F. Murray Abraham is an American actor best known for his starring role as famed composer Antonio Salieri, the rival to Mozart, in the 1984 feature film Amadeus, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor.
He is also known for his starring role as Dar Adal, a retired black ops specialist, in the psychological thriller television drama series Homeland.
Abraham has also created memorable performances in such films as Serpico, Scarface, Bored to Death, and numerous European films opposite such acting luminaries as Lina Wertmuller, Sophia Loren, Giancarlo Giannini, Claudia Cardinale, and Max von Sydow.
He made his Broadway debut in Man in the Glass Booth directed by Harold Pinter, and has appeared in numerous stage productions including the 20th anniversary production of The Caretaker and Waiting for Godot with Robin Williams, Steve Martin, and Bill Irwin, directed by Mike Nichols, as well as stage productions of plays by Sophocles, Aristophanes, Jonson, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Molière, Fadeau, Giraudoux, Rostand, Chekhov, J.C. Oates, Pirandello, Beckett, Pinter, Miller, McNally, Guare, and Shepard.
He has performed experimental work with Joseph Chaikin, Pina Bausch, Richard Foreman, Andrei Serban, Linda Mussmann, and two evenings of one-act plays by Ethan Coen.
He is both an Obie Award and John Gielgud Award winner. His television credits include roles on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Good Wife and Louie.