Sam Jaffe

Sam Jaffe

Highest Rated: 97% The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Bogus Witch Project (2000)

Birthday: Mar 10, 1891

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Stage actor with wildly staring eyes and a fascinating whispery voice who made a brilliantly memorable Hollywood debut as the crazed Peter in Josef von Sternberg's unique biopic of Catherine the Great, "The Scarlet Empress" (1934), starring Marlene Dietrich. Jaffe subsequently divided his time among theater and (primarily as a character player) film and TV; he was especially memorable as one of the robbery gang in John Huston's "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950) for which he won an Oscar nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Baby boomers would recall the actor for his role as Dr. Zorba on the popular ABC medical drama "Ben Casey" (1961-66).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% 11% The Bogus Witch Project Writer - 2000
No Score Yet 52% Nothing Lasts Forever Father Knickerbocker (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Line El Gabacho (Character) - 1984
45% 42% Battle Beyond the Stars Dr. Hephaestus (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo: Forgotten Lady Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 54% QB VII Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed the Mysterious Mr. Foster? Toby (Character) - 1971
66% 74% Bedknobs and Broomsticks Bookman (Character) - 1971
17% 30% The Dunwich Horror Old Whateley (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Man Who Cried Wolf Abe Stillman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quarantined Mr. Berryman (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet 20% The Great Bank Robbery Brother Lilac Bailey (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 78% Night Gallery Bleum (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 52% Guns for San Sebastian Father Joseph (Character) - 1968
94% 86% Born Free Producer - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon and Pythias Producer - 1962
86% 89% Ben-Hur Simonides (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 41% The Barbarian and the Geisha Henry Heusken (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 50% I Can Get It for You Wholesale Sam Cooper (Character) - 1951
95% 87% The Day the Earth Stood Still Prof. Jacob Barnhardt (Character) - 1951
97% 87% The Asphalt Jungle Doc Erwin Riedenschneider (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rope of Sand Dr. Francis Hunter (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 62% The Accused Dr. Romley (Character) - 1948
76% 78% Gentleman's Agreement Professor Lieberman (Character) - 1947
83% 54% 13 rue Madeleine Mayor Gallimard (Character) - 1946
92% 74% Gunga Din Gunga Din (Character) - 1939
93% 83% Lost Horizon High Lama (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 33% We Live Again Gregory Simonson (Character) - 1934
88% 85% The Scarlet Empress Grand Duke Peter (Character) - 1934
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emergency Call Producer - 1933
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vanishing Frontier Producer - 1932

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Love Boat Professor Roscoe Weber (Character) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Columbo Dr. Henry Willis (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Alex Zubatuk (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Snoop Sisters Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Smith and Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Dr. Singleton (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Dr. David Zorba (Character) 1961-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Law and Mr. Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Untouchables Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Westerner Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of Tomorrow Unknown (Character) 1951

QUOTES FROM Sam Jaffe CHARACTERS

Doc Erwin Riedenschneider says: "One way or another, we all work for our vice."

Doc Erwin Riedenschneider says: One way or another, we all work for our vice.