He played the role of Bernie Dodd in the original 1951 Broadway
production of Clifford Odets' "The Country Girl". The role was played in the 1954 film version by William Holden.
5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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[on his popularity of playing the seventy-something Adam Schiff on
Law & Order
] There's a certain positive statement in this show. So much is negative today. The positive must be stated to rescue us from pandemonium. To me, it lies in, that principle: Law & Order.
Left the cast of
after one season because, as an Orthodox Jew, he was unwilling to abide by the show's production schedule. (That would have required him to work on the Jewish Sabbath.)
Usually played roles that are both parental and authority figures