Albert Dekker

Albert Dekker

Highest Rated: 100% The Killers (1946)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

Birthday: Dec 20, 1905

Birthplace: Not Available

A graduate of Bowdoin college, Albert Dekker made his professional acting bow with a Cincinnati stock company in 1927. Within a few months he was featured in the Broadway production of Eugene O'Neill's Marco Millions. After a decade's worth of impressive theatrical appearance, Dekker made his first film, 1937's The Great Garrick. Usually cast as villains, Dekker was starred in the Technicolor horror film Dr. Cyclops (1940) and played a fascinating dual role in the 1941 suspenser Among the Living. Dekker's offscreen preoccupation with politics led to his winning a California State Assembly seat in 1944; during the McCarthy era, Dekker became an outspoken critic of the Wisconsin senator's tactics, and as a result the actor found it hard to get work in Hollywood. He returned to Broadway, then made a movie comeback in 1959. During his last decade, Dekker alternated between film, stage and TV assignments; he also embarked on several college-campus lecture tours. In May of 1968, Dekker was found strangled to death in his Hollywood home. His naked body was bound hand and foot, a hypodermic needle was jammed into each arm, and obscenities were scrawled all over the corpse. At first, it seemed that Dekker was a closet homosexual who had committed suicide (early reports suggested that the writings on his body were his bad movie reviews) or had died while having rough sex. While the kinky particulars of the case were never officially explained, it was finally ruled that Albert Dekker had died of accidental asphyxiation.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet She Devil Actor 2014
91% The Wild Bunch Pat Harrigan 1969
No Score Yet Gammera The Invincible Secretary of Defense 1966
No Score Yet Death of a Salesman Ben 1966
No Score Yet Ten Blocks on the Camino Real Actor 1966
65% Suddenly, Last Summer Dr. Hockstader 1959
No Score Yet Middle of the Night Walter Lockman 1959
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills Conrad 1959
No Score Yet The Sound and the Fury Earl 1959
No Score Yet The Wonderful Country Capt. Rucker 1959
No Score Yet Illegal Frank Garland 1955
98% Kiss Me Deadly Soberin 1955
86% East of Eden Will 1955
13% The Silver Chalice Kester 1954
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel Louis McKinley 1951
83% The Furies Reynolds 1950
No Score Yet Destination Murder Armitage 1950
No Score Yet Bride of Vengeance Vanetti 1949
No Score Yet Tarzan's Magic Fountain Mr. Trask 1949
No Score Yet Fury at Furnace Creek Leverett 1948
74% Gentleman's Agreement John Minify 1947
No Score Yet Cass Timberlane Boone Havock 1947
No Score Yet The Pretender Kenneth Holden 1947
No Score Yet Wyoming Duke Lassiter 1947
No Score Yet California Pike 1946
100% The Killers Big Jim Colfax 1946
No Score Yet Suspense Frank Leonard 1946
No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Brown 1946
No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Count Erik Von Bohlen 1945
100% Experiment Perilous Claghorne 1944
No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Bat Masterson 1944
No Score Yet In Old Oklahoma (War of the Wildcats) Jim Hunk Gardner 1943
No Score Yet The Kansan,(Wagon Wheels) Steve Barat 1943
No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier Gideon Skene 1943
No Score Yet Star Spangled Rhythm Actor 1942
86% Wake Island Shad McClosky 1942
No Score Yet In Old California Britt Dawson 1942
No Score Yet Once Upon a Honeymoon LeBlanc 1942
No Score Yet Among the Living John Raden / Paul Raden 1941
No Score Yet Blonde Inspiration Phil Hendricks 1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Brazos Hearn 1941
No Score Yet Seven Sinners Dr. Martin 1940
77% Dr. Cyclops Dr. Thorkel 1940
75% Strange Cargo Moll 1940
No Score Yet The Great Commandment Longinus 1939
100% Beau Geste Schwartz 1939
No Score Yet Never Say Die Kidley's Second (uncredited) 1939
No Score Yet The Man in the Iron Mask Louis XIII 1939
No Score Yet Marie Antoinette Count de Provence 1938
No Score Yet She Married an Artist Whitney Holton 1938
No Score Yet The Great Garrick LeBrun 1937
No Score Yet Search For Danger Actor


No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
Col. Shtemenko 1970
No Score Yet Bonanza
Lawyer 1968
100% The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Beldon 1967
No Score Yet Rawhide
Drover Jonas Bolt 1965


Dr. Thorkel says: Strange how absorbed men has been in the size of things!