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Oskar Homolka (1898–1978)

Because of his heavy generically "European" accent and Slavic-sounding surname (not an uncommon one among Czechs or Slovaks), many people assumed Oscar Homolka was Eastern European or Russian. In fact, he was born in Vienna (then Austria-Hungary), the multicultural capital of a large multi-ethnic empire at the time. It was there he began his ... See full bio »

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Known For

Sabotage
Sabotage Her Husband
(1936)
The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch Dr. Brubaker
(1955)
Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire Prof. Gurkakoff
(1941)
I Remember Mama
I Remember Mama Uncle Chris
(1948)

Filmography

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 1976 The Invisible Man (TV Series)
Chairman Rojin
- An Attempt to Save Face (1976) ... Chairman Rojin
 1976 Kojak (TV Series)
Father Dimitrius
- The Forgotten Room (1976) ... Father Dimitrius (as Oscar Homolka)
 1975 Quiller (TV Series)
Cherevenko
- Safe Conduct (1975) ... Cherevenko
 1975 One of Our Own (TV Movie)
Dr. Helmut Von Schulthers
 1975 The Legendary Curse of the Hope Diamond (TV Movie)
Willem Fals
 1974 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series)
Father
- The Cafeteria (1974) ... Father (as Oscar Homolka)
 1974 The Tamarind Seed
Gen. Golitsyn (as Oscar Homolka)
 1973 The Protectors (TV Series)
Zoltan Kolas
- Border Line (1973) ... Zoltan Kolas
 1972 Van der Valk und das Mädchen (TV Movie)
Commissaris Sanson
 1970 Song of Norway
Engstrand
 1970 The Executioner
Racovsky
 1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot
The Commissar
 1968 Assignment to Kill
Inspector Ruff
 1967 Billion Dollar Brain
Col. Stok (as Oscar Homolka)
 1967 The Happening
Sam
 1966 Funeral in Berlin
Col. Stok (as Oscar Homolka)
 1965 Joy in the Morning
Stan Pulaski
 1964 The Rogues (TV Series)
Mr. Smith
- Plavonia, Hail and Farewell (1964) ... Mr. Smith
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Pozega
- A Lesson in Diplomacy (1964) ... Pozega
 1964 The DuPont Show of the Week (TV Series)
Tomas Medina-Colon
- Ambassador at Large (1964) ... Tomas Medina-Colon
 1964 The Long Ships
Krok
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Janek Cybowski
- Who Killed Jason Shaw? (1964) ... Janek Cybowski (as Oscar Homolka)
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Papa Landros
- Solo for B-Flat Clarinet (1963) ... Papa Landros
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Papa Landros
- For This Relief, Much Thanks (1963) ... Papa Landros
 1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Henry Brunewald
- Danger Zone (1963) ... Henry Brunewald
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
The Duke (as Oscar Homolka)
 1962 Boys' Night Out
Dr. Prokosch (as Oscar Homolka)
 1962 Theatre '62 (TV Series)
- Spellbound (1962)
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Pierre Jacquelin
- Waxworks (1962) ... Pierre Jacquelin
 1961 Mr. Sardonicus
Krull (as Oscar Homolka)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series)
Ghoul / Mr. Casale
- Rashomon (1960) ... Ghoul (as Oscar Homolka)
- A Very Special Baby (1960) ... Mr. Casale (as Oscar Homolka)
 1960 Rashomon (TV Movie)
 1958-1960 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Josef Chinik / The Doctor / Khrushchev
- In the Presence of Mine Enemies (1960) ... Josef Chinik
- Heart of Darkness (1958) ... The Doctor
 1957-1960 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Jan Vander Klaue / Carpius / Carl Kaminsky
- The Hero (1960) ... Jan Vander Klaue (as Oscar Homolka)
- The Ikon of Elijah (1960) ... Carpius (as Oscar Homolka)
- Reward to Finder (1957) ... Carl Kaminsky (as Oscar Homolka)
 1960 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
King
- The Ugly Duckling (1960) ... King
 1960 Art Carney Special (TV Series)
- Victory (1960)
 1960 The DuPont Show of the Month (TV Series)
