- "Beverly Hills Cop opened up a whole world. I got the television show and movies, and I would go sign autographs for one hour and get paid $25,000. I had bodyguards and police barricades, and I had that whole life from 1985 to about 1992, '93. Eddie was going through his period at the time of doing movies that were not hits, and he was very low-spirited, low-energy. I said to him, "All anyone ever wants to know when they meet me is what you're like." And he said, "I bet they don't ask that anymore." And then when we did a scene, we were shooting, and he was so low-energy that John Landis sent him upstairs and said, "Just rest, Eddie, and I'll do the scene with Bronson." So whenever you see my face in the movie, I'm not really talking to Eddie, I'm talking to John Landis. And I can understand it-he was just having a bad stretch. And that stretch lasted... When did Dr. Dolittle come out? I think his funk really did last until then. I don't know what started the funk, but it lasted a chunk of time, and that was in the belly of the funk, and he was just really sad and low-energy and I basically did the scene without him there."
- ―Bronson Pinchot on Beverly Hills Cop
Bronson Alcott Pinchot (born May 20, 1959) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Balki Bartokomous on the ABC sitcom Perfect Strangers, on which he starred from 1986 to 1993.
He played Serge in Beverly Hills Cop and Beverly Hills Cop III, which Pinchot claims created his career.
Since 2012, he has been the host and star of his own reality series, The Bronson Pinchot Project on the DIY Network.
Pinchot has appeared in such feature films as Risky Business (1983), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), True Romance (1993), It's My Party (1996), Courage Under Fire (1996), and The First Wives Club (1996), as well as on television in roles such as classic comic book villain The Prankster on Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
In 2010 and 2011, AudioFile magazine recognized him as Best Voice in Fiction & Classics for his renderings of Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge (1965), Karl Marlantes's Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War (2009), and David Vann's Caribou Island (2011), respectively.