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Victor Varconi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Victor Varconi (born Mihály Várkonyi, 31 March 1891 – 6 June 1976) was a highly successful silent film actor in Hungary. Born in Kisvárda, Austria-Hungary, Varconi was the first Hungarian actor to make a film in the United States. His normal speaking accent sounded almost exactly like that of Transylvanian Bela Lugosi. He worked under contract to Cecil B. DeMille, and played Pontius Pilate in DeMille's 1927 production of The King of Kings. Because of his accent, Varconi's popularity waned with the advent of sound films and he was cast in smaller parts, often playing Hispanic characters. He worked on the New York City stage and wrote for radio. He died from a heart attack in Santa Barbara, California on 6 June 1976 at the age of 85. He was interred at the Calvary Cemetery, East Los Angeles, California, US.

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Mar 31, 1891 In Kisvárda, Austria-Hungary
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Undesirable 1915-03-20
Latest Project:
Movie The Atomic Submarine 1959-11-29
Known For
Poster of Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Poster of Studio One
Poster of For Whom the Bell Tolls
Poster of The Little Adventuress
Movie The Atomic Submarine Clifford Kent 1959-11-29
Movie The Man Who Turned to Stone Dr. Myer 1957-03-01
Series Alfred Hitchcock Presents Count d'Auberge 1955-10-02
Movie Samson and Delilah Lord of Ashdod 1949-12-21
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie Unconquered Captain Simeon Ecuyer 1947-10-10
Movie Pirates of Monterey Capt. Cordova 1947-12-01
Movie Where There's Life Finance Minister Zavitch 1947-11-21
Movie Scotland Yard Investigator Jules 1945-09-30
Movie The Hitler Gang Rudolph Hess 1944-04-26
Movie Undercover: How to Operate Behind Enemy Lines Enemy Security Officer 1943-01-01
Movie For Whom the Bell Tolls Primitivo 1943-07-12
Movie Reap the Wild Wind Lubbock 1942-03-26
Movie My Favorite Blonde Miller 1942-04-02
Movie They Raid by Night Col. Otto von Ritter 1942-06-19
Movie Federal Fugitives Otto Lieberman 1941-03-29
Movie Forced Landing Hendrick Van Deuren 1941-07-11
Movie Pound Foolish Victor Lestrade 1940-01-27
Movie The Sea Hawk Gen. Aguirre 1940-08-10
Movie Strange Cargo Fisherman 1940-03-01
Movie The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle Grand Duke 1939-03-29
Movie Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation Paul Borodoff 1939-07-07
Movie Disputed Passage Dr. LaFerriere 1939-10-25
Movie Everything Happens at Night Cavas 1939-12-22
Movie Suez Victor Hugo 1938-10-28
Movie King of the Newsboys Wire Arno 1938-03-18
Movie Submarine Patrol Italian Naval Chaplain Vanzano 1938-11-25
Movie Men In Exile Gomez 1937-04-04
Movie Big City Paul Roya 1937-09-03
Movie Dancing Pirate Don Balthazar (Monterey Captain of the Guards) 1936-05-22
Movie The Plainsman Painted Horse 1936-11-16
Movie Roberta Ladislaw 1935-03-07
Movie Mister Dynamite Jarl Dvorjak 1935-04-22
Movie A Feather in Her Hat Paul Anders 1935-10-25
Movie When London Sleeps Stephen Ronsart 1934-12-01
Movie The Song You Gave Me Karl Linden 1933-01-01
Movie The Rebel Unknown 1932-12-22
Movie Doomed Battalion Artur Franchini 1932-06-16
Movie Doctors' Wives Dr. Kane Ruyter 1931-03-14
Movie The Black Camel Robert Fyfe 1931-06-21
Movie Men in Her Life Count Ivan Karloff 1931-12-10
Movie Safe in Hell General Gómez 1931-12-12
Movie The Cult of the Body Czeslaw 1930-01-18
Movie Die Warschauer Zitadelle Unknown 1930-05-29
Movie Captain Thunder El Captain Thunder 1930-12-27
Movie The Divine Lady Horatio Nelson 1929-03-31
Movie Eternal Love Lorenz Gruber 1929-05-11
Movie Tenth Avenue Bob Peters 1928-08-06
Movie Sinners' Parade Al Morton 1928-09-14
Movie The King of Kings Pontius Pilate - Governor of Judea 1927-04-19
Movie Fighting Love Unknown 1927-02-14
Movie The Little Adventuress George La Fuente 1927-04-11
Movie Chicago Amos Hart 1927-12-23
Movie The Forbidden Woman Col. Gautier 1927-10-28
Movie The Angel of Broadway Jerry Wilson 1927-10-02
Movie The Last Days of Pompeii Glauco 1926-03-09
Movie Silken Shackles Unknown 1926-05-13
Movie The Volga Boatman Prince Dimitri 1926-05-23
Movie L'uomo più allegro di Vienna Unknown 1925-04-01
Movie Her Dancing Partner Unknown 1925-11-06
Movie Triumph Unknown 1924-04-27
Movie Changing Husbands Oliver Evans 1924-06-22
Movie Feet of Clay Bookkeeper 1924-09-27
Movie Young Medardus Medardus Klähr 1923-10-05
Movie Avalanche George Vandeau 1923-10-16
Movie Das Blut Unknown 1922-02-02
Movie Herren der Meere Unknown 1922-02-03
Movie Sodom and Gomorrah Priester des Lyzeums - Engel des Herrn 1922-10-13
Movie Arme Violetta Unknown 1920-12-25
Movie Mágnás Miska Baracs (as Várkonyi Mihály) 1917-01-01
Movie The Undesirable Miklós 1915-03-20