Victor Raider-Wexler
Victor Raider-Wexler Victor Raider-Wexler appeared as Mr. Van Houten in two episodes on TDCS in Seasons 1 and 2.
Personal Information
Born: (1943-12-31) December 31, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, U.S.
Character information
Appeared on: The Drew Carey Show
Appears as: Mr. Van Houten in Seasons 1 & 2 (2 episodes)

Victor Raider-Wexler (born December 31, 1943) appeared as Paul Van Houten, new president of Winfred-Lauder in two episodes of The Drew Carey Show, first the Season 1 episode "Buzz Beer" (episode #22, also the season finale) and "Something Wick This Way Comes" (episode #2). Victor is perhaps best known to TV sictom viewers as Carrie Heffernan's boss Mr. Kaplan in Seasons 4 & 5 and then as her new boss, Mr. Kaufman in Seasons 8 & 9 of the CBS-TV series The King of Queens.


Victor began his acting career in the 1970s. He was the stage manager for the 1976 Broadway play Best Friend. In the 1980s, Wexler began acting in episodes of series such as Kate & Allie and Crime Story. However, Wexler's career really catapulted in the 1990s with around 45 credits in the decade. Wexler appeared in The Wonder Years, Friends, Murder One, ER, Married...WIth Children, Alright Already, Dharma and Greg, Everybody Loves RaymondHouse, M.D., Without A Trace, and The War At Home.

Perhaps because of his stern and low voice, Wexler often plays the role of a lawyer, judge or a doctor. Evidence of this are his appearances in A Friend To Die For, Murder One, Friends,, Living Single, Buddy Faro, The Michael Richards Show, Three Sisters, Judging Amy, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, The King of Queens, NYPD Blue, Boston Legal and Seinfeld. He also had a small role in The Godfather, playing one of the heads of the major families.

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