Over his 50-year-long career, Fred Sadoff worked steadily on stage, television, and in feature films as a supporting actor, director, and occasional producer. In addition, Sadoff co-founded the prestigious Actors Studio. Sadoff learned his craft in summer stock and first trod the Broadway boards in the original production of South Pacific in 1942. After remaining busy in New York, Sadoff had a stint assistant directing at the Shakespeare Memorial Theater in Stratford-on-Avon in 1958 (Sadoff was the first American to work there in that capacity) through the early '70s when he moved to the West Coast to get into television and film. Sadoff had already made his film debut with a small part in The Quiet American (1959), but did not become active in films until he settled into Southern California. Sadoff's subsequent film credits include Cinderella Liberty, Papillion (both 1973), and The Starmaker (1981). Sardoff's television work included guest appearances on episodes of Kung Fu, The Magician, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.