Donald Crisp

Actor / Film Director / Writer / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 07/27/1882 († 91, 05/25/1974) | Bow, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Donald William Crisp (27 July 1882 – 25 May 1974) was an English film actor as well as an early producer, director and screenwriter. His career lasted from the early silent film era into the 1960s. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1942 for his performance in How Green Was My Valley. ()

Donald Crisp was born George William Crisp at the family home in Bow, London. Donald's parents were James Crisp and Elizabeth Crisp, his birth was registered by his mother on 4th September 1882. Donald's sisters were Elizabeth, Ann, Alice (known as Louisa) and Eliza and his brothers were James, John and Mark. Family memories state that Donald's brother-in-law James Needham (Louisa's husband) lent/gave Donald the fare to USA. The family have a photo of Donald which he sent to 'Jimmy' and signed. On 16th February 1937 Donald applied for a US Social Security account number giving his address as N Vista Street Hollywood California, and his employers Warner Brothers Pictures, Burbank California. On his application Donald did not know his mother's maiden name.

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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for Donald Crisp

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Donald Crisp as Actor(111)

as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Grandpa Spencer1963 Spencer's Mountain
as Mayor Karl Warren1960 Pollyanna
as Jehan Daas1959 A Dog of Flanders
as Dennis Deneen1958 Saddle the Wind
as Cardinal Martin Burke1958 The Last Hurrah
as Judge Allen1957 Drango
as Old Martin1955 The Long Gray Line
as Alec Waggoman1955 The Man from Laramie
as King Aguar1954 Prince Valiant
as John MacFarland1951 Home Town Story
as Major Singleton1950 Bright Leaf
as 'Jock' Gray1949 Challenge to Lassie
as Barney Rebstock1948 Whispering Smith
as Drumsheugh1948 Hills of Home
as Jim Crew1947 Ramrod
as Herbert Brown1945 National Velvet
as William Scott1945 The Valley of Decision
as Sam Carraclough1945 Son of Lassie
as Commander Beech1944 The Uninvited
as Sam Carraclough1943 Lassie Come Home
as Captain Martin1943 Forever and a Day
as Main Narrator (voice) (uncredited)1942 The Battle of Midway
as Ralph Pedloch1942 The Gay Sisters
as Sir Charles Emery1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
as Dr. Drewett1941 Shining Victory
as Mr. Morgan1941 How Green Was My Valley
as Admiral Sir John Burleson1940 The Sea Hawk
as Brother Superior1940 Brother Orchid
as Minister Althoff1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
as Scotty MacPherson1940 City for Conquest
as Father John Callahan, C.S.C1940 Knute Rockne All American
as Doctor Lanskell1939 The Old Maid
as Judge Hardwick1939 The Oklahoma Kid
as Dr. Kenneth1939 Wuthering Heights
as Samuel 'Sam' Sloane1939 Daughters Courageous
as Alexander McDougall1939 Sons of Liberty
as Maréchal Bazaine1939 Juarez
as Tim Hazelton1938 The Sisters
as Andy Stone1938 Valley of the Giants
as Phipps1938 The Dawn Patrol
as Col. Todd Carruthers1938 Sergeant Murphy
as Dr. Livingstone1938 Jezebel
as Grant1938 Comet Over Broadway
as Mr. Morgan1938 The Beloved Brat
as Police Inspector Lewis Lane1938 The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
as Jack V. Merrick Sr.1937 That Certain Woman
as Michael Davitt1937 Parnell
as Maitre Labori1937 The Life of Emile Zola
as Presiding Judge1937 Confession
as Police Captain Cromwell1937 The Great O'Malley
as Huntly1936 Mary of Scotland
as Colonel Campbell1936 The Charge of the Light Brigade
as Liam Burke1936 Beloved Enemy
as Judge Byron Thistlewaite1936 A Woman Rebels
as Dr. Hunt1936 The White Angel
as Mr. Pryor1935 Laddie
as Mr. McCarger1935 Oil For The Lamps Of China
as Thomas Burkitt1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
as David Wylie1934 What Every Woman Knows
as Mike Davey1934 The Life of Vergie Winters
as Docteur McQueen1934 The Little Minister
as Peadar Conlan1934 The Key
as Darrall1933 Broadway Bad
as Guidon1932 Red Dust
as Sgt. Snyder1932 A Passport to Hell
as The Laird1931 Svengali
as Garvey1931 Kick In
as Charles Fox1930 Scotland Yard
as Roger Slater1929 The Pagan
as Colonel Moran1929 The Return of Sherlock Holmes
as Caxton1928 The River Pirate
as Sigsbee Manderson1928 Trent's Last Case
as Leif Ericsson1928 The Viking
as MacTavish1926 The Black Pirate
as Don Sebastian1925 Don Q Son of Zorro
as Lachlan Campbell1921 The Bonnie Brier Bush
as Battling Burrows1919 Broken Blossoms
as Gen. U.S. Grant1915 The Birth of a Nation
as A.H. Monroe1915 A Girl of Yesterday
as 'Bull' McGee1914 The Escape
as Frank Andrews1914 The Battle of the Sexes
as The Mother's Son1914 Home, Sweet Home
as The Beggar1913 Olaf-An Atom
as Rival Gang Member (uncredited)1912 The Musketeers of Pig Alley
as A Servant / The Landlord1911 The Long Road
as Courtier1911 Heart Beats of Long Ago
as First Tramp1911 The Adventures of Billy
as The Valet1911 Fate's Turning
as At Ball1911 The Italian Barber
as Bank Employee1911 The Failure
as A Union soldier (uncredited)1911 The Battle
as Actor / Backstage1911 The Making of a Man
as Head of the Sweatshop1910 Sunshine Sue
as At Stage Door1910 Winning Back His Love
as Courtier/Monk1910 The Golden Supper
as At the Club1909 Through the Breakers

