O. Henry

Writer

Writer


O. Henry was an American writer whose short stories are known for wit, wordplay and clever twist endings. He wrote nearly 600 stories about life in America. He was born William Sidney Porter on September 11, 1862, in Greensboro, North Carolina. His father, Algernon Sidney Porter, was a medical doctor. When William was three his mother died and he ...
Birth date
1862-09-11
Death date
1910-06-05
Height
5' 7" (1.7 m)

Known For


The O. Henry Playhouse
The O. Henry Playhouse
Writer (1957)
Black Eagle
Black Eagle
Writer (1948)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterNowhere Man
(Short) (story by)
2020/III
WriterNowhere Man
(Short) (story by)
2020/II
WriterThe Last Leaf
(Short) (short story)
2019
WriterHeinz Marecek: Ein Fest des Lachens - Weihnachten einmal anders
(TV Movie) (segment "'Das Geschenk der Weisen'")
2017
WriterRacun
(TV Movie) (novel)
2017
WriterPost Tenebras Lux
(TV Series)
2017
WriterHenry
(Short) (written by)
2016/I
WriterTwenty Years
(Short) (short story)
2016
WriterThe Green Door
(Short) (short story)
2015
WriterAz utolsó levél
(Short) (original story)
2015
WriterBlue Butterfly
(Short) (adapted from the story)
2014
WriterOffer
(Short) (short story "The Gift of the Magi")
2013
WriterLootera
(short story "The Last Leaf")
2013/I
WriterDarovete Na Vlahvite
(Short)
2013
WriterWhile Auto Waits
(Short) (original story)
2012
WriterGift of the Magi
(TV Movie) (story "The Gift of the Magi")
2010
WriterThe Last Leaf
(Short) (short story)
2009
WriterMakes the Whole World Kin
(Short) (story)
2009
WriterShadows in the Wind
(Short) (short story "The Last Leaf")
2009
WriterGift of the Magi
(Short) (based on the short story by)
2008
WriterSmesne i druge price
(TV Series) (novel - 1 episode) - Dar mudraca (2004) ... (novel)
2004
WriterThe Last Leaf
(Video short) (written by)
2004
WriterRaincoat
(adapted from the story "Gift of Magi")
2004
WriterThe Last Leaf
(Short) (short story)
2003
WriterThe Gift of the Magi
(Short) (story)
2001
WriterMickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
(Video) (based in part on a story by)
2001
WriterBy Courier
(Short) (story)
2001
WriterSarnawan
(TV Series) (story - 2 episodes) - A Retrieved Reformation Part 2 (2000) ... (story) - A Retrieved Reformation Part 1 (2000) ... (story)
2000
WriterMickey's Once Upon a Christmas
(Video) (story based on "The Gift of the Magi" - segment "Mickey & Minnie's Gift of the Magi")
1999
WriterThe Ransom of Red Chief
(TV Movie) (short story)
1998
WriterWishbone's Dog Days of the West
(TV Movie) (stories Heart of the West)
1998
WriterDie Gabe der Weisen
(TV Movie) (short story - as O'Henry)
1997
WriterKoroli i kapusta
(story)
1996
WriterO. Henry's Christmas
(TV Movie) (short stories - segments "The Last Leaf", "One Thousand Dollars", "The Gift of the Magi")
1996
WriterPrinc z pohádky
(TV Movie) (short story)
1995
WriterSilent Love
(Short) (story)
1994
WriterThe Cisco Kid
(TV Movie) (character)
1994
WriterThe Last Leaf
(Short) (short story)
1993
WriterVýkupné za nácelníka
(Short) (story)
1993
WriterDevce za vsechny peníze
(TV Short) (short story)
1987
WriterVe vlaku je serif
(TV Short) (short story)
1987
WriterKatha Sagar
