David Cronenberg (I)


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David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father, Milton Cronenberg, was a journalist and editor, and his mother, Esther (Sumberg), was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fly Gynecologist
(1986)
Dead Ringers Obstetrician
(1988)
eXistenZ Director
(1999)
Crash Auto Wreck Salesman
(1996)

Filmography

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 2020-2022 Star Trek: Discovery (TV Series)
Kovich
- The Galactic Barrier (2022) ... Kovich
- ...But to Connect (2021) ... Kovich
- The Examples (2021) ... Kovich
- All Is Possible (2021) ... Kovich
- That Hope Is You, Part 2 (2021) ... Kovich
 2021 The Death of David Cronenberg (Video short)
David Cronenberg
 2021 Slasher (TV Series)
Spencer
- Kindred (2021) ... Spencer
- Goldfinger (2021) ... Spencer
- Face Time (2021) ... Spencer
- Family Ties (2021) ... Spencer
- Upstairs Downstairs (2021) ... Spencer
 2020/I Falling
Dr. Klausner
 2017 Alias Grace (TV Mini Series)
Reverend Verringer / Reverend
- Part 6 (2017) ... Reverend Verringer
- Part 5 (2017) ... Reverend Verringer
- Part 4 (2017) ... Reverend Verringer (credit only)
- Part 3 (2017) ... Reverend Verringer
- Part 2 (2017) ... Reverend Verringer (credit only)
 2017 Pig Goat Banana Cricket (TV Series short)
Dr. Cronenbird
- The Goofy Turkey Zone (2017) ... Dr. Cronenbird (voice)
 2016 Ape Sodom (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2016 Tomorrow's Shadows (Short)
G.O.D. (voice)
 2014 Consumed (Video short)
Interviewer (voice)
 2013/II The Nest (Short)
Dr. Molnar (voice)
 2013 Rewind (TV Movie)
Rourke
 2010 Happy Town (TV Series)
Dr. Leichman
- Polly Wants a Crack at Her (2010) ... Dr. Leichman
 2010 Barney's Version
O'Malley Director #2
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema
The Suicidal Man (segment "At the suicide of the last Jew in the world in the last cinema in the world")
 2003 Alias (TV Series)
Dr. Brezzel
- Remnants (2003) ... Dr. Brezzel
- Conscious (2003) ... Dr. Brezzel
 2001 Jason X
Dr. Wimmer
 2001 The Judge (TV Mini Series)
Det. Stobel
- Part One (2001) ... Det. Stobel
 1999 Resurrection
Father Rousell
 1998 The Grace of God
Psychiatrist
 1998/I Last Night
Duncan
 1997 The Newsroom (TV Series)
David Cronenberg
- Meltdown: Part 1 (1997) ... David Cronenberg
 1996 Extreme Measures
Hospital Lawyer
 1996 The Stupids
Postal Supervisor
 1996 Henry & Verlin
Doc Fisher
 1996 Crash
Auto Wreck Salesman (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Moonshine Highway (TV Movie)
Clem Clayton
 1995 Blood & Donuts
Crime Boss
 1995 To Die For
Man at Lake
 1994 Boozecan
Stan Coleburn
 1994 Trial by Jury
Director
 1992 Blue (Short)
 1990 Nightbreed
Dr. Philip K. Decker
 1988 Dead Ringers
Obstetrician (uncredited)
 1986 The Fly
Gynecologist
 1985 Into the Night
Group Supervisor
 1983 Videodrome
Max Renn (Helmet Scenes) (uncredited)
 1975 Shivers
Infected Crowd Member / Stabbed Shoulder (uncredited)
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Show Show Writer (37 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (13 credits)
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Show Show Producer (11 credits)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (99 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Ontario Hydro (1989) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 55 Interviews | 22 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Spouse:

Carolyn Cronenberg  (her death)  (3 children) | See more »

Children:

Caitlin Cronenberg | See more »

Parents:

Milton Cronenberg | Esther Cronenberg

Relatives:

Denise Cronenberg (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on working with Patrick McGoohan on Scanners (1981)] He's a brilliant actor; the voice, the charisma, the presence, the face. Phenomenal. And he was aging so well; he looked so great in that beard. But he was so angry. His self-hatred came out as anger against everybody and everything. He said to me, 'If I didn't drink I'd be afraid I'd kill someone.' He looks at you that way and you just say, '... See more »

Trivia:

John Carpenter paid homage to him in Escape from New York (1981). One of the United States Police Force guards is on the line with Hauk, then adds that Cronenberg is on the line for him. Another person paid homage to in the movie was George A. Romero, who had Isaac Hayes's right-hand man named after him. See more »

Trademark:

Costume design of his films are frequently provided by his sister Denise Cronenberg. See more »

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