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George Zucco (1886–1960)

At 22, George Zucco decided to begin his stage career in earnest in the Canadian provinces in 1908. In the course of the following decade, he also performed in an American vaudeville tour with his young wife, Frances, in a routine called "The Suffragette." As World War I grew in scale, Zucco returned to England to join the army. He saw action and ... See full bio »

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Dead Men Walk
Dead Men Walk Dr. Lloyd Clayton / Dr. Elwyn Clayton
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Scared to Death
Scared to Death Dr. Joseph Van Ee
The Pirate
The Pirate The Viceroy


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 1951 David and Bathsheba
Egyptian Ambassador (uncredited)
 1951 The First Legion
Father Robert Stuart
 1951 Flame of Stamboul
The Voice
 1951 Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 Let's Dance
Judge Mackenzie
 1950 Harbor of Missing Men
H.G. Danziger
 1949 Madame Bovary
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway
The Judge
 1949 The Secret Garden
Dr. Fortescue
 1948 Joan of Arc
Constable of Clerveaux
 1948 Secret Service Investigator
Otto Dagoff
 1948 Who Killed Doc Robbin?
Doc Hugo Robbin
 1948 Tarzan and the Mermaids
Palanth - The High Priest
 1948 The Pirate
The Viceroy
 1947 Captain from Castile
Marquis De Carvajal
 1947 Where There's Life
Paul Stertorius
 1947 Desire Me
Father Donnard
 1947 Lured
Officer H. R. Barrett
 1947 Moss Rose
Craxton - the butler
 1947 The Imperfect Lady
Mr. Mallam
 1947 Scared to Death
Dr. Joseph Van Ee
 1945 Hold That Blonde!
Dr. Pavel Storasky
 1945 Confidential Agent
Detective Geddes
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf
Bey of Aribajan
 1945 Midnight Manhunt
 1945 Sudan
 1945 Having Wonderful Crime
King aka The Great Movel
 1944 Shadows in the Night
Frank Swift
 1944 The Seventh Cross
 1944 Return of the Ape Man
Ape Man
 1943 Never a Dull Moment
Tony Rocco
 1943 The Mad Ghoul
Dr. Alfred Morris
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Mr. Crepitude
 1943 The Black Raven
Amos Bradford aka The Raven
 1943 Sherlock Holmes in Washington
Heinrich Hinckel aka Richard Stanley
 1942 The Black Swan
Lord Denby
 1942 Half Way to Shanghai
Peter van Hoost
 1942 My Favorite Blonde
Dr. Hugo Streger
 1941 Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring
Dr. Edwin L. Jannery
 1941 A Woman's Face
Defense Attorney
 1941 Topper Returns
Dr. Jeris
 1941 The Monster and the Girl
Dr. Parry
 1940 Dark Streets of Cairo
 1940 Arise, My Love
Prison Governor
 1940 New Moon
Vicomte Ribaud
 1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
 1939 Here I Am a Stranger
James K. Spaulding
 1939 The Magnificent Fraud
Dr. Luis Virgo
 1939 Captain Fury
Arnold Trist
 1938 Charlie Chan in Honolulu
Dr. Cardigan
 1938 Suez
Prime Minister
 1938 Vacation from Love
Dr. Waxton
 1938 Marie Antoinette
Governor of Conciergerie (uncredited)
 1938 Fast Company
Otto Brockler
 1938 Lord Jeff
James 'Jim' Hampstead
 1938 Three Comrades
Dr. Plauten (uncredited)
 1938 Arsène Lupin Returns
Prefect of Police
 1937 Rosalie
General Maroff
 1937 Conquest
Sen. Malachowski (uncredited)
 1937 The Bride Wore Red
Count Armalia
 1937 Madame X
Dr. LaFarge
 1937 The Firefly
Secret Service Chief
 1937 Souls at Sea
Barton Woodley
 1937 London by Night
Inspector Jefferson
 1937 Saratoga
Dr. Harmsworth Bierd
 1936 After the Thin Man
Dr. Kammer
 1936 Sinner Take All
 1936 The Man Who Could Work Miracles
The Colonel's Butler
 1936 The Common Round (Short)
Dr. Pyke
 1935 It's a Bet
 1935 Abdul the Damned
Officer of the Firing Squad
 1934 Road House
Hotel Manager (uncredited)
 1934 What's in a Name?
 1934 What Happened Then?
Inspector Hull
 1934 The Lady Is Willing
Man from Reclamation Agent
 1934 Something Always Happens
Proprietor of the Maison de Paris (uncredited)
 1934 Autumn Crocus
Reverend Mayne
 1933 The Roof
James Renton
 1933 The Man from Toronto
 1932 Midshipmaid Gob
Lord Dore
 1932 There Goes the Bride
Prosecutor (uncredited)
 1931 The Dreyfus Case
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Stage: Appared in William Shakespeare's "Henry V," at the Old Vic Theatre and at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, England, with Ralph Richardson, Harcourt Williams (also director), Robert Harris and Robert Speaight in the cast. See more »

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Fought in the British army during World War I. Was shot in the right arm during a battle in France, which resulted in permanent paralysis of two fingers. His badly scarred right arm can be seen in a few films, most notably Sudan (1945). See more »


Often played doctors (usually sinister) or professors.

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