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Hans Conried is a Actor American born on 15 april 1917 at Baltimore (USA)

Hans Conried

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Birth name Hans Georg Conried, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 15 april 1917 at Baltimore (USA)
Death 5 january 1982 (at 64 years) at Burbank (USA)

Hans Georg Conried, Jr. (April 15, 1917 – January 5, 1982), was an American character actor, very active in voice-over roles and known for providing the voices of Walt Disney's George Darling, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan (1953), for playing the title role in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Dr. Miller on The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show, Professor Kropotkin on the radio and film versions of My Friend Irma and for his work as Uncle Tonoose on Danny Thomas's sitcom Make Room for Daddy.


Early years
He was born on April 15, 1917 in Baltimore, Maryland to Hans Georg and Edith Beryl (née Gildersleeve) Conried. He was named Hans Georg Conried Jr. Claims that his real name was Frank Foster are false. His Connecticut-born mother was a descendant of Pilgrims, and his father was a Jewish immigrant from Vienna, Austria. He was raised in Baltimore and in New York City.

He studied acting at Columbia University and went on to play major classical roles onstage. Conried worked in radio before working in movies in 1939. During World War II, he enlisted in the United States Army in September 1944.

Radio career and other voice work
One of Conreid's early radio appearances came in 1937, when he appeared in a supporting role in a broadcast of "The Taming of the Shrew" on KECA in Los Angeles, California. Four years later, a newspaper reported about his role on Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: "But at the mike he's equally convincing as old men, drunks, dialeticians, or Shakesperean tragedians. Miss Hopper favors him for her dramatizations when the script will allow him, as she puts it, 'to have his head.'"

Conried appeared regularly on radio during the 1940s and 1950s. He was in the regular cast of Orson Welles's Ceiling Unlimited, for which he wrote the December 14, 1942, episode, "War Workers". On CBS's The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show he played a psychiatrist whom George regularly consulted for help in dealing with the ditsy Gracie.

Conried made his Broadway debut in Can-Can and was credited in six films (among them The Twonky and The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T), all in 1953. Other Broadway productions include 70, Girls, 70 and Irene. He can be clearly heard on the Original Cast Albums (and CDs) of Cole Porter's "Can-Can" and Kander & Ebb's "70, Girls, 70" where, among other songs, Conried performs a sensational fast-paced patter song called "The Caper."

Conried's inimitable growl and impeccable diction were well suited to the roles he played, whether portraying the dim Professor Kropotkin in the radio show My Friend Irma or portraying comic villains and mock-sinister or cranky types, such as Walt Disney's Mr. Darling, and Captain Hook in Peter Pan (1953), and The Grinch/Narrator from Dr. Seuss' Halloween is Grinch Night. According to the DVD commentary of Futurama, he was the inspiration for the voice created for that series' "Robot Devil".

Conried was a cast member of other Dr. Seuss specials, and The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, voicing the character of Snidely Whiplash in the Dudley Do-Right shorts, and hosted Fractured Flickers, another creation of Jay Ward and Bill Scott, as well as Wally Walrus on The Woody Woodpecker Show, Uncle Waldo P. Wigglesworth on Hoppity Hooper, and Dr. Dred on Drak Pack. He also performed as the "slave in the mirror" character, hosting several memorable episodes of Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color.

TV appearances

Besides hosting Fractured Flickers, Conried was a regular panelist on CBS's pantomime program, Stump the Stars and a semi-regular guest on the Ernie Kovacs-hosted game show Take a Good Look. He was a regular guest on Jack Paar's Tonight Show on NBC from 1959 to 1962. Conried joined the cast of The Tony Randall Show during the 1977-78 season.

