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Charney, Jordan 1937–

CHARNEY, Jordan 1937


Born April 1, 1937; married Nancy Cooperstein (a producer); children: one daughter, one son. Education: Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, degree in theatre, 1958.

Addresses: Agent Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actor, producer, and writer. Steps (theatre workshop), artistic director for more than ten years; Actors Alley Repertory, Los Angeles, artistic director for six years. Teacher at Boston University and other institutions.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Named Theatre Alumnus of the Year, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 2002.


Television Appearances; Series:

Dr. Tony Vento, Love of Life, CBS, 1965.

Sam Lucas, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City ), NBC, 19671970, 1974.

Sam Lucas, Somerset (also known as Another World: Somerset and Somerset: Bay City ), NBC, 19701973.

Lieutenant Vince "Vinnie" Wolek, One Life to Live (also known as One Life to Live: The Summer of Seduction ), ABC, 19751977.

Philip "Phil" Brent, Sr., All My Children, ABC, 1975.

Ted Bergman, The Andros Targets, CBS, 1977.

Frank Angelino, a recurring role, Three's Company, ABC, 19811983.

Dr. Seymour Katz, General Hospital, ABC, 1982.

Norton Crane, a recurring role, Falcon Crest, CBS, 19831984.

Dr. Renfro, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1985.

Bill Cochran, a recurring role, Dynasty, ABC, 19871988.

Mr. Bodine, All My Children, ABC, 1991.

Judge Kelleher, a recurring role, 100 Centre Street, Arts and Entertainment, 2001.

Appeared as Julian Dark in The Secret Storm, CBS, in the 1960s.

Television Appearances; Movies:

John Drake, Who'll Save Our Children?, CBS, 1978.

Mr. Orr, The Plutonium Incident, CBS, 1980.

Congressman Harris Stowe, Amazons, ABC, 1984.

Harry Ascot, Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter, ABC, 1984.

Superintendent Barela, The Imposter, ABC, 1984.

Ben Foley, The Cartier Affair, NBC, 1984.

Tatum, Kids Don't Tell, CBS, 1985.

Marvin Langdon, Do You Remember Love, CBS, 1985.

Commissioner Bert Daniels, Amos, CBS, 1985.

Spencer Mulholland, Crime of Innocence, CBS, 1985.

Mr. Clemens, Final Jeopardy, NBC, 1985.

Pete Stark, Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story, CBS, 1986.

District Attorney Martin Baylor, Right to Die, NBC, 1987.

Beecher Perry, Baja Oklahoma, HBO, 1988.

Harmon Gunderson, The Town Bully (also known as A Friendly, Quiet Little Town ), ABC, 1988.

Spreiregen, To Heal a Nation, NBC, 1988.

Judge, David, ABC, 1988.

J. Edgar Hoover, The Revenge of Al Capone (also known as Capone ), NBC, 1989.

Chancellor Hammond, When He's Not a Stranger, CBS, 1989.

Bernard "Bernie" Robbins, Her Wicked Ways (also known as Lethal Charm ), CBS, 1991.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Television commentator on the crackdown on crime, Blood Feud, syndicated, 1983.

Arthur Schlesinger, Robert Kennedy & His Times, CBS, 1985.

Hal Robinson, Home Fires, NBC, 1987.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lieutenant Sutton, "The Red File: Parts 1 & 2," Dallas, CBS, 1979.

Mr. Layton, "Jack Moves Out," Three's Company, ABC, 1979.

Detective Rollins, "Whatever Happened to Baby John?: Part 2," Dallas, CBS, 1979.

Mr. McLaughlin, "The Other Woman," The Ropers, ABC, 1980.

Captain Roger Westerby, "The Medal," The Waltons, CBS, 1980.

Karl Buckner, "Catch," Lou Grant, CBS, 1981.

Ed Chapel, "Gatorbait," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981.

Ed Chapel, "Life, Death, Eternity," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1981.

Mr. Flowers, "Blue and BrokenHarted," Hart to Hart, ABC, 1982.

Max Leopold, "Formula for Revenge," Tucker's Witch, CBS, 1983.

Captain Pankowitz, "The Chicago Connection," T. J. Hooker, ABC, 1985.

Dr. Moyer, "Grand Theft Bunny," Misfits of Science, NBC, 1985.

