Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach was an American actor, voice actor, and singer, who was best known for his role as Detective Lennie Briscoe in the TV series Law and Order, as well as for playing roles in musicals, such as Chicago, 42nd Street, and Promises, Promises. He also achieved fame in film, notably in the role of "Baby's" (Jennifer Grey's character) father, Dr. Jake Houseman in Dirty Dancing and as the villain, Jack Rosenthal in Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors.
For Disney, he voiced Lumiere in Beauty and the Beast and all related appearances up until his death. He also provided the voice of Sa'Luk in Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996) and Pierre in The Enchanted Tiki Room (Under New Management). In addition, he played Milo Jacoby in Straight Talk.