Richard Fancy

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Richard Fancy
Born (1943-08-02) August 2, 1943 (age 71)
Evanston, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1984–present

Richard Fancy (born August 2, 1943) is an American actor known for his long recurring role on Seinfeld as publisher Mr. Lippman, Elaine Benes's first major employer on the series. He appeared on the third and fourth seasons of It's Garry Shandling's Show as network boss Mr. Stravely. He also plays the Priest in the 1991 Film What About Bob?, and was Kevin Arnold's high school principal, Dr. Valenti, in the fourth and fifth seasons of The Wonder Years. He also appeared in Oliver Stone's Nixon and the 1999 film "Primal Force".

He also had two memorable appearances in late 2005 on Boston Legal, as a crooked Catholic priest. He also appeared on The Wonder Years and as mob financier Bernie Abrahms on General Hospital from October 20, 2006 to October 22, 2012, and his brother Benny, from 1997 to 2003.


Richard Fancy was born 2 Aug 1943,[1] in Evanston, Illinois to salesman Raymond Chester Fancy (born 29 Sep 1903 in Canada; died 24 Aug 1978 in Sherman Oaks, CA), and a radio performer mother. Richard Fancy is named after his paternal grandmother, Magdelene Richard. He is married to Joanna Fass, the daughter of screenwriters George and Gertrude Fass; they have two children.[2]


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