Jordan Charney Biography (1937-)

Born April 1, 1937; married Nancy Cooperstein (a producer); children: one daughter, one son. Addresses: Agent: Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, producer, writer

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Tony Vento, Love of Life, CBS, 1965
  • Sam Lucas, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1967-1970, 1974
  • Sam Lucas, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somersetand Somerset: Bay City), NBC, 1970-1973
  • Lieutenant Vince "Vinnie" Wolek, One Life to Live (also known as One Life to Live: The Summer of Seduction), ABC, 1975-1977
  • Philip "Phil" Brent, Sr., All My Children, ABC, 1975
  • Ted Bergman, The Andros Targets, CBS, 1977
  • Frank Angelino, a recurring role, Three's Company, ABC, 1981-1983
  • Dr. Seymour Katz, General Hospital, ABC, 1982
  • Norton Crane, a recurring role, Falcon Crest, CBS, 1983-1984
  • Dr. Renfro, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1985
  • Bill Cochran, a recurring role, Dynasty, ABC, 1987-1988
  • Mr. Bodine, All My Children, ABC, 1991
  • Judge Kelleher, a recurring role, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Appeared as Julian Dark in The Secret Storm, CBS, in the 1960s.
  • Movies
  • John Drake, Who'll Save Our Children?, CBS, 1978
  • Mr. Orr, The Plutonium Incident, CBS, 1980
  • Congressman Harris Stowe, Amazons, ABC, 1984
  • Harry Ascot, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter, ABC, 1984
  • Superintendent Barela, The Imposter, ABC, 1984
  • Ben Foley, The Cartier Affair, NBC, 1984
  • Tatum, Kids Don't Tell, CBS, 1985
  • Marvin Langdon, Do You Remember Love, CBS, 1985
  • Commissioner Bert Daniels, Amos, CBS, 1985
  • Spencer Mulholland, Crime of Innocence, CBS, 1985
  • Mr. Clemens, Final Jeopardy, NBC, 1985
  • Pete Stark, Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, CBS, 1986
  • District Attorney Martin Baylor, Right to Die, NBC, 1987
  • Beecher Perry, Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988
  • Harmon Gunderson, The Town Bully (also known as A Friendly, Quiet Little Town), ABC, 1988
  • Spreiregen, To Heal a Nation, NBC, 1988
  • Judge, David, ABC, 1988
  • J. Edgar Hoover, The Revenge of Al Capone (also known as Capone), NBC, 1989
  • Chancellor Hammond, When He's Not a Stranger, CBS, 1989
  • Bernard "Bernie" Robbins, Her Wicked Ways (also known as LethalCharm), CBS, 1991
  • Miniseries
  • Television commentator on the crackdown on crime, Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983
  • Arthur Schlesinger, Robert Kennedy & His Times, CBS, 1985
  • Hal Robinson, Home Fires, NBC, 1987
  • Episodic
  • Lieutenant Sutton, "The Red File: Parts 1 & 2," Dallas, CBS, 1979
  • Mr. Layton, "Jack Moves Out," Three's Company, ABC, 1979
  • Detective Rollins, "Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 2," Dallas, CBS, 1979
  • Mr. McLaughlin, "The Other Woman," The Ropers, ABC, 1980
  • Captain Roger Westerby, "The Medal," The Waltons, CBS, 1980
  • Karl Buckner, "Catch," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981
  • Ed Chapel, "Gatorbait," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981
  • Ed Chapel, "Life, Death, Eternity," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981
  • Mr. Flowers, "Blue and Broken-Harted," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982
  • Max Leopold, "Formula for Revenge," Tucker's Witch, CBS, 1983
  • Captain Pankowitz, "The Chicago Connection," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1985
  • Dr. Moyer, "Grand Theft Bunny," Misfits of Science, NBC, 1985
  • Marty Dignan, "Come and Get It," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986
  • "See You in Court," Our House, NBC, 1986
  • Bob Kenton, "Norman's Parking Ticket," Shell Game, CBS, 1987
  • Harvey, "Born to Ride," Rags to Riches, NBC, 1987
  • Dr. Adelson, "The Wizard of Odds," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987
