Avi Hadash

Name in Hebrew: אבי חדש

Sometimes credited as:
Avi Chadash

Born 23rd September, 1959, in Petach Tikva, Israel. Avi Hadash began performing at a young age, becoming part of a drama group and appearing in his school's productions. When casting for the first Lemon Popsicle movie came along, Avi originally auditioned for the role of Bobby, "When they saw me they knew they didn't have what they were looking for" recalls Avi, "but I saw them whispering in the corner and then they told me, We have something in mind for you, and I got the part of Froike".

Originally the role of Froike was only written for the famous measuring scene in the beginning of Lemon Popsicle, but his character was expanded and was often at the receiving end of Huey's firm hand in the Popsicle movies.

Following the first movie, he went into the Israeli army and become and member of the Israel Defense Forces Theatre, which served as entertainment for fellow soldiers. During this time, he was unable to return to the series for Going Steady as he could not get leave to film any scenes but returned for Hot Bubblegum in 1981.

After three years in the army, he studied acting in the theater department of Tel Aviv University and got a BA. Due to his commitments to the university he could not appear in Private Popsicle but again returned to the Popsicle movies for Baby Love, and Up Your Anchor.

During and following the Popsicle movies, Avi mostly perfomed in theater in Israel, including Brighton Beach Memoirs by Neil Simon, in which he played the lead. Along with his roles on stage, Avi has made several TV appearances, and has voiced the hebrew versions of animated movies. 

Avi currently teaches and directs in various acting schools and is married to Susan Lewis, a singer from the USA with whom they have a son, Adam, born in 1997.

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Avi Hadash in Lemon Popsicle, Hot Bubblegum, Baby Love & Up Your Anchor






Live and Become (2005)
Up Your Anchor - Lemon Popsicle 6 (1985) 
Baby Love - Lemon Popsicle 5 (1984) 
Hot Bubblegum - Lemon Popsicle 3 (1981)
Lemon Popsicle (1979)