Michael Lerner (born June 22, 1941) is an American actor.
Life and career
Lerner was born in Brooklyn, New York of RomanianJewish 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 his acting career in the late 1960s at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. At the age of 24 he gave a bravura performance as Hieronymous the Miser in a of Michel de Ghelderode’s Breugelesque play, Red Magic.