J. Edgar Hoover (1895–1972)

Writer | Actor | Casting Department
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KNOWN FOR 
Walk East on Beacon! (1952) | Queen of the Mob (1940) | Operation Abolition (1960)
AKA 
John Edgar Hoover | Mr. Hoover
NICKNAME  
The Director
BORN 
Jan 1, 1895 (died May 2, 1972)
HEIGHT 
5' 10" (1.78m)

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Past Film & Video (9 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Operation AbolitionOperation Abolition Writer  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for The FBI StoryThe FBI Story J. Edgar Hoover (uncredited), Thanks  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Walk East on Beacon!Walk East on Beacon! Himself (archive footage) (uncredited), Writer (article The Crime of the Century)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for The Next of KinThe Next of Kin Narrator (prologue and epilogue) (US version)  Less 1942
  • Primary photo for Queen of the MobQueen of the Mob Writer (book "Persons in Hiding")  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Parole FixerParole Fixer Writer (book "Persons in Hiding")  Less 1940
  • Primary photo for Undercover DoctorUndercover Doctor Writer (book "Persons In Hiding")  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for Persons in HidingPersons in Hiding Writer (book "Persons in Hiding")  Less 1939
  • Primary photo for 'G' Men'G' Men Consultant (casting) (uncredited)  Less 1935 $450K
Past Television (2 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The F.B.I.The F.B.I. (TV Series) Appreciation To ( 5 episodes, 1966–1970 )  Less 1966–1970 5
    • The Quest (Mar 8, 1970) Appreciation To  Less
    • Deadfall (Mar 1, 1970) Appreciation To  Less
    • The Dealer (Feb 22, 1970) Appreciation To  Less
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  • Primary photo for TV Reader's DigestTV Reader's Digest (TV Series) Writer (based upon an article by) ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
Self (9 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Great BooksGreat Books (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1999 )  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for UFO's Are RealUFO's Are Real Himself - FBI Director  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for DillingerDillinger Himself (post-end credits speech) (voice) (uncredited)  Less 1973 $1MM
  • Primary photo for This Is Your LifeThis Is Your Life (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1960 )  Less 1960
  • Primary photo for Machine-Gun KellyMachine-Gun Kelly Himself, in photo (uncredited)  Less 1958 $100K
  • Primary photo for Cavalcade of SportsCavalcade of Sports (TV Series) Himself - Audience Member ( 1 episode, 1951 )  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for A Day with the F.B.I.A Day with the F.B.I. (Short) (Himself)  Less 1951
  • Primary photo for Youth in CrisisYouth in Crisis (Short) Himself  Less 1943
  • Primary photo for You Can't Get Away with ItYou Can't Get Away with It (Short) Himself - Director of the FBI of the Department of Justice  Less 1936
Archive Footage (78 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena DriveMarilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive Himself (archive footage)  Less 2017 $2MM
  • Primary photo for UFOs DeclassifiedUFOs Declassified (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015
    • Shoot 'em Down (Feb 12, 2015) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the RevolutionThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Himself (archive footage)  Less 2015 $482K
  • Primary photo for Nixon by Nixon: In His Own WordsNixon by Nixon: In His Own Words Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for The SixtiesThe Sixties (TV Mini-series) Himself - FBI Director ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for 19711971 Himself, director of the FBI (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Freedom SummerFreedom Summer Himself (archive footage)  Less 2014
  • Primary photo for Children of InternmentChildren of Internment Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Beat GenerationBeat Generation (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to LiveLee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for Khrushchev Does AmericaKhrushchev Does America Himself, director, FBI (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The MarchThe March (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for America's Book of SecretsAmerica's Book of Secrets (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 2012–2013 )  Less 2012–2013
    • The Ku Klux Klan (Apr 19, 2013) Himself (archive footage)  Less
    • The Mafia (Apr 12, 2013) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
    • The FBI (Mar 10, 2012) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for After Newtown: Guns in AmericaAfter Newtown: Guns in America Himself - first director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (archive footage)  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for 10 Things You Don't Know About10 Things You Don't Know About (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012
    • J Edgar Hoover (Mar 5, 2012) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for J. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the WorldJ. Edgar: The Most Powerful Man in the World (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2012
  • Primary photo for The Real American: Joe McCarthyThe Real American: Joe McCarthy Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Looking for LennyLooking for Lenny Himself - Head of the FBI (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Kennedys' Home MoviesKennedys' Home Movies (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Sing Your SongSing Your Song Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2011 $48K
  • Primary photo for King KennedyKing Kennedy Himself (archive footage)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for Secret Origin: The Story of DC ComicsSecret Origin: The Story of DC Comics (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for American ExperienceAmerican Experience (TV Series) Himself ( 3 episodes, 1991–2010 )  Less 1991–2010
  • Primary photo for 30 for 3030 for 30 (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours AfterThe Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009 $1K
  • Primary photo for JFK: 3 Shots That Changed AmericaJFK: 3 Shots That Changed America (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free SpeechShouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech Himself (archive footage)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for KingKing (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Crime Wave: 18 Months of MayhemCrime Wave: 18 Months of Mayhem (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2008 $20K
