Albert Dekker

Albert Dekker

Highest Rated: 100% The Killers (1946)

Lowest Rated: 13% The Silver Chalice (1954)

Birthday: Dec 20, 1905

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

A hard-working character actor, Albert Dekker had few opportunities to play the lead in a career that spanned four decades and amassed over 70 motion pictures. After spending a decade on stage in New York, Dekker made his way to Hollywood where he landed supporting parts in "The Great Commandment" (1939), "The Man in the Iron Mask" (1939) and "Strange Cargo" (1940). But it was his turn as the mad scientist in the camp classic "Dr. Cyclops" (1940) that brought him wider recognition, leading to larger roles in "Once Upon a Honeymoon" (1942), "In Old California" (1942) and "Wake Island" (1942). Following a brief stint in politics where he represented the 57th district in the California State Assembly, Dekker delivered his most memorable character turns in "The Killers" (1946), "Gentleman's Agreement" (1947), "East of Eden" (1955) and "Kiss Me Deadly" (1955). By the end of the 1950s, his film career began to wane, leading to a necessary switch to the small screen. Dekker found new life as a guest star on shows like "Mission: Impossible" (CBS, 1966-1973), "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (NBC, 1964-68) and "Bonanza" (NBC, 1959-1973). He returned to features with a small, but crucial supporting role in "The Wild Bunch" (1969), only to become the victim of a horrific accident when he was found in his bathtub following his death from autoerotic asphyxiation. His sordid death sparked rumors of foul play, though in the end it simply put an abrupt end to a productive but unremarkable career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
90% 91% The Wild Bunch Pat Harrigan (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Spy With Me Walter Ludeker (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 23% Gammera the Invincible Secretary of Defense (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The World I Want Karl Hesse (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gamera the Invincible Secretary of Defense (Character) - 1965
20% 32% Gamera Unknown (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet El precio de la deshonra Unknown (Character) - 1959
65% 83% Suddenly, Last Summer Dr. Hockstader (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 30% These Thousand Hills Marshal Conrad (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 40% The Wonderful Country Texas Ranger Capt. Rucker (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 33% The Sound and the Fury Earl Snopes (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 56% Middle of the Night Walter Lockman (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Machete Don Luis Montoya (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet She Devil Dr. Richard Bach (Character) - 1957
98% 84% Kiss Me Deadly Dr. G.E. Soberin (Character) $882 1955
No Score Yet 59% Illegal Frank Garland (Character) - 1955
85% 90% East of Eden Will Hamilton (Character) - 1955
13% 19% The Silver Chalice Kester (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wait 'Til the Sun Shines, Nellie Lloyd Slocum (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 47% As Young as You Feel Louis McKinley (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 25% Destination: Murder Armitage (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kid From Texas Alexander Kain (Character) - 1950
83% 81% The Furies Mr. Reynolds (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 22% Tarzan's Magic Fountain Mr. Trask (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet Search for Danger Kirk (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 29% Fury at Furnace Creek Edward Leverett (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lulu Belle Mark Brady (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 60% Cass Timberlane Boone Havock (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Slave Girl Pasha (Character) - 1947
76% 78% Gentleman's Agreement John Minify (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 33% The Pretender Kenneth Holden (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Years Before the Mast Brown (Character) - 1946
100% 89% The Killers Big Jim Colfax (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 78% California Mr. Pike (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet The French Key Johnny Fletcher (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incendiary Blonde Joe Cadden (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salome, Where She Danced Count Erik Von Bohlen (Character) - 1945
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hold That Blonde Police Inspector Callahan (Character) - 1945
100% 36% Experiment Perilous ` 'Clag'` Claghorn (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier Gideon Skene (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 52% In Old Oklahoma Jim "Hunk" Gardner (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 0% The Kansan Steve Barat (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet War of the Wildcats Jim "Hunk" Gardner (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman of the Town Bat Masterson (Character) - 1943
No Score Yet 59% Once Upon a Honeymoon Gaston Le Blanc (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet Yokel Boy 'Buggsy' Malone (Character) - 1942
88% 50% Wake Island Shad McClosky (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Forest Rangers Twig Dawson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night in New Orleans Police Lieutenant William Richards (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 44% In Old California Britt Dawson (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 50% Among the Living John Raden/Paul Raden (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 64% Honky Tonk Brazos Hearn (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Buy Me That Town Louie Lanzer (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet You're the One Luke Laramie (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blonde Inspiration Phil Hendricks (Character) - 1941
75% 59% Strange Cargo Moll (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 43% Seven Sinners Dr. Martin (Character) - 1940
77% 56% Dr. Cyclops Dr. Alexander Thorkel (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rangers of Fortune George Bird (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 76% The Man in the Iron Mask King Louis XIII (Character) - 1939
100% 85% Beau Geste Legionnaire Schwartz (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Commandment Longinus (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 76% Marie Antoinette Comte de Provence (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 79% The Great Garrick LeBrun (Character) - 1937

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Spy Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
100% No Score Yet The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Seaway Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1952

QUOTES FROM Albert Dekker CHARACTERS

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