Hugh Hefner

Highest Rated:
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself (2013)
Lowest Rated:
25% Hop (2011)
Birthday:
Apr 9
Birthplace:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Bio:
A name that carries its own connotations, Hugh Marston Hefner not only founded the billion-dollar Playboy Enterprises, but did much to spearhead the "sexual revolution" -- first by publishing Playboy magazine in 1953, then by expanding his girlie magazine into supper clubs, cable networks, book…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
96% Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton As Himself
  • Actor
-- 2013
52% When Comedy Went to School
  • Actor
$0.4M 2013
74% Bettie Page Reveals All
  • Actor
$0.1M 2013
Looking For Lenny
  • Actor
-- 2012
Sunset Strip
  • Actor
-- 2012
25% Hop
  • Voice at Playboy Mansion
$108.0M 2011
60% Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel
  • Actor
$21.9k 2010
Monty Python Almost the Truth Obligatory Making of Special
  • Actor
-- 2009
We Believe
  • Actor
-- 2009
41% The House Bunny
  • Himself
$48.2M 2008
Soundies - A Musical History
  • Actor
-- 2007
Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson
  • Actor
-- 2005
83% Inside Deep Throat
  • Actor
$0.5M 2005
Dream Jets
  • Actor
-- 2004
Hugh Hefner: American Playboy
  • Actor
-- 2003
Playboy - Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored
  • Actor
-- 2002
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second
  • Actor
-- 2002
Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner
  • Actor
-- 2001
100 Years of Horror
  • Actor
-- 1996
Biography: Hugh Hefner
  • Actor
-- 1996
Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess
  • Actor
-- 1996
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time
  • Actor
-- 1992
46% Beverly Hills Cop II
  • Himself
-- 1987
62% History of the World -- Part I
  • Entrepreneur
-- 1981
Pink Lady and Jeff
  • Actor
-- 1980
58% Saint Jack
  • Producer
-- 1979
84% Macbeth
  • Producer
-- 1971
Playboy After Dark
  • Actor
-- 1950


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
American Masters
2001-2014
  • Actor
2006
100% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2011
  • Himself
2005
43% Entourage
2004-2011
2005
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
1993
The Simpsons
1989-2015
1993

Hugh Hefner Trivia

Politics and philanthropy The Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award was created by Christie Hefner "to honor individuals who have made significant contributions in the vital effort to protect and enhance First Amendment rights for Americans." He has donated and raised money for the Democratic Party. After it was rejected by Esquire magazine in 1955, Hefner agreed to publish in Playboy Charles Beaumont's science fiction short story, "The Crooked Man," about straight men being persecuted in a world where homosexuality was the norm. After receiving angry letters to the magazine, Hefner wrote a response to criticism where he said, "If it was wrong to persecute heterosexuals in a homosexual society then the reverse was wrong, too." Hefner is portrayed as a gay rights pioneer in the documentary film, Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel. In 1978 Hefner helped organize fund-raising efforts that led to the restoration of the Hollywood Sign, Hefner hosted a gala fundraiser at the Playboy Mansion and personally contributed $27,000 (or 1/9th of the total restoration costs) by 'purchasing' the letter Y in a ceremonial 'auction'. Hefner donated $100,000 to the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts to create a course called "Censorship in Cinema", and $2 million to endow a chair for the study of American film. Both through his charitable foundation and individually, Hefner also contributes to charities outside the sphere of politics and publishing, throwing fundraiser events for Much Love Animal Rescue, as well as Generation Rescue, a controversial autism campaign organization supported by Jenny McCarthy. On April 26, 2010 he donated the last $900,000 sought by a conservation group for a land purchase needed to save the famed vista of the Hollywood Sign from being spoiled by development.
- submitted by Tracey c (4 years ago)
Legal controversies On June 4, 1963, he was arrested for selling obscene literature after an issue of Playboy featuring nude shots of Jayne Mansfield was released. A jury was unable to reach a verdict. His former secretary, Bobbie Arnstein, was found dead in a Chicago hotel room after an overdose of drugs in January 1975. Hefner called a press conference to allege that she had been driven to suicide by narcotics agents and federal officers. Hefner further claimed the government was out to get him because of Playboy's philosophy and its advocacy of more liberal drug laws.
- submitted by Tracey c (4 years ago)

Quotes from Hugh Hefner's Characters

    1. Voice at Playboy Mansion: [through an intercom] Listen, this is the Playboy Mansion, not a hotel.
    2. E.B.: [looking into a map] I know, but it says 'Since 1971 the Playboy Mansion has been home to many sexy bunnies'.
    3. Voice at Playboy Mansion: I can't even see you. Step closer.
    4. E.B.: [stepping closer, face still in map] I'm just saying, I am a bunny and am extremely sexy.
    5. Voice at Playboy Mansion: I don't have time for this. [clicks intercom off]
    6. E.B.: Hello? Hello? Ugh, this must be the rags part of my rags-to-riches story.
    From Hop. Submitted by Lorenzo V (2 years ago)
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