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Vladimir Sokoloff

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Vladimir Aleksandrovich Sokoloff (Russian: Владимир Александрович Соколов; December 26, 1889 – February 15, 1962) was a character actor on stage and particularly in film. Sokoloff was born in Moscow, Russia. He became an actor and assistant director with the Moscow Art Theatre before emigrating to Berlin in 1923. With the rise of Nazism, Sokoloff who was Jewish, moved first to Paris in 1932, then to the United States in 1937. He appeared in a number of Broadway plays from 1937 to 1950. He also quickly found work in American films, playing characters of a wide variety of nationalities (he himself once estimated 35), for example, Filipino (Back to Bataan), French (Passage to Marseille), Greek (Mr. Lucky), Arab (Road to Morocco), Romanian (I Was a Teenage Werewolf), and Chinese (Macao). Among his better known parts are the Spanish guerrilla Anselmo in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and the Mexican Old Man in The Magnificent Seven. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he also appeared on a number of television series, including three episodes of CBS's The Twilight Zone ("Dust", "The Gift" and "The Mirror"). On January 1, 1961, Sokoloff guest starred as "Old Stefano", a wise shepherd, in the ABC/Warner Brothers western series Lawman, with John Russell and Peter Brown. He also appeared on one episode of The Untouchables entitled "Troubleshooter". He was a pupil of Stanislavski, but in a 1960 newspaper article, he rejected Method acting (as well as all other acting theories). After a long career, he died of a stroke in 1962 in Hollywood, California. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vladimir Sokoloff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 26, 1889 In Moscow, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Der Sohn der Hagar 1927-03-24
Latest Project:
Movie Taras Bulba 1962-11-21
Known For
Poster of The Rifleman
Poster of Have Gun, Will Travel
Poster of For Whom the Bell Tolls
Poster of Die weiße Sonate
Movie Taras Bulba Stepan Kanevsky 1962-11-21
Movie Mr. Sardonicus Henryk Toleslawski 1961-10-08
Movie Man on a String Papa of Boris Mitrov 1960-05-20
Movie Beyond the Time Barrier The Supreme 1960-09-08
Movie The Magnificent Seven Old man 1960-04-14
Series Thriller Unknown 1960-09-13
Movie Cimarron Jacob Krubeckoff 1960-12-01
Series Harrigan and Son Unknown 1960-10-14
Series Checkmate Pedro Moreno 1960-09-17
Movie For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 2 Anselmo 1959-03-19
Movie For Whom the Bell Tolls: Part 1 Anselmo 1959-03-12
Series Tightrope Unknown 1959-09-08
Series The Alaskans Unknown 1959-10-04
Series Johnny Staccato Unknown 1959-09-10
Series Adventures in Paradise Unknown 1959-10-05
Series The Twilight Zone Gallegos 1959-10-02
Movie Twilight for the Gods Feodor Morris 1958-08-04
Series Peter Gunn Unknown 1958-09-22
Series The Donna Reed Show Unknown 1958-09-24
Series The Rifleman Unknown 1958-09-30
Movie Monster from Green Hell Dr. Lorentz 1957-05-17
Movie Istanbul Aziz Rakim 1957-05-22
Movie I Was a Teenage Werewolf Pepe the Janitor 1957-06-19
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Have Gun, Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie While the City Sleeps George 'Pop' Pilski 1956-04-19
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Series Wire Service Unknown 1956-10-04
Series The Millionaire Unknown 1955-01-19
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Uncle Fernaud 1955-10-02
Movie Macao Kwan Sum Tang 1952-04-11
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Movie The Baron of Arizona Pepito Alvarez 1950-03-04
Movie To the Ends of the Earth Commissioner Lum Chi Chow 1948-02-07
Movie Two Smart People Jacques Dufour 1946-06-04
Movie Cloak and Dagger Polda 1946-09-28
Movie A Scandal in Paris Uncle Hugo 1946-07-19
Movie A Royal Scandal Malakoff 1945-03-26
Movie Road to Home Archieve footage 1945-07-04
Movie Back to Bataan Señor Buenaventura J. Bello 1945-05-30
Movie Paris Underground Undertaker 1945-10-18
Movie Scarlet Street Pop LeJon 1945-12-25
Movie Passage to Marseille Grandpere 1944-02-16
Movie The Conspirators Miguel 1944-10-24
Movie Till We Meet Again Cabeau 1944-08-30
Movie Mission to Moscow Mikhail Kalinin, USSR president 1943-04-29
Movie For Whom the Bell Tolls Anselmo 1943-07-12
Movie Mr. Lucky Greek Priest (uncredited) 1943-07-01
Movie Crossroads Carlos Le Duc (uncredited) 1942-07-23
Movie Road to Morocco Hyder Khan 1942-11-10
Movie Love Crazy Dr. David Klugle 1941-05-23
Movie Comrade X Michael Bastakoff 1940-12-13
Movie Sons of Liberty Jacob (uncredited) 1939-05-20
Movie Juarez Camilo 1939-06-10
Movie The Real Glory The Datu 1939-09-29
Movie Blockade Basil 1938-06-17
Movie Arsène Lupin Returns Ivan Pavloff 1938-02-25
Movie The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Popus 1938-07-20
Movie Spawn of the North Dimitri 1938-08-26
Movie Conquest Dying soldier 1937-10-22
Movie The Life of Emile Zola Paul Cezanne 1937-10-02
Movie Alcatraz Island The Flying Dutchman 1937-10-13
Movie West Of Shanghai Chow Fu-Shan 1937-10-30
Movie Beg, Borrow or Steal Sascha 1937-12-03
Movie Expensive Husbands Herr Andrew Brenner 1937-11-27
Movie Mayerling Chief of Police 1936-01-31
Movie Life Is Ours Un vieillard dans le cortège final 1936-04-07
Movie The Lower Depths le vieux Kostileff 1936-12-11
Movie Mister Flow Merlow 1936-12-02
Movie Ladies Lake Baron Dobbersberg 1934-05-18
Movie Prince Woronzeff Petroff 1934-10-01
Movie High and Low M. Berger 1933-12-08
Movie Don Quixote Gypsy King 1933-03-25
Movie Song of the Streets Le père Schlamp 1933-07-26
Movie L'Atlantide L'hetman de Jitomir (as Vl. Sokoloff) 1932-06-09
Movie Haunted People Unknown 1932-12-06
Movie Queen of Atlantis Graf Bielowski 1932-09-05
Movie Die heilige Flamme Unknown 1931-05-02
Movie Kismet Unknown 1931-07-23
Movie The 3 Penny Opera Smith, the Jailer 1931-02-18
Movie L'opéra de quat'sous Smith 1931-11-04
Movie Hell on Earth Lewin 1931-12-10
Movie Moral um Mitternacht Unknown 1930-06-20
Movie Westfront 1918 Proviantmeister 1930-05-23
Movie Abschied The Baron 1930-08-25
Movie Darling of the Gods Boris Jussupoff 1930-10-13
Movie Katharina Knie Julius, der Clown 1929-02-24
Movie Sensation im Wintergarten Berry 1929-09-08
Movie The Ship of Lost Men Grischa - the Cook 1929-09-17
Movie Die weiße Sonate Violinvirtuose Dollhofer 1928-01-01
Movie Der Sohn der Hagar Poleto 1927-03-24
Movie The Love of Jeanne Ney Zacharkiewicz 1927-12-06