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Nehemiah Persoff is a Actor American born on 2 august 1919 at Jerusalem (Israel)

Nehemiah Persoff

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Birth name Nehemiah Persoff
Nationality USA
Birth 2 august 1919 (101 years) at Jerusalem (Israel)

Nehemiah Persoff (born August 2, 1919) is an American actor.

Best films

An American Tail (1986)
Yentl (1983)
The Comancheros (1961)

Usually with

Philip Yordan
Philip Yordan
(4 films)
Paul Baxley
Paul Baxley
(4 films)
Dom DeLuise
Dom DeLuise
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Nehemiah Persoff (44 films)

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An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster, 1h15
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Thomas Dekker, Robert Hays, Candi Milo, Lacey Chabert, Nehemiah Persoff, Jeff Bennett
Roles Papa Mousekewitz (voice)
Rating60% 3.010393.010393.010393.010393.01039
Fievel, his friend, Tony and his sister, Tanya all get jobs at the local newspaper, where the audience is introduced to Nellie, who wants to be an important reporter, but only gets small assignments, as if she were a secretary to Reed, the newspaper's editor. Throughout the film, Tanya tries to win Reed's heart, while Tony tries to get noticed by Reed and promoted to a reporter. Like in the previous movies, where a mouse installation is directly below its human installation counterpart, the newspaper offices the mice work in is directly underneath the newspaper offices the humans work in.
An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Rail transport films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, L'Or
Actors Thomas Dekker, Lacey Chabert, Pat Musick, Dom DeLuise, René Auberjonois, David Carradine
Roles Papa Mousekewitz (voice)
Rating59% 2.9611452.9611452.9611452.9611452.961145
The story starts off in New York City setting sometime after the first movie (which began in 1885) presumably between 1886 and 1889, as Fievel and Tony discover that an ancient treasure lies underneath Manhattan when snooping around an abandoned subway (the Beach Pneumatic Transit system) and stumbling upon the remains of a dead mouse clutching a treasure map, deciding they must find it with the help of an archaeologist Tony knows: Dr. Dithering, along with fighting five villains as well.
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, 1h15
Directed by Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation, Western
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Rail transport films, Mise en scène d'un rongeur, Mise en scène d'une souris, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Phillip Glasser, James Stewart, Cathy Cavadini, Nehemiah Persoff, Dom DeLuise, Amy Irving
Roles Papa Mousekewitz (voice)
Rating64% 3.2478953.2478953.2478953.2478953.247895
Several years after settling in to their new home in The Bronx, New York, the impoverished Mousekewitz family soon finds that conditions are not as ideal as they had hoped, as they find themselves still struggling against the attacks of mouse-hungry felines. Fievel spends his days thinking about the wild west dog-sheriff Wylie Burp, while his sister, Tanya, dreams of becoming a singer. Meanwhile, Tiger's girlfriend Miss Kitty leaves him to find a new life out West, remarking that perhaps she's looking for "a cat that's more like a dog."
The Last Temptation of Christ, 2h44
Directed by Martin Scorsese
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Demons in film, Films based on the Bible, Portrayals of Jesus in film, Alternate history films, Films about virginity
Actors Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel, Barbara Hershey, Harry Dean Stanton, Steve Shill, David Bowie
Roles Rabbi
Rating74% 3.748033.748033.748033.748033.74803
The film begins with a man whispering in despair, "The feeling begins. Very tender, very loving. Then the pain starts. Claws slip underneath the skin and tear their way up. Just before they reach my eyes, they dig in. And I remember. First I fasted for three months. I even whipped myself before I went to sleep. At first it worked. Then the pain came back. And the voices. They call me by the name: Jesus." Jesus of Nazareth is a carpenter in Roman-occupied Judea, torn between his own desires and his knowledge that God has a plan for him. His conflict results in self-loathing, and he collaborates with the Romans to crucify Jewish rebels.
Twins (1988)
, 1h45
Directed by Ivan Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about families, Buddy films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett, Tony Jay
Roles Mitchell Traven
Rating60% 3.0493853.0493853.0493853.0493853.049385
Julius Benedict (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Vincent Benedict (Danny DeVito) are fraternal twins, the results of a secret experiment carried out at a genetics laboratory to produce the perfect child. To the surprise of the scientists, the embryo split and twins were born. The mother, Mary Ann Benedict, was told that Julius died at birth, and not told about Vincent at all. Julius was informed that his mother died in childbirth. Vincent believed his mother abandoned him. Each twin is unaware of the other's existence.
An American Tail, 1h16
Directed by Don Bluth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about immigration, Seafaring films, Transport films, La précarité, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Musical films
