Reuven Shefer (7 June 1925 – 22 March 2011) was an Israeli theater and film actor.[1]

Shefer was born in Tel Aviv in 1925. In 1957 Shefer joined the band "The Theatre Club Quartet" (רביעיית מועדון התיאטרון). Shefer played through two decades in the Giora Godik Theater and the Haifa Theatre and in 1973 he joined the Cameri Theater. During his career Shefer played varied prominent roles in theater.[2]

Through his career Shefer also acted in films including: Sallah Shabati (1964), Moishe Ventalator (1966), Ervinka (1967), Blaumilch Canal (1969), Azit the parachuting dog (1972), Salomonico (1974) and Charlie and a half (1974).[3][4]

Shefer also dubbed cartoon series, such as Maya the Honey Bee (as Philip the top-hatted grasshopper), the TV series Pippi Longstocking, and Alice in Wonderland (as the Mad Hatter).

Shefer died at his home in Tel Aviv at the age of 85.


  1. ^ Actor Reuven Sheffer dies at 86. Jerusalem Post. 29 March 2011
  2. ^ הלך לעולמו שחקן תיאטרון הקאמרי ראובן שפר. Haaretz. 03.23.2011 (In Hebrew)
  3. ^ שחקן הקאמרי ראובן שפר הלך לעולמו. NRG Maariv (In Hebrew). 3.22.2011
  4. ^ Liron Sinai. השחקן ראובן שפר הלך לעולמו. YNet

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