F. Murray Abraham

F. Murray Abraham

Highest Rated: 94% All the President's Men (1976)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2004)

Birthday: Oct 24, 1939

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Having kicked around off-Broadway theater while playing a number of small roles on film and television, actor F. Murray Abraham was vaulted to stardom with an Oscar-winning turn as the pious, but vindictive composer Antonio Salieri in Milos Forman's brilliant "Amadeus" (1984). Prior to his star-marking performance, Abraham had small roles in notable films like "Serpico" (1973), "All the President's Men" (1976) and "Scarface" (1983). In between, he appeared frequently on the stage, mainly in off- and off-off-Broadway productions, while he was later recognized for playing the green grapes in the famed Fruit of the Loom commercials from the late-1970s. After his award-winning turn, however, Abraham worked steadily, but struggled to find quality projects, leading some to proclaim that he suffered from an Oscar jinx. He co-starred alongside Sean Connery in "The Name of the Rose" (1986), was uncredited in the famous flop "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990), and headed the Greek chorus in Woody Allen's "Mighty Aphrodite" (1995). After supporting roles in "Mimic" (1997) and "Finding Forester" (2000), Abraham transitioned to the small screen by frequently narrating the acclaimed wildlife show "Nature" (PBS, 1982- ), while appearing in episodes of "Saving Grace" (TNT, 2007-2010) and "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-16). Though his stature might have diminished since "Amadeus," Abraham was an in-demand performer capable of delivering quality turns in a wide array of roles.

Highest rated movies

All the President's Men
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inside Llewyn Davis
Amadeus
The Big Fix
Scarface
Goltzius and the Pelican Company
Children of the Revolution

