Jon "Bowzer" Bauman


Miami Vice Character
Augie ("Lombard")
September 14, 1947, Brooklyn, New York
Mary Bauman, two children

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (born September 14, 1947) is an American actor, game show host, and musician, who appeared in the show Miami Vice as Augie, friend and employee of Albert "Al" Lombard (played by Dennis Farina) in the episode "Lombard".


Bauman was born in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating magna cum laude from Columbia University, Bauman got into music and joined the nostalgia band Sha Na Na in 1970, after their appearance in Woodstock. Bauman became famous for his flexed-arm poses, wearing sleeveless shirts and greased hair in the 1950s look, singing music from that era, and the band inspired the musical (later movie) Grease (Sha Na Na appeared in the movie version) and the TV series Happy Days. The band appeared in a syndicated music/variety hour from 1977-81, which was among the most watched syndicated series at that time. Bauman also appeared as a celebrity player in the game shows Match Game, Super Password, Password Plus, and co-hosted The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour in 1983 with Gene Rayburn. After the show was cancelled, he continued to tour with Sha Na Na (but now tours under his own name), do voice-over roles in animated features like My Little Pony and Animaniacs, as well as doing infomercials promoting music from the 1950s and 60s.

Personal LifeEdit

Bauman is married to his wife, Mary, and they have two children, Nora and Eli.

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