Fyvush Finkel

Mostly Credited As: Fyvush Finkel
Date Of Birth: October 09, 1923 (Age 92)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Fyvush Finkel

Fyvush was a veteran of the Yiddish theater for over fifty years by the time he started acting on American TV. Starting at age 9, he would be a regular in the theaters in New York's Lower East side for thirty-five years along with a stand-up comedy act in the Catskill's 'Borscht Belt'. When the venues died down in the 1960's, Fyvush moved on to a tour of "Fiddler On The Roof" for the next twelve years, eventually ending up on Broadway playing the lead role as 'Tyve'. His work in the NY Shakespeare Festival would earn him an OBIE Award. In the 1980's he would begin a string of minor roles in motion pictures. Picket Fences producer David E. Kelly would be the one who saw him in a movie as a shyster lawyer that would lead to his most notable role as Douglas Wambaugh on "Fences." After more than fifty years in performing, Fyvush finally would receive recognition for his work by winning an Emmy Award in 1994 for Picket Fences. He would re-team with Kelly in Boston Public but it would be short lived.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Boston Public (2000)As: Harvey Lipschultz
Fantasy Island (1998) (1998)As: Fisher
Picket Fences (1992)As: Douglas Wambaugh (S02-S04)
Episode Cast Credits 

Blue Bloods (2010) 
  Men in Black 03x14: (Feb/08/2013) As Moishe 

The Wedding Bells (2007) 
  For Whom the Bells Toll 01x01: (Mar/07/2007) As Saul Finkelstein, [Special Guest Stars]

Hollywood Squares (1998) 
  Sept. 26, 2003 04x05: (Sep/26/2003) As Himself 
  Sept. 25, 2003 04x04: (Sep/25/2003) As Himself 
  Sept. 24, 2003 04x03: (Sep/24/2003) As Himself 
  Sept. 23, 2003 04x02: (Sep/23/2003) As Himself 

Early Edition (1996) 
  Weathergirl 04x09: (Nov/20/1999) As Phil Kazakian 
  Thief Swipes Mayor's Dog 01x05: (Oct/26/1996) As Phil Kazakian 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Lisa's Sax 09x03: (Oct/19/1997) Voiced  Himself, as Krusty 

Rugrats (1991) 
  Chanukah 04x01: (Dec/06/1996) Voiced  Shlomo 

Chicago Hope (1994) 
  Small Sacrifices 01x13: (Jan/23/1995) As Douglas Wambaugh 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Uma Thurman, Fyvush Finkel, The Cranberries 02x49: (Nov/11/1994) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 46th Annual Emmy Awards 46x01: (Sep/11/1994) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (for 'Picket Fences') 

Picket Fences (1992) 
  The Lullaby League 01x22: (May/06/1993) As Douglas Wambaugh 
  Sugar and Spice 01x21: (Apr/29/1993) As Douglas Wambaugh 
  Rights of Passage 01x20: (Apr/15/1993) As Douglas Wambaugh 
  Sightings 01x19: (Apr/08/1993) As Douglas Wambaugh 

Kojak (1973) (1973) 
  Kojak's Days (1) 04x19: (Feb/01/1977) As Simon (Tailor) 
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Fyvush is Yiddish for Phillip, the name he used in school.

Fyvush appeared in a travelling company of "Fiddler On The Roof" for twelve years, eventually in the role of 'Tyve'.

Won an Emmy Award in 1994 for his role of Douglas Wambaugh on the series "Picket Fences."

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