Biography

Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE, (5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor who gained more than 200 screen credits during a career which spanned over four decades. Often typecast as villainous and/or psychopathic characters, Pleasence is arguably best-known for his work in two of cinema's most successful franchises - James Bond and Halloween.

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Donald Henry Pleasence, OBE, (5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor who gained more than 200 screen credits during a career which spanned over four decades. Often typecast as villainous and/or psychopathic characters, Pleasence is arguably best-known for his work in two of cinema's most successful franchises - James Bond and Halloween.

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Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 185

Birthday 1919-10-05

Day of Death 1995-02-02

Place of Birth Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Donald Pleasance
  • Don Pleasence
  • Donald Plesance

Acting TV ShowsMovies

BBC Sunday-Night Theatre(1 episode) as Syme
The Horsemasters: Follow Your Heart as Captain Pinski
2013 The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut as Phido the Vulture (voice)
2003 Halloween: A Cut Above The Rest as Himself (Archive Footage)
1998 In and Out of Fashion
1996 Fatal Frames as Professor Robinson
1995 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers as Dr. Sam Loomis
1994 Guinevere as Merlin
1993 The Big Freeze as Soup slurper
1993 The Advocate as Pincheon
1993 The Thief and the Cobbler as Phido the Vulture (voice)
1992 Diên Biên Phu as Howard Simpson
1991 Shadows and Fog as Doctor
1991 Millions as Ripa
1991 L'avvoltoio può attendere as The Art Collector
1990 Edgar Allan Poe's Buried Alive as Dr. Schaeffer
1990 American Tiger as Rev. Mortom
1990 Women in Arms as Dreyfuss
1989 Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery as Jason Rafiel
1989 Casablanca Express as Colonel Bats
1989 Ten Little Indians as Mr. Justice Lawrence Wargrave
1989 Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers as Loomis
1989 River of Death as Heinrich Spaatz
1989 Paganini Horror as Mr. Pickett
1989 The House of Usher as Walter Usher
1988 The Great Escape II: The Untold Story as Dr. Absalon
1988 Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers as Dr. Sam Loomis
1988 Vampire in Venice as Don Alvise
1988 Last Platoon as Colonel B. Abrahams
1988 The Commander as Henry Carlson
1988 Phantom of Death as Inspector Datti
1988 Hanna's War as Captain Thomas Rosza
1987 To Kill a Stranger as Col. Kostik
1987 Prince of Darkness as Vater Loomis
1987 Django Strikes Again as Ben Gunn
1987 Ground Zero as Prosper Gaffney
1987 Animali metropolitani as Prof. Livingstone
1987 Double Target
1987 Basements as Mr. Kidd (segment "The Room")
1987 Scoop as Lord Copper
1987 Specters as Professor Lasky
1987 Warrior Queen as Clodius Flaucus
1986 Cobra Mission as Father Lenoir
1986 Into the Darkness as David Beckett
1985 Black Arrow as Sir Oliver Oates
1985 Where Is Parsifal?
1985 The Treasure of the Amazon as Klaus von Blantz
1985 Arch of Triumph as Ivon Haake
1985 The Ray Bradbury Theater(1 episode)
1985 Phenomena as Professor John McGregor
1985 Reel Horror as Axel MacGregor (archive footage)
1985 Dario Argento's World of Horror as Himself
1985 Nothing Underneath as Commissario Danesi
1984 Terror in the Aisles as Himself - Host
1984 A Breed Apart as J.P. Whittier
1984 The Ambassador as Minister Eretz
1984 Frankenstein's Great Aunt Tillie as Victor Frankenstein / Baron Frankenstein
1983 The Devonsville Terror as Dr. Warley
1983 Warrior of the Lost World as Prossor
1982 Witness for the Prosecution as Mr. Myers
1982 Alone in the Dark as Dr. Leo Bain
1982 The Barchester Chronicles(8 episodes)
1982 Wogan(1 episode) as Himself
1981 Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr as Gilbert Carson
1981 Halloween II as Dr. Sam Loomis
1981 Escape from New York as President of the United States
1981 The Monster Club as Pickering, Chief of the B-Squad
1980 Blade on the Feather as Professor John Cavendish
1980 The Pumaman as Kobras
1979 The French Atlantic Affair(3 episodes) as Max Dechambre
1979 All Quiet on the Western Front as Kantorek
1979 Jaguar Lives! as General Villanova
1979 Dracula as Dr. Jack Seward
1979 Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff as Dr. Steiner
1979 The Angry Man as Albert Rumpelmayer
