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Jerry Adler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jerry Adler (born February 4, 1929) is an American theatre director, production supervisor and a television and film actor. Adler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Pauline and Philip Adler, who was a general manager of the Group Theatre. He was raised in a Jewish observant household. Adler began his theatre career as a stage manager in 1951, working on such productions as Of Thee I Sing and My Fair Lady before becoming a production supervisor for The Apple Tree, Black Comedy/White Lies, Dear World, Coco, 6 Rms Riv Vu, Annie, and I Remember Mama, among others. He made his directing debut with the 1974 Sammy Cahn revue Words and Music and also directed the 1976 revival of My Fair Lady, which garnered him a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the ill-fated 1981 musical The Little Prince and the Aviator. He also directed the 1976 play Checking Out. As an actor, Adler is perhaps best known for his roles as Herman "Hesh" Rabkin in The Sopranos, Mr. Wicker in Mad About You, and Lt. Al Teischler in Hudson Street. He made three appearances on Northern Exposure as Alan Schulman, Joel Fleischman's old neighborhood rabbi seen in visions. His screen credits include In Her Shoes, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and The Public Eye. In addition, Adler also appeared in an episode of The West Wing as Toby Ziegler's father, Jules Ziegler. The elder Ziegler worked as a member of Murder, Inc. in the 50's. Adler is now appearing as the new chief in the fourth season of FX's fire fighter drama Rescue Me. He guest starred as Eddie's father Al in season 3 and season 4 of 'Til Death. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jerry Adler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

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Feb 4, 1929 In Brooklyn, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series 87th Precinct 1961-09-25
Latest Project:
Movie Driveways 2020-12-17
Known For
Poster of Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate
Poster of Adult World
Poster of In Her Shoes
Poster of Manhattan Murder Mystery
Movie Driveways Rodger 2020-12-17
Movie Transparent: Musicale Finale Moshe Pfefferman 2019-09-27
Series Living with Yourself Unknown 2019-10-18
Series The Good Fight Howard Lyman 2017-02-19
Movie Fair Market Value Victor Rosen 2017-05-06
Series Mozart in the Jungle Lazlo 2014-02-06
Movie Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate Himself - Actor 2014-03-02
Movie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn Cooper 2014-05-23
Movie A Most Violent Year Joseph Mendelsohn 2014-12-30
Movie Adult World Stan 2013-04-18
Movie Remember Sunday Sam 2013-04-21
Series The Good Wife Howard Lyman 2009-09-22
Movie Synecdoche, New York Caden's Father 2008-10-24
Movie Goodbye Baby Perlman 2007-03-12
Movie The Memory Thief Mr. Zweig 2007-04-14
Movie Find Me Guilty Saul Rizzo 2006-03-16
Movie The Real Sopranos 2006-04-26
Series 'Til Death Unknown 2006-09-07
Movie Prime Sam 2005-09-21
Series The War at Home Unknown 2005-09-11
Movie In Her Shoes Lewis Feldman 2005-10-07
Series CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Series Raising Dad Sam Stewart 2001-10-05
Movie Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis Maurice Tempelsman 2000-11-04
Series Bull Unknown 2000-08-15
Series The Sopranos Hesh Rabkin 1999-01-10
Series Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Burt Hornstein 1999-11-14
Series LateLine Unknown 1998-03-17
Movie Six Ways to Sunday Louis Varga 1997-09-01
Series Alright Already Unknown 1997-09-07
Movie Getting Away with Murder Judge 1996-04-12
Series Spin City Unknown 1996-09-17
Series Hudson Street Lt. Al Teischler 1995-09-19
Movie Manhattan Murder Mystery Paul House 1993-05-02
Movie Exclusive Mort 1992-10-04
Series Mad About You Unknown 1992-09-23
Movie The Public Eye Arthur Nabler 1992-10-16
Series Brooklyn Bridge Unknown 1991-09-20
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Series Quantum Leap Unknown 1989-03-26
Series 87th Precinct Unknown 1961-09-25