Moshe Ivgy

Moshe Ivgy (Hebrew: משה איבגי‎; born 29 November 1953) is an Israeli actor and director.[1]

Moshe Ivgy
Moshe Ivgi as Aaron Cohen.jpg
Moshe Ivgi in Aaron Cohen's Debt
Born (1953-11-29) 29 November 1953 (age 66)
Casablanca, Morocco

Early lifeEdit

Moshe Ivgy was born in Casablanca, Morocco.[2]


Moshe Ivgy with Alon Bar

Ivgy directed And on the Third Day.[1] He co-starred with his daughter Dana in the 2010 film Haiu Leilot.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He was married to actress Irit Sheleg.[4] Their daughter Dana Ivgy is also an actress.[5] After divorcing Irit, he married Oreet, with whom he has two children, Ella and Lily.[6]

Ivgy experimented with Scientology, and spent some six months studying its teachings. He abandoned it, stating "it is an insane business... Those at the top earn billions and he (the average member) is destitute."[7]

Legal DifficultiesEdit

Allegations of Sexual Harassment and Indecent ActsEdit

In February 2016 Israeli media published that Ivgy was accused by several women of sexual harassment.[8] In early May 2018, Ivgy was indicted in the Haifa Magistrates Court on charges of sexual harassment and indecent acts against four women. Three of the four accusers are actresses who've worked with Ivgy on film-sets and in the theater. The fourth woman had no prior acquaintance with Ivgy before he approached her in a falafel shop where he made unsolicited sexually explicit comments to her.[9][10] In January 2020 he was convicted of indecent assault against four women but acquitted of more serious charges.[11]


Awards and accoladesEdit

Israeli Academy AwardsEdit

  • 2004, Nominated, Best Actor—Campfire (Medurat Hashevet)
  • 2004, Won, Best Supporting Actor—Metallic Blues
  • 2000, Nominated, Best Supporting Actor—The Investigation Must Go On (Haboleshet Hokeret)

Other awardsEdit

At the 2016 Haifa International Film Festival, Moshe Ivgy and Norman Issa were awarded the prize for Best Actor in a Feature Film, for The 90 Minute War.[13]


  1. ^ a b Sela, Maya (15 July 2010). "Head to Head With Moshe Ivgy". Haaretz.
  2. ^ Head to Head with Moshe Ivgy
  3. ^ "Dana Ivgy, born to act". Ynetnews. 14 May 2010.
  4. ^ Israel Film Center, Moshe Ivgy
  5. ^ A foregone conclusion
  6. ^ /Israel Film Center, Moshe Ivgy
  7. ^ Shani, Roni. "כנסיית השכל: סיינטולוגיה, הדרך אל העושר" [Church of the Mind: Scientology, the Road to Wealth] (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Center for Cult Abuse Victims. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  8. ^ Hartman, Ben & Gravé-Lazi, Lidar. "Famed Israeli actor Moshe Ivgy accused of sexual harassment". Jpost.
  9. ^ Spiro, Amy (4 May 2018). "Actor Moshe Ivgy indicted for sexual assault". Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  10. ^ Kaplan Sommer, Allison (6 May 2018). "A Milestone for #MeToo and Israel: Iconic Actor Charged With Sexual Assault". Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  11. ^ Bachner, Michael. "Prominent Israeli actor Moshe Ivgy convicted of indecent assault". Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  12. ^ There Were Nights
  13. ^ "The award winners- Haifa International Film Festival 2016". Haifa International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 8 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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