Bert Freed

Bert Freed

Highest Rated: 100% Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Lowest Rated: 38% The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Birthday: Nov 03, 1919

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

Although Peter Falk will always be the best known "Lieutenant Columbo," he was not the first, as that distinction goes to actor Bert Freed. Freed's acting career began while attending Penn State University, and continued with Broadway roles during the early 1940s. By the end of the decade, Freed had made the transition to film roles, which he would accumulate regularly throughout the 1950s (in addition to television appearances). But it was in 1960 that Freed landed the role of Columbo in "The Chevy Mystery Show." Although he would play the role for only a single episode, it was a full eight years before Falk claimed the role for himself in the hit television series "Columbo." Freed continued to play one-off roles on television, as well as a few multi-episode runs (including "Perry Mason," "Shane," "The Virginian"), for the remainder of his career, before retiring from acting during the mid 1980s.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase Carlo (Character) - 1981
89% 79% Norma Rae Sam Dakin (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Till Death Dr. Sawyer (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love and the Midnight Auto Supply Mayor John Randolph (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 80% Death Scream Detective Ross (Character) - 1975
63% 63% Billy Jack Stuart Posner (Character) - 1971
40% 36% Evel Knievel Doc Kincaid (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakout Fletcher (Character) - 1970
63% 50% Wild in the Streets Max Jacob Flatow Sr. (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Then Came Bronson Bert Freed (Character) - 1968
40% 55% Fate Is the Hunter Charles J. Dillon (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 39% Invitation to a Gunfighter Sheriff (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shock Treatment Frank Josephson (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 33% Twilight of Honor Sheriff B.L. "Buck" Wheeler (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Why Must I Die? Adler (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 73% The Gazebo Lt. Joe Jenkins (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 60% The Goddess Lester Brackman (Character) - 1958
95% 95% Paths of Glory Sgt. Boulanger (Character) - 1957
86% 79% The Desperate Hours Tom Winston (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 43% Men of the Fighting Lady Lt. Andrew Szymanski (Character) - 1954
38% 77% The Long, Long Trailer Foreman (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 29% Take the High Ground Sgt. Vince Opperman (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 67% Atomic City Emil Jablons (Character) - 1952
75% 72% Detective Story Det. Dakis (Character) - 1951
90% 82% No Way Out Rocky Miller (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 32% The Black Hand Prosecutor (Character) - 1950
100% 87% Where the Sidewalk Ends Det. Paul Klein (Character) - 1950

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Riptide Unknown (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fall Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet 98% Knight Rider Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Day at a Time Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie's Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco Mr. Jenks (Guest Star) 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronk Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cannon Lt. Asher (Guest Star) 1976 1972
100% No Score Yet Kolchak: The Night Stalker Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet McCloud Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shaft Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Partridge Family Mr. Sharp (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sixth Sense Unknown (Guest Star) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Together Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Longstreet Unknown (Guest Star) 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Paul Laker (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sheriff of Cochise Gallardo (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mannix R. Eberhard (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet Name of the Game Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Chaparral Unknown (Guest Star) 1969
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Valley Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tarzan Bonacci (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Hornet Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horse Unknown (Guest Star) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shane Rufe Ryker (Character) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Shenandoah Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lucy Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Loner Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Al Clovis (Guest Star) 1965 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Combat! Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
83% 100% The Munsters Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Joe Marshall (Guest Star) 1964 1960-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Novak Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Detective Bradley (Guest Star) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dakotas Lloyd Mitchell (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cain's Hundred Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Unknown (Guest Star) 1961 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1960-1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Staccato Unknown (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law of the Plainsman Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Sgt. Abe Jordan (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thin Man Charley Healy (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alcoa Hour Manager (Character) 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio One Unknown (Character) 1956 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The United States Steel Hour Sears (Character) 1955

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