Arnold Moss

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Arnold Moss
Born (1910-01-28)January 28, 1910
Brooklyn, New York City, United States
Died December 15, 1989(1989-12-15) (aged 79)
New York City, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1946-1967

Arnold Moss (January 28, 1910 – December 15, 1989) was an American character actor. His son was songwriter Jeff Moss.

Moss made two memorable appearances in Bob Hope films, as Hope's Casablanca contact in the espionage spoof My Favorite Spy and as a conniving Venetian doge in Casanova's Big Night. He played Prospero in Margaret Webster's 1945 production of Shakespeare's The Tempest for a combined total of 124 performances, the longest run of the play in Broadway history.

He was also the first voice of the character of Ted White on the radio serial, The Guiding Light, from April 1948 to May 1949. Moss appeared on Star Trek as mysterious actor Anton Karidian, alter-ego of the tyrannical Gov. Kodos of Tarsus IV, in the episode "The Conscience of the King".

He appeared in the original Broadway production of the Hal Prince/Stephen Sondheim musical Follies, playing impresario Dimitri Weismann. He also played in The Rifleman as the school teacher, Mr. Griswald, and as Chief Lonespear in Bonanza episode "In Defense of Honor" in 1968.


Arnold Moss died from lung cancer aged 79 in New York City on December 15, 1989.

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