Revered Israeli actor/director Assi Dayan has died, aged 68.

The filmmaker, whose father was Israel's former Defence Minister Moshe Dayan, was found dead in his Tel Aviv home on Thursday (01May14).

A cause of death has not yet been released.

As an actor, Dayan portrayed a psychologist in hit Israeli Tv drama Be'Tipul, which was adapted as In Treatment in the U.S..

He also directed 17 films, including comedy Halfon Hill Doesn't Answer, and the critically-acclaimed Life According to Agfa.

He married three times and has four children.