Ned Eisenberg

Inside Biography

American actor Ned Eisenberg acclaimed for portraying seven different characters in Law & Order franchise was professional from 1980 to 20222 & recorded 77 acting credits. He died at the age of 65 in 2022- his last on-screen works were in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2019-22) and Adult Ed. (2022).

Although he did not land into anticipated lead roles of his own, the actor worked in supportive roles in the films The Burning (1981), Last Man Standing (1996), A Civil Action (1998), Million Dollar Baby (2004), and Flags of Our Fathers (2006).

Ned Eisenberg Was A New Yorker

Eisenberg was born on January 13, 1957, in New York City, New York, the United States under the birth sign Capricorn. He grew up in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx. He was an American by nationality, but kept details on his family background low.

At the time of death, on February 27, 2022, Ned Eisenberg was 65 years old. His height was 5 feet 6 inches (173 cm).

After graduating from Riverdale Junior High School in 1972, he enrolled at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan and studied acting.

Married Life & Relationship

The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit actor was in a marital relationship until his demise. Although, the exact date of his wedding remains low-key, his wife Patricia Dunnock remained by his side until the end.

Moreover, the duo was parents to a son named Lino.

Though, further details on his wife or son is yet to be out. There is no denying that Eisenberg loved a low-profile life & knew how to maintain privacy. In fact, he was not active on any social media platforms such as Instagram or Twitter.

How Did Eisenberg Die?

On February 27, 2022, Ned Eisenberg died of complications from cholangiocarcinoma and ocular melanoma. He was 65 at that time.

As per the late actor's wife Patricia, the New York native was fighting his two cancer diagnoses in private while also working to fund the medication & family finances. After a 2-year long battle, he left the world peacefully at his New York home.

Acting Career Journey

Ned Eisenberg made his on-screen acting debut in 1980 through the film The Exterminator, which followed his movie works in We're Fighting Back (1981, TV film), The Burning (1981) Slayground (1983), before a lead role in Key Exchange (1985).

From 1985 to 1989, the American actor made recurring appearances in Miami Vice and then landed as Anthony Fanelli in The Fanelli Boys (1990-91, 19 episodes) alongside Joe Pantoliano, Ann Morgan Guilbert & Christopher Meloni.

Then throughout the 90s, Ned notably worked in the films: Last Man Standing (1996) with Bruce Willis; critically acclaimed Primary Colors (1998) starring John Travolta & Emma Thompson; and A Civil Action (1998).

CAPTION: Late Ned Eisenberg with his Law & Order- SVU co-stars Mariska Hargitay and Raúl E. Esparza SOURCE: Instagram@onlyhargitay

Having guest-starred in L.A. Law, New York Undercover, and The Sopranos, Eisenberg portrayed James Granick in Law & Order (1997- 2009, 5 episodes), and then Roger Kressler / Klein Rothberg / Jerry Kleinert in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-2019, 24 episodes), sharing the screen with the likes of Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T, and Dann Florek.

After working in Clint Eastwood's Academy Award-winning drama Million Dollar Baby (2004) with $216.8 million in the box-office, the American actor made movie appearances in The Flags of Our Fathers, (2006)Won't Back Down (2012), and Asher (2018).

Last TV Screen Ventures Before Death

Beginning the 2000s, he majorly focused on a TV career & worked in NYPD Blue, The Black Donnellys, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, The Person Of Interest, The Night Of, and Elementary. 

In 2020, Ned Eisenberg played the recurring cast Al in the TV series Little Voice alongside Luke Kirby and Chuck Cooper. The major casts of the AppleTV+ series include Brittany O'GradyShalini Bathina, Colton RyanSean Teale, Phillip Johnson Richardson, and Kevin Valdez.

As per IMDB, Eisenberg earned the role of Detective Hauser in the TV series Mare of Easttown (2021, 3 episodes) starring Sosie Bacon, David Denman, Neal Huff. The same year, he guest-starred in The Blacklist.

In 2022, the now-late American actor made one-episode appearance in Adult Ed, along with a recurring role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Net Worth & Earnings- How Rich Was Ned Eisenberg?

At the time of death, Eisenberg had an estimated net worth of $600,000. Back in 2021, ' The Fanelli Boys' actor owned a fortune of $500,000- thanks to his 77 on-screen ventures throughout 4 decade-long career.

CAPTION: Eisenberg owned $600K net worth at the time of death SOURCE: Instagram@radioflyerred

It was quite surprising that even with 4 decades in the acting industry, Ned Eisenberg didn't reach the milestone of a millionaire. Despite such prominent acting, Eisenberg always appeared in supporting roles, which defines the curiosity of fans about Ned's comparatively less fortune than other veteran actors. But half-million dollars is not a small amount though.

The average salary of an actor in the United States is around $57,000 annually, while the likes of Eisenberg with an impressive acting portfolio could sum up in the 6-digit figure easily.

by chandra, 01 Apr, 2021

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