John Houseman

John Houseman
1902 - 1988

John Houseman  Romanian Actor


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John Houseman was previously married to Zita Johann (1929).

John Houseman was in a relationship with Joan Fontaine.


Romanian Actor John Houseman was born Jacques Haussmann on 22nd September, 1902 in Bucharest, Romania and passed away on 31st Oct 1988 Malibu, California, USA aged 86. He is most remembered for The Fog, The Paper Chase. His zodiac sign is Virgo.

John Houseman is a member of the following lists: British people of Alsatian descent, Screenwriters from California and Romanian people of Welsh descent.


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First Name John
Last Name Houseman
Full Name at Birth Jacques Haussmann
Alternative Name John Houseman, Jacques Haussmann
Age 86 (age at death) years
Birthday 22nd September, 1902
Birthplace Bucharest, Romania
Died 31st October, 1988
Place of Death Malibu, California, USA
Build Average
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Grey
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality Romanian
Occupation Text Actor, Film Producer
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Fog, The Paper Chase
Year(s) Active 1930–1988
Friend Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Howard Hawks

John Houseman (born Jacques Haussmann; September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a British-American actor and 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 and his storied collaboration with writer Raymond Chandler's intoxicated screenplay rendering as producer of The Blue Dahlia. 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 subsequent television 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.

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John Houseman86 VirgoActor
Zita Johann89 CancerActress
Joan Fontaine96 LibraActress


Another Woman1988Marion's FatherMovie
Bright Lights, Big City1988Mr. VogelMovie
Scrooged1988John HousemanMovie
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988Driving Instructor (uncredited)Movie
Lincoln1988Gen. Winfield ScottTV Movie
Noble House1988Sir Geoffrey AllisonTV Show
A.D.1985GamalielTV Show
A Rose for Emily1983Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Winds of War1983Aaron JastrowTV Show
Murder by Phone1982Stanley MarkowitzMovie
Marco Polo1982Patriarch of AquileiaTV Show
Silver Spoons1982Grandpa StrattonTV Show
Freedom to Speak1982Benjamin FranklinTV Show
Ghost Story1981Sears JamesMovie
American Playhouse1981Network NewscasterTV Show
My Bodyguard1980DobbsMovie
The Fog1980Mr. MachenMovie
Wholly Moses!1980The ArchangelMovie
A Christmas Without Snow1980Ephraim AdamsTV Movie
The Babysitter1980Dr. LindquistTV Movie
Old Boyfriends1979Doctor HoffmanMovie
The French Atlantic Affair1979Dr. Archady ClemensTV Show
The Last Convertible1979Dr. WetherellTV Show
The Associates1979Professor KingsfieldTV Show
The Cheap Detective1978Jasper BlubberMovie
Mork & Mindy1978MiltTV Show
The Paper Chase1978Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.TV Show
Aspen1977Joseph Merrill DrummondTV Show
Our Town1977Professor WillardTV Movie
The Best of Families1977HostTV Show
The Displaced Person1977Father FlynnTV Movie
Washington: Behind Closed Doors1977Myron DunnTV Show
St. Ives1976Abner ProcaneMovie
Captains and the Kings1976Judge Newell ChisholmTV Show
Six Characters in Search of an Author1976The DirectorTV Movie
The Adams Chronicles1976Justice GridleyTV Show
The Bionic Woman1976Dr. FranklinTV Show
Hazard's People1976John HazardTV Movie
Three Days of the Condor1975Mr. WabashMovie
Fear on Trial1975Mike CollinsTV Movie
The Six Million Dollar Man1974Doctor FranklinTV Show
The Paper Chase1973Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.Movie
Great Performances1971Dr. FawcettTV Show
Seven Days in May1964Vice-Adm. Farley C. Barnswell (uncredited)Movie
Too Much Johnson1938Duelist, Keystone KopShort Film
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Posted commentsView all comments (2)

jekuper2010jekuper2010Apr 10, 2011

Great actor. I love the accent

p.haasMar 21, 2009

I`m from his father`s family and know about the family story in Alsace (Fegersheim)and would be happy to be in contact with his children(if he had some???)

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