  • Joe Eastwood, "In with the `In' Crowd," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987
  • Abby's lawyer, "Lawfully Wedded," Knots Landing, CBS, 1988
  • Mr. Ted Sharf, "Behind Closed Doors," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1988
  • McCracken, "The Night Court before Christmas," Night Court, NBC, 1988
  • Warden Paul Branden, "The Prisoner: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1989
  • "Conspiracy," Mancuso, FBI, NBC, 1990
  • Jiri, "Shall We Gdansk?," Mancuso, FBI, NBC, 1990
  • Haywood, "Rules of the Game," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1991
  • Dr. Mandell, "Star Struck," Law & Order, NBC, 1992
  • Judge Joseph Gennis, "Pacific Rimshot," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993
  • Pathologist, "Along Came a Spider," One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994
  • Dr. Howard Braniff, "Scales of Justice," One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994
  • Mr. Harrod, "The Ethics of Hope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995
  • Voice of Charlie, "Baywatch Angels," Baywatch, syndicated, 1996
  • Official, "Charades," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997
  • Judge Donald Karin, "Panic," Law & Order, NBC, 2000
  • Judge Donald Karan, "For Love or Money," Law & Order, NBC, 2001
  • Melvin Colter, "Homo Homini Lupis," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2002
  • Ruari O'Halloran, "Silence," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(also known as Law & Order: S.V.U.), NBC and USA Network, 2002
  • Judge Donald Karan, "Absentia," Law & Order, NBC, 2003
  • Appeared in Benson; also appeared as Bill in an episode of TheBoys Are Back; as Kris, The Guiding Light; and as Captain Bill Hookstratton, Private Benjamin.
  • Pilots
  • Fritz, Marriage Is Alive and Well, NBC, 1980
  • Film Appearances
  • Hitchcock, The Hospital, United Artists, 1971
  • Harry Hunter, Network, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1976
  • Charlie Reynolds, Witches' Brew (also known as Which Witch Is Which?), United Artists, 1980
  • Professor, Those Lips, Those Eyes, United Artists, 1980
  • Harry Bartoff, Separate Ways, Crown International Pictures, 1981
  • Doctor, First Monday in October, Paramount, 1981
  • Harold Clurman, Frances, Universal, 1982
  • Dean Yeager, Ghost Busters, Columbia, 1984
  • Dr. Whitaker, Creator (also known as The Big Picture), MCA/Universal, 1985
  • Dr. Gruner, My Little Girl, Hemdale, 1987
  • Also appeared in the film Gross Anatomy.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Cop and singer, "The Mutilated" (one-act), Slapstick Tragedy (double-bill), Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Standby for McCann and Stanley, The Birthday Party, Booth Theatre,New York City, 1967-1968
  • Standby, The Gingham Dog, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • The Boy Who Came to Leave, Lymehouse Productions, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • David, Naomi Court, Stage 73 Theatre, New York City, 1973-1974
  • Standby for Matt Friedman, Talley's Folly, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Marc and Yvan, Art, 1998
  • Sir George Crofts, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1999
  • Waste, Theatre for a New Audience, American Place Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Alexander and Menelaus, Troilus and Cressida, Theatre for a New Audience, American Place Theatre, 2002
  • Code of the West, 2001
  • Marty, 3 O'clock in Brooklyn, Access Theatre, New York City, 2002
  • Appeared in A Chekhov Concert, Moscow Art Theatre, Moscow, Russia;also appeared in Shadowlands.
  • Stage Work
  • Producer (with Nancy Cooperstein) of Viet Rock (musical).
  • WRITINGS
  • Stage
  • Author (with Sharon Gans) of A Chekhov Concert, Moscow Art Theatre, Moscow, Russia, published by Applause Books.

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