23 november, 1902
Victor Jory was the boxing and wrestling champion of the Coast Guard during his military hitch, and never lost his big, burly physique. His sinister looks and distinctive voice typed him as a heavy, at which he excelled, but he did occasionally play sympathetic leads, one of which was, oddly enough, the sci-fi cult classic Cat-Women of the Moon (1953).
Father of Jon Jory and Jean Jory.
His son, Jon Jory, headed the Actors Theater of Louisville, Kentucky for 31 years, building it into one of America's most respected regional theater companies. He left the job in 2000, and currently is professor of drama at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.
His voice was formerly heard narrating the Battle Of Atlanta at the Cyclorama in Atlanta, Ga. for many years, until it was replaced by a new recording featuring the voice of James Earl Jones.
Was a naturalized citizen of the United States.
He was a staunch conservative Republican.