Born in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 24th 1947, Sasson is one of the busiest, most prolific and highly respected actors working in Israeli cinema and theatre. He graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BFA  in Drama. He was a member of Mike Alfred’s Theatre Group, and for nearly four decades has been a regular on the stages of all Israeli theatres, both repertory and fringe.  Amongst his more notable performances he has taken the lead in such plays as: “Catch 22″, “Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe”, “The Execution”, “Rainman” and “Philomena”. He has acted in numerous Israeli and international film productions and television dramas, ranging in theme, genre and character from commercial to the abstract. Amongst many national and international prizes, awards and accolades Sasson was awarded the 2007 Best Actor prize by the European Academy and the Israeli Film and Television Academy and the 1991 Israeli- American Culture Fund Award.

Accolades

Sasson Gabay
Best Performance by an Actor, 2007

Sasson Gabay

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Hatizmoret)
Best Performance by an Actor, 2007

Sasson Gabay

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Hatizmoret)

One of Israel’s leading and prolific actors, Sasson Gabay is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Drama Dept. Gabay has appeared in an enormous number of…

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Sasson Gabay
Best Performance by an Actor, 2011

Sasson Gabay

Restoration (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman)
Best Performance by an Actor, 2011

Sasson Gabay

Restoration (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman)

FIDELMAN, 70, hangs on with all his might to the old workshop which has been his world. He rejects his son’s Noah idea of closing…

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Films

The Band’s Visit
2007

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Hatizmoret)

Israel
2007

The Band’s Visit (Bikur Hatizmoret)

Winner, Cultural Diversity Award Under the Patronage of UNESCO, 2007 On an ordinary day, the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra arrives in Israel from Egypt for a…

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