Fyvush Finkel, best known to audiences for his role as Douglas Wambaugh on the David E. Kelley drama Picket Fences, passed away on Sunday at 93. A cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
The stage and screen star won an Emmy for his work as Picket Fences‘ small-town lawyer, whom he played from 1992-96. He later re-teamed with Kelley on Boston Public in the role of history teacher Harvey Lipschultz.
Finkel began his career more than 80 years ago doing local theater in New York City. His first big break came at 43 when he joined the Fiddler On the Roof touring company. He later made the leap to television, where his other credits include the ill-fated ’90s revival of Fantasy Island and guest spots on Harry’s Law and Blue Bloods; his film credits include Nixon and A Serious Man.
The news of his passing was first reported by Broadway World.