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actor , singer

Jerry Orbach, American actor, singer. Recipient New March of Dimes Horizon award, 1961, award of merit Actors Fund, 1961, Tony award Antoinette Perry Committee, 1968. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, Long Star Boat Club, Friar's Club.


Orbach, Jerry was born on October 20, 1935 in New York City. Son of Leon and Emily (Olexy) Orbach.


Student, University Illinois, 1952-1953;student, Northwestern University, 1953-1955;studied acting with, Herbert Berghofstudied acting with, Mira Rostovastudied acting with, Lee Strasberg, New York Citystudied singing with, Hazel Schweppe, New York City.


Actor, various films, on and off-Broadway productions, since 1956.


  • Other Work

    • Professional stage debut: Room Service, 1952. Resident actor: Show Case Theatre, Evanston, Illinois, summers 1953-1954. New York City stage debut: Three Penny Opera, 1955.

      Actor: (stage) Chicago, 3 Penny Opera, The Fantasticks, Carnival, Scuba Duba, Promises Promises, The Rose Tattoo, 6 Rums Riv Vu, The King and I, Guys and Dolls, The Student Prince, Annie Get Your Gun, The Trouble With People. And Other Things, 42d Street, 1980. (films) Cop Hater, 1958, Mad Dog Coll, 1961, John Goldfarb Please Come Home, 1965, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, 1971, A Fan's Notes, 1974, Sentinel, 1977, The Prince of the City, 1982, Brewster's Millions, 1985, F/X, 1986, The Image Maker, 1986, Dirty Dancin', 1987, Someone to Watch Over Me, 1988, Crimes and Misdemeanors, 1989, Last Exit to Brooklyn, 1990, Out for Justice, 1991, Toy Soldiers, 1991, Delusion, 1991, Delirious, 1991, Beauty and the Beast, 1991 (voice only), Straight Talk, 1992, Universal Soldier, 1992, Mr.

      Saturday Night, 1992, The Cemetary Club, 1993, A Gnome Named Gnorm, 1994, Chinese Coffee, 2000, The Prince of Central Park, 2000, Manna From Heaven, 2001. (television episodes) including Love American Style, Murder She Wrote, Golden Girls (Emmy award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, 1990). (television series) The Law and Harry McGraw, 1987-1988, Law and Order, 1992-2004 (Emmy award for outstanding lead actor in a Drama Series, 2000, Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance in a Drama Series, 2005).

      (television movies) An Invasion of Privacy, 1983, Out on a Limb, 1987, Love Among Thieves, 1987, In Defense of a Married Man, 1990, Broadway Bound, 1992, (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special, 1992), Quiet Killer, 1992, The Hunt, 2001, (voice) House of Mouse, 2001. (television miniseries) Dream West, 1986. (video) Aladdin and the King of Thieves, 1996.

      (voice) Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, 1997.


Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, Actors Equity Association, Long Star Boat Club, Friar's Club. Clubs: Lone Star Boat.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: poker, pool, golf, tennis.


Married Marta Curro, June 21, 1958 (divorced 1975). Children: Anthony Nicholas, Christopher Ben. Married Elaine Cancilla, October 7, 1979.

Leon Orbach

Emily (Olexy) Orbach

Marta Curro

Elaine Cancilla

Anthony Nicholas Orbach

Christopher Ben Orbach