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Jordan Gelber is an American actor.

Biography

Broadway

He is known for originating the role of struggling comedian Brian in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. Gelber is currently performing in Arthur Miller's All My Sons as Frank Lubey.[1] He has also been in two off-Broadway productions by the Exchange theater, Realism and Jump!.[2]

His other off-Broadway credits include The Polish Play with the Katharsis Theater Company and Birth and After Birth at the Atlantic Theater Company.[3]

A particular performance he is less recognized for was in Elvis People at New World Stages.[4]

Television and film

Gelber's television work includes a recurring role as CSU Tech Layton on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and appearances in episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Sopranos.

His film credits include a role in Riding in Cars with Boys opposite Sara Gilbert.

He lent his voice to The Warriors video game as Chatterbox; leader of the Hi-Hats gang.

Personal life

Gelber was born in Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City, and grew up in Woodmere, Long Island.[5]

He graduated from George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, Long Island in 1993.

He is also a 1997 graduate of Stanford University, where he was a member of the Stanford Improvisors improvisational theatre troupe[6] and an a cappella group, Stanford Mendicants.[7]

In 1994 Gelber attended the National Theater Institute.

Jordan is the son of Donald Gelber and Barbra Gelber. He is engaged to be married to Marsha Loeb, Medical Sponsoring Editor with McGraw-Hill. He has one younger sister, Marielle Gelber, who works in the fashion industry as the Director of Public Relations for New York & Company

In 2000 Gelber earned a master's degree in acting from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.[7]

References

  1. "All My Sons on Broadway – Cast Bios". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  2. "Jean Cocteau Rep, Now 'The Exchange,' presents New Plays". Broadway World. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  3. "Jordan Gelber To Star in The Polish Play". TheatreMania. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  4. Gans, Andrew (2007-05-12). "Avenue Q’s Gelber to Be Part of Elvis People Cast". Playbill News. Playbill. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  5. "THE Q INTERVIEW: Lucy interviews Jordan Gelber". AvenueQ.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  6. "Stanford Improvisors: 1991-2007". Stanford Improvisors. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Shin, Laura. "Where He Belongs". STANFORD Magazine. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 

External links

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