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Name: David Graf  
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Date of Birth: 16th April 1950
Place of Birth: Lancaster, Ohio, USA
Profession: Actor
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David Graf (April 15, 1950 – April 7, 2001) was an American actor, best known for his role as Sgt. Eugene Tackleberry in the Police Academy series of films.

Early life

Graf was born in Lancaster, Ohio, and studied theatre at Otterbein College in Westerville, a suburb of Columbus where he graduated in 1972. He attended graduate school at Ohio State University until 1975, when he dropped out to pursue his acting career.

Acting career

Graf made his first television appearance on the game show The $20,000 Pyramid, where he teamed with actress Patty Duke. As a struggling actor in the early 1980s, he also took small roles in popular sitcoms, including M*A*S*H, The Dukes of Hazzard, and The A-Team.

He made his film debut in 1981 when he played Gergley in the drama Four Friends. Graf later played the trigger-happy Cadet Eugene Tackleberry (later Sgt. Tackleberry) in the 1984 comedy Police Academy, and starred in each of six sequels.

Graf also made notable guest appearances following his role in the Police Academy series, including a repeating part in The West Wing, and several appearances in Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Graf died of cardiac arrest at a family wedding in Phoenix, Arizona.

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