Louis Zorich Movies and Career Information
Feb 12, 1924
Louis Zorich (born February 12, 1924) is an American actor. He is well-known for his portrayal of Paul Reiser's father "Burt Buchman" in the NBC series Mad About You. He played the role from 1993 to 1999. Zorich was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Serbian immigrants from Croatia Anna (née Gledi) and Christ Zorich. He attended Earle Elementary School before going on to attend Roosevelt College and Goodman Theater School of Drama in his hometown of Chicago. Zorich has been married to Academy Award winning actress Olympia Dukakis since 1962. They have three children together. In 1965, Zorich recorded and released an album on Folkways Records, entitled Moby Dick: Selections Read by Louis Zorich. One of Zorich's first major film roles was the Russian Constable in the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof. He was featured in Popi and For Pete's Sake and played the role of Pete in the 1984 film The Muppets Take Manhattan. Zorich currently is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.