Randall Batinkoff

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Randall Batinkoff
Randall Matthew Batinkoff

(1968-10-16) October 16, 1968 (age 52)
OccupationFilm, stage, television
Years active1974–present
RelativesStephanie Winston Wolkoff (sister)

Randall Matthew Batinkoff (born October 16, 1968) is an American actor, known for his roles in the films For Keeps, School Ties, and Higher Learning.

Early life and education[edit]

Batinkoff was born in Monticello, New York, the son of Barbara (née Carnel) and Barry Batinkoff, a photographer.[1][2] He was raised near Ferndale, New York.[3] His sister is event planner Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. After his parents divorced, his mother remarried to Bruce Winston, the son of jeweler Harry Winston. Batinkoff attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and Brown University in Rhode Island, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in international relations.


Batinkoff made his television debut in a 1974 commercial, after an agent spotted him at a toy store. He appeared in several made-for-television films in the 1980s, such as The Stepford Children, before being cast opposite teen starlet Molly Ringwald in the 1988 comedy, For Keeps.[4] He starred as Terrance Dean on the short-lived CBS series, Better Days which only lasted 5 weeks before being canceled. In the early 1990s, Batinkoff had roles in several widely released films, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Player, School Ties (all released 1992) and 1995's Higher Learning. From 1994 to 1995, he played Reverend David Grantland on the CBS television series, Christy. He also appeared in the 1997 film As Good as It Gets where he shared an on-screen kiss with Helen Hunt.

Batinkoff still acts regularly in television, on stage, and in films. He most recently appeared in the made-for-television movies Skip Tracer and Black Widow, and the film The Last Lullaby and Munger Road.

Personal life[edit]

Batinkoff is married to Brown classmate Hilary Lambert and they have a daughter.



Year Title Role Notes
1985 Streetwalkin' Tim
1988 For Keeps Stan Bobrucz
1992 The Player Reg Goldman
1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Jeffrey
1992 School Ties Rip Van Kelt
1995 Higher Learning Chad Shadowhill
1996 Walking and Talking Peter
1997 The Peacemaker Ken
1997 Mad City CTN Junior Executive
1997 As Good as It Gets Carol's Date
1998 Dead Man's Curve Rand
1998 Heartwood Johnny Purfitt
1999 Let the Devil Wear Black Bradbury
1999 The Last Marshal Jamie
2000 Just Sue Me Gardner
2000 Forever Lulu Terry Cowens
2001 Free Lawrence
2002 The Month of August Sam
2003 Detonator Beau Stoddard
2003 I Love Your Work Frat Brat Date Rapist
2003 April's Shower Pauly
2004 Blue Demon Nathan Collins Direct-to-video
2005 Walking on the Sky Nick
2005 Touched Scott Davis
2005 Venice Underground Sgt. Frank Mills
2006 Ring Around the Rosie Jeff Direct-to-video
2006 Love Hollywood Style Max Sherman
2006 Broken Cliff
2007 Bordertown Frank Kozerski
2007 True Love Jim
2008 The Last Lullaby Rick
2010 Kick-Ass Tre Fernandez
2010 Raspberry Magic Dylan
2011 X-Men: First Class Man In Black Suit Agent
2011 Munger Road Deputy Hendricks
2011 Ties That Bind Dan Dubick
2012 Shadow Witness Ty Saunders
2014 37: A Final Promise Adam
2016 Who Gets the Dog? Glenn Hannon
2017 Bad Grandmas Detective Randall Mclemore
2017 DriverX Ryan
2020 Angie: Lost Girls Dan
2020 The Last Champion Bobby Baker


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Better Days Terence Dean 11 episodes
1987 The Stepford Children David Harding Television film
1994–1995 Christy Rev. David Grantland 20 episodes
1996–1997 Relativity Relativity 6 episodes
1999 Hefner: Unauthorized Hugh Hefner Television film
2000 Touched by an Angel Calvin Chilcutt Episode: "Finger of God"
2002 Son of the Beach Guido Greasy Episode: "Saturday Night Queefer"
2003 She Spies James Green Episode: "Learning to Fly"
2004 CSI: Miami Ken Dawson Episode: "Rap Sheet"
2007 Dirt Jimmy Rembar Episode: "The Thing Under the Bed"
2008 Black Widow Danny Keegan Television film
2008 Skip Tracer Scott Colbert
2010 Castle Brad Williams Episode: "Nikki Heat"
2012 Touch Patrick McGrath Episode: "1+1=3"
2014 Mind Games Jonah Episode: "Pet Rock"
2015 Allegiance Steven Gallagher Episode: "Chasing Ghosts"
2017 Legends of Tomorrow George Washington 2 episodes
TBA Head Trip Randal Post-production

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Kick-Ass: The Game Kick-Ass / Big Daddy / Red Mist


  1. ^ "Joseph N. Garlick Funeral Home I". Josephngarlickfuneralhome.com. Archived from the original on 2015-01-28. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
  2. ^ "Randall Batinkoff Biography (1968-)". Filmreference.com. 1968-10-16. Retrieved 2015-01-26.Kirkley, Jill (1998). "Interview with David Lambert". Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  3. ^ 44 mins ago. "Randall Batinkoff - Yahoo! TV". Tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2015-01-26.
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet (January 15, 1988). "Film: 'For Keeps,' on Teen-Age Pregnancy". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2010.

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