Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Brigitte Nielsen to Bill Owen
David Opatoshu Biography (1918-)
Born David Opatovsky, January 30, 1918; son of Joseph (a novelist; known as Joseph Opatoshu) and Adele (a teacher) Opatovsky; married Lillian Weinberg (apsychiatric social worker; divorced); married Peggy O'Shea (an author), May 25, 1979; children: one son (first marriage). Addresses: AGENT--Harry Abrams, Abrams Artists and Associates, 9200 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 625, Los Angeles, CA 90069.
- STAGE DEBUT--Mr. Carp, Golden Boy, Shubert Theatre, Newark, NJ, 1938.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Sleeping man and blind man, Night Music, Broadhurst Theatre, 1940.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Dan, Clinton Street, Mercury Theatre, New York City, 1940.
- Ralph, Man of Tomorrow, National Theatre, New York City, 1941.
- Mr. Mendel, Me and Molly, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1948.
- Tewfik Bey, Flight into Egypt, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1952.
- Denesco, Reclining Figure, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1954.
- Bibinski, Silk Stockings, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1955.
- Luca, At the Grand, Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA, 1958.
- Maxwell Archer, Once More, with Feeling, National Theatre, 1958.
- Pan Apt, The Wall, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Amedeo, Bravo Giovanni, Broadhurst Theatre, 1962.
- Filippo, Lorenzo, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Dr. Werner, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, Belasco Theatre, 1969.
- Rabbi Reb Melech, Yoshe Kalb, Eden Theatre, New York City, 1972.
- Shimele Soroker, The Big Winner, Eden Theatre, 1974.
- Also appeared in Mexican Mural: Moonlight Scene, 1942; The Devils, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1967; and in Scream, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1978.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK
- Director, The Big Winner, Eden Theatre, New York City, 1974.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Bibinski, Silk Stockings, U.S. cities, 1956.
- Luca, At the Grand, U.S. cities, 1958.
- FILM DEBUT--The Light Ahead, Ultra, 1939.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Ben Miller, The Naked City, Universal, 1948.
- Frenchy, Thieves' Highway, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1949.
- Mr. Dutton, The Goldbergs (also known as Molly), Paramount, 1950.
- Captain Snegiryov, The Brothers Karamazov, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1958.
- Lou Forbes, Party Girl, MGM, 1958.
- Sol Levy, Cimarron, MGM, 1960.
- Akiva, Exodus, United Artists, 1960.
- Captain Bernasconi, The Best of Enemies, Columbia, 1962.
- President Rivera, Guns of Darkness, Warner Brothers, 1962.
- Slim, The Most Wanted Man (also known as L'Ennemi public no. 1, Il nemicopubblico n. 1, and The Most Wanted Man in the World), Astor, 1962.
- Daoud, Rebels against the Light (also known as Sands of Beersheba), David, 1964.
- Orlovsky, The Defector (also known as Lautlose Waffen and L'Espion), Warner Brothers/Seven Arts, 1966.
- Kavon, One Spy Too Many, MGM, 1966.
- Vinaro, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, American International, 1966.
- Mr. Jacobi, Torn Curtain, Universal, 1966.
- Mr. Kolowitz, Enter Laughing, Columbia, 1967.
- Latke, The Fixer, MGM, 1968.
- Edward Rosenbloom, Death of a Gunfighter, Universal, 1969.
- Schloime Kradnik, Romance of a Horse Thief, Allied Artists, 1971.
- Bender, Who'll Stop the Rain? (also known as Dog Soldiers), United Artists, 1978.
- first Hebrab, Americathon, United Artists, 1979.
- Dr. Solomon, Beyond Evil, Scope III, 1980.
- Herod, In Search of Historic Jesus, Sunn Classic, 1980.
- Sam Paschal, Forced Vengeance, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.
- Henry Morgenthau, Sr., Forty Days of Musa Dagh, High Investments, 1987.
- Also appeared in Crowded Paradise, Tudor, 1956; and Almonds and Raisins (documentary), Contemporary Films, Ltd./Teleculture, 1983.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Mr. Dutton, The Goldbergs, CBS, 1949.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Walter Rogers, Bonino, NBC, 1953.
- Hator, The Secret Empire, NBC, 1979.
- MINI-SERIES Shimon, Masada, ABC, 1981.
- Sam Mitschner, Man against Crime (broadcast as an episode of Decision), NBC, 1958.
- Dr. Grainger, The D.A.: Murder One, NBC, 1969.
- Herschel Rosen, Incident in San Francisco, ABC, 1971.
- Arthur Horowitz, Conspiracy of Terror, NBC, 1975.
- Ed Miles, Woman on the Run, CBS, 1977.
- voice of Dr. Hans Zarkov, Flash Gordon--The Greatest Adventure of All, NBC, 1983.
- Father, "Big Deal," Goodyear Playhouse, NBC, 1953.
- Finkle, "Finkle's Comet," Alcoa Hour, NBC, 1956.
- brother-in-law, "The Mother," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1956.
- father, "Bricoe: Mayor Dublin," Playhouse 90, CBS, 1957.
- bookie, "On the Nose," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1958.
- mayor, "Hidden Valley," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1962.
- diplomat, "The Traitor," Alcoa Premiere, ABC, 1962.
- Dulong, "The Magic Show," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1963.
- Dorn, "Valley of the Shadow," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963.
- Ralph Cashman, "A Feasibility Study," The Outer Limits, ABC, 1964.
- Anan 7, "A Taste of Armageddon," Star Trek, NBC, 1967.
- Also "Rivierra," Studio One, CBS, 1949; Ellery Queen, NBC, 1958; "Earthquake," One Step Beyond, ABC, 1959; "The Price of Doom," Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, ABC, 1964; "Reign of Terror," The Time Tunnel, ABC, 1966; Perry Mason, CBS; Mission: Impossible, CBS; Kojak, CBS.
- Alfredo Faggio, The Smugglers, NBC, 1968.
- Grinev, Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy Incident, NBC,1976.
- Menachem Begin, Raid on Entebbe, NBC, 1977.
- Dr. Ziegfeld, Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women, NBC, 1978.
- Ambassador Sajid Moktasanni, Under Siege, NBC, 1986.
- Judge Julius Hoffman, Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago Eight, HBO, 1987.
- Also appeared as the friend, Six O'Clock Call, ABC, 1954.
- The Big Winner, Eden Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- Romance of a Horse Thief, Allied Artists, 1971.
- Mid Sea and Sand, 1947.
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