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Mischa Auer (Mischa Ounskowsky)

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Biography

St. Petersburg, Russian Empire [now Russia]
Mischa Auer, the American screen's supreme exponent of the "Mad Russian" stereotype so dear to Yankee hearts before and after World War II, was born Mischa Ounskowsky on November 17, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia, the grandson of violinist Leopold Auer, whose surname he took when he became a professional actor in the U.S. during the 1920s. Mischa's father, an officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, died in the Russo-Japanese War while was he was still a baby, which wiped the family out financially. Read more...

Actor

Character: Man Dancing at The Boiler

Why Be Good? 1929

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Character: B-36

Just Imagine 1930

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Character: Firing Squad Victim #3

Mata Hari 1931

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Character: Christian in Dungeon

The Sign of the Cross 1932

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Character: Agitator in Restaurant

Call Her Savage 1932

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Character: Butler Pouring Drinks at Party

Rasputin and the Empress 1932

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Character: Louvre Tour Guide

Arsène Lupin 1932

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Character: Hanns Krug

The Monster Walks 1932

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Character: Ameel Roberts

Stamboul Quest 1934

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Character: Sikh Cop

Student Tour 1934

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Character: Captured Afridi

The Lives of a Bengal Lancer 1935

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Character: Count Arisztid

Three Smart Girls 1936

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Character: Ticket Taker at Door

College Holiday 1936

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Character: Leo Kronk

Sweethearts 1938

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Character: Gomez

Margie 1940

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Character: Felix Lobo Smith

Sandy Is a Lady 1940

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Character: 'Clipper' Canovan

Moonlight in Hawaii 1941

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Character: Mischa Auer

Around the World 1943

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Character: Prince Nikita Starloff

And Then There Were None 1945

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Character: Gregory Petrovich Rogozhin

Sentimental Journey 1946

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Character: Comte Marcel de Sarliac

Song of Paris 1952

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Character: Grand-Duc Alexis

Frou-Frou 1955

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Character: Hector, the Maitre D'

Montecarlo 1956

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Character: Colonel & President

We Joined the Navy 1962

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Character: Jonathan, the Elf Foreman

Il Natale che quasi non fu 1966

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Character: Prince Muratov

Vogues of 1938 1937

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Character: Baron Von Zigler

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958

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Character: Actor in 'Destry Rides Again'

Legends of the West 1992

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Character: Mike the Head Waiter

The Rage of Paris 1938

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Character: Pascual - el corregidor

La pícara molinera 1955

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