David Opatoshu

Highest Rated: 100% Thieves' Highway (1949)
Birthday: Jan 30, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
David Opatoshu began his stage career in New York's Yiddish theatre in the late 1930s. Though he worked extensively in English-language plays, films and TV programs, the scholarly looking Opatoshu never completely severed his ties with his roots. His first film was the all-Yiddish The Light Ahead (1939); from 1941 through 1945, he delivered the news in Yiddish on New York radio station WEVD; in the 1970s, he was directing and starring in ethnic stage productions; and in 1985, he narrated a documentary film on the Yiddish theatre in America, Almonds and Raisins. Occasionally cast as a villain in mainstream productions, Opatoshu's "good" characters (notably his courageous political activists in 1960's Exodus and 1981's Masada) far outweigh his bad. A veteran of hundreds of television productions, David Opatoshu won an Emmy for his performance in "A Prayer for the Goldsteins," a 1990 episode of the weekly series Gabriel's Fire.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 Judge Julius Hoffman 1987
No Score Yet Forty Days of Musa Dagh Henry Morgenthau, Sr. 1983
No Score Yet Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All Actor 1982
No Score Yet Forced Vengeance Sam Paschal 1982
No Score Yet Masada Shimon 1981
No Score Yet Beyond Evil Dr. Solomon 1980
No Score Yet Americathon Hebrab 1979
No Score Yet In Search of Historic Jesus Herod 1979
No Score Yet Sodom and Gomorrah Actor 1979
88% Who'll Stop the Rain Bender 1978
No Score Yet Raid on Entebbe Menachem Begin 1977
No Score Yet Francis Gary Powers: Story of the U-2 Spy Incident Grinev 1976
No Score Yet Romance of a Horsethief Screenwriter Schloime Kradnik 1971
No Score Yet A Walk in the Spring Rain Actor 1970
No Score Yet Death of a Gunfighter Edward Rosenbloom 1969
57% The Fixer Latke 1968
55% Enter Laughing Mr. Kolowitz 1967
No Score Yet One Spy Too Many Kavon 1966
68% Torn Curtain Mr. Jacobi 1966
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Valley of Gold Augustus Vinero 1966
No Score Yet The Defector Orlovsky 1966
No Score Yet The Best of Enemies Capt. Bernasconi 1962
No Score Yet Black City (Il re di Poggioreale) Actor 1961
64% Exodus Akiva 1960
No Score Yet Cimarron Sol Levy 1960
80% Party Girl Lou Forbes 1958
22% The Brothers Karamazov Capt. Snegiryov 1957
100% Thieves' Highway Frenchy 1949
86% The Naked City Ben Miller 1948
No Score Yet The Light Ahead Fishke 1939


43% Alien Nation
Paul Revere
  • 1989
No Score Yet Quincy, M.E.
  • 1979
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
Taylor Nash
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Bionic Woman
  • 1977
No Score Yet Kojak
  • 1976
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Premier Roshkoff Ahmed Vassier Deputy Premier Anton Kudnov
  • 1970
  • 1969
  • 1967
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
  • 1969
80% Star Trek
Anan 7
  • 1967
80% The Twilight Zone
Mayor Dorn
  • 1963
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • 1962
  • 1958


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