Nehemiah Persoff

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8/14/1920 , Jerusalem, Palestine

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Biography:

Short, dark, and stocky framed character actor who specialized in playing ethnic type villains although he frequently essayed sympathetic roles as well. Appeared in more than 200 TV guest shots over the years until the mid-90's when his health began to decline. Most famous TV role was that of mobster Jake "Greasy Thumb" Guzik on The Untouchables.