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Leonid Kinskey (1903–1998)

Leonid Kinskey, originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, performed across Europe and much of Latin America before his arrival in the United States. By 1932 he landed a small role as a radical in Ernst Lubitsch's comedy, Trouble in Paradise (1932). The next year he played an agitator in Duck Soup (1933). He went on to play small parts, nearly always... See full bio »

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 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Stanislausky - Accordion Player (uncredited)
 1956 Glory
 1955 The Man with the Golden Arm
 1952 Gobs and Gals
 1951 Honeychile
Chick Lister
 1950 Nancy Goes to Rio
Ivan Putroff (uncredited)
 1949 Bashful Romeo (Short)
 1949 The Great Sinner
Bandleader in Park (uncredited)
 1949 Alimony
Joe Wood
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
 1944 Can't Help Singing
 1944 That's My Baby!
Doctor Svatsky
 1944 The Fighting Seabees
Johnny Novasky
 1943 Gildersleeve on Broadway
Window Washer
 1943 El circo
Cliente ruso zapatero (as L. Kinsky)
 1943 Let's Have Fun
Gregory Loosnikoff
 1943 Cinderella Swings It
Vladimir Smitkin
 1942 Somewhere I'll Find You
Dorloff (uncredited)
 1942 The Talk of the Town
Jan Pulaski
 1942 I Married an Angel
 1942 Brooklyn Orchid
Ignatz Rachkowsky
 1942 Lady for a Night
 1941 Ball of Fire
Prof. Quintana
 1941 Week-End in Havana
 1941 Throwing a Party (Short)
Horace / Dr. Boris Ivanovitch
 1941 Broadway Limited
 1941 That Night in Rio
 1941 So Ends Our Night
The Chicken
 1940 Down Argentine Way
Tito Acuna
 1940 He Stayed for Breakfast
Comrade Nicky
 1939 Day-Time Wife
 1939 On Your Toes
Ivan Boultonoff
 1939 The Spellbinder
Harry Beldon - Saxophone Player
 1939 Exile Express
 1938 Flirting with Fate
Pedro Lopez
 1938 The Great Waltz
 1938 Algiers
 1938 Professor Beware
Tableau Director (uncredited)
 1938 Three Blind Mice
Young Man
 1938 A Trip to Paris
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938
Ivan (uncredited)
 1938 Outside of Paradise
Cafe Owner Ivan Petrovich
 1937 Wise Girl
Eccentric Greenwich Village Writer (uncredited)
 1937 Candid Cameramaniacs (Short)
Otto (uncredited)
 1937 Nothing Sacred
Ferdinand Roassare - Poet (uncredited)
 1937 My Dear Miss Aldrich
A Waiter
 1937 The Sheik Steps Out
Allusi Ali
 1937 One Hundred Men and a Girl
Pianist at Mrs. Frost's Party (uncredited)
 1937 Make a Wish
 1937 Meet the Boy Friend
Dr. Sokoloff
 1937 Married Before Breakfast
Mischa Lapidoff (uncredited)
 1937 The Girl from Scotland Yard
Mischa, cellist
 1937 Café Metropole
 1937 The Woman I Love (uncredited)
 1937 Maytime
Student in Bar (uncredited)
 1937 Espionage
Maxie Burgos
 1937 We're on the Jury
Professor Nicholas Krakin
 1936 Love on the Run
Man on Train (uncredited)
 1936 The Garden of Allah
Voluble Arab (uncredited)
 1936 The Big Broadcast of 1937
 1936 Violets in Spring (Short)
The Piano Player (uncredited)
 1936 The General Died at Dawn
 1936 A Son Comes Home
Hoodlum (uncredited)
 1936 Rhythm on the Range
 1936 The Road to Glory
Leg wounded trying wire rescue
 1936 Three Godfathers
Card Player (uncredited)
 1935 Peter Ibbetson
Prisoner (uncredited)
 1935 I Live My Life
Waiter (uncredited)
 1935 Goin' to Town
Cecil - Interior Decorator (uncredited)
 1935 The Gilded Lily
Vocal Teacher (uncredited)
 1935 The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Snake Charmer (uncredited)
 1934 We Live Again
Simon Kartinkin (as Leonid Kinsky)
 1934 Marie Galante
Arohnson (uncredited)
 1934 The Merry Widow
Shepherd (uncredited)
 1934 Straight Is the Way
Mechanic (uncredited)
 1934 Fugitive Road
Nicholas Petrovich, tall smuggler
 1934 Hollywood Party
Jake the Cabbie (uncredited)
 1934 Strictly Dynamite
Garçon (uncredited)
 1934 Change of Heart
Party Guest (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat and the Fiddle
Hans - Conservatory Violinist (uncredited)
 1933 Girl Without a Room
Gallopsky (as Leonid Kinsky)
 1933 Duck Soup
Agitator (as Leonid Kinsky)
 1933 Storm at Daybreak
Serbian Villager (uncredited)
 1932 Trouble in Paradise
The Communist
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Alternate Names:

L. Kinsky | Leonid Kinsky | The Mad Russian

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On why he turned down a regular part on "Hogan's Heroes": "The premise to me was both false and offensive. The Nazis were seldom dumb and never funny."


He emigrated from Russia after the Communist Revolution of 1917, then worked in Europe, then came to Hollywood, and became a character actor, and eventually became a U.S. citizen. See more »


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