Jerome Bernard "Jerry" Orbach was an American actor and singer, best known for his role as Detective Lennie Briscoe on 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 Lumière 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 played Milo Jacoby in Straight Talk.

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