Topol

Actor
Zestful, vigorous lead and supporting player, best known for his Tevye in the screen version of "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971)--a role he had previously played on the Tel Aviv and London stage. Since then Topol has worked ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1935 in Israel

Filmography

Actor (15)

SeaQuest DSV 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Roman Behemshechim 1984 (Movie)

Effi Avidar (Actor)

The Winds of War 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Flash Gordon 1980 (Movie)

Dr Hans Zarkov (Actor)

Galileo 1973 (Movie)

Galileo Galilei (Actor)

Fiddler on the Roof 1971 (Movie)

Tevye (Actor)

Follow Me! 1971 (Movie)

Detective Cristoforou (Actor)

Hatarnegol 1969 (Movie)

Gadi (Actor)

Before Winter Comes 1968 (Movie)

Janovic (Actor)

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 (Movie)

Abou Ibn kader (Actor)

Sallah Shabati 1965 (Movie)

Sallah Shabati (Actor)

Queenie (TV Show)

Actor

War and Remembrance (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Zestful, vigorous lead and supporting player, best known for his Tevye in the screen version of "Fiddler on the Roof" (1971)--a role he had previously played on the Tel Aviv and London stage. Since then Topol has worked primarily in the theater, making infrequent appearances in such films as "Before Winter Comes" (1968), "The Public Eye" (1972), "Galileo" (1974) and the James Bond actioner "For Your Eyes Only" (1980) and on TV in "Winds of War" (1982) and "War and Remembrance" (1988).

Relationships

Adi Topol

Daughter

Anat Topol

Daughter

Galia Topol

Wife
married 1956

Milestones

1990

Broadway stage debut in "Fiddler on the Roof" (after a 30-city US tour)

1967

Starred in London production of "Fiddler on the Roof" (at age of 31)

1965

Film producing debut, "Sallah" (also starred)

1965

Replaced Mulka Rodensky, his acting teacher, as Tevye in Tel Aviv production of "Fiddler on the Roof" (date approximate)

1953

After leaving school, joined Israeli army where acted with the entertainment unit and met his wife; fought in the British/French-led invasion of the Sinai peninsula

Film debut in the Israeli comedy, "I Like Mike"

With army friend, writer Ephraim Kishon, started a satirical cabaret in Tel Aviv called the Spring Onion in early 1960s

Worked as a technician in a Tel Aviv printing house at age 14

Co-founded Municipal Theatre at Haifa (also leading actor)

Bonus Trivia

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He is the director of the Popular Theatre of Irael.

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He is the managing director, Multi-Images, production company.

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Topol is the director of Multi-media Books, a London publishing company.

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"Topol" means "poplar tree" and "Chaim" means "life"

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