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Gelber at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||1975 (age 40–41)
Riverdale, Bronx, New York
|Occupation||Stage, TV, and film actor|
|Spouse(s)||Marsha Loeb (m. November 2009)|
Early life and education
Jordan Gelber is the son of Donald and Barbra Gelber. He was born in Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City, and grew up in Woodmere, Long Island. Gelber has a younger sister, Marielle. Gelber is Jewish. In 1993, he graduated from George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, Long Island.
He is known for originating the role of struggling comedian Brian in the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q. Gelber also performed on Broadway in Arthur Miller's All My Sons as Frank Lubey and Buddy in Elf in 2012. He has also been in two off-Broadway productions by the Exchange Theater, Realism and Jump!.
Television and film
Gelber appeared on the first three episodes of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. His television work also 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.
He lent his voice to the video game The Warriors as Chatterbox, leader of the Hi-Hats gang.
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