George Voskovec

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer

Actor, Soundtrack, Writer


Czech actor/producer/director/author George Voskovec was born Jirí Wachsmann on June 19, 1905, the son of Jirina Valentina Marie (nee Pinkasová) and Vilem Eduard Voskovec (Wachsmann). His ancestry was Czech, German, and French. Prior to George's birth, the spelling of the family name was Vaksman (Russian). By the time he was born, which was ...
Birth date
1905-06-19
Death date
1981-07-01
Height
5' 11" (1.8 m)

Known For


12 Angry Men
12 Angry Men
Juror 11 (1957)
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time
Dr. Gerald Finney (1980)
Workers, Let's Go
Workers, Let's Go
Filip Kornet, shuffer (1934)
The Iron Mistress
The Iron Mistress
John James Audubon (1952)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
ActorBarbarosa
Herman Pahmeyer
1982
ActorNero Wolfe
(TV Series) Fritz Brenner - Sweet Revenge (1981) ... Fritz Brenner - The Blue Ribbon Hostage (1981) ... Fritz Brenner - The Murder in Question (1981) ... Fritz Brenner - Death and the Dolls (1981) ... Fritz Brenner - Gambit (1981) ... Fritz Brenner Show all 14 episodes
1981
ActorSomewhere in Time
Dr. Gerald Finney
1980
ActorGreat Performances
(TV Series) Willie / Gus - Samuel Beckett's Happy Days (1980) ... Willie (as Jiri Voskovec) - Paradise Lost (1971) ... Gus
1971-1980
ActorHappy Days
(TV Movie) Willie
1980
ActorSkag
(TV Series) Petar Skagska - What Passes for Love in East Pittsburgh (1980) ... Petar Skagska - The Working Girl: Part 2 (1980) ... Petar Skagska - The Working Girl: Part 1 (1980) ... Petar Skagska - The Wildcatters (1980) ... Petar Skagska - In Trouble at 15 (1980) ... Petar Skagska Show all 6 episodes
1980
ActorRoots: The Next Generations
(TV Mini-Series) Mr. Goldstein - Part III (1914-1918) (1979) ... Mr. Goldstein
1979
ActorThe Nativity
(TV Movie) Joachim
1978
ActorSwitch
(TV Series) Lehman - Round Up the Usual Suspects (1976) ... Lehman
1976
ActorJigsaw John
(TV Series) Father Harabidian - Follow the Yellow Brick Road (1976) ... Father Harabidian
1976
ActorHawaii Five-O
(TV Series) Durkin / Norman Cargill - How to Steal a Masterpiece (1974) ... Durkin - The Finishing Touch (1973) ... Norman Cargill
1973-1974
ActorNicky's World
(TV Movie) Paul Kaminios
1974
ActorMan on a Swing
Dr. Nicholas Holnar
1974
ActorThe Iceman Cometh
Piet Wetjoen
1973
ActorThe Streets of San Francisco
(TV Series) Angus Ferguson - The Year of the Locusts (1972) ... Angus Ferguson
1972
ActorParticular Men
(TV Movie) Dr. Alborg
1972
ActorThe F.B.I.