(TV Series) (Story - 5 episodes) - Chahat (1986) ... (Story) - Dushman (1986) ... (Story) - Bulawa (1986) ... (Story) - Kalakriti (1986) ... (Story) - Karz (1986) ... (Story)
1986
WriterPrincese un puma
(Short) (story)
1986
WriterRubaroo
(TV Movie) (story)
1986
WriterRuthless People
(story "The Ransom of Red Chief" - uncredited)
1986
WriterJimmy Valentine
(TV Movie) (story "A Retrieved Reformation")
1985
WriterThe Imp with Fluffy Tail
(Short)
1985
WriterBarg o bad
(short story)
1984
WriterThe Last Leaf
(Short) (story)
1983
WriterThe Hiding of Black Bill
(TV Movie) (short story)
1983
WriterTrest, kotoryy lopnul
(TV Mini-Series) (book "A noble swindler" - 3 episodes) - Supruzhestvo kak tochnaya nauka (1983) ... (book "A noble swindler") - Koridory vlasti (1983) ... (book "A noble swindler") - Porosyachya etika (1983) ... (book "A noble swindler")
1983
WriterCBS Library
(TV Series) (story "The Chaparral Prince" - 1 episode) - Robbers, Rooftops and Witches (1982) ... (story "The Chaparral Prince" - as O'Henry)
1982
WriterThe Gift of the Magi
(TV Movie) (short story)
1981
WriterThe Gift of the Magi
(Short) (short story)
1980
WriterABC Weekend Specials
(TV Series) (story - 2 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (story "A Retrieved Reformation" - 1 episode, 1977) - The Revenge of Red Chief (1979) ... (story - as O'Henry) - The Ransom of Red Chief (1977) ... (story) - Valentine's Second Chance (1977) ... (story "A Retrieved Reformation")
WriterThe Gift of the Magi
(TV Movie)
1978
WriterNebusiu gangsteriu, brangioji
(TV Movie) (novel)
1978
WriterThe Gift of Love
(TV Movie) (story "The Gift of the Magi")
1978
WriterA Pink Christmas
(TV Movie) (short story "The Cop and the Anthem" - as O'Henry)
1978
WriterDzhentlmeny, kotorym ne povezlo
(TV Movie) (story)
1977
WriterThe Ransom of Red Chief
(TV Movie) (story)
1975
WriterDer wilde und der zahme Westen
(TV Series)
1974
WriterOrson Welles' Great Mysteries
(TV Series) (story - 2 episodes) - The Furnished Room (1974) ... (story) - Compliments of the Season (1974) ... (story)
1974
WriterOstatni lisc
(TV Movie) (short story - as O'Henry)
1973
WriterFicciones
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Un vendedor de blackjack (1973) ... (as O'Henry)
1973
WriterÚsmevy sveta
(TV Mini-Series)
1972
WriterHora once
(TV Series) (1 episode, 1972) (author - 2 episodes, 1970) - El alegre mes de mayo (1972) ... (as O'Henry) - La reforma de Jimmy Valentino (1970) ... (author) - El comandante Talbot (1970) ... (author)
WriterAlta comedia
(TV Series) (based on the short story by - 1 episode, 1971) (story - 1 episode, 1971) - Único otoño (1971) ... (based on the short story by - as O'Henry) / (story)
WriterKogda more smeyotsya
(TV Movie) (novel)
1971
WriterA visszaesö bünös
(TV Movie) (novel)
1971
WriterKoroli i kapusta
(book)
1970
WriterPotouchlé skotacinky zivota
(TV Movie) (short story)
1970
WriterNovellen aus dem wilden Westen
(TV Series) (5 episodes) - Weihnachten in der Goldgräberstadt (1969) - Ein Herz und ein Kreuz (1969) - Calliope singt nicht mehr (1969) - Der Prinz aus dem Busch (1969) - Die Tätowierung (1969)
1969
WriterAmatér
(TV Movie) (short story)
1967
WriterLáska a chléb
(TV Short) (short story)
1967
WriterKun ympäri käydään...
