Michael Lerner

Actor, Deli counter worker
Jowly character player who honed his skills with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre before making his film debut in "Alex in Wonderland" (1970). After several small film roles, Lerner gained notice for his ... Read more »
Born: 06/22/1941 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (130)

Maron 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ashby 2015 (Movie)

Entwistle (Actor)

Childrens Hospital 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tower to the People 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Brahmin Bulls 2014 (Movie)

David (Actor)

Glee 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

Senator Brickman (Actor)

Immigrant 2013 (Movie)

Rabbi Malenkovich (Actor)

Mirror Mirror 2012 (Movie)

Baron (Actor)

The Good Wife 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Atlas Shrugged Part One 2011 (Movie)

Wesley Mouch (Actor)

Life During Wartime 2010 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

A Serious Man 2009 (Movie)

Solomon Schlutz (Actor)

Yonkers Joe 2009 (Movie)

Stanley (Actor)

Dirty Sexy Money 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

Big Mikey (Actor)

The Last Time 2007 (Movie)

Leguzza (Actor)

Art School Confidential 2006 (Movie)

Art Dealer (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love and Other Disasters 2006 (Movie)

Marvin Bernstein (Actor)

Poster Boy 2006 (Movie)

Jack Kray (Actor)

When Do We Eat? 2006 (Movie)

Ira Stuckman (Actor)

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Calcium Kid 2004 (Movie)

Artie Cohen (Actor)

29 Palms 2003 (Movie)

The Judge (Actor)

Elf 2003 (Movie)

Fulton (Actor)

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure 2002 (Movie)

Voice of Producer (Actor)

Mockingbird Don't Sing 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

Third Watch 1996 - 1997, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Attention Shoppers 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Desperation Blvd. 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

Mr Channing (Actor)

The Mod Squad 1999 (Movie)

Howard (Actor)

Celebrity 1998 (Movie)

Dr Lupus (Actor)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

Mayor Ebert (Actor)

Safe Men 1998 (Movie)

Big Fat Bernie Gayle (Actor)

Clueless 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Richer Or Poorer 1997 (Movie)

Phil Kleinman (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Beautician and the Beast 1997 (Movie)

Jerry Miller (Actor)

Courthouse 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Man Standing 1996 (Movie)

Strozzi Gang Member (Actor)

Picture Windows 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

A Pyromaniac's Love Story 1995 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)

On Values: Talking With Peggy Noonan 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Blank Check 1994 (Movie)

Biderman (Actor)

Girl in the Cadillac 1994 (Movie)

Pal (Actor)

No Escape 1994 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

People Who Live in Brass Hearses 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Radioland Murders 1994 (Movie)

Lieutenant Cross (Actor)

The Road to Wellville 1994 (Movie)

Goodloe Bender (Actor)

Amos and Andrew 1993 (Movie)

Phil Gillman (Actor)

Newsies 1992 (Movie)

Weasel (Actor)

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Barton Fink 1991 (Movie)

Jack Lipnick (Actor)

Any Man's Death 1990 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Maniac Cop 2 1990 (Movie)

Edward Doyle (Actor)

The Closer 1990 (Movie)

Doctor (Actor)

Harlem Nights 1989 (Movie)

Bugsy Calhoune (Actor)

Melba 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Anguish 1988 (Movie)

John (Actor)

Eight Men Out 1988 (Movie)

Arnold Rothstein (Actor)

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

Burt Wilder (Actor)

I Gave at the Office 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Movers & Shakers 1985 (Movie)

Arnie (Actor)

The Execution 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Strange Invaders 1983 (Movie)

Willie Collins (Actor)

Threshold 1983 (Movie)

Henry De Vici (Actor)

National Lampoon's Class Reunion 1982 (Movie)

Dr Robert Young (Actor)

The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 (Movie)

Katz (Actor)

Borderline 1980 (Movie)

Henry Lydell (Actor)

Coast to Coast 1980 (Movie)

Dr Froll (Actor)

Hart to Hart 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Baltimore Bullet 1980 (Movie)

Paulie (Actor)

Goldengirl 1979 (Movie)

Sternberg (Actor)

Starsky and Hutch 1975 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Vega$ 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Outlaw Blues 1977 (Movie)

Hatch (Actor)

The Other Side of Midnight 1977 (Movie)

