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Jerry Orbach

1935-10-20 New York City, New York, USA

Image of 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.


Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age Self 2021-08-14
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Lumiere (voice) (archive footage) 2020-01-17
Howard Himself 2018-04-22
Broadway's Lost Treasures III: The Best of The Tony Awards Chuck Baxter (segment "Promises, Promises") 2005-08-07
Broadway's Lost Treasures II Host (segment "Revivals and Record Breakers") / Billy Flynn (segment "Chicago") 2004-10-26
Corruption Empire: Nella morsa del potere 2003-04-10
Try to Remember: The Fantasticks Himself 2003-05-14
Mickey's PhilharMagic Lumiere (archive audio) (voice) 2003-10-08
Broadway's Lost Treasures Host (segment "Broadway Divas") / Julian Marsh (segment "42nd Street") 2003-08-10
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There Self 2003-01-01
The Hustler: The Inside Story Himself 2002-01-01
The Acting Class Self 2000-04-29
Prince of Central Park 2000-09-22
Chinese Coffee Jake Manheim 2000-09-02
Serial Killers: Profiling the Criminal Mind Narrator 1999-01-01
Belle's Tales of Friendship Lumiere (voice) 1999-08-17
Belle's Magical World Lumiere (voice) 1998-02-16
Exiled Detective Lennie Briscoe 1998-11-08
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Lumiere (voice) 1997-11-11
Aladdin and the King of Thieves Sa'luk (voice) 1996-05-20
The Cemetery Club Jake Rubin (uncredited) 1993-02-03
Mr. Saturday Night Phil Gussman 1992-09-23
Broadway Bound Jack Jerome 1992-03-22
Straight Talk Milo Jacoby 1992-04-03
Universal Soldier Dr. Christopher Gregor 1992-07-10
Quiet Killer Dr. Vincent Califano 1992-03-24
Mastergate Clifton Byers 1992-11-01
Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter Vic St. John 1991-01-06
California Casanova Constantin Rominoffski 1991-01-01
Out for Justice Capt Ronnie Donziger 1991-04-12
Beauty and the Beast Lumiere (voice) 1991-10-22
Delusion Larry 1991-06-07
Dead Women in Lingerie Bartoli 1991-01-01
Delirious Lou Sherwood 1991-08-09
Toy Soldiers Albert Trotta 1991-04-24
Kojak: None So Blind Tony Salducci 1990-04-07
In Defense of a Married Man Alan Michelson 1990-10-14
A Gnome Named Gnorm Stan Walton 1990-01-17
Last Exit to Brooklyn Boyce 1989-10-11
Crimes and Misdemeanors Jack Rosenthal 1989-10-13
Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder Blaine Counter 1989-04-09
I Love N.Y. Leo 1987-05-04
Love Among Thieves Spicer 1987-02-23
Dirty Dancing Dr. Jake Houseman 1987-08-21
Someone to Watch Over Me Lt. Garber 1987-10-09
F/X Nicholas DeFranco 1986-02-07
The Imagemaker Byron Caine 1986-01-24
Brewster's Millions Charley Pegler 1985-05-22
The Magic of Herself the Elf King Thorn (voice) 1983-07-30
An Invasion of Privacy Sam Bianchi 1983-01-12
Night of 100 Stars 1982-03-08
Plaza Suite Roy Hubley / Jesse Kiplinger / Sam Nash 1982-12-31
Prince of the City Gus Levy 1981-08-19
The Sentinel Michael Dayton 1977-01-07
Fore Play Jerry Lorsey 1975-03-01
Mitzi... A Tribute to the American Housewife Self 1974-02-04
A Fan's Notes Fred Exley 1972-07-02
The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight Kid Sally 1971-12-22
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! Pinkerton 1965-03-24
Bye Bye Birdie Ed Sullivan Show Producer (uncredited) 1963-04-04
Twenty-Four Hours in a Woman's Life 1961-03-20
Mad Dog Coll Joe Clegg 1961-05-12
Cop Hater Mumzer 1958-10-01
Marty Ballroom Extra (uncredited) 1955-04-11