Ivan Triesault Overview:

Character actor, Ivan Triesault, was born on Jul 14, 1898 in Reval, Estonia]. Triesault died at the age of 81 on Jan 3, 1980 in Los Angeles, CA .


Ivan Triesault was an Estonian actor with strained, lined features and darting eyes. He came to America in 1920 to pursue his career as a ballet dancer and mime artist, but became interested in acting and, with the call for foreign types in Hollywood films of the war years, was drawn to the film capital from 1941. Although appearing with some irregularity in films, he became a prolific performer on TV, at first as Slavic menaces, but in later times as scientists and professors. He died from heart failure.

(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).



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Eric Mathis: Alex, will you come in, please? I wish to talk to you.

State Police officer: Imagine what our counter intelligence could accomplish if they were able to become invisible whenever necessary.
Dr. Peter Ulof: The Central Intelligence Agency has already discussed the possibilities with me.

Dr. Peter Ulof: I did not agree to kill a man by deliberate radiation poisoning.

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He began appearing on stage in his native Estonia at the age of 14. When he was 18, he went to the United States, and began formal training in acting and dance. He appeared as a dancer and mime at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He worked briefly on Broadway before getting his break in movies, where he was a character actor, playing mostly foreign officials and villains.

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