Nehemiah Persoff is an Israeli actor and artist.

Biography

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Persoff began acting in the New York Theatre before being accepted into the Actors Studio. He had a small role in Some Like It Hot before taking on parts in such pictures as The Greatest Story Ever Told, Yentl and The Last Temptation of Christ. He also provided the voice of Papa Mousekewitz in the An American Tail series.

Persoff also had a large number of television credits , including The Untouchables, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Gunsmoke. He later retired and became an artist.

Singing

Persoff appeared in the ensemble of Peter Pan (as Cecco the Pirate) and Flahooley (as Fowzi the Arab), as well as singing "There Are No Cats in America" in An American Tail.

Film

An American Tail (1986)

  • There Are No Cats in America (contains solo lines)

Stage

Peter Pan (1950)(originated the role)

  • The Pirate Song
  • The Plank

Flahooley (1951)(originated the role)

  • Scherezade
  • Finale

Gallery

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