Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi

Highest Rated: 96% My Favorite Year (1982)

Lowest Rated: 42% I.Q. (1994)

Birthday: Dec 28, 1913

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hefty, balding character actor, sometimes mustachioed, whose explosive manner has been instantly recognizable on many years of TV comedy. Typically cast in ethnic roles as Jews, Italians, or Russians, Jacobi has also kept busy in TV commercials, most notably his Clio Award-winning work in a series of Hertz advertisements. He has also had a very active theater career, with roles in such plays as "Spring Thaw" (1949), "Come Blow Your Horn" (1961), "Don't Drink the Water" (1966), "The Sunshine Boys" (1974) and "Cheaters" (1978). Although his most memorable early film role was as Mr. Van Daan, opposite Shelley Winters as one of the attic-confined Dutch Jews in "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959), Jacobi has most often played alternately overbearing or put-upon men in such comedies as "Arthur" (1981) and "My Favorite Year" (1982), and such family sagas as "Avalon" (1990).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
42% 47% I.Q. Kurt Gödel (Character) $25.2M 1994
No Score Yet 83% I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore Irving Fein (Character) - 1992
85% 77% Avalon Gabriel Krichinsky (Character) $14.9M 1990
61% 57% Amazon Women on the Moon Murray (Character) $388.2K 1987
No Score Yet 36% The Boss' Wife Harry Taphorn (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Isaac Littlefeathers Abe (Character) - 1984
96% 85% My Favorite Year Uncle Morty (Character) - 1982
88% 77% Arthur Plant Store Owner (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chu Chu and the Philly Flash Landlord (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucky Star Elia Goldberg (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Off Your Rocker Max Adler (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Magician of Lublin Wolsky (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Better Late Than Never Milton Cohen (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 27% Roseland Stan (The Waltz) (Character) - 1977
80% 64% Next Stop, Greenwich Village Herb (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Coffee, Tea or Me Waiter (Character) - 1973
88% 69% Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) Sam (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Judge and Jake Wyler Lieutenant Wolfson (Character) - 1972
67% 82% Little Murders Judge Stern (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 62% Penelope Ducky (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Secret Agents? Papa Leo (Character) - 1966
76% 79% Irma La Douce Moustache (Character) - 1963
83% 38% Song Without End Potin (Character) - 1960
79% 77% The Diary of Anne Frank Mr. Hans Van Daan (Character) - 1959
43% 67% A Kid for Two Farthings Blackie Isaacs (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charley Moon Rosenberg (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? Captain Noakes (Character) - 1953

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barney Miller Harry Tannenbaum (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Courtship of Eddie's Father Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Girl Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Lou Sorrell (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Milton Cassal (Character) 1953-1954

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