TV Shows/Series with Donald Crisp as Actor(1)

Movies with Donald Crisp as Crew(23)

Directing/Director1930 The Runaway Bride
Directing/Director1928 The Cop
Directing/Director1928 Stand and Deliver
Directing/Director1927 Dress Parade
Directing/Director1927 Man Bait
Directing/Director1927 The Fighting Eagle
Directing/Director1927 Vanity
Directing/Director1926 Young April
Directing/Director1925 Don Q Son of Zorro
Directing/Director1924 The Navigator
Directing/Director1923 Ponjola
Directing/Director1921 The Barbarian
Directing/Director1921 The Bonnie Brier Bush
Directing/Director1920 Miss Hobbs
Directing/Director1920 Held by the Enemy
Directing/Director1919 Under the Top
Directing/Director1919 Too Much Johnson
Directing/Director1919 Venus in the East
Directing/Director1917 The Clever Mrs. Carfax
Directing/Director1917 The Marcellini Millions
Directing/Director1916 Ramona
Directing/Assistant Director1915 The Birth of a Nation
Directing/Director1914 The Little Country Mouse

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 07/27 1882 (July) in Bow, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Died: Saturday, 05/25 1974 (May) in Van Nuys (aged: 91)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Eton College, University of Oxford
Spouses (current/former): Jane Murfin
Other names for Donald Crisp (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"George William Crisp"
"James Needham" (Pseudonym)
Donald Crisp frequently works together with these people:
D. W. Griffith (42x, Crew)
John Smith (18x, Crew)
Max Steiner (18x, Crew)
Robert Harron (15x, Actor)
Hal B. Wallis (15x, Crew)
Perc Westmore (12x, Crew)
Jack L. Warner (12x, Crew)
Billy Bitzer (12x, Crew)
Henry O'Neill (11x, Actor)
Orry-Kelly (11x, Crew)
Wilfred Lucas (11x, Actor)
Ralph Edwards (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9049, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/18/2021