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Noam Pitlik

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Noam Pitlik (November 4, 1932–February 18, 1999) was an American television director and actor. In 1979, Pitlik won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for his work on the ABC-TV sitcom Barney Miller.


 early life and career
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Pitlik directed episodes of 29 different series including situation comedies Barney Miller , Wings , Night Court , Mr. Belvedere , Off the Rack , Taxi and One Day at a Time .

As an actor, he appeared on 82 different TV series including Sanford and Son in 1972 where he played Officer Swanhauser (aka "Swany") a white cop whose partner was Officer Smith (aka "Smitty") played by Hal Williams . In the second season, he was replaced by Officer Hopkins (aka "Hoppy") played by Howard Platt.

Other acting credits include Hogan's Heroes, where he appeared in various roles as American and German characters (including a spy pretending to be a new POW in the seldom-seen series pilot). He appeared in The Bob Newhart Show as Mr. Gianelli, one of Dr. Robert Hartley's patients. That character was taken over by Daniel J. Travanti until Mr. Gianelli was crushed to death by a truckload of zucchini. He also played the role of a milkman named Wilbur in one episode All in the Family, a villain brought around by the title character in the show The Flying Nun, an English teacher on Gidget, and had an uncredited role in the film The Graduate as a gas-station attendant. Noam can also be seen in the movie Fade In and has a good deal of screen time in the Dick Van Dyke movie Fitzwilly.

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