Appeared (as "Paul Berthalet/Carrot Top/Horrible Henry/Renardo/Margueritte") in "Carnival!" on Broadway. Musical/puppets. Music and lyrics by Bob Merrill
. Book by Michael Stewart
. Based on material by Helen Deutsch
. Originally based upon a book entitled "The Love of Seven Dolls" by Paul Gallico
. Musical Director: Saul ...
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[on working on Law & Order
(1990)] It's a lot more fun for actors to cry and rant and rave, or have a drug problem or a drinking problem. Once in a while I get jealous of people who get to do real histrionics. But that's all right. That stuff's only about awards. It's not about people watching. People are very loyal to our show and they want to see the case resolved in an hour.
His father, Leon Orbach, was a German Jewish immigrant, who was born in Hamburg, Germany. His mother, Emily (Olexy), was born in Pennsylvania, to immigrant Polish-Lithuanian Catholic parents, Alexander Olexy and Susanna (Klauba).
Best known for his role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in Law & Order
(1990) (as well as several spin-offs)