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F. Murray Abraham


F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in El Paso, Texas. Primarily a stage actor, Abraham made his screen debut as an usher in the George C. Scott comedy They Might Be Giants (1971). By the mid-1970s, Murray had steady employment as an actor, doing commercials and voice-over work. He can be seen as ... See full bio »

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 2016 Taxi 22 (TV Series) (completed)
Leo
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Diplomat
- Madame President (2016) ... Diplomat
 2015/I 411 (Short)
Information (voice)
 2012-2015 Homeland (TV Series)
Dar Adal
- A False Glimmer (2015) ... Dar Adal
- New Normal (2015) ... Dar Adal
 2011-2014 Louie (TV Series)
Louie's Dad / Uncle Excelsior / Jonathan
- Dad (2012) ... Uncle Excelsior
 2014 A Little Game
Norman Wallach
 2014 Il mistero di Dante
Dante Alter Ego
 2013 Do No Harm (TV Series)
Cozar
- Six Feet Deep (2013) ... Cozar
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Daniel Gottlieb
- A Landmark Story (2013) ... Daniel Gottlieb
 2013 Dead Man Down
Gregor
 2012 Goltzius and the Pelican Company
The Margrave
 2012 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Leon Goodwin
- The Job (2012) ... Leon Goodwin
 2012 Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale (TV Movie)
Cyril
 2010 The Unseen World
John Henry Newman
 2010 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Professor Richard Hawkes
- I've Been Living Like a Demented God! (2010) ... Professor Richard Hawkes
 2009 Sword of War
Siniscalco Barozzi
 2009 Saving Grace (TV Series)
Matthew
- What Would You Do? (2009) ... Matthew
 2009/I Perestroika
Prof. Gross
 2008 Language of the Enemy
Grandfather Wahid
 2007 Bloodmonkey (Video)
Hamilton
 2007 Wine and Kisses
Ruggero
 2006 The Final Inquiry
Nathan
 2006 Tikhiy Don (TV Series)
Pantaley
 2006 Il mercante di pietre
Shahid
 2004 Another Way of Seeing Things (Short)
Narrator
 2004 Dead Lawyers (TV Movie)
Whitelaw
 2003 Pompeii: The Last Day (TV Movie)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 2003 Rua Alguem 5555: My Father
Paul Minsky
 2003 Five Moons Plaza
Entita'
 2002 Ticker (Short)
Airport Guru
 2002/I Joshua
Father Tardone
 2001 I cavalieri che fecero l'impresa
Delfinello da Coverzano
 2000 David Proshker (Short)
Narrator
 2000 Un dono semplice (TV Movie)
 2000 The Darkling (TV Movie)
Bruno Rubin
 1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series)
Lot
 1999 Esther (TV Movie)
Mordecai
 1997 Eruption
President Mendoza
 1997 Una vacanza all'inferno
Belisario
 1997 Color of Justice (TV Movie)
Jim Sullivan
 1997 Mimic
Dr. Gates
 1996 Dead Man's Walk (TV Mini-Series)
Caleb Cobb
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Caleb Cobb
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Caleb Cobb
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Caleb Cobb
 1994 Jamila
Older Seit
 1994 Nostradamus
Scalinger
 1994 Surviving the Game
Wolfe Sr.
 1994 L'affaire
Lucien Haslans
 1994 Fresh
Chess Hustler (uncredited)
 1993 Il caso Dozier (TV Movie)
Goldstein
 1993 Sweet Killing
Zargo
 1993 Journey to the Center of the Earth (TV Movie)
Professor Harlech
 1992 The First Circle (TV Movie)
Staline
 1992 Through an Open Window (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1991/I Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie)
Host (only for TV)
 1991 Eye of the Widow
Kharoun
 1991 Money
Will Scarlet
 1990 Largo Desolato (TV Movie)
Leopold Nettle
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
D.A. Abe Weiss (uncredited)
 1990 The Little Match Girl (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 1990 Cadence
Capt. Ramon Garcia (uncredited)
 1989 Galileo Galilei (TV Movie)
 1989 Performance Pieces (Short)
 1989 The Betrothed (TV Mini-Series)
L'Innominato
 1989 The Favorite
Abdul Hamid
 1989 Beyond the Stars
Dr. Harry Bertram - the Whale Man
 1989 Slipstream
Cornelius
 1988 The Third Solution
Father Carafa
 1986 Dream West (TV Mini-Series)
President Abraham Lincoln
 1982-1983 Marco Polo (TV Mini-Series)
Jacopo
- Episode #1.7 (1983) ... Jacopo
- Episode #1.6 (1983) ... Jacopo
- Episode #1.5 (1983) ... Jacopo
- Episode #1.4 (1982) ... Jacopo
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... Jacopo
 1978 Madman
 1978 The Big Fix
Eppis
 1977 Sex and the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Duke Skaggs
 1977 A.E.S. Hudson Street (TV Series)
Dr. Menzies
- Pilot (1977) ... Dr. Menzies
 1977 The Andros Targets (TV Series)
Bobby Carr
- The Killing of a Porno Queen (1977) ... Bobby Carr
 1975-1977 Kojak (TV Series)
Eddie Gordon / Solly Nurse
- The Godson (1977) ... Eddie Gordon
- A Question of Answers (1975) ... Solly Nurse
 1976 All in the Family (TV Series)
Clerk
- The Unemployment Story: Part 1 (1976) ... Clerk
 1976 The Ritz
Chris
 1976 All the President's Men
Arresting Officer #1
 1975/I The Sunshine Boys
Mechanic
 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue
Taxi Driver
 1974 How to Survive a Marriage (TV Series)
Joshua Browne
 1973 Serpico
Detective Partner (uncredited)
 1973 Nightside (TV Movie)
Acky
 1971 They Might Be Giants
Clyde
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Other Works:

"The Man in the Glass Booth," in its first time dramatic production, on Broadway at the Royale Theatre. Written by Robert Shaw, directed by Harold Pinter, with F. Murray Abraham (as Tzelniker/Rudin); Walter Allen (as Guard); Robert Anthony (as Guard); Madison Arnold (as Jack Marowski); Clinton Atkinson (as Sergeant); Graham ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Frank Murray Abraham

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2014] There's a resilience that you begin to miss as an older person. You don't bounce back as easy. It's that same thing you hear from so many people. You begin to lose friends - people in your life are disappearing - and, of course, that affects you. You begin to realise, "Is it possible? Am I really going to die?". In a way, it makes you more aggressive, at least that's how I feel. I feel ... See more »

Trivia:

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and brought up in El Paso, Texas. His father, Frederick Abraham, who was born in Pennsylvania, was from an Assyrian Christian (Antiochian) family, from Syria. His mother, Josephine (Stello) Abraham, was also born in Pennsylvania, to Italian parents. See more »

Trademark:

Rich smooth voice See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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