Down 3,281 this week

Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo was born on March 23, 1933 in Bronx, New York, USA as Philip George Zimbardo. He has been married to Christina Maslach since August 10, 1972. They have two children. He was previously married to Rose E. Abdelnour. See full bio »

Scary Good: IMDb's Guide to Horror

Can't get enough of movies and TV shows that scare up a good fright? Check out Scary Good, IMDb's Horror Entertainment Guide.

Enter if you dare

Live Twitter Q&A With Matt Ross for 'Captain Fantastic'

Join us for a live Twitter Q&A with Captain Fantastic director Matt Ross on Tuesday, Oct. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Make sure to follow IMDb on Twitter and send your questions now to #IMDbAskMatt.

Follow IMDb on Twitter

On Amazon Video

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Philip Zimbardo's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Lesson Plan
Lesson Plan Himself, professor, Stanford University
The Human Behavior Experiments
The Human Behavior Experiments Himself - Psychologist
10%: What Makes a Hero?


Hide Hide Show Show Writer (2 credits)
 2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment (book "The Lucifer Effect")
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 2011 Mysteries at the Museum (TV Series documentary) (archive source - 1 episode)
- Prison Experiment, Butch Cassidy Manuscript, Dueling Mammoths (2011) ... (archive source - as Philip G.Zimbardo)
Hide Hide Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
 2015 The Stanford Prison Experiment (special thanks)
 2013 Science Club (TV Series) (thanks - 1 episode)
- Adventures in Time (2013) ... (thanks)
 2007 Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (Documentary) (special thanks - as Dr. Philip Zimbardo)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (12 credits)
  Truth About Nothing (Documentary) (post-production)
 2015 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 16 July 2015 (2015) ... Himself - Guest
 2014 Bystander Revolution (TV Series documentary)
 2013 10%: What Makes a Hero? (Documentary)
 2011 Lesson Plan (Documentary)
Himself, professor, Stanford University
 2011 Skavlan (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #5.3 (2011) ... Himself - Guest
 2008 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
- Philip Zimbardo (2008) ... Himself
 2008 National Geographic Explorer (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Professor of Psychology, Standford
- Science of Evil (2008) ... Himself - Professor of Psychology, Standford
 2007 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- Philip Zimbardo (2007) ... Himself
 2006 The Human Behavior Experiments (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Psychologist
 2001 Five Steps to Tyranny (TV Movie documentary)
 2000 The Human Zoo (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself / Himself - Consultant
- Crimes of Obedience (2000) ... Himself
- Following the Herd (2000) ... Himself
- Brief Encounters (2000) ... Himself - Consultant
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
 2011 Mysteries at the Museum (TV Series documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Psychology and life. Glenview, Ill.: Scott, Foresman, 1975. See more »

Official Sites:

Alternate Names:

Philip G.Zimbardo | Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about William Golding's Lord of the Flies.


Zimbardo is of Sicilian ancestry. His father, George Zimbardo, was an electrician, and his mother, Margaret Bisicchia, worked at home raising Zimbardo, his sister, Vera, and two brothers, George Jr. and Donald. His parents originally immigrated from a small village called Cammarata, about 40 miles from Palermo, Sicily. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
So cool. LynchNut77
Discuss Philip Zimbardo on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page