(this image appears for illustrative purposes only and no attempt is made to supersede any copyright attributed to it)
Joseph FurstBorn: Sunday 13th February 1916
Died: Tuesday 29th November 2005 (age: 89)
Joseph Fürst was an Austrian international film and television actor known for his English language roles.
Furst was regularly featured in UK television drama series of the 1960s and early 1970s with appearances in The Saint, The Champions, Doomwatch, The Persuaders!, and as the mad (and well remembered) Professor Zaroff in the Doctor Who story The Underwater Menace. Many people believe his accent in this role to have been put on; this is incorrect, it is in fact his real accent.
He emigrated to Australia and starting in the mid 1970s acted in several guest roles on Australian television drama series. His roles included several appearances in the top-rated police drama Division 4 produced by Crawford Productions in the 1970s. He also had on-going roles in soap opera Number 96 in 1976 as deli owner Carlo Lenzi who romanced Norma Whittaker (Sheila Kennelly), and as Heinrik Smeaton in The Young Doctors in 1979. He later guest starred in four episodes of A Country Practice in the early 1980s.
Joseph was interviewed by Dwayne Bunney and Dallas Jones for "Loose Cannon" and spoke about his career in an interview to be an extra feature for the reconstruction of the missing Doctor Who story "The Underwater Menace". This interview took place shortly before his death.
Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA