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Jerry Orbach

Jerry OrbachAKA Jerome Bernard Orbach

Born: 20-Oct-1935
Birthplace: Bronx, NY
Died: 28-Dec-2004
Location of death: Manhattan, NY [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate
Remains: Buried, Trinity Cemetery, Manhattan, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Lennie Briscoe from Law & Order

Born to a Jewish father and Roman Catholic mother, he was raised as a Roman Catholic. Early in his career he worked as a chauffeur for Mae West. Orbach was a prominent actor on stage and later television, becoming best known as Detective Lennie Briscoe on Dick Wolf's Law and Order.


[1] Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, NY.

Father: Leon Orbach
Mother: Emily Olexy
Wife: Marta Curro (m. 21-Jun-1958, div. 1975, two sons)
Son: Anthony Nicholas Orbach
Son: Christopher Ben Orbach
Wife: Elaine Cancilla (dancer, m. 7-Oct-1979)

    High School: (Waukegan, IL)
    University:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (one year, transferred)
    University: Northwestern University (one year, circa 1954)

    Tony 1969 for Best Actor in a Musical Play, Promises, Promises
    Wedding: Donald Trump and Marla Maples (1993)
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal
    Risk Factors: Prostate Cancer

    TELEVISION
    Law & Order Det. Lennie Briscoe (1992-2004)
    House of Mouse Lumiere (2001-02)
    The Law and Harry McGraw Harry MacGraw (1987-88)
    Murder, She Wrote Harry McGraw (1985-91)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Himself
    Manna From Heaven (17-Jan-2003)
    The Acting Class (16-Oct-2000) · Himself
    Prince of Central Park (22-Sep-2000) · Businessman
    Chinese Coffee (2-Sep-2000)
    Exiled (8-Nov-1998)
    Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (11-Nov-1997) [VOICE]
    Aladdin and the King of Thieves (13-Aug-1996) [VOICE]
    Mastergate (1-Nov-1992)
    Mr. Saturday Night (12-Sep-1992) · Phil Gussman
    Universal Soldier (10-Jul-1992) · Dr. Gregor
    Straight Talk (3-Apr-1992) · Milo Jacoby
    Black Death (24-Mar-1992)
    Broadway Bound (23-Mar-1992)
    A Gnome Named Gnorm (17-Jan-1992) · Stan
    Beauty and the Beast (13-Nov-1991) [VOICE]
    Delirious (9-Aug-1991) · Lou Sherwood
    Delusion (7-Jun-1991)
    Out for Justice (12-Apr-1991)
    Dead Women in Lingerie (1991)
    Crimes and Misdemeanors (13-Oct-1989) · Jack Rosenthal
    Last Exit to Brooklyn (12-Oct-1989)
    I Love N.Y. (1988)
    Someone to Watch Over Me (9-Oct-1987)
    Dirty Dancing (25-Aug-1987) · Jake Houseman
    Love Among Thieves (23-Feb-1987)
    Out on a Limb (18-Jan-1987)
    F/X (7-Feb-1986) · Nicholas DeFranco
    The Imagemaker (24-Jan-1986)
    Brewster's Millions (22-May-1985) · Charley Pegler
    Prince of the City (19-Aug-1981) · Gus Levy
    Underground Aces (1981)
    The Sentinel (7-Jan-1977) · Film Director
    Foreplay (Mar-1975) · Jerry Lorsey
    The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (22-Dec-1971) · Kid Sally
    John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (24-Mar-1965)
    Mad Dog Coll (12-May-1961) · Joe
    Cop Hater (1-Oct-1958) · Gang Leader -- Mumzer


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