Hurd Hatfield

Hurd Hatfield

  • Highest Rated: 100% Joan of Arc (1948)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% King David (1985)
  • Birthday: Dec 7, 1917
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though hardly the easiest actor in the world to properly cast, Hurd Hatfield can claim at least two unforgettable film portrayals. Born in New York and educated at Columbia University, Hatfield was trained at England's Chekhov Drama School (Michael Chekhov, not Anton) and made his stage debut in London. He was personally selected by eccentric filmmaker Albert Lewin to play the title role in the 1945 movie version of The Picture of Dorian Gray. It was an astonishing performance, one that proved virtually untoppable for Hatfield; nothing he would do in his sporadic film appearances of the 1940s and 1950s came close to this personal triumph. After several years on stage, Hatfield was cast as Pontius Pilate in Nicholas Ray's filmization of The King of Kings (1961) -- another brilliant, matchless characterization. Perceived as a "cold fish" in his leading-man days, Hatfield was able to use his sang-froid to his advantage in such roles as Paul Bern in Harlow (the 1965 Carol Lynley version) and the middle-aged sex deviate in The Boston Strangler (1968). The best of Hurd Hatfield's most recent screen appearances was his portrayal of an inconvenient and troublesome grandparent in Crimes of the Heart (1986).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Chinatown At Midnight Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Double-barrelled Detective Story Actor 2011
No Score Yet From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff Actor 1999
No Score Yet Lies of the Twins Gil Selwyn 1991
14% Her Alibi Troppa 1989
81% Crimes of the Heart Old Grandaddy 1986
8% King David Ahimelech 1985
No Score Yet The Word Actor 1978
No Score Yet The Norliss Tapes Actor 1973
60% Von Richthofen and Brown Anthony Fokker 1971
86% The Boston Strangler Terence Huntley 1968
No Score Yet Ten Blocks on the Camino Real Actor 1966
67% Mickey One Ed Castle 1965
No Score Yet Harlow Paul Bern 1965
92% El Cid Count Arias 1961
85% King of Kings Pontius Pilate 1961
89% The Left Handed Gun Moultrie 1958
No Score Yet Destination Murder Stretch Norton 1950
No Score Yet Tarzan and the Slave Girl Prince 1950
100% Joan of Arc Father Pasquerel 1948
No Score Yet The Unsuspected Oliver Keane 1947
No Score Yet Diary of a Chambermaid Georges Lanlaire 1946
92% The Picture of Dorian Gray Dorian Gray 1945
No Score Yet Dragon Seed Lao San 1944

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
William Radford Leo Peterson Jean-Pierre Dusant
  • 1989
  • 1986
  • 1984
No Score Yet Knight Rider
1982-1986
Marston
  • 1986
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Cabrillo
  • 1976
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Major Donahue
  • 1972
No Score Yet The Wild Wild West
1965-1969
Day Articulus
  • 1968
  • 1966
  • 1965
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Paul Tallendier Seymour
  • 1956

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