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Raikin Ben-Ari (1897–1968)

Russian-born actor, stage director, and teacher, mostly in America. Ben-Ari, whose family name was Raikin, was born near Kiev (now in Ukraine). He took his father's last name as his first name and called himself Raikin Ben-Ari, or "Raikin, son of a lion." After training at a polytechnic school in the sciences, Ben-Ari became interested in theatre.... See full bio »


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(age 70) in Moscow, Russia

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Gangster Story
Gangster Story 'Plumber' a Hood
Al Capone
Al Capone Ben Hoffman
Secret Agent
Secret Agent Agent / David / First Watcher
Combat! Le Page / Monk


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 1965-1966 Secret Agent (TV Series)
Agent / First Watcher / David
- The Paper Chase (1966) ... Agent (as Ben Ari)
- I Can Only Offer You Sherry (1966) ... First Watcher (as Ben Ari)
- Judgement Day (1965) ... David (as Ben-Ari)
 1965-1966 Combat! (TV Series)
Monk / Le Page
- The Mockingbird (1966) ... Monk (as Ben-Ari)
- Cry in the Ruins (1965) ... Le Page (as Ben-Ari)
 1965 Branded (TV Series)
- Romany Roundup: Part 1 (1965) ... Lazar (as Ben-Ari)
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Karel Malek
- Freedom Is for Those Who Want It (1963) ... Karel Malek (as Ben Ari)
 1959-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
First Councilman
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960) ... First Councilman
 1959 Gangster Story
'Plumber' a Hood (as Raiken BenAri)
 1959 Al Capone
Ben Hoffman (as Ben Ari)
 1958 Sea Hunt (TV Series)
Prof. Gorin
- Midget Submarine (1958) ... Prof. Gorin (as Ben-Ari)
 1958 Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Dr. Latislav
- The Atomic Captive (1958) ... Dr. Latislav (as Ben Ari)
 1957 The Man Called X (TV Series)
- Train Blow-Up (1957)
 1956 Death of a Scoundrel
French Police Prefect (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage actor and stage director.

Alternate Names:

Ben Ari | Ben-Ari | Raiken BenAri

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Taught drama at a camp in Southern California during the mid-1960s.

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