Veteran actor from Romania who began appearing in plays, films, and radio programs in the 1930's. His seven-decade career resulted in him being named as the world's oldest living actor by the Guinness Book of World Records in 2013.
He was born in the village of Galbeni and first acted in a 1937 stage production of "Crime and Punishment".
He has served as a professor at The Institute of Theatre and Film in Bucharest.
His mother was Greek and his father was Romanian.
He was directed by Peter Shaffer in a stage production of Amadeus in 1982.