Richard Ronald Fancy is an American actor and comedian known for his long recurring role on Seinfeld as publisher Mr. Elliott Lippman, Elaine Benes's first major employer on the series. He appeared on the third and fourth seasons of It's Garry Shandling's Show as network boss Mr. Stravely. He also plays the priest in the 1991 film What About Bob? And was Kevin Arnold's high school principal, Dr. Valenti, in the fourth and fifth seasons of The Wonder Years. He also appeared in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995) and Primal Force (1999). He had two memorable appearances in late 2005 on Boston Legal, as a crooked Catholic priest; as mob financier Bernie Abrahms on General Hospital (2006–2012), (and also as his brother, Bennie, from 1997 to 2003); and as Capt. Satelk in episode 119 of Star Trek: The Next Generation.