Barbet (Actor)

Dark Victory 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

St. Ives 1976 (Movie)

Lawyer Green (Actor)

Grandpa Max 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Starsky and Hutch 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Busting 1974 (Movie)

Bookstore Manager (Actor)

Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Newman's Law 1974 (Movie)

Frank Acker (Actor)

The Rockford Files 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

Firehouse 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Hangup 1972 (Movie)

Richards (Actor)

The Candidate 1972 (Movie)

Corliss (Actor)

Thief 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Alex in Wonderland 1970 (Movie)

Leo (Actor)

Three's a Crowd 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cry For Help (TV Show)

Actor

Blood Feud (TV Show)

Actor

Body & Soul (TV Show)

Actor

Daughter of the Mind (TV Show)

Actor

Framed (TV Show)

Actor

Hands of a Stranger (TV Show)

Actor

Hart to Hart (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Beat (TV Show)

Actor

Killer on Board (TV Show)

Actor

Magic Carpet (TV Show)

Actor

Marriage: Year One (TV Show)

Actor

Moviola: This Year's Blonde (TV Show)

Actor

No Way Back (TV Show)

Actor

Omen IV: the Awakening (TV Show)

Actor

Reflections of Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Ruby and Oswald (TV Show)

Actor

Scott Free (TV Show)

Actor

That Secret Sunday (TV Show)

Actor

The Comrades of Summer (TV Show)

Actor

The Dream Makers (TV Show)

Actor

The King of Love (TV Show)

Actor

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Omen Legacy (TV Show)

Actor

This Child Is Mine (TV Show)

Actor
Production Management (2)

U.S. Customs: Classified 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Post-Production Supervisor

Joe 1970 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Director (1)

Hawaiian Paradise 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (1)

Three Days to Vegas 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Editor (1)

Forces of Nature 2 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Editorial Assistant
Physical Effects (1)

Love Kills (TV Show)

Stunts
Other (1)

Prohibition 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Advisor

Biography

Jowly character player who honed his skills with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre before making his film debut in "Alex in Wonderland" (1970). After several small film roles, Lerner gained notice for his performance as Katz, the Machiavellian lawyer, in Bob Rafelson's "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981) and as World Series "fixer" Arnold Rothstein in John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" (1988).

Relationships

Diane Baker Actor

Companion

Alan Jay Lerner Song

Parent

Ken Lerner

Brother
was a regular on TV series "Happy Days"

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California

Brooklyn College of City University of New York

Brooklyn , New York

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

1965 - 1966
studied with playwright Christopher Fry on a Fulbright scholarship

Milestones

2012

Appeared in the fantasy comedy "Mirror Mirror," starring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen and Lily Collins as Snow White

2009

Cast in the Coen Brothers' drama "A Serious Man"

2005

Starred as the patriarch in the Jewish comedy "When Do We Eat?"

2004

Played a conservative U.S. Senator with a gay son in "Poster Boy"

2003

Appeared in Jon Favreau's holiday comedy "Elf," starring Will Ferrell

1998

Cast as Mayor Ebert in "Godzilla"

1996

Cast as Cher's (Rachel Blanchard) father on the ABC sitcom version of "Clueless"

1992

Appeared in the family musical "Newsies"

1989

Cast as Bugsy Calhoune in Eddie Murphy's "Harlem Nights"

1988

Played New York mafia kingpin in "Eight Men Out" opposite John Cusack and Charlie Sheen

1988

Returned to Los Angeles stage opposite Sean Penn and Danny Aiello in "Hurlyburly"

1981

Landed a supporting role in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"

1981

Appeared on the New York stage in "Twelfth Night," directed by David Mamet

1978

Cast as Lee Harvey Oswald's killer Jack Ruby in "Ruby and Oswald" (CBS)

1975

Played Fat Rolly on two episodes of "Starsky and Hutch" (ABC)

1969

Made film debut in Paul Mazursky's "Alex in Wonderland"

1968

Appeared as bicycle salesman on "The Brady Bunch" (ABC)

Returned to U.S. from London; became member of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre for two years

Worked in a Manhattan deli

Moved to Los Angeles to appear for one year in the West Coast premiere of Jules Feiffer's "Little Murders" in the late 1960s

Raised in Red Hook section of Brooklyn, NY

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