Sam Jaffe



Place of birth:

New York City, New York, U.S.:


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Sam Jaffe (March 10, 1891 – March 24, 1984) was an American actor, teacher, musician and engineer. In 1951, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Asphalt Jungle (1950) and appeared in other classic films such as Ben-Hur (1959) and The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). He may be best remembered for playing the title role in Gunga Din (1939), and the High Lama in Lost Horizon (1937). Description above from the Wikipedia article Sam Jaffe  licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


On the line (1984)
as El Gabacho
Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)
as Father Knickerbocker
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
as Dr. Hephaestus
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
as Bookman
Quarantined (1970)
as Mr. Berryman
The Great Bank Robbery (1969)
as Brother Lilac Bailey (art forger)
La bataille de San Sebastian (1968)
as Père Joseph
Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion (1967)
as Singleton
A Guide for the Married Man (1967)
as Technical Adviser (Shrink)
Ben-Hur (1959)
as Simonides
The Barbarian and the Geisha (1958)
as Henry Heusken
Les espions (1957)
as Sam Cooper
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
as Prof. Jacob Barnhardt
I Can Get it For You Wholesale (1951)
as Sam Cooper
Under the Gun (1951)
as Samuel Gower
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
as Doc Erwin Riedenschneider
Rope of Sand (1949)
as Dr. Francis Kittridge Hunter
The Accused (1949)
as Dr. Romley
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
as Professor Fred Lieberman
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
as Mayor Galimard
Stage Door Canteen (1943)
as Sam Jaffe
Gunga Din (1939)
as Gunga Din
Lost Horizon (1937)
as High Lama
We Live Again (1934)
as Gregory Simonson
The Scarlet Empress (1934)
as Grand Duke Peter
Damon and Pythias (1962)
Emergency Call (1933)
Associate Producer