Guest appearances included I Love Lucy (as the English tutor Percy Livermore and used furniture merchant Dan Jenkins), a riverboat gambler nicknamed "Thimbelrig" by Davy Crockett who dies with him at the Alamo Davy Crockett, The Californians, Meet McGraw, Hey, Jeannie!, The Ray Milland Show, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Real McCoys, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Mister Ed, The Islanders, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildare, Lost in Space, Daniel Boone, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Lucy Show, Gilligan's Island, The Monkees, Have Gun – Will Travel, Love, American Style, Here's Lucy, Kolchak, Alice, Laverne & Shirley, The Love Boat, Hogan's Heroes, Match Game, Maverick, What's It For, Fantasy Island, and Quark.

From 1955-64, Conried made twenty-one guest appearances as Danny Thomas' Lebanese "Uncle Tonoose" in Make Room for Daddy on ABC and then CBS. He was featured in the 1958 episode "What Makes Opera Grand?" on the anthology series Omnibus. The episode, an analysis by Leonard Bernstein showing the powerful effect of music in opera, featured Conried as Marcello in a spoken dramatization of Act III of Puccini's La Bohème. The program demonstrated the effect of the music in La Bohème by having actors speak portions of the libretto in English, followed by opera singers singing the same lines in the original Italian.

Conried was active until his sudden death of a heart attack on January 5, 1982. He was married to Margaret Grant from January 29, 1942 until his death three weeks short of their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple had four children.


Dramatic School (1938)
Never Say Die (1939)
It's a Wonderful World (1939)
On Borrowed Time (1939)
Dulcy (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Bitter Sweet (1940)
Maisie Was a Lady (1941)
The Gay Falcon (1941)
Underground (1941)
Unexpected Uncle (1941)
Weekend for Three (1941)
More About Nostradamus (1941) (uncredited)
Joan of Paris (1942)
Blondie's Blessed Event (1942)
Saboteur (1942)
The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)
Pacific Rendezvous (1942)
The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
The Big Street (1942)
The Greatest Gift (1942) (short subject)
Nightmare (1942)
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
Underground Agent (1942)
Crazy House - Roco (1943)
Hitler's Children (1943)
Journey into Fear (1943)
Hostages (1943)
A Lady Takes a Chance - Gregg Stone (1943)
Crazy House (1943)
His Butler's Sister (1943)
Passage to Marseille (1944) (uncredited)
Mrs. Parkington (1944)
Sliphorn King of Polaroo (1945) (short subject) (voice)
Woody Dines Out (1945) (short subject) (voice, uncredited)
The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)
Variety Time (1948)
The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)
My Friend Irma (1949)
Bride for Sale (1949)
On the Town (1949)
One Hour in Wonderland (1950)
Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)
Summer Stock (1950)
Rich, Young and Pretty (1951)
New Mexico (1951)
Behave Yourself! (1951)
Texas Carnival (1951)
Too Young to Kiss (1951)
I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)
Johann Mouse (1952) (short subject) (voice)
The Light Touch (1952)
Three for Bedroom "C" (1952)
Big Jim McLain - Robert Henried (1952)
The World in His Arms (1952)
The Twonky (1953)
Peter Pan - Captain James Hook, and Mr. George Darling (1953) (voice)
The Emperor's New Clothes (1953) (short subject) (voice)
Siren of Bagdad (1953)
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T - Dr. Terwilliker (1953)
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier - Thimblerig (1955)
You're Never Too Young (1955)
The Birds and the Bees (1956)
Bus Stop (1956)
Carnival in Munich (1956) (short subject) (narrator)
The Story of Anyburg U.S.A. (1957) (short subject) (voice)
The Woody Woodpecker Show - Wally Walrus(1957)
The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
Jet Pilot - Colonel Matoff (originally filmed in 1949 but not release until 1957) (1957)
The Big Beat (1958)
Maverick - episode - Black Fire - Homer Eakins (1958)
Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)
Juke Box Rhythm (1959)
The Real McCoys - episode - The Actor - Sterling Ames (1959)
The Alphabet Conspiracy (1959) (short subject) (Mad Hatter)
The Miracle on 34th Street - Mr. Shellhammer (1959)
1001 Arabian Nights (1959) (voice)
The Real Mccoys - episode - The Actor - Mr. Ames (1959)
The Magic Fountain (1961) (voice)
The Bullwinkle Show - Snidely Whiplash (1961)
Mister Ed - episode - Ed and Paul Revere - Igor (1962)
Fractured Flickers - 26 episodes - Host (1963-1964)
My Six Loves (1963)
Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
The Patsy (1964)
Hoppity Hooper - 104 episodes - Professor Waldo Wigglesworth (1961-1966)
The Cricket on the Hearth - Tackleton (1967) (voice)
Wake Me When the War Is Over (1969) (TV)
The Phantom Tollbooth (1970) (voice)
Horton Hears a Who! - The Narrator / Horton / Dr. H. Hoovey (1970)
O'Hara, U.S. Treasury - episode - Operation: Dorias - Count Anton Brelius (1972)
Dr. Seuss on the Loose - Narrator/North-going Zax/South-going Zax (1973) (voice)
The Brothers O'Toole (1973)
The Shaggy D.A. - Professor Whatley (1976)
The Magic Pony (1977) (voice)
The Hobbit - Thorin Oakenshield (1977) (voice)
Halloween Is Grinch Night - Narrator/The Grinch (1977) (voice)
The Cat from Outer Space (1978)
Oh, God! Book II (1980)
Drak Pack - 16 episodes - Dr. Dread (1980) (voice)
Why Didn't Somebody Tell Me? (1980)
Scruffy (1980) (voice)
Faeries (1981) (voice)
The Trolls and the Christmas Express (1981) (voice)
Spiderman and His Amazing Friends (1981) (voice)
Miss Switch to the Rescue (1982) (voice)

