STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 2,082 this week

Harry Houdini (1874–1926)


The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five brothers and one daughter born to rabbi Samuel Weiss and ... See full bio »

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 people
created 14 Jan 2011
 
list image
a list of 5 people
created 27 Mar 2012
 
a list of 179 people
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 651 people
created 1 month ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Harry Houdini.
1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actor (5 credits)
 1923 Haldane of the Secret Service
Heath Haldane (as Houdini)
 1922 The Man from Beyond
Howard Hillary / The Man From Beyond
 1920 Terror Island
Harry Harper (as Houdini)
 1919 The Grim Game
Harvey Hanford
 1919 The Master Mystery
Quentin Locke (as Houdini)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (20 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Broadway: "Everything". Directed by R.H. Burnside. Hippodrome Theatre; 461 performances. Cast included Harry Houdini. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 6 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Houdini

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Fire has always been and, seemingly, will always remain, the most terrible of the elements. See more »

Trivia:

Although born in Budapest, Hungary, he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. Today, his boyhood home there is maintained as a museum. See more »

Nickname:

The Great Houdini

Star Sign:

Aries

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Houdini's relative. BMann009
updated film about his life...? fitful_patchwork
Harry Houdini tiptop-1
the book need help tiggermaniac3000
Film with Houdini Stunt? kissthechaos
Chinese Water Torture Cell golfergal21
Discuss Harry Houdini on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page