Boris Karloff

Charles Wagenheim
1887 - 1969

Boris Karloff  British Actor


William Henry Pratt (23 November 1887 – 2 February 1969), better known by his stage name Boris Karloff, was an English actor....

Confirmed Relationships5
Longest Relationship24 yrs, 1 mth
Shortest Relationship3 yrs
Average Relationship Length10 yrs, 11 mths
First Name Boris
Last Name Karloff
Full Name at Birth William Henry Pratt
Alternative Name Karloff the Uncanny, Karloff
Age 81 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd November, 1887
Birthplace East Dulwich, London, England, UK
Died 2nd February, 1969
Place of Death Midhurst, Sussex, England
Cause of Death Emphysema
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Merchant Taylors' School
University King's College London
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame Frankenstein
Year(s) Active 1909–1969, 1909–1969
Father Edward John Pratt, Jr
Mother Eliza Sarah Millard
Brother brother, Sir John Thomas Pratt
Family Member paternal grandparentEdward John Pratt, paternal grandparent Eliza Julia (Edwards) Pratt, Anna Leonowens aunt, daughter Sara Karloff
Friend Christopher Lee
Associated People Bela Lugosi, Peter Lorre, Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Basil Rathbone, Roger Corman
Pets Raised rare Bedlington Terriers
Favorite Books favorite author was Joseph Conrad
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Alien Terror1971 Prof. John Mayer Movie
Isle of the Snake People1971 Carl van Molder Movie
Blind Man's Bluff1970 Franz Badulescu Movie
House of Evil1968 Matthias Morteval Movie
Targets1968 Byron Orlok Movie
Curse of the Crimson Altar1968 Professor Marsh Movie
The Fear Chamber1968 Dr. Karl Mantell Movie
The Name of the Game1968 Mikhail Orlov TV Show
Mad Monster Party1967 Baron Boris von Frankenstein (voice) Movie
The Sorcerers1967 Prof. Marcus Monserrat Movie
The Venetian Affair1967 Dr. Pierre Vaugiroud Movie
The Daydreamer1966 The Rat Movie
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini1966 The Corpse Movie
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!1966 The Grinch Short Film
The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.1966 Mother Muffin TV Show
Die, Monster, Die!1965 Nahum Witley Movie
I Spy1965 Don Ernesto Silvando TV Show
The Wild Wild West1965 Mr. Singh TV Show
Bikini Beach1964 The Art Dealer Movie
Black Sabbath1963 Gorca (segment "The Wurdalak") Movie
The Terror1963 Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe Movie
The Comedy of Terrors1963 Amos Hinchley Movie
The Raven1963 Dr. Scarabus Movie
The Paradine Case1962 Judge Lord Thomas Horfield TV Movie
Theatre '621961 Judge Lord Thomas Horfield TV Show
Route 661960 Boris Karloff TV Show
The Dickie Henderson Show1960 TV Show
The Secret World of Eddie Hodges1960 Captain Hook TV Movie
Upgreen - And at 'Em1960 Movie
Corridors of Blood1958 Dr. Bolton Movie
Frankenstein - 19701958 Baron Victor von Frankenstein Movie
The Haunted Strangler1958 James Rankin Movie
The Juggler of Our Lady1958 Narrator (voice) Short Film
Shirley Temple Theatre1958 Father Knickerbocker TV Show
The Veil1958 Host, Ira Perry, Sgt. Chester Willmore TV Show
Voodoo Island1957 Phillip Knight Movie
Suspicion1957 Judge Winthrop Gelsey TV Show
The DuPont Show of the Month1957 Capt. Billy Bones TV Show
Colonel March of Scotland Yard1956 Col. Perceval March TV Show
Playhouse 901956 Mr. Kurtz TV Show
Telephone Time1956 Dr. Pierre TV Show
The Gale Storm Show: Oh, Susanna!1956 Boris Karloff TV Show
The Alcoa Hour1955 Doc Dixon TV Show
A Connecticut Yankee1955 King Arthur TV Movie
The Island Monster1954 Don Gaetano Movie
Climax!1954 Vicar, Dr. Philip Nestri TV Show
Sabaka1954 Gen. Pollegar Movie
The Best of Broadway1954 Jonathan Brewster TV Show
The Elgin Hour1954 Mr. Mycroft TV Show
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1953 Dr. Henry Jekyll Movie
