John Houseman

Film Producer / Film Director / Screenwriter | * 09/22/1902 († 86, 10/31/1988) | Bucharest, Romania
John Houseman (born Jacques Haussmann; September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born British-American actor and producer of theatre, film, and television. He 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 and his collaboration, as producer of The Blue Dahlia, with writer Raymond Chandler on the screenplay. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield in the film The Paper Chase (1973), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He reprised his role as Kingsfield in the 1978 television series adaptation. Houseman was also known for his commercials for the brokerage firm Smith Barney. He had a distinctive English accent, a product of his schooling. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Thriller | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for John Houseman

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with John Houseman as Actor(27)

as Himself - Actor (archive footage)2014 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles
as himself1988 Scrooged
as Mr. Vogel1988 Bright Lights, Big City
as Le père de Marion1988 Another Woman
as Narrator (voice)1983 A Rose for Emily
as Stanley Markowitz1982 Murder by Phone
as Sears James1981 Ghost Story
as Dobbs1980 My Bodyguard
as Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator1980 Gideon's Trumpet
as The Archangel1980 Wholly Moses
as Mr. Machen1980 The Fog
as Dr. Lindquist1980 The Babysitter
as Ephraim Adams1980 A Christmas Without Snow
as Doctor Hoffman1979 Old Boyfriends
as Jasper Blubber1978 The Cheap Detective
as Father Flynn1977 The Displaced Person
as Abner Procane1976 St. Ives
as Mike Collins1975 Fear on Trial
as Mr. Wabash1975 Three Days of the Condor
as Bartholomew1975 Rollerball
as Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.1973 The Paper Chase
as Vice-Adm. Farley C. Barnswell1964 Seven Days in May
as Duelist1938 Too Much Johnson

TV Shows/Series with John Houseman as Actor(13)

1985 227
as Gamaliel1985 A.D.
as Aaron Jastrow1983 The Winds of War
as Patriarch von Aquileia1982 Marco Polo
as Dr. Wetherell1979 The Last Convertible
as Charles Kingsfield1978 The Paper Chase
as Doctor Franklin1974 The Six Million Dollar Man

Movies with John Houseman as Crew(20)

Production/Producer1966 This Property Is Condemned
Production/Executive Producer1966 Evening Primrose
Production/Producer1962 Two Weeks in Another Town
Production/Producer1962 All Fall Down
Production/Producer1956 Lust for Life
Production/Producer1955 The Cobweb
Production/Producer1955 Moonfleet
Production/Producer1954 Executive Suite
Production/Producer1953 Julius Caesar
Production/Producer1952 The Bad and the Beautiful
Production/Producer1951 The Company She Keeps
Production/Producer1951 On Dangerous Ground
Production/Producer1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman
Production/Producer1948 They Live by Night
Production/Producer1946 The Blue Dahlia
Production/Associate Producer1946 Miss Susie Slagle's
Production/Associate Producer1945 The Unseen
Writing/Screenplay1943 Jane Eyre
Writing/Writer1941 Citizen Kane
Editing/Editorial Manager1941 Citizen Kane

TV Shows/Series with John Houseman as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1949 Fireside Theater

Full Name: John Hausmann
Born: Monday, 09/22 1902 (September) in Bucharest
Died: Monday, 10/31 1988 (October) in Malibu (aged: 86)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Clifton College
Employer: Juilliard School
Spouses (current/former): Zita Johann
John Houseman frequently works together with these people:
Orson Welles (10x, Actor)
Vincenzo Labella (6x, Crew)
Sydney Pollack (5x, Crew)
Nicholas Ray (5x, Crew)
Sydney Guilaroff (5x, Crew)
William Tuttle (5x, Crew)
Denholm Elliott (4x, Actor)
Ian Wolfe (4x, Actor)
Cedric Gibbons (4x, Crew)
Sada Thompson (4x, Actress)
Martin E. Brooks (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4148, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/09/2020