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John Pinette

Born : 23 March 1964
City : Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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John Pinette
John Paul Pinette (/pɨˈnɛt/ pə-NET; March 23, 1964 – April 5, 2014) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. He toured the comedy club circuit beginning in the 1980s and appeared in cinema and on television. Besides stand-up, Pinette did impressions of The Chipmunks, Elvis Presley, Gollum from The Lord of the Rings, Hervé Villechaize (Tattoo from Fantasy Island), an Ewok, actor Marlon Brando (notably Brando's role in The Godfather), as well as various ethnic accents. He occasionally sang, for example "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz, in stand-up routines.

Early life
John Pinette was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 23, 1964. and graduated from Malden Catholic High School in 1982. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in 1986 with a degree in Accounting.[citation needed] He started a career in accounting,
 but on the advice of friends left to pursue a career in comedy.
Pinette had Irish and French ancestry.

Career
Pinette got a break when asked to tour with Frank Sinatra. Pinette was a regular guest on The Tonight Show and The View.
Pinette was in Duets, Dear God, and Junior. He was a regular on the series Parker Lewis Can't Lose, and in 1998 starred as the carjack victim in the final episode of Seinfeld. In 2004, Pinette was Bumpo in Artisan Entertainment’s The Punisher, starring Thomas Jane and John Travolta.
Pinette was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999 and received a Gemini Award nomination for his televised performance at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2000.

Death

Pinette was pronounced dead at 2:30 pm on April 5, 2014, at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Pinette had been suffering from liver and heart disease. An autopsy was not performed, as Pinette’s personal doctor signed off on his cause of death as pulmonary embolism

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