John Houseman

Actor · Producer · Executive Producer
IVA Star Rating : 70
John Houseman 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. read more

John Houseman 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.

Birth Name

Jacques Haussmann

Born

Monday, 22 September 1902

Died

Monday, 31 October 1988

Actor Filmography

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Himself (archive footage) 2018
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Himself (archive footage) 2014
Pioneers of Television Himself (archive footage) 2008
Broadway: The American Musical Himself 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Charles W. Kingsfield Jr (archive footage) 2003
The Best of Film Noir Himself (archive footage) 1999
The Complete Citizen Kane Himself (archive footage) 1991
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Driving Instructor 1988
Scrooged John Houseman 1988
Another Woman Marion's Father 1988
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind Himself (archive footage) 2018
Magician: The Astonishing Life And Work Of Orson Welles Himself (archive footage) 2014
Pioneers of Television Himself (archive footage) 2008
Broadway: The American Musical Himself 2004
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years Charles W. Kingsfield Jr (archive footage) 2003
The Best of Film Noir Himself (archive footage) 1999
The Complete Citizen Kane Himself (archive footage) 1991
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! Driving Instructor 1988
Scrooged John Houseman 1988
Another Woman Marion's Father 1988
Bright Lights, Big City Mr. Vogel 1988
Lincoln Gen. Winfield Scott 1988
Noble House Sir Geoffrey Allison 1988
Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story Himself 1987
The Late Show Himself 1986
Nightlife Himself 1986
227 Himself 1985
A.D. Gamaliel 1985
America's Musical Theater Himself 1985
The Good Fight: The Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War 1984
A Rose for Emily Narrator (voice) 1983
The Winds of War Aaron Jastrow 1983
Silver Spoons Grandpa Stratton 1982
Murder by Phone Stanley Markowitz 1982
Marco Polo Patriarch of Aquileia 1982
Late Night with David Letterman Himself 1982
American Playhouse Network Newscaster 1981
Ghost Story Sears James 1981
A Christmas Without Snow Ephraim Adams 1980
The Babysitter Dr. Lindquist 1980
My Bodyguard Dobbs 1980
Wholly Moses! The Archangel 1980
Gideon's Trumpet Chief Justice / Offscreen Narrator 1980
The Fog Mr. Machen 1980
The French Atlantic Affair Dr. Archady Clemens 1979
The Last Convertible Dr. Wetherell 1979
The Associates Professor Kingsfield 1979
Old Boyfriends Doctor Hoffman 1979
Tales of the Unexpected 1979
Mork & Mindy Milt 1978
The Paper Chase Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. 1978
The Cheap Detective Jasper Blubber 1978
Aspen Joseph Merrill Drummond 1977
Washington: Behind Closed Doors Myron Dunn 1977
Our Town Prof. Willard (scenes deleted) 1977
The Displaced Person Father Flynn 1977
The Paul Ryan Show Himself 1977
Captains and the Kings Judge Newell Chisholm 1976
St. Ives Abner Procane 1976
The Adams Chronicles Justice Gridley 1976
The Bionic Woman Dr. Franklin 1976
Fear on Trial Mike Collins 1975
Three Days Of The Condor Mr. Wabash 1975
Rollerball Bartholomew 1975
I'm a Stranger Here Myself Himself 1975
Clarence Darrow Himself 1974
The Six Million Dollar Man Doctor Franklin 1974
The Paper Chase Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. 1973
Great Performances Self 1971
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Seven Days In May Vice-Adm. Farley C. Barnswell 1964
The Mike Douglas Show Himself - Actor 1961
The New Steve Allen Show Himself - Guest 1961
Too Much Johnson Keystone Kop 1938

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
1980 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Drama or Comedy Special Nominated
1979 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1974 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1974 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture Won
1954 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
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