Vladimir Sokoloff (I) (1889–1962)

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Familiar character actor of Russian heritage who played in scores of films, mostly in the U.S. He studied at the University of Moscow but left there to attend the Moscow Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined the world- renowned Moscow Art Theatre, where he worked for the next decade as an actor and assistant director, eventually directing plays ... See full bio »

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The Life of Emile Zola Paul Cezanne
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 1962 Taras Bulba
Old Stepan
 1962 Escape from Zahrain
Head Man (uncredited)
 1961-1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Guitarist / Father Tomas / Gallegos
- The Gift (1962) ... Guitarist
- The Mirror (1961) ... Father Tomas
- Dust (1961) ... Gallegos
 1961-1962 Thriller (TV Series)
The Janitor / Papa Glockstein
- Flowers of Evil (1962) ... The Janitor
- The Terror in Teakwood (1961) ... Papa Glockstein
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Dr. Anton Miklos
- The Missile Rogues (1962) ... Dr. Anton Miklos
 1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
- Death in a Village (1962) ... Marco
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Pedro Moreno
- Juan Moreno's Body (1961) ... Pedro Moreno
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Father Antonio
- Prayer of a Chance (1961) ... Father Antonio
 1960-1961 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Sam / Stanley Tannenbaum
- The Troubleshooter (1961) ... Sam
- The Tommy Karpeles Story (1960) ... Stanley Tannenbaum
 1961 Mr. Sardonicus
Henryk Toleslawski
 1961 The Rifleman (TV Series)
- The Vaqueros (1961) ... Abuelito
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
- The Don Alvarado Story (1961) ... Felipe
 1961 Harrigan and Son (TV Series)
- The Legacy (1961) ... Kowalski
 1961 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
- Adam San (1961) ... Sada
 1961 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
- The Stolen City (1961) ... Tarabal
 1961 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Dr. Steinhaus
- Donna's Helping Hand (1961) ... Dr. Steinhaus
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Pedro Rubio
- The Forbidden City (1961) ... Pedro Rubio
 1961 Hennesey (TV Series)
Papa Bronsky
- Max Remembers Papa (1961) ... Papa Bronsky
 1961 The Law and Mr. Jones (TV Series)
Dr. Harding
- Lethal Weapons (1961) ... Dr. Harding
 1960 Lawman (TV Series)
Old Stefano
- Old Stefano (1960) ... Old Stefano
 1960 Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series)
- Knife of Hate (1960) ... Alf
 1960 Cimarron
Jacob Krubeckoff
 1960 The Magnificent Seven
Old Man
 1960 Beyond the Time Barrier
The Supreme
 1960 Man on a String
Papa of Boris Mitrov
 1960 The Alaskans (TV Series)
- Peril at Caribou Crossing (1960) ... Chanook
 1960 Tightrope (TV Series)
Emile Kovacs
- Cold Ice (1960) ... Emile Kovacs
 1960 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Peter Vestos
- The Judas Goat (1960) ... Peter Vestos
 1959 Sunday Showcase (TV Series)
Dr. Alexis Rostov
- Murder and the Android (1959) ... Dr. Alexis Rostov
 1959 Johnny Staccato (TV Series)
Father Keeley
- Nature of the Night (1959) ... Father Keeley
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Victor Majeski
- Edge of the Knife (1959) ... Victor Majeski
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Anselmo / Bartok
- For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2 (1959) ... Anselmo
- For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1 (1959) ... Anselmo
- For I Have Loved Strangers (1957) ... Bartok
 1958 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
- The Great Experiment (1958) ... Man
 1958 Twilight for the Gods
Feodor Morris
 1958 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Uncle Fernaud
- The Return of the Hero (1958) ... Uncle Fernaud
 1957 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
- Helen of Abajinian (1957) ... Gourken
 1957 Suspicion (TV Series)
Enrique Bartolo
- The Flight (1957) ... Enrique Bartolo
