John Houseman, Best Supporting Actor 1973: MovieMonday.com

THE PAPER CHASE

(Drama - PG)

John Houseman won his Supporting Oscar for playing the tough, brilliant yet terrifying Harvard law professor, Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr.


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. He produced many fine films throughout the 1950's and 1960's. 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 other films include:

SEVEN DAYS IN MAY
3 DAYS OF THE CONDOR
ROLLERBALL
ST. IVES
TENTACLES
THE CHEAP DETECTIVE
MY BODYGUARD
WHOLLY MOSES
MURDER BY DEATH
GHOST STORY
BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY
ANOTHER WOMAN
SCROOGED
THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD

His television credits include:

MEETING AT POTSDAM
FEAR ON TRIAL
CAPTAINS AND THE KINGS
ASPEN
THE PAPER CHASE (series)
SILVER SPOON (series)
MARCO POLO (TV Mini-Series)