Joseph Fürst

Joseph Fürst


Joseph Fürst was born on Feb 13, 1916 in Austria. Joseph Fürst's big-screen debut came with Exodus directed by Otto Preminger in 1960, strarring Avidan (as Joseph Furst). Joseph Fürst is known for The Champions directed by Cyril Frankel, Stuart Damon stars as Craig Stirling and Alexandra Bastedo as Sharron Macready. The upcoming new tvshow Joseph Fürst plays is Tusitala - Season 1 which will be released on Jul 22, 1986.

Lean, distinguished-looking Viennese character actor, latterly white-haired and with distinctive dark eyebrows. Though he initially studied law in Vienna, Fürst became interested in acting and was given his first opportunities on stage in Canada. He then moved to England in search of better job prospects, eventually finding his niche in British films and on television. Fürst is best remembered on screen for playing suave, villainous scientists, invariably of Eastern European, Germanic or Italian ethnicity. Arguably, as to the most prominent among those, look no further than his maniacal, power-mad Professor Hermann Zaroff in the Docteur Who (1963) episode 'The Underwater Menace' (1967); or his laser refraction specialist, Professor Dr. Metz, in the James Bond classic Les diamants sont éternels (1971). Fürst occasionally returned to his native Austria for theatrical appearances in Vienna and Salzburg. He ultimately retired to Bateau Bay, New South Wales, and made a few more appearances on Australian TV soaps and in films.

  • Birthday

    Feb 13, 1916
  • Place of Birth

    Vienna, Austria

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