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Louis Zorich (February 12, 1924 – January 30, 2018) was an American actor. He is perhaps best known to television audiences for his portrayal of Paul Buchman's father, Burt Buchman, on the NBC series Mad About You. He played the role from 1993 to 1999.
|Died||January 30, 2018 (aged 93)|
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Olympia Dukakis (m. 1962)
|Relatives||Chris Zorich (nephew)|
Zorich was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Croatian immigrants Anna (née Gledic) and Christ Zoric. He attended Earle Elementary School before going on to attend Roosevelt College and Goodman Theater School of Drama in his hometown of Chicago. Louis' nephew, Chris Zorich, played professional football. 
In 1965, Zorich recorded and released an album on Folkways Records, entitled Moby Dick: Selections Read by Louis Zorich.
One of Zorich's first major film roles was the Russian Constable in Fiddler on the Roof (1971). He was featured in Popi and For Pete's Sake and played Pete in The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). In Death of a Salesman (1985), he played Ben, the older brother of Willy Loman. In 1986 he played a Swiss businessman in Club Paradise with Robin Williams, and in 1988 appeared as Nikos, the Greek millionaire, part of a group arriving in a yacht party, in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Steve Martin and Michael Caine.
Zorich's Broadway credits include Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2003), 45 Seconds From Broadway (2001), Follies (2001), She Loves Me (1993), The Marriage of Figaro (1985), Arms and the Man (1985), Death of a Salesman (1984), Herzl (1976), They Knew What They Wanted (1976), Goodtime Charley (1975), Moonchildren (1972), Fun City (1972), Hadrian VII (1969), The Condemned of Altona (1966), The Country Wife (1965), Danton's Death (1965), The Odd Couple (1965), Moby Dick (1962), and Becket (1961).
In 1969, Zorich was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in Hadrian VII. In 1976, he was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for his performance in They Knew What They Wanted.
|1966||Gamera, the Giant Monster||Russian Ambassador|
|1968||What's So Bad About Feeling Good?||Uncredited|
|1968||Coogan's Bluff||Taxi Driver|
|1971||Cold Turkey||Douglas Truesdale||Uncredited|
|1971||They Might Be Giants||2nd Sanitation Man|
|1971||Fiddler on the Roof||Constable|
|1971||Made for Each Other||Pandora's Father|
|1973||The Don Is Dead||Mitch DiMorra|
|1974||For Pete's Sake||Nick|
|1974||Newman's Law||Frank Lo Falcone|
|1974||Sunday in the Country||Dinelli|
|1976||W.C. Fields and Me||Gene Fowler|
|1977||A Good Dissonance Like a Man||George W. Chadwick|
|1977||The Other Side of Midnight||Demonides|
|1980||The Changeling||Stewart Adler||Uncredited|
|1980||Up the Academy||Sheik Amier|
|1984||The Muppets Take Manhattan||Pete|
|1985||Death of a Salesman||Ben Loman||TV movie|
|1985||Walls of Glass||Lerner|
|1986||Club Paradise||Swiss Businessman|
|1986||Where Are the Children?||Kragopoulos|
|1988||Cheap Shots||Louie Constantine|
|1988||Dirty Rotten Scoundrels||Greek Millionaire|
|1989||Bloodhounds of Broadway||Mindy|
|1991||City of Hope||Mayor Baci|
|1997||Kiss & Tell||Louis|
|1998||A Fish in the Bathtub||Morris|
|1999||Joe the King||Judge|
|2001||Friends and Family||Marvin Levine|
|2004||A Hole in One||Sammy|
|2011||A Bird of the Air||Stowalski|
|2011||The Tall Man||Lou|
|2015||Emily & Tim||Tim Hanratty||(segment 'Attachment')|
|2016||No Pay, Nudity||Lester's Father||(final film role)|
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