Boris Karloff

Boris Karloff

  • Born on
    • November 23rd, 1887
  • Died on
    • February 2nd, 1969
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.

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Acting (79 Credits)

1998Universal Horror as (archive footage)
1989Transylvania Twist as Man in Room
1984Terror in the Aisles as The Monster (archive footage) (uncredited)
1971Isle of the Snake People as Carl van Molder / Damballah
1970Hatchet for the Honeymoon as Gorca (archive footage)
1968Targets as Byron Orlok
1968The Crimson Cult as Professor John Marsh
1967The Sorcerers as Prof. Marcus Monserrat
1967Mad Monster Party? as Baron Boris von Frankenstein (voice)
1966How the Grinch Stole Christmas! as Narrator / The Grinch (voice)
1966The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini as The Corpse
1965Die, Monster, Die! as Nahum Witley
1964Bikini Beach as Art Dealer
1963The Terror as Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe
1963Black Sabbath as Gorca (segment "The Wurdalak")
1963The Comedy of Terrors as Amos Hinchley
1963The Raven as Dr. Scarabus
1960Thriller as Host
1958Frankenstein 1970 as Baron Viktor von Frankenstein
1958Corridors of Blood as Dr. Thomas Bolton
1958The Haunted Strangler as James Rankin
1958The Veil
1957Voodoo Island as Phillip Knight
1953Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
1952The Black Castle as Dr. Meissen
1951The Strange Door as Voltan
1949Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff as Swami Talpur
1947Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome as Gruesome
1947Unconquered as Guyasuta, Chief of the Senecas
1947Lured as Charles van Druten
1947The Secret Life of Walter Mitty as Dr. Hugo Hollingshead
1946Bedlam as George Sims
1945The Body Snatcher as John Gray
1945Isle of the Dead as Gen. Nikolas Pherides
1944House of Frankenstein as Dr. Niemann
1944The Climax as Dr. Friedrich Hohner
1942The Boogie Man Will Get You as Prof. Nathaniel Billings
1941The Devil Commands as Dr. Julian Blair
1940Doomed to Die as James Lee Wong
1940The Man with Nine Lives as Dr. Leon Kravaal
1940Before I Hang as Dr. John Garth
1940The Ape as Dr. Bernard Adrian
1940British Intelligence as Valdar
1940The Fatal Hour as James Lee Wong
1940Black Friday as Dr. Ernest Sovac
1940You'll Find Out as Judge Spencer Mainwaring
1939The Man They Could Not Hang as Dr. Henryk Savaard
1939Devil's Island as Dr. Charles Gaudet
1939Mr. Wong in Chinatown as Mr. James Lee Wong
1939The Mystery of Mr. Wong as James Lee Wong
1939Son of Frankenstein as The Monster
1939Tower of London as Mord
1938Mr. Wong, Detective as Mr. James Lee Wong
1937Night Key as David Mallory
1936The Walking Dead as John Ellman
1936The Invisible Ray as Dr. Janos Rukh
1936The Man Who Lived Again as Dr. Laurience
1936Charlie Chan at the Opera as Gravelle
1935Bride of Frankenstein as The Monster
1935The Raven as Edmond Bateman
1935The Black Room as Baron Gregor de Berghman / Anton de Berghman
1934The Black Cat as Hjalmar Poelzig
1934The Lost Patrol as Sanders
1934The House of Rothschild as Count Ledrantz
1933The Ghoul as Prof. Morlant
1932The Mask of Fu Manchu as Dr. Fu Manchu
1932The Mummy as Imhotep / Ardath Bey
1932The Old Dark House as Morgan
1932Scarface as Gaffney
1932Boo! as Frankenstein's Monster (edited from "Frankenstein")
1932Skyscraper Souls as Man Approaching Ticket Counter
1931Frankenstein as The Monster
1931Tonight or Never as Waiter
1931Five Star Final as T. Vernon Isopod
1931The Mad Genius as Fedor's Father
1931Smart Money as Sport Williams (uncredited)
1930The Criminal Code as Ned Galloway
1927Two Arabian Knights as Purser
1920The Last of the Mohicans as Indian


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