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Jerry Orbach

Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer, well known for his starring role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in the Law & Order television series and as the voice of Lumière in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as well as for being a noted musical theatre star; his prominent roles included originating the character of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical play in history, as Chuck Baxter in the original production of Promises, Promises (for which he won a Tony Award), Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, and Billy Flynn in the original production of Chicago. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jerry Orbach, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 20, 1935 In New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Marty 1955-04-11
Latest Project:
Movie Howard 2018-04-22
Known For
Poster of Try to Remember: The Fantasticks
Poster of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Poster of Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Poster of Universal Soldier
Movie Howard Himself 2018-04-22
Series The New Yorker Presents Detective Lennie Brisco 2016-02-16
Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury Lennie Briscoe 2005-03-03
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Chuck Baxter (segment "Promises, Promises") 2005-08-07
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures II Host (segment "Revivals and Record Breakers") / Billy Flynn (segment "Chicago") 2004-10-26
Movie Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
Movie Try to Remember: The Fantasticks Himself 2003-05-14
Movie Broadway's Lost Treasures Host (segment "Broadway Divas") / Julian Marsh (segment "42nd Street") 2003-08-10
Movie Mickey's PhilharMagic Lumiere (archive audio) (voice) 2003-10-08
Series Disney's House of Mouse Unknown 2001-01-13
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Series Encounters With the Unexplained Unknown 2000-08-25
Movie Chinese Coffee Jake Manheim 2000-09-02
Movie Prince of Central Park Unknown 2000-09-22
Movie Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind Narrator 1999-01-01
Series Where Are They Now? Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie Belle's Tales of Friendship Lumiere (voice) 1999-08-17
Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lennie Briscoe 1999-09-20
Movie Belle's Magical World Lumiere (voice) 1998-02-16
Movie Exiled Detective Lennie Briscoe 1998-11-08
Movie Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Lumiere (voice) 1997-11-11
Series E! True Hollywood Story Unknown 1996-03-29
Movie Aladdin and the King of Thieves Sa'luk (voice) 1996-05-20
Series Frasier Mitch (voice) 1993-09-16
Series Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown 1993-01-31
Movie The Cemetery Club Unknown 1993-02-03
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Quiet Killer Dr. Vincent Califano 1992-03-24
Movie Straight Talk Milo Jacoby 1992-04-03
Movie Broadway Bound Jack Jerome 1992-03-22
Movie Universal Soldier Dr. Christopher Gregor 1992-07-10
Movie Mastergate Clifton Byers 1992-11-01
Movie Mr. Saturday Night Phil Gussman 1992-09-23
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter Vic St. John 1991-01-06
Movie California Casanova Constantin Rominoffski 1991-01-01
Movie Out for Justice Capt Ronnie Donziger 1991-04-12
Movie Dead Women in Lingerie Bartoli 1991-01-01
Movie Toy Soldiers Albert Trotta 1991-04-24
Movie Delusion Larry 1991-06-07
Movie Beauty and the Beast Lumiere (voice) 1991-11-13
Movie Delirious Lou Sherwood 1991-08-09
Movie A Gnome Named Gnorm Stan Walton 1990-01-17
Movie Kojak: None So Blind Tony Salducci 1990-04-07
Movie In Defense of a Married Man Alan Michelson 1990-10-14
Series Law & Order Lennie Briscoe 1990-09-13
Movie Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder Blaine Counter 1989-04-09
Movie Last Exit to Brooklyn Boyce 1989-10-11
Movie Crimes and Misdemeanors Jack Rosenthal 1989-10-13
Series Out on a Limb Mort Viner 1987-01-18
Movie I Love N.Y. Leo 1987-05-04
Movie Love Among Thieves Spicer 1987-02-23
Movie Dirty Dancing Dr. Jake Houseman 1987-08-21
Series The Law & Harry McGraw Unknown 1987-09-27
Movie Someone to Watch Over Me Lt. Garber 1987-10-09
Movie F/X Nicholas DeFranco 1986-02-07
Movie The Imagemaker Byron Caine 1986-01-24
Series The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers Unknown 1986-09-14
Movie Brewster's Millions Charley Pegler 1985-05-22
Series The Golden Girls Glen 1985-09-14
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Series Murder, She Wrote Harry McGraw 1984-09-30
Movie The Magic of Herself the Elf King Thorn (voice) 1983-07-30
Movie An Invasion of Privacy Sam Bianchi 1983-01-12
Series The Hitchhiker Unknown 1983-11-01
Movie Plaza Suite Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash 1982-12-31
Movie Prince of the City Gus Levy 1981-08-19
Series Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Lars Mangros 1979-09-20
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie The Sentinel Michael Dayton 1977-01-07
Movie Fore Play Jerry Lorsey 1975-03-01
Series Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Movie A Fan's Notes Unknown 1972-07-02
Movie The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight Kid Sally 1971-12-22
Series Medical Center Unknown 1969-09-24
Series Love, American Style Unknown 1969-09-29
Series The Dick Cavett Show Himself - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Pinkerton 1965-03-24
Movie Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life Unknown 1961-03-20
Movie Mad Dog Coll Joe Clegg 1961-05-12
Movie Cop Hater Mumzer 1958-10-01
Series Tony Awards Himself - Nominee / Performer 1956-04-01
Movie Marty Ballroom Extra (uncredited) 1955-04-11