Jerry Orbach

Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach (October 20, 1935 – December 28, 2004) was an American actor and singer, well known for his starring role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in the Law & Order television series and as the voice of Lumière in Disney's Beauty and the Beast, as well as for being a noted musical theatre star; his prominent roles included originating the character of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, the longest-running musical play in history, as Chuck Baxter in the original production of Promises, Promises (for which he won a Tony Award), Julian Marsh in 42nd Street, and Billy Flynn in the original production of Chicago. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jerry Orbach, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

Legendary secrets are revealed as Aladdin and his friends—Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and, of course, the always entertaining Genie—face all sorts of terrifying threats and make some exciting last-minute escapes pursuing the King Of Thieves and his villainous crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tad Stones
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Scott Weinger  •  Linda Larkin  •  John Rhys-Davies

Legendary secrets are revealed as Aladdin and his friends—Jasmine, Abu, Carpet and, of course, the always entertaining Genie—face all sorts of terrifying threats and make some exciting last-minute escapes pursuing the King Of Thieves and his villainous crew.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tad Stones
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Scott Weinger  •  Linda Larkin  •  John Rhys-Davies

Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Richard White  •  Jerry Orbach

Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince who's been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castle's enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all -- that true beauty comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Trousdale  •  Kirk Wise
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Richard White  •  Jerry Orbach

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997)

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Knight
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Jerry Orbach  •  David Ogden Stiers

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Knight
CAST:  Paige O'Hara  •  Robby Benson  •  Jerry Orbach  •  David Ogden Stiers

Belle's Magical World (1998)

Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth and the rest of those zany castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three magical, storybook adventures. This direct-to-video anthology serves as a "sequel" to Disney's animated hit film. In "The Perfect World," ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cullen Blaine  •  Dale Case
CAST:  Robby Benson  •  Paige O'Hara  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Jerry Orbach

Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth and the rest of those zany castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three magical, storybook adventures. This direct-to-video anthology serves as a "sequel" to Disney's animated hit film. In "The Perfect World," ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Cullen Blaine  •  Dale Case
CAST:  Robby Benson  •  Paige O'Hara  •  David Ogden Stiers  •  Jerry Orbach

Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003)

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Broadway: The Golden Age is the most important, ambitious and comprehensive film ever made about America's most celebrated indigenous art form. Award-winning filmmaker Rick McKay filmed over 100 of the greatest stars ever to work on Broadway or in Hollywood. He ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick McKay
CAST:  Edie Adams  •  Bea Arthur  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Kaye Ballard

Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

An ophthalmologist's mistress threatens to reveal their affair to his wife, while a married documentary filmmaker is infatuated by another woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Martin Landau  •  Anjelica Huston  •  Joanna Gleason

Delirious (1991)

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Emma Samms  •  Raymond Burr

A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Mankiewicz
CAST:  John Candy  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  Emma Samms  •  Raymond Burr

Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Cynthia Rhodes  •  Jerry Orbach

Expecting the usual tedium that accompanies a summer in the Catskills with her family, 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman is surprised to find herself stepping into the shoes of a professional hoofer—and unexpectedly falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emile Ardolino
CAST:  Jennifer Grey  •  Patrick Swayze  •  Cynthia Rhodes  •  Jerry Orbach

Out for Justice (1991)

Gino Felino is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his partner was someone's big mistake... because he's now out for justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Flynn
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  William Forsythe  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Anthony DeSando

Gino Felino is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his partner was someone's big mistake... because he's now out for justice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Flynn
CAST:  Steven Seagal  •  William Forsythe  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Anthony DeSando

Prince of the City (1981)

New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Treat Williams  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Richard Foronjy  •  Don Billett

New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy within the force to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sidney Lumet
CAST:  Treat Williams  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Richard Foronjy  •  Don Billett

Straight Talk (1992)

Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Dolly Parton  •  James Woods  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Michael Madsen

Honest and straightforward small-town Shirlee Kenyon chucks her boyfriend and heads for Chicago. Accidentally having to host a radio problem phone-in show, it is clear she is a natural and is hired on the spot. But the station insists she call herself Doctor, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barnet Kellman
CAST:  Dolly Parton  •  James Woods  •  Griffin Dunne  •  Michael Madsen

Universal Soldier (1992)

An American soldier who had been killed during the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as a semi-android, UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase all the soldier's memories, he begins to experience ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Ally Walker  •  Ed O'Ross

An American soldier who had been killed during the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as a semi-android, UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase all the soldier's memories, he begins to experience ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roland Emmerich
CAST:  Jean-Claude Van Damme  •  Dolph Lundgren  •  Ally Walker  •  Ed O'Ross

Exiled (1998)

A Law & Order TV movie centered on the character Mike Logan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean de Segonzac
CAST:  Chris Noth  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Dana Eskelson  •  John Fiore

A Law & Order TV movie centered on the character Mike Logan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean de Segonzac
CAST:  Chris Noth  •  Dabney Coleman  •  Dana Eskelson  •  John Fiore

F/X (1986)

A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Diane Venora  •  Cliff DeYoung

A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Mandel
CAST:  Bryan Brown  •  Brian Dennehy  •  Diane Venora  •  Cliff DeYoung

Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  David Paymer  •  Julie Warner  •  Mary Mara

Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Crystal
CAST:  Billy Crystal  •  David Paymer  •  Julie Warner  •  Mary Mara

The Sentinel (1977)

A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  Cristina Raines  •  Martin Balsam  •  José Ferrer

A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Winner
CAST:  Chris Sarandon  •  Cristina Raines  •  Martin Balsam  •  José Ferrer

Toy Soldiers (1991)

After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Wil Wheaton  •  Keith Coogan  •  George Perez

After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Daniel Petrie Jr.
CAST:  Sean Astin  •  Wil Wheaton  •  Keith Coogan  •  George Perez

Chinese Coffee (2000)

When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a work of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Pacino
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Susan Floyd  •  Ellen McElduff

When Harry Levine, an aging, unsuccessful Greenwich Village writer is fired from his job as restaurant doorman, he calls on friend and mentor Jake, ostensibly to collect a long-standing debt. Harry solicits his opinion on his latest manuscript, a work of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Al Pacino
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Susan Floyd  •  Ellen McElduff

Belle's Tales of Friendship (1999)

Two different stories: in the first one a group of children walk into the store eager to hear Belle's stories, as she is noted to be a great storyteller, in the second one Belle throws a party to cheer Mrs. Potts up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jimbo Marshall
CAST:  Lynsey McLeod  •  Hampton Dixon  •  Jennifer Jesse  •  Shawn Python

Two different stories: in the first one a group of children walk into the store eager to hear Belle's stories, as she is noted to be a great storyteller, in the second one Belle throws a party to cheer Mrs. Potts up.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jimbo Marshall
CAST:  Lynsey McLeod  •  Hampton Dixon  •  Jennifer Jesse  •  Shawn Python

The Imagemaker (1986)

Roger Blackwell has been a media advisor to countless politicians: probably one too many. He is set on using his experience to make a film about manipulation of the media by unscrupulous politicos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Weiner
CAST:  Michael Nouri  •  Anne Twomey  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Jessica Harper

Roger Blackwell has been a media advisor to countless politicians: probably one too many. He is set on using his experience to make a film about manipulation of the media by unscrupulous politicos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Weiner
CAST:  Michael Nouri  •  Anne Twomey  •  Jerry Orbach  •  Jessica Harper
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