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Popeck (born Judka Herpstu; 18 May 1936) is a French actor and stand-up comedian. The son of Jewish immigrants from Poland and Romania, Judka Herpstu was born in Paris. He was among the children saved from the Holocaust by the OSE, but his mother died in Auschwitz. He studied acting at the Cours Simon and started his career on stage under the name Jean Herbert. In 1968, Herpstu created the character of Popeck, a grumpy Eastern-European immigrant dressed in a 3-piece suit, wearing a bowler hat and speaking French with a strong Yiddish accent. Sketches featuring Popeck made Herpstu known to the larger public, and the actor identified with his character so far as to finally adopt the name Popeck for himself in 1978. In addition to his work on stage, Popeck has acted in movies. He had a small role in Roman Polanski's The Pianist. Source: Article "Popeck" from Wikipedia in english, licensed under CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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May 18, 1936 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Les Compagnons de Baal 1968-07-29
Latest Project:
Movie Les Chevaliers du fiel : Les fous rires de 2017 2017-10-28
Known For
Poster of Simon Konianski
Poster of Père Noël et fils
Poster of Le Guêpier
Poster of The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob
Movie Les Chevaliers du fiel : Les fous rires de 2017 Unknown 2017-10-28
Movie Ruben fête ses 25 ans 2015-12-01
Movie Popeck - C'est la dernière fois... ! Him Self 2011-01-15
Movie Simon Konianski Ernest 2009-07-29
Movie The Pianist Rubenstein 2002-09-17
Movie Face à face 2001-08-01
Movie Popeck à l'Olympia him self 1990-04-17
Movie Ne prends pas les poulets pour des pigeons Paul le pirate 1985-10-09
Movie Adam et Ève monsieur Ben-Hoït. 1984-06-03
Movie Père Noël et fils 1983-12-24
Movie T'es folle ou quoi ? Le plombier 1982-01-06
Movie Le Guêpier Hans 1976-03-10
Movie Cousin, Cousine Sacy 1975-11-19
Movie C'est pas parce qu'on a rien à dire qu'il faut fermer sa gueule ! Le policier 1975-01-22
Movie The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob Moishe Schmoll 1973-10-17
Movie Les Compagnons de Baal Joseph 1968-07-29