Chaim Topol Biography
Birthday: September 9, 1935 (Virgo)
Born In: Tel Aviv
Chaim Topol is an Israeli actor who is best known for playing the character of ‘Tevye’, a dairyman, in the musical comedy-drama ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ over 3,500 times on stage and screens in his career. Topol, a man of many talents, is not only a great actor but also a singer, producer, comedian, voice artist, and illustrator. In his five-decade long acting career Topol has featured mainly as a theatrical artist and has delivered many memorable performances on the stage. During the 1960s and 1970s, he was very active in the film and television world and later shifted his focus towards the theatrical scene. However, he continued appearing in important roles in films and television shows well into the late 1990s. As an Israeli, he has achieved many feats in the international stage of the show business, including being the first ever Israeli to be nominated for the Academy Awards. Alongside his acting career, Topol served in the Israeli army where he used to perform with the Nahal entertainment troupe, and while still serving his nation in the army, he was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in early 1972.