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Herb Edelman (1933–1996)


Herb Edelman was born on November 5, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Herbert Edelman. He was an actor and assistant director, known for The Odd Couple (1968), The Good Guys (1968) and Barefoot in the Park (1967). He was married to Louise Sorel and Marylin Cosgrove. He died on July 21, 1996 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)
 1984-1995 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
NYPD Lieutenant Artie Gelber / Lt. Artie Gelber / Lieutenant Artie Gelber / ...
- Twice Dead (1995) ... NYPD Lieutenant Artie Gelber (as Herbert Edelman)
- Portrait of Death (1994) ... NYPD Lieutenant Artie Gelber (as Herbert Edelman)
- Murder at a Discount (1993) ... Lt. Artie Gelber (as Herbert Edelman)
- The Phantom Killer (1993) ... NYPD Lieutenant Artie Gelber (as Herbert Edelman)
- For Whom the Ball Tolls (1993) ... NYPD Lieutenant Artie Gelber (as Herbert Edelman)
 1994 The Mommies (TV Series)
Therapist
- The Exercist (1994) ... Therapist (as Herbert Edelman)
 1993 The Second Half (TV Series)
Ben
- Like Father, Like John (1993) ... Ben
 1993 The Naked Truth
Rupert Hess (as Herbert Edelman)
 1992-1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Judge Al Jones
- Odor in the Court (1993) ... Judge Al Jones
- Wine Knot (1992) ... Judge Al Jones
 1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Stern / Mob Boss
- The Cat and the Claw Part II (1992) ... Stern / Mob Boss (voice)
- The Cat and the Claw Part I (1992) ... Stern / Mob Boss (voice)
 1992 Grass Roots (TV Movie)
Manny Pearl
 1990-1991 MacGyver (TV Series)
Riggins / Gorman / Tubbs
- Split Decision (1991) ... Riggins (as Herbert Edelman)
- Faith, Hope & Charity (1991) ... Gorman
- The Lost Amadeus (1990) ... Tubbs (as Herbert Edelman)
 1990 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Sergeant Levine / Sgt. Levine
- The Best Laid Plans (1990) ... Sergeant Levine (as Herbert Edelman)
- Do Not Attempt to Remove (1990) ... Sgt. Levine (as Herbert Edelman)
- You Can Call Me Nick (1990) ... Sgt. Levine (as Herbert Edelman)
- What If? (1990) ... Sergeant Levine
 1990 Anna (TV Movie)
1st Cop
 1989-1990 thirtysomething (TV Series)
Murray Steadman
- Fathers and Lovers (1990) ... Murray Steadman (as Herbert Edelman)
- Be a Good Girl (1989) ... Murray Steadman (as Herbert Edelman)
 1989 Out of This World (TV Series)
Stanley Mansfield
- Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (1989) ... Stanley Mansfield
 1989 The Famous Teddy Z (TV Series)
Lassister Fogel
- The Dark Closet (1989) ... Lassister Fogel
 1989 Just Temporary (TV Movie)
Arnie
 1984-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Richard Clarendon
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1988) ... Richard Clarendon (as Herbert Edelman)
- Cold War (1987) ... Richard Clarendon (as Herbert Edelman)
- The Equalizer (1986) ... Richard Clarendon (as Herbert Edelman)
- Amazing Face (1985) ... Richard Clarendon (as Herbert Edelman)
- Red, White, Black and Blue (1985) ... Richard Clarendon (as Herbert Edelman)
 1988 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Harold Levinson
- Temptation (1988) ... Harold Levinson
 1987 The Law and Harry McGraw (TV Series)
Erwin C. Rappaport
- Rappaport's Back in Town (1987) ... Erwin C. Rappaport
 1987 Matlock (TV Series)
Arthur Rydell
- The Rat Pack (1987) ... Arthur Rydell (as Herbert Edelman)
 1986 Maggie (TV Movie)
Harry 'Pidge' Pidgeon
 1986 You Again? (TV Series)
Max
- The Strike (1986) ... Max (as Herbert Edelman)
 1981-1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Robert Savage / Dr. Ivan Petrovska / Howard von Buren
- Dare Devil/Picture Me as a Spy/Sleeper (1986) ... Dr. Ivan Petrovska
- He's My Brother/Zeke and Zelda/Teach Me Tonight (1981) ... Howard von Buren
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
Inspector Rouletti
- Year of the Fox (1985) ... Inspector Rouletti
 1984-1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Joel Steiger / Steiger
- Power (1985) ... Steiger (as Herbert Edelman)
- Hooked (1984) ... Joel Steiger
 1985 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Harry Baxter
- Games People Play (1985) ... Harry Baxter (as Herbert Edelman)
 1985 Picking Up the Pieces (TV Movie)
Mac Goodman
 1985 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Dr. Cohn
- A Song for Jason: Part 2 (1985) ... Dr. Cohn (as Herbert Edelman)
- A Song for Jason: Part 1 (1985) ... Dr. Cohn (as Herbert Edelman)
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
- Wins and Losses (1985) ... (as Herbert Edelman)
 1985 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Dr. Arnie Samuels
- The Big D (1985) ... Dr. Arnie Samuels
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Vargas
- Reel Trouble (1985) ... Vargas
 1982-1984 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Mr. Osborne / Dexter / Wally Hanrahan
- Vanished (1984) ... Mr. Osborne
- The Crying Clown (1983) ... Dexter (as Herbert Edelman)
- Stop the Presses (1982) ... Wally Hanrahan
 1984 Wheels on Meals
Matt
