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David Opatoshu (1918–1996)

David Opatoshu was born on January 30, 1918 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Torn Curtain (1966), Exodus (1960) and Raid on Entebbe (1976). He died on April 30, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1991 Stat (TV Series)
Sidney Wolff
- Fantasy (1991) ... Sidney Wolff
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Max Goldstein
- A Prayer for the Goldsteins (1991) ... Max Goldstein
 1986 Under Siege (TV Movie)
Ambassador Sajid Moktasanni
 1985 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Alexander Nicolau
- Acid Tests (1985) ... Alexander Nicolau
 1984 Hardcastle and McCormick (TV Series)
Gus Rossman
- D-Day (1984) ... Gus Rossman
 1984 The Paper Chase (TV Series)
Professor Grey
- Limits (1984) ... Professor Grey
 1983 Hotel (TV Series)
Jacob Ben-Goz
- Charades (1983) ... Jacob Ben-Goz
 1982 Forty Days of Musa Dagh
Henry Morgenthau, Sr. (as David Opatashu)
 1982 Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (TV Movie)
Vultan (voice, as Ted Cassidy)
 1982 Forced Vengeance
Sam Paschal
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
Shimon
- Part IV (1981) ... Shimon
- Part III (1981) ... Shimon
- Part II (1981) ... Shimon
- Part I (1981) ... Shimon
 1980 Beyond Evil
Dr. Solomon
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
Krasic
- Nightmare (1980) ... Krasic
 1980 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Harry Weintraub
- Strike! (1980) ... Harry Weintraub
 1979 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Boutillier
- By the Death of a Child (1979) ... Boutillier
 1979 Americathon
Abdul Muhammad
 1979 In Search of Historic Jesus (Documentary)
Herod
 1979 Greatest Heroes of the Bible (TV Series)
Hasdrugar
- Sodom and Gomorrah (1979) ... Hasdrugar
 1979 The Secret Empire (TV Series)
Hator
- Powerhouse (1979) ... Hator
- Escape to the Stars ... Hator
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series)
Max Jacoby
- The Bugatti Treasure (1979) ... Max Jacoby
 1978 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Abdul Kameel
- Best Seller/The Tomb (1978) ... Abdul Kameel
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
Bender
 1978 Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women (TV Movie)
Flo's Father
 1978 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Taylor Nash
- I'll Be Waving as You Drive Away: Part 2 (1978) ... Taylor Nash
 1976-1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
Victor / Morrie Hirsch
- The Young and the Fair (1978) ... Victor
 1977 We've Got Each Other (TV Series)
Guttman
- The Long Vacation (1977) ... Guttman
 1977 The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series)
Professor Desmond
- The Disappearing Floor (1977) ... Professor Desmond
 1977 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Mr. Satari
- Doomsday Is Tomorrow: Part 2 (1977) ... Mr. Satari
- Doomsday Is Tomorrow (1977) ... Mr. Satari
 1977 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series)
Dr. Monica
- Danny's Inferno (1977) ... Dr. Monica
 1976 Raid on Entebbe (TV Movie)
Menachem Begin
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Dr. Anton Valentine
- Both Sides of the Law (1976) ... Dr. Anton Valentine
 1976 The Blue Knight (TV Series)
- Snitch's Karma (1976)
 1976 Cannon (TV Series)
Borelli
- Snapshot (1976) ... Borelli
 1976 S.W.A.T. (TV Series)
Alexander Vincent
- The Running Man: Part 2 (1976) ... Alexander Vincent (credit only)
- The Running Man: Part 1 (1976) ... Alexander Vincent
 1976 Harry O (TV Series)
Sam Mirakian
- Past Imperfect (1976) ... Sam Mirakian
 1975 Conspiracy of Terror (TV Movie)
Arthur Horowitz
 1975 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Capas
- Sight Unseen (1975) ... Capas
 1970-1975 Medical Center (TV Series)
Emir / Goldstein / Oscar Havlicek / ...
- The Price of a Child (1975) ... Emir
- Nightmare (1973) ... Goldstein
- The Corrupted (1971) ... Oscar Havlicek
- The Rebel in White (1970) ... Dr. Arthur Komer
 1974 Needles and Pins (TV Series)
Leo
- No Way to Treat a Relative (1974) ... Leo
 1973 Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John (TV Movie)
Rabbi Isaac Herzog
 1966-1972 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Edgar Robson / Nolan Crist / Martin Bergstrom / ...
