John Houseman

John Houseman

  • Born on
    • September 22nd, 1902
  • Died on
    • October 31st, 1988
John Houseman (September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born British-American actor and film producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles Kingsfield in the 1973 film The Paper Chase for which he won a best supporting actor Oscar. He reprised his role as Kingsfield in the subsequent TV series adaptation of The Paper Chase. Houseman was also known for his commercials for the brokerage firm Smith Barney. He had a distinctive Mid-Atlantic English accent, in common with many actors of his generation. Description above from the Wikipedia article John Houseman, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Starring John Houseman on Plex


Acting (22 Credits)

1988Noble House
1988Bright Lights, Big City as Mr. Vogel
1988Another Woman as Marion's Father
1988The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! as Driving Instructor
1983The Winds of War as Aaron Jastrow
1982Marco Polo as Patriarca di Aquileia
1982Silver Spoons as Grandpa Stratton
1982Murder by Phone as Stanley Markowitz
1981Ghost Story as Sears James
1980Gideon's Trumpet as Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator
1980The Fog as Mr. Machen
1980The Babysitter as Dr. Lindquist
1980Wholly Moses! as The Archangel
1980My Bodyguard as Dobbs
1978The Paper Chase as Charles Kingsfield
1978The Cheap Detective as Jasper Blubber
1976St. Ives as Abner Procane
1975Rollerball as Bartholomew
1975Three Days of the Condor as Mr. Wabash
1973The Paper Chase as Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.
1964Seven Days in May as Vice-Adm. Farley C. Barnswell
1938Too Much Johnson as Duelist

Writer (1 Credits)


Himself (2 Credits)

2014Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles as Self - Actor (archive footage)
1988Scrooged as Himself


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