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John Houseman

John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born British-American actor and film producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the 1973 film The Paper Chase for which he won a best supporting actor Oscar. He reprised his role as Kingsfield in the subsequent TV series adaptation of The Paper Chase. Houseman was also known for his commercials for the brokerage firm Smith Barney. He had a distinctive Mid-Atlantic English accent, in common with many actors of his generation. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Houseman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 22, 1902 In Bucharest, Romania
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn 2015-08-18
Known For
Poster of Scrooged
Poster of Bright Lights, Big City
Poster of Murder by Phone
Poster of The Fog
Movie Leslie Howard: The Man Who Gave a Damn Himself - 1980 Interviewee (archive footage) 2015-08-18
Movie Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Himself - Actor (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Too Much Johnson Duelist 2013-10-09
Movie Bright Lights, Big City Mr. Vogel 1988-04-01
Series Noble House Unknown 1988-02-21
Movie Scrooged Himself 1988-11-22
Movie Another Woman Marion's Father 1988-10-13
Movie The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Driving Instructor 1988-12-02
Series The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood HImself 1987-07-03
Series A.D. Gamaliel 1985-03-31
Series 227 Unknown 1985-09-14
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Lillian Gish Self 1984-04-17
Series The Winds of War Aaron Jastrow 1983-02-06
Movie A Rose for Emily Narrator (voice) 1983-10-01
Series Silver Spoons Grandpa Stratton 1982-09-25
Series American Playhouse Unknown 1982-01-12
Movie Murder by Phone Stanley Markowitz 1982-12-01
Series Marco Polo Patriarca di Aquileia 1982-12-05
Movie Ghost Story Sears James 1981-12-18
Movie Gideon's Trumpet Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator 1980-04-30
Movie The Fog Mr. Machen 1980-02-08
Movie Wholly Moses The Archangel 1980-06-13
Movie My Bodyguard Dobbs 1980-07-11
Movie A Christmas Without Snow Ephraim Adams 1980-12-09
Movie The Babysitter Dr. Lindquist 1980-11-28
Series Tales of the Unexpected Unknown 1979-03-24
Movie Old Boyfriends Doctor Hoffman 1979-03-22
Series The Last Convertible Dr. Wetherell 1979-09-24
Movie The Cheap Detective Jasper Blubber 1978-06-23
Series The Paper Chase Charles Kingsfield 1978-09-09
Movie The Displaced Person Father Flynn 1977-04-12
Series Washington: Behind Closed Doors Myron Dunn 1977-09-06
Movie St. Ives Abner Procane 1976-02-24
Series The Bionic Woman Unknown 1976-01-14
Movie The New Deal for Artists Unknown 1976-09-08
Movie Six Characters in Search of An Author The Director 1976-10-14
Movie I'm a Stranger Here Myself Himself 1975-01-17
Movie Rollerball Bartholomew 1975-06-25
Movie Three Days of the Condor Mr. Wabash 1975-09-24
Movie Fear on Trial Mike Collins 1975-10-02
Series The Six Million Dollar Man Doctor Franklin 1974-01-18
Movie The Paper Chase Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. 1973-10-16
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Series The Dick Cavett Show Self - Guest 1968-06-06
Movie Seven Days in May Vice-Adm. Farley C. Barnswell 1964-02-12
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24