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Actor Sam Jaffe

Sam Jaffe

  • Birth name:

    Shalom Jaffe

  • Date of Birth:

    24 March 1891 New York City, New York, USA

  • Height:

    5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Biography:

Born Shalom Jaffe in New York City, he became known to the world as Sam Jaffe. From a Jewish family as a child he appeared in Yiddish theater productions with his mother, a well-known regional stage actress. He graduated from the City College of New York and then studied engineering at Columbia University graduate school. He began his career as a mathematics teacher in the Bronx. Around 1915 Jaffe joined the Washington Square Players. By 1918 he was no stranger to Broadway, having debuted in the original... more

Filmography

Aсtor (17)

Movie

Year

Movie Battle Beyond the Stars Battle Beyond the Stars

as Dr. Hephaestus

1980
Movie Bedknobs and Broomsticks Bedknobs and Broomsticks

as Bookman

1971
Movie The Dunwich Horror The Dunwich Horror

as Old Whateley

1970
Movie A Guide for the Married Man A Guide for the Married Man

as Technical Adviser (Shrink)

1967
Movie Ben-Hur Ben-Hur

as Simonides

1959
Movie The Barbarian and the Geisha The Barbarian and the Geisha

as Henry Heusken

1958
Movie The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

as Prof. Jacob Barnhardt

1951
Movie The Asphalt Jungle The Asphalt Jungle

as Doc Erwin Riedenschneider

1950
Movie Rope of Sand Rope of Sand

as Dr. Francis Kittridge Hunter

1949
Movie The Accused The Accused

as Dr. Romley

1949
Movie Gentleman's Agreement Gentleman's Agreement

as Professor Fred Lieberman

1947
Movie Gunga Din Gunga Din

as Gunga Din

1939
Movie Lost Horizon Lost Horizon

as High Lama

1937
Movie The Scarlet Empress The Scarlet Empress

as Grand Duke Peter

1934
Movie Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

as Council Leader

1980
Movie The Bionic Woman The Bionic Woman

as Admiral Richter

1976
Movie Columbo Columbo

as Dr. Henry Willis

1975
Movie Batman Batman

as Zoltan Zorba (uncredited)

1966
Movie Alfred Hitchcock Presents Alfred Hitchcock Presents

as The Abbot

1960