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.
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