Brian J. McConnachie|
December 23, 1942
Garrison, New York
Brian McConnachie (born December 23, 1942) is an American actor, comedy writer, and children's book author. In 1982, he won an Emmy Award as part of the writing team for SCTV Network, and in 1979 he was nominated for an Emmy as part of the writing team for Saturday Night Live.
During the early 1970s, he was one of the main writers for National Lampoon, where he authored and co-authored many articles. He left the magazine after four years, but as Rick Meyerowitz commented in the book Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead in 2010,
"...[McConnachie's Lampoon work] is well loved, here on Earth, and on his home planet."
As an actor, McConnachie has appeared in 15 films. As a television writer, in addition to SCTV Network and Saturday Night Live, he has also written one episode of Noddy and eighteen of Shining Time Station.
Writing for film, video and TV
This is a list of television programs, videos and films for which McConnachie was a writer.
- Noddy (children's TV series), 1998, episode: "The Magic Key"
- Shining Time Station (children's TV series), 1989–1995 He wrote a total of eighteen episodes for Shining Time Station.
- Earthday Birthday, 1990, animated film
- Encyclopedia (TV series), 1988
- The Best of Dan Akroyd (video), 1986
- The Best of John Belushi (video), 1985
- SCTV Network (TV series), 1981
- "The Godfather" (segment "The Vikings and The Beekeepers" – uncredited)
- "Pledge Week"
- "Moral Majority"
- "Lunchtime Street Beef"
- Saturday Night Live (TV series), 1979
- "Buck Henry/Bette Midler"
- "Maureen Stapleton/Linda Ronstadt/Phoebe Snow"
- "Michael Palin/James Taylor"
- "Milton Berle/Ornette Coleman"
- "Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones"
This is a list of films that McConnachie has appeared in, and the roles he played in those films.
- People I Know (2002) – Jamie Hoff
- The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001) – Voltan's Participant
- Small Time Crooks (2000) – Paul Milton
- Celebrity (1998) – Exercise Tape Fan
- Deconstructing Harry (1997) – Dr. Reese
- Don't Drink the Water (TV film) (1994) – Washington Reporter
- Bullets Over Broadway (1994) – Mitch Sabine
- Six Degrees of Separation (1993) – Mrs. Bannister's Guest
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993) – Bob
- Husbands and Wives (1992) – Rain's Father
- Quick Change (1990) – Bank Manager
- The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew (1983) – Ted
- Caddyshack (1980) – Drew Scott
- Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979) – "LaserBra 2000" Scientist
- Brian McConnachie at the Internet Movie Database
- Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Artists and Writers who made National Lampoon Insanely Great, 2010, Rick Meyerowitz, Abrams Books, New York,ISBN 978-0-8109-8848-4