Boris Karloff

Highest Rated:
100% The House of Rothschild (2000)
Lowest Rated:
22% The Terror (The Haunting) (The Castle of Terror) (1963)
Birthday:
Nov 23
Birthplace:
Camberwell, London, England, UK
Bio:
The long-reigning king of Hollywood horror, Boris Karloff was born William Henry Pratt on November 23, 1887, in South London. The youngest of nine children, he was educated at London University in preparation for a career as a diplomat. However, in 1909, he emigrated to Canada to accept a job on a…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Climax
  • Actor
-- 2013
Walking Dead
  • Actor
-- 2009
Golden Age Ghost Tales
  • Actor
-- 2009
Heroes of War
  • Actor
-- 2007
Twelve Suspenseful Classic Movies
  • Actor
-- 2005
Extreme Fairy Tales - Featuring the Emperor's Nightingale
  • Actor
-- 2004
Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff
  • Swami Talpur
-- 2003
The Black Room
  • Baron Gregor de Berghmann
-- 2003
Heroes of Horror
  • Actor
-- 2001
Tales of Frankenstein
  • Actor
-- 2001
100% The House of Rothschild
  • Count Ledrantz
-- 2000
100 Years of Horror
  • Actor
-- 1996
Monsters & Maniacs
  • Actor
-- 1988
Blood Flood
  • Actor
-- 1974
Blood Flood
  • Actor
-- 1974
The Fear Chamber (Torture Zone) (The Torture Chamber)
  • Actor
-- 1972
Curse of the Crimson Altar
  • Prof. Marshe
-- 1970
Alien Terror
  • Prof. John Meyer
-- 1969
Torture Zone
  • Actor
-- 1968
Dance of Death
  • Actor
-- 1968
88% Targets
  • Byron Orlok
-- 1968
House of Evil,(Dance of Death)
  • Actor
-- 1968
Isle of the Snake People
  • Damballah
-- 1968
Cauldron of Blood
  • Franz Badulescu
-- 1967
100% How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Narrator
-- 1967
The Venetian Affair
  • Dr. Pierre Vaugiroud
-- 1967
67% Mad Monster Party
  • Baron Boris von Frankenstein
-- 1967
Mondo Balordo
  • Actor
-- 1967
100% The Sorcerers
  • Professor Marcus Montserrat
-- 1967
The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini
  • The Corpse
-- 1966
The Daydreamer
  • The Rat
-- 1966
71% Die, Monster, Die! (Monster of Terror)
  • Nahum Witley
-- 1965
Bikini Beach
  • Actor
-- 1964
86% The Comedy of Terrors (The Graveside Story)
  • Amos Hinchley
-- 1964
Mondo Balordo
  • Actor
-- 1964
22% The Terror (The Haunting) (The Castle of Terror)
  • Baron Von Leppe
-- 1963
91% The Raven
  • Dr. Scarabus
-- 1963
Corridors of Blood
  • Dr. Thomas Bolton
-- 1963
86% Black Sabbath (I Tre volti della paura) (The Three Faces of Fear) (The Three Faces of Terror)
  • Gorca
-- 1963
67% Tales of Terror
  • Actor
-- 1962
Dupont Show of the Month
  • Actor
-- 1960
Destination Nightmare
  • Actor
-- 1958
Grip of the Strangler (The Haunted Strangler)
  • James Rankin
-- 1958
Jack the Ripper
  • Actor
-- 1958
Veil
  • Actor
-- 1958
Frankenstein - 1970
  • Baron Victor von Frankenstein
-- 1958
Voodoo Island (Silent Death)
  • Dr. Phillip Knight
-- 1957
Colonel March - V. 1
  • Actor
-- 1954
Colonel March - V. 2
  • Actor
-- 1954
Colonel March - V. 5
  • Actor
-- 1954
Il mostro dell'isola (The Island Monster)
  • Don Gaetano
-- 1954
83% Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Henry Jekyll
-- 1953
Sabaka
  • General Pollegar
-- 1953
Monster of the Island
  • Actor
-- 1953
The Black Castle
  • Dr. Meissen
-- 1952
Golden Age of TV Dramas
  • Actor
-- 1951
The Strange Door (Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Door )
  • Voltan
-- 1951
Tap Roots
  • Tishomingo
-- 1948
Unconquered
  • Guyasuta Chief of the Senecas
-- 1947
Lured
  • Artist
-- 1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Dr. Hugo Hollingshead
-- 1947
