Akim Tamiroff

Actor
Flamboyant, husky character actor in the US from 1923, who acted with the New York Theatre Guild before entering films. Ubiquitous in Paramount productions of the late 1930s, he usually played eccentric Slavic types ... Read more »
Born: 10/29/1899 in Russia

Filmography

Actor (80)

Orson Welles' Don Quixote 1991 (Movie)

Sancho Panza (Actor)

The Great Bank Robbery 1969 (Movie)

Papa Pedro (Actor)

Great Catherine 1968 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

A Rose For Everyone 1967 (Movie)

Basilio (Actor)

After the Fox 1966 (Movie)

Okra (Actor)

The Liquidator 1966 (Movie)

Sheriek (Actor)

Adultery Italian Style 1965 (Movie)

Max (Actor)

Alphaville 1965 (Movie)

Henri Dickson (Actor)

Hotel Paradiso 1965 (Movie)

Anniello (Actor)

Le Bambole 1965 (Movie)

Monsignor Arendi (Actor)

Lord Jim 1965 (Movie)

Schomberg (Actor)

Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N. 1965 (Movie)

Tanamashu (Actor)

Marie-Chantal Contre le Docteur Kha 1965 (Movie)

Doctor Kha (Actor)

Marco the Magnificent 1964 (Movie)

Old Man of the Mountain (Actor)

Topkapi 1964 (Movie)

Geven--Drunken Cook (Actor)

Panic Button 1963 (Movie)

Pandowsky (Actor)

The Trial 1963 (Movie)

Bloch (Actor)

The Black Tulip 1962 (Movie)

Marquis (Actor)

Romanoff and Juliet 1961 (Movie)

Vadim Romanoff (Actor)

The Reluctant Saint 1961 (Movie)

Bishop Durso (Actor)

Ocean's Eleven 1960 (Movie)

Spyros Acebos (Actor)

The Last Judgement 1960 (Movie)

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Me and the Colonel 1958 (Movie)

Szabuniewicz (Actor)

Touch of Evil 1958 (Movie)

'Uncle Joe' Grandi (Actor)

Anastasia 1956 (Movie)

Chernov (Actor)

The Black Sleep 1956 (Movie)

Odo (Actor)

Mr. Arkadin 1955 (Movie)

Jacob Zouk (Actor)

They Who Dare 1954 (Movie)

Captain George One (Actor)

Desert Legion 1953 (Movie)

Private Plenko (Actor)

You Know What Sailors Are 1953 (Movie)

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Dragon Seed 1944 (Movie)

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey 1943 (Movie)

Uncle Pio (Actor)

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1943 (Movie)

The Boss (Actor)

Five Graves to Cairo 1942 (Movie)

Farid (Actor)

Texas Rangers Ride Again 1940 (Movie)

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The Great McGinty 1939 (Movie)

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King of Chinatown 1938 (Movie)

Frank Baturin (Actor)

Union Pacific 1938 (Movie)

Fiesta (Actor)

Dangerous to Know 1937 (Movie)

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The Buccaneer 1937 (Movie)

Dominique You (Actor)

Anthony Adverse 1935 (Movie)

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Desire 1935 (Movie)

Police Official (Actor)

The General Died at Dawn 1935 (Movie)

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The Story of Louis Pasteur 1935 (Movie)

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China Seas 1934 (Movie)

Romanoff (Actor)

Go Into Your Dance 1934 (Movie)

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Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1934 (Movie)

Emir (Actor)

Naughty Marietta 1934 (Movie)

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The Big Broadcast of 1936 1934 (Movie)

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Chained 1933 (Movie)

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Black Magic (Movie)

Gitano (Actor)

Disputed Passage (Movie)

Dr. "Tubby" Forster (Actor)

Fiesta (Movie)

Chato Vasquez (Actor)

For Whom the Bell Tolls (Movie)

Pablo (Actor)

Her Husband Lies (Movie)

Bullock (Actor)

Here Is My Heart (Movie)

Hotel Manager (Actor)

High, Wide and Handsome (Movie)

Joe Varese (Actor)

His Butler's Sister (Movie)

Popoff (Actor)

Honeymoon in Bali (Movie)

The Window Washer (Actor)

King of Gamblers (Movie)

Steve Kalkas (Actor)

My Girl Tisa (Movie)

Mr. Grumbach (Actor)

Northwest Mounted Police (Movie)

Dan Duroc (Actor)

Now and Forever (Movie)

French Jeweler (Actor)

Outpost in Morocco (Movie)

Lt. Glysko (Actor)

Pardon My Past (Movie)

Jim Arnold (Actor)

Paris Honeymoon (Movie)

Peter Karloca (Actor)

Paris in Spring (Movie)

Cafe Manager (Actor)

Professional Sweetheart (Movie)

Waiter (Actor)

Sadie McKee (Movie)

Riccori (Actor)

Spawn of the North (Movie)

Red Skain (Actor)

The Black Forest (Movie)

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Movie)

Uncle Pio (Actor)

The Corsican Brothers (Movie)

Colorra (Actor)

The Devil's in Love (Movie)

Sheik (Actor)

The Gangster (Movie)

Nick Jammey (Actor)

The Gay Deception (Movie)

Spellek (Actor)

The Jungle Princess (Movie)

Karen Neg (Actor)

Then Came Bronson (TV Show)

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Tortilla Flat (Movie)

Pablo (Actor)

Woman Trap (Movie)

Ramirez (Actor)

Biography

Flamboyant, husky character actor in the US from 1923, who acted with the New York Theatre Guild before entering films. Ubiquitous in Paramount productions of the late 1930s, he usually played eccentric Slavic types, though he had a rare leading role in "The Way of the Flesh" (1940). From the early 1950s Tamiroff appeared in many European productions, with memorably baroque performances in Jean-Luc Godard's "Alphaville" (1965) and three Orson Welles films. (He also played the title character of Welles' unfinished "Sancho Panza.")

EDUCATION

Moscow Art Theater

Milestones

1938

First leading role, "The Buccaneer"

1934

Film debut, "Sadie McKee"

1923

Traveled to US on acting tour and remained

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