Alexander Scourby

Alexander Scourby

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Heat (1953)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

Birthday: Nov 13, 1913

Birthplace: Not Available

Of Greek parentage, Alexander Scourby hid his natural Brooklynese cadence behind a "stage British" accent in his earliest stage appearance. After an apprenticeship with Eva LeGalliene's company, Scourby graduated to Broadway with a major role in Leslie Howard's 1936 production of Hamlet. In radio from 1937, Scourby became one of the busiest and most sought-after voice-over specialists in the business, functioning as narrator on innumerable TV documentaries and as commercial spokesman for a myriad of products (most notably Johnson & Johnson bandages). In his Broadway and film work, Scourby was frequently cast as a villain, such as the Italian-American gangster boss in Fritz Lang's The Big Heat (1953). One of his last assignments was as the host of the PBS broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera. The resonant voice of Alexander Scourby can still be heard on religious radio stations by virtue of his mid-'60s syndicated series "Alexander Scourby Reads the Scriptures."

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Merton: A Film Biography Actor 2004
No Score Yet Life in the Thirties Actor 2003
69% The Stuff Evans 1985
No Score Yet Toscanini: The Maestro Narrator 1985
No Score Yet National Geographic: Miniature Miracle - The Computer Chip Narrator 1985
No Score Yet National Geographic Narrator 1982
No Score Yet Superliners: Twilight of an Era Narrator 1980
No Score Yet Jesus (The Jesus Film) Actor 1979
No Score Yet Jesus Narrator 1979
No Score Yet National Geographic Video - The Great Whales Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Great Whales Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Executioner Prof. Parker 1970
80% The Devil at 4 O'clock The Governor 1961
No Score Yet Seven Thieves Raymond Le May 1960
No Score Yet Man on a String Vadja Kubelov 1960
No Score Yet Innocent Years Narrator 1960
No Score Yet Project XX Narrator 1960
No Score Yet The Big Fisherman David Ben-Zadok 1959
68% The Shaggy Dog Dr. Mikhail Andrassy 1959
No Score Yet Me and the Colonel Maj. von Bergen 1958
95% Giant Old Polo 1956
No Score Yet Ransom! Dr. Paul Y. Gorman 1956
43% Sign of the Pagan Chrysaphius 1954
13% The Silver Chalice Luke 1954
No Score Yet The Redhead from Wyoming Reece Duncan 1953
No Score Yet The Glory Brigade Lt. Niklas 1953
100% The Big Heat Mike Lagana 1953
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad Max Fabian 1952
No Score Yet With These Hands Doctor 1950


No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Amadeus 1964
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Horace Meade 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
General Harper 1960
No Score Yet Bonanza
Millian 1959
No Score Yet Rawhide
Hadley 1959


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