Jerry Orbach

"Carnival" is the first LP my Mom bought me after falling in love with musicals,
1935 - 2004

Jerry Orbach  American Actor

Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer, described at his death as "one of the last bona fide leading men of the Broadway musical and global celebrity on television" an...

Confirmed Relationships2
Longest Relationship17 yrs
Average Relationship Length8 yrs, 6 mths
First Name Jerry
Last Name Orbach
Full Name at Birth Jerome Bernard Orbach
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th October, 1935
Birthplace New York City, New York, USA
Died 28th December, 2004
Place of Death Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Prostate Cancer
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor, singer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Detective Leonard
Year(s) Active 1955–2004
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Chinese Coffee2000 Jake Manheim Movie
Prince of Central Park2000 Businessman Movie
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You Be the Judge1999 Host TV Show
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The Cemetery Club1993 Movie
Frasier1993 Mitch TV Show
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Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993 Det. Lennie Briscoe TV Show
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Straight Talk1992 Milo Jacoby Movie
Universal Soldier1992 Dr. Christopher Gregor Movie
Broadway Bound1992 Jack Jerome TV Movie
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Beauty and the Beast1991 Lumiere Movie
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Dead Women in Lingerie1991 Bartoli Movie
Delirious1991 Lou Sherwood Movie
Delusion1991 Larry Movie
Out for Justice1991 Capt. Ronnie Donziger Movie
Toy Soldiers1991 Albert Trotta (uncredited) Movie
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Law & Order1990 Detective Lennie Briscoe TV Show
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Crimes and Misdemeanors1989 Jack Rosenthal Movie
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The Flamingo Kid1989 Phil Brody TV Show
Empty Nest1988 Arthur TV Show
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I Love N.Y.1987 Leo Movie
Someone to Watch Over Me1987 Lt. Garber Movie
Love Among Thieves1987 Spicer TV Movie
Out on a Limb1987 Mort Viner TV Show
The Law and Harry McGraw1987 Harry McGraw TV Show
F/X1986 Nicholas DeFranco Movie
The Imagemaker1986 Byron Caine Movie
Dream West1986 Capt. John Sutter TV Show
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers1986 Zachary Foxx TV Show
Brewster's Millions1985 Charley Pegler Movie
Our Family Honor1985 Brian Merrick TV Show
The Golden Girls1985 Glen O'Brien TV Show
Hunter1984 Sal Scarlatti TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 Harry McGraw TV Show
Who's the Boss?1984 Nick TV Show
The Streets1984 Sgt. Max Grozzo TV Movie
An Invasion of Privacy1983 Sam Bianchi TV Movie
Tales from the Darkside1983 Roberts TV Show
The Hitchhiker1983 Cameron TV Show
Plaza Suite1982 Roy Hubley, Jesse Kiplinger, Sam Nash Movie
Prince of the City1981 Detective Gus Levy Movie
Underground Aces1981 Herbert Penlittle Movie
Simon & Simon1981 Harrison, Malcolm Shanley III TV Show
Alex and the Doberman Gang1980 Rogers TV Movie
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979 Lars Mangros TV Show
Trapper John, M.D.1979 Dr. Beeker TV Show
The Sentinel1977 Michael Dayton Movie
Fore Play1975 Jerry Lorsey Movie
Ryan's Hope1975 Mr. Brahm TV Show
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Diana1973 Donald Kirby TV Show
A Fan's Notes1972 Fred Movie
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Love, American Style1969 Homer 'Arsenal' Andrews (segment "Love and the Hoodwinked Honey") TV Show
Medical Center1969 Josh TV Show
One Life to Live1968 Irwin Keyser (1980-1981) TV Show
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The Doctors and the Nurses1962 Steve Ford TV Show
Mad Dog Coll1961 Joe Clegg Movie
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life1961 Cristof TV Movie
The Defenders1961 J.P. Loring TV Show
Cop Hater1958 Gang Leader - Mumzer Movie
Marty1955 Ballroom Extra (uncredited) Movie
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    MouseJun 12, 2011

    If Lumiere joined a gang, his treasure-pals would have turned him into a good man again.

    heatherachaseJan 9, 2011

    One of my FAV actors. In L&O and dirty dancing. All his theater work was amazing

    joejonasluver23Jun 25, 2008

    We miss you on law and order lennie!!!

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