(TV Movie) (short story "The Whirligig Of Life")
1967
WriterJim Valentines großer Coup
(TV Movie) (short story)
1967
WriterKyvadlo
(TV Movie) (short story)
1966
WriterÀ la belle étoile
(TV Movie) (short story "The Cop and the Anthem")
1966
WriterMagnetické vlny lécí
(TV Movie) (short story "Jeff Peters as a Personal Magnet")
1965
WriterPolicajt a chorál
(Short) (short story "The Cop and the Anthem")
1965
WriterÚkryt cerného Billa
(Short) (short story "The Hiding of Black Bill" - as O'Henry)
1965
WriterNapravení Jima Valentina
(TV Movie) (short story "A Retrieved Reformation")
1964
WriterPotouchlé skotacinky zivota
(Short) (story)
1964
WriterEstudio 3
(TV Series) (2 episodes) - Menú de primavera (1964) - La puerta de Michob Ader (1964)
1964
WriterHarlémská tragédie
(TV Short)
1963
WriterWinterquartier
(TV Movie) (novel)
1963
WriterJeff und Andy, zwei Unschuldsengel
(TV Series) (6 episodes) - Golconda Goldobligationen (1963) - Liebende hat die ganze Sippschaft gern (1963) - Das Lösegeld des roten Häuptlings (1963) - Die Lotosblume mit dem Frauengesicht (1963) - Unsere reizende Witwe (1963) Show all 6 episodes
1963
WriterTobins Handlinien
(TV Movie)
1963
WriterDer Liebesdienst
(TV Movie)
1963
WriterHäuptling der Rothäute
(stories "The Roads We Take", "Makes the Whole World Kin" and "The Ransom of Red Chief")
1963
WriterEin besonderer Abend
(TV Movie) (novel)
1963
WriterNovogodisnji poklon
(TV Movie)
1962
WriterPrice iz hotela
(TV Movie) (novels)
1962
WriterPrva ljubav
(TV Movie) (novel)
1962
WriterTri price o Dzefu Pitersu
(TV Movie) (novels)
1962
WriterPakinateatteri
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Kohtalotoverit (1962) ... (writer)
1962
WriterMrs. Billings' Scheidung
(TV Movie) (novel - as O'Henry)
1961
WriterHabitación de alquiler
(Short) (story)
1960
WriterQiu feng can ye
(story)
1960
WriterThe Ransom of Red Chief
(TV Movie) (story)
1959
WriterGangster Boss
(orginal short story "The Ransom of Red Chief")
1959
WriterServisna stanica
(TV Series) (novel - 1 episode) - Episode #1.1 (1959) ... (novel)
1959
WriterThe Gift of the Magi
(TV Movie) (story "The Gift of the Magi")
1958
WriterKolovrashcheniye zhizni
(Short) (short story "The Whirligig Of Life")
1958
WriterTelevision Theater
(TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1958) (story - 1 episode, 1957) - Koniec kariery (1958) ... (play) - Bratnie dusze (1957) ... (story)
WriterThe O. Henry Playhouse
(TV Series) (story - 39 episodes, 1957) (story: The Proof of the Pudding - 1 episode, 1957) (story: The Last of the Troubadours - 1 episode, 1957) (story: The Purple Dress - 1 episode, 1957) (story: The Theory and the Hound - 1 episode, 1957) - The Lotterman Affair (1957) ... (story) - One Dollar's Worth (1957) ... (story) - The Emancipation of Billy (1957) ... (story) - The Murderer (1957) ... (story: The Proof of the Pudding) - The Gentle Grafter (1957) ... (story) Show all 43 episodes
WriterKraft Theatre
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - The Gentle Grafter (1956) ... (story)
1956
WriterThe Cisco Kid
(TV Series) (character - 120 episodes, 1950 - 1956) (characters - 36 episodes, 1950 - 1956) - Tangled Trails (1956) ... (character) - Magician of Jamesville (1956) ... (characters) - Dangerous Shoemaker (1956) ... (character) - West of the Law (1956) ... (characters) - Kilts and Sombreros (1956) ... (character) Show all 156 episodes
WriterThe Red Skelton Hour
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1955) (story "The Cop and the Anthem" - 1 episode, 1954) - The Cop and the Anthem (1955) ... (story) - The Cop and the Anthem (1954) ... (story "The Cop and the Anthem")
WriterPonds Theater
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Alias Jimmy Balentine (1953) ... (writer)
1953
WriterGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Best Seller (1953) ... (writer)
1953
WriterO. Henry's Full House
(story - uncredited)
1952
WriterNash Airflyte Theatre
(TV Series) (story - 1 episode) - A Double-Dyed Deceiver (1950) ... (story)
1950
WriterThe Girl from San Lorenzo
(character)
1950
WriterSatan's Cradle
(character)
1949
WriterThe Daring Caballero
(character)
1949
WriterThe Gay Amigo
(character)
1949
WriterThe Valiant Hombre
(based on characters by)
1948
WriterBlack Eagle
(story "The Passing of Black Eagle")
1948
WriterKing of the Bandits
(character)
1947
WriterRobin Hood of Monterey
(based on character created by)
1947
WriterRiding the California Trail
(based on character created by)
1947
WriterBeauty and the Bandit
(character)
1946
WriterSouth of Monterey
(based on character created by)
1946
WriterThe Gay Cavalier
(character)
1946
WriterSouth of the Rio Grande
(character)
1945
WriterThe Cisco Kid in Old New Mexico
(character)
1945
WriterThe Cisco Kid Returns
(character)
1945
WriterRide on Vaquero
(character: The Cisco Kid - as William Sydney Porter)
1941
WriterRomance of the Rio Grande
(character: The Cisco Kid - as William Sydney Porter)
1940
WriterThe Gay Caballero
