Hans Conried

Highest Rated: 100% The Phantom Tollbooth (1970)
Birthday: Apr 15, 1917
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Actor Hans Conried, whose public image was that of a Shakespearean ham, was born not in England but in Baltimore. Scrounging for work during the Depression era, Conried offered himself to a radio station as a performer, and at 18 became a professional. One of his earliest jobs was appearing in uncut radio adaptations of Shakespeare's plays, and before he was twenty he was able to recite many of the Bard's lengthier passages from memory. After several years in summer stock and radio, Conried made his screen debut in Dramatic School (1938). Conried's saturnine features and reedy voice made him indispensable for small character roles, and until he entered the service in World War II the actor fluctuated between movies and radio. Given a choice, Conried would have preferred to stay in radio, where the money was better and the parts larger, but despite the obscurity of much of his film work he managed to sandwich in memorable small (often unbilled) appearances in such "A" pictures as Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942), The Big Street (1942) and Passage to Marseilles (1944). While in the army, Conried was put in charge of Radio Tokyo in postwar Japan, where he began his lifelong hobby of collecting rare Japanese artifacts; the actor also had a near-encyclopedic knowledge of American Indian lore. As big-time radio began to fade during the late 1940s and early 1950s, Conried concentrated more on film work. He was awarded the starring role in the bizarre musical 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1952), written by his friend Dr. Seuss; unfortunately, the studio, not knowing how to handle this unorthodox project, cut it to ribbons, and the film was a failure. Later he was engaged for a choice co-starring role in Cole Porter's Broadway musical Can Can; in addition, he became a favorite guest on Jack Paar's late-night TV program, popped up frequently and hilariously as a game show contestant, and in 1957 made the first of many special-guest visits as the imperishable Uncle Tonoose on The Danny Thomas Show. Cartoon producers also relied heavily on Conried, notably Walt Disney, who cast the actor as the voice of Captain Hook in the animated feature Peter Pan, and Jay Ward, for whom Conried played Snidely Whiplash on The Bullwinkle Show and Uncle Waldo on Hoppity Hooper. In 1963, Jay Ward hired Conried as the supercilious host of the syndicated comedy series Fractured Flickers. Conried cut down on his TV show appearances in the 1970s and 1980s, preferring to devote his time to stage work; for well over a year, the actor co-starred with Phil Leeds in an Atlanta production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys. Just before his death, Conried was cast in a recurring role on the "realistic" drama series American Dream, where he was permitted to drop the high-tone Shakespearean veneer in the gruff, down-to-earth part of Jewish oldster Abe Berlowitz.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham and Other Stories Actor 2012
No Score Yet Faeries Actor 1981
No Score Yet The Trolls of the Christmas Express Actor 1981
No Score Yet American Dream Abe Berlowitz 1981
50% Oh, God! Book II Dr. Barnes 1980
No Score Yet Scruffy Actor 1980
No Score Yet Greatest Heroes of the Bible: Daniel and Nebachadnezzar Actor 1979
67% The Cat from Outer Space Heffel 1978
69% The Hobbit Thorin 1978
No Score Yet Magic Pony Actor 1978
No Score Yet Halloween Is Grinch Night Actor 1977
50% The Shaggy D.A. Prof. Whatley 1976
No Score Yet The Brothers O'Toole Polonius Vandergelt 1973
100% The Phantom Tollbooth King Azaz / The MathemaGician 1970
No Score Yet Horton Hears a Who! Narrator/Horton/Dr. Hoovey 1970
73% The Patsy Prof. MuleRRR 1964
44% Robin and the Seven Hoods Mr. Ricks 1964
No Score Yet My Six Loves Actor 1963
No Score Yet Magic Fountain Otto the Owl 1961
No Score Yet The Ransom of Red Chief Actor 1959
No Score Yet Alphabet Conspiracy Actor 1959
No Score Yet Alphabet Conspiracy Actor 1959
63% Rock-a-Bye Baby Mr. Wright 1958
67% The Monster That Challenged the World Dr. Jess Rogers 1957
60% Jet Pilot Col. Matoff 1957
79% Bus Stop "Life" Photographer 1956
No Score Yet You're Never Too Young Francois 1955
No Score Yet Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier Thimblerig 1955
No Score Yet The Hour of Stars: The Miracle on 34th Street Shellhammer 1955
No Score Yet The Affairs of Dobie Gillis Prof. Amos Pomfritt 1953
80% The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T Terwilliker 1953
No Score Yet Siren of Bagdad Ben Ali 1953
80% Peter Pan Capt. Hook/Mr. Darling 1953
No Score Yet The Twonky Kerry West 1953
No Score Yet The World in His Arms Eustace 1952
No Score Yet Big Jim McLain Robert Henried 1952
No Score Yet Too Young to Kiss Mr. Sparrow 1952
No Score Yet Rich, Young and Pretty Jean the Maitre D' 1952
No Score Yet Three for Bedroom C Jack Bleck 1952
No Score Yet Behave Yourself Gillie 1951
No Score Yet The Light Touch Leopold 1951
No Score Yet New Mexico Lincoln 1951
No Score Yet Texas Carnival Hotel clerk 1951
No Score Yet Nancy Goes to Rio Alfredo 1950
No Score Yet Summer Stock Harrison I. Keath 1950
93% On the Town Francois 1949
No Score Yet My Friend Irma Prof. Kropotkin 1949
64% The Barkleys of Broadway Ladislaus Ladi 1949
No Score Yet Design for Death Narrator 1948
No Score Yet The Senator Was Indiscreet Waiter 1947
No Score Yet Blondie's Big Moment Actor 1947
No Score Yet Passage to Marseille Jourdain 1944
No Score Yet Mrs. Parkington Mr. Ernst 1944
No Score Yet His Butler's Sister Reeves 1943
No Score Yet Crazy House Roco 1943
No Score Yet A Lady Takes a Chance Gregg 1943
75% Journey Into Fear Oo Lang Sang the Magician 1943
No Score Yet Hitler's Children Dr. Graf 1943
No Score Yet The Big Street Louie 1942
No Score Yet The Falcon Takes Over Lindsey Marriot 1942
83% Saboteur Edward 1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon French Fitter 1942
No Score Yet Blondie's Blessed Event George Wickley 1942
No Score Yet Weekend for Three (Week-End for Three) Desk Clerk 1941
No Score Yet Underground Herman 1941
No Score Yet Bitter Sweet Rudolph 1940
No Score Yet It's a Wonderful World Stage Manager 1939


No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley
  • 1978
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
  • 1968
No Score Yet Lost in Space
  • 1968
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Monkees
  • 1968
  • 1967
No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes
Italian Officer
  • 1966
90% Gilligan's Island
Wrongway Feldman
  • 1965
  • 1964
No Score Yet Maverick
Homer Eakins
  • 1958
No Score Yet I Love Lucy
Dan Jenkins Percy Livermore
  • 1952
No Score Yet Academy Awards® Animation Collection