Actors Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise, John P. Finnegan, Nehemiah Persoff, Cathy Cavadini, Pat Musick
Roles Papa Mousekewitz (voice)
Rating68% 3.448013.448013.448013.448013.44801
In 1885, Shostka, Russia, the Mousekewitzes—a Russian-Jewish family of mice—who live with a human family named Moskowitz are having a celebration of Hanukkah where the father gives his hat to his son Fievel and tells of a wonderful place called America, where there are no cats. The celebration is interrupted when a battery of Cossacks ride through the village square in an arson attack and the Cossack cats likewise attack the village mice.
Yentl (1983)
, 2h12
Directed by Barbra Streisand
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Mandy Patinkin, Barbra Streisand, Amy Irving, Nehemiah Persoff, Steven Hill, Doreen Mantle
Roles Rebbe Mendel
Rating65% 3.299713.299713.299713.299713.29971
Barbra Streisand portrays Yentl Mendel, a girl living in an Ashkenazi shtetl named Pechev in Poland in the early 20th century. Yentl's father, Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff), secretly instructs her in the Talmud despite the proscription of such study by women according to the custom of her community.
St. Helens
St. Helens (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by Ernest Pintoff
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Art Carney, David Huffman, Albert Salmi, Ron O'Neal, Tim Thomerson, Bill McKinney
Roles Mr. Ellison
Rating62% 3.102183.102183.102183.102183.10218
The film opens up with an image of Central Oregon's Mount Bachelor and the Central Oregon Cascades, which is the fictional setting for Mount St. Helens itself. On March 20, 1980 an earthquake of 4.1 on the Richter Scale strikes Mount St. Helens, signalling the first signs of volcanic activity in 123 years.
Voyage of the Damned, 2h35
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Themes Seafaring films, Films about religion, Transport films, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Max von Sydow, James Mason, Malcolm McDowell
Roles Herr Hauser
Rating64% 3.2477553.2477553.2477553.2477553.247755
Based on actual events, this film tells the story of the 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, which departed from Hamburg carrying 937 Jews from Germany, ostensibly to Havana, Cuba. The passengers, having seen and suffered rising anti-Semitism in Germany, realised this might be their only chance to escape. The film details the emotional journey of the passengers who gradually become aware that their passage was planned as an exercise in propaganda, and that it had never been intended that they disembark in Cuba. Rather, they were to be set up as Pariahs, to set an example before the world. As a Nazi official states in the film, when the whole world has refused to accept them as refugees, no country can blame Germany for the fate of the Jews.
The Stranger Within, 1h14
Directed by Lee Philips
Genres Science fiction, Crime
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Barbara Eden, George Grizzard, Joyce Van Patten, David Doyle, Nehemiah Persoff
Roles Dr. Edward Klein
Rating62% 3.1497153.1497153.1497153.1497153.149715
Ann Collins (Barbara Eden), a painter, and her husband David Collins (George Grizzard) are expecting a baby. What confuses the couple is that David has had a vasectomy, and Ann is not supposed to be pregnant. Even though David suspects that Ann has been unfaithful to him, he stays with her. Because Ann has had pregnancy troubles in the past that has put her health at risk, David wants Ann to get an abortion, but every time the two try to go to get the procedure done, Ann experiences extreme labor pains and can never go through with the procedure.
The Missiles of October, 2h30
Directed by Anthony Page
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about families, Political films
Actors William Devane, Martin Sheen, Howard Da Silva, Ralph Bellamy, James Hong, Michael Lerner
Roles Soviet Foreign Secretary Andrei Gromyko
Rating81% 4.082514.082514.082514.082514.08251
Le film retrace la crise des missiles de Cuba.
Mrs. Pollifax — Spy, 1h50
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Actors Rosalind Russell, Darren McGavin, Nehemiah Persoff, Harold Gould, John Beck, Albert Paulsen
Roles Berisha
Rating54% 2.7211952.7211952.7211952.7211952.721195
Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the department needed (someone who looks and acts completely unlike a spy), she's assigned to simple courier duty to pick up a book in Mexico City. She finds this easier said then done. The film's tagline summizes the person of Pollifax: 'Before she joined the CIA, Mrs. Pollifax thought Red China was a set of dishes'.
The People Next Door, 1h33
Directed by David Greene
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Eli Wallach, Julie Harris, Deborah Winters, Stephen McHattie, Hal Holbrook, Cloris Leachman
Roles Dr. Salazar
Rating66% 3.3360853.3360853.3360853.3360853.336085
A married couple, Arthur and Gerrie Mason (Eli Wallach and Julie Harris) struggle with the realities of their imperfect marriage as they fight to save and rehabilitate their teenage daughter (Deborah Winters) from having been led into a life of drug addiction and ultimate committal to a mental ward. A son, Artie, is played by Stephen McHattie.