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Alexander Scourby

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Heat (1953)
Lowest Rated:   13% The Silver Chalice (1954)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Merton: A Film Biography
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Life in the Thirties
  • Actor
2003
70% The Stuff
  • Evans
1985
No Score Yet National Geographic: Miniature Miracle - The Computer Chip
  • Narrator
1985
No Score Yet Toscanini: The Maestro
  • 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
No Score Yet 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
67% 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
100% The Big Heat
  • Mike Lagana
1953
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad
  • Max Fabian
1952

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • General Harper

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