Doncheff, Len

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Doncheff, Len


Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Career: Actor. Worked as a set painter, radio disc jockey, circus clown, construction equipment salesperson, taxi driver, and limousine service operator. Affiliated with the Performing Arts Lodges (PALs) in Canada.

Awards, Honors: Canadian Actors' Equity Association.


Film Appearances:

Decal, High–Ballin' (also known as Death Toll), American International Pictures, 1978.

Colonel Kozlov, Final Assignment (also known as Moscow Chronicle), Almi Pictures, 1980.

Voice of barbarian, "Taarna," Heavy Metal (animated; also known as Metal hurlant), Columbia, 1981.

Young man, Murder by Phone (also known as Bells, The Calling, and Hell's Bells), New World Pictures, 1982.

Jack Hawland, Strange Brew (also known as The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie and The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1983.

Polish guard, Mrs. Soffel, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/ United Artists, 1984.

Gem Club gambler, The Big Town, Columbia, 1987.

Vince, Change of Heart, Clearwater Films, 1992.

Broker, Thirty–Two Short Films about Glenn Gould (series of vignettes; also known as Glenn Gould—32 lyhytelokuvaa, 32 curtas metragens sobre Glenn Gould, and Trente–deux films brefs sur Glenn Gould), Samuel Goldwyn Company, 1993.

Judge, Soft Deceit, Dark Line Productions/Le Monde Entertainment, 1994.

Trader, The Scarlet Letter, Buena Vista, 1995.

Tuzla, Moving Target, Unapix Entertainment, 1996.

Leonid Brezhnev, Dick (also known as Dick, les coulisses de la presidence), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1999.

Koko, True Blue (also known as Cold Crime), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2001.

Grocery store owner, Between Strangers (also known as Coeurs inconnus and Cuori estranei), 2002, First Look International, 2003.

Len, Love on the Side (also known as Deluxe ComboPlatter), 2004, Equinoxe Films, 2005.

Stanley Jablowski, The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico (also known as La vie trepidante de Guy Terrifico), Alliance Atlantis Communications/ THINKFilm, 2005.

Mr. Oglivey, Gooby, Coneybeare Stories, 2008.

Some sources cite appearances in Phobia and Scales of Justice.

Television Appearances; Series:

Various characters, A Second Look, CBC, 1969.

Voices of Arkady Russovich and Omega Red, X–Men(animated; also known as Insuperabili X–Men), Fox, 1992–97.

Voice of Raze, The Silver Surfer (animated), Fox, 1998.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Love and Hate: A Marriage Made in Hell, NBC, 1990.

George Turner, Deadly Matrimony (also known as Shattered Promises), NBC, 1992.

General Ion T. Nikitchenko, Nuremberg, TNT, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Cab driver, One Night Stand, CBC, 1978.

Farmer, Home to Stay, CBS, 1978.

Knish vendor, The Child Saver, NBC, 1988.

Fourth teamster, Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (also known as Power Play: The Jackie Presser Story), HBO, 1992.

Lombardi, Devlin, Showtime, 1992.

Mr. Parsons, Partners 'n Love, CTV (Canada), 1992.

Auctioneer, Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (also known as Underground to Canada), CTV (Canada), Family Channel, and Black Entertainment Television (BET), 1994.

Gus, Night of the Twisters, Family Channel, 1996.

Mr. Archer, Promise the Moon, CBC, 1997.

Technician, Peacekeepers, 1997.

Truck driver, "Marie Taquet," Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Couples, Showtime, 1997.

Soviet director, Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within, Show-time, 1998.

Mr. Petrovsky, A Slight Case of Murder (also known asA Travesty), HBO, 1999.

Sheriff Frank Rogers, Happy Face Murders, Showtime, 1999.

Boris, "Mail to the Chief," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2000.

Maury Chadwick, Hendrix, Showtime, 2000.

Institute official, Double Bill (also known as A Tale of Two Wives), Oxygen, 2003.

Manager, "Phenomenon II," The Wonderful World of Disney, ABC, 2003.

