger brother, Justin is also an actor. He was raised in Southern California, where he graduated from South Pasadena High School at the top of his class and was appointed valedictorian. He earned a full scholarship to Yale University, where he was placed in Morse College and graduated magna cum laude. Pinchot began his Yale career in fine art, but after he was cast in a college play, a casting director discovered him, which resulted in his film debut, Risky Business.

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