|Date of Birth
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||Stepney, London, England
Steven Berkoff is an English actor, writer and director. He is best known for his performances in villanous roles, such as Lt. Col Podovsky in Rambo: First Blood Part II, General Orlov in the James Bond film Octopussy, Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop, and Adolf Hitler in the epic mini-series War and Remembrance.
Berkoff was born Leslie Steven Berks, in Stepney, in the East End of London, on 3 August 1937, the son of Pauline (Hyman), a housewife, and Alfred Berks (Berkovitch), a tailor.His family was of Romanian Jewish background. He attended Raine's Foundation Grammar School (1948–50), Hackney Downs School, the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art (1958), and L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq (1965).