Son of renowned Viennese actor Rudolph Schildkraut who studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before joining Max Reinhardt's company in 1913, where he soon emerged as a star. Schildkraut set...
Played Claudius to Maurice Evans' "Hamlet" in the first ever American telecast of the play on NBC
Joined Max Reinhardt's stage company
Acted in a memorable episode of "The Twilight Zone", playing an elderly man who must chose between opting for a new, younger body or living out the remaining years in pain
Screen debut in "Schlemiel"
Created role of Otto Frank in the Broadway production of "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Final film, "The Greatest Story Ever Told"; released posthumously
American screen debut in "Orphans of the Storm"
Recreated stage role in the film version of "The Diary of Anne Frank"
Cast as King Herod opposite Claudette Colbert's "Cleopatra"
Cast as Judas in the silent "King of Kings"; father played a high priest
Portrayed King Louis in "The Three Musketeers"
Earned Best Supporting Actor Oscar for performance as Captain Alfred Dreyfus in "The Life of Emile Zola"
Hosted "Joseph Schildkraut Presents", a series of half-hour dramas aired on the DuMont network
Last films for more than a decade, "Old Los Angeles" and "The Gallant Legion"
Co-starred in "The Shop Around the Corner"
Co-starred in "The Crusades"
Played Gaylord Ravenel in the non-musical version of "Show Boat"
Appeared in "Monsieur Beaucaire"
Son of renowned Viennese actor Rudolph Schildkraut who studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before joining Max Reinhardt's company in 1913, where he soon emerged as a star. Schildkraut set down in the US in 1920 and almost immediately established himself as a matinee idol on Broadway. He pursued a simultaneous screen career, first in debonair leading roles and later in a number of oily, villainous characterizations. He gave notable performances in "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937) and "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959).
Married 1963 until his death 1964
Married from 1932 until her death in 1962
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Schildkraut was posthumously inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 1996.