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Theodore Bikel


Theodore Bikel is one of the most versatile and respected actors and performers of his generation. A master of languages, dialects and accents, he has played every sort of film villain and semi-bad guy imaginable, and always adds depth, dimension and even sympathy to characters that would end up as cardboard cutouts in the hands of lesser actors. ... See full bio »
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 2007 The Little Traitor
Interrogator
 2003 JAG (TV Series)
Farmer with Plane
- A Tangled Webb: Part I (2003) ... Farmer with Plane
 2000 H.U.D. (TV Movie)
Ambassador Bjorn Jorgensen
 1998 Trickle (Short)
Mr. Fix
 1998 Second Chances
Dutch John Hathaway
 1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Martin Zeller / Dr. Werner Krieg
- Hazards (1998) ... Martin Zeller / Dr. Werner Krieg
 1997 Michael Hayes (TV Series)
- Death and Taxes (1997)
 1997 Brooklyn South (TV Series)
Solomon Shuyler
- Why Can't Even a Couple of Us Get Along? (1997) ... Solomon Shuyler
 1997 Shadow Conspiracy
Prof. Yuri Pochenko
 1996 The Burning Zone (TV Series)
Old Priest
- St. Michael's Nightmare (1996) ... Old Priest
 1987-1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Inspector Van Horn / Yuri Lermentov / Rosanno Bertolucci / ...
- Amsterdam Kill (1994) ... Inspector Van Horn
- The List of Yuri Lermentov (1991) ... Yuri Lermentov
- When the Fat Lady Sings (1989) ... Rosanno Bertolucci
- Indian Giver (1987) ... Professor Harold Crenshaw
 1994 Babylon 5 (TV Series)
Rabbi Koslov
- TKO (1994) ... Rabbi Koslov
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sol Bregman
- Snatched (1994) ... Sol Bregman
 1993 My Family Treasure
Grandpa Danieloff
 1993 Benefit of the Doubt
Gideon Lee
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Kurt Rubin
- Great Balls Afire (1992) ... Kurt Rubin
 1991 Memories of Midnight (TV Movie)
Napoleon Chotas
 1991 The New Lassie (TV Series)
Scotty MacPherson
- The Gathering of the Clans (1991) ... Scotty MacPherson
 1990 City (TV Series)
Dr. Calagari
- You Can't Bite City Hall (1990) ... Dr. Calagari
 1989-1990 Christine Cromwell (TV Series)
Horace
- In Vino Veritas (1990)
- Things That Go Bump in the Night (1989) ... Horace
 1989 The Final Days (TV Movie)
Henry Kissinger
 1989 See You in the Morning
Bronie
 1989 Dark Tower
Max Gold
 1988 The Equalizer (TV Series)
 1988 Beauty and the Beast (TV Series)
Eli
- Chamber Music (1988) ... Eli
 1988 A Stoning in Fulham County (TV Movie)
Abe Moser
 1988 Buck James (TV Series)
- Almost Perfect (1988)
 1987 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Russell Garringer
- Elegy for a Tramp (1987) ... Russell Garringer
 1986 Very Close Quarters
Victor
 1986 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Professor George Ballard
- Suppressed Desires (1986) ... Professor George Ballard
 1985 Prince Jack
Georgi
 1985 Dynasty (TV Series)
Warnick
- The Titans (1985) ... Warnick
- The Homecoming (1985) ... Warnick
- The Aftermath (1985) ... Warnick
 1985 Hell Town (TV Series)
- Fast Louie (1985)
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Kamal
- Reel Trouble (1985) ... Kamal
 1985 Cover Up (TV Series)
Assad
- Rules to Die By (1985) ... Assad
 1985 Hotel (TV Series)
Constantin Markos
- New Beginnings (1985) ... Constantin Markos
 1984 Glitter (TV Series)
- On Your Toes (1984)
 1983 Staus: Growing Old in America (TV Short)
 1983 Knight Rider (TV Series)
Graham Deauville
- Chariot of Gold (1983) ... Graham Deauville
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Vladimir Lopatkin
- Russians and Ruses (1982) ... Vladimir Lopatkin
 1980 The Return of the King (TV Movie)
Aragorn (voice)
 1978 The Stingiest Man in Town (TV Movie)
Marley's Ghost (voice)
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Ambassador Eric Soro
- King for a Day/Instant Family (1978) ... Ambassador Eric Soro
