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Jean Pierre Hersholt (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956) was a Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. Asked how to pronounce his name, he told The Literary Digest, "In English, her'sholt; in Danish, hairs'hult." Of his total credits, 75 were silent films and 65 were sound films. He appeared in 140 films and directed four.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jean Pierre Hersholt (12 July 1886 – 2 June 1956) was a Danish-born actor who lived in the United States, where he was a leading film and radio talent, best known for his 17 years starring on radio in Dr. Christian and for playing Shirley Temple's grandfather in Heidi. Asked how to pronounce his name, he told The Literary Digest, "In English, her'sholt; in Danish, hairs'hult." Of his total credits, 75 were silent films and 65 were sound films. He appeared in 140 films and directed four.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 95

Birthday 1886-07-12

Day of Death 1956-06-02

Place of Birth Copenhagen, Denmark

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Also Known As

  • Jean Pierre Hersholt

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 Complicated Women as Himself (archive footage)
1963 Hollywood Without Make-Up
1955 Run for Cover as Mr. Swenson
1954 A Star Is Born World Premiere
1952 This Is Your Life (1 episode)
1949 Dancing in the Dark as Jean Hersholt
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show (1 episode)
1943 Stage Door Canteen as Himself
1943 To the People of the United States
1941 Hedda Hopper's Hollywood No. 2
1941 They Meet Again as Dr. Paul Christian
1941 Melody for Three as Dr. Paul Christian
1940 Remedy for Riches as Dr. Paul Christian
1940 Dr. Christian Meets the Women as Dr. Paul Christian
1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards as Himself
1940 The Courageous Dr. Christian as Dr. Paul Christian
1939 Meet Dr. Christian as Dr. Christian
1939 Mr. Moto in Danger Island as Mr. Sutter
1938 Five of a Kind as Dr. John Luke
1938 I'll Give a Million as Victor
1938 Alexander's Ragtime Band as Prof. Heinrich
1938 Happy Landing as Lars Ericksen
1937 Heidi as Adolph 'Grandfather' Kramer
1937 Seventh Heaven as Father Chevillon
1936 One in a Million as Heinrich Muller
1936 Reunion as Dr. John Luke
1936 His Brother's Wife as Professor 'Pop' Fahrenheim
1936 Sins of Man as Christopher Freyman
1936 The Country Doctor as Dr. John Luke
1936 Tough Guy as Dr. Mulback
1935 Break of Hearts as Professor Thalma
1935 Murder in the Fleet as Victor Hanson
1935 Mark of the Vampire as Baron Otto
1934 The Painted Veil as Herr Koerber
1934 The Fountain as Baron von Leyden
1934 Men in White as Dr. Hochberg
1934 The Cat and the Fiddle as Professor Bertier
1933 Dinner at Eight as Jo Stengel
1933 Song of the Eagle as Otto Hoffman
1933 The Crime of the Century as Dr. Emil Brandt
1932 Flesh as Mr. Herman
1932 The Mask of Fu Manchu as Von Berg
1932 Hearts of Humanity as Sol Bloom
1932 Skyscraper Souls as Jake
1932 Unashamed as Mr. Schmidt
1932 New Morals For Old as James Hallett
1932 Night Court as Herman the Janitor
1932 Grand Hotel as Senf
1932 Are You Listening? as George Wagner
1932 The Beast of the City as Samuel 'Sam' Belmonte
1932 Emma as Frederick 'Fred' Smith
1931 Private Lives as Oscar
1931 The Sin of Madelon Claudet as Dr. Dulac
1931 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) as Karl Ohlin
1931 The Phantom of Paris as Herman
1931 Transatlantic as Rudolph aka Jed Kramer
1931 Daybreak as Herr Schnabel
1930 Viennese Nights as Herr Hofner, Elsa's Father
1930 The Cat Creeps as Dr. Patterson
1930 East Is West as Man
1930 Hell Harbor as Joseph Horngold
1930 Mamba as August Bolte (Mamba)
1930 The Case of Sergeant Grischa as Posnanski
1930 The Climax as Luigi Golfanti
1929 The Younger Generation as Julius Goldfish - Pa
1928 Give and Take as John Bauer - Factory Owner
1928 Jazz Mad as Franz Hausmann
1928 Abie's Irish Rose as Solomon Levy
1928 The Battle of the Sexes as William Judson
1928 13 Washington Square as 'Deacon' Pyecroft
1928 The Secret Hour as Tony
1928 The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg as Dr. Jüttner
1926 My Old Dutch as 'Erb 'Uggins
1926 The Greater Glory as Gustav Schmidt
1925 Stella Dallas as Ed Munn
1925 Don Q Son of Zorro as Don Fabrique Borusta
1925 Greed as Marcus
1924 So Big as Aug Hempel
1924 Her Night of Romance as Joe Diamond
1923 Souls for Sale as Himself - Celebrity Actor
1923 Jazzmania as Prince Otto of Como
1922 Tess of the Storm Country as Ben Letts
1922 Heart's Haven as Henry Bird
1921 The Man Of The Forest
1921 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as Prof. von Hartrott (uncredited)
1917 Princess Virtue
1917 '49–'17 as 'Gentleman Jim' Raynor
1917 A Stormy Knight
1917 The Soul Herder as The Minister
1917 Southern Justice
1917 The Saintly Sinner
1917 Love Aflame
1917 Black Orchids
1916 The Aryan as (uncredited)
1915 The Disciple as Mob Member

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