Noam Pitlik (November 4, 1932 – February 18, 1999) was an American television director and actor.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pitlik's directing credits include situation comedies Barney Miller, Wings, Night Court, Mr. Belvedere, Off the Rack (TV series) and Taxi.
As an actor, he appeared on TV shows like Sanford and Son in 1972 where he played Officer Swanhauser (aka "Swany") a white cop whose partner Officer Smith (aka "Smitty") played by Hal Williams (who later went to do 227). In the second season, he was replaced by Officer Hopkins (aka "Hoppy") played by Howard Platt.
Other familiar acting credits include Hogan's Heroes, where he appeared in various roles as American and German characters. He played a spy pretending to be a new POW in the seldom-seen series pilot. He also played Mister Gianelli on The Bob Newhart Show, one of Dr. Robert Hartley's patients until he was crushed to death by a truckload of zucchini.
He died from lung cancer in 1999 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 66.
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Actor, director, screenwriter
DATE OF BIRTH
November 4, 1932
PLACE OF BIRTH
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
DATE OF DEATH
February 18, 1999
PLACE OF DEATH
Los Angeles, California
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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Gene Reynolds / Dave Wilson (1976) · Alan Alda / David P. Powers (1977) · Paul Bogart / David P. Powers (1978) · Noam Pitlik (1979) · James Burrows (1980) · James Burrows (1981) · Alan Rafkin (1982) · James Burrows (1983) · Bill Persky (1984) · Jay Sandrich (1985) · Jay Sandrich (1986) · Terry Hughes (1987) · Gregory Hoblit (1988) · Peter Baldwin (1989) · Michael Dinner (1990) · James Burrows (1991) · Barnet Kellman (1992) · Betty Thomas (1993) · James Burrows (1994) · David Lee (1995) · Michael Lembeck (1996) · David Lee (1997) · Todd Holland (1998) · Thomas Schlamme (1999) · Todd Holland (2000)
Complete list: (1959-1975) · (1976-2000) · (2001-present)
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