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John Hoyt was a former history teacher and stand-up comedian who entered films after considerable stage work with Orson Welles' Mercury Theater in the late 1930s and early 40s. A prolific character actor in over 75 movies, Hoyt often played scientists, aristocrats and assorted authority figures, as well as turning in his fair share of mad professors.
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Made Broadway debut in William Boliho's "Overture"
Worked as "ghost" pianist, playing offstage for Katharine Cornell who was portraying a concert artist in Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn"
Became a member of Orson Welles's Mercury Theater; appeared in "Julius Caesar", "Heartbreak House" and "'Tis a Pity She's a Whore"
Adopted stage name, John Hoyt
Left Mercury Theater to move to Hollywood
Film acting debut, "O.S.S."