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Vincent Price (I) (1911–1993)


Actor, writer, and gourmet, Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. was born in St Louis, Missouri, to Marguerite Cobb (Wilcox) and Vincent Leonard Price, Sr., president of the National Candy Company. He traveled through Europe, studied at Yale and became an actor. He made his screen debut in 1938, and after many minor roles, he began to perform in low-budget ... See full bio »

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Known For

House of Usher
House of Usher Roderick Usher
(1960)
House of Wax
House of Wax Prof. Henry Jarrod
(1953)
The Fly
The Fly François Delambre
(1958)
The Hollywood Squares
The Hollywood Squares Himself - Panelist / Himself - Center Square
(1967-1980)

Filmography

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 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler
ZigZag (voice)
 1992 The Heart of Justice (TV Movie)
Reggie Shaw
 1991 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series)
Narrator
- How Sweetie It Is (1991) ... Narrator (voice)
 1990 Edward Scissorhands
The Inventor
 1990 Catchfire
Mr. Avoca
 1988 Dead Heat
Arthur P. Loudermilk
 1988 Michaels' Movie Madness (TV Series)
 1987 Sparky's Magic Piano (Video)
Henry, Sparky's dad (voice)
 1987 The Little Troll Prince (TV Movie)
King Ulvik #1 (voice)
 1987 The Nativity (Video short)
King Herod (voice)
 1987 The Whales of August
Mr. Maranov
 1987 From a Whisper to a Scream
Julian White
 1987 Read, Write and Draw (TV Series)
Dr. Vincent Price - Host
 1986 Escapes (TV Movie)
The Mailman / Host (Hall of Faces)
 1986 The Great Mouse Detective
Professor Ratigan (voice)
 1986 Blacke's Magic (TV Series)
Emeric Valdemar
- Wax Poetic (1986) ... Emeric Valdemar
 1986 Greatest Adventure Stories from Bible (TV Series)
King Herod
- The Nativity (1986) ... King Herod
 1985 Simon & Schuster Communications (Video short)
Narrator
 1985 The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo (TV Series)
Vincent VanGhoul
- Horror-Scope Scoob (1985) ... Vincent VanGhoul (voice)
- The Ghouliest Show on Earth (1985) ... Vincent VanGhoul (voice)
- Coast-to-Ghost (1985) ... Vincent VanGhoul (voice)
- Scooby in Kwackyland (1985) ... Vincent VanGhoul (voice)
- It's a Wonderful Scoob (1985) ... Vincent VanGhoul (voice)
 1984 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Narrator / The Magic Mirror
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1984) ... The Magic Mirror
 1984 Bloodbath at the House of Death
Sinister Man
 1983 Michael Jackson: Thriller (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1983 Hansel and Gretel (TV Movie)
Host
 1983 House of the Long Shadows
Lionel Grisbane
 1982 Ruddigore (TV Movie)
Sir Despard Murgatroyd
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Baxter Garwood
- The Ransom (1982) ... Baxter Garwood
 1982 Fun with Mr. Future (Short)
Mad Scientist
 1982 Vincent (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1981 Standing Room Only (TV Series)
Professor Humperdo
- Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner (1981) ... Professor Humperdo
 1981 Bustin' Loose
Alcoholic Mechanic (scenes deleted)
 1981 The Monster Club
Eramus
 1980 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1980 I Go Pogo
Deacon Mushrat (voice)
 1979 The Strange Case of Alice Cooper (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 1979 Scavenger Hunt
Milton Parker
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
Jason Winters
- The Death/Boxer (1979) ... Jason Winters
- Rodeo/Cop (1979) ... Jason Winters
- The Copy-Writer/The Figure Skater (1979) ... Jason Winters
- Garbage Man/Doctor's Wife (1979) ... Jason Winters
 1978 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Wendell Mordan - 'The Amazing Alonzo'
- Ship of Ghouls (1978) ... Wendell Mordan - 'The Amazing Alonzo'
 1978 Ringo (TV Movie)
Dr. Nancy
 1977 Lindsay Wagner: Another Side of Me (TV Special)
Silent Movie Villain
 1977 The Butterfly Ball
Narrator
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series)
Representative of the A.G.I.A
- Episode #1.3 (1977) ... Representative of the A.G.I.A
 1977 Légendes du Québec (Short)
Narrator (English version, voice)
 1976 The Bionic Woman (TV Series)
Manfred / Cyrus Carstairs
- Black Magic (1976) ... Manfred / Cyrus Carstairs
