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Birth information

20 October 1935 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

28 December 2004 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Jerome Bernard Orbach

How tall is Jerry Orbach?

1.87 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Elaine Angela Cancilla
Martha Mingoya (Marta) Curro

Life Story of Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and Emily (nee Olexy), a radio singer, was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Roman Catholic parents, Alexander Olexy and Susanna (nee Klauba). The family moved frequently. He spent part of his childhood in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 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 University. He then went to study acting in New York and got constant work in musicals. He slowly pushed to get acting roles in television and films after being overlooked due to his musical roots.

Orbach died at age 69 on December 28, 2004, after a decade-long battle with prostate cancer. His widow, Elaine Cancilla Orbach died on April 1, 2009, from pneumonia. Orbach and Cancilla both predeceased Orbach's mother, Emily Orbach, who died on July 28, 2012, at the age of 101.

Significant features of Jerry Orbach

Best known for his role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order (1990) (as well as several spin-offs)

Publications and Magazines about Jerry Orbach

Gilvey, John Anthony Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City: His Way from The Fantasticks to Law and Order. 2011

What movies did Jerry Orbach play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe, Protesters (2004) Police Investigator in street, Law & Order: Justice Is Served (2004) Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe, Law & Order (2004) Detective Lennie Briscoe / Frank Lehrman, Law & Order II: Double or Nothing (2003) Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe, Law & Order: Dead on the Money (2002) Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe, Manna from Heaven (2002) Waltz Contest Announcer, House of Mouse (2002) Lumiere, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) Detective Lennie Briscoe,...

Birth information

20 October 1935 New York City, New York, USA

Death information

28 December 2004 Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Jerome Bernard Orbach

How tall is Jerry Orbach?

1.87 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Elaine Angela Cancilla
Martha Mingoya (Marta) Curro

Life Story of Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach was born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of Leon Orbach, a former vaudevillian actor, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany, and Emily (nee Olexy), a radio singer, was born in Pennsylvania to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Roman Catholic parents, Alexander Olexy and Susanna (nee Klauba). The family moved frequently. He spent part of his childhood in Nanticoke, Pennsylvania 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 University. He then went to study acting in New York and got constant work in musicals. He slowly pushed to get acting roles in television and films after being overlooked due to his musical roots.

Orbach died at age 69 on December 28, 2004, after a decade-long battle with prostate cancer. His widow, Elaine Cancilla Orbach died on April 1, 2009, from pneumonia. Orbach and Cancilla both predeceased Orbach's mother, Emily Orbach, who died on July 28, 2012, at the age of 101.

Significant features of Jerry Orbach

Best known for his role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order (1990) (as well as several spin-offs)

Publications and Magazines about Jerry Orbach

Gilvey, John Anthony Jerry Orbach, Prince of the City: His Way from The Fantasticks to Law and Order. 2011

What movies did Jerry Orbach play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) D.A. Investigator Lennie Briscoe, Protesters (2004) Police Investigator in street, Law & Order: Justice Is Served (2004) Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe, Law & Order (2004) Detective Lennie Briscoe / Frank Lehrman, Law & Order II: Double or Nothing (2003) Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe, Law & Order: Dead on the Money (2002) Senior Homicide Detective Lennie Briscoe, Manna from Heaven (2002) Waltz Contest Announcer, House of Mouse (2002) Lumiere, Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001) Detective Lennie Briscoe,...

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Jerry Orbach and Jon Hein in America's Top Sleuths (2006)

On March 20, 2000, he sued online auctioneer eBay Inc. in Manhattan Federal Court for displaying his Social Security number on the Internet. The suit alleges that eBay began broadcasting the confidential information on its website on March 15, 2000, when it advertised the sale of two of his contracts from 1958.

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Jerry Orbach and Jesse L. Martin in Law & Order (1990)

Created the roles of El Gallo in "The Fantasticks," Billy Flynn in "Chicago" and Julian Marsh in "42nd Street" on the New York stage.

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Jerry Orbach in Law & Order (1990)

Father of Chris Orbach and Anthony Orbach.

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Jerry Orbach in Law & Order (1990)

Was partying at the Copacabana with infamous New York mobster Joe Gallo (III) hours before Gallo was shot dead at Umberto's Clam House in New York City.

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Jerry Orbach in Prince of the City - Die Herren der Stadt (1981)

Worked as a chauffeur for Mae West.

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Jerry Orbach, Treat Williams, Don Billett, Richard Foronjy, etc.

Had read for the roles of Max Greevey and Phil Cerreta on Law & Order (1990) before finally being cast as Det. Lennie Briscoe.

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Jerry Orbach, Irving Selbst, Leigh Taylor-Young, Jo Van Fleet, etc.

In 1976, he was nominated for the Tony Award® for "Best Actor in a Musical" for his performance in "Chicago."

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Martin Landau and Jerry Orbach in Verbrechen und andere Kleinigkeiten (1989)

Announced on March 26, 2004, that he would be leaving Law & Order (1990) after 12 years on the series.

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Jerry Orbach in Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn (1989)

In 1969, he won the Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical) for his 1968 role of Chuck Baxter in the Burt Bacharach/Hal David musical "Promises, Promises", a stage adaptation of Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960). This was preceded by a 1965 Tony nomination as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for a revival of "Guys and Dolls," and followed by a 1976 Best Actor (Musical) nomination for the original production of "Chicago."

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Mimi Rogers, Tom Berenger, Jerry Orbach, etc.

The New York Landmark Conservancy declared him a Living Landmark.

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Jerry Orbach and Treat Williams in Prince of the City - Die Herren der Stadt (1981)

Had been battling prostate cancer for 10 years.

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Jerry Orbach, Treat Williams, Don Billett, etc.

His father, Leon Orbach, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany. His mother, Emily (Olexy), was born in Pennsylvania, to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Catholic parents, Alexander Olexy and Susanna (Klauba).

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John Candy, Jerry Orbach, and Renée Taylor in Des Wahnsinns fette Beute (1991)

Received the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence at the 1999 Lucille Lortel Awards.

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Robert De Niro and Jerry Orbach in Spaghetti Killer (1971)

Jesse L. Martin performed the song "Razzle Dazzle" from the musical "Chicago" at the 2005 Tony Awards just as the "In Memoriam" section of the show was finishing. The last photo shown during the memorial was that of Orbach, who was both Martin's costar on Law & Order (1990) and the first person to perform "Razzle Dazzle" in the original Broadway production of "Chicago".

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