Jerry Orbach

BirthDay:

20 Oct 1935

BirthPlace:

New York City, New York, USA

BirthName:

Jerome Bernard Orbach

Bio:

Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor, and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to become "a chameleon" to blend in his new settings. He studied drama at the University of Illinois and at Northwestern. He then went to study acting in New York and got constant work in musicals. He slowly pushed to get acting roles in tv and movies, but was frequently overlooked because of his musical roots.
Filmography

Actor ( 96 credits )

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017) Himself (archive footage)
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005)  D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe (2 episodes, 2005)
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004)
Mickey's PhilharMagic (2003) Lumiere (voice)
Try to Remember: The Fantasticks (2003) Himself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) Himself
Manna from Heaven (2002) Waltz Contest Announcer
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)  Detective Lennie Briscoe (1 episode, 2001)
House of Mouse (2001)  Lumiere (9 episodes, 2001-2002)
Prince of Central Park (2000) Businessman
Chinese Coffee (2000) Jake Manheim
The Acting Class (2000) Himself
Encounters with the Unexplained (2000)  Host / ... (46 episodes, 2000-2002)
Temps (1999) Announcer
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Detective Lennie Briscoe (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
VH-1 Where Are They Now? (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
You Be the Judge (1999)  Host (unknown episodes)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Cemetery Club (1993) (uncredited)
Frasier (1993)  Mitch (1 episode, 1996)
Homicide: Life on the Street (1993)  Detective Lennie Briscoe (3 episodes, 1996-1999)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1994-2004)
Mr. Saturday Night (1992) Phil Gussman
Universal Soldier (1992) Dr. Christopher Gregor
Straight Talk (1992) Milo Jacoby
Dead Women in Lingerie (1991) Bartoli
Beauty and the Beast (1991) Lumiere (voice)
Delirious (1991) Lou Sherwood
Delusion (1991) Larry
Toy Soldiers (1991) Albert Trotta (uncredited)
Out for Justice (1991) Capt. Ronnie Donziger
California Casanova (1991) Constantin Rominoffski
A Gnome Named Gnorm (1990) Stan Walton
Law & Order (1990)  Detective Lennie Briscoe / ... (274 episodes, 1991-200
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Jack Rosenthal
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989) Boyce
Empty Nest (1988)  Arthur (2 episodes, 1992)
Later with Bob Costas (1988)  Himself (1 episode, 1992)
The American Experience (1988) (1 episode, 1991)
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) Lt. Garber
Dirty Dancing (1987) Jake Houseman
I Love N.Y. (1987) Leo
Biography (1987)  Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Out on a Limb (1987)  Mort Viner (1 episode, 1987)
The Law and Harry McGraw (1987)  Harry McGraw (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
The Imagemaker (1986) Byron Caine
F/X (1986) Nicholas DeFranco
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers (1986)  Zachary Foxx (7 episodes, 1986)
Brewster's Millions (1985) Charley Pegler
The Golden Girls (1985)  Glen O'Brien (1 episode, 1990)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Our Family Honor (1985)  Brian Merrick (2 episodes, 1985)
Murder, She Wrote (1984)  Harry McGraw / ... (7 episodes, 1985-1992)
Who's the Boss? (1984)  Nick (1 episode, 1990)
Hunter (1984)  Sal Scarlatti (1 episode, 1990)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Himself - Celebrity Contestant (1 episode, 1998)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Tales from the Darkside (1983)  Roberts (1 episode, 1987)
The Hitchhiker (1983)  Cameron (1 episode, 1987)
Reading Rainbow (1983)  Himself (1 episode, 1986)
Prince of the City (1981) Gus Levy
Underground Aces (1981) Herbert Penlittle
Simon & Simon (1981)  Harrison / ... (1 episode, 1988)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)  Lars Mangros (1 episode, 1980)
Trapper John, M.D. (1979)  Dr. Beeker (1 episode, 1980)
The Sentinel (1977) Michael Dayton
The Lynne Gordon Show (1977)  Himself
Foreplay (1975) Jerry Lorsey
Ryan's Hope (1975)  Mr. Brahm (1 episode, 1983)
Kojak (1973)  Brubaker (1 episode, 1975)
Diana (1973)  Donald Kirby (1 episode, 1973)
A Fan's Notes (1972) Fred
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971) Kid Sally
Great Performances (1971)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1985-2005)
Love, American Style (1969)  Homer 'Arsenal' Andrews (segment "Love and the Hoodwin
Medical Center (1969)  Josh (1 episode, 1975)
The David Frost Show (1969)  Himself (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
One Life to Live (1968)  Irwin Keyser (1980-1981) (unknown episodes)
The Kraft Music Hall (1967)  Himself (1 episode, 1969)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) Pinkerton
ABC's Nightlife (1964)  Himself (1 episode, 1965)
Bye Bye Birdie (1963) Bob - Ed Sullivan Show Producer (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1972)
The Merv Griffin Show (1962)  Himself (1 episode, 1967)
The Doctors and the Nurses (1962)  Steve Ford (1 episode, 1963)
Mad Dog Coll (1961) Joe Clegg
The Defenders (1961)  J.P. Loring (1 episode, 1965)
The Mike Douglas Show (1961)  Himself (2 episodes, 1968-1976)
The Shari Lewis Show (1960)  Himself (1 episode, 1962)
Cop Hater (1958) Gang Leader - Mumzer
The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957)  Himself (1 episode, 1960)
Marty (1955) Ballroom Extra (uncredited)
Camera Three (1955)  Larry Foreman (1 episode, 1964)
The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)  Himself (1 episode, 1961)