(based on the character The Cisco Kid created by - as William Sydney Porter)
1940
WriterLucky Cisco Kid
(character: The Cisco Kid)
1940
WriterViva Cisco Kid
(character)
1940
WriterThe Cisco Kid and the Lady
(suggested by: the character of the Cisco Kid created by - as William Sidney Porter {O. Henry})
1939
WriterThe Llano Kid
(story "Double Dyed Deceiver")
1939
WriterThe Return of the Cisco Kid
(based on character created by)
1939
WriterDoctor Rhythm
(story "The Badge of Policeman O'Roon")
1938
WriterThe Great Consoler
(story "A Retrieved Information")
1933
WriterThe Cisco Kid
(story)
1931
WriterThe Texan
(story "The Double-Dyed Deceiver")
1930
WriterStraightforward Boy
(Short) (story "The Ransom of Red Chief")
1929
WriterFragmente des Lebens
(Short) (story)
1929
WriterIn Old Arizona
(story "The Caballero's Way")
1928
WriterAlias Jimmy Valentine
(story "A Retrieved Reformation" - uncredited)
1928
WriterSuite Homes
(Short) (story)
1927
WriterCupid and the Clock
(Short) (story)
1927
WriterA Man About Town
(Short) (story)
1927
WriterGirls
(Short) (story)
1927
WriterRoses and Romance
(Short) (story)
1927
WriterBabes in the Jungle
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterMarry Month of May
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterThe Complete Life
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterA Lickpenny Lover
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterA Social Triangle
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterFrom a Cabby's Seat
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterElsie in New York
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterCupid à la Carte
(Short) (story)
1926
WriterFailure
(Short) (story)
1925
WriterTransients in Arcadia
(Short) (story)
1925
WriterShoes
(Short) (story)
1925
WriterFortune's Mask
(story)
1922
WriterAn Unwilling Hero
(story "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking")
1921
WriterRoads of Destiny
(story)
1921
WriterAn Afternoon Miracle
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterA Ruler of Men
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Call Loan
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Church with an Overshot Wheel
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Day Resurgent
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Dream
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Passing of Black Eagle
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Ransom of Mack
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Roads We Take
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterTrimble, Trimble
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterWhile the Auto Waits
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterA Double-Dyed Deceiver
(story)
1920
WriterThe Garter Girl
(story "The Momento")
1920
WriterThimble, Thimble
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterAlias Jimmy Valentine
(story "A Retrieved Reformation")
1920
WriterA Philistine in Bohemia
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterTelemachus, Friend
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Friendly Call
(Short) (story)
1920
WriterThe Ghost of a Chance
(Short) (story)
1919
WriterThe Buried Treasure
(Short) (story)
1919
WriterThe Guardian of the Accolade
(Short) (story)
1919
WriterYou're Fired
(story "The Halberdier of the Little Rheinschloss")
1919
WriterShocks of Doom
(Short) (story)
1919
WriterThe Unknown Quantity
(story)
1919
WriterThe Border Terror
(Short) (story "The Caballero's Way")
1919
WriterEverybody's Girl
(story "Brick Dust Row")
1918
WriterA Ramble in Aphasia
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterTobin's Palm
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterTransients in Arcadia
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Buyer from Cactus City
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterA Bird of Bagdad
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Changing Woman
(story "A Matter of Mean Elevation")
1918
WriterThe Marquis and Miss Sally
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterSpringtime à la Carte
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterMammon and the Archer
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Trimmed Lamp
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterOne Thousand Dollars
(story)
1918
WriterThe Brief Debut of Tildy
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterSisters of the Golden Circle
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterFind the Woman
(story "Cherchez la Femme")
1918
WriterThe Girl and the Graft
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Enchanted Profile
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Song and the Sergeant
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Purple Dress
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterNemesis and the Candy Man
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Rathskeller and the Rose
