Difference between revisions of "Nehemiah Persoff"

From Battlestar Wiki, the free, open content Battlestar Galactica encyclopedia and episode guide
(+ skeleton)
 
(+ meat)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
 
 
{{Cast Data
 
{{Cast Data
| image=  
+
| image= Supreme Commandant.jpg
| character=
+
| character= [[Supreme Commandant]]
| born_month=  
+
| born_month= 08
| born_day=  
+
| born_day= 02
| born_year=  
+
| born_year= 1919
 
| death_month=  
 
| death_month=  
 
| death_day=  
 
| death_day=  
 
| death_year=  
 
| death_year=  
| nationality=  
+
| nationality= IS
| imdb=  
+
| imdb= 0675490
 +
| site=http://www.nehemiahpersoffpaintings.com/
 
}}
 
}}
  
This is an overview of the actor or actress, include the date of birth as well as the role he or she played in the series. Remember to include which series as well.
+
'''Nehemiah Persoff''' (born August 2, 1919) is the prolific guest actor who portrayed the [[Supreme Commandant]] in "[[Experiment in Terra]]".
 +
 
 +
Born in then-[[w:Jersualem, Palestine|Jersualem, Palestine]] (in current day [[w:Israel|Israel]]), Persoff's father was silversmith and painter. While initially interested in painting, he saw that the artists of 1936 struggled to make paining a livelihood and thus pursued acting.<ref name="official">{{cite_web|url=http://www.nehemiahpersoffpaintings.com/|title=Nehemiah Persoff Paintings: Home Page|date=|accessdate=24 October 2007|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref>
 +
 
 +
As an actor, he began on the New York stage as "Galileo" starring [[w:Charles Laughton|Charles Laughton]] and, while still working on [[w:Broadway]], later appeared in various film and television productions.<ref name="bio">{{cite_web|url=http://www.nehemiahpersoffpaintings.com/bio/bio.html|title=Nehemiah Persoff Paintings: Bio|date=|accessdate=24 October 2007|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref> His first foray into film was a brief appearance in 1948's ''The Naked City''.
 +
 
 +
His roles became much more prolific, guest starring on various television series from the 1960s to 1990s including genre television such as ''[[w:The Twilight Zone|The Twilight Zone]]'', ''[[w:Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV series)|Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea]]'', ''[[w:Logan's Run (TV series)|Logan's Run]]'', and ''[[MemoryAlpha:Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: The Next Generation]]''.
 +
 
 +
In 1979, he performed an one-man show called "Sholom Aleichem" that played in the United States, Canada and Australia. "Sholom Aleichem" earned Persoff two awards from the Los Angeles Critics Award and the Bay Area Critics Award for best show and best performance that same year.<ref name="bio"/>
  
For articles on cast and crew, refer to the [[Battlestar Wiki: Standards and Conventions (biographies)|Standards and Conventions for biographies]].
+
From 1985 onward, his television appearances became fewer due to his health and high blood pressure, and he took on painting.<ref>{{cite_web|url=http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0675490/bio|title=IMDb bio on Nehemiah Persoff|date=|accessdate=24 October 2007|last=|first=|format=|language=}}</ref>
 +
 
 +
He specializes in [[w:watercolor|watercolor]] painting
 +
 
 +
== References ==
 +
 
 +
<div style="font-size:85%"><references/></div>
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 +
 +
{{ext-ma|article=Nehemiah Persoff}}
 +
{{ext-wikipedia|article=Nehemiah Persoff}}
  
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Persoff, Nehemiah}}
 
{{DEFAULTSORT:Persoff, Nehemiah}}

Revision as of 14:17, 24 October 2007

Nehemiah Persoff
Nehemiah Persoff
{{{credit}}}
Portrays: Supreme Commandant
Date of Birth: August 02, 1919
Date of Death: Missing required parameter 1=month! ,
Age: 100
Nationality: Earth 


Nehemiah Persoff (born August 2, 1919) is the prolific guest actor who portrayed the Supreme Commandant in "Experiment in Terra".

Born in then-Jersualem, Palestine (in current day Israel), Persoff's father was silversmith and painter. While initially interested in painting, he saw that the artists of 1936 struggled to make paining a livelihood and thus pursued acting.[1]

As an actor, he began on the New York stage as "Galileo" starring Charles Laughton and, while still working on w:Broadway, later appeared in various film and television productions.[2] His first foray into film was a brief appearance in 1948's The Naked City.

His roles became much more prolific, guest starring on various television series from the 1960s to 1990s including genre television such as The Twilight Zone, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Logan's Run, and Star Trek: The Next Generation.

In 1979, he performed an one-man show called "Sholom Aleichem" that played in the United States, Canada and Australia. "Sholom Aleichem" earned Persoff two awards from the Los Angeles Critics Award and the Bay Area Critics Award for best show and best performance that same year.[2]

From 1985 onward, his television appearances became fewer due to his health and high blood pressure, and he took on painting.[3]

He specializes in watercolor painting

References

  1. Nehemiah Persoff Paintings: Home Page (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 24 October 2007.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Nehemiah Persoff Paintings: Bio (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 24 October 2007.
  3. IMDb bio on Nehemiah Persoff (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 24 October 2007.

External Links