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      Lou Jacobi

      Lou Jacobi

      Highest Rated: 96% My Favorite Year (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 43% 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).

      Highest rated movies

      My Favorite Year poster
      My Favorite Year
      Arthur poster Arthur Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) poster
      Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)
      Avalon poster
      Avalon
      Next Stop, Greenwich Village poster
      Next Stop, Greenwich Village
      Song Without End poster
      Song Without End
      The Diary of Anne Frank poster
      The Diary of Anne Frank
      Irma La Douce poster
      Irma La Douce

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      43% 47% I.Q. Kurt Gödel (Character) $25.2M 1994
      No Score Yet 83% I Don't Buy Kisses Anymore Irving Fein (Character) - 1992
      86% 78% Avalon Gabriel Krichinsky (Character) $14.9M 1990
      65% 58% Amazon Women on the Moon Murray (Character) $388.2K 1987
      No Score Yet 33% The Boss' Wife Harry Taphorn (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Isaac Littlefeathers Abe (Character) - 1984
      96% 84% My Favorite Year Uncle Morty (Character) - 1982
      89% 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 25% Roseland Stan (The Waltz) (Character) - 1977
      84% 62% 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
      71% 81% Little Murders Judge Stern (Character) - 1971
      No Score Yet 63% 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% 39% Song Without End Potin (Character) - 1960
      80% 77% The Diary of Anne Frank Mr. Hans Van Daan (Character) - 1959
      63% 68% 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 Waiter (Character) 1982
      No Score Yet 100% Sanford and Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet 100% 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 100% 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