Zvika Hadar

Zvika Hadar
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Zvi Fruchter

(1966-04-07) 7 April 1966 (age 55)
Beersheba, Israel
Occupation Reality and game show host, television and actor

Zvika Hadar (Hebrew: צביקה הדר‎, Hebrew pronunciation: [ˈt͡svika haˈdaʁ]; born 7 April 1966) is an Israeli actor, comedian and television host.


Zvi (Zvika) Fruchter (later Hadar) was born in Beersheba, Israel, to Romanian Jewish family.[1] As a child, he studied piano.[2] Early in his career, he composed numbers for musicals.

Hadar first appeared on television as Jojo Khalastra on the satiric show Ha-Comedy Store. He was the host of Kokhav Nolad, the Israeli version of Idol for ten seasons. He has also acted in a number of Israeli movies including starring in Pick a Card.

In September 2012, Hadar suffered cardiac arrest upon arriving at clinic in Tel Aviv for a checkup. The cardiologist performed CPR and revived him. He was transferred taken to Ichilov Hospital and was released after cardiac catheterization.[3]

Awards and recognition

In 1999, he was nominated for Best Actor award at the Awards of the Israeli Film Academy for his role in Afula Express.


  • 1998: Shemesh as Nachum Shemesh
  • 1999: Kochavim Baribu'a (TV series)
  • 1999: Afula Express as David
  • 2001: Shachar (TV series)
  • 2010: Blue Natalie (TV series) as Gadi Amit
  • 2013: Hunting Elephants as Daniel


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