George worked in films of all genres alongside countless stars although often for only the briefest of appearances. Born in Syria, as Tufei Filthela, George may have begun his career in the Joseph De Grasse movie Bobbie of the Ballet (1916) as an uncredited "tenement dweller". George may have even appeared earlier than that in the 1915 serial The Broken Coin unbilled, as an actor who strongly favors him appears in a still photo from the chapter play with Francis Ford and Grace Cunard in Daniel Blum"s Pictorial History of the Silent Screen.
George went on to appear in Rex Ingram"s Gothic melodrama Black Orchids (1917) as a character named Ali Bara.
George worked in dozens of movies for Rex Ingram until 1926 when Ingram, tired of George"s gambling, sent him home on a business George became a regular in several films with Lon Chaney both at Universal Studios and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
George continued to appear in movie after movie until some time near his death at the age of 70 in 1968.