George Tobias

George Tobias

Highest Rated: 100% Silk Stockings (1957)

Lowest Rated: 14% A New Kind of Love (1963)

Birthday: Jul 14, 1901

Birthplace: Not Available

Average in looks but above average in talent, New York native George Tobias launched his acting career at his hometown's Pasadena Playhouse. He then spent several years with the Provincetown Players before moving on to Broadway and, ultimately, Hollywood. Entering films in 1939, Tobias' career shifted into first when he was signed by Warner Bros., where he played everything from good-hearted truck drivers to shifty-eyed bandits. Tobias achieved international fame in the 1960s by virtue of his weekly appearances as long-suffering neighbor Abner Kravitz on the TV sitcom Bewitched; he'd previously been a regular on the obscure Canadian adventure series Hudson's Bay. Though he frequently portrayed browbeaten husbands, George Tobias was a lifelong bachelor.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet The Phynx Markevitch 1970
57% The Glass Bottom Boat Fenimore 1966
No Score Yet Bullet for a Badman Diggs 1964
14% A New Kind of Love Joseph Bergner 1963
No Score Yet Marjorie Morningstar Greech 1958
100% Silk Stockings Commissar Vassili Markovich 1957
No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Billy Giles 1957
No Score Yet The Seven Little Foys Barney Green 1955
88% The Glenn Miller Story Si Schribman 1953
No Score Yet Ten Tall Men Londos 1951
No Score Yet The Magic Carpet Gazi 1951
No Score Yet Rawhide Gratz 1951
No Score Yet Southside 1-1000 (Forgery) (Union 1-1000) Reggie 1950
88% The Set-Up Tiny 1949
No Score Yet The Judge Steps Out Mike 1949
80% Sinbad the Sailor Abbu 1947
No Score Yet My Wild Irish Rose Nick Popolis 1947
No Score Yet Nobody Lives Forever Al Doyle 1946
86% Mildred Pierce Mr. Chris 1945
No Score Yet Objective, Burma! Gabby Gordon 1945
100% The Mask of Dimitrios Fedor Muishkin 1944
No Score Yet Between Two Worlds Pete Musick 1944
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Petit 1944
No Score Yet Thank Your Lucky Stars Specialty 1943
No Score Yet This Is the Army Maxie Stoloff 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Freddie 1943
80% Air Force Cpl. Weinberg 1943
80% My Sister Eileen Appopolous, Landlord 1942
93% Yankee Doodle Dandy Dietz 1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl Nick Garcos 1942
No Score Yet Captains of the Clouds Blimp Lebec 1942
86% Sergeant York Pusher 1941
No Score Yet Out of the Fog Igor Propotkin 1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours Pasha 1941
No Score Yet The Bride Came C.O.D. Peewee 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Nick Pappalas 1941
No Score Yet The Tanks Are Coming Actor 1941
80% City for Conquest Pinky 1940
96% They Drive by Night George Rondolos 1940
No Score Yet Torrid Zone Rosario 1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart Sascha 1940
No Score Yet South of Suez Eli Snedeker 1940
No Score Yet River's End Andy Dijon 1940
No Score Yet Balalaika Slaski, the Counterman 1939
97% Ninotchka Russian Visa Official 1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Beggar 1939

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Waltons
1972-1981
Vernon Rudley Rag and Bone Man 1973
1972
No Score Yet Bewitched
1964-1972
Abner Kravitz 1972
1971
1970
1969
1968
1967
1966
1965
1964
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
1964-1968
Parkaginian 1967
No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Sidney Falconer 1964

QUOTES FROM George Tobias CHARACTERS

Russian Visa Official says: [phone rings] Hello. Camrade Kasavi? Oh I'm sorry, he hasn't been with us for six months. He was called back to Russia and was investigated. You can get further details from his widow. You're very welcome.

Russian Visa Official says: Hello. Camrade Kasavi? Oh I'm sorry, he hasn't been with us for six months. He was called back to Russia and was investigated. You can get further details from his widow. You're very welcome.

Russian Visa Official says: Well everything is in order. I hope you will enjoy your trip to Russia, Madame.

Gossip says: Thank you. Oh, by the way, I've heard so many rumors about laundry conditions in Russia. Is it advisable to take one's own towels?

Russian Visa Official says: Certainly not Madame. That is only capitalistic propaganda. We change the towel every week.

Blimp Lebec says: I do not wish to meet the price of a burgler (cagney flew for 25 dollars less)

Blimp Lebec says: I do not wish to meet the price of a burgler [cagney flew for 25 dollars less]

Johnny Dutton says: He won't be hauling cheaper after I catch up to him (cagney stole his customer)

Johnny Dutton says: He won't be hauling cheaper after I catch up to him [cagney stole his customer]

Tiny Murphy says: He's all over the place and we can't catch up with him.

Brian MacLean says: The name is not Johnny, never was Johnny.

Brian MacLean says: I always seem like somebody else.

Brian MacLean says: Lets see if you are as practical as beautiful.

Emily Foster says: The pleasures all yours.