Jay Gerber, shown here in a scene from a 2001 episode of the ABC-TV series "Alias", made 3 guest appearances on "Night Court" in different roles.
|General Actor Information|
|Born:||April 18, 1929|
|Birthplace||The Bronx, New York, U.S.|
|Died||October 2, 2015(aged 86)|
|Death Location||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Appeared on:||Night Court|
|3 in Seasons 2-4|
|Appears as:||Alan Kitch / Mr. Loller / Sydney Shoup|
A native of the Bronx and a veteran of the Korean War who moved to Los Angeles in 1975, Gerber made his movie debut in Sidney Lumet’s Dog Day Afternoon,  playing an insurance salesman across the street from the bank being held up. Other film appearances included the made-for-TV movie America, You're On (1975), as well as roles in Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992), and Three Wishes (1995).
His many subsequent TV show guest appearnce credits, which spanned four decades, from the 1970's to the 2000's, would soon include, in addition to his Night Court appearances, What’s Happening!!, The Rockford Files, On the Rocks, Eight Is Enough, One Day at a Time, Archie Bunker’s Place, M*A*S*H, Doogie Howser, M.D., Knots Landing, Dallas, Alias and Gilmore Girls.
Jay also made a guest appearance in a a 1977 episode of the CBS-TV sitcom All in The Family, ("Goodbye, Stretch Cunningham") where he played the role the brother of the recently deceased recurring character Stretch Cunningham, a co-worker and friend of Archie Bunker (who had been played on the series by James Cromwell)  as Archie is shocked to learn that Stretch was Jewish, as the Bunkers all attend his funeral at a local synagouge.
Gerber’s brother was the late Roy Gerber, an agent and talent manager who served as the inspiration for the character of Oscar Madison in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. (After he and his wife split up, Roy moved into the home of Neil’s older brother, comedy writer Danny Simon, who also was newly separated.)