- The Gopher (1972) ... Edgar Robson
- Pressure Point (1970) ... Nolan Crist
- Homecoming (1968) ... Martin Bergstrom
- Vendetta (1966) ... Wilhelm von Fossburg
 1972 The Streets of San Francisco (TV Series)
Joseph Beemer, Jeweler
- The Thirty-Year Pin (1972) ... Joseph Beemer, Jeweler
 1969-1971 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)
Li Wing / Shen Yu-Lan
- A Matter of Mutual Concern (1971) ... Li Wing
- Face of the Dragon (1969) ... Shen Yu-Lan
 1971 Romance of a Horsethief
Schloime Kradnik
 1971 Incident in San Francisco (TV Movie)
Herschel Roman
 1970 A Walk in the Spring Rain (uncredited)
 1967-1970 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Tamenund / Philip Cobb
- The Homecoming (1970) ... Tamenund
- Secret Code (1967) ... Philip Cobb
 1967-1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Ahmed Vassier / Premier Roshkoff / Deputy Premiere Anton Kudnov
- Terror (1970) ... Ahmed Vassier
- Fool's Gold (1969) ... Premier Roshkoff
- The Trial (1967) ... Deputy Premiere Anton Kudnov
 1968-1970 The Name of the Game (TV Series)
Anartha / Arthur Serokin
- The Takeover (1970) ... Anartha
- Ordeal (1968) ... Arthur Serokin
 1969 D.A.: Murder One (TV Movie)
Dr. Rudolph Grainger
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Rabbi Farber
- L'Chayim (1969) ... Rabbi Farber
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
General Feng
- Payoff in the Piazza (1969) ... General Feng
 1969 Death of a Gunfighter
Edward Rosenblum
 1969 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Mr. Butorac
- Captain Greer, Call Surgery (1969) ... Mr. Butorac
 1969 Mannix (TV Series)
Mr. Lardelli
- A Pittance of Faith (1969) ... Mr. Lardelli
 1968 Ha-Dybbuk
Zadik
 1968 The Smugglers (TV Movie)
Alfredo Faggio
 1968 The Fixer
Latke
 1967 Felony Squad (TV Series)
Carl Luther
- An Arrangement with Death: Part 2 (1967) ... Carl Luther
- An Arrangement with Death: Part 1 (1967) ... Carl Luther
 1967 Enter Laughing
Mr. Morris Kolowitz
 1967 Star Trek (TV Series)
Anan 7
 1967 Mr. Terrific (TV Series)
The Psychiatrist
- I Can't Fly (1967) ... The Psychiatrist
 1967 Maya (TV Series)
Mirrcan
- Mirrcan's Magic Circus (1967) ... Mirrcan
 1967 I Spy (TV Series)
Zugman
- Tonia (1967) ... Zugman
 1966 The Time Tunnel (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- Reign of Terror (1966) ... Shopkeeper
 1966 The Defector
Orlovsky
 1966 Tarzan and the Valley of Gold
Augustus Vinero
 1966 Sands of Beersheba
Daoud
 1966 Daktari (TV Series)
Ramzi Hassan
- Crisis at the Compound (1966) ... Ramzi Hassan
 1966 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Count Cesare Spinetti
- Binghamton at 20 Paces (1966) ... Count Cesare Spinetti
 1966 Honey West (TV Series)
Kelso King
- King of the Mountain (1966) ... Kelso King
 1965 The Loner (TV Series)
Hyman Rabinovitch
- Westward, the Shoemaker (1965) ... Hyman Rabinovitch
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Dave Kafka / Mannheim
- A Girl Named Sorrow (1965) ... Dave Kafka / Mannheim
 1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Lowell
- Katy's New Job (1965) ... Lowell
 1965 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Gustave Heller
- The Case of the Feather Cloak (1965) ... Gustave Heller
 1965 The Defenders (TV Series)
Leo Rolf
- The Unwritten Law (1965) ... Leo Rolf
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Professor Goldman
- Robert A. Taft (1965) ... Professor Goldman
 1964 Tom, Dick and Mary (TV Series)
Mr. Taghoe
- Hail! Dick the King (1964) ... Mr. Taghoe
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Reisner
- The Price of Doom (1964) ... Reisner
 1964 Brenner (TV Series)
Martin Wheeler
- The Vigilantes (1964) ... Martin Wheeler
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Ralph Cashman
- A Feasibility Study (1964) ... Ralph Cashman
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Anton Dworak
- Two Is the Number (1964) ... Anton Dworak
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Dulong
- The Magic Shop (1964) ... Mr. Dulong
 1963 The Cardinal
Mr. Rampell (uncredited)
 1963 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
General Crayton
- The Triumph of Gerald Q. Wert (1963) ... General Crayton
 1963 The Doctors and the Nurses (TV Series)
Edward Pryor
- The Saturday Evening of Time (1963) ... Edward Pryor
