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Nehemiah Persoff

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nehemiah Persoff (born August 2, 1919) is a former American film and television character actor. He was born in Jerusalem, Palestine Mandate. Born in what is now part of Israel, Persoff emigrated with his family to the United States in 1929. He began to take an interest in acting in the 1940s, and after serving in the Army during World War II, he began to pursue his acting career in the New York Theater. In 1947, he was accepted into the Actor's Studio and eventually began appearing in films. His film credits include: On the Waterfront, Some Like It Hot, Al Capone, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Voyage of the Damned, The Comancheros, Yentl (portraying Barbra Streisand's character's father), Twins and the American Tail (animated-film series) (voiced, "Papa Mousekewitz"). Persoff appeared in such television series as, Five Fingers ("The Moment of Truth"), The Big Valley ("Legend of a General", Parts I & II, episode), The Twilight Zone ("Judgment Night" episode), Alfred Hitchcock Presents ("Heart of Gold" episode), The Untouchables, Naked City, The Legend of Jesse James, Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, Hawaii Five-O, Ellery Queen ("The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Curse" episode), Mission: Impossible (3 episodes), Adam-12 ("Vendetta" episode), Charlie's Angels, Hunter, Columbo, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Magnum, P.I., Law & Order and Chicago Hope. In the mid-1980s, Persoff began to pursue painting, specializing in watercolour. This was at a time when health problems forced him to decrease his acting workload. Now retired from acting, he is devoted full-time to his painting. Description above from the Wikipedia article Nehemiah Persoff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Aug 2, 1919 In Jerusalem, Palestine Mandate
Movie/TV Credits:
105
First Appeared:
In the series The Philco Television Playhouse 1948-10-03
Latest Project:
Movie An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster 1999-02-04
Known For
Poster of A Double Life