  • Primary photo for TrumboTrumbo Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007 $7.9MM
  • Primary photo for Close-upClose-up (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Oswald's GhostOswald's Ghost Himself - FBI Head (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Forensic FilesForensic Files (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
    • Bitter Brew (Sep 12, 2007) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for MobstersMobsters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for True BondTrue Bond (TV Movie) Himself - Director of the FBI (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Undercover HistoryUndercover History (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
    • J. Edgar Hoover (Apr 17, 2007) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for L'inamovible Hoover- le plus grand ripou d'AmériqueL'inamovible Hoover- le plus grand ripou d'Amérique Himself (archive footage)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Evidence of Revision: The Assassination of AmericaEvidence of Revision: The Assassination of America (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The U.S. vs. John LennonThe U.S. vs. John Lennon Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006 $1.1MM
  • Primary photo for Out of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep ThroatOut of the Shadows: The Man Who Was Deep Throat (Video) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Woodward and Bernstein: Lighting the FireWoodward and Bernstein: Lighting the Fire (Video) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for BiographyBiography (TV Series) Himself ( 5 episodes, 1995–2005 )  Less 1995–2005
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  • Primary photo for Bîto Takeshi no akuyaku no susume!!Bîto Takeshi no akuyaku no susume!! Self (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Cecil B. DeMille: American EpicCecil B. DeMille: American Epic (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Dead Men's SecretsDead Men's Secrets (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for JFK II: The Bush ConnectionJFK II: The Bush Connection (Video) Himself - FBI Director (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for LBJ vs. the Kennedys: Chasing DemonsLBJ vs. the Kennedys: Chasing Demons (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for National Geographic: The FBINational Geographic: The FBI (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Das Jahrhundert des TheatersDas Jahrhundert des Theaters (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for The MajesticThe Majestic Himself (targets Communists) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2001 $72MM $28MM
  • Primary photo for The Real UntouchablesThe Real Untouchables (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001 £75K
  • Primary photo for It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International PicturesIt Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Howard Hughes: His Women and His MoviesHoward Hughes: His Women and His Movies (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Kennedys: The Curse of PowerThe Kennedys: The Curse of Power (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat GenerationThe Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation Himself (archive footage)  Less 1999 $361K
  • Primary photo for The 20th Century: A Moving Visual HistoryThe 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 1999– 
  • Primary photo for Cold WarCold War (TV Mini-series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998
    • Reds (1998) Himself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Scandalize My Name: Stories from the BlacklistScandalize My Name: Stories from the Blacklist Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of WarSworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series) Himself ( 5 episodes )  Less 1998– 
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  • Primary photo for Red DwarfRed Dwarf (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
    • Tikka to Ride (Jan 17, 1997) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Dangerous World: The Kennedy YearsDangerous World: The Kennedy Years (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for American JusticeAmerican Justice (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1996 )  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for NixonNixon Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1995 $50MM $14MM
  • Primary photo for American CinemaAmerican Cinema (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1995 )  Less 1995
    • Film Noir (1995) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for American Justice: Target - MafiaAmerican Justice: Target - Mafia (TV Mini-series) Himself  Less 1993– 
  • Primary photo for Beyond 'JFK': The Question of ConspiracyBeyond 'JFK': The Question of Conspiracy (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for The Real Malcolm XThe Real Malcolm X (TV Movie) Himself - Discusses FBI Relations with Colored Folk (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for JFKJFK Himself - with JFK (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1991 $40MM $70MM
  • Primary photo for Seeing RedSeeing Red Himself (archive footage)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Atomic CafeThe Atomic Cafe Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1982 $300K
  • Primary photo for Hollywood on TrialHollywood on Trial Himself (archive footage)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Brother Can You Spare a DimeBrother Can You Spare a Dime Himself (archive footage) (as Mr. Hoover)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Hearts and MindsHearts and Minds Himself (Director of the F.B.I.) (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1974 $28K
  • Primary photo for Men of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger StoryMen of Crisis: The Harvey Wallinger Story (TV Short) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The HoaxtersThe Hoaxters (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1952
  • Primary photo for The March of CrimeThe March of Crime (Short) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1946
  • Primary photo for The House on 92nd StreetThe House on 92nd Street Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1945
  • Primary photo for Lewd EnforcementLewd Enforcement Himself (archive footage)  Less

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