Ze'ev Revach Biography

Ze'ev Nachum Revach (Hebrew: זאב רווח; born 15 August 1940) is an Israeli comedian, film and theatre actor, and filmmaker. He has been one of the stars of the Israeli film genre known as Bourekas films.

Israeli newspaper Haaretz described Revach's films as a "peculiarly Israeli genre of comic melodramas or tearjerkers... based on ethnic stereotypes that flourished in the 1960s and 1970s."

Some of his films, notably Hasamba, Hagiga B'Snuker, and Charlie Ve'hetzi developed a local cult following.

Early life

Revach was born in Morocco, to a family of Moroccan Jewish descent. He immigrated with his family to Israel in 1948, at the age of eight. Revach served as a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, prior to his acting career in Tel Aviv. He studied at the Beit Zvi School for the Performing Arts.


In 2000, Revach won the Israeli Film Academy's best actor award for his role as Shabtai K*odas in Beitar Provence.

Revach was honored at the Cinema South festival held in Sderot in May 2010. The festival organizers, explaining their decision, said that "a renewed look at his movies shows that they are critical, subversive, Israeli and Mediterranean texts, both in form and in content."

Personal life

Revach was married to the actress Shula Raviv. Today he is married to Meli and lives with his family in Ramat Gan. He is the father of five children.

His younger brother Uri was formerly a singer. Before he became religiously observant, he sang the theme songs in his brother's films Charlie Ve'hetzi and "Just Today".


  • The Farewell Party (2014) as Yehezkel
  • The Last Warrior (2000) as 'Cooky'
  • Delta Force One: The Lost Patrol (2000) as Youssef
  • The Quest (1996) as Turkish Captain
  • Escape: Human Cargo (1998) as Sheik Abdulla Fazza
  • Ha-Muvtal Ba*o (1997) as Ba*o
  • Hagiga B'Snuker (1975) as Hannukah / 'Haham' Hannukah
  • Charlie Ve'hetzi (1974) as S*on
  • The Jerusalem File (1972) as Rashid
  • Hasamba (1971) as Elimelech Zorkin
  • La Battaglia Del Sinai (1968)


    External links

    • Ze'ev Revach at IMDb
    Ze'ev Revach