(TV Series) Dr. Holman / George Havelik - The Hunters (1972) ... George Havelik - The Defector: Part 2 (1966) ... Dr. Holman - The Defector: Part 1 (1966) ... Dr. Holman
1966-1972
ActorMission: Impossible
(TV Series) Emil Gadsen - Image (1972) ... Emil Gadsen
1972
ActorMannix
(TV Series) Niles - Cold Trail (1971) ... Niles
1971
ActorThe Boston Strangler
Peter Hurkos
1968
ActorI Spy
(TV Series) Hasel - The Spy Business (1968) ... Hasel
1968
ActorThe Unvanquished
(TV Movie) Eleazar
1967
ActorBeyond the Mountains
Doctor
1967
ActorRun for Your Life
(TV Series) Colonel Zabian - Flight from Tirana: Part 1 (1967) ... Colonel Zabian
1967
ActorHawk
(TV Series) Corbin Claybrooke - The Hands of Corbin Claybrooke (1966) ... Corbin Claybrooke
1966
ActorNET Playhouse
(TV Series) Morten Kiil - An Enemy of the People (1966) ... Morten Kiil
1966
ActorMister Buddwing
Shabby Old Man
1966
ActorLamp at Midnight
(TV Movie) Cardinal Bellarmin
1966
ActorSeaway
(TV Series) Nielsen - Port of Call: Paradise (1966) ... Nielsen
1966
Actor12 O'Clock High
(TV Series) Nicolas Yellich - We're Not Coming Back (1965) ... Nicolas Yellich
1965
ActorThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold
Comrade Karden - Defense Attorney
1965
ActorHamlet
Player King
1964/I
ActorArrest and Trial
(TV Series) George Kazar - A Circle of Strangers (1964) ... George Kazar
1964
ActorThe DuPont Show of the Week
(TV Series) Father Boucard - The Hell Walkers (1964) ... Father Boucard
1964
ActorThe Fugitive
(TV Series) Max Bodin - Bloodline (1964) ... Max Bodin
1964
ActorThe Defenders
(TV Series) Dr. Leo Ladzlow / Louis Astor - The Secret (1964) ... Dr. Leo Ladzlow - The Hickory Indian (1962) ... Louis Astor
1962-1964
ActorBob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre
(TV Series) Dr. Bensinger - Two Is the Number (1964) ... Dr. Bensinger
1964
ActorEspionage
(TV Series) Professor Kuhn - Never Turn Your Back on a Friend (1964) ... Professor Kuhn
1964
ActorChanning
(TV Series) Prof. Thielman - A Hall Full of Strangers (1963) ... Prof. Thielman
1963
ActorThe Doctors and the Nurses
(TV Series) Barbirelli - Express Stop from Lenox Avenue (1963) ... Barbirelli
1963
ActorAlcoa Premiere
(TV Series) Professor Olafson - Chain Reaction (1963) ... Professor Olafson
1963
ActorThe Untouchables
(TV Series) Charles Tarasovich / Herman Kihn - An Eye for an Eye (1963) ... Charles Tarasovich - The Masterpiece (1961) ... Herman Kihn
1961-1963
ActorDr. Kildare
(TV Series) Dr. Charles Hodiak - Something of Importance (1962) ... Dr. Charles Hodiak
1962
ActorArsenic & Old Lace
(TV Movie) Dr. Herman Einstein
1962
ActorCain's Hundred
(TV Series) Willy Brower - The Manipulator: Raymond Cruz (1962) ... Willy Brower
1962
ActorNaked City
(TV Series) Jack Selken / Prof. Johann von Bunow - The Night the Saints Lost Their Halos (1962) ... Jack Selken - The Deadly Guinea Pig (1961) ... Prof. Johann von Bunow
1961-1962
ActorTheatre '62
(TV Series) Thomas Stenborg - Intermezzo (1961) ... Thomas Stenborg
1961
ActorThe Emperor's Clothes
(TV Movie) Elek Odry
1960
ActorBUtterfield 8
Dr. Tredman
1960
ActorJohnny Staccato
(TV Series) Stanley Kay - Swinging Long Hair (1960) ... Stanley Kay
1960
ActorPlay of the Week
(TV Series) Elek Odry - The Emperor's Clothes (1960) ... Elek Odry
1960
ActorNero Wolfe
(TV Series) Dr. Wohlgang - Count The Man Down (1959) ... Dr. Wohlgang
1959
ActorThe Further Adventures of Ellery Queen
(TV Series) - Shadow of the Past (1959)
1959
ActorThe Third Man
(TV Series) Anton Radek - Sparks from a Dead Fire (1959) ... Anton Radek
1959
ActorAlcoa Theatre
(TV Series) Mr. Carapoco - 30 Pieces of Silver (1959) ... Mr. Carapoco
1959
ActorPlayhouse 90
(TV Series) Steve Pandish - The Velvet Alley (1959) ... Steve Pandish
1959
ActorThe DuPont Show of the Month
(TV Series) Abbé Faria - The Count of Monte Cristo (1958) ... Abbé Faria
1958
ActorWind Across the Everglades
Aaron Nathanson
1958
ActorThe Bravados
Gus Steinmetz
1958
ActorKraft Theatre
(TV Series) - Angry Harvest (1958) ... (as Jiri Voskovec) - The Beautiful Time (1955) - Half the World's a Bride (1955)
1955-1958
ActorUncle Vanya
Voinitsky (Uncle Vanya)
1957
ActorThe 27th Day
Prof. Klaus Bechner
1957
ActorITV Play of the Week
(TV Series) Brack - Hedda Gabler (1957) ... Brack
1957
Actor12 Angry Men
Juror 11
1957
ActorBBC Sunday-Night Theatre
(TV Series) Ivan (Vanya) Voynitsky - Uncle Vanya (1957) ... Ivan (Vanya) Voynitsky
1957
ActorStudio One in Hollywood
(TV Series) Kovac / Juror #11 / Zarodin - The Drop of a Hat (1956) ... Kovac - Twelve Angry Men (1954) ... Juror #11 - The Expendables (1954) ... Zarodin
1954-1956
ActorGoodyear Playhouse
(TV Series) - Conspiracy of Hearts (1956) ... (as Jiri Voskovec)
1956
ActorArmstrong Circle Theatre
(TV Series) George Voskovec - I Was Accused (1955) ... George Voskovec
1955
ActorRobert Montgomery Presents
(TV Series) - End of the Rainbow (1955) - Autumn Crocus (1954)
1954-1955
ActorAppointment with Adventure
(TV Series) - Relative Stranger (1955) - Escape from Vienna (1955)
1955
ActorClimax!
