Steve Landesberg

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  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Died: December 20, 2010
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Son of a Bronx milliner and grocery-store owner.
  • Broke into show business in 1969 as a stand-up comic, performing in the same New York clubs as Jimmy Walker, Bette Midler, Freddie Prinze and David Brenner.
  • Made first appearance on The Tonight Show in December 1971.
  • Was a member of an improv group (The New York Stickball Team) that appeared on NBC's Dean Martin summer-replacement variety series (starring Bobby Darin) in 1972.
  • Initial appearance on Barney Miller was in a guest role (as a fraudulent priest) on the series' second-season opener in 1975; introduced the character of Det. Arthur Dietrich as a semiregular in Season 3 and became a regular in Season 4.
  • Appeared on The Hollywood Squares in the late 1970s.
  • Hosted a 1983 NBC comedy special.
  • Met his wife, a TV-commercial producer, while filming a 1985 Ryder Trucks commercial.
  • Portrayed psychiatrist Dr. Myron Finkelstein on the Starz sitcom Head Case (2007-09).
  • Final role was on the series finale of the A&E drama The Cleaner (2008-09).

Awards

  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Elizabeth Landesberg — Daughter
  • Diana Canova — Ex-significant Other
  • Nancy Ross Landesberg — Wife

Details

  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Died: December 20, 2010
  • Profession: Actor

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