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterLost on Dress Parade
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterA Madison Square Arabian Night
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterBy Injunction
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterAn American Live Wire
(story "The Lotus and the Bottle")
1918
WriterThe Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Thing's the Play
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterSchools and Schools
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterCompliments of the Season
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Moment of Victory
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Fifth Wheel
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Hiding of Black Bill
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterThe Fourth in Salvador
(Short) (story)
1918
WriterTwo Renegades
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Enchanted Kiss
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterOne Dollar's Worth
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Last Leaf
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterHygeia at the Solito
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterA Night in New Arabia
(story)
1917
WriterThe Skylight Room
(story)
1917
WriterI Will Repay
(story "A Municipal Report")
1917
WriterThe Renaissance at Charleroi
(story)
1917
WriterLaw and Order
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Lonesome Road
(Short)
1917
WriterThe Indian Summer of Dry Valley Johnson
(story)
1917
WriterBlind Man's Holiday
(story)
1917
WriterThe Duplicity of Hargraves
(story)
1917
WriterThe Last of the Troubadours
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Guilty Party
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterJohn Tom Little Bear
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Atavism of John Tom Little Bear
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Furnished Room
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Defeat of the City
(story)
1917
WriterThe Coming Out of Maggie
(story)
1917
WriterThe Discounters of Money
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Venturers
(story)
1917
WriterA Departmental Case
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterA Little Speck in Garnered Fruit
(story)
1917
WriterNo Story
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterStrictly Business
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Gold That Glittered
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Love Philtre of Ikey Schoenstein
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Cop and the Anthem
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterA Service of Love
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterVanity and Some Sables
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterPast One at Rooney's
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterMadame Bo-Peep
(story "Madame Bo-Peep of the Ranches")
1917
WriterThe Green Door
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Marionettes
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Gift of the Magi
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterThe Third Ingredient
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterFriends in San Rosario
(Short) (story)
1917
WriterLove's Surprises Are Futile
(story "The Gift of the Magi")
1916
WriterA Christmas Revenge
(Short) (story "A Chaparral Christmas Gift")
1915
WriterAlias Jimmy Valentine
(story "A Retrieved Reformation")
1915
WriterJimmy Hayes and Muriel
(Short) (story)
1914
WriterThe Stirrup Brother; or, The Higher Abdication
(Short) (story)
1914
WriterThe Saving Presence
(Short) (story)
1914
WriterThe Caballero's Way
(Short)
1914
WriterThe Reformation of Calliope
(writer)
1913
WriterThe Badge of Policeman O'Roon
(Short) (writer)
1913
WriterAll on Account of an Egg
(Short) (story)
1913
WriterHearts and Crosses
(Short) (story)
1913
WriterA Splendid Scapegrace
(Short) (story "A Blackjack Bargainer")
1913
WriterFriends in San Rosario
(Short) (story)
1912
WriterA Western Prince Charming
(Short) (story)
1912
WriterFalling Leaves
(Short) (based on the novel by)
1912
WriterThirty Days at Hard Labor
(Short) (story "Halberdier of the Little Rheinschloss")
1912
WriterThe Mexican's Gratitude
(story "A Chaparral Christmas Gift")
1911
WriterPat Clancy's Adventure
(Short) (story "The Shamrock and the Palm")
1911
WriterThe Trapper's Five Dollar Bill
(Short) (story "The Whirligig of Life")
1911
WriterThe Ransom of Red Chief
(Short) (story)
1911
WriterA Summer Tragedy
(Short) (story "Transients in Arcadia")
1910
WriterHis Masterpiece
(Short) (story)
1909
WriterHis Duty
(Short) (story)
1909
WriterTrying to Get Arrested
(Short) (story)
1909
WriterThe Sacrifice
(Short) (story "The Gift of the Magi")
1909/I
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Life and Writing of O. Henry
(Video documentary short) Self - images and audio
2006