Jonathan Sagall Movies and Career Information

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Apr 23, 1959
Toronto
Actor, Director and Writer

Jonathan Sagall (Hebrew: יהונתן סגל‎; born April 23, 1959) is an Israeli actor, film director, TV director and screenwriter. Sagall was born in Toronto, Canada. Several members of his family were survivors of the Holocaust, who then emigrated to Israel after World War II, then to Canada. Sagall immigrated to Israel from Canada with his family at age 11. During the rest of his childhood, Sagall grew up in Haifa and eventually graduated from the Hebrew Reali School in the city. His mother, Ruth Sagall, is an actress at the Haifa Theatre. At a young age, Sagall did stagework for local Israeli theaters. His first appearance as an actor occurred in an 1977 Israeli television film which did not gain much attention. Sagall gained much success after he played Momo in the successful 1978 Israeli film "Lemon Popsicle" (Eskimo Limon) which later on became an Israeli cult film and was followed by a series of sequels. In 1983 Sagall played the lead role in the drama "Drifting" by Amos Gutman, where he played a lonely young homosexual man whom attempts to find love and break into the movie business. During the mid 1980s Sagall began producing and directing short films. In 1992 Sagall was casted

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