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 100% The Bridge of San Luis Rey Remastered His Excellency, The Viceroy of Peru (Character) - 2022
39% 22% Things Heard & Seen Floyd DeBeers (Character) - 2021
65% 51% Lady and the Tramp Tony (Character) - 2019
90% 86% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Grimmel (Voice) $160.8M 2019
15% 40% Robin Hood Cardinal (Character) $30.8M 2018
91% 100% Every Act of Life Self - 2018
90% 87% Isle of Dogs Jupiter (Voice) $31.9M 2018
No Score Yet 100% Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story Narrator - 2016
40% 40% A Little Game Norman Wallach (Character) - 2014
92% 86% The Grand Budapest Hotel Mr. Moustafa (Character) $59.1M 2014
92% 74% Inside Llewyn Davis Bud Grossman (Character) $13.2M 2013
41% 47% Dead Man Down Gregor (Character) $10.9M 2013
79% 65% Goltzius and the Pelican Company The Margrave (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 28% The Day of the Siege: September Eleven 1683 Marco D'Aviano (Character) - 2012
65% 58% Love, Marilyn Unknown (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet mindFLUX Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 14% Sword of War Siniscalco Barozzi (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nature: Endangered Animals Unknown (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 22% Shark Swarm Professor Bill Girdler (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 36% Carnera: The Walking Mountain Leon See (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 18% BloodMonkey Professor Hamilton (Character) - 2007
57% 36% Perestroika Prof Gross (Character) $21.7K 2007
No Score Yet 60% A House Divided Grandfather Wahid (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 34% The Inquiry Nathan (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 46% The Stone Merchant Shahid (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiet Flows the Don Pantaley (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operation Lysistrata Unknown (Character) - 2006
4% 35% The Bridge of San Luis Rey Virrey de Perú (Character) $42.9K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Moons Plaza Entita' (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 63% Pompeii: The Last Day Narrator - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Father, Rua Alguem 5555 Paul Minsky (Character) - 2003
22% 76% Joshua Father Tardone (Character) $1.3M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Knights of the Quest Delfinello da Coverzano (Character) - 2001
17% 49% Thirteen Ghosts Cyrus Kriticos (Character) $41.9M 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kights of the Quest Delfinello da Coverzano (Character) - 2001
74% 79% Finding Forrester Crawford (Character) $51.8M 2000
No Score Yet 12% The Darkling Bruno Rubin (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Greatest Gift Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 50% For Love or Mummy Prof. Covington (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 79% Esther Mordecai (Character) - 1999
63% 47% Excellent Cadavers Tommaso Buscetta (Character) - 1999
63% 58% Muppets From Space Noah (Character) $16.3M 1999
No Score Yet 17% Noah's Ark Unknown (Character) - 1999
54% 44% Star Trek: Insurrection Adhar Ru'afo (Character) $70.2M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eruption President Mendoza (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 67% Color of Justice Jim Sullivan (Character) - 1997
64% 37% Mimic Dr. Gates (Character) $25.5M 1997
No Score Yet 64% Dead Man's Walk Caleb Cobb (Character) - 1996
79% 71% Children of the Revolution Stalin (Character) $830.6K 1996
No Score Yet 41% Dillinger and Capone Al Capone (Character) - 1995
78% 73% Mighty Aphrodite Leader (Character) $4.8M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Face Nelson Al Capone (Character) - 1995
38% 49% Nostradamus Scalinger (Character) $65.6K 1994
32% 48% Surviving the Game Wolfe Sr. (Character) $7.7M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamila Older Seit (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 18% Journey to the Center of the Earth Professor Harlech (Character) - 1993
38% 47% Last Action Hero John Practice (Character) - 1993
18% 49% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Harold Leacher (Character) $28.0M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Killing Zargo (Character) - 1993
6% 57% Mobsters Arnold Rothstein (Character) $19.7M 1991
No Score Yet 20% Money Will Scarlet (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The First Circle Staline (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 76% By the Sword Maximilian "Max" Suba (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Season of Giants Pope Julius II (Character) - 1991
16% 26% The Bonfire of the Vanities D.A. Abe Weiss (uncredited) (Character) - 1990
42% 70% Cadence Capt. Ramon Garcia (Character) $2.1M 1990
No Score Yet 40% The Favorite Abdul Hamid (Character) - 1989
43% 22% Slipstream Cornelius (Character) - 1989
44% 47% An Innocent Man Virgil Cane (Character) $20.0M 1989
No Score Yet 38% Beyond the Stars Dr. Harry Bertram (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Russicum Father Carafa (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Third Solution Father Carafa (Character) - 1989
75% 85% The Name of the Rose Bernardo Gui (Character) $5.2M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Wing Narrator - 1986
89% 95% Amadeus Antonio Salieri (Character) - 1984
81% 93% Scarface Omar Suarez (Character) $656.2K 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Madman Unknown (Character) - 1979
88% 51% The Big Fix Eppis (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sex and the Married Woman Duke Skaggs (Character) - 1977
94% 92% All the President's Men Sergeant Leeper, arresting Officer #1 (Character) - 1976
72% 72% The Sunshine Boys Mechanic (Character) - 1975

TV

Credit
89% 71% The White Lotus Bert (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 100% Nature Narrator 2007-2010 2013 2018-2019 2021
97% 87% Mythic Quest CW Longbottom (Character) 2020-2021
89% 100% Chimerica Frank Sams (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2018
94% 75% The Good Fight Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
92% 92% Curb Your Enthusiasm Ayatollah (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Road to 9/11 Narrator 2017
85% 86% Homeland Dar Adal (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2012-2015 2017
93% 95% Louie Louie's Dad (Guest Star) 2011-2012 2014
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
93% 91% The Good Wife Burl Preston (Guest Star) 2011-2012 2014
15% 50% Do No Harm Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
95% 89% Elementary Daniel Gottlieb (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Leon Goodwin (Guest Star) 2012
79% 80% Bored to Death Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
76% 83% Saving Grace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shark Swarm Professor Bill Girdler (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities Unknown (Character) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Man's Walk Unknown (Character) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet HBO Storybook Musicals Narrator 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marco Polo Jacopo (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak Unknown (Guest Star) 1975 1977
No Score Yet 89% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1976