George Zucco

George Zucco

  • Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 29% The Mummy's Tomb (1942)
  • Birthday: Jan 11, 1886
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Born in England, George Zucco launched his theatrical career in Canada in 1908. During his first decade as a performer, Zucco toured in American vaudeville with his wife, Frances, in a sketch entitled "The Suffragette." He established himself as a leading actor in England in the 1920s, entering films with 1931's The Dreyfus Case. Zucco returned to the U.S. in 1935 to play Disraeli opposite Helen Hayes in Victoria Regina. He came to Hollywood to re-create his stage role in the film version of Autumn Crocus (1937), remaining to play mostly minor roles for the next two years. He finally found his villainous niche in the role of the erudite but deadly Professor Moriarity in 1939's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Throughout the 1940s, Zucco apparently took every role that was offered him, playing mad scientists, master criminals, and occasional red herrings in films ranging from Universal's The Mad Ghoul (1943) to PRC's Fog Island (1945). He played the fanatical Egyptian priest Anhodeb in 1940's The Mummy's Hand, and, though supposedly killed in that film, showed up none the worse for wear in the 1942 sequel The Mummy's Tomb. His quirkiest horror role was as a gas station attendant who doubled as a kidnapper and voodoo drum-thumper in Monogram's incredible Voodoo Man (1944). When not scaring the daylights out of his audience, Zucco could be found playing roles requiring quiet whimsy, notably the detective in Lured (1947) and the judge in Let's Dance (1950). After completing his final, unbilled film assignment in David and Bathsheba (1951), George Zucco completely disappeared from view; seriously ill for many years, he died in a Hollywood sanitarium at the age of 74.

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No Score Yet Voodoo Man Nicholas 2009
No Score Yet Terror in the Pharaoh's Tomb Actor 2007
83% David and Bathsheba Egyptian Ambassador 1951
No Score Yet The First Legion Fr. Robert Stuart 1951
No Score Yet Let's Dance Judge 1950
No Score Yet Madame Bovary Dubocage 1949
55% The Barkleys of Broadway The Judge 1949
No Score Yet The Secret Garden Dr. Fortescue 1949
100% Joan of Arc Constable of Clervaux 1948
73% The Pirate The Viceroy 1948
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Mermaids Palanth 1948
No Score Yet Curley Doc Robbin 1948
No Score Yet Desire Me Father Donnard 1947
100% Lured Officer Barrett 1947
63% Scared to Death Dr. Josef Van Ee 1947
No Score Yet Captain from Castile Marquis De Caravajal 1947
No Score Yet Where There's Life Paul Stertorius 1947
No Score Yet The Flying Serpent Prof. Andrew Forbes 1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Bey of Aribajan 1945
No Score Yet Midnight Manhunt Jelke 1945
No Score Yet Fog Island Leo Grainger 1945
No Score Yet Having Wonderful Crime King 1945
33% The Mummy's Ghost High Priest 1944
55% House of Frankenstein Prof. Bruno Lampini 1944
100% The Seventh Cross Fahrenburg 1944
No Score Yet Return of the Ape Man Ape Man (credited but not in movie) 1944
No Score Yet Holy Matrimony Mr. Crepitude 1943
No Score Yet The Black Raven Amos Bradford aka The Raven 1943
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes in Washington Stanley 1943
No Score Yet Dead Men Walk Dr. Lloyd Clayton / Dr. Elwyn Clayton 1943
No Score Yet The Mad Ghoul Dr. Alfred Morris 1943
80% The Black Swan Lord Denby 1942
29% The Mummy's Tomb Andoheb 1942
No Score Yet Dr. Renault's Secret Dr. Robert Renault 1942
No Score Yet The Mad Monster Dr. Lorenzo Cameron 1942
100% My Favorite Blonde Dr. Hugo Streger 1942
No Score Yet International Lady Webster 1941
100% A Woman's Face Defense Attorney 1941
100% Topper Returns Dr. Jeris 1941
No Score Yet The Monster and the Girl Dr. Parry 1941
No Score Yet Arise, My Love Prison Governor 1940
67% The Mummy's Hand Prof. Andoheb 1940
No Score Yet New Moon Vicomte de Ribaud 1940
No Score Yet The Cat and the Canary Lawyer Crosby 1939
No Score Yet Arrest Bulldog Drummond Rolf Alferson 1939
100% The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Prof. Moriarty 1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Procurator 1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Governor of Conciergerie 1938
No Score Yet Lord Jeff Jim Hampstend 1938
100% Three Comrades Dr. Plauten 1938
No Score Yet Arsene Lupin Returns Martell 1938
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Honolulu Dr. Cardigan 1938
No Score Yet Suez Prime Minister 1938
No Score Yet Conquest Senator Malachowski 1937
No Score Yet Souls at Sea Barton Woodley 1937
No Score Yet London by Night Inspector Jefferson 1937
No Score Yet Saratoga Dr. Beard 1937
No Score Yet Parnell Sir Charles Russell 1937
57% The Man Who Could Work Miracles Moody 1937
No Score Yet Rosalie Gen. Maroff 1937
No Score Yet The Firefly St. Clair 1937
No Score Yet The Bride Wore Red Count Armalia 1937
No Score Yet Madame X Dr. LaFarge 1937
100% After the Thin Man Dr. Adolph Kammer 1936
No Score Yet Something Always Happens Proprietor of the Cafe de Paris 1934
No Score Yet There Goes the Bride Prosecutor 1933
No Score Yet Good Companions Fauntley 1933
No Score Yet Forgotten Terrors Actor 1931


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