Yon Tumarkin

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Yon Tumarkin
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Yon Tumarkin
Born (1989-07-22) 22 July 1989 (age 29)
Jaffa, Israel
Other names Yon Tomarkin
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Relatives Yigal Tumarkin (father)
Martin Hellberg (grandfather)

Yon Tumarkin (Hebrew: יון תומרקין‎; born 22 July 1989) is an Israeli actor and singer, best known for playing Leo in the TV series Split.[1]

Early life[edit]

Tumarkin was born and grew up in Jaffa on July 22, 1989. He is the youngest son of Naama Tumarkin and artist Yigal Tumarkin.[2] His grandfather is the German actor and director Martin Hellberg.[3] When he was 13 his parents were divorced and he and his mother moved to Tel Aviv.[4] There he went to the high school (Tichon Ironi Alef) and got the diploma of Art.[5] On August 18, 2008, he took a break from the army for his television work.[6] In 2011 Yon Tumarkin finished his work at the army.[7]


By the age of eight Tumarkin was discovered by casting director Yael Aviv when sitting in a cafe with his father. The next day Tumarkin went to his first audition.[8][9] During his childhood Tumarkin appeared in many different TV commercials.[10] He got his first bigger acting job at the age of ten in the TV film Who stole the show? (Hebrew: מי גנב את ההצגה).[11] At the age of twelve he appeared in the film Shisha Million Rasism. He played a mute child and Holocaust survivor. From there, his career took off with a leading role in a TV series called Ha-Yeladim Mi'Givat Napoleon (Napoleon Hills Kids).[12] In 2009 Tumarkin sang "Power of Thought" at the Festigal and won the second place for his performance of the song.[13] In the same year he co-starred with Amit Farkash in the TV series Split playing Leo Zachs, a 600-year-old Vampire who looks like a teenager.[6] The series was a hugh success in Israel and was sold to 78 different countries.[14] From 2009 until 2012 Tumarkin was awarded four times in a row with Israeli Television Academy Award as the best actor.[15]

In 2012 he played a main role in the award-winning Israeli drama film Rock the Casbah.[16][17] In 2014 Yon Tumarkin got a main role in the TV series The Nerd Club.[18]

In 2015, Tumarkin starred along Yael Grobglas and Danielle Jadelyn in JeruZalem, an English-speaking Israeli horror film.[19]

In 2016 Tumarkin appeared in the Israeli child series Susey Pere (Wild Horses) as Libby Yahav.[20] In the same year it was announced that Tumarkin was cast in the TV series "המלאך השומר שלי" (My Guardian Angel). The series deals with a group of adolescents who all have their own guardian angel. [21]

In 2018 he played the graphic designer Reuben in an episode of the British crime series McMafia.[22]

Personal life[edit]

During the filming of Split Tumarkin met Amit Farkash, and the two of them began dating.[23] After their break up Tumarkin dated the model Alexa Tamari. However, their relationship ended in August 2014.[24] Tumarkin lives in Ramat Gan.[25]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Shisha Million Rasisim Adam
2010 2048 Yuji San
2012 Rock the Casbah Tomer
2013 Sassi Keshet Never Eats Falafel Ido Short
2013 Bitter Lemon Guy on scooter Short
2015 JeruZalem Kevin Reed
2017 29 Ron Short
2017 Mo'adon ha'khnounim: ha'seret Oren Tuna


Year Title Role Notes
2001–2003 Napoleon Hills Kids Ido Klein Lead role
2007–2009 Ha-E Dylan Lead role
2008 Hasufim Alkna Raziel Episode 9: At the Desk
2009–2011 Split Leopold 'Leo' Zachs / Yon
2011 Simaney She'ela Aharon
2012 Tanoochi Amnon
2013 The Arbitrator (Season 4) Nir
2014 The Nerd Club Oren tuna
2016 Susey Pere Libby Yahav
2018 McMafia Reuben Episode #1.5

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Yon Tumarkin". Imdb.com. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yigal Tumarkin". ruppin.ac.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "TUMARKIN, IGAEL". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  4. ^ Shay Peretz (28 February 2013). "יון תומרקין: "לא אשתתף בסרט שפוגע במדינה ובחיילים"". Xnet.co.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Yon Tumarkin Biography". Imdb.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Personajes Leo: Actor Bio". Boomerang.com.br. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  7. ^ Ran Morgen (16 October 2011). "יוצאלאזרחות: יון תומרקין השתחרר מצה"ל". Ynet.co.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  8. ^ Hagit Ginsburg (4 June 2008). "בשם הבן". ynet.co.il. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "שייך לצעירים". fxp.co.il. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2016. 
  10. ^ Orly Mirkin (19 March 2014). "יון תומרקין: "ההצלחה מלחיצה אותי". mako.co.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  11. ^ "יון תומרקין". 2all.co.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  12. ^ Ran Morgen (16 December 2013). "יון תומרקין ישחק בסדרת ילדים של HOT". Ynet.co.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  13. ^ "יון תומרקין". elebs2u.com. Retrieved 29 May 2016. 
  14. ^ "Телеканал ТЕТ начал съемки сериала "Сплит"". Ru.tsn.ua. 18 August 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  15. ^ Eran Bar-On (22 January 2012). "טקס נבחרי הילדים: יון תומרקין שחקן השנה". Ynet.co.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  16. ^ "Rock Ba-Casba (2012) Awards". Imdb.com. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Israel Film Festival Berlin 2013". Israelfilmfestivalberlin.com. Retrieved 20 May 2014. 
  18. ^ Complimentary Arzoan (2013-10-21). "יון תומרקין ועמית פרקש משיקים - בנפרד". Ynet.co.il. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  19. ^ "Hell Breaks Loose In 'jeruZalem' (Exclusive First Look!)". Bloody-disgusting.com. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2015. 
  20. ^ "אני לא ילד שמנת!". mako.co.il. 15 February 2016. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  21. ^ "מה קורה בין יון תומרקין לאחות של אגם רודברג?". tel-avivtimes.com. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  22. ^ Michael Hogan (2018-01-22). "McMafia, episode five: Has Alex finally crossed the line?". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  23. ^ Complimentary Arzoan (2013-08-13). "עמית פרקש ואסף הרץ נפרדו". Ynet. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  24. ^ Yifat Halali Abraham (19 August 2014). "חצויים: יון תומרקין והחברה נפרדו". mako.co.il. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 
  25. ^ Efrat Ctlfors (10 July 2016). "יון תומרקין: "אפשר באמת להשתגע בירושלים"". ynet.co.il. Retrieved 11 June 2017.