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Herbert Edelman

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Also Known As: Died: July 21, 1996
Born: November 5, 1933 Cause of Death: emphysema
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


"Discovered" by director Mike Nichols while driving a cab
Attended Cornell University's School of Agriculture for six months
Broadway debut, "Lorenzo"
Grew up in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn with dreams of becoming a farmer
Occasionally played Mo Epstein, "sweat hog" Juan's uncle, on the hit high school sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter"
Played the recurring role of Bea Arthur's no-good ex-husband Stanley Zbornak on the hit NBC sitcom "The Golden Girls"
Co-starred with Tim Conway in "The Boys", an unsold sitcom pilot
Continued to drive cab, often picking up audience members who had seen him perform
Played a recurring role on the respected NBC medical drama "St. Elsewhere"
Played a regular role, Deputy Commissioner Herbert Klein, on the ABC cop drama "Strike Force"
Portrayed Murray the cop in the film version of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple"
Served as a corporal in the US Army
Starred in "Honest Al's A-OK Used Car and Trailer Rental Tigers", a busted pilot for a syndicated sitcom
Breakthrough stage role, the telephone repairman in Broadway production of Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park", directed by Mike Nichols
Co-starred with Robbie Rist in the live-action Saturday morning NBC children's fantasy series "Big John, Little John", as a junior high school science teacher who discovers the fountain of youth
Enrolled in Brooklyn College where he began acting regularly
Final film role, co-starred as psychiatrist Dr. Jonas Pletchik in Jerry Lewis' "Cracking Up/Smorgasbord"
First stage role of note, played the Commodore in Boston production of "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad"
Reprised the role of the bewildered telephone repairman in film version of "Barefoot in the Park"
Starred in the busted pilot for a NBC comedy-drama entitled "Kosta and His Family"
Co-starred with Bob ("Gilligan's Island") Denver in the "buddy" sitcom, "The Good Guys"
Played a regular, the good-natured salesman Harry, on the first season of the ABC sitcom spin-off "9 to 5"
Played the regular role of Reggie, a harried bookkeeper, on the short-lived sitcom "Ladies' Man"
Turned down a role in Mike Nichols' film version of "Catch 22" to star in a TV series
TV series debut, played the recurring role of Uncle Harry on the sitcom "Occasional Wife"
TV-movie debut, "In Name Only", an ABC romantic comedy

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