~Joseph Schildkraut~

Born: March 22, 1896 in Vienna, Austria
Died: January 21, 1964 in New York City, New York, USA
The son of esteemed actor Rudolph Schildkraut, he trained for the stage under Albert Basserman
-- his father's rival. Accompanying his father on tour, he went to the U.S. in 1910 and remained till
1913; there he enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Back in Germany, Schildkraut
joined his father in the Berlin stage company of Max Reinhardt and quickly rose to stardom. He
moved to the U.S. in 1920; within a year he was a major matinee idol on Broadway. Meanwhile,
having appeared in a small number of German films, he began playing suave leading men in
American silents; by the mid 1930s he had moved into character roles, often villainous. He
remained a busy screen actor (between stage roles) until 1948, when he took a decade off from
movies; he returned to the screen to reprise his stage role in the film version of The Diary of Anne
Frank (1959), following which he appeared in only two more movies. For his portrayal of Captain
Dreyfus in The Life of Emile Zola (1937), he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. He authored an
autobiography, My Father and I (1959).

Biography from AllMovie.com
~Silent Filmography~
Show Boat (1929) .... Gaylord Ravenal
Tenth Avenue (1928) .... Joe Ross
The Blue Danube (1928) .... Lugwig
The Forbidden Woman (1927) .... Jean La Coste
His Dog (1927) .... Peter Olsen
The Heart Thief (1927) .... Paul Kurt
The King of Kings (1927) .... Judas Iscariot
Young April (1926) .... Prince Caryl
Meet the Prince (1926) .... Prince Nicholas
Shipwrecked (1926) .... Larry O'Neil
The Road to Yesterday (1925) .... Kenneth Paulton
The Song of Love (1923) .... Raymon Valverde
Orphans of the Storm (1921) .... Chevalier de Vaudrey
Theodor Herzl, der Bannerträger des jüdischen Volkes (1921) .... Das leidende Israel
... aka "The Wandering Jew: The Life of Theodore Herzl" - USA (informal English title)
Der Roman der Komtesse Ruth (1920)

Der Diamant des Todes (1919)
Die schwarze Fahne (1919)
Seine Durchlaucht der Landstreicher (1919)
Das Wiegenlied (1916)
Der Glücksschneider (1916) (as Josef Schildkraut)
Für den Ruhm des Geliebten (1916)
Schlemihl (1915) .... Jakob