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Charles Drake

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Charles Drake (October 2, 1917 – September 10, 1994) was an American actor.Drake was born as Charles Ruppert in New York City. He graduated from Nichols College and became a salesman. In 1939, he turned to acting and signed a contract with Warner Brothers. He wasn't immediately successful. World War II interrupted his career; soon after his military service was complete, Drake returned to Hollywood in 1945, his contract with Warner Brothers ended. In the 1940s, he did some freelance work, like A Night in Casablanca. In 1949 he moved to Universal Studios. In 1955, Drake turned to television as one of the stock-company players on Robert Montgomery Presents and three years later he became the host of the British TV espionage weekly Rendezvous. In 1959, he starred in the Western film, No Name on the Bullet, where he played a doctor dedicated to saving a small town from a dangerous assassin. In 1967 he played the part of Oliver Greer in The Fugitive episode The One That Got Away. He played in 83 films between 1939 and 1975, including Scream, Pretty Peggy. More than 50 were dramas, but he also acted in comedies, science fiction, horror and film noir. He died on September 10, 1994 in East Lyme, Connecticut, aged 76. Description above from the Wikipedia article  Charles Drake, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 2, 1917 In New York City, New York, U.S.
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In the movie Career 1939-07-07
Latest Project:
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life 1988-11-22
Known For
Poster of Showdown
Poster of The Glenn Miller Story
Poster of Now, Voyager
Poster of Dangerously They Live
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life (archive footage) 1988-11-22
Movie My Brother's Wedding Pastor #2 1983-09-13
Series Switch Unknown 1975-09-09
Series Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Movie Scream, Pretty Peggy George Thornton 1973-11-24
Movie The Screaming Woman Ken Bronson 1972-01-29
Series Cannon Unknown 1971-09-14
Movie Hail, Hero! Senator Murchiston 1969-10-04
Movie The Arrangement Finnegan 1969-11-18
Movie The Swimmer Howard Graham 1968-05-15
Movie The Counterfeit Killer Dolan 1968-05-01
Series Land of the Giants Unknown 1968-09-22
Movie The Smugglers Harry Miller 1968-12-24
Series Mannix Unknown 1967-09-16
Series Ironside Unknown 1967-03-28
Movie The Money Jungle Harvey Sheppard 1967-12-15
Movie Valley of the Dolls Kevin Gillmore 1967-12-27
Series Star Trek Commodore Stocker 1966-09-08
Series Mission: Impossible Unknown 1966-09-17
Series F Troop Unknown 1965-09-14
Movie The Third Day Lawrence Conway 1965-08-04
Series Daniel Boone Unknown 1964-09-24
Movie The Lively Set Paul Manning 1964-10-24
Movie Dear Heart Frank Taylor 1964-12-02
Movie Showdown Bert Pickett 1963-05-03
Movie Tammy Tell Me True Buford Woodly 1961-07-26
Movie No Name on the Bullet Luke Canfield 1959-02-01
Movie Step Down to Terror Johnny Williams Walters 1958-09-01
Movie Jeanne Eagels John Donahue 1957-08-02
Movie Until They Sail Capt. Richard Bates 1957-10-08
Movie The Price of Fear Sgt. Pete Carroll 1956-03-13
Movie Walk the Proud Land Tom Sweeny 1956-08-31
Movie Female on the Beach Police Lieutenant Galley 1955-08-19
Movie To Hell and Back Brandon 1955-09-22
Movie All That Heaven Allows Mick Anderson 1955-12-25
Movie War Arrow Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn 1954-01-01
Movie The Glenn Miller Story Don Haynes 1954-01-04
Movie Tobor the Great Dr. Ralph Harrison 1954-09-01
Movie Four Guns to the Border Sheriff Jim Flannery 1954-11-03
Movie It Came from Outer Space Sheriff Matt Warren 1953-06-05
Movie Gunsmoke Johnny Lake 1953-03-01
Movie The Lone Hand George Hadley 1953-06-26
Movie The Treasure of Lost Canyon Jim Anderson 1952-03-01
Movie The Red Ball Express Partridge 1952-05-24
Movie Bonzo Goes to College Malcolm Drew 1952-09-01
Movie Air Cadet Capt. Sullivan 1951-03-14
Movie Little Egypt Oliver Doane 1951-10-01
Movie You Never Can Tell Perry Collins 1951-09-23
Movie Comanche Territory Stacey Howard 1950-05-01
Series Robert Montgomery Presents Unknown 1950-01-30
Movie I Was a Shoplifter Herb Klaxon 1950-05-13
Movie Louisa Radio Broadcaster (voice) 1950-05-31
Movie Peggy Tom Fielding 1950-07-01
Movie Harvey Dr. Sanderson 1950-12-04
Movie Tarzan's Magic Fountain Dodd 1949-02-05
Movie The Tender Years Bob Wilson 1948-01-03
Series Studio One Unknown 1948-11-07
Movie The Pretender Dr. Leonard Koster 1947-08-11
Movie Whistle Stop Ernie 1946-01-25
Movie Winter Wonderland Steve Kirk 1946-05-12
Movie A Night in Casablanca Lt. Pierre Delmar 1946-05-10
Movie Conflict Prof. Norman Holsworth 1945-06-15
Movie You Came Along Lt. R. Janoschek 1945-07-04
Movie Air Force Navigator 1943-03-20
Movie The Hard Way Trailer Narrator (Uncredited) 1943-01-13
Movie The Man Who Came to Dinner Sandy 1942-01-01
Movie Bullet Scars Reporter 1942-03-07
Movie Now, Voyager Leslie Trotter (uncredited) 1942-10-22
Movie Winning Your Wings State College Student 1942-05-28
Movie Busses Roar Eddie Sloan 1942-08-18
Movie Sergeant York Scorer (uncredited) 1941-09-27
Movie Nine Lives Are Not Enough 'Snappy' Saunders (incorrectly listed as "Snappy Lucas" in end credits) 1941-09-20
Movie The Maltese Falcon Reporter (uncredited) 1941-10-18
Movie Dangerously They Live Joe, Hospital Orderly with Dr. Murdock 1941-12-24
Movie Career Rex Chaney 1939-07-07
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Young Priest (uncredited) 1939-12-29
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