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F. Murray Abraham is known as an American actor. He is most famous for playing Antonio Salieri in Amadeus.

F. Murray Abraham was born on October 24, 1939, in Pittsburgh, PA. Abraham is the son of Fahrid Abraham, an auto repairman, and his better half Josephine Stello who supported the family as a housewife. Abraham has two siblings named Robert and Jack. Abraham experienced most of his childhood in El Paso, Texas. He was introduced to the art of acting by an educator in high school. He studied the performance center at the University of Texas at El Paso for a long time and afterward moved to Los Angeles.

Career & Awards

Abraham showed up in Ray Bradbury's play The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit. Abraham then moved to New York City to study under Uta Hagen. He made his Off-Broadway debut in 1966 in The Fantasticks and first appeared on Broadway in 1968 in The Man in the Glass Booth. He then started working in film and TV during that time. Abraham appeared in the 1971 motion picture They Might Be Giants and on TV in Nightside (1973), a pilot for a series that was not produced. He appeared in the Broadway sham The Ritz (1975–76) and assumed the same role in the 1976 film rendition of the play. Abraham acted in the Off-Broadway production of David Mamet's Sexual Perversity in Chicago (1976) and in the New York Shakespeare Festival's productions of John Guare's Landscape of the Body (1977) and of The Master and Margarita (1978).

Abraham had the lead role in the short Broadway run of Teibele and Her Demon (1979), and in 1980 he featured in a Baltimore production of Cyrano de Bergerac and Off-Broadway in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. He won much praise for his performances in Harold Pinter's The Caretaker in 1982 and in Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in 1983. Abraham played Omar in Brian De Palma's film Scarface (1983) preceding his unexpected casting in Amadeus. His amazing performance in the film won him both the Oscar and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

In January 2020, it was announced that the film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was added to the Oscar nominations list for the Best Animated Feature category. Abraham has a leading role in the film as the voice of Grimmel.

Wife & Children

Abraham got married to his loving wife, Kate Hannan in 1962. The romantic union produced two children named Mick and Jamili.

Net worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, his estimated net worth is $10 million

Date modified: Aug 9, 2020
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