Best films

Peter Pan (1953)
Design for Death (1947)
Ben and Me (1953)

Usually with

Cedric Gibbons
Cedric Gibbons
(12 films)
Roy Webb
Roy Webb
(8 films)
Edith Head
Edith Head
(8 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Hans Conried (80 films)

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Return to Never Land, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Transport films, Aviation films, Pirate films, Les fées, Films about disabilities, Political films, Children's films
Actors Blayne Weaver, Corey Burton, Jeff Bennett, Tim Curry, Kath Soucie, Dan Castellaneta
Roles George Darling
Rating58% 2.9226952.9226952.9226952.9226952.922695
During the London Blitz of World War II, Peter Pan's former playmate, Wendy Darling, has grown up and married, and has two children of her own: a 12-year-old daughter, Jane, and a 5-year-old son, Danny. However, her husband Edward is serving in the army overseas, and Jane is resentful of her mother's stories about Peter Pan, dismissing them as childish. The rift is increased between the two when Wendy announces her plan to evacuate the two to the countryside for their own protection against the Blitz.
Faeries (1981)
, 30minutes
Directed by Lee Mishkin
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Animation
Actors Hans Conried, Morgan Brittany, Frank Welker, Bob Arbogast, June Foray, Linda Gary
Roles Faerie King / Shadow (voice)
Rating73% 3.651983.651983.651983.651983.65198
A young man, Oisin "(pronounced O-sheen)" returns home with a group of huntsmen from an unsuccessful hunt when a deer, revealing to be a faerie princess appears to him and takes him to her father, the Faerie King. The King begs Oisin to travel to Squalor Web Castle and defeat the evil Shadow who threatens Faerie Land. Oisin and his faerie helper Puck travel to the castle, encountering hags and goblins. They also save a Kobald from evil Trows. Eventually the three arrive at the lake, beyond which sits the castle. After meeting an Irish faerie who attempts to dissuade them from their mission, they arrive at the castle. Avoiding Red Caps, the Shadow's evil soldiers, Oisin makes his way to the tallest tower, defeats the Shadow, and returns to Faerie Land for a celebration before returning to his companions.
The Cat from Outer Space, 1h44
Directed by Norman Tokar, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about cats, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Ronnie Schell, Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall, McLean Stevenson
Roles Dr. Heffel
Rating60% 3.046983.046983.046983.046983.04698
An unidentified flying object makes an emergency landing on Earth and is taken into custody by the United States government. The occupant of the "flying saucer" turns out to be a strange cat-like alien named Zunar-J-5/9 Doric-4-7. Since the Mother Ship cannot send a rescue party before it leaves the solar system, the cat sets about investigating how to repair the ship himself. Using a special collar that amplifies telekinetic and telepathic abilities, he follows the military to the Energy Research Laboratory (or E.R.L.), where they hope to learn how the UFO's power source works. One of the lab's scientists, Dr. Frank Wilson, attracts the cat's attention when his theory on the power source, while ridiculed by the rest of the staff, is actually on the right track.
Wizards (1977)
, 1h20
Directed by Ralph Bakshi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Children's films, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Bob Holt, Richard Romanus, David Proval, Susan Tyrrell, Ralph Bakshi, Mark Hamill
Roles Guards (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.248213.248213.248213.248213.24821
