Richard Fancy

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Richard Fancy
Born (1943-08-02) August 2, 1943 (age 75)
Years active1984–present

Residence= Culver City, California

Richard Ronald Fancy (born August 2, 1943) is an American actor and Comedian known for his long recurring role on Seinfeld as publisher Mr. Lippman, Elaine Benes' 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 (1995) and Primal Force (1999).

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 also as his brother, Bennie, from 1997 to 2003.


Richard Fancy was born August 2, 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]


  1. ^ "Cunninghams of Southwest Nova Scotia - Person Page 2155". Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Richard Fancy Biography ((?)-)". Retrieved 16 March 2016.

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