G.E. True Theater1953 Henry E. Church, Mr. Blue Ocean TV Show
The United States Steel Hour1953 George Redford TV Show
The Plymouth Playhouse1953 Story One - The Chase TV Show
The Black Castle1952 Dr. Meissen Movie
CBS Television Workshop1952 Don Quixote TV Show
Curtain Call1952 TV Show
The Strange Door1951 Voltan Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951 Charles Brandon TV Show
Tales of Tomorrow1951 Dr. Henry Marco TV Show
The Red Skelton Hour1951 Mad Scientist - Father, Mad Scientist TV Show
Hollywood Opening Night1951 TV Show
Lux Video Theatre1950 Montgomery Royle, Larkin, Sir Arthur TV Show
Robert Montgomery Presents1950 Bennett Kimball TV Show
The Jack Carter Show1950 TV Show
Masterpiece Playhouse1950 TV Show
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff1949 Swami Talpur Movie
The Emperor's Nightingale1949 Narrator (English version) (English version, voice) Movie
Suspense1949 Rasputin TV Show
The Boris Karloff Mystery Playhouse1949 TV Show
Tap Roots1948 Tishomingo Movie
Studio One in Hollywood1948 King Arthur TV Show
The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre1948 Doctor Steven Johnson TV Show
The Ford Theatre Hour1948 Jonathan Brewster TV Show
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome1947 Gruesome Movie
Lured1947 Charles van Druten Movie
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty1947 Dr. Hugo Hollingshead Movie
Unconquered1947 Guyasuta - Chief of the Senecas Movie
Bedlam1946 Master George Sims Movie
Lights Out1946 TV Show
Isle of the Dead1945 Gen. Nikolas Pherides Movie
The Body Snatcher1945 Cabman John Gray Movie
House of Frankenstein1944 Doctor Gustav Niemann Movie
The Climax1944 Dr. Friedrich Hohner Movie
The Boogie Man Will Get You1942 Prof. Nathaniel Billings Movie
The Devil Commands1941 Dr. Julian Blair Movie
Before I Hang1940 Dr. John Garth Movie
Black Friday1940 Dr. Ernest Sovac Movie
British Intelligence1940 Valdar Movie
Doomed to Die1940 James Lee Wong Movie
The Ape1940 Dr. Bernard Adrian Movie
The Fatal Hour1940 James Lee Wong Movie
The Man with Nine Lives1940 Dr. Leon Kravaal Movie
You'll Find Out1940 Judge Mainwaring Movie
Devil's Island1939 Dr. Charles Gaudet Movie
Son of Frankenstein1939 The Monster Movie
The Man They Could Not Hang1939 Dr. Henryk Savaard Movie
The Mystery of Mr. Wong1939 Mr. James Lee Wong Movie
Tower of London1939 Mord Movie
Mr. Wong in Chinatown1939 James Lee Wong Movie
Mr. Wong, Detective1938 Mr. James Lee Wong Movie
The Invisible Menace1938 Jevries Movie
Night Key1937 David Mallory Movie
West of Shanghai1937 Wu Yen Fang Movie
Charlie Chan at the Opera1936 Gravelle Movie
The Invisible Ray1936 Dr. Janos Rukh Movie
The Man Who Lived Again1936 Dr. Laurience Movie
The Walking Dead1936 John Ellman Movie
Juggernaut1936 Doctor Sartorius Movie
Bride of Frankenstein1935 The Monster Movie
The Black Room1935 Baron Gregor de Berghman Movie
The Raven1935 Edmond Bateman Movie
Gift of Gab1934 The Phantom Movie
The Black Cat1934 Hjalmar Poelzig Movie
The House of Rothschild1934 Count Ledrantz Movie
The Lost Patrol1934 Sanders Movie
The Ghoul1933 Prof. Henry Morlant Movie
Scarface1932 Tom Gaffney Movie
Skyscraper Souls1932 Man Approaching Ticket Counter (uncredited) Movie
The Mask of Fu Manchu1932 Dr. Fu Manchu Movie
The Mummy1932 Imhotep Movie
The Old Dark House1932 Morgan Movie
Behind the Mask1932 Jim Henderson Movie
Business and Pleasure1932 Sheik Ali Ben Joseph (uncredited) Movie
Night World1932 'Happy' MacDonald Movie
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood1932 Boris Karloff Movie
The Miracle Man1932 Nikko Movie
Five Star Final1931 Isopod Movie
Frankenstein1931 The Monster Movie
Smart Money1931 Sport Williams (uncredited) Movie
The Criminal Code1931 Galloway Movie
The Mad Genius1931 Fedor's Father (uncredited) Movie
The Yellow Ticket1931 Drunken Orderly (uncredited) Movie
Tonight or Never1931 Waiter Movie
