Dennis Hoey (I) (1893–1960)

Up 7,454 this week
Dennis Hoey was born on March 30, 1893 in London, England as Samuel David Hyams. He was an actor, known for Terror by Night (1946), Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) and The Spider Woman (1943). He was married to Josephine Marta Ricca and Sarah Pearl Lyons (known as Cissie). He died on July 25, 1960 in Palm Beach, Florida, USA. See full bio »

Hispanic and Latino Hollywood Icons

Take a look at some of our favorite Hispanic and Latino Hollywood icons, including Katy Jurado, Edward James Olmos, and many more.

See all the photos

Hispanic and Latino Stories to Celebrate

From inspiring documentaries and hit streaming series to festival gems, these movies and TV shows capture the range of Hispanic and Latino stories worth watching this year.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Fri, Sep 17 9:06 AM PDT on MPLEX (620)
Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon
Fri, Sep 24 5:10 AM PDT on STZENS (606)

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 47 people
created 25 Jul 2017
a list of 5497 people
created 02 Nov 2013
a list of 170 people
created 09 Oct 2017
a list of 784 people
created 22 Apr 2019
a list of 2736 people
created 13 Feb 2013

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Dennis Hoey's work have you seen?

User Polls


Known For

Terror by Night Inspector Lestrade
The Spider Woman Inspector Lestrade


Jump to: Actor | Archive footage
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (78 credits)
 1957 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
- Who Killed Kovali? (1957) ... Jock
 1956 Omnibus (TV Series)
Arthur Conan Doyle (segment "The Fine Art of Murder")
- The Fine Art of Murder (1956) ... Arthur Conan Doyle (segment "The Fine Art of Murder")
 1952 Plymouth Adventure
Head Constable (uncredited)
 1952 Caribbean
Burford, Barclay's Lieutenant
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- The Vase (1952)
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
 1951 David and Bathsheba
 1950 The Adventures of Ellery Queen (TV Series)
Ronny Sinclair
- Murder in Hollywood (1950) ... Ronny Sinclair
 1950 Actor's Studio (TV Series)
Father Hyacinth
- The Swan (1950) ... Father Hyacinth
 1950 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
 1950 The Kid from Texas
Major Harper
 1949 The Secret Garden
Mr. Pitcher
 1949 Badmen of Tombstone
Mr. Smith
 1948 Wake of the Red Witch
Capt. Munsey
 1948 Joan of Arc
Sir William Glasdale
 1948 Ruthless
Mr. Burnside
 1947 If Winter Comes
Tiny Wilson
 1947 Where There's Life
Minister of War Grubitch
 1947 Christmas Eve
 1947 The Foxes of Harrow
Master of Harrow
 1947 Golden Earrings
 1947 Second Chance
Roger Elwood
 1947 The Crimson Key
Steven Loring
 1946 The Strange Woman
Tim Hager
 1946 Roll on Texas Moon
Cole Gregory
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam
Sir Edward
 1946 She-Wolf of London
Inspector Pierce
 1946 Terror by Night
Inspector Lestrade
 1946 Tarzan and the Leopard Woman
District Commissioner
 1945 Kitty
Jonathan Selby
 1945 A Thousand and One Nights
Sultan Kamar Al-Kir / Prince Hadji
 1945 The House of Fear
 1944 The Keys of the Kingdom
Alec Chisholm (uncredited)
 1944 National Velvet
Mr. Greenford
 1944 The Pearl of Death
 1944 Uncertain Glory
Father Le Clerc
 1943 The Spider Woman
Inspector Lestrade
 1943 Sherlock Holmes Faces Death
 1943 Bomber's Moon
Gestapo Col. von Grunow
 1943 They Came to Blow Up America
Col. Taeger
 1943 Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Inspector Owen
 1943 Forever and a Day
 1942 Cairo
Col. Woodhue
 1942 This Above All
 1941 Confirm or Deny
Duffield, Ministry of Information
 1941 A Yank in the R.A.F.
Intelligence Officer
 1939 A Criminal at Large (TV Movie)
C.I. Tanner
 1939 Hay Fever (TV Movie)
David Bliss
 1937 Uncivilized
Mara the White Chief
 1936 Black Roses
 1935 Phantom Ship
Tom Goodschild
 1935 Transatlantic Tunnel
Worker (uncredited)
 1935 Honeymoon for Three
M. Daumery
 1935 The Immortal Gentleman
Soldier / Toby Belch
 1935 Brewster's Millions
 1934 Power
 1934 I Spy
 1934 Chu Chin Chow
 1934 Dangerous Ground
Levitt gang member in custody (uncredited)
 1934 The Bride of the Lake
 1934 My Old Duchess
Montagu Neilson
 1933 Maid Happy
Sir Rudolph Bartlett
 1933/I The Wandering Jew
Lord de Beaudricourt
 1933 Facing the Music
 1933 The Good Companions
Joe Brundit
 1932/II Love in Morocco
Captain Sabry
 1932 Life Goes on
Anthony Carlisle
 1931 Love Lies
Cyrus Watt
 1931 Never Trouble Trouble
 1931 No Lady
Member of sabotage gang (uncredited)
 1931 The Battle of Gallipoli
The Padre
 1930 The Man from Chicago
Jimmy Donovan
 1927 Tiptoes
Show Show Archive footage (6 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Lord Porteous") in "The Circle" on Broadway. Romantic comedy. Written by W. Somerset Maugham. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Playhouse Theatre: 18 Apr 1938-Jun 1938 (closing date unknown/72 performances). Cast: Tallulah Bankhead (as "Elizabeth"), James E. Corbett (as "Benson"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Articles | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Josephine Marta Ricca  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Did You Know?


He was the son of a hotel keeper who ran a small "bed and breakfast" in Brighton. See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed