When I was a senior, David was a sophomore and in my sister Janice’s class. One of only a few I call friends. David is also the Goodwill Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. David L. Lander was born on June 22, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as David Leonard Landau. [Part 1] : UNT Digital Library", https://manga.fandom.com/wiki/David_Lander?oldid=52813. I loved the way that The young man challenged Ted’s theories and made him offer proof. We had a similar life growing up in west Texas. David will be missed by any who had the good fortune to know him. The loving son, who gave us updates on his mom's health, because "she's 99 you know!" Lander has also appeared in numerous other TV shows and movies including The Bob Newhart Show, Barney Miller, Happy Days, Married... with Children, Twin Peaks, The Weird Al Show, Mad About You, and The Drew Carey Show. For the television series, see. David Leonard Landau (born 22 June 1947; age 73), better known as David L. Lander or David Lander, is the actor who played the Ferengi tactical officer of the Kreechta in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode "Peak Performance". There was so much to look forward to... You were a very special person and will always hold a piece of my heart. He is best known for his portrayal of Squiggy on … So much in common, flying, tennis, basketball and a large circle of friends. Recently David enjoyed visiting with Jerry and his other AC friends at the monthly Austin College breakfast. David, where you now fly, the sky is always clear and you have a good tail wind. Rest easy. From the days you played baseball with my brother , Ronnie, on The Kiwanis team...Daddy always said you were the most dedicated player on the team...Through our years at MHS you remained that same dedicated , sweet and kind person...I always enjoyed our conversations in our later years ...You will be missed...Looking forward to our next conversation...Love ya. You had a passion for flying which first led you to the military to serve our country by flying the C130 for many years prior to flying for American Airlines, THANK YOU! He played on the college’s basketball team and treasured his experiences at Austin College. He is perhaps best known for playing Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman opposite Michael McKean's Lenny Kosnowski on the popular situation comedy series Laverne & Shirley from 1976 th… He was previously married to Thea Markus (Pool). Our condolences to his family. The two budding comedians joined a Hollywood improv group called the Credibility Gap (another member was Harry Shearer), gaining a huge fan following with their manic appearances on an LA radio station. I will remember him for his military service, his contribution to Aviation, a good pilot, his kindness, inspiration and guidance to my son and his flying, and his true friendship to me. Select this result to view David L Lander's phone number, address, and more. I first met David in 1988 in Raleigh Durham on a layover. David Lander His latest voice role is that of Ch'p in the DC Comics animated movie, Green Lantern: First Flight. I will always remember this student as a kind, caring, intelligent human being. We both had Mrs. You helped motivate me to run track for Cooper and was always a fan of mine! Lander attended drama classes at Carnegie Tech, where he befriended fellow student. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Collect bonus rewards from our many partners, including AMC, Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club when you link accounts. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. spouse I met David in fourth grade. David, thank you for always being involved in my life and teaching me many life lessons through my high school years and beyond. He will be missed by so many. You will be deeply missed. David L. Lander was born on June 22, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as David Leonard Landau. David was one of my husband Ted’s favorite high school students. He met my husband a retired Army Colonel and he shared emails and such with us. The kind of friend we all should aspire to be. One of David’s relatives taught with my mother at Bradford Elementary and they encouraged us to look each other up when we arrived as freshmen at Austin College. 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[2] and 1970 when he was the voice of Jerry Lewis in the Filmation series Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down. Our friendship was based upon mutual respect and our many alike life experiences. I believe if you needed anything, David would help you. Officially diagnosed on 15 May 1984 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he went public in 1999 and regularly speaks at related conventions. David is proceeded in death by his father David Morton Lander, Jr. and brother Doak Haynes Lander Sr. He was recognized more than once proudly carrying his Austin College duffle bag as he went about his duties working as an airline pilot. Your clock has run out, but we look forward to seeing you in that big blue Heaven beyond. His classmates respected him and he is missed. Marny and Jerry Bishop, I considered David as one of my true friends in this world. I'll see you when it's my time.From half way around the world in Malaysia,Gerald Shaw, https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/mesquite-tx/david-lander-8872688, © 2020 SCI SHARED RESOURCES, LLC. Web for our teacher. He also reprised his role as Squiggy in the animated sitcom, The Simpsons. He has a daughter, Natalie Lander, who was on MTV's show, Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. Well done, Mrs. Lander! Lander and McKean also appeared together in the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy 1941, and the 1980 Kurt Russell film Used Cars. After Pittsburgh they teamed up in the Los Angeles-based comedy ensemble The Credibility Gap. Jerry and I were saddened and shocked to learn of David’s