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Fyvush Finkel

Fyvush Finkel, born Philip Finkel, was an American actor from New York City, the son of Jewish immigrant parents from Eastern Europe. His career began in the Yiddish theatres of Manhattan where his talent for peppering his singing with comedic inflections gained him notoriety and consistent casting for over thirty years. He finally made his Broadway debut in 1964 as a member of the original production of Fiddler on the Roof, playing Mordcha the innkeeper. During the 1990s he began working in television and came to the attention of producer David E. Kelley, who cast him in two of his successful series: Picket Fences and Boston Public, the former earning him an Emmy (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series) in 1994. After Boston Public was cancelled in 2004 he returned to the theatres of New York, eventually retiring after the conclusion of the production of New Jerusalem in 2007. He passed away at his home in New York at the age of 93 due to heart problems.

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Oct 9, 1922 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986-12-26
Latest Project:
Movie If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast 2017-06-05
Known For
Poster of A Serious Man
Poster of Nixon
Poster of Aaron's Magic Village
Poster of The Simpsons
Movie If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast Himself 2017-06-05
Movie Deli Man Himself 2015-02-27
Series Blue Bloods Moishe 2010-09-24
Movie A Serious Man Traitl Groshkover 2009-09-30
Series Boston Public Harvey Lipschultz 2000-10-23
Movie The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Hearing Aid (voice) 1998-05-19
Series Fantasy Island Fisher 1998-09-26
Movie A Rugrats Chanukah Shlomo (voice) 1996-12-04
Movie Nixon Murray Chotiner 1995-12-22
Movie Aaron's Magic Village Narrator (voice) 1995-10-11
Series Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie For Love or Money Milton Glickman 1993-10-01
Series Picket Fences Douglas Wambaugh 1992-09-18
Movie Q & A Preston Pearlstein 1990-04-27
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Brighton Beach Memoirs Mr. Greenblatt 1986-12-26