Jerry Orbach

Biography

Date of Birth 20 October 1935, New York City, New York, USA Date of Death 28 December 2004, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (prostate cancer) Birth Name Jerome Bernard Orbach Height 6' 2" (1.88 m) Jerry was born in the Bronx. His father, Leon, was a former vaudevillian actor and his mother, Emily, was a radio singer. His family moved frequently and eventually settled in Waukegan, Illinois where he went to high school. The constant moving made him the new kid on the block and forced him to become "a chameleon" to blend in his new settings. He studied drama at the University of Illinois and at Northwestern. He then went to study acting in New York and got constant work in musicals. He slowly pushed to get acting roles in tv and movies, but was frequently overlooked because of his musical roots.

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Birth Name

Jerome Bernard Orbach

Birth Place

New York City, New York, USA

Birth Date

10/20/1935

Death Date

12/28/2004
Known For
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Dirty Dancing

Dr. Jake Houseman

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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Lumiere (voice)

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Prince of the City

Detective Gus Levy

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Someone to Watch Over Me

Lt. Garber

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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Kid Sally

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A Gnome Named Gnorm

Stan Walton

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Die Schöne & das Biest -

Lumiere (voice)

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Chinese Coffee

Jake Manheim

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Dead Women in Lingerie

Bartoli

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Love Among Thieves

Spicer

Starring In
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Broadway: The Golden Age

Self (archive footage)

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Howard

Self (archive footage)

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Die Schöne & das Biest -

Lumiere (voice)

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Broadway: The American Musical

Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2004)

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien 10th Anniversary Special

Himself

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Broadway - The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There

Himself

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Try to Remember: The Fantasticks

Self

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Manna from Heaven

Waltz Contest Announcer

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Chinese Coffee

Jake Manheim

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Prince of Central Park

Businessman

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Belle's Tales of Friendship

Lumiere (voice)

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Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World

Lumiere (voice)

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Exiled

Detective Lennie Briscoe

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Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Lumiere (voice)

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Aladdin and the King of Thieves

Sa'luk (voice)

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The Cemetery Club

(uncredited)

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Universal Soldier

Dr. Christopher Gregor

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Straight Talk

Milo Jacoby

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Broadway Bound

Jack Jerome

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Mr. Saturday Night

Phil Gussman

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Beauty and the Beast

Lumiere (voice)

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Delirious

Lou Sherwood

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Toy Soldiers

Albert Trotta (uncredited)

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Out for Justice

Capt. Ronnie Donziger

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Delusion

Larry

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Dead Women in Lingerie

Bartoli

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In Defense of a Married Man

Alan Michelson

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A Gnome Named Gnorm

Stan Walton

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Crimes and Misdemeanors

Jack Rosenthal

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Last Exit to Brooklyn

Boyce

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Dirty Dancing

Dr. Jake Houseman

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Love Among Thieves

Spicer

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Someone to Watch Over Me

Lt. Garber

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F/X

Nicholas DeFranco

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The Imagemaker

Byron Caine

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Brewster's Millions

Charley Pegler

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Arabesque : Saison 3 - L'intégrale - 6 DVD

Harry McGraw / ... (6 episodes, 1985-1991)

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Beverly Hills Cop

Employee Beverly Palms Hotel (uncredited)

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Murder, She Wrote - The Complete Fifth Season

Harry McGraw / ... (6 episodes, 1985-1991)

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Prince of the City

Detective Gus Levy

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The Sentinel

Michael Dayton

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The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight

Kid Sally

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Cop Hater

Mumzer - Gang Leader

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Guys and Dolls

Man in barber chair who shakes hands with Nathan Detroit (uncredited)

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