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Boris Karloff (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), whose real name was William Henry Pratt, was an English-born actor who emigrated to Canada in 1909.

Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939). His popularity following Frankenstein was such that for a brief time he was billed simply as "Karloff" or "Karloff the Uncanny". His best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch in the television special of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Boris Karloff (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), whose real name was William Henry Pratt, was an English-born actor who emigrated to Canada in 1909.

Karloff is best remembered for his roles in horror films and his portrayal of Frankenstein's monster in Frankenstein (1931), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and Son of Frankenstein (1939). His popularity following Frankenstein was such that for a brief time he was billed simply as "Karloff" or "Karloff the Uncanny". His best-known non-horror role is as the Grinch in the television special of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Boris Karloff, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 179

Birthday 1887-11-23

Day of Death 1969-02-02

Place of Birth Camberwell, London, England, UK

Official Site http://www.karloff.com/

Also Known As

  • William Henry Pratt
  • Karloff

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2013 A Masque of Madness (Notes on Film 06-B, Monologue 02) as Himself
2013 Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Bela Lugosi: The Fallen Vampire as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Ian Rankin Investigates: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde as Cabman John Gray
2006 Lugosi: The Dark Prince as Himself
2006 Karloff: The Gentle Monster as Himself
2006 Terror in the Tropics as Mr. Wong
2003 The Mesmerist as (archive footage)
2001 Heroes of Horror as Various Roles (Archive Footage)
2000 Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed as Im-ho-Tep
1999 The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster as Himself (Archival)
1996 The Universal Story as Himself (archive footage)
1996 100 Years of Horror: The Frankenstein Family as Himself
1991 Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home to as (archive footage)
1989 Transylvania Twist as Man in Room
1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? as (archive footage)
1972 Serenata Macabra as Matthias Morteval
1971 Isle of the Snake People as Carl van Molder / Damballah
1971 Alien Terror as Prof. John Mayer
1970 Cauldron of Blood as Franz Badulescu
1968 Curse of the Crimson Altar as Professor John Marsh
1968 Targets as Byron Orlok
1968 Fear Chamber as Dr. Carl Mandel
1967 The Sorcerers as Prof. Marcus Monserrat
1967 Mad Monster Party? as Baron Boris von Frankenstein
1967 The Venetian Affair as Dr. Pierre Vaugiroud
1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! as Narrator / The Grinch (voice)
1966 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode)
1966 The Daydreamer as The Rat
1966 The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini as The Corpse
1966 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Documentary as The Grinch
1965 Hollywood My Home Town
1965 Die, Monster, Die! as Nahum Witley
1965 The Wild Wild West (1 episode)
1964 Shindig! (1 episode)
1964 Bikini Beach as Art Dealer
1964 Today's Teens as Narrator
1964 A Fool's World as Himself - Narrator
1963 The Comedy of Terrors as Amos Hinchley
1963 Black Sabbath as Himself / Gorca
1963 The Terror as Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe
1963 The Raven as Dr. Scarabus
1962 Little Lost Robot as Host
1962 Out of This World (14 episodes)
1962 Arsenic & Old Lace as Jonathan Brewster
1961 Days of Thrills and Laughter
1960 Route 66 (1 episode)
1960 Thriller (5 episodes) (67 episodes) as Host
1958 Corridors of Blood as Dr. Thomas Bolton
1958 Frankenstein 1970 as Baron Viktor von Frankenstein
1958 Grip of the Strangler as James Rankin
1958 The Juggler of Our Lady as Narrator (voice)
1958 Jack the Ripper as Host / Capt. John Elwood / Jonas Atterbury / Dr. Francis Mason
1958 Destination Nightmare as Host / Ira Perry / Pete Wade Sr. / Professor Charles Goncourt / Morgan Debs
1958 Shirley Temple's Storybook (1 episode)
1958 The Veil (9 episodes)
1957 Suspicion (1 episode)
1957 DuPont Show of the Month (1 episode)
1957 Voodoo Island as Phillip Knight
1956 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (2 episodes)
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1956 Colonel March of Scotland Yard (26 episodes)
1955 Colonel March Investigates as Colonel March
1955 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1955 A Connecticut Yankee as King Arthur
