George Zucco

Actor
British actor George Zucco began his career during the transition from silent films to pictures with sound. After honing his craft as a vaudeville actor in the 1910s, Zucco made his screen debut in the 1931 film "The ... Read more »
Born: 01/11/1886 in Manchester, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (62)

Let's Dance 1949 (Movie)

Judge Mackenzie (Actor)

The Pirate 1948 (Movie)

The Viceroy (Actor)

Lured 1947 (Movie)

Officer Barrett (Actor)

The Imperfect Lady 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Where There's Life 1947 (Movie)

Paul Stertorius (Actor)

Midnight Manhunt 1944 (Movie)

(Actor)

My Favorite Blonde 1941 (Movie)

Dr. Hugo Streger (Actor)

The Black Swan 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Woman's Face 1940 (Movie)

Defense Attorney (Actor)

Captain Fury 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cat and the Canary 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1938 (Movie)

(Actor)

Suez 1937 (Movie)

(Actor)

Souls at Sea 1936 (Movie)

Barton Woodley (Actor)

The Bride Wore Red 1936 (Movie)

Count Armalia (Actor)

After the Thin Man 1935 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man Who Could Work Miracles 1935 (Movie)

The Colonel's Butler (Actor)

Arise, My Love (Movie)

Prison Governor (Actor)

Arsene Lupin Returns (Movie)

Martell (Actor)

Captain from Castile (Movie)

Marquis De Caravajal (Actor)

Charlie Chan in Honolulu (Movie)

Dr. Cardigan (Actor)

Confidential Agent (Movie)

Detective Geddes (Actor)

David and Bathsheba (Movie)

Egyptian Ambassador (Actor)

Dead Men Walk (Movie)

Dr. Lloyd Clayton/ Elwyn Clayton (Actor)

Desire Me (Movie)

Father Donnard (Actor)

Dr. Renault's Secret (Movie)

Dr. Renault (Actor)

Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (Movie)

Dr. Jannery (Actor)

Fog Island (Movie)

Leo Grainger (Actor)

Having Wonderful Crime (Movie)

The Great Movel (Actor)

Here I Am a Stranger (Movie)

James K. Paulding (Actor)

Hold That Blonde (Movie)

Pavel Sorasky (Actor)

House of Frankenstein (Movie)

Prof. Bruno Lampini (Actor)

International Lady (Movie)

Webster (Actor)

Lord Jeff (Movie)

Jim Hampstead (Actor)

Madame Bovary (Movie)

Dubocage (Actor)

Madame X (Movie)

Dr. LaFarge (Actor)

Moss Rose (Movie)

Craxton (Actor)

Never a Dull Moment (Movie)

Tony Rocco (Actor)

New Moon (Movie)

Vicomte de Ribaud (Actor)

Parnell (Movie)

Sir Charles Russell (Actor)

Return of the Ape Man (Movie)

Ape Man (credited but not in movie) (Actor)

Rosalie (Movie)

Gen. Maroff (Actor)

Saratoga (Movie)

Dr. Harmsworth Bierd (Actor)

Scared to Death (Movie)

Dr. Joseph Van Ee (Actor)

Shadows in the Night (Movie)

Frank Swift (Actor)

Sherlock Holmes in Washington (Movie)

Richard Stanley (Actor)

Sudan (Movie)

Horadef (Actor)

Tarzan and the Mermaids (Movie)

Palanth (Actor)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Movie)

Prof. Moriarty (Actor)

The Barkleys of Broadway (Movie)

The Judge (Actor)

The Black Raven (Movie)

Amos Bradford (Actor)

The Firefly (Movie)

St. Clair, Secret Service Chief (Actor)

The Good Companions (Movie)

Fauntley (Actor)

The Mad Ghoul (Movie)

Dr. Alfred Morris (Actor)

The Mad Monster (Movie)

Dr. Lorenzo Cameron (Actor)

The Monster and the Girl (Movie)

Dr. Parry (Actor)

The Mummy's Ghost (Movie)

High Priest (Actor)

The Mummy's Hand (Movie)

Prof. Andoheb (Actor)

The Seventh Cross (Movie)

Fahrenburg (Actor)

Topper Returns (Movie)

Dr. Jeris (Actor)

Voodoo Man (Movie)

Nicolas (Actor)

Weekend at the Waldorf (Movie)

Bey of Aribajan (Actor)

Biography

British actor George Zucco began his career during the transition from silent films to pictures with sound. After honing his craft as a vaudeville actor in the 1910s, Zucco made his screen debut in the 1931 film "The Dreyfus Case," which chronicled the conviction of French officer Alfred Dreyfus for treason in 1894. Following his debut, Zucco followed a career path whereby he would take nearly every role he was offered, resulting in a colossal filmography. One of his most iconic roles came in 1939 when Zucco played the villainous Professor Moriarty in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes." His popular turn as an antagonist opened up new doors in Hollywood--in particular, he went on to play numerous characters in Universal Pictures horror films. Zucco was usually featured in a supporting role as a sinister intellectual. He played Dr. Lorenzo Cameron in 1942's "The Mad Monster," the titular character in 1942's "Dr. Renault's Secret," and Dr. Alfred Morris in 1943's "The Mad Ghoul," among other nefarious roles. From 1940 to 1947 alone, Zucco starred in almost two-dozen horror films. Nevertheless, he found time to return to Sherlock Holmes mysteries in 1943, playing a Nazi spy in "Sherlock Holmes in Washington." Astonishing as it may seem, Zucco acted in nearly 100 films in the span of his 20-year career.

Relationships

Stella Zucco

Wife
British born in 1900 married Zucco in 1929 died on April 5, 1999 at age 99

Milestones

1908

Stage acting debut in Canada

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