Vincent Price

Actor, Author, TV host
A cultured and debonair star with a mellifluous voice, actor Vincent Price developed a reputation portraying campy villains in a number of horror films. Though he began his career on the British stage, Price made his ... Read more »
Born: 05/27/1911 in St Louis, Missouri, USA

Filmography

Actor (155)

Arabian Knight 1995 (Movie)

of Zigzag (Voice)

The Horror Hall of Fame II 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

Backtrack 1990 (Movie)

Lino Avoca (Actor)

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

The Inventor (Actor)

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series IV 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Cause Celebre 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Game, Set & Match 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Inspector Morse, Series II 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series II 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series III 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Heat 1988 (Movie)

Arthur P Loudermilk (Actor)

Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Rumpole of the Bailey, Series IV 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Brat Farrar 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Cover Her Face 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Inspector Morse, Series I 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Shroud For a Nightingale 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Offspring 1987 (Movie)

Julian White (Actor)

The Return of Sherlock Holmes, Series I 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Secret Adversary 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Whales of August 1987 (Movie)

Mr Maranov (Actor)

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series I 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Charters & Caldicott 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Death of an Expert Witness 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

My Cousin Rachel 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners in Crime, Series II 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The 13 Ghosts of Scooby-Doo 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Voice

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Series II 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 (Movie)

of Professor Ratigan (Voice)

The Teller and the Tale 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie Stories, Series II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Partners in Crime, Series I 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Rumpole of the Bailey, Series III 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

The Night of 100 Stars II 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Reilly: Ace of Spies 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie Stories, Series I 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Bloodbath at the House of Death 1983 (Movie)

Sinister Man (Actor)

Circus of the Stars 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Father Brown 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Miss Morison's Ghosts 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Quiet As a Nun 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Red Skelton's Christmas Dinner 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

The Limbo Connection 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

We, the Accused 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

House of the Long Shadows 1982 (Movie)

Lionel (Actor)

Magic With the Stars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Chris and the Magical Drip 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Doctor Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Malice Aforethought 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Rumpole of the Bailey, Series II 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Sergeant Cribb, Series II 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hollywood Squares 1966 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Racing Game, Series II 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

Vincent 1981 (Movie)

Narration (Narrator)

John Ritter: Being of Sound Mind and Body 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

The Monster Club 1980 (Movie)

Erasmus--Monster Club Member (Actor)

Scavenger Hunt 1979 (Movie)

Milton Parker (Actor)

Time Express 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

It's Not the Size That Counts 1978 (Movie)

Stavos Mammonian (Actor)

Lindsay Wagner: Another Side of Me 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Ringo 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hilarious House of Frightenstein 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Journey Into Fear 1975 (Movie)

(Actor)

Madhouse 1973 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

Night Gallery 1971 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Theatre of Blood 1973 (Movie)

Edward Lionheart (Actor)

Doctor Phibes Rises Again 1971 (Movie)

Dr Phibes (Actor)

Cry of the Banshee 1970 (Movie)

Lord Edward Whitman (Actor)

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream and Scream Again 1970 (Movie)

Dr Browning (Actor)

The Abominable Doctor Phibes 1970 (Movie)

Dr Phibes (Actor)

More Dead Than Alive 1969 (Movie)

Dan Ruffalo (Actor)

The Oblong Box 1969 (Movie)

Julian Markham (Actor)

The Trouble With Girls 1969 (Movie)

Mr Morality (Actor)

Conqueror Worm 1968 (Movie)

Matthew Hopkins (Actor)

Dr. Goldfoot & the Girl Bombs 1966 (Movie)

Dr Goldfoot (Actor)

The Jackals 1966 (Movie)

(Actor)

War Gods of the Deep 1965 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine 1964 (Movie)

Dr Goldfoot (Actor)

The Tomb of Ligeia 1964 (Movie)

Verden Fell (Actor)

Beach Party 1963 (Movie)

Big Daddy (Actor)

The Comedy of Terrors 1963 (Movie)

W Trumbull (Actor)

The Last Man on Earth 1963 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Masque of the Red Death 1963 (Movie)

