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Silva, Howard Da (Actor)
(1909 - 1986)

Howard Da Silva returned to the NY stage after being blacklisted in Hollywood. He appeared in 26 CBS Radio Mystery Theater episodes.
Date Episode Title Plot
1974-07-31 0125 Only Blood (The) After refusing to pay blood money to the local mafia, an immigrant shoe-maker becomes the target of their ire. Angered by...
1974-12-05 0183 Body Snatchers (The) A doctor meets a drunkard friend in a bar. They reminisce the times they defiled graves in order to sell the corpses to a...
1974-12-24 0191 Very Private Miracle (A) A very moving story about a cranky old man and a little girl trying to persuade him to play Santa Claus.
1975-01-14 0205 Faith and the Faker A converted swindler turned faith healer learns that he can heal anyone in his island except his lame wife. He soon realizes...
1975-02-14 0223 Shadow of the Past (The) A doctor and his wife escape the clutches of the Nazi death camps and illegitimately migrate to the US. Later, the doctor...
1975-03-20 0242 Doppelganger (The) A young lady chooses a gangster boyfriend over her fiance even though her beloved forces her to abort her child. Along comes...
1975-04-18 0259 Challenge for the Dead (A) Police officer Johnny Gordon pursues his namesake criminal for the young priest. But his wife starts cheating on him with...
1975-05-08 0270 Taken for Granite A deranged artist works as a caretaker of a garden filled with statues. Except that he uses live models for his art and...
1975-06-06 0287 Transformer (The) After making a careless remark to an old war buddy, a salesman's immediate supervisor turns up dead. Apparently, his friend...
1975-07-02 0301 Come Back with Me A hard up businessman goes back in time to his favorite hangout to relive his glory days. He encounters old friends at the...
1975-08-05 0321 Hung Jury A mediocre accountant leading a double life is romantically entangled with a prostitute and knee-deep in gambling debt...
1975-08-19 0329 Welcome for a Dead Man After serving a 21-year prison sentence, a criminal convicted for the murder of a payroll assistant is finally set free. He...
1975-09-18 0346 Coffin with the Golden Nails (The) Determined to start anew, the secret police chief of a Third World country undergoes cosmetic surgery to alter his visage....
1975-09-28 0354 Other Self (The) A factory with an exemplary track record catches the attention of a psychologist. After several encounters with the man, she...
1975-10-23 0366 Sealed Room Murder (The) When the town's most disagreeable resident becomes victim of a sealed room homicide, the local sheriff and the county clerk...
1975-11-17 0380 Moonlighter (The) When a friend tells him of an opportunity to double his income, a man with an extremely extravagant wife jumps at the offer....
1975-11-28 0387 Frammis (The) A magical piece of glass that possesses a power to affect people travels through a fictional kingdom. The diamond-like shard...
1975-12-15 0396 Burn, Witch, Burn A woman is sentenced to death for practicing witchcraft. However, Judge Cotton Mather, a notorious Puritan attempts to save...
1976-01-19 0418 There's No Business Like In the year 2076, crimes against society are punishable by community service-- in show business. A time traveler moves...
1976-02-19 0434 Goodbye, Benjamin Flack Up to his eye-balls in debt, a brilliant businessman hatches the perfect scheme- to get rid of his look-alike cousin and...
1976-04-24 0475 Prince of Evil (The) In this modern take of the life and crimes of Richard III, Shakespeare's classic tale is acted out in startling and vivid...
1976-08-30 0511 Night Shift (The) Eddie O'Brian hates going to work driving a bus 9 hours a day until he gets a new bus, #2792. He becomes very protective of...
1976-10-22 0540 Somebody Help Me! A cop who is so ugly he can't get a date kills women who turn him down.
1976-12-14 0565 Smoking Pistol (The) When a cop's son is murdered and a suspect is found holding a smoking gun, he figures it's an open and shut case. But when...
1977-01-04 0577 This Breed Is Doomed
A professional swindler bamboozles the residents of a small town and ends up absconding with an unwanted and unexpected...
1977-02-25 0607 Legend of Phoenix Hill When an archeologist takes his adopted son on an expedition to China, the expedition is besieged by setbacks. A 2000 year...

1 Response to Silva, Howard Da


What a wonderful, distinctive voice! I knew this guy's voice long before I knew his name. I still remember him fondly as Ben Franklin in the movie version of the hit musical "1776".

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