Hans Jaray

Hans Jaray (1906–1990) was an Austrian actor and playwright. He also wrote and directed several television films. Jaray starred as a leading man in a number of 1930s films, such as the Schubert biopic Gently My Songs Entreat (1933).[1] Jaray emigrated to the United States following the Anchluss of 1938, but returned to Vienna after the Second World War.

Hans Jaray
Hans Jaray in 1940
Born24 June 1906
Died6 January 1990(1990-01-06) (aged 83)
Vienna, Austria
Years active1926 - 1978 (film)

The 1934 Czech film Man in Demand on All Sides was based on one of his plays.

Selected filmography


  1. Bergfelder & Cargnell p.130


  • Bergfelder, Tim & Cargnelli, Christian. Destination London: German-speaking emigrés and British cinema, 1925-1950. Berghahn Books, 2008.

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