Michael Lerner in Barton Fink | 1991
Clip Name: Barton Meets Lipnick
About this actor
Michael Lerner (born June 22, 1941) is an American actor. Lerner was born in Brooklyn, New York of Romanian Jewish descent, the son of Blanche and George Lerner, who was a fisherman and antiques dealer. He was raised in Bensonhurst and Red Hook. His brother, Ken Lerner, is also an actor. After graduating from Brooklyn College and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Lerner began participating in a number plays in San Francisco. At the age of 24 he gave a bravura performance as Hieronymous the Miser in a KPFA radio production of Michel de Ghelderode’s Breugelesque play, Red Magic. During the seventies, Lerner began making several guest appearances in shows such as The Brady Bunch, The Odd Couple and M*A*S*H. He appeared in three episodes of The Rockford Files. In 1970 Michael made his film debut in the Donald Sutherland picture Alex in Wonderland. He then went to appear in supporting roles in various Hollywood movies such as Robert Redford's The Candidate, Charles Bronson's St...