Dr. Max Gottlieb
- Arrowsmith (1960) ... Dr. Max Gottlieb
 1959 Five Fingers (TV Series)
Baska
- Operation Ramrod (1959) ... Baska (as Oscar Homolka)
 1959 Startime (TV Series)
Adolf Verloc
 1958 Tempest
Savelic
 1958 The Key
Capt. Van Dam (as Oscar Homolka)
 1957 A Farewell to Arms
Dr. Emerich (as Oscar Homolka)
 1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series)
Prof. Burnside
- Murder in the House (1957) ... Prof. Burnside
 1957 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Capt. Cornelius Rockney / Halvard Solness
- You Touched Me (1957) ... Capt. Cornelius Rockney
 1957 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Jeno Reinitz
- Dowry for Ilona (1957) ... Jeno Reinitz (as Oscar Homolka)
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Christy Christakos
- Carnival at Midnight (1957) ... Christy Christakos
 1956 Joe & Mabel (TV Series)
Professor Caruso
- Mable's Voice (1956) ... Professor Caruso
 1956 War and Peace
Field Marshal Kutuzov (as Oscar Homolka)
 1955 The Seven Year Itch
Dr. Brubaker (as Oscar Homolka)
 1955 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- East of Nowhere (1955)
 1955 Producers' Showcase (TV Series)
- Darkness at Noon (1955) ... (as Oscar Homolka)
 1954 Prisoner of War
Col. Nikita I. Biroshilov (as Oscar Homolka)
 1954 The Motorola Television Hour (TV Series)
- Love Song (1954)
 1954 Justice (TV Series)
- The Baker's Sons (1954)
 1951 Der schweigende Mund
Dr.Herbert Hirth
 1951 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Bert
- The Man Who Bought a Town (1951) ... Bert
 1950 The White Tower
Andreas (as Oscar Homolka)
 1948 I Remember Mama
Uncle Chris (as Oscar Homolka)
 1943 Hostages
Lev Pressinger
 1943 Mission to Moscow
Maxim Litvinov, Foreign Minister
 1941 Ball of Fire
Prof. Gurkakoff (as Oscar Homolka)
 1941 Rage in Heaven
Dr. Rameau (as Oscar Homolka)
 1940 The Invisible Woman
Blackie (as Oscar Homolka)
 1940 Comrade X
Vasiliev (as Oscar Homolka)
 1940 Seven Sinners
Antro (as Oscar Homolka)
 1937 Ebb Tide
Capt. Jakob Therbecke
 1936 Sabotage
Her Husband (as Oscar Homolka)
 1936 Everything Is Thunder
Detective Schenck Götz
 1936 Rhodes
Ohm Paul Kruger
 1933 Unsichtbare Gegner
James Godfrey
 1933 Spies at Work
Blünzli (Agent B 18)
 1933 Moral und Liebe
Robert Keßler
 1932 Les nuits de Port Said
Winston Winkler
 1932 Nachtkolonne
André Carno
 1931 In the Employ of the Secret Service
Lanskoi, generalmajor
 1931 Between Night and Dawn
Anton, ihr Zuhälter
 1931 Der Weg nach Rio
Ricardo
 1930 Hocuspocus
Grandt
 1930 Masken
Breitkopf
 1930 Revolte im Erziehungshaus
Erzieher
 1928 Die Rothausgasse
Dr. Horner
 1928 The Prince of Rogues
Amtmann
 1928 Die Leibeigenen
Gouverneur Fürst Kurganow
 1928 Prince or Clown
Zurube
 1927 Petronella - Das Geheimnis der Berge
Fridolin Bortis
 1927 Die heilige Lüge
Jack
 1927 Regine, die Tragödie einer Frau
Robert, ihr Bruder
 1927 Das Mädchen ohne Heimat
Plempe
 1927 Dirnentragödie
Anton - Pimp
 1927 Aftermath
Der Matrose
 1926 Adventures of a Ten Mark Note
Direktor Haniel
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Stage Play: Bravo! Written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Scenic Design by Leo Kerz. Costume Design by Rose Bogdanoff. Evening gowns for Miss Darvas and Miss Talma by Castillo. Lyceum Theatre: 11 Nov 1948- 18 Dec 1948 (44 performances). Cast: Oskar Homolka (as "Zoltan Lazko"), Lili Darvas (as "Rosa Rucker"), King Calder (as "Wallace... See more »

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Predictably, Hollywood loved him most as the blustering Uncle Chris in I Remember Mama. In a 1944 New Yorker profile Homolka is quoted thus, "In Europe I played Othello, but in American pictures. . . . I am just the mean fellow who leers at the little heroine and dies hideously in the end." Howard Hawks, thankfully, showed us another side of Homolka when he cast him in Ball of Fire as the ... See more »

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