In the beginning of the story, Earth has been devastated by a nuclear war. Only a handful of humans have survived, while the rest have changed into mutants who roam the irradiated wastelands. In the idyllic land of Montagar, fairies, elves, and dwarves live in peace. During a celebration of 3,000 years of peace, Delia, queen of the fairies, gives birth to twin wizards: Avatar, who spends much of his boyhood entertaining his mother with beautiful visions, and Blackwolf, who spends his time torturing small animals. After many years, Delia dies, and Blackwolf tries to seize her rule; but Avatar expels him. Years later, Blackwolf has become ruler of Scortch (a semi-irradiated zone), where he restores ancient technology. He tries to attack Montagar twice, but is foiled both times. Blackwolf then discovers an old projector and reels of Nazi propaganda footage, which he uses first to inspire his own soldiers and later to distract the elves, whom his own people can then overcome.
The Hobbit
The Hobbit (1977)
, 1h18
Directed by Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Feminist films, Films about magic and magicians, Monde imaginaire, Middle-earth films, Films about dragons, Political films, Children's films
Actors Orson Bean, Richard Boone, Hans Conried, John Huston, Otto Preminger, Cyril Ritchard
Roles Thorin
Rating67% 3.3960953.3960953.3960953.3960953.396095
The plot of the animated production is in most respects similar to that of the book, which was already styled as a classic children's novel, and so is adapted in that vein for a younger audience; but certain plot points are significantly compressed due to the time limitations of the format. In addition, certain scenes are obviously edited for commercial breaks. In general, alterations include simple omission of additional detail, as the producers expressed their desire to adhere to the written text, including lyrics adapted from the songs in the book but in much longer and greater format.
The Shaggy D.A., 1h31
Directed by Robert Stevenson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette, Tim Conway, Keenan Wynn, Dick Van Patten, Jo Anne Worley
Roles Prof. Whatley
Rating59% 2.950122.950122.950122.950122.95012
Wilby Daniels (Dean Jones) is now a successful attorney who is married to Betty (Suzanne Pleshette), and they have a son named Brian (Shane Sinutko). Returning to the town of Medfield from a vacation, the family discovers that they have been robbed of almost all their possessions, and Wilby blames the local district attorney John Slade (Keenan Wynn), who is reputed to have connections with organized crime, particularly with warehouse owner Edward "Fast Eddie" Roshak (Vic Tayback). After being robbed a second time later that night (along with their Navy admiral neighbor, Gordon C. Brenner), Wilby vows to run for district attorney to make his town safe again.
Nutcracker (1973)
, 27minutes
Genres Musical, Animation
Themes Christmas films, Children's films
Actors Hans Conried, Shirley MacLaine, Roland Giraud
Roles U.S. Narrator
Rating75% 3.777633.777633.777633.777633.77763
During the opening credits, a mouse soldier is climbing around a Christmas tree with a light.
Dr. Seuss on the Loose
Directed by Hawley Pratt
Origin USA
Genres Animation
Actors Allan Sherman, Hans Conried, Paul Winchell, Bob Holt
Roles Narrator / North-Going Zax / South-Going Zax (voice)
Rating78% 3.925553.925553.925553.925553.92555
The Phantom Tollbooth, 1h30
Directed by Chuck Jones, David Monahan, Abe Levitow, Dave Monahan
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Musical films, Children's films
Actors Butch Patrick, Mel Blanc, Daws Butler, Candy Candido, Hans Conried, June Foray
Roles King Azaz / The MathemaGician (voice)
