Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. This was before they made any of their famous movies.
After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop.
He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes.
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He was given his nickname because he wore gum-soled shoes. Meloni is frequently confused with actor Elias Koteas. The agency was later sold and Gummo turned to representing his brother Groucho Marx and television show The Life of Riley, which he helped develop. In 2002 he gave an acclaimed performance as disgraced detective Mark Fuhrman in TV-movie Murder in Greenwich Village (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0339422/). Later he joined with his brother Zeppo Marx and operated a theatrical agency. His most recent movie appearance was as Freakshow in the independent comedy Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. He has also appeared in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Wet Hot American Summer, and after director Garry Marshall saw him on "Oz", he was cast as Julia Roberts' fiance in The Runaway Bride. After leaving the act, Gummo went into the dressmaking business. From 1999 to 2003 he appeared on both shows simultaneously.
This was before they made any of their famous movies. L&O producer Dick Wolf, impressed by Meloni's acting abilities, signed him up for L&O:SVU in 1999, where he has remained ever since. He worked with his brothers on Vaudeville, but left the act because he did not like performing. In 1999 he even jokingly kissed his onscreen partner Lee Tergesen at an awards dinner for GLAAD. Milton Marx (October 23, 1892 - April 21, 1977), known as Gummo, was one of the Marx Brothers. Meloni's raw magnetism and affable reaction towards the open sexuality of his character earned him press attention and legions of fans, particularly within the gay community. The role called for him to passionately kiss and touch other men, frequently submit to rear and full frontal nudity, and even urinate into a bucket.
His first real moment of stardom came from his controversial role as sociopathic bisexual Chris Keller in the HBO prison drama Oz. His first noticeable role was as the bodyguard in the 1996 lesbian thriller Bound. Meloni worked his way up the acting ladder with short-lived TV series and bit parts in a number of films. He has also worked as a bouncer, bartender, construction worker, and personal trainer.
Meloni started his acting career at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he did his undergraduate studies. April 2, 1961) is an American actor best known for his role as Detective Elliot Stabler in the TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Meloni is married to Sherman Williams and they have 2 children. Christopher Meloni (also known as Chris Meloni) (b. Chris in the nude - view only if 18 or older please (http://www.acropolisvideo.com/menofoz/).
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