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Also Known As: Fyvush Finkle Died:
Born: October 9, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: comic, actor

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Portly and grandfatherly, with what some might consider stereotypical Jewish mannerisms, Finkel was a fifty-year veteran of Yiddish theater whose career received a shot in the arm in his early 70s as he became a regular on the acclaimed CBS dramatic series "Picket Fences" (1992-96).

Portly and grandfatherly, with what some might consider stereotypical Jewish mannerisms, Finkel was a fifty-year veteran of Yiddish theater whose career received a shot in the arm in his early 70s as he became a regular on the acclaimed CBS dramatic series "Picket Fences" (1992-96).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Serious Man, A (2009)
2.
 Urn, The (2008)
3.
 Komediant, The (2002) Himself
4.
 Crew, The (2000) Sol Lowenstein
5.
 Aaron's Magic Village (1997) Narration
6.
 Nixon (1995) Murray Chotiner
7.
 For Love Or Money (1993) Milton
8.
 Pickle, The (1993) Mr Shacknoff
9.
 Mobsters (1991) Tailor
10.
 Q&A (1990) Preston Pearlstein
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1931:
Began his career in Yiddish theater at age 9 (date approx.)
1966:
Signed for the national company of "Fiddler on the Roof"; started off playing the innkeeper and eventually graduated to the leading role
1970:
Broadway debut as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof"
1981:
Again starred in a Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof"
1986:
TV special debut on HBO, "Robert Klein on Broadway"
1987:
TV-movie debut, "Seize the Day" on PBS's "American Playhouse"
1989:
Returned to Broadway in the revival of "Cafe Crown"
1990:
Conceived and toured one-man-show, "Finkel's Follies"
1992:
TV series debut in regular role, "Picket Fences" (CBS); played attorney Douglas Wambaugh; won Emmy Award
1995:
Cast as Murray Chotiner in Oliver Stone's biographical drama "Nixon"
1996:
Created one-man stage show "Fyvush Finkel ¿ From Second Ave to Broadway"; sons Elliot and Ian accompanied him with a full orchestra for musical segments; premiered off-Broadway in 1997
1998:
Returned to series TV with "Fantasy Island" (ABC), a short-lived revival of the popular 70s series
2000:
Reteamed with David E Kelley on the Fox drama series "Boston Public"; played history teacher Harvey Lipschultz
2000:
Acted in the crime comedy "The Crew," starring Burt Reynolds and Richard Dreyfuss
2009:
Cast in "A Serious Man," written and directed by The Coen Brothers
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wife:
Gertrude Lieberman. Singer, playwright. Married in March 1947.

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son:
Elliot Finkel. Musician.
son:
Ian Finkel. Musician.
grandson:
Abott Finkel. Percussionist.
great-grandson:
Caley Jay Finkel. Born August 15, 1995; mother Yasna Finkel, father Abott Finkel.
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