 1976 Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Director Michael Raynor
- The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario (1976) ... Director Michael Raynor
 1975 Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare
Spider Voice (voice)
 1975 Journey Into Fear
Dervos
 1975 Alice Cooper: The Nightmare (TV Movie)
The Spirit of the Nightmare
 1975 Consumer Survival Kit (TV Series)
 1974 The Devil's Triangle (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 1974 It's Not the Size That Counts
Stavos Mammonian
 1974 Madhouse
Paul Toombes
 1974 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Michael Bastion
- A Black Day for Bluebeard (1974) ... Michael Bastion
 1974 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #7.19 (1974) ... Various Characters
 1973 Columbo (TV Series)
David Lang
- Lovely But Lethal (1973) ... David Lang
 1973 Theater of Blood
Edward Lionheart
 1972 The Brady Bunch (TV Series)
Professor Hubert Whitehead
- The Tiki Caves (1972) ... Professor Hubert Whitehead
- Pass the Tabu (1972) ... Professor Hubert Whitehead (uncredited)
 1971-1972 Night Gallery (TV Series)
John Carnby / Professor (segment "Class of '99")
- The Return of the Sorcerer (1972) ... John Carnby
- Death in the Family/The Merciful/Class of '99/Witches' Feast (1971) ... Professor (segment "Class of '99")
 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again
Dr. Anton Phibes
 1971 What's a Nice Girl Like You...? (TV Movie)
William Spevin
 1968-1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himsef - Actor
- Episode #11.17 (1971) ... Himsef - Actor
- Episode #7.121 (1968)
 1971 The Golddiggers (TV Series) (1972)
 1971 Curiosity Shop (TV Series)
- Special (1971)
 1971 The Abominable Dr. Phibes
Dr. Anton Phibes
 1971 Here Comes Peter Cottontail (TV Movie)
January Q. Irontail (voice)
 1956-1971 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series)
Claude Casserole / Clarence Narrow - Deadeye's Atty Brother / Clem's Teacher / ...
- The Castaways (1971) ... Claude Casserole
- Blood Is Thicker Than Water and Harder to Shave With (1970) ... Clarence Narrow - Deadeye's Atty Brother
- He Who Steals My Robot Steals Trash (1968) ... Dr. Johnson Jr.
- Climb Upon My Knee, Dummy Boy (1967) ... Dr. Flygrabber
 1971 The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (TV Series)
The Narrator
- Episode #1.99 (1971) ... The Narrator
- Episode #1.98 (1971) ... The Narrator
- Episode #1.97 (1971) ... The Narrator
- Episode #1.96 (1971) ... The Narrator
- Episode #1.95 (1971) ... The Narrator
 1970 Cucumber Castle (TV Movie)
Wicked Count Voxville
 1970 Holiday Startime Special (TV Movie)
Drunk after Christmas Day
 1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
John Wells / Wentworth
- A Time of Hyacinths (1970) ... John Wells / Wentworth
 1970 Here's Lucy (TV Series)
Vincent Price
- Lucy Cuts Vincent's Price (1970) ... Vincent Price
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series) (segment "Love and the Haunted House")
- Love and the Decision/Love and the Haunted House (1970) ... (segment "Love and the Haunted House")
 1970 Cry of the Banshee
Lord Edward Whitman
 1970 Scream and Scream Again
Dr. Browning
 1969 Get Smart (TV Series)
Dr. Jarvis Pym
- Is This Trip Necessary? (1969) ... Dr. Jarvis Pym
 1969 World Wide Adventures: Annabel Lee (Short)
Narrator
 1969 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Mr. Middleton
- Fly in My Stew (1969) ... Mr. Middleton
 1969 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Dr. Austin Sloper
- The Heiress (1969) ... Dr. Austin Sloper
 1969 The Oblong Box
Julian
 1969 The Trouble with Girls
Mr. Morality
 1969 Daniel Boone (TV Series)
Dr. Thaddeus Morton
- Copperhead Izzy (1969) ... Dr. Thaddeus Morton
 1969 More Dead Than Alive
Dan Ruffalo
 1968 Spirits of the Dead
Narrator (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1968 The Conqueror Worm
Matthew Hopkins
 1966-1967 Batman (TV Series)
Egghead
- The Ogg Couple (1967) ... Egghead
- Catwoman's Dressed to Kill (1967) ... Egghead (uncredited)
- How to Hatch a Dinosaur (1967) ... Egghead
- The Ogg and I (1967) ... Egghead
- Louie, the Lilac (1967) ... Egghead (uncredited)
 1967 The Jackals
Oupa Decker
 1967 House of 1,000 Dolls
Felix Manderville
 1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Professor Multiple
- The Deadly Dolls (1967) ... Professor Multiple
