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Joseph Schildkraut (1896–1964)


An imposing Austrian import-turned-matinée idol on the silent screen, Hollywood actor Joseph Schildkraut went on to conquer talking films as well -- with Oscar-winning results. Inclined towards smooth, cunning villainy, his Oscar came instead for his sympathetic portrayal of Captain Alfred Dreyfus in The Life of Emile Zola (1937). His most ... See full bio »

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 1963 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Henry Weber
- Whose Little Girl Are You? (1963) ... Henry Weber
 1963 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mr. Stehlik
- 5: Part 3 (1963) ... Mr. Stehlik
- 5: Part 1 (1963) ... Mr. Stehlik
 1963 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Dr. Hans Frolick
- Jake Dance (1963) ... Dr. Hans Frolick
 1962 Sam Benedict (TV Series)
Rabbi Gottlieb
- Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells (1962) ... Rabbi Gottlieb
 1961-1962 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
John Holt / Alfred Becker
- The Trade-Ins (1962) ... John Holt
- Deaths-Head Revisited (1961) ... Alfred Becker
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Maxwell Keller
- The Stepping Stone (1962) ... Dr. Maxwell Keller
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Henri Cassin
- So Dark the Night (1955) ... Henri Cassin
 1954 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Joseph Mayerhoff
- The Hand of the Hunter (1954) ... Joseph Mayerhoff
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Taste (1954)
 1953 Joseph Schildkraut Presents (TV Series)
Host / The Professor
- The Professor (1953) ... Host / The Professor
 1953 Hamlet (TV Movie)
King Claudius
 1953 The Web (TV Series)
- A Time for Dying (1953)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
- Point of Honor (1953)
 1952 Personal Appearance Theater (TV Series)
- The Chair (1952)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Waiting for Love (1951)
 1951 Sure As Fate (TV Series)
- One in a Million (1951)
 1949-1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Uncle Harry / Mr. Edwards
- Uncle Harry (1950) ... Uncle Harry
- Kind Lady (1949) ... Mr. Edwards
 1948 The Gallant Legion
Senator Clarke Faulkner
 1948 Old Los Angeles
Luis Savarin
 1947 Northwest Outpost
Count Igor Savin
 1946 Plainsman and the Lady
Peter Marquette
 1946 Monsieur Beaucaire
Don Francisco
 1945 Flame of Barbary Coast
Tito Morell
 1941 The Parson of Panamint
Bob Deming
 1940 Meet the Wildcat
Leon Dumeray
 1939 Pack Up Your Troubles
Hugo Ludwig
 1939 The Rains Came
Mr. Bannerjee
 1939 Lady of the Tropics
Pierre Delaroch
 1939 Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation
Hendrik Manderson
 1938 Suez
Vicomte Rene De Latour
 1938 The Baroness and the Butler
Baron Georg Marissey
 1937 Lady Behave!
Michael Andrews
 1937 Lancer Spy
Prince Ferdi Zu Schwarzwald
 1937 Souls at Sea
Gaston de Bastonet
 1937 Slave Ship
Danelo
 1935 Hollywood Extra Girl (Documentary short)
Crusades Actor (uncredited)
 1935 The Crusades
Conrad - Marquis of Montferrat
 1934 Cleopatra
Herod
 1934 Sisters Under the Skin
Zukowski
 1934 Viva Villa!
Gen. Pascal
 1932 The Blue Danube
Sandor
 1931 Venetian Nights
Count Andreas Scipio
 1930 Night Ride
Joe Rooker
 1929 The Mississippi Gambler
Jack Morgan
 1928 Tenth Avenue
Joe Ross
 1928 The Blue Danube
Lugwig
 1927 The Forbidden Woman
Jean La Coste
 1927 His Dog
Peter Olsen
 1927 The Heart Thief
Paul Kurt
 1926 Young April
Prince Caryl
 1926 Meet the Prince
Prince Nicholas
 1926 Shipwrecked
Larry O'Neil
 1923 The Song of Love
Raymon Valverde
 1919 Der Diamant des Todes (Short)
 1919 Die schwarze Fahne (Short)
 1916 Der Glücksschneider (Short) (as Josef Schildkraut)
 1915 Schlemihl
Jakob
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Between Two Worlds. Drama. Written by Elmer Rice. Scenic Design by Aline Bernstein. Directed by Elmer Rice. Belasco Theatre: 25 Oct 1934- Nov 1934 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Osceola Archer (as "Rose Henneford") [Broadway debut], Edilou Bailhe, Samuel Bonnell (as "The Photographer's Assistant"), Elmer Brown, ... See more »

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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Josef Schildkraut

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Trivia:

Played a victim of the Holocaust three times, in the original stage and film versions of "The Diary of Anne Frank," as Otto Frank, and in the Twilight Zone episode "Deaths-Head Revisited" as Becker. Although by then a US citizen, living and working in America during the time of the Holocaust, as a Jew, he lost many relatives to the Nazi terrors, something of which he didn't learn the full extent ... See more »

Nickname:

Pepi

Star Sign:

Aries

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