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Topol was born on September 9, 1935 in Tel Aviv, Palestine [now Israel] as Chaim Topol. He is an actor, known for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Flash Gordon (1980). See full bio »
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 1998 Time Elevator (Short)
 1998 Left Luggage
Yacov Apfelschnitt (as Chaim Topol)
 1993 SeaQuest 2032 (TV Series)
Dr. Rafik Hassan
- Treasure of the Mind (1993) ... Dr. Rafik Hassan
 1988-1989 War and Remembrance (TV Mini-Series)
Berel Jastrow
- Part 11 (1989) ... Berel Jastrow
- Part 10 (1989) ... Berel Jastrow
- Part 9 (1989) ... Berel Jastrow (credit only)
- Part 8 (1989) ... Berel Jastrow
- Part 7 (1988) ... Berel Jastrow
 1988 Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series)
Professor Max Kelada
- Mr. Know-All (1988) ... Professor Max Kelada
 1987 Queenie (TV Movie)
Dimitri Goldner
 1985 Roman Behemshechim
Effi Avidar
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Berel Jastrow
- Defiance (1983) ... Berel Jastrow (credit only)
- Cataclysm (1983) ... Berel Jastrow (credit only)
 1979 The House on Garibaldi Street (TV Movie)
 1974 The Best of Times (TV Movie)
 1973 The Going Up of David Lev (TV Movie)
 1973 Boys Will Never Believe It
Gadi Zur
 1972 The Public Eye
Julian Cristoforou
 1969 A Talent for Loving
General Molina
 1969 Before Winter Comes
 1967 Ervinka
Ervinka (as Haim Topol)
 1966 Cast a Giant Shadow
Abou Ibn Kader
 1964 Sallah
Sallah Shabati (as Haym Topol)
 1963 El Dorado
Benny Sherman (as Haim Topol)
 1961 I Like Mike
Mikha (as Chaim Topol)
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A few years ago, a revival of Fiddler on the Roof in Hebrew was done in Israel for a limited number of shows. This time, portraying the same character in Hebrew, Topol again played the part of Tevye the milkman. Topol is, perhaps, one of few actors that played the same character on stage in two different languages. See more »

Alternate Names:

Chaim Topol | Haim Topol | Haym Topol


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Anyone who ever plays Tevye should be thankful to Zero Mostel. He gave us all room and I know I wouldn't have done the movie without the advantage of a year's rehearsal on stage.


His daughter, Anat, played the role of "Chava" in a 1995 production of "Fiddler on the Roof" alongside her father. See more »

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