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Alexander Scourby (/ˈskɔːrbi/; November 13, 1913 – February 22, 1985) was an American film, television, and voice actor known for his deep and resonant voice. He is best known for his film role as the ruthless mob boss Mike Lagana in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953), and is also particularly well-remembered in the English-speaking world for his landmark recordings of the entire King James Version audio Bible, which have been released in numerous editions. He later recorded the entire Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Scourby recorded 422 audiobooks for the blind which he considered his most important work. He has a reputation in the audiobook industry as being one of the greatest narrators: "He is heralded as having the greatest voice ever recorded."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alexander Scourby (/ˈskɔːrbi/; November 13, 1913 – February 22, 1985) was an American film, television, and voice actor known for his deep and resonant voice. He is best known for his film role as the ruthless mob boss Mike Lagana in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953), and is also particularly well-remembered in the English-speaking world for his landmark recordings of the entire King James Version audio Bible, which have been released in numerous editions. He later recorded the entire Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Scourby recorded 422 audiobooks for the blind which he considered his most important work. He has a reputation in the audiobook industry as being one of the greatest narrators: "He is heralded as having the greatest voice ever recorded."

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 58

Birthday 1913-11-13

Day of Death 1985-02-22

Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hell Gate: The Watery Grave as Narrator
1985 The Stuff as Evans
1984 Among the Wild Chimpanzees
1979 Jesus as Luke
1979 Uncommon Women and Others as Narrator (voice)
1979 This Other Eden as Narrator
1977 Meeting of Minds (4 episodes)
1971 Montserrat
1971 People of the Seal, Part 2: Eskimo Winter as Narrator (voice)
1970 The Executioner as Prof. Parker
1970 Atonement as Alexander Scourby
1969 Marcus Welby, M.D. (1 episode)
1967 Grizzly! as Narrator
1967 Mannix (2 episodes)
1967 1999 A.D.
1964 Daniel Boone (1 episode)
1964 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1 episode)
1963 Mr. Novak (2 episodes)
1962 The Wall as Narrator (uncredited)
1962 The Eleventh Hour (1 episode)
1961 The Devil at 4 O'Clock as The Governor
1961 Cain's Hundred (1 episode)
1961 The Asphalt Jungle (1 episode)
1960 Man on a String as Colonel Vadja Kubelov
1960 Seven Thieves as Raymond Le May
1959 Philip Marlowe (1 episode)
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode) as Maj. Gen. George Harper
1959 Johnny Staccato (1 episode)
1959 The Big Fisherman as David Ben-Zadok
1959 The Shaggy Dog as Dr. Mikhail Andrassy
1959 The Velvet Alley as Harvey Diedrich
1959 Rawhide (1 episode)
1958 Me and the Colonel as Major Von Bergen
1958 The Rifleman (1 episode)
1958 Naked City (1 episode) as Walter Gerrick
1958 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1 episode)
1957 The Walter Winchell File (1 episode)
1956 Giant as Old Polo
1956 Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater (1 episode)
1956 Telephone Time (1 episode)
1956 The Twisted Cross as Narrator (voice)
1956 Ransom! as Dr. Paul Y. Gorman
1955 The 20th Century Fox Hour (1 episode)
1955 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1 episode)
1954 The Silver Chalice as Luke
1954 Sign of the Pagan as Chrysaphius
1954 Climax! (3 episodes)
1954 Victory at Sea as Narrator
1954 The Secret Storm (319 episodes)
1953 The Spirit of Christmas as Clement Moore / 'Nativity' Narrator (uncredited)
1953 The Big Heat as Mike Lagana
1953 The Glory Brigade as Lt. Niklas
1953 The Redhead from Wyoming as Reece Duncan
1952 Omnibus (1 episode)
1952 Affair in Trinidad as Max Fabian
1952 Because of You as Dr. Breen
1950 Lux Video Theatre (1 episode)
1948 Studio One (4 episodes)

Art

1970 Atonement Other

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