Interviewed in book "Naked City: The Television Series" by James Rosin, 2008.
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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The difference between film and stage acting is clearly a matter of reaching the audience. On stage, the actor has to project vocally so he can be heard in the last seats of the balcony. This alone makes the acting theatrical and unnatural...The film actor must rely on his face, on his eyes mainly, (on his thoughts) to communicate with the audience.
His four children with his wife Thia Persov (b. October 1, 1930) are: Jeffrey Jhonatan Persoff (b. May 18, 1955), New York City. Dan Deckel Persoff (b. October 23, 1956), New York City. Perry Erez Persoff (b. May 4, 1960), Los Angeles. Dahlia Persoff (b. October 30, 1962), Los Angeles.