Prince Prospero (Actor)

Diary of a Madman 1962 (Movie)

Simon Cordier (Actor)

Tales of Terror 1962 (Movie)

Locke/Fortunato/Valdemar (Actor)

The General Electric Theater 1952 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

The Haunted Palace 1962 (Movie)

Charles Dexter Ward/Joseph Curwen (Actor)

The Raven 1962 (Movie)

Dr Erasmus Craven (Actor)

Tower of London 1962 (Movie)

Richard of Gloucester (Actor)

Twice Told Tales 1962 (Movie)

Alex Medbourne/Dr Rappaccini/Gerald Pyncheon (Actor)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

Carl Carmer (Actor)

Master of the World 1961 (Movie)

Robur (Actor)

The Pit and the Pendulum 1961 (Movie)

Nnicholas Medina (Actor)

House of Usher 1960 (Movie)

Roderick Usher (Actor)

Playhouse 90 1956 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

The Lux Video Theater 1950 - 1960 (TV Show)

Actor

Schlitz Playhouse of Stars 1951 - 1959 (TV Show)

Actor

House on Haunted Hill 1958 (Movie)

Frederick Loren (Actor)

Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater 1954 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

Return of the Fly 1958 (Movie)

Francois Delambre (Actor)

The Bat 1958 (Movie)

Dr Malcolm Wells (Actor)

The Fly 1958 (Movie)

Francois (Actor)

The Tingler 1958 (Movie)

Dr William Chapin (Actor)

Crossroads 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Story of Mankind 1957 (Movie)

Devil (Actor)

Serenade 1956 (Movie)

Charles Winthrop (Actor)

The Ten Commandments 1956 (Movie)

Baka (Actor)

The Vagabond King 1956 (Movie)

(Narrator)

While The City Sleeps 1956 (Movie)

Walter Kyne (Actor)

Casanova's Big Night 1954 (Movie)

Casanova (Actor)

Dangerous Mission 1954 (Movie)

Paul Adams (Actor)

The Mad Magician 1954 (Movie)

Gallico (Actor)

House of Wax 1953 (Movie)

Professor Henry Jarrod (Actor)

His Kind of Woman 1951 (Movie)

Mark Cardigan (Actor)

The Baron of Arizona 1949 (Movie)

James Reavis (Actor)

The Long Night 1947 (Movie)

Maximilian the Great (Actor)

The Web 1947 (Movie)

(Actor)

Laura 1944 (Movie)

Shelby Carpenter (Actor)

The Song of Bernadette 1942 (Movie)

(Actor)

Adventures of Captain Fabian (Movie)

George Brissac (Actor)

Bagdad (Movie)

Pasha Al Nadim (Actor)

Batman (TV Show)

Actor

Brigham Young (Movie)

Joseph Smith (Actor)

Champagne for Caesar (Movie)

Burnbridge Waters (Actor)

Dragonwyck (Movie)

Nicholas Van Ryn (Actor)

Green Hell (Movie)

David Richardson (Actor)

Guest in the House (Movie)

Marion (Actor)

Here Comes Peter Cottontail (TV Show)

Voice

Hudson's Bay (Movie)

King Charles (Actor)

Leave Her to Heaven (Movie)

Russell Quinton (Actor)

Moss Rose (Movie)

Inspector Clinner (Actor)

Once Upon a Midnight Dreary (TV Show)

Actor

Praying Mantis (TV Show)

Actor

Ruddigore (TV Show)

Actor

Service De Luxe (Movie)

Robert Wade (Actor)

Shades of Darkness (TV Show)

Actor

Shock! (Movie)

Dr. Cross (Actor)

The Black Tower (TV Show)

Actor

The Bribe (Movie)

Carwood (Actor)

The Heart of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

The House of the Seven Gables (Movie)

Clifford Pyncheon (Actor)

The Invisible Man Returns (Movie)

Geoffrey Radcliffe (Actor)

The Keys of the Kingdom (Movie)

Rev. Angus Mealy (Actor)

The Las Vegas Story (Movie)

Lloyd Rollins (Actor)

The Web (TV Show)

