Biography

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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.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1902-09-22

Day of Death 1988-10-31

Place of Birth Bucharest, Romania

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1988 The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Driving Instructor
1988 Scrooged as Himself
1988 Another Woman as Le père de Marion
1988 Bright Lights, Big City as Mr. Vogel
1988 Noble House (4 episodes)
1985 227 (1 episode)
1985 A.D. (5 episodes) as Gamaliel
1983 A Rose for Emily as Narrator (voice)
1983 The Winds of War (7 episodes) as Aaron Jastrow
1982 Marco Polo (8 episodes) as Patriarch von Aquileia
1982 Murder by Phone as Stanley Markowitz
1982 American Playhouse (1 episode)
1981 Ghost Story as Sears James
1980 A Christmas Without Snow as Ephraim Adams
1980 The Babysitter as Dr. Lindquist
1980 My Bodyguard as Dobbs
1980 Wholly Moses as The Archangel
1980 Gideon's Trumpet as Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator
1980 The Fog as Mr. Machen
1979 The Last Convertible (3 episodes) as Dr. Wetherell
1979 Tales of the Unexpected (112 episodes)
1979 Old Boyfriends as Doctor Hoffman
1978 The Paper Chase (58 episodes) as Charles Kingsfield
1978 The Cheap Detective as Jasper Blubber
1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (6 episodes) as Myron Dunn
1977 The Displaced Person as Father Flynn
1976 Six Characters in Search of An Author as The Director
1976 St. Ives as Abner Procane
1976 The Bionic Woman (3 episodes)
1975 Fear on Trial as Mike Collins
1975 Three Days of the Condor as Mr. Wabash
1975 Rollerball as Bartholomew
1975 I'm a Stranger Here Myself as Himself
1974 The Six Million Dollar Man (1 episode) as Doctor Franklin
1973 The Paper Chase as Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.
1964 Seven Days in May as Vice-Adm. Farley C. Barnswell
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodes)
1938 Too Much Johnson as Duelist

Production

1966 This Property Is Condemned Producer
1963 The Great Adventure (26 episodes)Producer
1962 Two Weeks in Another Town Producer
1962 All Fall Down Producer
1956 Lust for Life Producer
1955 Moonfleet Producer
1955 The Cobweb Producer
1954 Executive Suite Producer
1953 Julius Caesar Producer
1952 The Bad and the Beautiful Producer
1951 On Dangerous Ground Producer
1951 The Company She Keeps Producer
1949 Fireside Theater (142 episodes)Producer
1948 They Live by Night Producer
1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman Producer
1946 The Blue Dahlia Producer
1946 Miss Susie Slagle's Associate Producer
1945 The Unseen Associate Producer

Writing

1943 Jane Eyre Screenplay
1941 Citizen Kane Writer

Editing

1941 Citizen Kane Editorial Manager

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