Fyvush Finkel passed away today at the age of 93 according to The New York Times. The actor got his start in Yiddish Theater, but found huge television success later on his life.
In 1992, David E Kelley hired him to be the no scruples lawyer on Picket Fences and he won our hearts over. Eight year later, Kelley hired him again, but this time as a teacher stuck in his old ways on Boston Public. Even though he had roles that were not meant to be lovable, how could you love the guy with the huge eyes. Those big peepers could make anyone want to have him as their grandfather.
Although, he didn’t act as much recently that doesn’t mean he stopped acting, he still has one more film that is yet to be released. Still acting in 90’s shows how much he loved the art that loved him back.
So today honor a man who brought us so much joy by watching one of his many roles from Yiddish Theater to his parts on several of David E Kelley’s shows.
Finkel is survived by a brother, 2 sons, 3 grandchildren and one great grandchild.