Laird Cregar (1914–1944)


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,716 this week
Seemingly suave, cultivated actor by nature, definitely huge in both talent and girth, and capable of playing much older than he was, Hollywood of the early '40s tragically lost Laird Cregar before it could fully comprehend on how to best utilize his obvious gifts. He was born Samuel Laird Cregar in a well-to-do section of Philadelphia, eventually... See full bio »

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite Couples

Check out some of our favorite couples in Hollywood.

See the entire gallery

What to Watch in October

If you need a break from the spooks and scares of October, we've filled your Watchlist with titles you won't want to miss.

Watch the video

Related News

Around The Web

 | 

Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

The Black Swan
Thu, Sep 30 3:00 AM PDT on FXM (093)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 32 people
created 18 Apr 2015
 
a list of 27 people
created 04 Mar 2018
 
a list of 39 people
created 02 Mar 2019
 
a list of 40 people
created 26 Oct 2011
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Laird Cregar's work have you seen?

User Polls

2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

The Lodger Mr. Slade
(1944)
I Wake Up Screaming Ed Cornell
(1941)
Heaven Can Wait His Excellency
(1943)
The Black Swan Capt. Henry Morgan
(1942)

Filmography

Jump to: Actor | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (16 credits)
 1945 Hangover Square
George Harvey Bone
 1944 The Lodger
Mr. Slade
 1943 Holy Matrimony
Clive Oxford
 1943 Heaven Can Wait
His Excellency
 1943 Hello Frisco, Hello
Sam Weaver
 1942 The Black Swan
Capt. Henry Morgan
 1942 Ten Gentlemen from West Point
Maj. Sam Carter
 1942 This Gun for Hire
Willard Gates
 1942 Rings on Her Fingers
Warren Worthington
 1942 Joan of Paris
Herr Funk
 1941 I Wake Up Screaming
Ed Cornell
 1941 Charley's Aunt
Sir Francis Chesney
 1941 Blood and Sand
Natalio Curro
 1940 Hudson's Bay
Gooseberry
 1940 Granny Get Your Gun
Court Clerk (uncredited)
 1940 Oh, Johnny, How You Can Love!
Sam (uncredited)
Hide Hide Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
 2021 Fat Chance
 2020 Cineficción Radio (TV Series)
- Música y horror (2020)
 1999 Biography (TV Series documentary)
His Excellency
- Don Ameche: Hollywood's Class Act (1999) ... His Excellency (uncredited)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Radio: Appeared (as "Caspar Gutman") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "The Maltese Falcon". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from one of his final interviews] I have a feeling the studio is almost beginning to consider me an actor now, instead of a type. See more »

Trivia:

His rapid loss of weight to 200 pounds (88 kg) from 300 (132 kg) was more than his system could endure. See more »

Trademark:

Some of the most memorable screen villains of the Golden Age of Hollywood See more »

Nickname:

Sam

Star Sign:

Leo

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed