Howard Da Silva

Howard Da Silva

Highest Rated: 100% The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Lowest Rated: 13% Garbo Talks (1984)

Birthday: May 04, 1909

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Character player, often in sinister roles, who was blacklisted in the 1950s. Da Silva worked in theater before resuming his screen career in the early 60s, turning in fine performances in both film and TV, particularly as Benjamin Franklin in "1776" (1972) and as Louis B. Mayer in "Mommie Dearest" (1981).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
13% 47% Garbo Talks Angelo Dokakis (Character) - 1984
49% 72% Mommie Dearest Louis B. Mayer (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Power Jack Eisenstadt (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 44% The Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood on Trial Unknown (Character) - 1976
39% 47% The Great Gatsby Meyer Wolfsheim (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Smile, Jenny, You're Dead Lt. Humphrey Kenner (Character) - 1974
83% 90% The Missiles of October Nikita Khrushchev (Character) - 1974
69% 84% 1776 Benjamin Franklin (Character) - 1972
50% 65% Nevada Smith Warden (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 40% The Outrage Prospector (Character) - 1964
83% 79% David and Lisa Dr. Swinford (Character) - 1962
83% 74% Fourteen Hours Deputy Police Chief Moskar (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 57% M Inspector Carney (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 71% Three Husbands Dan McCabe (Character) - 1950
83% No Score Yet Wyoming Mail Cavanaugh (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tripoli Capt. Demetrios (Character) - 1950
67% 59% Border Incident Owen Parkson (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 73% The Underworld Story Carl Durham (Character) - 1950
33% 41% The Great Gatsby Wilson (Character) - 1949
95% 81% They Live by Night Chickamaw (Character) - 1948
80% 64% Unconquered Garth (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blaze of Noon Mike Gafferty (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Captain Francis A. Thompson (Character) - 1946
100% 71% The Blue Dahlia Eddie Harwood (Character) - 1946
98% 90% The Lost Weekend Nat the Bartender (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Five Were Chosen Unknown (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullet Scars Frank Dillon (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Reunion in France Anton Stregel (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 46% Juke Girl Cully (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Omaha Trail Ben Santley (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Shot Sandor (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wild Bill Hickok Rides Ringo (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 45% Native Land Jim (Character) - 1942
88% 87% Sergeant York Lem (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bad Men of Missouri Greg Bilson (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 61% Blues in the Night Sam Paryas (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Navy Blues Last Shore Patrolman (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough City Editor (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'm Still Alive Red Garvey (Character) - 1940
83% 71% Abe Lincoln in Illinois Jack Armstrong (Character) - 1940

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Archie Bunker's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kung Fu Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix Aram Karmalis (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gentle Ben Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Pete Dawes (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Ulysses Pagoras (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet East Side/West Side Unknown (Guest Star) 1963

QUOTES FROM Howard Da Silva CHARACTERS

Stephen Hopkins says: Ah, Ben! I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up. Oughta save everybody here a lot of time and effort, considering the epidemic of bad disposition that's been going on around here lately. "Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch." and you sign your name - what do you think?

Benjamin Franklin says: I'll take a dozen, right now.

Benjamin Franklin says: If we do not hang together, we shall most assuredly hang separately!

Benjamin Franklin says: Treason is a charge invented by winners as an excuse for hanging the losers.

Benjamin Franklin says: What are you staring at? Haven't you ever seen a great man before?

Dr. Swinford says: We can't add to the time allotted to us, we can't even add a second to it. All we can do is be alive in it. Alive! Not numb inside. We take a chance when we open up and love another person.

Louis B. Mayer says: Why did you adopt me?

John Adams says: the eagle. Thomas Jefferson: the Dove....

John Adams says: Thomas Jefferson: the Dove....

John Adams says: the eagle! Thomas Jefferson: (considering) The Eagle.

John Adams says: ...the eagle!

Benjamin Franklin says: The turkey.

John Adams says: the eagle is a majestic bird!

Benjamin Franklin says: The eagle is a scavenger, a thief and coward. A symbol of over ten centuries of European mischief.

John Adams says: the turkey?

John Adams says: The turkey?

Benjamin Franklin says: A truly noble bird. Native American, a source of sustenance to our original settlers, and an incredibly brave fellow who wouldn't flinch from attacking a whole regiment of Englishmen single-handedly! Therefore, the national bird of America is going to be...

Benjamin Franklin says: A truly noble bird. Native American, a source of sustenance to our original settlers, and an incredibly brave fellow who wouldn't flinch from attacking a whole regiment of Englishmen single-handedly! Therefore, the national bird of America is going to be...

John Adams says: (insistently)The Eagle!!!

John Adams says: [insistently] The Eagle!

Benjamin Franklin says: the eagal! :(

Stephen Hopkins says: Ah, Ben! I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up. Oughta save everybody here a lot of time and effort, considering the epidemic of bad disposition that's been going on around here lately. "Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch." and you sign your name - what do you think?

Stephen Hopkins says: Ah, Ben! I want you to see some cards I'd gone and had printed up. Oughta save everybody here a lot of time and effort, considering the epidemic of bad disposition that's been going on around here lately. 'Dear Sir, you are without any doubt, a rogue, a rascal, a villain, a thief, a scoundrel, and a mean, dirty, stinking, sniveling, sneaking, pimping, pocket-picking, thrice double-damned no-good son of a bitch.' and you sign your name - what do you think?

Benjamin Franklin says: I'll take a dozen, right now.

Martha Jefferson says: [Adams and Frankline wait expectantly on the street below Jefferson's apartment]

John Adams says: [reading a note tossed down from Jefferson] "Dear Mr. Adams, I am taking my wife back to bed. Kindly go away. Your obedient, T. Jefferson." Incredible!

John Adams says: [reading a note tossed down from Jefferson] 'Dear Mr. Adams, I am taking my wife back to bed. Kindly go away. Your obedient, T. Jefferson.' Incredible!

Benjamin Franklin says: [chuckles] You know, perhaps I should have written the Declaration. At my age there's little doubt that the pen is mightier than the sword.

Benjamin Franklin says: [chuckles] You know, perhaps I should have written the Declaration. At my age there's little doubt that the pen is mightier than the sword.

Nat the Bartender says: One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.