 1967 F Troop (TV Series)
Count Sfoza
- V Is for Vampire (1967) ... Count Sfoza
 1966 Clown Alley (TV Movie)
The Skin Diver / Sharpshooter / Working Man
 1966 Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs
General Willis / Dr. Goldfoot
 1965 The Wild Weird World of Dr. Goldfoot (TV Short)
Dr. Goldfoot
 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Victor Marton
- The Foxes and Hounds Affair (1965) ... Victor Marton
 1965 Moment of Fear (TV Series)
 1965 City in the Sea
The Captain, Sir Hugh
 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia
Verden Fell
 1964 The Masque of the Red Death
Prince Prospero
 1964 The Last Man on Earth
Dr. Robert Morgan
 1963 The Comedy of Terrors
Waldo Trumbull
 1963 Twice-Told Tales
Alex Medbourne / Dr. Giacomo Rappaccini / Gerald Pyncheon
 1963 The Haunted Palace
Charles Dexter Ward / Joseph Curwen
 1963 Beach Party
Big Daddy
 1963 Diary of a Madman
Magistrate Simon Cordier
 1963 The Raven
Dr. Erasmus Craven
 1962 Tower of London
Richard of Gloucester
 1962 Convicts 4
Carl Carmer
 1962 Tales of Terror
Locke / Fortunato Luchresi / Ernest Valdemar
 1962 Confessions of an Opium Eater
Gilbert De Quincey
 1961 Famous Ghost Stories (TV Movie)
Narrator
 1961 Rage of the Buccaneers
Romero
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum
Nicholas Medina / Sebastian Medina
 1961 Master of the World
Robur
 1961 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Roger Bauer
- Off the Set (1961) ... Roger Bauer
 1960 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
- Shame the Devil (1960)
 1960 Family Classics: The Three Musketeers (TV Movie)
Cardinal Richelieu
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series)
Michael Seemes
- Run-Around (1960) ... Michael Seemes
 1960 House of Usher
Roderick Usher
 1960 Startime (TV Series)
Sir Bors
 1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series)
Armand Duchette
- The Color of Venom (1960) ... Armand Duchette
 1959 Riverboat (TV Series)
Otto Justin
- Witness No Evil (1959) ... Otto Justin
 1959 The Bat
Dr. Malcolm Wells
 1959 The Tingler
Dr. Warren Chapin
 1959 The Big Circus
Hans Hagenfeld
 1959 Return of the Fly
Francois Delambre
 1959 House on Haunted Hill
Frederick Loren
 1958 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Charles Matthews
- The Moor's Revenge (1958) ... Charles Matthews
 1958 The Fly
François Delambre
 1956-1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
- Angel Street (1958)
 1952-1958 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Baron / Swede
- The Kind Mr. Smith (1958) ... Baron
- High Barrier (1957)
- The Blue Hotel (1957) ... Swede
- Sheila (1953)
- The Human Touch (1952)
 1956-1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bauregaard Archibald / Vince Meagher / Death
- Angel in the Air (1958) ... Bauregaard Archibald
- The Iron Horse (1957) ... Vince Meagher
- The Ballad of Mender McClure (1956) ... Death
 1958 Collector's Item (TV Movie)
Henry Prentiss
 1958 Half Hour to Kill (TV Series)
Gene Wolcott
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Jesse White / Alex / Clark Simmons
- Lone Woman (1957) ... Jesse White
- The Clouded Image (1957) ... Alex
- Forbidden Area (1956) ... Clark Simmons
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Howard Keith Howard
- The Perfect Alibi (1957) ... Howard Keith Howard
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Marius Lindsay
- Secret Darkness (1957) ... Marius Lindsay
 1957 The Story of Mankind
Mr. Scratch - The Devil
 1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Charles Courtney
- The Perfect Crime (1957) ... Charles Courtney
 1955-1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Dr. Farrin / Casey Lodge / Gideon Rone
- Avalanche at Devil's Pass (1957) ... Dr. Farrin
- Spin Into Darkness (1956) ... Casey Lodge
- Night of Execution (1955) ... Gideon Rone
 1957 Shower of Stars (TV Series)
- Star Time (1957)
 1955-1956 Crossroads (TV Series)
Reverend Alfred W. Price / Rabbi Gershom Seixas / Rev. Robert Russell
- God's Healing (1956) ... Reverend Alfred W. Price
- The Rebel (1956) ... Rabbi Gershom Seixas
- Cleanup (1955) ... Rev. Robert Russell
 1956 The Ten Commandments
Baka
 1956 Science Fiction Theatre (TV Series)
Sgt. Gary Williams / Dr. Philip Redmond
- One Thousand Eyes (1956) ... Sgt. Gary Williams
