George Tobias

George Tobias

Show Count: 6
Series Count: 0
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: July 14, 1901
Old Time Radio, New York City, New York, USA
Died: February 27, 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA
An American actor born to a Jewish family in New York, he began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse in Pasadena, California. He then spent several years in theater groups before moving on to Broadway and, eventually, Hollywood.

In 1939, Tobias signed with Warner Brothers and was cast in supporting roles, many times along with James Cagney, in such movies as Cagney's Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) as well as with Gary Cooper in Sergeant York (1941) and Irving Berlin, Ronald Reagan, and George Murphy in This Is The Army (1943).

From 1959 to 1961, Tobias played Penrose in eight episodes of the ABC television series, Adventures in Paradise, starring Gardner McKay. Later in the 1960s, he played the long-suffering neighbor, Abner Kravitz, on the ABC sitcom, Bewitched.

Tobias often appeared in a uncredited role as a courtroom spectator on CBS's Perry Mason. He played Sidney Falconer in the 1964 Perry Mason episode, "The Case of the Antic Angel."

George Tobias never married and retired from acting in 1977 after a guest role in the Bewitched sequel Tabitha.


On February 27, 1980, Tobias died of bladder cancer at the age of 78 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He is buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Glendale, Queens, New York City.

Source: Wikipedia

Broadcast: October 18, 1943
Added: Jun 10 2019
Broadcast: 19th July 1943
Starring: George Tobias
Added: Jul 19 2010
Broadcast: 12th April 1942
Added: Mar 27 2011
Broadcast: January 25, 1942
Added: Jan 26 2018
Broadcast: 24th November 1947
Added: Nov 23 2006
Broadcast: November 22, 1948
Added: Nov 24 2011