1979 Gold of the Amazon Women as Clarence Blasko
1979 Mrs. Columbo(1 episode)
1979 The Last Voyage of Demeter
1978 Power Play as Blair
1978 Halloween as Dr. Sam Loomis
1978 Centennial(12 episodes) as Sam Purchas
1978 Last In, First Out as Rothko
1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as B.D. Hoffler
1978 Night Creature as Axel MacGregor
1978 The Bastard as Solomon Sholto
1978 Blood Relatives as James Doniac
1978 The Dark Secret of Harvest Home(2 episodes)
1978 The Defection of Simas Kudirka as Captain Vladimir Popov
1978 Tomorrow Never Comes as Dr. Todd
1977 Telefon as Nicolai Dalchimsky
1977 Oh, God! as Doctor Harmon
1977 The Uncanny as Valentine De'ath (segment 3 "Hollywood 1936")
1977 Jesus of Nazareth(4 episodes) as Melchior
1976 The Eagle Has Landed as Himmler
1976 Hindle Wakes as Nat Jeffcote
1976 Laurence Olivier Presents(1 episode) as Nat Jeffcote
1976 The Last Tycoon as Boxley
1976 The Passover Plot as Pontius Pilate
1976 Meriel the Ghost Girl
1976 Trial by Combat as Sir Giles Marley
1976 Land of the Minotaur as Father Roche
1975 Saturday Night Live(1 episode)
1975 Hearts of the West as A.J. Nietz
1975 Journey Into Fear as Kuvetli
1975 Escape to Witch Mountain as Lucas Deranian
1975 The Count of Monte-Cristo as Danglars
1975 I Don't Want to Be Born as Dr. Finch
1974 Barry McKenzie Holds His Own as Erich Count von Plasma
1974 The Mutations as Professor Nolter
1974 House of the Damned as Martin Zayas
1974 The Black Windmill as Cedric Harper
1974 Watch Out, We're Mad as The Doctor
1974 Playhouse(3 episodes)
1974 From Beyond the Grave as Jim Underwood
1973 Orson Welles' Great Mysteries(1 episode)
1973 The Rainbow Boys as Ralph Logan
1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Fred Smudge
1973 The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water as The Spirit
1973 Tales That Witness Madness as Prof. R.C. Tremayne
1972 The Pied Piper as The Baron
1972 Wedding in White as Jim Dougall, Sr.
1972 Innocent Bystanders as Loomis
1972 Henry VIII and His Six Wives as Thomas Cromwell
1972 The Jerusalem File
1972 Death Line as Insp. Calhoun
1971 Kidnapped as Ebenezer Balfour
1971 The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes(1 episode)
1971 Columbo(1 episode) as Adrian Carsini
1971 Wake in Fright as Doc Tydon
1971 THX 1138 as SEN
1970 Play for Today(1 episode)
1970 Soldier Blue as Isaac Q. Cumber
1969 The Madwoman of Chaillot as The Prospector
1969 Mr. Freedom as Dr. Freedom
1968 Hawaii Five-O(2 episodes)
1968 Creature of Comfort as James Thorne
1967 Will Penny as Preacher Quint
1967 The Diary of Anne Frank as Albert Dussel
1967 Matchless as Gregori Andreanu
1967 You Only Live Twice as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
1967 The Night of the Generals as Gen. Kahlenberge
1966 Fantastic Voyage as Dr. Michaels
1966 Eye of the Devil as Pere Dominic
1966 Cul-de-sac as George
1965 Thirty-Minute Theatre(1 episode)
1965 The Hallelujah Trail as 'Oracle' Jones
1965 The Greatest Story Ever Told as The Dark Hermit - Satan
1964 Dr. Crippen as Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen
1963 Espionage(1 episode)
1963 The Fugitive(1 episode)
1963 The Outer Limits(1 episode)
1963 The Caretaker as Mac Davies / Bernard Jenkins
1963 The Great Escape as Flight Lt. Colin Blythe "The Forger"
1962 The Inspector as Wolters
1961 What a Carve Up as Everett Sloane
1961 Spare the Rod as Mr. Jenkins
1961 A Story of David as Nabal
1961 The Wind of Change as Pop
1961 No Love for Johnnie as Renfrew
1960 Alice Through the Looking Box as Caterpillar
1960 The Hands of Orlac as Graham Coates
1960 Danger Man(2 episodes)
1960 Sons and Lovers as Mr. Puppleworth
1960 The Big Day
1960 Hell Is a City as Gus Hawkins
1960 Circus of Horrors as Vanet
1960 The Battle of the Sexes as Irwin Hoffman
1960 The Flesh and the Fiends as William Hare
1960 Suspect as Parsons, alias Bill Brown
1960 The Shakedown as Jessel Brown
1959 The Twilight Zone(1 episode)
1959 Killers of Kilimanjaro as Captain
1959 Look Back in Anger as Hurst
1959 One Step Beyond(1 episode)
1958 The Adventures of William Tell(1 episode)
1958 The Wind Cannot Read as Doctor
1958 A Tale of Two Cities as Barsad
1957 Manuela as Evans
1957 The Man in the Sky as Crabtree
1956 The Black Tent as Ali
1956 1984 as R. Parsons
1955 The Adventures of Robin Hood(1 episode)
1954 Nineteen Eighty-Four as Syme
1954 Orders Are Orders as Cpl. Martin (as Donald Plesance)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)

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