Marty Dignan, "Come and Get It," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1986.

"See You in Court," Our House, NBC, 1986.

Bob Kenton, "Norman's Parking Ticket," Shell Game, CBS, 1987.

Harvey, "Born to Ride," Rags to Riches, NBC, 1987.

Dr. Adelson, "The Wizard of Odds," L.A. Law, NBC, 1987.

Joe Eastwood, "In with the 'In' Crowd," Highway to Heaven, NBC, 1987.

Abby's lawyer, "Lawfully Wedded," Knots Landing, CBS, 1988.

Mr. Ted Sharf, "Behind Closed Doors," The Bronx Zoo, NBC, 1988.

McCracken, "The Night Court before Christmas," Night Court, NBC, 1988.

Warden Paul Branden, "The Prisoner: Parts 1 & 2," Matlock, NBC, 1989.

"Conspiracy," Mancuso, FBI, NBC, 1990.

Jiri, "Shall We Gdansk?," Mancuso, FBI, NBC, 1990.

Haywood, "Rules of the Game," I'll Fly Away, NBC, 1991.

Dr. Mandell, "Star Struck," Law & Order, NBC, 1992.

Judge Joseph Gennis, "Pacific Rimshot," L.A. Law, NBC, 1993.

Pathologist, "Along Came a Spider," One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994.

Dr. Howard Braniff, "Scales of Justice," One West Waikiki, CBS, 1994.

Mr. Harrod, "The Ethics of Hope," Chicago Hope, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Charlie, "Baywatch Angels," Baywatch, syndicated, 1996.

Official, "Charades," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 1997.

Judge Donald Karin, "Panic," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Judge Donald Karan, "For Love or Money," Law & Order, NBC, 2001.

Melvin Colter, "Homo Homini Lupis," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2002.

Ruari O'Halloran, "Silence," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U. ), NBC and USA Network, 2002.

Judge Donald Karan, "Absentia," Law & Order, NBC, 2003.

Appeared in Benson; also appeared as Bill in an episode of The Boys Are Back; as Kris, The Guiding Light; and as Captain Bill Hookstratton, Private Benjamin.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Fritz, Marriage Is Alive and Well, NBC, 1980.

Film Appearances:

Hitchcock, The Hospital, United Artists, 1971.

Harry Hunter, Network, MetroGoldwynMayer/United Artists, 1976.

Charlie Reynolds, Witches' Brew (also known as Which Witch Is Which? ), United Artists, 1980.

Professor, Those Lips, Those Eyes, United Artists, 1980.

Harry Bartoff, Separate Ways, Crown International Pictures, 1981.

Doctor, First Monday in October, Paramount, 1981.

Harold Clurman, Frances, Universal, 1982.

Dean Yeager, Ghost Busters, Columbia, 1984.

Dr. Whitaker, Creator (also known as The Big Picture ), MCA/Universal, 1985.

Dr. Gruner, My Little Girl, Hemdale, 1987.

Also appeared in the film Gross Anatomy.

Stage Appearances:

Cop and singer, "The Mutilated" (oneact), Slapstick Tragedy (doublebill), Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1966.

Standby for McCann and Stanley, The Birthday Party, Booth Theatre, New York City, 19671968.

Standby, The Gingham Dog, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1969.

The Boy Who Came to Leave, Lymehouse Productions, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1973.

David, Naomi Court, Stage 73 Theatre, New York City, 19731974.

Standby for Matt Friedman, Talley's Folly, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Marc and Yvan, Art, 1998.

Sir George Crofts, Mrs. Warren's Profession, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA, 1999.

Waste, Theatre for a New Audience, American Place Theatre, New York City, 2000.

Alexander and Menelaus, Troilus and Cressida, Theatre for a New Audience, American Place Theatre, 2002.

Code of the West, 2001.

Marty, 3 O'clock in Brooklyn, Access Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Appeared in A Chekhov Concert, Moscow Art Theatre, Moscow, Russia; also appeared in Shadowlands.

Stage Work:

Producer (with Nancy Cooperstein) of Viet Rock (musical).



Author (with Sharon Gans) of A Chekhov Concert, Moscow Art Theatre, Moscow, Russia, published by Applause Books.

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