Alan Rosenberg

Active - 1979 - 2015  |   Born - Oct 4, 1950 in Passaic, New Jersey, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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Known to many for his role as Eli Levinson on the popular series L.A. Law, Alan Rosenberg began his career by studying his craft at the Yale School of Drama. He would eventually wrack up an impressive resumé over the course of his career, with roles in everything from Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ to Cybill Shephard's sitcom Cybill, though he gained particular recognition for a recurring role on the medical drama Chicago Hope, as well as for an Emmy-winning appearance on ER. In 2005, Rosenberg was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, replacing Melissa Gilbert, who'd served as Guild president for the previous four years. Meanwhile, Rosenberg continued to be a familiar face on the small screen thanks to roles in such high profile television dramas as House M.D., CSI, and Deadwood creator David Milch's short-lived HBO series Luck, which was set in the high-stakes world of horse racing.

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  • Cousin of Steely Dan singer Donald Fagen.
  • Met second wife Marg Helgenberger on the set of the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope.
  • Played divorce lawyer Eli Levinson in the courtroom drama Civil Wars and reprised the role in L.A. Law.
  • Active in the fight against breast cancer and ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • Was elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, the nation's largest labor union, in 2005, a position he held until 2009.