Actor

Up in Central Park (Movie)

Boss Tweed (Actor)

Wilson (Movie)

Williams Gibbs McAdoo (Actor)

Biography

A cultured and debonair star with a mellifluous voice, actor Vincent Price developed a reputation portraying campy villains in a number of horror films. Though he began his career on the British stage, Price made his name as a supporting character player in noirs like "Laura" (1944), "The Long Night" (1947) and "The Bribe" (1949) before becoming inextricably tied to horror, thanks to his turn as the vengeance seeking wax sculptor in the classic "House of Wax" (1953). From there, he solidified his standing with "The Mad Magician" (1954) before appearing in mainstream studio fare like "While the City Sleeps" (1956) and "The Ten Commandments" (1956). After earning cult status with "The Fly" (1958) and its sequel "Return of the Fly" (1959), Price began a collaboration with low-budget producer Roger Corman on a series of Edgar Allen Poe adaptations, including "House of Usher" (1960), "The Pit and the Pendulum" (1961), and "The Raven" (1963). He hit a career low point with a pair of overly-campy James Bond spoofs, while revealing his role as the arch villain Egghead on "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68). Price wound down his career in the next decades using his distinctive voice in a number of projects, most notably Tim Burton's stop-motion short "Vincent" (1982) and Michael Jackson's seminal music video, "Thriller" (1983). Price made his final film appearance in Burton's fantastical "Edward Scissorhands" (1990), before succumbing to lung cancer in 1993 and leaving behind a legacy forever entwined with the horror genre.

Relationships

Marguerite Cobb Wilcox

Mother

James Price

Brother

Harriet Price

Sister

Laura Louise Price

Sister

Edith Barrett

Wife
married in 1938 divorced in 1948

Coral Browne Actor

Wife
Met while filming "Theater of Blood" (1973) Married 1974 until her death 1991

Coral Browne

Wife
born on July 23, 1913 married from 1974 until her death on May 29, 1991 reportedly bisexual

Mary Grant

Wife
married in 1949 divorced in 1972

Vincent Price

Father

Mary Price

Daughter
born in 1962 mother, Mary Grant

Vincent Price

Son
born in 1939 mother, Edith Barrett

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1933
dabbled in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas

California College of Arts and Crafts

Oakland , California
(DFA)

St Louis Country Day School

St Louis , Missouri

Courtauld Institute

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1933
dabbled in Gilbert and Sullivan operettas

University of London

1934 - 1935

Nuremberg University

Milestones

1993

Final TV appearance, "The Heart of Justice" on "TNT Screenworks"

1990

Final film appearance as The Inventor in Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands"

1987

Last major film role, Mr. Maranov, in Lindsay Anderson's "The Whales of August"

1982

Narrated Tim Burton's animated short, "Vincent"

1968

Made Broadway musical debut in "Darling of the Day"

1953

Association with horror films clinched with his starring role in "House of Wax"

1938

Film debut, "Service De Luxe"

1935

Played the Prince Regent in Gate Theatre's production of "Victoria Regina"

1935

Returned to USA and made Broadway debut as Prince Consort in "Victoria Regina" opposite Helen Hayes

Toured USA in "Diversions and Delights", a one-man play about Oscar Wilde; made subsequent world tour

Starred on radio series, "The Saint"

Hosted PBS series, "Mystery!"

Served as an art-buying consultant for Sears, Roebuck & Co.

Worked briefly as a schoolmaster at Riverdale Country Day School, New York

Went to England to study history and art

Spoofed his persona as Egghead on the "Batman" TV series in the mid-1960s

Appeared as panalist on TV game show, "Pantomime Quiz"

Performed with the Mercury Theatre

Stage debut in "Chicago" at the Gate Theatre, Dublin

Bonus Trivia

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He was granted a LLD Degree from Wesleyan University (1963).

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He was a member of the Fine Arts Commission for the White House.

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Former member to the Board of Archives of American Art.

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Commissioner of the US Indian Arts and Crafts Board.

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He was the former president of the Art Council at UCLA.

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He donated work for 40 years to the Vincent Price Gallery of East Los Angeles College.

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