(TV Series) - To Wake at Midnight (1955)
1955
ActorGeneral Electric Theater
(TV Series) Max - Man with a Vengeance (1955) ... Max
1955
ActorPonds Theater
(TV Series) - Thunder Rock (1955)
1955
ActorProducers' Showcase
(TV Series) Police Inspector - Reunion in Vienna (1955) ... Police Inspector
1955
ActorDanger
(TV Series) - Silent Mutiny (1955) - Experiment with Death (1954)
1954-1955
ActorYou Are There
(TV Series) General Von Steuben - Washington's Farewell to His Officers (December 4, 1783) (1955) ... General Von Steuben
1955
ActorThe United States Steel Hour
(TV Series) Mr. Brankovic - Goodbye... But It Doesn't Go Away (1954) ... Mr. Brankovic
1954
ActorThe Iron Mistress
John James Audubon
1952
ActorAffair in Trinidad
Dr. Franz Huebling
1952
ActorAnything Can Happen
Pavli
1952
ActorThe World Is Ours
Camlet (as Jirí Voskovec)
1937
ActorWorkers, Let's Go
Filip Kornet, shuffer (as Jiri Voskovec)
1934
ActorPowder and Petrol
Driver
1932
ActorYour Money or Your Life
Pepík (aka Jirí Voskovec)
1932
ActorPaní Katynka z Vajecného trhu
Iskariot (as Petr Dolan)
1929
ActorVe spárech upíra
(as Petr Dolan)
1927
ActorPohádka máje
Rísa (as Petr Dolan)
1926
RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackThe End of Dejvice Theatre
(TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 1 episode) - Smejdi (2019) ... (lyrics: "Zivot je jen náhoda")
2019
SoundtrackLOVEhunt
(lyrics: "Zivot je jen náhoda" - as Jirí Voskovec)
2019
SoundtrackCeny Andel 2016
(TV Special) (lyrics: "Tri strázníci")
2017
SoundtrackZahradnictví: Rodinný prítel
(lyrics: "V dome strasí duch", "Proti vetru", "Zakázané ovoce" - as Jirí Voskovec) / (performer: "V dome strasí duch", "Proti vetru" - as Jirí Voskovec)
2017
SoundtrackBohéma
(TV Mini-Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2017) (music - 1 episode, 2017) - A prece se tocí (2017) ... (music: "Zivot je jen náhoda") - Past na svedomí (2017) ... (lyrics: "Zivot je jen náhoda") - Snad to nebude tak hrozné (2017) ... (lyrics: "Zivot je jen náhoda")
SoundtrackKovy
(TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode) - Týden v Japonsku (2016) ... (lyrics: "Saty delaj cloveka")
2016
SoundtrackSto dvacet fóru Semaforu
(TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Nebe na zemi", "Nikdo nic nikdy nemá míti za definitivní", "Klobouk ve kroví")
2014
SoundtrackCzech Journal
(TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode) - Life and Death in Tanvald (2013) ... (lyrics: "Nebe na zemi")
2013
SoundtrackNicky's Family
(Documentary) (lyrics: "Proti Vetru (Into the Wind)" music by nm0422506 - as Jiri Voskovec)
2011
SoundtrackMy jsme to nevzdali
(TV Movie) (lyrics: "Kat a blázen")
2010
SoundtrackZelary
(lyrics: "Zakázané ovoce")
2003
SoundtrackCosy Dens
(lyrics: "Nebe na zemi")
1999
SoundtrackMuj prítel d'Artagnan
(lyrics: "Holduj tanci pohybu")
1991
SoundtrackFranzi, oh Franzi!
