Steve Landesberg

Actor, Comedian, Assistant credit manager for a hotel
A wry, observational comedian with a distinctively deep voice, Steve Landesburg rose to fame in the mid-1970s as Arthur Dietrich, the supernaturally intelligent detective on "Barney Miller" (ABC, 1975-1982) ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1936 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Home For Christmas 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Head Case 1996 - 1998, 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 (Movie)

Dr. Rosenbaum (Actor)

Wild Hogs 2007 (Movie)

Accountant (Actor)

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

That '70s Show 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Ghost Whisperer 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conrad Bloom 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Tracey Takes On... 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Cosby 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order 1996 - 1998 (Tv Show)

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Dave's World 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

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The Best Defense 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Marsupilami 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

The Crazysitter 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Secret Service 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Little Miss Millions 1992 (Movie)

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Life's Most Embarrassing Moments 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Candid Camera Christmas Special 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Leader of the Band 1987 (Movie)

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The Comedy Zone 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

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The Steve Landesberg Television Show 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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Barney Miller 1974 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Stephanie 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Loose Shoes 1981 (Movie)

Duddy Allen (Actor)

Battle of the Network Stars IV 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Bart 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Friends and Lovers 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Don Rickles Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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The Many Faces of Comedy 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Let's Celebrate 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

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The Bobby Darin Amusement Company 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

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Blade 1972 (Movie)

Debuam (Actor)

Final Notice (TV Show)

Actor

Mission of the Shark (TV Show)

Actor

Sodbusters (TV Show)

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Biography

A wry, observational comedian with a distinctively deep voice, Steve Landesburg rose to fame in the mid-1970s as Arthur Dietrich, the supernaturally intelligent detective on "Barney Miller" (ABC, 1975-1982). Meditatively calm, but never without a half-smile playing across his face, Dietrich served as the 12th Precinct's resident information resource. No matter how obscure the subject, he had at least a working knowledge, if not a complete understanding, of its intricacies. Landesburg earned three Emmy nominations for his turn on "Barney," which led to a lengthy career on the small screen in guest shots and as a voiceover artist for cartoons and commercials. A television favorite for over three decades and an admired cerebral wit among his fellow comics, his premature death in 2010 robbed the entertainment community of an original talent.

Relationships

Nancy Landesberg

Wife
produced a Ryder Truck commercial featuring Landesman, who was slapped by an elephant in the ad

Elizabeth Landesberg

Daughter
born c. 1987

Milestones

1998

Returned to series TV in regular role as George on NBC's "Conrad Bloom"

1994

Appeared in Western comedy "Sodbusters" (Showtime)

1991

Acted with Stacy Keach and Richard Thomas in "Mission of the Shark," a CBS movie about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II, resulting in the Navy's greatest sea disaster

1989

Played Lieutenant Al Frank in TV movie, "Final Notice (USA Network)

1987

Starred in Nessa Hyams' "Leader of the Band," playing an unemployed musician who whips an inept high school marching band into shape

1983

Hosted his own comedy special, "The Steve Landesberg Show" (NBC)

1974

Portrayed Viennese violinist Fred Meyerbach on "Paul Sand in Friends and Lovers" (CBS)

1973

Feature film debut, "Blade"

1972

Landed regular role on the variety series "Dean Martin Presents the Bobby Darin Amusement Company" (NBC)

Made guess appearances on a variety of series, including "Law & Order," "Cosby" and "The Golden Girls"

Provided voice of Eduardo for "Marsupilami," a CBS animated children's series

Portrayed Detective Arthur Dietrich on ABC comedy series "Barney Miller"; received three Emmy nominations during the series' run

Starred in stage productions of "Same Time, Next Year," Neil Simon's "God's Favorite," and "Hold Me"

Toured nation's comedy clubs, concert halls, nightclubs and colleges

Member of the New York Stickball Team (comedy group)

Born and raised in the Bronx, New York

Appeard at the Improv alongside such fledgling talents as David Brenner, Jimmie Walker and Bette Midler

Bonus Trivia

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Won a Bronze Lion at a Cannes Film Festival for his work in the commercial advertisements

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