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Nehemiah Persoff in Naked City (1958)Martin Balsam and Nehemiah Persoff in Route 66 (1960)Jim Backus, Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Russell Johnson, and Nehemiah Persoff in Gilligan's Island (1964)Patrick Macnee, Nehemiah Persoff, and Ben Wright in The Twilight Zone (1959)Nehemiah Persoff in MacGyver (1985)Barbra Streisand and Nehemiah Persoff in Yentl (1983)Nehemiah Persoff in Yentl (1983)Jason Robards, Steven Hill, Nehemiah Persoff, Maria Schell, Maureen Stapleton, and Eli Wallach in Playhouse 90 (1956)John Wayne, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin, Nehemiah Persoff, and Stuart Whitman in The Comancheros (1961)John Wayne, Ina Balin, Lee Marvin, Nehemiah Persoff, and Stuart Whitman in The Comancheros (1961)Martin Balsam, Rod Steiger, Nehemiah Persoff, Fay Spain, and Murvyn Vye in Al Capone (1959)Nehemiah Persoff
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Biography

Born in 1919 (some sources say 1920) in Jerusalem, Nehemiah Persoff immigrated with his family to America in 1929. Following schooling at the Hebrew Technical Institute of New York, he found a job as a subway electrician doing signal maintenance until an interest in the theater altered the direction of his life. He joined amateur groups and ... See full bio »
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