Graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company
Born in London, England, Michael Schneider received an honours degree in Psychology from Reading University.
He was offered a free scholarship to study acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art after which he played many roles over the last 40+ years, including the title role in “King Lear”, the lead role, ‘Prospero’, in “The Tempest”, Falstaff in Henry 1V pt.1, Duncan in Macbeth and so on. He has also performed his one-man show, “The Best of Sholem Aleichem” more than 2000 times.
He lives both in Israel and London and has appeared in over 40 films.
He has written:
TV Reality Show “Hidden Talent”.
TV Sitcoms including: ”Brides”; “Backstage”; “Local Cable”; “Jobhunter”.
TV & Stage plays including: “In-laws”; “Joshua’s Trumpet”; “Clams & Mangos”; “I don’t sell Watches”; “Coming Home”; “The Enchanted Planet”; “Wedding Day”.
Children’s TV shows including: “The Bringals”;
Children’s Book: “The Bringals of Carly”.
Team Writer: for many comedy shows for both TV and radio, including: Two Ronnies; Monty Python; Benny Hill; Morecombe & Wise; Spitting Image; Smith & Jones; etc.
RETURN FROM INDIA “Dr. Carmon” Indian/Israeli prod
THE LOVER: "The Writer" Italian production
ENEMY WITHIN: "Rabbi Frumkin" Israeli production
SHALOM JERUSALEM: "Solomon Hershberg" German production
OUTCAST: Lead Role Israeli production
HERZL: "Reverend Hechler" Israeli production
ROAD TO GLORY: "Zalman" with Dudu Fisher German/Israeli prod.
MARCO POLO: "Papal Legate" with Shuli Rand/Peter Firth Anglo/Israeli prod.
THE REVOLUTIONARY: "The Master of ceremonies" USA production
SOLITAIRE FOR TWO: "Antonio" with Amanda Pays UK production
SCHINDLER’S LIST: "Yuda Dressner" with Liam Neeson/Ben Kingsley Amblin prod.
DOUBLE EDGE: "Max" with Faye Dunaway Israeli production
DOCTOR DOLITTLE: Lead Role Israeli Production
DON’T GIVE A DAMN: "Dr. Ravid" Israeli production
PUSS IN BOOTS: "Walpole" with Chris Walkin/Jason Connery Cannon Films
BEAUTY & THE BEAST: "Koppel” with Rebecca de Mornay/John Savage Cannon Films
SLEEPING BEAUTY: "Cuetter the Dressmaker" with Dianna Rigg Cannon Films
RUMPLESTILTSKIN: "Farmer John" with Amy Irving Cannon Films
GLOVES: "Stutt” the boxing manager Israeli production
ANNA TRISTER: "Rabbi Gershon" Canadian production
THE STORY OF JONAH: "Jonah" USA production
THE STORY OF LOT: "Lot" USA production
MASSADA: "Dr. Xerxos" with Peter O"Toole/Peter Strauss Universal Studios
THE BRIDE: "Isaac the Jeweller" with Lisa Hartman USA production
TUAREG: "Suilem" with Mark Harmon Italian production
THE LAST WINTER: "Col. Rosenfeld" with Kathleen Quinlan USA production
MEGILLAH: "King Achashverosh" German/Israeli prod.
THE GENESIS PROJECT: "Abraham" with Topol Anglo/USA production
DIARY OF A MADMAN: "Capt. Peters" with F. Murray Abraham USA Production
PASSOVER PLOT: "Zaccharius" with Zalman King/Donald Pleasence USA Production
DAVID & SAUL:"General Yoav" with Timothy Bottoms/Keith Mitchel USA Production
TV dramas in UK, Germany, France and Israel
Hundreds of narrations and voice overs
TWELFTH NIGHT-Malvolio; MACBETH-Duncan; HENRY IVi-Falstaff; THE TEMPEST-Prospero; KING LEAR-Lear; A WINTER’S TALE-Camillo; BESPOKE OVERCOAT-Fender; CHURCHILL-Lead; HERZL-6 characters; PURGATORY-Lead; IT'S CALLED THE SUGAR PLUM-Lead; THE TYPISTS-Lead; BEST OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM-20 characters (2000 + performances)
Unions: British Actors Equity
Israel Actors Equity (EMI)
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