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Akim Mikhailovich Tamiroff  (Russian: Аким Михайлович Тамиров; 29 October 1899 – 17 September 1972), Tiflis, Russian Empire (now Tbilisi, Georgia) was an Armenian actor. He won the first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was born of Armenian ethnicity, trained at the Moscow Art Theatre drama school. He arrived in the US in 1923 on a tour with a troupe of actors and decided to stay. Tamiroff managed to develop a career in Hollywood despite his thick Russian accent.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Akim Mikhailovich Tamiroff  (Russian: Аким Михайлович Тамиров; 29 October 1899 – 17 September 1972), Tiflis, Russian Empire (now Tbilisi, Georgia) was an Armenian actor. He won the first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was born of Armenian ethnicity, trained at the Moscow Art Theatre drama school. He arrived in the US in 1923 on a tour with a troupe of actors and decided to stay. Tamiroff managed to develop a career in Hollywood despite his thick Russian accent.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 125

Birthday 1899-10-29

Day of Death 1972-09-17

Place of Birth Tiflis, Russian Empire [now Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia]

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Also Known As

  • Akim Tamirof
  • Akin Tamiroff
  • Аким Тамирофф
  • A. Tamiroff

Acting TV ShowsMovies

1992 Don Quixote as Sancho Panza
1972 Don Quixote as Sancho Panza
1969 The Great Bank Robbery as Papa (Juan's father)
1969 Marquis de Sade: Justine as Du Harpin
1969 Then Came Bronson as Papa Bear
1968 Great Catherine as Sergeant
1968 A Man Called Amen as Pigsty / Dean Light
1968 The Girl Who Couldn't Say No as Uncle Egidio
1967 A Rose for Everyone as Basilio
1966 The Vulture as Prof. Hans Koniglich
1966 I nostri mariti as Cesare
1966 Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N. as Tanamashu
1966 Adultery Italian Style as Max Portesi
1966 Hotel Paradiso as Hotel Proprietor
1966 After the Fox as Okra
1965 Marco the Magnificent as The Old Man of the Mountain
1965 Alphaville as Henri Dickson
1965 Lord Jim as Schomberg
1965 The Liquidator as Sheriek
1964 Topkapi as Gerven the Cook
1964 Panic Button as Pandowski
1964 The Black Tulip as Marquis de Vigogne
1962 The Trial as Bloch
1962 The Reluctant Saint as Bishop Durso
1962 Invasion 1700 as Mielski Zasloba
1961 Ursus and the Tartar Princess as Khan of the Tartars
1961 Seduction Of The South as O Zingaro
1961 The Last Judgment as Play director
1961 Romanoff and Juliet as Vadim Romanoff
1961 The Bacchantes as Teiresias
1960 Route 66(1 episode)
1960 Ocean's Eleven as Spyros Acebos
1959 Johnny Ringo(1 episode)
1959 The DuPont Show with June Allyson(1 episode)
1959 Desert Desperadoes as The Merchant
1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse(1 episode)
1958 Me and the Colonel as Szabuniewicz
1958 The Rifleman(1 episode)
1958 Naked City(2 episodes)
1958 Touch of Evil as 'Uncle' Joe Grandi
1957 Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst as Colonel Peng
1957 movie theater sequence from 'Don Quixote' as Sancho Panza
1956 Anastasia as Boris Adreivich Chernov
1956 The Black Sleep as Odo the Gypsy
1955 Matinee Theater(1 episode)
1955 La vedova X as The Uncle
1955 Mr. Arkadin as Jakob Zouk
1954 Climax!(1 episode)
1954 You Know What Sailors Are
1954 They Who Dare as Capt George One
1953 Desert Legion as Pvt. Plevko
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars(1 episode)
1949 Black Magic as Gitano
1949 Outpost in Morocco as Lt. Glysko
1948 Relentless as Joe Faringo
1948 My Girl Tisa as Mr. Grumbach
1947 The Gangster as Nick Jammey
1947 Fiesta as Chato Vasquez
1946 A Scandal in Paris as Emile Vernet
1945 Pardon My Past as Jim Arnold
1944 Can't Help Singing as Prince Gregory Stroganovsky
1944 Dragon Seed as Wu Lien
1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey as Uncle Pio
1944 The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek as The Boss
1944 Twenty Years After
1943 His Butler's Sister as Popoff
1943 For Whom the Bell Tolls as Pablo
1943 Five Graves to Cairo as Farid
1942 Tortilla Flat as Pablo
1942 Reap the Wild Wind as The Lamb (voice) (uncredited)
1941 The Corsican Brothers as Baron Colonna
1941 New York Town as Stefan Janowski
1940 The Texas Rangers Ride Again as Mio Pio
1940 North West Mounted Police as Dan Duroc
1940 Untamed as Joe Easter
1940 The Great McGinty as The Boss
1940 The Way of All Flesh as Paul Kriza
1939 Disputed Passage as Dr. 'Tubby' Forster
1939 Honeymoon in Bali as Tony, the Window Washer
1939 The Magnificent Fraud as Jules LaCroix / President Alvarado
1939 Union Pacific as Fiesta
1939 King of Chinatown as Frank Baturin
1939 Paris Honeymoon as Mayor Peter Karloca
1938 Ride A Crooked Mile as Mike Balan
1938 Spawn of the North as Red Skain
1938 Dangerous to Know as Stephan Recka
1938 The Buccaneer as Dominique You
1937 This Way Please as Tartar Chieftain
1937 High, Wide, and Handsome as Joe Varese
1937 The Great Gambini as The Great Gambini
1937 King of Gamblers as Steve Kalkas
1937 The Soldier and the Lady as Ivan Ogareff
1937 Her Husband Lies as Big Ed Bullock
1936 Breakdowns of 1936 as Himself
1936 The Jungle Princess as Karen Neg
1936 The General Died at Dawn as General Yang
1936 Anthony Adverse as Carlo Cibo
1936 Desire as Avilia
1936 Woman Trap as Joe Ramirez de la Valle
1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur as Dr. Zaranoff
1935 Two-Fisted as Taxi Driver
1935 The Big Broadcast of 1936 as Boris
1935 The Gay Deception as Spellek
1935 China Seas as Romanoff
1935 Paris in Spring as Cafe Manager
1935 Go Into Your Dance as Mexican in La Cucaracha Cantina
1935 Reckless as Chef at Wedding (uncredited)
1935 The Winning Ticket as Guiseppe
1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer as Otamanu, emir of Gopal
1934 Here Is My Heart as Manager of Hotel
1934 The Captain Hates the Sea as General Salazaro
1934 Lady by Choice as Poupolis (uncredited)
1934 Now and Forever as French Jeweller
1934 Chained as Pablo, the Ranch Chef
1934 Straight Is the Way as Mr. Slavko (uncredited)
1934 Whom the Gods Destroy as Peter Korotoff
1934 The Great Flirtation as Paul Wengler
1934 The Scarlet Empress as Bit Part (uncredited)
1934 Sadie McKee as Riccori - Cafe Owner
1934 Fugitive Lovers as Deaf-Mute Bus Passenger (uncredited)
1933 Queen Christina as Pedro (uncredited)
1933 The Devil's in Love as Adjutant
1933 Storm at Daybreak as Gypsy Fiddler
1933 Gabriel Over the White House as Delegate to the Debt Conference (uncredited)
1933 Clear All Wires! as Hotel desk clerk

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