Robert Pastorelli plays Timmons, traveling companion to Kevin Costner in ''Dances With Wolves.'' You may have trouble recognizing him. He looks nothing like the character he plays on ''Murphy Brown,'' the television series starring Candice Bergen.
He plays Elvin Barnecky, ever-present handyman to Bergen in the series, so it is only natural to assume that he is considering a spinoff featuring the same character.
''No, I don't think so,'' said Pastorelli. ''I don't think I want to star in a series. 'Murphy Brown' has been great for me. I'm grateful for it, but I look on it as a stepping stone. My desire is to do more stage. I just started a theater group in Los Angeles. I'll do more television, but 'Here's Elvin,' no.''