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John Houseman, Award Winner – MovieActors.com


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Houseman in THE PAPER CHASE.

John Houseman: Best Supporting Actor 1973: MovieActors.com

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THE PAPER CHASE (Drama – PG)

John Houseman won his Supporting Oscar for playing the austere and forbidding Harvard law professor, Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr.











About John Houseman (1902 – 1988)

His real name was Jacques Haussmann and he was born in Bucharest, Romania.

American Actor/Director/Producer who helped Orson Welles establish the Mercury Theatre, though the pair became estranged during the making of Citizen Kane. John Houseman produced many fine films throughout the 1950s and '60s, and taught acting at the Julliard School of Fine Arts.

After winning his Best Supporting Actor Oscar, at the age of 71, John Houseman suddenly found himself in a new career, as a character actor, portraying similar characters as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield. During the 1980's he worked extensively in Television, appearing in made-for-tv movies and miniseries. Weeks before his death in 1988, John Houseman completed cameos in the comedies, The Naked Gun and Scrooged.

John Houseman's notable movie credits include...

Seven Days In May (1964)
Three Days Of The Condor (1975)
Rollerball (1975)
St. Ives (1975)
Tentacles
The Cheap Detective (1968)
My Bodyguard (1980)
Wholly Moses (1980)
Murder By Death (1982)
Ghost Story (1981)
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Another Woman (1988)
Scrooged
The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad (1988)


John Houseman's television credits include...

Meeting At Potsdam
Fear On Trial (1975)
Captains And The Kings (Tv Mini Series 1976)
Aspen (Tv Mini Series 1977)
The Paper Chase (Series 1977)
Silver Spoon (Series 1977-1987)
Marco Polo (Tv Mini-Series 1982)


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John Houseman in The Paper Chase (1973).

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John Houseman in My Bodyguard (1980).

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Houseman in Three
Days of the Condor
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John Houseman in Ghost Story (1981).