Birth Name: Joseph Schildkraut
Birth Place: Austria
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Son of renowned Viennese actor Rudolph Schildkraut who studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before joining Max Reinhardt's company in 1913, where he soon emerged as a star. Schildkraut set down in the US in 1920 and almost immediately established himself as a matinee idol on Broadway. He pursued a simultaneous screen career, first in debonair leading roles and later in a number of oily, villainous characterizations. He gave notable performances in "The Life of Emile Zola" (1937) and "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959).
Popular Movies and Television:
1965-02-15 The Greatest Story Ever Told
1963 Twilight Zone
1952 Hallmark Hall of Fame (04/26/53)