passing. He was always a gentleman and good person. His film roles were more sparse but still memorable; these included the part of a minor league baseball radio announcer in the film, A League of Their Own and a bit part of the minister officiating the marriage ceremony in Say It Isn't So. Life isn’t always what we expect; things are constantly changing. David W Lander was born on December 28, 1946. He once flew with me and my son Patrick in a Citation III to ferry it from Dallas to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thea Poole (1969-1978) (divorced) David L. Lander (born June 22, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. Kathy Fields (1979-present) 1 childThea Poole (1969-1978) (divorced). Born November 22, 1945 in Dallas, Texas, and went home to meet the Lord on September 28, 2019 at the age of 73 in Dallas, Texas. RIP Brother. This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. And flying, how you loved flying! Fly high! Thank God, we were politically in sync! American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout – David Lander was born in Brooklyn (borough of New York City, New York, United States) on June 22nd, 1947 and is 73 years old today. They have one child. David and I flew together for several years in Corporate Aviation, flying various jets based in the Dallas area. David is proceeded in death by his father David Morton Lander, Jr. and brother Doak Haynes Lander Sr. SEE DETAILS. Born in Brooklyn, David L. Lander was raised in Bronx. RIP, sweet David. Tyler Posey realizes he's on his own in an exclusive clip from 'Alone,' now on FandangoNOW, What to Watch on FandangoNOW: ‘Unhinged,’ ‘The Opening Act,’ Miranda July’s ‘Kajillionaire’ and More, This Week in Movie News: 2 ‘Fast & Furious’ Movies 2 Go After ‘F9,’ Joaquin Phoenix is Napoleon for Ridley Scott. when you purchase 3 participating Suave products 9/1-10/31 at Walmart or Walmart.com. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. This article is about David L. Lander. David is related to Karen Riith Landers and Jill Colborne Lander as well as 5 additional people. He has been married to Kathy Fields since March 10, 1979. Thank you for your service to this country. Your incredible knack for trivia (particularly sports trivia) captivated us. He is an actor, known for Laverne & Shirley (1976), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Used Cars (1980). He is about to turn or has already turned 73. He has worked as a baseball talent scout since 1997, first for the Anaheim Angels, and now for the Seattle Mariners. Lander also provided the voice of Smartass, the head weasel of Judge Doom’s Toon Patrol in the 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He will surely be missed by all who knew him. He is an actor, known for Laverne & Shirley (1976), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Used Cars (1980). Lander attended drama classes at Carnegie Tech, where he befriended fellow student Michael McKean. Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down, Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, "Show 7 - The All American Boy: Enter Elvis and the rock-a-billies. When Ted and I married, David gave us a lovely hobnail vase that I have to this day. David, I hope you will watch over me as I fly, reaching the end of my career. David, it was a pleasure to get to know you over the years during my trips to Dallas and yours to Florida. David was a true gentleman and always had a smile and a pleasant word whenever you saw him. We know life happens, so if something comes up, you can return or exchange your tickets up until the posted showtime. David Leonard Lander (born June 22, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. David Leonard Landau (born 22 June 1947; age 73), better known as David L. Lander or David Lander, is the actor who played the Ferengi tactical officer of the Kreechta in the Star Trek: The Next Generation second season episode " Peak Performance ". Born in Brooklyn, David L. Lander was raised in Bronx. With over 2,000 locations, Dignity Memorial providers proudly serve over 375,000 families a year. He currently lives in Thousand Oaks, California. Lander suffers from multiple sclerosis. Your hobby was tennis, you loved the sport. You were a constant in my life and for that I will always be grateful. David L. Lander (born June 22, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer, musician, and baseball scout. Eternally grateful for your life. I’m glad for the times we had and look forward to seeing you again one day. We played chase at recess and David always chased me and I was very happy that he did. What year was David W Lander born and how old is he? 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. David was a true Patriot of this country. They have also lived in Norwalk, CT and Derby, CT plus 1 other location. Lander was born David Landau in Brooklyn, New York to schoolteacher parents. Screen Reader Users: To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our Flixster.com website, which has the same tickets as our Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com websites. You welcomed me in your life over 40 years ago with unconditional love and I truly was blessed to be able to call you stepdad! He has also worked as the Goodwill Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We were friends through high school and then lost touch like so many do only to be reunited by the internet after 911. receive updates when new memories are posted. David invited me to play tennis at Prestonwood and introduced me to some amazing people. Most of the time David received a grade of 100 on biology tests. Lander created the starring role of the demented fast food franchise clown Bruce Burger in the cult film Funland directed by Michael A. Simpson. David , I will always miss you! Lander's partnership with McKean began during their acting classes at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh where they developed the characters of Lenny and Squiggy.