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Jerry Adler (born February 4, 1929) is an American theatre director, production supervisor and a television and film actor.

Adler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Pauline and Philip Adler, who was a general manager of the Group Theatre. He was raised in a Jewish observant household.

Adler began his theatre career as a stage manager in 1951, working on such productions as Of Thee I Sing and My Fair Lady before becoming a production supervisor for The Apple Tree, Black Comedy/White Lies, Dear World, Coco, 6 Rms Riv Vu, Annie, and I Remember Mama, among others. He made his directing debut with the 1974 Sammy Cahn revue Words and Music and also directed the 1976 revival of My Fair Lady, which garnered him a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the ill-fated 1981 musical The Little Prince and the Aviator. He also directed the 1976 play Checking Out.

As an actor, Adler is perhaps best known for his roles as Herman "Hesh" Rabkin in The Sopranos, Mr. Wicker in Mad About You, and Lt. Al Teischler in Hudson Street. He made three appearances on Northern Exposure as Alan Schulman, Joel Fleischman's old neighborhood rabbi seen in visions. His screen credits include In Her Shoes, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and The Public Eye. In addition, Adler also appeared in an episode of The West Wing as Toby Ziegler's father, Jules Ziegler. The elder Ziegler worked as a member of Murder, Inc. in the 50's. Adler is now appearing as the new chief in the fourth season of FX's fire fighter drama Rescue Me. He guest starred as Eddie's father Al in season 3 and season 4 of 'Til Death.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jerry Adler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Jerry Adler (born February 4, 1929) is an American theatre director, production supervisor and a television and film actor.

Adler was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Pauline and Philip Adler, who was a general manager of the Group Theatre. He was raised in a Jewish observant household.

Adler began his theatre career as a stage manager in 1951, working on such productions as Of Thee I Sing and My Fair Lady before becoming a production supervisor for The Apple Tree, Black Comedy/White Lies, Dear World, Coco, 6 Rms Riv Vu, Annie, and I Remember Mama, among others. He made his directing debut with the 1974 Sammy Cahn revue Words and Music and also directed the 1976 revival of My Fair Lady, which garnered him a Drama Desk Award nomination, and the ill-fated 1981 musical The Little Prince and the Aviator. He also directed the 1976 play Checking Out.

As an actor, Adler is perhaps best known for his roles as Herman "Hesh" Rabkin in The Sopranos, Mr. Wicker in Mad About You, and Lt. Al Teischler in Hudson Street. He made three appearances on Northern Exposure as Alan Schulman, Joel Fleischman's old neighborhood rabbi seen in visions. His screen credits include In Her Shoes, Manhattan Murder Mystery, and The Public Eye. In addition, Adler also appeared in an episode of The West Wing as Toby Ziegler's father, Jules Ziegler. The elder Ziegler worked as a member of Murder, Inc. in the 50's. Adler is now appearing as the new chief in the fourth season of FX's fire fighter drama Rescue Me. He guest starred as Eddie's father Al in season 3 and season 4 of 'Til Death.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jerry Adler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 37

Birthday 1929-02-04

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Driveways as Rodger
2017 The Good Fight (2 episodes) as Howard Lyman
2014 A Most Violent Year as Joseph Mendelsohn
2014 The Angriest Man in Brooklyn as Cooper
2014 Katharine Hepburn: The Great Kate as Himself - Actor
2013 Adult World as Stan
2009 The Good Wife (3 episodes) as Howard Lyman
2008 Synecdoche, New York as Caden's Father
2007 The Memory Thief as Mr. Zweig
2007 Goodbye Baby as Perlman
2006 'Til Death (1 episode)
2005 In Her Shoes as Lewis Feldman
2005 Prime as Sam
2005 The War at Home (1 episode)
2002 CSI: Miami (1 episode)
2001 Raising Dad (22 episodes) as Sam Stewart
2000 Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis as Maurice Tempelsman
2000 Bull (1 episode)
1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York (2 episodes) as Burt Hornstein
1999 The Sopranos (12 episodes) as Hesh Rabkin (15 episodes)
1998 LateLine (1 episode)
1997 Alright Already (21 episodes)
1997 Six Ways to Sunday as Louis Varga
1996 Spin City (1 episode)
1996 Getting Away with Murder as Judge
1995 Hudson Street (22 episodes) as Lt. Al Teischler
1993 Manhattan Murder Mystery as Paul House
1992 Exclusive as Mort
1992 Mad About You (7 episodes)
1992 The Public Eye as Arthur Nabler
1991 Brooklyn Bridge (1 episode)
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
1989 Quantum Leap (1 episode)
1961 87th Precinct (1 episode)

Writing

2008 Medal of Honor Writer

Directing

1986 Class of '86 Director

Production

1975 The Boob Tube Producer

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