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David Opatoshu

Highest Rated:   100% Thieves' Highway (1949)
Lowest Rated:   22% The Brothers Karamazov (1957)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
71% 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
71% The Fixer
  • Latke
1968
50% Enter Laughing
  • Mr. Kolowitz
1967
No Score Yet One Spy Too Many
  • Kavon
1966
67% 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

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Little House on the Prairie
1974-1984
  • Taylor Nash
  • 1978
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Anan 7
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Mayor Dorn
  • 1963

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