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Ben Astar (1909–1988)

Ben Astar was born on June 15, 1909 in Palestine. He was an actor, known for Bye Bye Birdie (1963), The Winds of War (1983) and Five Weeks in a Balloon (1962). He died on October 20, 1988 in Tarzana, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie Ballet Manager
The Winds of War
The Winds of War Rear Admiral Gorshev


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 1983 Casablanca (TV Series)
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series)
Rear Admiral Gorshev
- Into the Maelstrom (1983) ... Rear Admiral Gorshev
 1982 Blade Runner
Abdul Ben Hassan (uncredited)
 1980 The Kids Who Knew Too Much (TV Movie)
Premier Markov
 1980 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Premier Markov
- The Kids Who Knew Too Much (1980) ... Premier Markov
 1978 Sextette
Israeli Delegate (uncredited)
 1968-1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Dr. Dubleski / Commissar Pavelchenko
- Project "X" (1970) ... Dr. Dubleski
- When Thieves Fall In (1968) ... Commissar Pavelchenko
 1966-1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)
Deputy Premier Bartzin / Diplomat
- Phantoms (1970) ... Deputy Premier Bartzin
- A Spool There Was (1966) ... Diplomat (uncredited)
 1969 Dragnet 1966 (TV Movie)
Russian Ambassador (uncredited)
 1968 Premiere (TV Series)
- Operation Greasepaint (1968) ... General
 1968 The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mr. Vasilievich
- Barney Hosts a Summit Meeting (1968) ... Mr. Vasilievich
 1966 Way... Way Out
Russian Premier Roskov (uncredited)
 1966 Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round
General Mailenkoff
 1966 Walk Don't Run
 1966 The Wackiest Ship in the Army (TV Series)
Black Baron
- What Is Honor - A Word? (1966) ... Black Baron
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
The Moldavian Prime Minister
- Smack in the Middle (1966) ... The Moldavian Prime Minister
- Hi Diddle Riddle (1966) ... The Moldavian Prime Minister
 1965 Portrait in Terror (as Al Astar)
 1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Eric Knight
- A Very Important Russian Is Missing (1965) ... Eric Knight
 1965 The Young Marrieds (TV Series)
Mr. Killeran
- Episode #1.286 (1965) ... Mr. Killeran
 1963-1965 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
Mr. Salinkoff
- Katy the Diplomat (1965) ... Mr. Salinkoff
 1964 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Mr. Harvey
- Donna's Bank Account (1964) ... Mr. Harvey
 1964 A House Is Not a Home
Max Ludwig
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
German Sergeant
- Grindl, Girl Wac (1964) ... German Sergeant
 1963 The New Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
- Birthday Boy (1963)
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie
Ballet Manager
 1962 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (TV Series)
- Man's Best Friend (1962) ... Attendant
 1962 The Untouchables (TV Series)
- The Night They Shot Santa Claus (1962) ... Warczek
 1962 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
- Wheresoever I Enter... (1962) ... Mitso
 1962 Five Weeks in a Balloon
 1962 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
Big Nick Andreadis
- My Native Land (1962) ... Big Nick Andreadis
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine
Russian consul
 1961 On the Double
General Zlinkov
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Bartolo Frascati
- The Greggs in Rome (1961) ... Bartolo Frascati
 1961 The Marriage-Go-Round
The Sultan (uncredited)
 1960 Checkmate (TV Series)
Ambassador Nardos
- The Mask of Vengeance (1960) ... Ambassador Nardos
 1960 The Story of Ruth
Official (uncredited)
 1959 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Swiss Innkeeper
- The Crystal Trench (1959) ... Swiss Innkeeper
 1959 The Man Who Understood Women
French Doctor
 1959 This Earth Is Mine
 1959 Behind Closed Doors (TV Series)
Sergei Vanya
- Mightier Than the Sword (1959) ... Sergei Vanya
 1959 The Thin Man (TV Series)
- Beauty and the Bath (1959) ... Rodolfo
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Marcus 'Papa' Sandor
- The Deady Silence (1957) ... Marcus 'Papa' Sandor
 1954-1956 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dr. Larsen / Gregor
- The Seventh Veil (1955) ... Dr. Larsen
- Oberstrasse 49 (1954) ... Gregor
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
- Long After Summer (1956) ... Manuel
 1955 The Phil Silvers Show (TV Series)
Zolton Nagy
- A.W.O.L. (1955) ... Zolton Nagy
 1954 The Goldbergs (TV Series)
Mr. Varga
- Music Lover (1954) ... Mr. Varga
 1954 Goodyear Playhouse (TV Series)
Oscar Miller
- Native Dancer (1954) ... Oscar Miller
 1954 Charge of the Lancers
Gen. Inderman
 1953 Money from Home
Poojah's Manservant (uncredited)
 1953 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series)
Ali Sayyed / Greogory
- Tangier Lady (1953) ... Ali Sayyed
- The Bet (1953) ... Greogory
 1953 The Robe
Cleander (uncredited)
 1953 The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
Smiling Latvian Used Car Dealer (uncredited)
 1953 Chevron Theatre (TV Series)
- Born That Way (1953)
 1953 Tarzan and the She-Devil
Fidel's Man (uncredited)
 1953 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
 1953 The Desert Song
Sheik (uncredited)
 1953 Fort Ti
François Leroy
 1953 Target Hong Kong
 1953 Tonight We Sing
Impresario (uncredited)
 1953 The I Don't Care Girl
Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
Alfredo / Commissioner Francisco
- The Havana Microfilm Story (1952) ... Alfredo (as A. Ben Astar)
- The One Blue Chip Story (1952) ... Commissioner Francisco (as A. Ben Astar)
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Joe - Party Guest (uncredited)
 1952 Big Town (TV Series)
- The Shill (1952) ... Milano
 1952 Assignment: Paris
Minister of Justice Vajos
 1952 Carrie
Louis the Headwaiter (uncredited)
 1952 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Von Linden File (1952) ... (as A. Ben Astar)
 1952 Red Planet Mars
Russian Commissar (uncredited)
 1952 5 Fingers
Siebert (as A. Ben Astar)
 1951 The Light Touch
Hamadi Mahmoud (as Albert Benastar)
 1951 Queen for a Day
Mr. Nalawak (as Albert Ben-Astar)
 1951 Smuggler's Island
Da Camoss (uncredited)
 1950-1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Great Sebastians. Melodrama. See more »

Alternate Names:

A. Ben Astar | Albert Ben Astar | Al Astar | Albert Ben-Astar | Albert Benastar

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