Arthur, Rolling Longaniza, CBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Dr. Stuart Greenfelt, " The Wiseguy," Night Heat, CBS, 1985.

Gil Ferris, "Poison," Night Heat, CBS, 1985.

Korvan, "Mondo Condo," Street Legal, CBC, 1988.

Police captain, "Thy Kingdom Come," War of the Worlds (also known as War of the Worlds: The Second Invasion, Krieg der Welten, La guerra de los mundos II: la nueva generacion, Maailmajoen sota, and Vilagok harca), syndicated, 1988.

Ralph Whitney, "Security Exchange," Street Legal, CBC, 1990.

Rico, " Bring Me Harry Orca," Maniac Mansion, Family Channel, 1990.

"Double Cross," Katts and Dog (also known as Rin Tin Tin: K–9 Cop), CTV (Canada) and Family Channel, 1990.

Bartender, " The Doppelganger," Beyond Reality, USA Network, 1991.

Mr. Friedman, "No Word for Mercy," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1993.

Milton, The Great Defender, Fox, 1995.

Mr. Gregor, "Dancing with Mr. D.," Traders (also known as Haute finance), CanWest Global Television (Canada) and Lifetime, 1996.

Mr. Gregor, " From Russia with Love," Traders (also known as Haute finance), CanWest Global Television (Canada) and Lifetime, 1996.

Yarko Anderchuck, " Four Walls and a Roof: Part 2," Wind at My Back, CBC, 1996.

Voice of Grandpa, "Town Gathering," Tales from the Cryptkeeper (animated; also known as New Tales from the Cryptkeeper), ABC, 1997.

Cab driver, "Gypsy Jigsaw," Relic Hunter (also known as Relic Hunter—Die Schatzjaegerin and Sydney Fox l'aventuriere), syndicated, 2000.

Manager, "Free Fall," The City (also known as Deep in the City and Flesh & Blood), CTV (Canada), 2000.

Nikkos, "Double Exposure," Falcone, CBS, 2000.

Tom Reilly, "Collateral Damage," Blue Murder (also known as En quete de preuves), CanWest Global Television, 2001.

Bailey and janitor, "Atavus High," Earth: Final Conflict (also known as EFC, Gene Roddenberry's "Battleground Earth," Gene Roddenberry's "Earth: Final Conflict," Invasion planete Terre, and Mission Erde: Sie sind unter uns), syndicated, 2002.

Numa, "Mad to Be Saved," Andromeda (also known as Gene Roddenberry's "Andromeda"), syndicated, 2002.

Old man, "Shaman," The Dead Zone (also known as The Dark Half, Dead Zone, Stephen King's "Dead Zone," La morta zona, La zona morta, La zona muerta, and Zona smrti), USA Network, 2002.

Neighbor, "Rivals," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2004.

Pete, "Deadbeat," Cold Squad (also known as Files from the Past, Cold Squad, brigade speciale, and Halott uegyek), CTV (Canada), 2004.

Papa Papandrous, "Buttons' Big Fat Greek Wedding," Puppets Who Kill, The Comedy Network, 2005.

This Is Wonderland (also known as Wonderland and La corte di Alice), CBC, multiple episodes in 2005.

Appeared as a patrolman, Cagney & Lacey, CBS; and as Yvan, Doc, PAX TV. Appeared in other programs, including The Beachcombers (also known as Beach-combers), CBC; and Top Cops, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Versnick, "I May Be Seeing Things, but I'm Not Crazy," Seeing Things, CBC, 1981.

Stage Appearances:

Oronte, The School for Wives, Neptune Theatre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1965.

Toad and Buckagnew, Richard Thirdtime: A Political Farce–Tragedy, Toronto Workshop Productions, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1973.

Older Clement Sturgess, A Gift to Last, Theatre Orangeville, Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, 2000.

Appeared in other productions.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Reader of Jurassic Park, Quirks and Quarks, CBC, 1993.


Video Games:

Voice of Omega Red, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Capcom Entertainment/Marvel Enterprises, 1997.



K–W Record, November 27, 2000.