Fyvush Finkel

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  • Birth Name: Philip Finkel
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: August 14, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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Fast Facts

  • Used the stage name Fyvush, a Yiddish translation of his legal name, Philip.
  • Once studied to be a furrier.
  • Was a fixture on the Yiddish theater circuit in New York City and the Catskill Mountains during the early part of his acting career.
  • Spent 12 years playing various roles, including patriarch Tevye, in Broadway and touring productions of Fiddler on the Roof.
  • Found success on television in his 70s with roles on two series from writer-producer David E. Kelley: Picket Fences and Boston Public.

Awards

  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • Mary Finkel — Mother
  • Elliot Finkel — Son
  • Trudi Lieberman — Wife (deceased)
  • Harry Finkel — Father
  • Ian Finkel — Son
  • Nat Finkel — Brother

Details

  • Birth Name: Philip Finkel
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Died: August 14, 2016
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian

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