 1963 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Dorn
- Valley of the Shadow (1963) ... Dorn
 1962 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
Andreas Vrim
- The Potentate (1962) ... Andreas Vrim
 1962 Guns of Darkness
President Rivera
 1958-1962 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Pedro Sequiras / Mr. Cooney
- Strange Miracle (1962) ... Pedro Sequiras
- On the Nose (1958) ... Mr. Cooney
 1961 The Best of Enemies
Bernasconi
 1961 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Manchini
- He Who Gets Slapped (1961) ... Manchini
 1960 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Gerald Perkins
- Earthquake (1960) ... Gerald Perkins
 1959 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Paul Broussard
- The Bamboo Curtain (1959) ... Paul Broussard
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Sidney Fineman
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 (1959) ... Sidney Fineman
- What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 (1959) ... Sidney Fineman
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Gorog
- Station Break (1959) ... Gorog
 1959 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Lucosh the Waiter
- The Square Peg (1959) ... Lucosh the Waiter
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Vilmos Kranitz
- The Meeting (1959) ... Vilmos Kranitz
 1958 Party Girl
Lou Forbes
 1958 Decision (TV Series)
Sam Mitschener
- Man Against Crime (1958) ... Sam Mitschener
 1958 Where Is Thy Brother? (TV Movie)
Father
 1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series)
Allen Cutler
- The Allen Cutler Case (1958) ... Allen Cutler
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Moe
- No Hiding Place (1958) ... Moe
 1958 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
Triple A
- Silent City (1958) ... Triple A
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Dave Purcell
- Wire (1958) ... Dave Purcell
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Ellis
- A Sound of Different Drummers (1957) ... Ellis
 1949-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Big Uncle / Sam / Morris / ...
- The Rice Sprout Song (1957) ... Big Uncle
- The Hollywood Complex (1957) ... Sam
- Side Street (1954)
- The Hospital (1952) ... Morris
- Riviera (1950)
 1957 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Mayerling (1957)
 1957 The Big Story (TV Series)
Juan Martinez
- House Divided (1957) ... Juan Martinez
 1955-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Mr. Torres / Simon Wechsler
- Wetback Run (1956) ... Mr. Torres
- Six O'Clock Call (1955) ... Simon Wechsler
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Morris Finkle
- Finkle's Comet (1956) ... Morris Finkle
 1952-1955 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
George
- Holiday Song (1952) ... George
 1953-1955 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Colie / Boss / Joe Manx
- The Mother (1954) ... Boss
- Holiday Song (1953)
 1954 Inner Sanctum (TV Series)
Barney
- Nobody Laughs at Lou (1954) ... Barney
 1951-1954 Danger (TV Series)
- Mr. John Nobody (1951)
 1953 The Most Wanted Man
Slim le Tueur
 1953 Bonino (TV Series)
Walter Rogers (1953)
 1953 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Harry
- Simon's Maid and Butler (1953) ... Harry
 1950 The Goldbergs
Mr. Dutton
 1949 Thieves' Highway
Frenchy - Thug in Cap (uncredited)
 1949 Any Number Can Play
Bartender (uncredited)
 1949 Illegal Entry
Al (uncredited)
 1948 The Naked City
Sgt. Dave Miller (uncredited)
 1939 The Light Ahead
Fishke (the lame)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)

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Stage Play: Me and Molly. Comedy. Written by Gertrude Berg. Music arranged by Lehman Engel. Scenic Design by Harry Horner. Costume Design by Rose Bogdanoff. Lighting Design by Leo Kerz. Directed by Ezra Stone. Belasco Theatre: 26 Feb 1948- 10 Jul 1948 (156 performances). Cast: Gertrude Berg (as "Molly Goldberg"), Philip Loeb (as "Jake ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ted Cassidy | David Opatashu | David Opatosky
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Delivered the evening news in Yiddish on New York radio during the war years on WEVD. See more »

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