1955 Sabaka as General Pollegar
1954 Climax! (2 episodes)
1954 Il mostro dell'isola as Don Gaetano
1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Dr. Henry Jekyll
1953 General Electric Theater (2 episodes)
1952 The Ernie Kovacs Show (36 episodes)
1952 The Black Castle as Dr. Meissen
1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episodes)
1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars (1 episode)
1951 Tales of Tomorrow (2 episodes)
1951 The Strange Door as Voltan
1951 Down You Go (7 episodes)
1950 Lux Video Theatre (3 episodes)
1950 Robert Montgomery Presents (2 episodes)
1949 Starring Boris Karloff (13 episodes)
1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff as Swami Talpur
1949 Lights Out (1 episode)
1949 The Emperor's Nightingale as Narrator (voice) (English version)
1949 Suspense (6 episodes)
1948 Studio One (3 episodes)
1948 Tap Roots as Tishomingo
1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome as Gruesome
1947 Unconquered as Guyasuta - Chief of the Senecas
1947 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Dr. Hugo Hollingshead
1947 Lured as Charles van Druten
1946 Bedlam as Master George Sims
1945 Isle of the Dead as Gen. Nikolas Pherides
1945 The Body Snatcher as Cabman John Gray
1944 House of Frankenstein as Dr. Niemann
1944 The Climax as Dr. Friedrich Hohner
1942 The Boogie Man Will Get You as Prof. Nathaniel Billings
1942 Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood No. 6 as Himself
1942 The Dr. Seuss Show (26 episodes)
1941 The Devil Commands as Dr. Julian Blair
1940 You'll Find Out as Judge Spencer Mainwaring
1940 The Ape as Dr. Bernard Adrian
1940 Before I Hang as Dr. John Garth
1940 Doomed to Die as James Lee Wong
1940 The Man with Nine Lives as Dr. Leon Kravaal
1940 Black Friday as Dr. Ernest Sovac
1940 British Intelligence as Valdar
1940 The Fatal Hour as James Lee Wong
1939 Tower of London as Mord
1939 The Man They Could Not Hang as Dr. Henryk Savaard
1939 Mr. Wong in Chinatown as Mr. James Lee Wong
1939 The Mystery of Mr. Wong as James Lee Wong
1939 Son of Frankenstein as The Monster
1939 Devil's Island as Dr. Charles Gaudet
1938 Mr. Wong, Detective as Mr. James Lee Wong
1938 The Invisible Menace as Jevries
1937 West Of Shanghai as Wu Yen Fang
1937 Night Key as David Mallory
1937 Cinema Circus as Himself
1937 Breakdowns of 1937 as Himself
1936 Charlie Chan at the Opera as Gravelle
1936 The Man Who Changed His Mind as Dr. Laurience
1936 Juggernaut as Dr. Victor Sartorius
1936 The Walking Dead as John Ellman
1936 The Invisible Ray as Dr. Janos Rukh
1935 The Black Room as Baron Gregor de Berghman / Anton de Berghman
1935 The Raven as Edmond Bateman
1935 The Bride of Frankenstein as The Monster
1934 Gift of Gab as Himself
1934 The Black Cat as Hjalmar Poelzig
1934 The House of Rothschild as Count Ledrantz
1934 The Lost Patrol as Sanders
1933 The Ghoul as Prof. Morlant
1932 The Mummy as Imhotep / Ardath Bey
1932 Boo as Frankenstein's Monster (edited from "Frankenstein")
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu as Dr. Fu Manchu
1932 The Old Dark House as Morgan
1932 Skyscraper Souls as Man Approaching Ticket Counter
1932 Night World as 'Happy' MacDonald
1932 Scarface as Gaffney
1932 The Miracle Man as Nikko
1932 The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood as Boris Karloff
1932 Behind the Mask as Jim Henderson
1931 Frankenstein as The Monster
1931 The Guilty Generation as Tony Ricca
1931 The Mad Genius as Fedor's Father (uncredited)
1931 The Yellow Ticket as Drunken Orderly
1931 Five Star Final as T. Vernon Isopod
1931 Graft as Terry
1931 I Like Your Nerve as Luigi - Pacheco's Butler
1931 The Public Defender as The Professor
1931 Smart Money as Sport Williams
1931 Young Donovan's Kid as Cokey Joe
1931 The Vanishing Legion as The Voice (voice)
1931 Cracked Nuts as Boris - First Revolutionary
1931 King of the Wild as Mustapha
1931 Tonight or Never as Waiter
1931 The Criminal Code as Ned Galloway
1930 The Utah Kid as Henchman Baxter
1930 The Sea Bat as Corsican
1929 The Unholy Night as The Hindu Lawyer
1929 The King of the Kongo as Scarface Macklin
1929 Behind That Curtain as Beetham's Manservent
1929 The Phantom of the North as Jules Gregg
1927 The Love Mart as Fleming
1927 Two Arabian Knights as The Purser
1927 The Phantom Buster as Ramon
1927 Tarzan and the Golden Lion as Owaza
1926 Old Ironsides as Saracen Guard
1926 The nickel-hopper as Dance Hall Masher
1926 The Eagle of the Sea as Pirate (uncredited)
1926 The Bells as The mesmerist
1926 The Greater Glory as Scissors Grinder
1924 Dynamite Dan as Tony Garcia
1921 The Cave Girl as Baptiste
1921 The Hope Diamond Mystery
1920 The Last of the Mohicans as Indian (uncredited)
1920 The Deadlier Sex
1919 His Majesty, the American as Henchman in cloth cap

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