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Nehemiah Persoff

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Biography

Jerusalem, Palestine
Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929.

Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction of his life. He joined amateur groups and subsequently won a scholarship to the Dramatic Workshop in New York.

This led to what would have been his Broadway debut in a production of "Eve of St. Mark", but he was fired before the show opened. Read more...

Actor

Character: Smiling Man Departing Subway

The Naked City 1948

1
Character: Little Bonaparte

Some Like It Hot 1959

44
Character: Don Panta

Green Mansions 1959

1
Character: Ben Sawyer

Fate Is the Hunter 1964

3
Character: Under Secretary Segura

A Global Affair 1964

3
2
Character: Prof. Carl Melnicker

The Power 1968

2
Character: Mitchell Traven

Twins 1988

10
Character: Reb Mendel 'Papa'

Yentl 1983

9
Character: Max Wernick

Doogie Howser, M.D. 1989

0
Character: Yacov Berger

Barney Miller 1974

0
1
Character: Mr. Olaf Lundstrom

Little House on the Prairie 1974

0
Character: Janos Kovacs

Mod Squad 1968

0
Character: Rabbi Asher Solomon

Magnum, P.I. 1980

0
Character: Barney Peters

Naked City 1958

3
0
Character: Nicholas Petrovsky

Hotel 1983

0
Character: Bishop Palmera

Insight 1960

0
Character: Coly Collisi

I Spy 1965

0
0
0
Character: Homero José

The High Chaparral 1967

0
0
Character: Max Behrman

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969

0
0
Character: Sam Bolinski

MacGyver 1985

0
0
Character: Don Ferando

Ben Casey 1961

0
0
Character: Jake 'Greasy Thumb' Guzik

The Untouchables 1959

0
Character: Henry Selkirk

Mr. Novak 1963

0
Character: Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko

The Missiles of October 1974

0
Character: Valandros

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964

0
Character: Clementa Habib

McMillan & Wife 1971

0
Character: Willie Hauptmann

The Alcoa Hour 1955

0
Character: Graile

The Comancheros 1961

3
Character: Vittorio Luzianno

Baretta 1975

1
Character: 'Papa' Kampacalas

The Streets of San Francisco 1972

0
0
Character: Anton Metzger

Charlie's Angels 1976

0
0
0
Character: Lieutenant Cal Nourse

Climax! 1954

0
Character: Dr. Emil Kroger

Bus Stop 1961

1
Character: Faustini - Bogus Mystic

Honey West 1965

0
Character: Amadeo Montoya

Red Sky at Morning 1971

0
Character: Albert Indigo, 'Mr. I'

Burke's Law 1963

0
Character: Igor Stravos

Mission: Impossible 1966

0
Character: Perry Cicero

McCloud 1970

0
Character: Capt. de Sandoval

You Are There 1953

0
Character: Prior Andry

Startime 1959

0
Character: Alonzo Baldazon

The Flying Nun 1967

0
Character: Eastern Alliance Leader

Battlestar Galactica 1978

1
Character: Angelo Covelli

Adam-12 1968

0
Character: Champagne Joe Carroll

Lieutenant Schuster's Wife 1972

0
0
Character: Dr. Philip Jennings

The Bionic Woman 1976

0
0
Character: Lt. Jim Wagner

Thriller 1960

0
0
Character: Harry Lavender

It Takes a Thief 1968

0
0
0
Character: General Vicente Ruiz

The Big Valley 1965

0
Character: Jeff Gardell

Armstrong Circle Theatre 1950

0
4
Character: Abbot Petropolous

The Word 1978

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0
Character: Prof. Anton Biraki

The Time Tunnel 1966

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