 1978 The Amazing Spider-Man (TV Series)
Mandak
- The Curse of Rava (1978) ... Mandak
 1978 Loose Change (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Feiffer
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Adamus Tarash
- Sons (1978) ... Adamus Tarash
 1977 The San Pedro Beach Bums (TV Series)
Rashid
- Godfather's Five (1977) ... Rashid
 1977 Columbo (TV Series)
Oliver Brandt
- The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case (1977) ... Oliver Brandt
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
Peter Heger
 1977 Charlie's Angels (TV Series)
Prof. Peter Wycinski
- Angels on a String (1977) ... Prof. Peter Wycinski
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
Yakov Shlomo
 1976 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Yuli Pyatakov
- Centennial (1976) ... Yuli Pyatakov
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Sergio Vargo
- The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman (1976) ... Sergio Vargo
 1976 Medical Center (TV Series)
Joseph Zankov
- A Very Private War (1976) ... Joseph Zankov
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
Danziger
- Us Against the World (1975) ... Danziger
 1975 Murder on Flight 502 (TV Movie)
Otto Gruenwaldt
 1973 Mod Squad (TV Series)
- Cry Uncle (1973)
 1972 The Little Ark
The Captain
 1972 Cannon (TV Series)
Mike Tampa
- Blood on the Vine (1972) ... Mike Tampa
 1972 Killer by Night (TV Movie)
Sgt. Phl 'Sharkey' Gold
 1971 200 Motels
Rance Muhammitz / Dave
 1971 Ironside (TV Series)
Arschag Divinian
- The Summer Soldier (1971) ... Arschag Divinian
 1970 Darker Than Amber
Meyer
 1969 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Prof. Erich Stoss
- Sweet Terror (1969) ... Prof. Erich Stoss
 1968 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
General Casimir Zepke
- The Cardinal (1968) ... General Casimir Zepke
 1968 Sweet November
Alonzo
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie)
Robert de Baudricourt
 1967 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
 1967 Beyond the Mountains
Kisielev
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
Homer T. Hatch
- Noon Wine (1966) ... Homer T. Hatch
 1965 The Trials of O'Brien (TV Series)
Ben Moravian
- The Trouble with Archie (1965) ... Ben Moravian
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Senor Manfred Gonzales / Vic Bates
- Who Killed the Rest? (1965) ... Senor Manfred Gonzales
- Who Killed the Surf Broad? (1964) ... Vic Bates
 1965 Who Has Seen the Wind? (TV Movie)
Josef Radek
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Martin
- Song for Dying (1965) ... Martin
 1964 Rawhide (TV Series)
Pence
- Canliss (1964) ... Pence
 1964 Combat! (TV Series)
Francois Perrault
- Mountain Man (1964) ... Francois Perrault
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Henry Davenport (1982-1983)
 1964 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Dr. Kralik
- The Forever Child (1964) ... Dr. Kralik
 1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Ralph Traven
- Corridor 400 (1963) ... Ralph Traven
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
George Everett, Sr.
- No Wings at All (1963) ... George Everett, Sr.
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Diamond Cutter Herbert Vanderling
- Diamond Fever (1963) ... Diamond Cutter Herbert Vanderling
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Stefan Tamarow
- The Potentate (1962) ... Stefan Tamarow
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Neil Bonney
- So Various, So Beautiful (1962) ... Neil Bonney
 1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Dr. Anton Koseloff
- Only by Cunning Glimpses (1962) ... Dr. Anton Koseloff
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Mahmel Homatka
- The Visitors (1962) ... Dr. Mahmel Homatka
 1962 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Rabbi Halevy
- The Bar Mitzvah of Major Orlovsky (1962) ... Rabbi Halevy
