Louis Zorich Biography (1924-)

Born February 12, 1924, in Chicago, IL; son of Christ and Anna (maiden name,Gledi) Zorich; married Olympia Dukakis (an actress), November 30, 1962; children: Christina (an actress), Peter, Stefan. Education--Roosevelt College, B.A.; Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL. Addresses: Home: UpperMontclair, NJ.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor
Birth Details
February 12, 1924
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • Shadow of Heroes, York Theatre, New York City, 1959
  • True West, Public Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • Death of a Salesman, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Arms and the Man, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1985
  • Better Living, Whole Theatre, Montclair, NJ, 1989
  • Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • She Loves Me, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, then Brooks Atkinson Theatre, both New York City, 1993
  • The Size of the World, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Also appeared in Springtime for Henry, Tenthouse Theatre, Rhinelander, WI; Moby Dick; Fun City; Moonchildren; Herzl; Hadrian VII; Blau and Irving; and They Knew What They Wanted.
  • Major Tours
  • A View from the Bridge, 1958-60
  • First Baron, Becket, 1961-62
  • Film Appearances
  • Russian ambassador, Diakaiju Gamera (also known as Gamera,Gamera the Invincible, Gammera, and The Monster Gamera),1965
  • Taxi driver, Coogan's Bluff, 1968
  • Penebaz, Popi, 1969
  • Constable, Fiddler on the Roof, United Artists, 1970
  • Second sanitation man, They Might Be Giants, 1971
  • Pandora's father, Made for Each Other, 1971
  • Mitch, The Don Is Dead (also known as Beautiful but Deadlyand The Deadly Kiss), 1973
  • Nick, For Pete's Sake (also known as July Pork Bellies), 1974
  • Dinelli, Vengeance is Mine (also known as Blood for Blood),1974
  • Frank Lo Falcone, Newman's Law, 1974
  • Gene Fowler, W.C. Fields and Me, 1976
  • Demonides, The Other Side of Midnight, 1977
  • George W. Chadwick, A Good Dissonance Like a Man, 1977
  • Sheik Amier, Up the Academy (also known as The Brave Young Menof Weinberg, Mad Magazine Presents Up the Academy, and Mad Magazine's Up the Academy), 1980
  • Pete, The Muppets Take Manhattan, 1984
  • Walls of Glass (also known as Flanagan), 1985
  • Swiss businessman, Club Paradise, 1986
  • Kragopoulos, Where Are the Children?, 1986
  • Greek millionaire, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 1988
  • Mindy, Bloodhounds of Broadway, 1989
  • Ochenko, Missing Pieces, 1991
  • Mayor Baci, City of Hope, 1991
  • Louie Constantine, Cheap Shots, 1992
  • Rudy Warner, Commandments, Universal, 1997
  • Judge, Joe the King, Trimark, 1999
  • Marvin Levine, Friends and Family, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • I, Don Quixote, 1959
  • Joe Notario, Honor Thy Father, 1973
  • Antigone, 1974
  • Ben, Death of a Salesman (also known as Der Tod eines Hanglungsreisenden), 1985
  • Frank Staplin, Columbo: Agenda for Murder (also known as Agendafor Murder), ABC, 1990
  • Joe Garaventi, Young at Heart, CBS, 1995
  • Series
  • Milo Simonelli, Another World (also known as Another World: BayCity), 1982
  • Jules Berger, Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1991-93
  • Burt Buchman (recurring), Mad About You, 1992-99
  • Miniseries
  • Lieutenant Pappas, Master of the Game, 1984
  • Specials
  • DuPont Show of the Week, 1958
  • Intimate Portrait: Olympia Dukakis, Lifetime, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "And if Any Are Frozen, Warm Them," Naked City, 1962
  • Mike DeBrieno, "Lady in the Squadroom," Kojak, 1977
  • Manuel Almeida, "Widow's Walk," Spenser: For Hire, 1986
  • Jack Delroy, "Company Man," Spenser: For Hire, 1988
  • Judge Milton Erdheim, "Indifference," Law and Order, NBC, 1990
  • Judge Edgar Hynes, "Jeopardy," Law and Order, NBC, 1995
  • Mr. Sweet, "Prior to Broadway," Remember WENN, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals:
    • People Weekly, October 5, 1992, p. 123.

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