 1981-1984 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Dr. Calvin Haller / Detective Aherns
- A Little Knife Music (1984) ... Dr. Calvin Haller
- C.O.D. (1981) ... Detective Aherns
 1983 Shooting Stars (TV Movie)
 1983 Cracking Up
Dr. Jonas Pletchick
 1978-1982 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Frank Thomas / Sampson's Trainer / Arthur Gantman
- The Beautiful Skeptic/The Lost Platoon (1982) ... Frank Thomas
- Mr. Nobody/La Liberatora (1981) ... Sampson's Trainer
 1981 On the Right Track
Sam
 1980-1981 Ladies' Man (TV Series)
Reggie
- The Committee (1981) ... Reggie
- Games: Part 2 (1981) ... Reggie
- Games: Part 1 (1981) ... Reggie
 1980 A Cry for Love (TV Movie)
Jack
 1980 Marathon (TV Movie)
Saul
 1979 Tora-san's Dream of Spring
Maikeru (as Hâbu Ederuman)
 1978 California Suite
Harry Michaels (as Herbert Edelman)
 1978 Goin' Coconuts
Sid
 1978 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Joey January
- Angels in Vegas (1978) ... Joey January (as Herbert Edelman)
 1978 Chico and the Man (TV Series)
Doctor
- The Hot Rock (1978) ... Doctor
 1978 The Comedy Company (TV Movie)
Lester Dietz
 1978 CHiPs (TV Series)
Sanders
- Rainy Day (1978) ... Sanders
 1978 Special Olympics (TV Movie)
Doug Ransom
 1976-1978 Kojak (TV Series)
Jack Cohen / Toza Stefanovic
- The Captain's Brother's Wife (1978) ... Jack Cohen (as Herbert Edelman)
- The Pride and the Princess (1976) ... Toza Stefanovic (as Herbert Edelman)
 1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You (TV Movie)
Rabbi
 1977 Charge of the Model T's
Villa Nueva
 1977 Welcome Back, Kotter (TV Series)
Moe Epstein
- What a Move (1977) ... Moe Epstein
 1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums (TV Series)
Schwann
- Angels and the Bums (1977) ... Schwann
 1977 Rafferty (TV Series)
Lennon
- Rafferty (1977) ... Lennon
 1977 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Mini-Series)
Don Lucas
- You're Not Alone (1977) ... Don Lucas (as Herbert Edelman)
 1977 Kingston: Confidential (TV Series)
Norman Shield
- Monolith (1977) ... Norman Shield
 1977 Lanigan's Rabbi (TV Series)
Harmon Morris
- In Hot Weather, the Crime Rate Soars (1977) ... Harmon Morris
 1977 Blansky's Beauties (TV Series)
Sindu
- Nancy's Cover-Up (1977) ... Sindu
 1976 The Ashes of Mrs. Reasoner (TV Movie)
Richard Reasoner
 1976 Big John, Little John (TV Series)
Big John Martin
- Abracadabra (1976) ... Big John Martin
- Speak for Yourself, John (1976) ... Big John Martin
- The Missing John (1976) ... Big John Martin
- Off the Wall (1976) ... Big John Martin
- Bully for You (1976) ... Big John Martin
 1976 Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (TV Movie)
Danny
 1976 Smilin' Saturday Morning Special (TV Movie)
Big John Martin
 1975-1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Max Sheldon / Taxi Driver
- The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne (1975) ... Taxi Driver
 1973-1976 Police Story (TV Series)
Mr. Morrell / Joe Farintino
- The Long Ball (1976) ... Mr. Morrell
- The Ho Chi Minh Trail (1973) ... Joe Farintino
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
Lieutenant Hill
- Sand Trap (1976) ... Lieutenant Hill
 1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Brannigan
- Gift from a Killer (1975) ... Brannigan
 1974-1975 Cannon (TV Series)
Jordan Price / Lt. William Stauss
- To Still the Voice (1975) ... Jordan Price
- Photo Finish (1974) ... Lt. William Stauss
 1975 The Wide World of Mystery (TV Series)
 1975 Hearts of the West
Polo (as Herbert Edelman)
 1975 Barney Miller (TV Series)
Alan Schuster
- The Guest (1975) ... Alan Schuster
 1975 Crossfire (TV Movie)
Bert Ganz
 1975 Happy Days (TV Series)
Burglar
- The Cunningham Caper (1975) ... Burglar
 1974 The Yakuza
Wheat
 1974 The Front Page
Schwartz (as Herbert Edelman)
 1974 Maude (TV Series)
Woody
- Maude the Boss (1974) ... Woody
 1973-1974 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Sam / Lew Morrison
- Mask of Death (1974) ... Sam
- The Twenty-Four Karat Plague (1973) ... Lew Morrison
 1974 The Strange and Deadly Occurrence (TV Movie)
Felix
 1974 The Boys (TV Movie)
Harry Rufkin
 1974 Hawkins (TV Series)
Lt. Horowitz
- Murder on the Thirteenth Floor (1974) ... Lt. Horowitz
 1973 Koska and His Family (TV Movie)
Koska
 1973 Diana (TV Series)
Ralph
- Queen for a Night (1973) ... Ralph
 1973 The Way We Were
Bill Verso
 1973 The Partridge Family (TV Series)
Darby Willis
- The Strike-Out King (1973) ... Darby Willis
 1973 The New Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
George Benson
- One of the Boys (1973) ... George Benson
 1973 Ironside (TV Series)
David Wollens
- Murder by One (1973) ... David Wollens
 1973 Steambath (TV Movie)
Bieberman
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Dr. Patterson
- RX: Christmas (1972) ... Dr. Patterson
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Howard Feinstein
- A Quality of Fear (1972) ... Howard Feinstein
 1969-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Phil (segment "Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy") / (segment "Love and the Advice Column") / Bob Curtis (segment "Love and the King") / ...
