John George

Aleppo, Syria


John George was a Syrian actor who came to the United States in 1912 via France. He appeared in numerous films beginning in 1916. Much later in his career he appeared in several television series. The vast majority of his roles throughout the years were uncredited bit parts. Mr. George's original name was Tufei Filhela; on his 1925 United States citizenship naturalization Declaration of Intention document, he signed his name "Tufei Filhela known as John George". His surname was neither Filthela nor Fatella, as today sometimes is claimed.