(lyrics: "Svítá")
1983
SoundtrackHeute kam ein Neuer
(writer: "Zivot je jen náhoda", "David a Goliás", "Co na svete mám rád")
1981
SoundtrackPísnicky z celuloidu
(TV Movie) (lyrics: "Vyznání lásky", "Zivot je jen náhoda", "Tragédie vodníkova", "Stonozka", "Saty delaj cloveka", "Nebe na zemi")
1979
SoundtrackSilvestr na prání aneb Cí jsou hory Kavcí
(TV Movie) (lyrics: "Hej rup!", "Zivot je jen náhoda")
1977
SoundtrackSmrt krásných srncu
(Short) (lyrics: "Pochod stoprocentních muzu" - as Jirí Voskovec) / (performer: "Pochod stoprocentních muzu" - as Jirí Voskovec)
1975
SoundtrackRuzová sobota
(TV Movie) (lyrics: "Kdyz jsem kytici vázala")
1974
SoundtrackAudition
(Documentary) (lyrics: "Lodnická")
1964
SoundtrackThe World Is Ours
(lyrics: "Stonozka", "Svet patrí nám", "At zije Bernardek Lion") / (performer: "Stonozka", "Svet patrí nám", "At zije Bernardek Lion")
1937
SoundtrackBei uns in Krähwinkel
(lyrics: "Saty delaj' cloveka")
1934
RoleTitleYear
WriterVoskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy
(TV Movie documentary) (letters)
2012
WriterStraw Hat
(play "Helenka je ráda" - uncredited)
1972
WriterOstrov Dynamit
(TV Movie) (play "Ostrov Dynamit" - as Jirí Voskovec)
1963
WriterBalada z hadru
(TV Movie) (play)
1960
WriterTezká Barbora
(TV Movie) (play)
1960
WriterTragédie vodníkova
(Short) (song)
1958
WriterHelenchen ist glücklich
(TV Movie) (writer)
1958
WriterITV Television Playhouse
(TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode) - The Gathering Dusk (1957) ... (adaptation)
1957
WriterSlamený klobouk
(TV Movie) (play "Helenka je ráda")
1957
WriterThe World Is Ours
(play) / (screenplay)
1937
WriterThe Man of Stone
(play - as Wookovec)
1936
WriterWorkers, Let's Go
(screenplay)
1934
WriterPowder and Petrol
(play - as Jiri Voskovec)
1932
WriterYour Money or Your Life
(play - as Jiri Voskovec) / (screenplay) / (story)
1932
RoleTitleYear
SelfNET Playhouse
(TV Series) Self - Host / Narrator - The World of Kurt Weill (1967) ... Self - Host / Narrator
1967
SelfCrisis
(Documentary) Self
1939
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageCervená
(Documentary)
2017
Archive footageVoskovec & Werich - paralelní osudy
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2012
Archive footageMy Father George Voskovec
(Documentary) Self
2011
Archive footageStrictly Courtroom
(TV Movie documentary) Juror #11 (uncredited)
2008
Archive footageTri strázníci
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2005
Archive footageUsmevy
(TV Series documentary) Self - Usmevy Jirího Voskovce a Jana Wericha (2001) ... Self - Usmevy Jirího Voskovce (1996) ... Self
1996-2001
Archive footageHledání ztraceného casu
(TV Series documentary) Self - V+W známí i neznámí 1. cást (1995) ... Self - V+W známí i neznámí 2. cást (1995) ... Self
1995
Archive footageHenry Fonda: The Man and His Movies
(TV Movie documentary) Actor in '12 Angry Men' (uncredited)
1982
Archive footageMuz, ktery rozdaval smich
(Documentary)
1971