Biography

Turhan Bey (born Turhan Gilbert Selahattin Sahultavy; 30 March 1922 – 30 September 2012) was an Austrian-born actor of Turkish and Czech Jewish origin. Turhan was active in Hollywood from 1941 to 1953. He was dubbed "The Turkish Delight" by his fans. After his return to Austria, he pursued careers as a photographer and stage director. Returning to Hollywood after a 40-year hiatus, he made several guest appearances in 1990s television series including SeaQuest DSV, Murder, She Wrote and Babylon 5 as well as a number of films. After retiring he appeared in a number of documentaries, including a German-language documentary on his life.

Turhan Bey (born Turhan Gilbert Selahattin Sahultavy; 30 March 1922 – 30 September 2012) was an Austrian-born actor of Turkish and Czech Jewish origin. Turhan was active in Hollywood from 1941 to 1953. He was dubbed "The Turkish Delight" by his fans. After his return to Austria, he pursued careers as a photographer and stage director. Returning to Hollywood after a 40-year hiatus, he made several guest appearances in 1990s television series including SeaQuest DSV, Murder, She Wrote and Babylon 5 as well as a number of films. After retiring he appeared in a number of documentaries, including a German-language documentary on his life.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 45

Birthday 1922-03-30

Day of Death 2012-09-30

Place of Birth Vienna, Austria

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2015 Johnny Walker as Alexis (archive footage)
2008 Hollywood Chinese as Himself
1998 Universal Horror as Himself / Interviewee
1997 The Visitor(1 episode)
1996 100 Years of Horror: The Gruesome Twosome as Himself
1995 Virtual Combat as Dr. Cameron
1995 VR.5(1 episode)
1995 The Skateboard Kid II as Zeno
1994 Possessed by the Night as Calvin
1994 Babylon 5(1 episode) as Turval
1994 Babylon 5(1 episode) as Centauri Emperor
1994 seaQuest DSV(1 episode) as Dimitri Rossovich
1953 Prisoners of the Casbah as Ahmed
1949 Song of India as Gopal
1948 Parole, Inc. as Barney Rodescu
1948 The Amazing Mr. X as Alexis
1948 Adventures of Casanova as Lorenzo
1947 Out of the Blue as David Gelleo
1946 Night in Paradise as Aesop
1945 Sudan as Herua
1945 Frisco Sal as Dude Forante
1944 Bowery to Broadway as Ted Barrie
1944 The Climax as Franz Munzer
1944 Dragon Seed as Lao Er Tan - Middle Son
1944 Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves as Jamiel
1944 Twenty Years After
1943 The Mad Ghoul as Eric Iverson
1943 Crazy House as Cameo Appearance
1943 Background to Danger as Hassan
1943 White Savage as Tamara
1943 The Adventures of Smilin' Jack as Kageyama [Chs. 1-5, 12-13]
1942 Arabian Nights as Captain of the Guard
1942 The Mummy's Tomb as Mehemet Bey
1942 Destination Unknown as Captain Muto
1942 Drums of the Congo as Juma, Henchman
1942 Junior G-Men of the Air as Henchman Araka
1942 Danger in the Pacific as Tagani
1942 The Falcon Takes Over as Jules Amthor
1942 Unseen Enemy as Ito
1942 Bombay Clipper as Captain Chundra
1941 The Gay Falcon as Manuel Retana
1941 Burma Convoy as Mr. Yuchau
1941 Raiders of the Desert as Hassen Mohammed
1941 Footsteps in the Dark as Ahmed
1941 Shadows on the Stairs as Ram Singh

Production

1953 Stolen IdentityProducer

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