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Abraham Sofaer (October 1, 1896 – January 21, 1988) was a stage actor of Burmese-Jewish descent who became a familiar supporting player on film and television in his later years. He was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar). Sofaer's strong features and resonant voice complemented the many exotic character parts he played. He began his acting career on the London stage in 1921, but soon was alternating between London and Broadway. By the 1930s, he was appearing in both British and American films. Among his more prominent performances were the dual role of the Judge and Surgeon in Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and St. Paul in Quo Vadis (1951). He also appeared on television from its earliest days in the late 1930s and on radio. Although his film appearances diminished after the 1950s, he continued to have guest roles on dozens of major U.S. television series throughout the 1960s, including Star Trek ("Charlie X"), The Twilight Zone ("The Mighty Casey"), Lost in Space ("The Flaming Planet") and The Outer Limits ("Demon with a Glass Hand"), until retiring in the mid 1970s. He may be best-remembered for his recurring role as Hadji, the master of all genies, on I Dream of Jeannie. Sofaer married Psyche Angela Christian, with whom he had two sons and four daughters. He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, as the result of congestive heart failure in 1988. The noted jurist of the same name is the son of one of the actor's cousins.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Abraham Sofaer (October 1, 1896 – January 21, 1988) was a stage actor of Burmese-Jewish descent who became a familiar supporting player on film and television in his later years. He was born in Rangoon, Burma (now Yangon, Myanmar). Sofaer's strong features and resonant voice complemented the many exotic character parts he played. He began his acting career on the London stage in 1921, but soon was alternating between London and Broadway. By the 1930s, he was appearing in both British and American films. Among his more prominent performances were the dual role of the Judge and Surgeon in Powell and Pressburger's A Matter of Life and Death (1946) and St. Paul in Quo Vadis (1951). He also appeared on television from its earliest days in the late 1930s and on radio. Although his film appearances diminished after the 1950s, he continued to have guest roles on dozens of major U.S. television series throughout the 1960s, including Star Trek ("Charlie X"), The Twilight Zone ("The Mighty Casey"), Lost in Space ("The Flaming Planet") and The Outer Limits ("Demon with a Glass Hand"), until retiring in the mid 1970s. He may be best-remembered for his recurring role as Hadji, the master of all genies, on I Dream of Jeannie. Sofaer married Psyche Angela Christian, with whom he had two sons and four daughters. He died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, as the result of congestive heart failure in 1988. The noted jurist of the same name is the son of one of the actor's cousins.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 89

Birthday 1896-10-01

Day of Death 1988-01-21

Place of Birth Rangoon, Burma. [now Yangôn, Myanmar]

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1 episode)
1972 Search (1 episode)
1969 Che! as Pablo Rojas
1968 Head as Swami
1967 The High Chaparral (2 episodes)
1967 Ironside (1 episode)
1967 Journey to the Center of Time as Dr. (Doc) Gordon
1966 Mission: Impossible (1 episode)
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode)
1966 Family Affair (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
1966 The Rat Patrol (1 episode)
1966 The Time Tunnel (2 episodes)
1966 Star Trek (1 episode) as Thasian (voice) (1 episode) as Melkotian (voice)
1966 Tarzan (1 episode)
1965 I Dream of Jeannie (2 episodes)
1965 Laredo (1 episode)
1965 Lost in Space (1 episode) as Sobram
1965 Run for Your Life (1 episode)
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told as Joseph of Arimathaea
1964 Daniel Boone (2 episodes)
1963 4 for Texas as Pulaski
1963 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (2 episodes)
1963 The Outer Limits (1 episode)
1963 Twice-Told Tales as Prof. Pietro Baglioni
1963 Captain Sindbad as Galgo
1962 Taras Bulba as The Abbot
1962 Hitler as Morris Kaplan
1961 Ben Casey (2 episodes)
1961 Dr. Kildare (1 episode)
1961 The Asphalt Jungle (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (2 episodes)
1959 Hawaiian Eye (1 episode)
1959 Adventures in Paradise (2 episodes)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Dr. Stillman
1959 The Third Man (1 episode)
1959 Wichita Town (1 episode)
1959 Riverboat (1 episode)
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 77 Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1 episode)
1958 Behind Closed Doors (1 episode)
1958 Naked City (1 episode)
1958 Peter Gunn (1 episode)
1958 Sea Hunt (1 episode)
1957 The Sad Sack as Hassim
1957 The Real McCoys (1 episode)
1957 Maverick (1 episode)
1957 Perry Mason (3 episodes)
1957 The Thin Man (1 episode)
1957 Have Gun – Will Travel (1 episode)
1957 Omar Khayyam as Tutush
1957 Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1 episode)
1956 Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers (2 episodes)
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 The Adventures of Jim Bowie (1 episode)
1956 The First Texan as Don Carlos - magistrate
1956 Bhowani Junction as Surabhai
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (2 episodes)
1955 The Millionaire (1 episode)
1954 Elephant Walk as Appuhamy
1954 The Naked Jungle as Incacha
1954 His Majesty O'Keefe as Fatumak, Medicine Man
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1951 Quo Vadis as Paul
1951 Pandora and the Flying Dutchman as Judge
1950 Cairo Road as Commandant
1948 Calling Paul Temple as Dr. Charles Kohima
1947 The Ghosts of Berkeley Square as Benjamin Disraeli
1947 Dual Alibi as French Judge
1947 The Great Promise
1946 A Matter of Life and Death as The Judge
1941 Crook's Tour as Ali
1941 Freedom Radio as Heini
1936 Rembrandt as Dr. Menasseh
1936 The House of the Spaniard as Vidal
1936 Things to Come as The Jew
1934 Nell Gwyn as (uncredited)
1934 The Admiral's Secret as Don Pablo y Gonzales
1933 Karma as Holy Man
1933 High Finance as Myers
1933 Ask Beccles as Baki
1932 The Flag Lieutenant as Meheti Salos
1932 The Flying Squad as Li Yoseph
1932 The House Opposite as Fahmy
1931 Dreyfus as Dubois
1931 Stamboul as Mahmed Pasha

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