- Operation Flypaper (1956) ... Dr. Philip Redmond
 1956 The Vagabond King
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1956 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Alvanley
- Sister (1956) ... Alvanley
 1951-1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Joseph Bentley / Dr. Austin Sloper / Christoff / ...
- Sting in the Tail (1956) ... Joseph Bentley
- The Heiress (1954) ... Dr. Austin Sloper
- The Game of Chess (1952) ... Christoff
- The Promise (1951) ... Herbert
 1956 While the City Sleeps
Walter Kyne
 1956 Serenade
Charles Winthrop
 1955 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series)
Rev. John Hayes
- The Brainwashing of John Hayes (1955) ... Rev. John Hayes
 1955 Son of Sinbad
Omar Khayyam
 1954 The Mad Magician
Don Gallico / Gallico the Great
 1954 The Orange Coast College Story (Short)
Narrator
 1954 Casanova's Big Night
Casanova (uncredited)
 1954 Born in Freedom: The Story of Colonel Drake (Short)
Colonel Edwin L. Drake
 1954 Dangerous Mission
Paul Adams
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series)
- Dream Job (1953)
 1953 Summer Theatre (TV Series)
Cooper Fielding
- Dream Job (1953) ... Cooper Fielding
 1953 House of Wax
Prof. Henry Jarrod
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Peter Hammond
- The Ringmaster (1952) ... Peter Hammond
 1952 Gruen Guild Theater (TV Series)
Rodney Ames
- Dream Man (1952) ... Rodney Ames
 1952 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Duke de Chartles
- Monsieur Beaucaire (1952) ... Duke de Chartles
 1952 The Las Vegas Story
Lloyd Rollins
 1952 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Third Door (1952)
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
- Torture (1951) ... (unconfirmed)
 1951 His Kind of Woman
Mark Cardigan
 1951 Adventures of Captain Fabian
George Brissac
 1950 Curtain Call at Cactus Creek
Tracy Holland
 1950 Champagne for Caesar
Burnbridge Waters
 1950 The Baron of Arizona
James Addison Reavis 'The Baron'
 1949 The Christmas Carol (TV Short)
Narrator
 1949 Bagdad
Pasha Ali Nadim
 1949 The Bribe
Carwood
 1948 The Three Musketeers
Richelieu
 1948 Rogues' Regiment
Mark Van Ratten
 1948 Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
The Invisible Man (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Up in Central Park
Boss Tweed
 1947 Moss Rose
Police Inspector R. Clinner
 1947 The Long Night
Maximilian the Great
 1947 The Web
Andrew Colby
 1946 Dragonwyck
Nicholas Van Ryn
 1946 Shock
Dr. Richard Cross
 1945 Leave Her to Heaven
Russell Quinton
 1945 A Royal Scandal
Marquis de Fleury
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Angus Mealey
 1944 Laura
Shelby Carpenter
 1944 Wilson
William Gibbs McAdoo
 1944 The Eve of St. Mark
Pvt. Francis Marion
 1943 The Song of Bernadette
Prosecutor Vital Dutour
 1941 Hudson's Bay
King Charles II
 1940 Brigham Young
Joseph Smith
 1940 The House of the Seven Gables
Clifford Pyncheon
 1940 Green Hell
David Richardson
 1940 The Invisible Man Returns
Geoffrey Radcliffe
 1939 Tower of London
Duke of Clarence
 1939 The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
Sir Walter Raleigh
 1938 The Shoemaker's Holiday (TV Movie)
Master Hammon
 1938 Service de Luxe
Robert Wade
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Victoria Regina. Historical drama [return engagement]. Written by Laurence Housman. Incidental music arranged by Walter Leigh Directed by Gilbert Miller. Broadhurst Theatre: 31 Aug 1936- Jun 1937 (closing date unknown/314 performances). Cast: Helen Hayes (as "Victoria"), Mary Austin (as "A Maidservant"), Alan Bandler (as "Royal... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 10 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 25 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 8 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on accepting the role of Baka in The Ten Commandments (1956)] You aren't a movie actor until you've been in a DeMille film. See more »

Trivia:

His role in Edward Scissorhands (1990) was intended to be much larger, but since Price was very ill from emphysema and Parkinson's disease he was only able to appear in two scenes. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Nickname:

The King of the Grand Guignol See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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