Jerry Orbach

Jerry Orbach

actor, soundtrack

Jerry Orbach was born on Oct 20, 1935 in USA. Jerry Orbach's big-screen debut came with Cop Hater directed by William Berke in 1958, strarring Mumzer - Gang Leader. Jerry Orbach is known for House of Mouse directed by Tony Craig, Wayne Allwine stars as Mickey Mouse and Bill Farmer as Goofy. Jerry Orbach has got 1 awards and 23 nominations so far. The most recent award Jerry Orbach achieved is Screen Actors Guild Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Jerry Orbach plays is Law & Order: Trial by Jury - Season 1 which will be released on Mar 03, 2005.

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.

  • Birthday

    Oct 20, 1935
  • Place of Birth

    New York City, New York, USA

Known For


1 wins & 23 nominations

Screen Actors Guild Awards
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Winner - Actor

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows