Randall Matthew Batinkoff (born October 16, 1968) is an American actor, known for his roles in the films For Keeps, School Ties, Higher Learning, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Player, and As Good As It Gets.
He 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 startlet Molly Ringwald in the 1988 comedy, For Keeps. 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, he 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 series, Christy (he is Jewish in real life). He also appeared in the 1997 film As Good as It Gets where he shared an on-screen kiss with Helen Hunt. He has also appeared in a number of made-for-television movies including Skip Tracer, Who Gets the Dog?, and Black Widow, as well as the film The Last Lullaby.
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