Jerry Adler Biography (1929-)

Born February 4, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Philip (a general manager of the Group Theatre) and Pauline Adler; married Dolores Parker (divorced); married Cathy Rice (a dancer and choreographer). Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., #2500, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4100.

director, producer, production supervisor, stage manager, actor
Birth Details
February 4, 1929
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Work
  • Assistant stage manager, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Ziegfeld Theatre, New York City, 1950
  • Stage manager, Of Thee I Sing, Broadway production, 1952
  • Stage manager, My Fair Lady, Broadway production, 1956
  • Director, All My Sons, Lenox Hill Playhouse, NY, 1957
  • Producer, Orson Welles' Moby Dick, Broadway production, 1962
  • Stage manager, Lunatics and Lovers, Broadway production, 1964
  • Stage manager, The Girl Who Came to Supper, Broadway production, 1964
  • Stage manager, Oh! What a Lovely War, Broadway production, 1964
  • Producer, Drat! The Cat!, Broadway production, 1965
  • Director, Fun City, Broadway production, 1972
  • Director, Good Evening, Broadway production, 1973
  • Director, Words and Music, John Golden Theatre, New York City 1974
  • Director, My Fair Lady, Broadway production, 1975
  • Director, We Interrupt This Program, Broadway production, 1975
  • Director, Hellzapoppin, Broadway production, 1976
  • Production supervisor, Camelot, New York State Theatre, NY, 1980
  • Director, Play Me a Country Song, Virginia Theatre, NY, 1982
  • Also worked as production supervisor, Who's Who in Hell, Anna Christie, I Remember Mama, A Time for Singing, At theDrop of Another Hat, Little Murders, The Homecoming, The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Halfway Up the Tree, and The Apple Tree, all Broadway productions; and as director, Checking Out,Broadway production, Conflict of Interest, 1972, That ChampionshipSeason, 1977, California Suite, 1978, Light Up the Sky, A View from the Bridge, The Ofay Watchers, and Charlie Was Here and Now He's Gone.
  • Major Tours
  • Directed tours of Good Evening, 1975; Words and Music, 1975-76; My Fair Lady, 1977-78.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Taller Than a Dwarf, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Film Appearances
  • Arthur Nabler, The Public Eye, 1992
  • Paul House, Manhattan Murder Mystery, 1993
  • Judge, Getting Away with Murder, Savoy Pictures, 1996
  • Event Coordinator, Larger Than Life, United Artists, 1996
  • Morton Makeshift, For Better or Worse, Columbia, 1996
  • Louis Varga, Six Ways to Sunday, Stratosphere Entertainment, 1998
  • Rick Trainer, 30 Days, Arrow Releasing, 1999
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Lt. Al Teischler, Hudson Street, 1995
  • Al Lerner, Alright Already, 1997
  • Hesh Rabkin, The Sopranos, HBO, 1999-
  • Also appeared as Mr. Wicker, the super, Mad About You, NBC.
  • Movies
  • Mort, Exclusive, 1992
  • Murray, The Odd Couple: Together Again, 1993
  • Aftershock: Earthquake in New York, 1999
  • Episodic
  • Lenny Greenman, "It's a Wonderful Leap--May 10, 1958," Quantum Leap, 1992
  • Sergeant Panino, "Murray's Tale," Mad About You, NBC, 1993
  • Rabbi Schulman, "Fish Story," Northern Exposure, 1994
  • Rabbi Schulman, "Shofar, So Good," Northern Exposure, 1994
  • Rabbi Schulman, "Tranquility Base (Our Town)," Northern Exposure,1995
  • Judge Nathan Parks, "I.D.," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Judge Fischbein, "Protecting the Source," LateLine, 1999
  • Perlman, "Spell Check," Wonderland, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Production assistant, Tony Awards Presentation, 1957-63
  • Also worked as production assistant, Mark Twain Tonight, CBS.

Further Reference


    • New York Times, November 1, 1992 , p. H18.

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