Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach
1935 - 2004

Jerry Orbach  American Actor


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Rest in peace.


Jerry Orbach was previously married to Elaine Cancilla (1979 - 2004), Marta Curro (1958 - 1975) and Ingrid Goude (1962 - 1976).

Jerry Orbach was in a relationship with Mary Castle (1952 - 1953).


American Actor Jerry Orbach was born Jerome Bernard Orbach on 20th October, 1935 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA and passed away on 28th Dec 2004 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA aged 69. He is most remembered for NYPD Detective Leonard W. “Lennie” Briscoe on the long-running NBC crime drama Law & Order (1992–2004). His zodiac sign is Libra.

Jerry Orbach was in 3 on-screen matchups, including Bea Arthur in The Golden Girls (1985), Kelly Bishop in Dirty Dancing (1987) and Kimmy Robertson in Belle's Magical World (1998).

Jerry Orbach is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American television actors and American voice actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating1 1 month, 1 day - -
Married3 26 years 19 years, 3 months 14 years, 10 months
Total4 26 years 14 years, 5 months 1 month, 1 day


First Name Jerry
Last Name Orbach
Full Name at Birth Jerome Bernard Orbach
Age 69 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th October, 1935
Birthplace The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Died 28th December, 2004
Place of Death Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Prostate Cancer
Buried Trinity Church Cemetery, Manhattan
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 NYPD Detective Leonard W. “Lennie” Briscoe on the long-running NBC crime drama Law & Order (1992–2004)
Year(s) Active 1955–2004

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

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Jerry Orbach69 LibraActor
Elaine Cancilla69 CapricornDancer
Marta Curro-
Mary Castle67 AquariusActress
Ingrid Goude84 GeminiActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Anthony NicholasMaleMarta Curro
Christopher BenjaminMaleMarta Curro


Law & Order: Trial by Jury2005D.A. Investigator Lennie BriscoeTV Show
Manna from Heaven2002Waltz Contest AnnouncerMovie
House of Mouse2001LumiereTV Show
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001Detective Lennie BriscoeTV Show
Chinese Coffee2000Jake ManheimMovie
Prince of Central Park2000BusinessmanMovie
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999Lennie Briscoe, Lenny BriscoeTV Show
You Be the Judge1999HostTV Show
Exiled1998Detective Lennie BriscoeTV Movie
The Special Magic of Herself the Elf1994King Thorn (voice)TV Movie
The Cemetery Club1993Movie
Frasier1993MitchTV Show
Homicide: Life on the Street1993Detective Lennie BriscoeTV Show
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993Detective Lennie BriscoeTV Show
Mr. Saturday Night1992Phil GussmanMovie
Straight Talk1992Milo JacobyMovie
Universal Soldier1992Dr. Christopher GregorMovie
Broadway Bound1992Jack JeromeTV Movie
Mastergate1992Clifton ByersTV Movie
Quiet Killer1992Dr. Vincent CalifanoTV Movie
Beauty and the Beast1991Lumiere (voice)Movie
California Casanova1991Constantin RominoffskiMovie
Dead Women in Lingerie1991Mr. BartoliMovie
Delirious1991Lou SherwoodMovie
Out for Justice1991Capt. Ronnie DonzigerMovie
Toy Soldiers1991Albert Trotta (uncredited)Movie
Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter1991Vic St. JohnTV Movie
A Gnome Named Gnorm1990Stan WaltonMovie
Law & Order1990Defense Attorney Frank Lehrman, Detective Lennie BriscoeTV Show
In Defense of a Married Man1990Alan MichelsonTV Movie
Kojak: None So Blind1990Tony SalducciTV Movie
Crimes and Misdemeanors1989Jack RosenthalMovie
Last Exit to Brooklyn1989BoyceMovie
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder1989Blaine CounterTV Movie
The Flamingo Kid1989Phil BrodyTV Movie
Empty Nest1988ArthurTV Show
Dirty Dancing1987Jake HousemanMovie
I Love N.Y.1987LeoMovie
Someone to Watch Over Me1987Lt. GarberMovie
Love Among Thieves1987SpicerTV Movie
Out on a Limb1987Mort VinerTV Show
The Law and Harry McGraw1987Harry McGrawTV Show
F/X1986Nicholas DeFrancoMovie
The Imagemaker1986Byron CaineMovie
Dream West1986Capt. John SutterTV Show
The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers1986Zachary FoxxTV Show
Brewster's Millions1985Charley PeglerMovie
Our Family Honor1985Brian MerrickTV Show
The Golden Girls1985Glen O'BrienTV Show
Hunter1984Sal ScarlattiTV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984Harry McGrawTV Show
Who's the Boss?1984NickTV Show
The Streets1984Sgt. Max GrozzoTV Movie
An Invasion of Privacy1983Sam BianchiTV Movie
Tales from the Darkside1983RobertsTV Show
The Hitchhiker1983CameronTV Show
Plaza Suite1982Jesse Kiplinger, Roy Hubley, Sam NashTV Movie
Prince of the City1981Detective Gus LevyMovie
Underground Aces1981Herbert PenlittleMovie
Simon & Simon1981Harrison, Malcolm Shanley IIITV Show
Alex and the Doberman Gang1980RogersTV Movie
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century1979Lars MangrosTV Show
Trapper John, M.D.1979Dr. BeekerTV Show
The Sentinel1977Film DirectorMovie
Fore Play1975Jerry LorseyMovie
Ryan's Hope1975Mr. BrahmTV Show
Kojak1973BrubakerTV Show
Diana1973Donald KirbyTV Show
A Fan's Notes1972Fred ExleyMovie
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight1971Kid SallyMovie
Love, American Style1969Homer 'Arsenal' Andrews (segment "Love and the Hoodwinked Honey")TV Show
Medical Center1969JoshTV Show
One Life to Live1968Irwin Keyser (1980-1981)TV Show
Annie Get Your Gun1967Charles DavenportTV Movie
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home!1965PinkertonMovie
Bye Bye Birdie1963Bob - Ed Sullivan Show Producer (uncredited)Movie
The Doctors and the Nurses1962Steve FordTV Show
Mad Dog Coll1961Joe CleggMovie
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life1961CristofTV Movie
The Defenders1961J.P. LoringTV Show
Cop Hater1958Mumzer - Gang LeaderMovie
Camera Three1955Larry ForemanTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (3)

MouseJun 12, 2011

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

heatherachaseheatherachaseJan 9, 2011

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

joejonasluver23joejonasluver23Jun 25, 2008

We miss you on law and order lennie!!!

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