BECKER/CBS/1998-2004 (Blind)

Jake Malinak (Alex Desert), a black, blind man who operates the newspaper and candy concession stand inside a Bronx diner in New York City.


He is the reluctant confidant of Dr. Becker (Ted Danson), a Caucasian physician who frequents the joint and rambles on about how rotten things are in the world.

Jake lost his sight in a car accident while in high school. Both Jake and his friend (who was driving) were drinking.

Once when frustrated, Jake shouted ”Don’t screw with me. I’m blind and I sell Chiclets for a living!”

Jake was a three time National Scrabble Champion.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s