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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I think probably because of all years and time that has gone by, I enjoy my work far more than I ever did before. Certainly more than I did in my early years when it took a lot of effort to do the best job I wanted to do. Now it is more of a joy and much more exciting.
Adam Schiff, his character from Law & Order
(1990), was loosely based on the real former district attorney of New York, Robert Morgenthau
, and it is reported that Morgenthau was a fan of the character.
Often tells stories about his life as an Orthodox Jew