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Charles Levin (born March 12, 1949) is an American actor[1] who has appeared in television and movies and on stage. He is best known for the role of Elliot Novak on the series Alice having become a regular in the show's 9th season and the recurring role of Eddie Gregg on Hill Street Blues from 1982 to 1986.

Charles Levin
Charles Herbert Levin

(1949-03-12) March 12, 1949 (age 70)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years active1975–present
Spouse(s)Katherine DeHetre (deceased)


Life and careerEdit

He is also known for having played the mohel on "The Bris" episode of Seinfeld and Coco, the gay cook, on the pilot episode of The Golden Girls. His part was dropped in favor of making the character of Sophia Petrillo, played by Estelle Getty, a regular. (Many of her sassy one-liners were originally written for Coco.)

He appeared as a guest star on many television shows including Family Ties, Tales from the Darkside, The Twilight Zone, The Facts of Life, Falcon Crest (as Herman Łunchable), Punky Brewster (as Officer Bob), Thirtysomething, Night Court, L.A. Law (as Robert Caporale), Designing Women, Murphy Brown, NYPD Blue, and Law & Order.

Partial filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Briefly entertaining". Lakeland Ledger. January 2, 1982. Retrieved 23 September 2011.

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