Nehemiah Persoff Movies Filmography

Movie
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster
Papa Mousekewitz (voice) 1999-02-04
Movie
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island
Papa Mousekewitz (voice) 1998-11-16
Series
Chicago Hope
Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
Papa Mousekewitz (voice) 1991-11-21
Series
Law & Order
Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie
Twins
Mitchell Traven 1988-12-09
Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Toff 1987-09-28
Series
J.J. Starbuck
Unknown 1987-09-26
Movie
An American Tail
Papa Mousekewitz (voice) 1986-11-21
Series
L.A. Law
Unknown 1986-09-15
Series
MacGyver
Unknown 1985-09-29
Series
Highway to Heaven
Unknown 1984-09-19
Series
Hunter
Unknown 1984-09-18
Movie
Yentl
Rebbe Mendel 1983-11-18
Series
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Unknown 1983-10-03
Series
Hotel
Unknown 1982-08-21
Movie
St. Helens
1981-09-01
Series
Magnum, P.I.
Unknown 1980-12-11
Series
The Facts of Life
Unknown 1979-08-24
Movie
In Search of Historic Jesus
Herod Antipas 1979-08-01
Movie
Daniel in the Lions' Den
Malimar 1978-11-22
Series
Vega$
Unknown 1978-09-20
Series
Battlestar Galactica
Eastern Alliance Leader 1978-09-17
Movie
Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women
Charles Frohman 1978-05-21
Movie
A Double Life
1978-01-17
Series
The Hardy Boys / Nancy Drew Mysteries
Unknown 1977-01-30
Movie
Deadly Harvest
Mort Logan 1977-08-21
Series
Logan's Run
Unknown 1977-09-16
Movie
Voyage of the Damned
Herr Hauser 1976-12-22
Series
Quincy, M.E.
Unknown 1976-10-03
Movie
Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident
Rudenko 1976-09-29
Series
Charlie's Angels
Unknown 1976-09-22
Series
The Bionic Woman
Unknown 1976-01-14
Movie
Psychic Killer
Doctor Gubner 1975-12-01
Series
Wonder Woman
Unknown 1975-11-07
Series
Ellery Queen
Unknown 1975-09-11
Series
Barney Miller
Unknown 1975-01-23
Series
Baretta
Unknown 1975-01-17
Series
Little House on the Prairie
Unknown 1974-09-11
Movie
The Stranger Within
Dr. Edward Klein 1974-10-01
Series
Police Story
Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie
Lapin 360
1972-10-08
Series
The Streets of San Francisco
Unknown 1972-09-23
Series
Columbo
Jesse Jerome 1971-09-15
Movie
Red Sky at Morning
Amadeo Montoya 1971-05-12
Movie
Mrs. Pollifax — Spy
Berisha 1971-02-17
Series
McCloud
Unknown 1970-02-17
Movie
The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Lieutenant Crawford 1969-11-07
Series
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Unknown 1969-09-23
Series
The Bill Cosby Show
Unknown 1969-09-14
Movie
The Day of the Owl
Pizzuco 1968-02-17
Movie
The Power
Prof. Carl Melnicker 1968-02-21
Series
Hawaii Five-O
Unknown 1968-09-20
Series
Land of the Giants
Titus 1968-09-22
Series
Adam-12
Unknown 1968-09-21
Movie
Panic in the City
August Best 1968-10-01
Series
The Mod Squad
Unknown 1968-09-24
Series
Mannix
Unknown 1967-09-16
Series
The High Chaparral
Unknown 1967-09-10
Movie
The Dangerous Days Of Kiowa Jones
Skoda 1966-12-25
Series
Mission: Impossible
Unknown 1966-09-17
Series
The Time Tunnel
Prof. Anton Biraki 1966-09-09
Series
Tarzan
Chembe Kunji 1966-09-08
Series
The Wild Wild West
Unknown 1965-09-17
Series
Honey West
Unknown 1965-09-17
Series
The Big Valley
Unknown 1965-09-15
Series
The Legend of Jesse James
Unknown 1965-09-13
Movie
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Shemiah 1965-02-15
Movie
A Global Affair
Under Secretary Segura 1964-01-30
Movie
Fate Is the Hunter
Ben Sawyer 1964-11-08
Series
Gilligan's Island
Unknown 1964-09-26
Series
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
Unknown 1963-10-04
Series
Burke's Law
Unknown 1963-09-20
Movie
The Hook
Capt. Van Ryn 1963-02-15
Movie
The Comancheros
Graile 1961-10-30
Series
The New Breed
Unknown 1961-10-03
Series
Ben Casey
Unknown 1961-10-02
Movie
The Big Show
Bruno Everard 1961-05-10
Series
Route 66
Unknown 1960-10-07
Movie
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2
Pablo 1959-03-19
Series
Rawhide
Unknown 1959-01-09
Movie
Never Steal Anything Small
Pinelli 1959-02-11
Movie
For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1
Pablo 1959-03-12
Series
The Twilight Zone
Carl Lanser 1959-10-02
Movie
Green Mansions
Don Panta 1959-03-19
Movie
Al Capone
Johnny Torrio 1959-03-25
Movie
Day of the Outlaw
Dan, Starret's Foreman 1959-07-01
Movie
Some Like It Hot
Little Bonaparte 1959-03-19
Series
Naked City
Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie
The Badlanders
Vincente (The Powder Monkey) 1958-09-03
Movie
This Angry Age
Albert Legros 1957-10-31
Movie
Street of Sinners
Leon 1957-09-01
Movie
Men in War
Sfc. Nate Lewis 1957-06-07
Movie
Mayerling
Police Officer 1957-02-04
Movie
The Harder They Fall
Leo 1956-05-09
Movie
The Wrong Man
Eugene 'Gene' Conforti 1956-12-22
Movie
The Wild Party
Kicks Johnson 1956-12-21
Series
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Unknown 1955-10-02
Series
Gunsmoke
Unknown 1955-09-10
Series
Climax!
Unknown 1954-10-07
Movie
On the Waterfront
Cab Driver (uncredited) 1954-06-22
Series
The United States Steel Hour
Dr. Arnault / Oliver 1953-10-27
Series
Hallmark Hall of Fame
Unknown 1951-12-24
Series
Armstrong Circle Theatre
Unknown 1950-06-06
Series
The Philco Television Playhouse
Unknown 1948-10-03