Howard Da Silva

Actor, Director, Producer
Character player, often in sinister roles, who was blacklisted in the 1950s. Da Silva worked in theater before resuming his screen career in the early 60s, turning in fine performances in both film and TV, particularly ... Read more »
Born: 05/04/1909 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Native Land 1998 (Movie)

Jim, an informer (Actor)

Doctor Who 1963 - 1990 (TV Show)

Narrator

Garbo Talks 1984 (Movie)

Angelo Dokakis (Actor)

The Cafeteria 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Archie Bunker's Place 1979 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Mommie Dearest 1981 (Movie)

L B Mayer (Actor)

Power 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover 1977 (Movie)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Actor)

Hollywood on Trial 1975 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Smile Jenny, You're Dead 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Actor

I'm a Stranger Here Myself 1973 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

Meyer Wolfsheim (Actor)

1776 1972 (Movie)

Benjamin Franklin (Actor)

Keep the Faith 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

For the People 1964 - 1965 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nevada Smith 1965 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

The Outrage 1963 (Movie)

Prospector (Actor)

David and Lisa 1962 (Movie)

Dr Swinford (Actor)

Fourteen Hours 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

M 1951 (Movie)

(Actor)

They Live By Night 1949 (Movie)

(Actor)

Variety Girl 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Blue Dahlia 1946 (Movie)

Eddie Harwood (Actor)

Duffy's Tavern 1945 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Lost Weekend 1945 (Movie)

Nat the Bartender (Actor)

Juke Girl 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Keeper of the Flame 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Reunion in France 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sergeant York 1941 (Movie)

Lem (Actor)

The Big Shot 1941 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nine Lives Are Not Enough 1940 (Movie)

(Actor)

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (Movie)

Jack Armstrong (Actor)

Bad Men of Missouri (Movie)

Greg Bilson (Actor)

Blaze of Noon (Movie)

Mike Gafferty (Actor)

Blues in the Night (Movie)

Sam Paryas (Actor)

Border Incident (Movie)

Owen Parkson (Actor)

Navy Blues (Movie)

Shore Patrolman (Actor)

Stop, Thief! (TV Show)

Actor

The Missiles of October (TV Show)

Actor

The Sea Wolf (Movie)

Harrison (Actor)

The Underworld Story (Movie)

Durham (Actor)

Three Husbands (Movie)

Dan McCabe (Actor)

Tonight We Raid Calais (Movie)

Sgt. Block (Actor)

Tripoli (Movie)

Capt. Demetrios (Actor)

Two Years Before the Mast (Movie)

Capt. Francis Thompson (Actor)

Unconquered (Movie)

Martin Garth (Actor)

Verna: USO Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Character player, often in sinister roles, who was blacklisted in the 1950s. Da Silva worked in theater before resuming his screen career in the early 60s, turning in fine performances in both film and TV, particularly as Benjamin Franklin in "1776" (1972) and as Louis B. Mayer in "Mommie Dearest" (1981).

EDUCATION

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania

Milestones

1928

New York stage debut

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