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Herod the Great (Character)
from Herod the Great (1959)

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Alternate Names:
Erode / Herod / Herod I / Herod Senior / Herod The Great / Herodes / Hrode / King Herod / King Herrod / Kong Herodes / Principal Herod / Rey Herodes


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  1. Mary (????/IV) Played by Ben Kingsley (as King Herod)
  2. The Star (2017) Played by Christopher Plummer (as King Herod)
  3. Chasing the Star (2017) Played by Ralph Lister (as King Herod)

  4. Joseph and Mary (2016) Played by Lawrence Bayne (as King Herod)
  5. A Christmas Horror Story (2015) Played by Damir Andrei (as Principal Herod)
    ... aka "A Holiday Horror Story" - USA (video box title)
  6. The Gospel of Mark (2015) Played by Azouzi Omar
  7. The Gospel of John (2014) Played by Azouzi Omar
  8. Figli di Maam (2014) Played by Franco Nero (as Herod)
  9. The Gospel of Matthew (2014) Played by Azouzi Omar
  10. Opera Betlém (2013) (TV) Played by Jirí Stedron (as Herodes)
  11. The King (2013) Played by LaShawn Banks (as Herod)
  12. So This Is Christmas (2013) Played by Michael Mandanas (as Herod)
  13. "The Bible"
        - Survival (2013) TV episode, Played by Sam Douglas (as King Herod)
        - Hope (2013) TV episode, Played by Sam Douglas (as Herod)
  14. Holy Night! (2011) Played by Stefan Ashton Frank (as King Herod)
  15. "The Nativity"
        - Part 4 (2010) TV episode, Played by Vincent Regan (as Herod)
        - Part 3 (2010) TV episode, Played by Vincent Regan (as Herod)
        - Part 2 (2010) TV episode, Played by Vincent Regan (as Herod)

  16. El misterio Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar (2008) (TV) Played by Hermenegildo González (as Herodes)
  17. "Rome"
        - Death Mask (2007) TV episode, Played by René Zagger (as Herod)
  18. La stella dei re (2007) (TV) Played by Nicola Di Pinto (as Herodes)
  19. The Nativity Story (2006) Played by Ciarán Hinds (as Herod)
  20. The Very First Noel (2006) (V) Played by Steve Twitchell (as Herod)
  21. Secrets of Herod's Reign (2006) Played by Selva Rasalingam (as Herod)
    ... aka "The Real Herod" - UK (original title)
  22. It's a Boy! (2005) (V) Played by Steven Berkoff (as Herod)
  23. The Life and the Passion of Christ (2005) (TV) Played by Marat Glazer (as King Herod)
  24. AD/BC: A Rock Opera (2004) (TV) Played by Dan Antopolski (as King Herod)
  25. The 3 Wise Men (2003) Played by Craig Stevenson (as Herod) / Javier Gurruchaga (as Herodes)
    ... aka "Los reyes magos" - France (original title)
  26. "Jesus & Josefine"
        - Flugten til Egypten (2003) TV episode, Played by Asger Reher (as Kong Herodes)
        - Guld, røgelse og myrra skær (2003) TV episode, Played by Asger Reher (as Kong Herodes)
  27. Mary, Mother of the Son of God (2003) Played by Tonico Pereira (as Herodes)
    ... aka "Maria, Mãe do Filho de Deus" - Brazil (original title)
  28. The Prince of Peace (2003) (V) Played by Larry Neuman (as Herod)
  29. "Bible Mysteries"
        - The Nativity, Herod and the Massacre (????) TV episode, Played by Hamid Ayad (as Herod)
  30. Sister Mary Explains It All (2001) (TV) Played by Steven Taylor (as King Herod)
  31. Joseph of Nazareth (2000) (TV) Played by Ennio Fantastichini (as Herodes)
    ... aka "Gli amici di Gesù - Giuseppe di Nazareth" - Italy (original title)
    ... aka "Close to Jesus" - USA (DVD box title)
    ... aka "The Friends of Jesus - Joseph of Nazareth" - International (English title)
  32. The 3 Kings (2000) Played by Ron Moody (as King Herod)

  33. The Flint Street Nativity (1999) (TV) Played by Frank Skinner (as Herod)
  34. Mary, Mother of Jesus (1999) (TV) Played by Hywel Bennett (as Herod)
  35. "Navidad fabuloja" Played by Juan Carlos Nava (as Herodes)
        - Episode #1.2 (1998) TV episode, Played by Juan Carlos Nava (as Herodes)
        - Episode #1.3 (1998) TV episode, Played by Juan Carlos Nava (as Herodes)
        - Episode #1.1 (1998) TV episode, Played by Juan Carlos Nava (as Herodes)
  36. Marie de Nazareth (1995) Played by Marc de Jonge (as Hrode)
    ... aka "Mary of Nazareth" - USA (informal literal English title)
  37. The Gospel According to Matthew (1993) Played by Patrick Mynhardt (as Herod Senior)
    ... aka "The Visual Bible: Matthew" - South Africa (original title)
    ... aka "Jesus the Christ" - USA (video title)

  38. "Animated Stories from the New Testament"
        - The King Is Born (1987) TV episode, Played by Michael Flynn (as Herod)
  39. The Nativity (1987) (V) Played by Vincent Price (as King Herod)
    ... aka "The Greatest Adventure: Stories from the Bible - The Nativity" - USA (series title)
  40. Un bambino di nome Gesù (1987) (TV) Played by Fethi Haddaoui (as Erode) / Hatteb Semlali (as Herod)
  41. L'enfance du Christ (1986) (TV) Played by Richard Van Allan (as Herod)
  42. The Rock Nativity (1980) (TV) Played by Colm Wilkinson (as King Herod)
  43. La vida de nuestro señor Jesucristo (1980) Played by Ivan J. Rado
    ... aka "The Life of Jesus Christ" - USA (video title)
    ... aka "The Nativity: The Life of Jesus Christ" - USA (DVD title)