- Love and the Hairy Excuse/Love and Lady Luck/Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy (1972) ... Phil (segment "Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy")
- Love and the Banned Book/Love and the First-Nighters/Love and the King (1970) ... Bob Curtis (segment "Love and the King")
- Love and the Busy Husband/Love and the Dating Computer/Love and the Watchdog (1969) ... Marion Feinstein (segment "Love and the Dating Computer")
 1972 Of Thee I Sing (TV Movie)
Louis Lippman
 1972 Banacek (TV Series)
Joe Taddenhurst
- Project Phoenix (1972) ... Joe Taddenhurst
 1972 The War Between Men and Women
Howard Mann
 1971 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Frank Mason
- Run for the Money (1971) ... Frank Mason
 1971 McMillan & Wife (TV Series)
Gregory Constantine
- Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) ... Gregory Constantine
 1971 Banyon (TV Series)
Harry Sprague
- Pilot (1971) ... Harry Sprague
 1971 Bewitched (TV Series)
Col. Bringham
- This Little Piggie (1971) ... Col. Bringham
 1971 The Neon Ceiling (TV Movie)
Harry
 1971 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Mr. Maher
- Tobacco Road (1971) ... Mr. Maher
 1971 The Feminist and the Fuzz (TV Movie)
Wyatt Foley
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
- Charles (1970)
 1970 Room 222 (TV Series)
- Funny Money (1970) ... (uncredited)
 1969 In Name Only (TV Movie)
Bert Clayton
 1968 The Odd Couple
Murray (as Herbert Edelman)
 1968 P.J.
Charlie (as Herbert Edelman)
 1968 Good Morning, World (TV Series)
Uncle Harry
- The Wedding Present (1968) ... Uncle Harry
 1967 The Mothers-In-Law (TV Series)
Sgt. Crump
- The Not-Cold-Enough War (1967) ... Sgt. Crump
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
Albion 'Al' Caine
- Ah Love, Could You and I Conspire? (1967) ... Albion 'Al' Caine
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Howard
- If You Knew Martha (1967) ... Howard
 1967 Barefoot in the Park
Harry Pepper (as Herbert Edelman)
 1967 In Like Flint
Russian Premier
 1967 It's About Time (TV Series)
Tony Nugent
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... Tony Nugent
 1967 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Seth Swine
 1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Mr. Asterick
- The Furnace Flats Affair (1967) ... Mr. Asterick
 1966 Occasional Wife (TV Series)
Uncle Harry
- Marriage Counselor (1966) ... Uncle Harry
 1966 That Girl (TV Series)
Eddie Parelle
- Time for Arrest (1966) ... Eddie Parelle
 1966 Hey, Landlord (TV Series)
Garvin
- The Long Hot Bus (1966) ... Garvin
 1965 Honey West (TV Series)
Moody
- Live a Little... Kill a Little (1965) ... Moody
 1965 Kibbee Hates Fitch (TV Movie)
Calahan (as Herbert Edelman)
 1965 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Marco
- The Witnesses (1965) ... Marco (as Herbert Edelman)
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Benny
- How Much for a Prince? (1964) ... Benny
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Other Works:

Barefoot in the Park (1963). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Directed by Mike Nichols. Biltmore Theatre: 23 Oct 1963- 25 Jun 1967 (1520 performances + 2 previews that began on 21 Oct 1963). Cast: Elizabeth Ashley (as "Corie Bratter"), Kurt Kasznar [final Broadway role] (as "Victor Velasco"), ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Herbert Edelman | Hâbu Ederuman | Herbert Edleman

Height:

6' 5" (1.96 m)
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Studied acting at Brooklyn College. Professional debut in 1961 touring company of "The Three-Penny Opera". See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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