Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach


Born Jerome Bernard Orbach, Jerry Orbach was an acting legacy. He has created voices such as Lumiere on “Beauty and the Beast,” Sa’luk on “Aladdin and the King of Thieves,” and Thorn on “The Special Magic of Herself the Elf.”

Orbach was also an actor of the stage.Some notable roles he performed as were as El Gatto on “The Fantasticks” in 1960, Paul the Puppeteer on “Carnival!” from 1961 to 1963, and Charlie Davenport on “Annie Get Your Gun” in 1966.

Orbach was also famous in some movies like “Cop Hater,” “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home,” “A Fan’s Notes,” “Underground Aces,” “Dead Women in Lingerie,” and “Chinese Coffee.”

Orbach was also notable on television. Some of his works include episodes on “Love, American Style,” “Tales from the Darkside,” “Simon and Simon,” and “The Golden Girls.” Arguably, Orbach’s most famous role on television was as Detective Leonard W. Briscoe on “Law and Order.”

Jerry Orbach was a legendary and talented actor, who’s hard work and devotion made him one to remember for a long long time.

Jerry Orbach: October 20th, 1935- December 28, 2004

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