David Opatoshu

David Opatoshu

Highest Rated: 83% Death of a Gunfighter (1969)

Lowest Rated: 30% The Brothers Karamazov (1958)

Birthday: Jan 30, 1918

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

After 40 years of mostly single-episode TV work, actor David Opatoshu finally scored the big prize of his profession: an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor. He received it in 1991 for his contribution to the drama series "Gabriel's Fire," which starred James Earl Jones. But it could just as easily have come for some of his other work over the decades, everything from Professor Grey on an episode of "The Paper Chase" in 1984 to Taylor Nash on a 1978 chapter of "Little House on the Prairie." Opatoshu worked non-stop during the halcyon days of 1950s New York live TV, putting his stamp most notably on the programs "The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse" and "Studio One in Hollywood." In the 1960s, he appeared on a number of medical programs, culminating with a seven-episode stint as Fred Kirsh on "Dr. Kildare." For "Star Trek" fans, Opatoshu will be forever associated with his portrayal of Anan-7 on a 1967 episode of the program. The actor was often typecast as a man of erudion, everything from a rabbi on "Ironside" to a professor on "Daniel Boone."

Highest rated movies

Death of a Gunfighter
Party Girl
Who'll Stop the Rain?
Exodus
The Fixer
Enter Laughing
The Brothers Karamazov

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Judge Julius Hoffman (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Under Siege Ambassador Sajid Moktasanni (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 39% Forced Vengeance Sam Paschal (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All Vultan (Voice) - 1982
No Score Yet 93% Masada Shimon (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 35% Americathon Abdul Muhammad (Character) - 1979
77% 64% Who'll Stop the Rain? Bender (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 64% Raid on Entebbe Menachem Begin (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident Grinev (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conspiracy of Terror Arthur Horowitz (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident in San Francisco Herschel Roman (Character) - 1971
83% 47% Death of a Gunfighter Edward Rosenblum (Character) - 1969
56% 62% The Fixer Latke (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smugglers Alfredo Faggio (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dybbuk Zadik (Character) - 1968
54% 38% Enter Laughing Mr. Morris Kolowitz (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 20% The Defector Orlovsky (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sands of Beersheba Daoud (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 7% Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Augustus Vinero (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 42% One Spy Too Many Mr. Kavon (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 73% The Best of Enemies Bernasconi (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guns of Darkness President Rivera (Character) - 1962
65% 69% Exodus Akiva Ben Canaan (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 56% Cimarron Sol Levy (Character) - 1960
30% 59% The Brothers Karamazov Capt. Snegiryov (Character) - 1958
83% 56% Party Girl Lou Forbes (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Most Wanted Man Slim le Tueur (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Molly Mr. Dutton (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Light Ahead Fishke (Character) - 1939

TV

Credit
24% No Score Yet Hotel Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
22% No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D. Unknown (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Taylor Nash (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Victor (Guest Star) 1976 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Six Million Dollar Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Blue Knight Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Lucius Guarelli (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry O Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Joseph Beemer, Jeweler (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daniel Boone Unknown (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Mr. Butorac (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Mr. Lardelli (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maya Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Felony Squad Carl Luther (Guest Star) 1967
80% 89% Star Trek Anan 7 (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daktari Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Lowell (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Gustave Heller (Guest Star) 1965
92% 100% The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
82% 95% The Twilight Zone Dorn (Character) 1963
No Score Yet 90% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1958 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind Closed Doors Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Morris Finkle (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Unknown (Character) 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character),
Writer
1949-1950