 1957 Sabu and the Magic Ring
The Old Fakir
 1957 I Was a Teenage Werewolf
Pepe the Janitor
 1957 Monster from Green Hell
Dr. Lorentz
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Jake Bartosh
- The Last Signer (1957) ... Jake Bartosh
 1957 Wire Service (TV Series)
Prime Minister
- A Matter of Conscience (1957) ... Prime Minister
- No Peace in Lo Dao (1957) ... Prime Minister
 1957 Istanbul
Aziz Rakim
 1956 While the City Sleeps
George 'Pop' Pilski
 1956 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Uncle Jacques Monet
- The Story of Lucky Swanson (1956) ... Uncle Jacques Monet
 1955 Crusader (TV Series)
- The Bargain (1955) ... Grandfather
 1952 Macao
Kwan Sum Tang
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
 1948 To the Ends of the Earth
Commissioner Lum Chi Chow
 1946 Cloak and Dagger
 1946 Two Smart People
Jacques Dufour
 1946 A Scandal in Paris
Uncle Hugo
 1945 Scarlet Street
Pop LeJon
 1945 Paris Underground
 1945 Back to Bataan
Señor Buenaventura J. Bello
 1945 A Royal Scandal
 1944 The Conspirators
 1944 Till We Meet Again
 1944 Passage to Marseille
 1944 Song of Russia
Alexander Meschkov
 1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls
 1943 Mr. Lucky
Greek Priest (uncredited)
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Mikhail Kalinin, USSR president
 1942 Road to Morocco
Hyder Khan
 1942 Crossroads
Carlos Le Duc (uncredited)
 1941 Love Crazy
Dr. Klugle
 1940 Comrade X
Michael Bastakoff
 1939 The Real Glory
The Datu
 1939 Sons of Liberty (Short)
Jacob (uncredited)
 1939 Juarez
 1938 Ride a Crooked Mile
 1938 Spawn of the North
 1938 Blockade
Basil, Norma's Father
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Ivan Pavloff
 1937 Tovarich
Bit Part (scenes deleted)
 1937 Beg, Borrow or Steal
 1937 Expensive Husbands
Andrew Brenner
 1937 West of Shanghai
Chow Fu-Shan
 1937 Conquest
Dying soldier
 1937 Alcatraz Island
The Flying Dutchman
 1937 The Life of Emile Zola
Paul Cezanne
 1936 The Lower Depths
 1936 Mr. Flow
Merlow (as Sokoloff)
 1936 La vie est à nous
Un vieillard dans le cortège final
 1936 Under Western Eyes
Le recteur (as Sokoloff)
 1936 Mayerling
Le chef de la police (as Sokoloff)
 1935 Napoléon Bonaparte
Trista Fleuri (voice, as Sokoloff)
 1935 Le secret des Woronzeff
 1934 Prince Woronzeff
 1934 Ladies Lake
Baron Dobbersberg (as Sokoloff)
 1933 High and Low
Monsieur Berger (as Wladimir Sokoloff)
 1933 Song of the Streets
Le père Schlamp
 1933 Don Quixote
Servant (uncredited)
 1933/I Don Quichotte
Gypsy King (as Wladimir Sokoloff)
 1932 Hunted Men
 1932 Teilnehmer antwortet nicht
Zeichner Body
 1932 Queen of Atlantis
L'hetman de Jitomir (as Vl. Sokoloff)
 1932 L'Atlantide
L'hetman de Jitomir (as Vl. Sokoloff)
 1931 Hell on Earth
Lewin (as Waldemar Sokoloff)
 1931 L'opéra de quat'sous
Smith (as Wladimir Sokoloff)
 1931 The 3 Penny Opera
Smith (as Wladimir Sokolow)
 1931 Kismet
 1930 The Flute Concert of Sans-Souci
Russian Envoy
 1930 Liebling der Götter
Boris Jussupoff
 1930 Abschied
Der Baron
 1930 Moral um Mitternacht
Ein Aufseher
 1930 Westfront 1918
Meal Orderly (uncredited)
 1929 Katharina Knie
Julius, der Clown
 1929 The Ship of Lost Men
Grischa - der Koch - the Cook (as Wladimir Sokoloff)
 1929 Their Son
 1928 Die weiße Sonate
Violinvirtuose Dollhofer, Dinas Vater
 1927 The Love of Jeanne Ney
 1927 Out of the Mist
 1926 Adventures of a Ten Mark Note
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He acted in Rodney Ackland's stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, "Crime and Punishment", at the National Theatre in New York City with John Gielgud, Lillian Gish, Alice John, Sanford Meisner, E.A. Krumschmidt and Dolly Haas in the cast. Theodor Komisarjevsky was the director.

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Alternate Names:

Vl. Sokoloff | Waldemar Sokoloff | Wladimir Sokoloff | Sokoloff | Vladimir Sokolov | Wladimir Sokolow


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He was a pupil of Stanislavski, but in a 1960 newspaper article, he rejected Method acting (as well as all other acting theories). See more »

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