  44. Follow the Star (1979) (TV) Played by Lewis Fiander (as Herod)
  45. Mary and Joseph: A Story of Faith (1979) (TV) Played by Amos Mokadi (as Herod)
    ... aka "Story of Faith" - , USA (working title)
  46. In Search of Historic Jesus (1979) Played by David Opatoshu (as Herod)
  47. De verrijzenis van Ons Heer (1979) (TV) Played by Joris Collet (as Herodes)
    ... aka "The Resurrection of Our Lord" - International (English title) (literal title)
  48. The Nativity (1978) (TV) Played by Leo McKern (as Herod)
  49. "Jesus of Nazareth"
        - Part 1 (1977) TV episode, Played by Peter Ustinov
  50. The Three Wise Men (1976) Played by Víctor Alcocer (as Rey Herodes)
    ... aka "Los 3 reyes magos" - Mexico (original title)
  51. Il messia (1975) Played by Vittorio Caprioli
  52. Jesús, el niño Dios (1971) Played by Ivan J. Rado (as Herodes)
  53. Jesús, nuestro Señor (1971) Played by Carlos East (as Herodes)

  54. L'enfance du Christ (1966) (TV) Played by Donald Gramm (as Herod)
  55. El proceso de Cristo (1966) Played by Alfredo Wally Barrón (as Herodes)
    ... aka "The Trial of Christ" - International (English title) (literal English title)
  56. The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) Played by Claude Rains (as King Herod)
    ... aka "George Stevens Presents The Greatest Story Ever Told" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
  57. Herodes und Mariamne (1965) (TV) Played by Walter Richter (as Herodes)
    ... aka "Herod and Marianne" - International (English title) (literal English title)
  58. L'enfance du Christ (1964) (TV) Played by Glen Tetley (as Herod) / Giorgio Tozzi (as Herod)
  59. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) Played by Amerigo Bevilacqua (as Herod I)
    ... aka "Il vangelo secondo Matteo" - Italy (original title)
  60. No Star on the Way Back (1963) (TV) Played by John Gabriel (as Herod)
  61. King of Kings (1961) Played by Grégoire Aslan (as Herod)
    ... aka "Samuel Bronston's Production King of Kings" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
  62. Bibliska bilder (1961) (TV) Played by Ivo Cramér (as Herod)
  63. "Play of the Week"
        - Emmanuel (1960) TV episode, Played by Albert Dekker (as King Herod)

  64. Herod the Great (1959) Played by Edmund Purdom (as Erode) / Edmund Purdom (as Herodes)
    ... aka "Erode il grande" - Italy (original title)
  65. "Kraft Theatre"
    ... aka "Kraft Television Theatre" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Kraft Mystery Theatre" - USA (new title)
        - The Other Wise Man (1957) TV episode, Played by Robert Pastene (as King Herod)
  66. Behold, the King (1957) (TV) Played by Heron Carvic (as Herod)
  67. "Folio"
        - The Nativity (1956) TV episode, Played by Barry Morse (as King Herod)
  68. "Family Theatre"
        - A Star Shall Rise (1952) TV episode, Played by Morris Ankrum (as King Herod)
  69. "Studio One in Hollywood"
    ... aka "Studio One" - USA (original title)
    ... aka "Studio One Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
    ... aka "Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
    ... aka "Westinghouse Studio One" - USA (alternative title)
    ... aka "Westinghouse Summer Theatre" - USA (summer title)
        - The Play of the Nativity of the Child Jesus (1952) TV episode, Played by Thomas Chalmers (as King Herod)
  70. "The Living Bible"
        - Childhood of Jesus (????) TV episode, Played by Harry Woods (as King Herod)
  71. "The Living Christ Series" Played by Will Wright
    ... aka "Greatest Bible Stories" - USA (cable TV title)
    ... aka "The Life of Christ" - USA (DVD title)
    ... aka "The Story of Jesus" - USA (video title)
        - Escape to Egypt (1951) TV episode, Played by Will Wright (as Herod The Great)

  72. The Coventry Nativity Play (1949) (TV) Played by Alan Wheatley (as Herod)
  73. Reina de reinas: La Virgen María (1948) Played by Carlos Martínez Baena (as Rey Herodes)
    ... aka "Queen of Queens: The Virgin Mary" - International (English title) (literal English title)
  74. The Coventry Nativity Play (1947) (TV) Played by Alan Wheatley (as Herod)

  75. Cleopatra (1934) Played by Joseph Schildkraut (as Herod)

  76. Le berceau de dieu (1926) Played by Léon Mathot (as Hrode)

  77. The Birth of Our Saviour (1914) Played by Frank McGlynn Sr. (as Herod)
  78. The Star of Bethlehem (1912) Played by William Russell (as Herod)
  79. From the Manger to the Cross; or, Jesus of Nazareth (1912) Played by George Kellog (as Herod) / J. Owen Sterling (as Herod)
    ... aka "Jesus of Nazareth" - USA (recut version)

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Fun Stuff

From King of Kings (1961)
Herod: Lucius, order every first born male child put to the sword.
Lucius: I am a Roman soldier. I do not murder children.
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