Herb Levinson

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Herbert S. Levinson (October 10, 1929 – November 19, 2012[1]) was an American television and movie actor. Levinson played a variety of character roles, often set in Baltimore, Maryland. Most notably, he played the character Dr. Lausanne in the NBC police procedural series Homicide: Life on the Street.


Personal life[edit]

Levinson was born October 10, 1929, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the uncle of film director Barry Levinson.[2] Levinson lived in Bethesda, Maryland, and was a member of Congregation Beth El there.


Levinson played character roles in three Barry Levinson films.[3] In the 1982 film Diner, Herb Levinson played an Emerson black and white television customer. In the 1987 comedy film Tin Men, Levinson played a metal siding customer. And in the 1990 film Avalon, Levinson played the Rabbi at the Funeral.

From 1994 to 1999, Levinson appeared in 15 episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street as Dr. Lausanne.[4] And then in 2000, he again played Dr. Lausanne in the television movie Homicide: The Movie.[5]


  1. ^ "HERBERT S. LEVINSON Notice". The Washington Post. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Biography for Herb Levinson". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  3. ^ "Herb Levinson". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  4. ^ "Herb Levinson". Retrieved 2010-08-10.; see also "Homicide: Life on the Street". Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  5. ^ "Herb Levinson". Retrieved 2010-08-10.; see also "Homicide: The Movie". Retrieved 2010-08-10.

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