Bronson Pinchot Fact Sheet
circa 1988

  (When fans use to write to Bronson in the late 1980's, his office would send out
a one-sheet, two page FAQ sheet with the following information on it)

Dear Friends:

Because it would be impossible to respond individually to the hundreds of letters that come in, a fact sheet has been compiled covering the questions most often asked about Bronson Pinchot, star of PERFECT STRANGERS, by interested fans.

BRONSON PINCHOT - Fact Sheet

ARE YOU AND MARK LINN-BAKER FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE?

We quote Bronson: "Yes, Mark is my friend in real life.  We invent games and play them over near the snack table and behind the set.  Sometimes we're right in the middle of one (as we prepare to make an entrance into the apartment for a scene) when the director yells, "Action!", and that's why, when we walk in together, one or both of us is still giggling."

WHO ENCOURAGED YOU TO GO INTO ACTING?

While attending Yale University, Bronson was a hit in the campus production of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT.  As Bronson puts it: "I was encouraged to go into acting by the head of the undergraduate theatre at Yale in 1978 or so.  Then once he got me into his class, he did his best to discourage me . . . after which point I motivated myself."

IF YOU WERE NOT AN ACTOR, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?

Probably an illustrator.  Drawing was Bronson's first love.

WHERE DO YOU GET THE VESTS BALKI WEARS?

While in Greece a few years ago, Bronson purchased some fabrics there.  Many of the vests and other apparel for Balki are made up by the show's costume designer using these fabrics.

DO YOU REALLY TALK THAT WAY?

Of all the questions, this one comes up most often.  No, Bronson does not talk that way.  Pinchot is an American born in the U.S.A. (New York City).  He speaks the unaccented English of Southern California where he was raised from the age of three.  The "Myposian" accent he uses on PERFECT STRANGERS was created by Bronson specifically for his portrayal of Balki.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FOODS?

Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, a little chicken and fish.  To quote Bronson: "I don't eat anything highly processed . . . no white flour or refined sugar, or any dairy products except goat cheese to which I have a psychological attachment.  No caffeine or alcohol . . . I've never had alcohol or drugs."  Bronson does not smoke.

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?

Medieval music primarily, some opera, Mozart, classical.

DO YOU HAVE A TWIN BROTHER?  ON YOUR PEPSI COMMERCIAL, THERE IS ANOTHER PERSON WHO LOOKS LIKE YOU.

Bronson does not have a twin brother.  The other person in the Pepsi commercial is Bronson's younger brother, Justin, who people say resembles him.

DO YOU HAVE ANY BROTHERS OR SISTERS?

Bronson has one older brother, one younger brother and a younger sister.

ARE YOU MARRIED?

Bronson is not married.  To quote him: "I'm not married and don't intend to be until three key projects are in the can . . . "

DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

He has a canary that sings beautifully, for which Bronson named him Gabriel.

IS THERE A BRONSON PINCHOT FAN CLUB?

Bronson does not encourage fan clubs simply because sometimes the fans are exploited.  Autographed photos and information may be obtained by the fans themselves through writing as you have, without having to pay fan club fees.  Says Bronson: "There is no Bronson Pinchot fan club except the one-woman version known as Bronson's mother which has been in existence since he was born.  Further membership is not tolerated by the incumbent."

DO YOU HAVE A HOBBY?

Bronson is a serious collector of 18th and 19th century Scandinavian painted furniture.

WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?  YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS?

Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, Thomas Hardy, Homer, William Shakespeare.

Books include Les Miserable, Notre Dame de Paris, Tess of the D'Ubervilles, The Iliad, The Odyssey, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield.

IS MYPOS AN ACTUAL PLACE?

No, Mypos is an imaginary island supposedly located in the Mediterranean, created for the show, PERFECT STRANGERS.  It is pronounced MEE-POSE.

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE EPISODES OF PERFECT STRANGERS?

So far, Bronson's favorites are: "Baking Bibibabkas," "Plumbing" and "Going to the Gym."

WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS, TV SHOWS, ACTORS, ACTRESSES

COLORS: Blue and salmon
ACTORS: Douglas Fairbanks, Sr., Charlie Chaplin, Spencer Tracy
ACTRESSES: Meryl Streep, Greta Garbo, Shirley Temple
TV SHOW: "I Love Lucy"

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SHOOT AN EPISODE OF PERFECT STRANGERS?

It takes only one hour and a half to shoot an episode but 30-40 hours to rehearse it so we can shoot it "live."

HOW CAN WE GET TICKETS FOR THE FILMING OF PERFECT STRANGERS?

Write to: Lorimar Telepictures, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA  90232
                    (Attn:  Ticket Requests, PERFECT STRANGERS)

THANK YOU AND BEST WISHES TO YOU ALL.