Jay Thomas
Joe Sherman
Joe Sherman
Date of birth
12 July 1948
Place of birth
Kermit, Texas
Date of death
24 August 2017
Place of death
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
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Jay Thomas was an actor who played Joe Sherman in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Season 4 episode "Vulnerable".

Thomas was perhaps best known for his recurring roles. The first on the sitcom Mork and Mindy, on which he played Remo DaVinci, the Italian deli-owner, from 1979 until 1981. He then played the hockey-player-turned-travelling-ice show-skater second husband, Eddie LeBec, of Carla on Cheers (1987-1989). He also appeared on Murphy Brown as a tabloid talk show host, Jerry Gold, who was also one of Murphy's love interests (1989-1998). Thomas won Emmy Awards in 1990 and 1991 for "Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series" for his portrayal of Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown.