To modern audiences, Cutell is likely most memorable as Dr. Howard Cooperman in “The Fusilli Jerry,” Episode 20 of the 6th season of “Seinfeld.” Per IMDb, Cooperman is the intended recipient of a vanity license plate which ends up in Cosmo Kramer’s (Michael Richards) hands. The tags are emblazoned with the unforgettable moniker “ASSMAN,” and Kramer is puzzled and intrigued by their existence. He’s fairly sure that they must belong to a proctologist. A chance encounter ultimately unites Cooperman and Kramer after an accident involving a pasta sculpture of Jerry Seinfeld and Frank Costanza (Jerry Stiller). Cosmo accompanies Frank to the proctologist’s office — and a passing remark from Cooperman makes Kramer exclaim “You’re the assman!” – bringing the license plate back to where it belongs.
Cutell’s television roles span from small parts on shows like “My Three Sons” in the ’60’s all the way to “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers,” a candid reality prank show involving senior citizens in which Cutell was a cast member. To filmgoers, he is memorable as the mohawk-sporting Big Larry in “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” and he also appeared in “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and “Wedding Crashers.” Likewise, he was in the off-Broadway cast of “Viagra Falls” in 2010.