TV commercial for Fresca sugar free soda - Himself
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(Explaining how he ended up playing Det. Sgt. Fish on Barney Miller) "I got the role because the producer thought I looked tired. But I looked tired because I had been jogging earlier that day. He said to me, 'You look tired, Abe.' I said, 'I am. I was just jogging five miles.' He said, 'You also look like you have hemorrhoids.' I said, 'What are you? A doctor or a producer?' And he said, 'Well, ...
According to director Francis Ford Coppola
, Abe was cast for the role of "Tessio" in The Godfather
(1972) from an open casting call. He was selected from a pool of 500 unknown actors who auditioned for that role.
Deep and distinctive voice