Jordan Gelber

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Jordan Gelber
Born 1975 (age 40–41)
Riverdale, Bronx, New York
Occupation Stage, TV, and film actor
Spouse(s) Marsha Loeb (m. November 2009)
Children 2

Jordan Gelber (born 1975 in Riverdale, Bronx, New York) is an American actor.

Early life and education[edit]

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.[1][2] Gelber has a younger sister, Marielle. Gelber is Jewish.[3] In 1993, he graduated from George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, Long Island.

In 1994,[citation needed] he attended the National Theater Institute.[4]

He is a 1997 graduate of Stanford University, where he was a member of the Stanford Improvisors improvisational theatre troupe[5] and an a cappella group, Stanford Mendicants.[6]

In 2000, Gelber earned a master's degree in acting from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[6][7]



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.[8] He has also been in two off-Broadway productions by the Exchange Theater, Realism and Jump!.[9]

His other off-Broadway credits include The Polish Play with the Katharsis Theater Company and Birth and After Birth at the Atlantic Theater Company.[10]

A particular performance he is less recognized for was in Elvis People at New World Stages.[11]

Television and film[edit]

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.

His film credits include a role in Riding in Cars with Boys opposite Sara Gilbert. In late 2010, he starred in the Todd Solondz film Dark Horse, and will star in the upcoming film Bleed for This.

He lent his voice to the video game The Warriors as Chatterbox, leader of the Hi-Hats gang.

Personal life[edit]

In November 2009, Gelber married Marsha Loeb, a senior online medical editor at McGraw-Hill.[12] They have two sons, Henry and Dashiell.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "THE Q INTERVIEW: Lucy interviews Jordan Gelber". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  2. ^ (20 August 1995). Path to Success Starts With Internship For college students, Newsday ("Jordan Gelber, a Woodmere native spent this summer interning at Dateline NBC in Manhattan. When he returns for his junior year at Stanford...")
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  5. ^ "Stanford Improvisors: 1991-2007". Stanford Improvisors. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  6. ^ a b Shin, Laura. "Where He Belongs". STANFORD Magazine. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  7. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  8. ^ "All My Sons on Broadway – Cast Bios". Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
  9. ^ "Jean Cocteau Rep, Now 'The Exchange,' presents New Plays". Broadway World. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  10. ^ "Jordan Gelber To Star in The Polish Play". TheatreMania. Retrieved 2007-04-02. 
  11. ^ Gans, Andrew (2007-05-12). "Avenue Q's Gelber to Be Part of Elvis People Cast". Playbill News. Playbill. Retrieved 2008-12-20. 
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