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Walter Slezak

Walter Slezak (3 May 1902 – 21 April 1983) was a portly Austrian character actor who appeared in numerous Hollywood films. Slezak often portrayed villains or thugs, most notably the German U-boat engineer in Alfred Hitchcock's 1944 Lifeboat, but occasionally he got to play lighter roles, as in 1962's The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm. He also played a cheerfully corrupt and philosophical private detective in the 1947 film noir Born to Kill and appeared as Squire Trelawney in the 1972 version of Treasure Island.


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Born:
May 3, 1902 In Vienna, Austria
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie Sodom and Gomorrah 1922-10-13
Latest Project:
Movie Treasure Island 1972-10-01
Known For
Filmography
Movie Treasure Island Squire Trelawney 1972-10-01
Movie Black Beauty Hackenschmidt 1971-01-01
Movie Heidi Father Richter 1968-11-17
Movie Dr. Coppelius Dr. Coppelius 1968-12-25
Movie The Caper of the Golden Bulls Antonio Gonzales 1967-05-24
Movie Congress of Love Der 'Ewige Wiener' 1966-03-18
Movie Twenty-Four Hours to Kill Malouf 1965-03-08
Movie A Very Special Favor 1965-08-02
Movie Wonderful Life Lloyd Davis 1964-06-03
Movie The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Stossel 1962-08-07
Movie Come September Maurice Clavell 1961-01-01
Movie The Miracle Flaco 1959-11-12
Movie Ten Thousand Bedrooms Papa Martelli 1957-04-03
Movie The Steel Cage Louis, the Prison Chef, segment "The Chef" 1954-12-01
Movie Confidentially Connie Emil Spangenberg 1953-03-12
Movie White Witch Doctor Huysman 1953-07-01
Movie Call Me Madam August Tantinnin 1953-03-25
Movie Bedtime for Bonzo Prof. Hans Neumann 1951-04-05
Movie People Will Talk Prof. Barker 1951-08-29
Movie The Yellow Cab Man Dr. Byron Dokstedder 1950-03-25
Movie Spy Hunt Dr Stahl 1950-06-08
Movie Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion Sgt. Axmann 1950-08-05
Movie The Inspector General Yakov 1949-12-31
Movie The Pirate Don Pedro Vargas 1948-06-11
Movie Sinbad the Sailor Melik 1947-01-13
Movie Born to Kill Matthew Arnett 1947-04-30
Movie Riff-Raff Eric Molinar 1947-06-28
Movie Salome, Where She Danced Dimitrioff 1945-04-17
Movie The Spanish Main Don Juan Alvarado 1945-10-01
Movie Lifeboat Willy 1944-01-28
Movie Step Lively Joe Gribble 1944-07-26
Movie Till We Meet Again Vitrey, The Mayor 1944-08-30
Movie The Princess and the Pirate La Roche 1944-11-10
Movie This Land Is Mine Major Erich von Keller 1943-05-07
Movie Once Upon a Honeymoon Baron Franz Von Luber 1942-11-27
Movie Spione im Savoy-Hotel Kurt 1932-11-04
Movie The Long Intermission Ottokar 1927-11-09
Movie Junges Blut Oberprimaner 1926-03-23
Movie Grüß mir das blonde Kind am Rhein 1926-01-21
Movie Michael Michael 1924-09-26
Movie Sodom and Gomorrah Eduard Harber - Student am Cambridge-Lyzeum / Ein Goldschmied von Galiläa 1922-10-13
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