Fyvush Finkel

Actor, Comic
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Born: 10/09/1922 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Deli Man 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harry's Law 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Serious Man 2009 (Movie)

Dybbuk (Actor)

The Urn 2008 (Movie)

Sol (Actor)

The Wedding Bells 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Public 2000 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

70th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Komediant 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1994 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Crew 2000 (Movie)

Sol Lowenstein (Actor)

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rugrats Chanukkah 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

Aaron's Magic Village 1997 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

How Do You Spell God? 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Voice

The Simpsons 1997 (Tv Show)

Voice

Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 17th Annual CableACE Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Presenter

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Murray Chotiner (Actor)

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Milton (Actor)

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Performer

The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

Mr Shacknoff (Actor)

Mobsters 1991 (Movie)

Tailor (Actor)

Q&A 1990 (Movie)

Preston Pearlstein (Actor)

Brighton Beach Memoirs 1986 (Movie)

Mr Greenblatt (Actor)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

Vendor (Actor)

Robert Klein on Broadway 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Evergreen 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

A Laugh, a Tear, a Mitzvah (TV Show)

Actor

Seize the Day (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Elliot Finkel

Son

Ian Finkel

Son

Abott Finkel

Grandson

Caley Finkel

Great-Grandson
born August 15, 1995 mother Yasna Finkel, father Abott Finkel

Gertrude Lieberman

Wife
married in March 1947

EDUCATION

studied to be a furrier

Milestones

2009

Cast in "A Serious Man," written and directed by The Coen Brothers

2000

Reteamed with David E Kelley on the Fox drama series "Boston Public"; played history teacher Harvey Lipschultz

2000

Acted in the crime comedy "The Crew," starring Burt Reynolds and Richard Dreyfuss

1998

Returned to series TV with "Fantasy Island" (ABC), a short-lived revival of the popular 70s series

1996

Created one-man stage show "Fyvush Finkel – From Second Ave to Broadway"; sons Elliot and Ian accompanied him with a full orchestra for musical segments; premiered off-Broadway in 1997

1995

Cast as Murray Chotiner in Oliver Stone's biographical drama "Nixon"

1992

TV series debut in regular role, "Picket Fences" (CBS); played attorney Douglas Wambaugh; won Emmy Award

1990

Conceived and toured one-man-show, "Finkel's Follies"

1989

Returned to Broadway in the revival of "Cafe Crown"

1987

TV-movie debut, "Seize the Day" on PBS's "American Playhouse"

1986

TV special debut on HBO, "Robert Klein on Broadway"

1981

Again starred in a Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof"

1969

Broadway debut as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof"

1966

Signed for the national company of "Fiddler on the Roof"; started off playing the innkeeper and eventually graduated to the leading role

1931

Began his career in Yiddish theater at age 9 (date approx.)

Bonus Trivia

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Long before his career comeback in the early 1990s, Fyvush Finkel's euphonious stage name was often used as a gag line by comedy writers familiar with the Yiddish theater scene and Borscht Belt comics.

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