John Wengraf

John Wengraf

Highest Rated: 100% 5 Fingers (1952)

Lowest Rated: 22% The Pride and the Passion (1957)

Birthday: Apr 23, 1897

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria)

The son of a Viennese drama critic, John Wengraf enjoyed an extensive -- and expensive -- theatrical training. Wengraf made his stage debut in repertory in 1920, then graduated to the Vienna Volkstheater. He flourished as an actor and director in Berlin until the Nazis came to power in 1933. Moving to England, he appeared in a few films there, and also participated in some of the first BBC live-television presentations. In 1941, he made his Broadway bow, and in 1942 launched his Hollywood career. An imposing-looking fellow who somewhat resembled British actor Leo G. Carroll, Wengraf was frequently cast as erudite Nazi officials; after the war, he specialized in portraying mittel-European doctors and psychiatrists. From the 1950s until his retirement in 1963, John Wengraf made several TV appearances, including two guest-star gigs on The Untouchables.

Highest Rated Movies



72% Ship of Fools Graf 1965
50% The Prize Hans Eckhart 1963
No Score Yet Hitler Dr. Morell 1962
91% Judgment at Nuremberg Dr. Wieck 1961
No Score Yet Portrait in Black Dr. Kessler 1960
No Score Yet 12 to the Moon Dr. Erik Heinrich 1960
No Score Yet The Return of Dracula Merriman 1958
No Score Yet Valerie Louis Horvat 1957
No Score Yet Oh, Men! Oh, Women! Dr. Kraus 1957
22% The Pride and the Passion Sermaine 1957
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Prof. Zimmelman 1956
No Score Yet The Racers Dr. Tabor 1955
No Score Yet Gog Dr. Zeltman 1954
No Score Yet The French Line 1st Mate 1954
No Score Yet Hell and High Water Col. Schuman 1954
83% The Desert Rats German Doctor 1953
80% Call Me Madam Ronchin 1953
100% 5 Fingers Von Papen 1952
No Score Yet The Lovable Cheat Pierquin 1949
No Score Yet Wake of the Red Witch Prosecutor 1949
100% T-Men Shiv 1947
No Score Yet Tomorrow Is Forever Dr. Ludwig 1946
83% The Razor's Edge Joseph 1946
No Score Yet Weekend at the Waldorf Alix 1945
60% The Thin Man Goes Home Big Man 1945
100% The Seventh Cross Overkamp 1944
No Score Yet U-Boat Prisoner Gunther Rudehoff, Gestapo Agent 1944
100% Sahara Major Von Falken 1943
No Score Yet Mission to Moscow Polish Ambassador Grzybowski 1943
No Score Yet Sailors Three German Captain 1940
88% Night Train to Munich (Gestapo) Concentration Camp Doctor 1940
No Score Yet Convoy Cmdr. Deutschland 1940
No Score Yet Three Cockeyed Sailors Actor 1940


No Score Yet Bonanza
Dr. Anton Strasser 1960


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