Fyvush Finkel

Actor, Comic
Portly and grandfatherly, with what some might consider stereotypical Jewish mannerisms, Finkel was a fifty-year veteran of Yiddish theater whose career received a shot in the arm in his early 70s as he became a regular ... Read more »
Born: 10/08/1922 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

The Komediant 2002 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

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

Actor

Early Edition 1994 - 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 1994 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

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

Actor

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

Murray Chotiner (Actor)

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

Milton (Actor)

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

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

Biography

Portly and grandfatherly, with what some might consider stereotypical Jewish mannerisms, Finkel was a fifty-year veteran of Yiddish theater whose career received a shot in the arm in his early 70s as he became a regular on the acclaimed CBS dramatic series "Picket Fences" (1992-96).

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

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

2000

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

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.)

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