Rating68% 3.4464653.4464653.4464653.4464653.446465
Milo, a bored, lonely boy who lives in a San Francisco apartment block all by himself, is surprised by the sudden arrival of a large, gift-wrapped package. Inside is a tollbooth, which turns out to be a gateway into a magical parallel universe. As Milo passes through the tollbooth, the character moves from live action to animation, and his toy car transports him to the enchanted Kingdom of Wisdom in the Lands Beyond, and the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis.
Wake Me When the War Is Over, 1h14
Directed by Gene Nelson
Origin USA
Genres War, Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Ken Berry, Eva Gabor, Werner Klemperer, Danielle De Metz, Hans Conried, Jim Backus
Roles Prof. Herman Erhardt
Rating53% 2.6812352.6812352.6812352.6812352.681235
The film tells the story of Lieutenant Roger Carrington (Berry), a soldier fighting for the United States Army Air Forces during the closing days of World War II. After accidentally falling out of a plane and landing in German territory, he is hidden by a local baroness named Marlene (Gabor). Luckily, Marlene is against the Nazis, and sympathizes with Carrington, taking him under her wing to recover, and eventually falling in love with him.
Robin and the 7 Hoods, 2h3
Directed by Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Dean Martin, Edward G. Robinson, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Gordon Douglas
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Adventure, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Heist films, Gangster films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Bing Crosby, Peter Falk, Edward G. Robinson
Roles Mr. Ricks (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.2482453.2482453.2482453.2482453.248245
"Big" Jim Stevens, undisputed boss of the Chicago underworld, gets an unexpected birthday present from his ambitious lieutenant, Guy Gisborne. Instead of a stripper popping out of the cake, Big Jim gets shot by all the guests. With the mob boss out of the way, Gisborne takes over. He orders all the other gangsters in town to pay him protection money, but declares it's still "All for One." The news does not sit well with Big Jim's friend and fellow gangster, Robbo, and a gangland war breaks out.
The Patsy
The Patsy (1964)
, 1h41
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes L'adolescence, Films about education, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Films about school violence, Harcèlement au travail
Actors Jerry Lewis, Everett Sloane, Phil Harris, Keenan Wynn, Peter Lorre, John Carradine
Roles Prof. Mulerr
Rating62% 3.148213.148213.148213.148213.14821
A famous comedian perishes in a plane crash. Members of his management team, worried that they will be jobless, decide to find someone to take his place as their "meal ticket". Stanley Belt (Jerry Lewis) is a bellboy at their hotel and they decide he will become their next star.
My Six Loves, 1h41
Directed by Gower Champion
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson, David Janssen, Barry Livingston, Eileen Heckart, Hans Conried
Roles Kinsley Kross
Rating66% 3.3435453.3435453.3435453.3435453.343545
Janice Courtney is a big success on Broadway, but the busy actress collapses from exhaustion. A doctor orders her to return to her Connecticut home for a long rest.
1001 Arabian Nights, 1h15
Directed by Jack Kinney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Monde imaginaire, Children's films
Actors Alan Reed, Hans Conried, Daws Butler, Herschel Bernardi, Jim Backus, Dwayne Hickman
Roles The Wicked Wazir (voice)
Rating61% 3.09513.09513.09513.09513.0951
Adaptation d'un conte des Mille et une nuits.