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (Dick Tracy Meets Karloff)(Dick Tracy's Amazing Adventure)
  • Gruesome
-- 1947
88% Bedlam
  • Master George Sims
-- 1946
81% The Body Snatcher
  • John Gray
-- 1945
86% Isle of the Dead
  • Gen. Nikolas Pherides
-- 1945
60% House of Frankenstein
  • Dr. Gustav Niemann
-- 1944
The Climax
  • Dr. Hohner
-- 1944
The Boogie Man Will Get You
  • Prof. Nathaniel Billings
-- 1942
The Devil Commands (The Devil Said No)
  • Dr. Julian Blair
-- 1941
The Black Cat
  • Actor
-- 1941
Devil's Island
  • Dr. Charles Gaudet
-- 1940
Doomed to Die (The Mystery of Wentworth Castle)
  • James Lee Wong
-- 1940
The Fatal Hour
  • James Lee Wong
-- 1940
You'll Find Out (Here Come the Boogie Men)
  • Judge Mainwaring
-- 1940
The Man With Nine Lives (Behind the Door)
  • Dr. Leon Kravaal
-- 1940
Before I Hang
  • Dr. John Garth
-- 1940
British Intelligence
  • Voldar
-- 1940
40% The Ape
  • Dr. Bernard Adrian
-- 1940
Mystery of Mr. Wong
  • Actor
-- 1939
Mr. Wong in Chinatown
  • James Lee Wong
-- 1939
Tower of London
  • Mord the Executioner
-- 1939
The Man They Could Not Hang
  • Dr. Henryk Savaard
-- 1939
94% Son of Frankenstein
  • The Monster
-- 1939
Mystery of Mr. Wong
  • James Lee Wong
-- 1939
Mr. Wong Detective
  • James Lee Wong
-- 1938
Charlie Chan at the Olympics
  • Gravelle
-- 1937
Charlie Chan at the Opera
  • Actor
-- 1937
Night Key
  • Dave Mallory
-- 1937
West of Shanghai
  • Gen. Wu Yen Fang
-- 1937
The Walking Dead
  • John Ellman
-- 1936
Juggernaut
  • Dr. Sartorius
-- 1936
80% The Invisible Ray
  • Dr. Janos Rukh
-- 1936
The Man Who Changed His Mind
  • Dr. Laurence
-- 1936
Charlie Chan at the Race Track
  • Gravelle
-- 1936
100% The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The Monster
-- 1935
100% The Raven
  • Edmond Bateman
-- 1935
86% The Black Cat
  • Hjalmar Poelzig
-- 1934
Gift of Gab
  • Actor
-- 1934
Black Friday
  • Actor
-- 1934
100% The Lost Patrol
  • Sanders
-- 1934
The Ghoul
  • Prof. Morlant
-- 1933
Night World
  • "Happy" MacDonald
-- 1932
100% The Old Dark House
  • Morgan
-- 1932
100% Scarface
  • Gaffney
-- 1932
86% The Mask of Fu Manchu
  • Dr. Fu Manchu
-- 1932
The Cohens and Kellys in Hollywood
  • Actor
-- 1932
92% The Mummy
  • Im-Ho-Tep/Ardeth Bey
-- 1932
Pardon Us
  • The Tiger (in French version only)
-- 1931
Criminal Code
  • Ned Galloway
-- 1931
Vanishing Legion
  • Actor
-- 1931
Cracked Nuts
  • Revolutionary
-- 1931
The Guilty Generation
  • Tony Ricca
-- 1931
Tonight or Never
  • The Waiter
-- 1931
91% Five Star Final
  • "Reverend" Vernon Isopod
-- 1931
100% Frankenstein
  • The Monster
-- 1931
Smart Money
  • Sport Williams
-- 1931
Mothers Cry
  • Actor
-- 1930
Glamour Girls
  • Actor
-- 1930
King of the Kongo
  • Actor
-- 1929
Behind That Curtain
  • Sudanese Servant
-- 1929
Tarzan & the Golden Lion
  • Chief of the Waziri
-- 1927
Two Arabian Knights
  • Purser
-- 1927
The Bells
  • Actor
-- 1926
Nickelhopper
  • Actor
-- 1926
Old Ironsides
  • A Saracen Guard
-- 1926
Dynamite Dan
  • Tony
-- 1924
The Last of the Mohicans
  • Actor
-- 1920
His Majesty, The American
  • Actor
-- 1919
I Spy, The Best Of
  • Actor
--

Boris Karloff Trivia

Renowned as the master of American horror cinema, Boris Karloff's deep, throaty voice and imposing onscreen presence made him the prototype for big screen villainy in the early part of the 20th centry.
- submitted by Tracey c (4 years ago)

Quotes from Boris Karloff's Characters

    1. Victor Moritz: You're crazy
    2. The Monster: Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not.
    From Frankenstein. Submitted by Adam O (18 months ago)
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