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Boris Karloff (William Henry Pratt)

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Biography

Camberwell, London, England, UK
Along with fellow actors Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price, Boris Karloff is recognized as one of the true icons of horror cinema, and the actor most closely identified with the general public's perception of the "monster" from the classic Mary Shelley book, "Frankenstein". William Henry Pratt was born on November 23, 1887, in Camberwell, London, England, the son of Edward John Pratt Jr., the Deputy Commissioner of Customs Salt and Opium, Northern Division, Indian Salt Revenue Service, and his third wife, Eliza Sarah Millard. Read more...

Actor

Character: Scarface Macklin

The King of the Kongo 1929

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Character: Isopod

Five Star Final 1931

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Character: Sport Williams

Smart Money 1931

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Character: Fedor's Father

The Mad Genius 1931

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Character: Boris - First Revolutionary

Cracked Nuts 1931

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Character: Luigi - Pacheco's Butler

I Like Your Nerve 1931

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Character: Man Approaching Ticket Counter

Skyscraper Souls 1932

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Character: 'Happy' MacDonald

Night World 1932

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Character: Prof. Henry Morlant

The Ghoul 1933

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Character: Count Ledrantz

The House of Rothschild 1934

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Character: Edmond Bateman

The Raven 1935

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Character: Dr. Janos Rukh

The Invisible Ray 1936

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Character: Dr. Charles Gaudet

Devil's Island 1939

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Character: Judge Mainwaring

You'll Find Out 1940

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Character: Dr. Bernard Adrian

The Ape 1940

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Character: Doctor Gustav Niemann

House of Frankenstein 1944

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Character: Kharis in flashback, bandaging sequence

The Mummy's Curse 1944

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Character: Dr. Hollingshead

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 1947

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Character: Guyasuta - Chief of the Senecas

Unconquered 1947

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Character: Charles van Druten

Lured 1947

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Character: Dr. Meissen

The Black Castle 1952

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Character: T. Vernon Isopod

When the Talkies Were Young 1955

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Character: Narrator / The Grinch

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966

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Character: Frankenstein Monster - Film clip on television screen

Way... Way Out 1966

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Character: Baron Boris von Frankenstein

Mad Monster Party? 1967

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Character: Prof. Marcus Monserrat

The Sorcerers 1967

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Character: Dr. Pierre Vaugiroud

The Venetian Affair 1967

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Character: Franz Badulescu

El coleccionista de cadáveres 1970

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Character: Don Ernesto Silvando

I Spy 1965

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Character: Frankenstein Monster in Dream Sequence

House of Dracula 1945

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Character: George Redford

The United States Steel Hour 1953

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Character: Himself

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Doc Dixon

The Alcoa Hour 1955

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Character: Dr. Philip Nestri

Climax! 1954

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Character: Himself - Host

Sunday Showcase 1959

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Character: Judge Winthrop Gelsey

Suspicion 1957

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Character: Himself

The George Gobel Show 1954

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself

The Lux Show 1957

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Character: Himself

The Ernie Kovacs Show 1952

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Character: Himself

Thriller 1960

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Character: Drunken Orderly

The Yellow Ticket 1931

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Character: The Monster in Frankenstein's segment

Hollywood and the Stars 1963

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Character: Mr. Mycroft

The Elgin Hour 1954

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Character: Himself

Universal Horror 1998

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Character: Baron Victor Frederick Von Leppe / Eric

The Terror 0

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Character: The Monster in 'Frankenstein'

Mary Shelley 0

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Character: Frankenstein's Monster

Horizon 0

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Character: Dr. Scarabus

Roger Corman's Poe Films 0

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Character: Hjalmar Poelzig / Edmond Bateman

The Black Cat & the Raven 0

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Character: Doctor Gustav Niemann

House of Frankenstein 0

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Character: Frankenstein Monster in Dream Sequence

House of Dracula 0

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Character: Kharis

The Mummy's Hand 0

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Character: Kharis in flashback, bandaging sequence

The Mummy's Curse 0

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