Cracked Nuts1931 Boris - First Revolutionary Movie
I Like Your Nerve1931 Luigi - Pacheco's Butler Movie
King of the Wild1931 Mustapha Movie
Sous les verrous1931 Le Tigre Movie
The Guilty Generation1931 Tony Ricca Movie
The Public Defender1931 The Professor Movie
The Vanishing Legion1931 The Voice (voice, uncredited) Movie
Graft1931 'Terry' Movie
Young Donovan's Kid1931 Cokey Joe Movie
The Bad One1930 Monsieur Gaston Movie
The Sea Bat1930 Corsican Movie
The Utah Kid1930 Henchman Baxter Movie
Behind That Curtain1929 Beetham's Manservant Movie
The Fatal Warning1929 Mullins Movie
The King of the Kongo1929 Scarface Macklin Movie
The Unholy Night1929 Abdul Mohammed Bey - the Hindu Lawyer (uncredited) Movie
Anne Against the World1929 Movie
Burning the Wind1929 Pug Doran Movie
The Devil's Chaplain1929 Boris Movie
The Phantom of the North1929 Jules Gregg Movie
Two Sisters1929 Cecil Movie
Sharp Shooters1928 Cafe Proprietor (uncredited) Movie
The Vanishing Rider1928 The Villain Movie
Vultures of the Sea1928 Grouchy Movie
The Little Wild Girl1928 Maurice Kent Movie
Tarzan and the Golden Lion1927 Owaza Movie
Two Arabian Knights1927 The Purser Movie
Let It Rain1927 Crook Movie
The Love Mart1927 Fleming Movie
The Meddlin' Stranger1927 Al Meggs Movie
The Phantom Buster1927 Ramon Movie
The Princess from Hoboken1927 Pavel Movie
Soft Cushions1927 The Chief Conspirator Movie
Old Ironsides1926 Saracen Guard (uncredited) Movie
The Bells1926 The Mesmerist Movie
The General1926 Union General (unconfirmed, uncredited) Movie
The Man in the Saddle1926 Robber Movie
The Nickel-Hopper1926 Dance Hall Masher (uncredited) Short Film
The Eagle of the Sea1926 Pirate (uncredited) Movie
The Golden Web1926 Dave Sinclair Movie
The Greater Glory1926 Scissors Grinder Movie
Her Honor, the Governor1926 Snipe Collins Movie
Flames1926 Blackie Blanchette Movie
Flaming Fury1926 Gaspard Movie
Parisian Nights1925 Pierre Movie
Perils of the Wild1925 Movie
The Prairie Wife1925 Diego Movie
Without Mercy1925 Madame Gordon's 2nd Henchman (uncredited) Movie
Lady Robinhood1925 Cabraza Movie
Forbidden Cargo1925 Pietro Castillano Movie
Dynamite Dan1924 Tony Garcia Movie
The Hellion1924 The Outlaw Movie
Riders of the Plains1924 Movie
The Prisoner1923 Prince Kapolski Movie
Omar the Tentmaker1922 Imam Mowaffak Movie
The Altar Stairs1922 Hugo Movie
The Infidel1922 The Nabob Movie
The Man from Downing Street1922 Maharajah Jehan Movie
Nan of the North1922 Undetermined Role (uncredited) Movie
The Woman Conquers1922 Raoul Maris Movie
The Cave Girl1921 Baptiste Movie
The Hope Diamond Mystery1921 Priest of Kama-Sita Movie
Without Benefit of Clergy1921 Ahmed Khan Movie
Cheated Hearts1921 Nei Hamid Movie
The Last of the Mohicans1920 Indian (uncredited) Movie
The Deadlier Sex1920 Jules Borney Movie
The Courage of Marge O'Doone1920 Tavish Movie
The Lightning Raider1919 Movie
His Majesty, the American1919 Henchman in cloth cap (uncredited) Movie
The Masked Rider1919 Mexican in saloon, Ch. 2 Movie
The Prince and Betty1919 Undetermined Role Movie
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alexsander99Oct 10, 2013

One of the best actors the genre has ever had.

Violet_ElectricMay 29, 2011

Not only a great actor but... well, he had a cute smile and was pretty fit until the late 40s

Johnny ClarkeJan 1, 2009

I recently visited the cottage Boris lived in in Bramshott UK, `Roundabout` is the most charming cottage owned by a friend of a friend of mine. It has gardens over the road from it that go down to a steam, it`s absoluelty idilic, he must have been very happy there, the cottage is said to be coffin shaped ! and the reason it is called `Roundabout` is because it sits on a `traffic island` ! The plot is triangular, although as it is in the countrside the `island` i`t busy, just small country roads. It`s quite big on the inside.

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