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Nicholas Simonakis / Captain Bellini
- Pericles on 31st Street (1962) ... Nicholas Simonakis
- The Prison (1962) ... Captain Bellini
 1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Oliver Crangle
- Four O'Clock (1962) ... Oliver Crangle
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Dr. Denker
- The Dr. Denker Story (1962) ... Dr. Denker
 1961-1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Dr. Stanley Wilford / Nicholas Ross / Nicholas Rozinski
- Murder Is a Face I Know (1961) ... Nicholas Ross / Nicholas Rozinski
 1960 Directions (TV Series)
Host
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Sender
- The Dybbuk (1960) ... Sender
 1959 Hotel de Paree (TV Series)
Carmoody
- Sundance Returns (1959) ... Carmoody
 1959 The Angry Hills
Dimitrios Tassos
 1959 Woman Obsessed
Dr. R. W. Gibbs
 1958 Folio (TV Series)
Barbaso
- The Hostage (1958) ... Barbaso
 1958 I Want to Live!
Carl G.G. Palmberg
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Rapp
- Word from a Sealed-Off Box (1958) ... Rapp
 1958 Fräulein
Col. Dmitri Bucaron
 1955-1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
- Angry Harvest (1958)
 1958 The Kidnappers (unconfirmed)
 1957 The Pride and the Passion
General Jouvet
 1955-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Henri Blanchard / Grossman / Julius Caesar / ...
- Death and Taxes (1957) ... Henri Blanchard
- The Power (1956) ... Grossman
- Passage of Arms (1955) ... Machek
 1957 The Vintage
Eduardo Uribon
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Sergeant Ottermole
- The Hands of Mr. Ottermole (1957) ... Sergeant Ottermole
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Martin Humphries
- The Mad Bomber (1957) ... Martin Humphries
 1957 There Shall Be No Night (TV Movie)
Uncle Vlahos
 1955-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Grigor Dimitorski / Fritz Gerhardy
- Hunted (1956) ... Grigor Dimitorski
- Scandal at Peppernut (1955) ... Fritz Gerhardy
 1955-1956 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Paul Laurent
- Visit to a Small Planet (1955) ... Paul Laurent
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Il Vecchio
- A Patch of Faith (1956) ... Il Vecchio
 1956 Escape from the Iron Curtain
Col. Sandor Kosice
 1955 Justice (TV Series)
- Track of Fear (1955)
 1955 Strange Experiences (TV Series)
 1955 Appointment with Adventure (TV Series)
Richter
- The Fateful Pilgrimage (1955) ... Richter
 1955 Star Tonight (TV Series)
- Footfalls (1955)
 1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- Perilous Night (1955)
 1955 The Elgin Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Wu
- San Francisco Fracas (1955) ... Mr. Wu
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
 1955 Above Us the Waves
German Officer
 1955 The Colditz Story
Vandy
 1954 The Divided Heart
Josip Slavko
 1954 Betrayed
German Sergeant (uncredited)
 1954 Chance Meeting
Joseph
 1954 The Love Lottery
Parsimonious
 1953 The Little Kidnappers
Dr. Willem Bloem
 1953 A Day to Remember
Henri Dubot
 1953 Melba
Paul Brotha
 1953 Never Let Me Go
Lieutenant
 1953 Desperate Moment
Anton Meyer
 1951 Island Rescue
Man at Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
 1949 Ein Breira
Narrator
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Starred in short film "Payday" (2000) directed by Sasha Oster and featuring journalist Jimmy Breslin. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Theo Bikel

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I tried for awhile to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sing about the beauty of the work I wasn't doing. See more »

Trivia:

He made guest appearances on both of the longest running prime time dramas in US television history: Gunsmoke (1955) and Law & Order (1990). See more »

Nickname:

Theo

Star Sign:

Taurus

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