Leo G. Carroll (1886–1972)

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One of the most indispensable of character actors, Leo G. Carroll was already involved in the business of acting as a schoolboy in Gilbert & Sullivan productions. Aged 16, he portrayed an old man in 'Liberty Hall'. In spite of the fact, that he came from a military family, and , perhaps, because of his experience during World War I, he decided ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »


Known For

North by Northwest The Professor
Strangers on a Train Sen. Morton
Spellbound Dr. Murchison
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Alexander Waverly / Quentin Lester Baldwin


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 1970 Ironside (TV Series)
Trevor Winthrop
- Little Dog, Gone (1970) ... Trevor Winthrop
 1968 How to Steal the World
Alexander Waverly
 1964-1968 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Alexander Waverly / Quentin Lester Baldwin
- The Seven Wonders of the World Affair: Part II (1968) ... Alexander Waverly
- The Seven Wonders of the World Affair: Part I (1968) ... Alexander Waverly
- The Deep Six Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
- The Maze Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
- The Man from THRUSH Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
 1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Alexander Waverly
- The Kooky Spook Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
- The High and the Deadly Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
- The U.N.C.L.E. Samurai Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
- The Double-O-Nothing Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
- The Phi Beta Killer Affair (1967) ... Alexander Waverly
 1967 The Spy in the Green Hat
Alexander Waverly
 1966 One of Our Spies Is Missing
Alexander Waverly
 1966 One Spy Too Many
Alexander Waverly
 1965 That Funny Feeling
 1965 The Spy with My Face
Alexander Waverly
 1964 Hazel (TV Series)
- Hazel's Midas Touch (1964) ... Cady
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Professor John Miller
- A Claim to Immortality (1964) ... Professor John Miller
 1963 The Prize
Count Bertil Jacobsson
 1962-1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Father Fitzgibbon
- A Tough Act to Follow (1963) ... Father Fitzgibbon
- Hear No Evil (1963) ... Father Fitzgibbon
- Florence, Come Home (1963) ... Father Fitzgibbon
- Custody of the Child (1963) ... Father Fitzgibbon
- Reformation of Willie (1963) ... Father Fitzgibbon
 1962 Kraft Mystery Theater (TV Series)
- Dead on Nine (1962) ... Farrow
 1962 Thriller (TV Series)
Major Downey
- An Attractive Family (1962) ... Major Downey
 1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Inspector / Colonel Morrigan
- Bury Me Twice (1961) ... Inspector
- Double-Edged Sword (1961) ... Colonel Morrigan
 1961 Alcoa Premiere (TV Series)
- The Fugitive Eye (1961) ... Welch
 1961 One Plus One
Prof. Logan
 1961 The Parent Trap
Rev. Dr. Mosby
 1960 Insight (TV Series)
Pope Pius X
- Operation Dignity (1960) ... Pope Pius X
 1959 North by Northwest
The Professor
 1949-1958 Studio One (TV Series)
Bellingham / Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt
- Bellingham (1958) ... Bellingham
- Shadow and Substance (1949) ... Very Rev. Thomas Canon Skerritt
- Moment of Truth (1949)
 1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Mr. Gingery
- The Magic Fishbone (1958) ... Mr. Gingery
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
B.G. Rough
- Angel Street (1958) ... B.G. Rough
- The Thunderbolt (1958)
 1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Mr. November (1957) ... Sheffield
 1957 The Californians (TV Series)
Doc Penny
- The Lost Queue (1957) ... Doc Penny
 1956 Star Tonight (TV Series)
Professor Clement Dorsey / Chevigny
- Can You Coffeepot on Skates? (1956) ... Professor Clement Dorsey
- The Chevigny Man (1956) ... Chevigny
 1956 The Swan
 1955 Tarantula
Prof. Gerald Deemer
 1955 We're No Angels
Felix Ducotel
 1953-1955 Topper (TV Series)
Cosmo Topper
- Topper's Vacation (1955) ... Cosmo Topper
- Topper's Other Job (1955) ... Cosmo Topper
- Topper's Insurance Scandal (1955) ... Cosmo Topper
- Topper's Counterfeiters (1955) ... Cosmo Topper
- The Neighbors (1955) ... Cosmo Topper
 1954 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
William Penn Sen.
- The Splendid Dream (1954) ... William Penn Sen.
 1953 Young Bess
Mr. Mums
 1953 Rogue's March
Col. Henry Lenbridge
 1953 Treasure of the Golden Condor
Raoul Dondel
 1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Henry Whitfield
 1952 The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Uncle Bill
 1951 The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
 1951 Strangers on a Train
Sen. Morton
 1951 The First Legion
Father Rector Paul Duquesne
 1951 Danger (TV Series)
- Head Print (1951)
 1950 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
 1950 The Happy Years
The Old Roman
 1950 Father of the Bride
Mr. Massoula
 1949 The Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Father Moynihan / Duncan / Professor White
- Jenny Kissed Me (1949) ... Father Moynihan
- Macbeth (1949) ... Duncan
- The Druid Circle (1949) ... Professor White
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Edward M. Barrett
- Heritage of Wimpole Street (1949) ... Edward M. Barrett
 1948 Enchantment
 1948 So Evil My Love
 1947 The Paradine Case
Sir Joseph
 1947 Forever Amber
Matt Goodgroome
 1947 Song of Love
Professor Wieck
 1947 Time Out of Mind
Capt. Fortune
 1945 Spellbound
Dr. Murchison
 1945 The House on 92nd Street
Col. Hammersohn
 1941 Bahama Passage
 1941 Suspicion
Captain Melbeck
 1941 This Woman Is Mine
Angus 'Sandy' McKay
 1941 Scotland Yard
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Policeman (uncredited)
 1940 Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise
Professor Gordon (as Leo Carroll)
 1940 Rebecca
Dr. Baker
 1939 City in Darkness
Louis Santelle (as Leo Carroll)
 1939 Tower of London
Lord Hastings
 1939 Bulldog Drummond's Secret Police
Henry Seaton (as Leo Carroll)
 1939 Wuthering Heights
 1938 A Christmas Carol
Marley's Ghost
 1937 London by Night
 1937 Captains Courageous
Burns (uncredited)
 1936 The Man I Marry
Mr. Furthermore (uncredited)
 1935 The Casino Murder Case
Smith (as Leo Carroll)
 1935 Murder on a Honeymoon
Joseph B. Tate
 1935 The Right to Live
Dr. Harvester
 1935 Clive of India
Mr. Manning
 1934 Outcast Lady
Dr. Conrad Masters (as Leo Carroll)
 1934 The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Dr. Ford-Waterlow (as Leo Carroll)
 1934 Stamboul Quest
Kruger - #117 aka Bertram Church (uncredited)
 1934 Mr. W's Little Game (Short)
George, the waiter (as Leo Carroll)
 1934 Sadie McKee
Phelps (as Leo Carroll)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Stage: Appeared in "Save Me the Waltz" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Katharine Dayton. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair. Martin Beck Theatre: 28 Feb 1938- Mar 1938 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Reginald Bach, Leslie Barrie, Leo G. Carroll (as "King Frederick IV"), Arthur Chatterton, Mady ... See more »

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Leo Carroll


5' 10" (1.78 m)


Edith Nancy de Silva  (his death)  (1 child)


William Carroll | Catherine Carroll

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Father of a son, named William M., through whom he has three grandchildren. See more »


Has played in more Alfred Hitchcock films (Rebecca, Suspicion, Spellbound, The Paradine Case, Strangers On A Train, and North By Northwest) than any other actor except Hitchcock himself (cameos in most of his films since his 1926 The Lodger). See more »


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