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Bob Hopkins

Highest Rated:   88% Autumn Leaves (1956)
Lowest Rated:   5% Major League II (1994)
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Iowa-born Bob Hopkins started out in show business in the early '40s with a mimickry act in which his most successful impersonation was that of Bing Crosby. He turned to acting in the mid-'40s and played in every kind of movie, from brutal crime pictures like Underworld U.S.A. to costume programmers such as Son of Sinbad (portraying a slave auctioneer) over the next 15 years. Outgoing, glib-tongued, and with a ready wit, he seemed at his best portraying roles out of his own stage background, especially hosts and masters-of-ceremony, in movies such as I'll Cry Tomorrow and the late-era Bowery Boys feature Crashing Las Vegas. He also did his share of television work, in straight acting roles on The Twilight Zone and Wagon Train, but his most memorable work may have been in one excruciatingly funny episode of The Abbott & Costello Show, as a character named "Bob Hopkins," the sarcastic host of a vicious parody of Beat the Clock called "Hold That Cuckoo." Hopkins was also a songwriter, credited with the compositions "Flight to Hong Kong" and "Angel's Kiss." He died of acute leukemia shortly after completing his work in the movie Papa's Delicate Condition.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
5% Major League II
  • Toronto Shortstop
1994
No Score Yet Papa's Delicate Condition
  • Actor
1963
No Score Yet Saintly Sinners
  • Honest Jim
1962
44% The Errand Boy
  • Actor
1961
No Score Yet Underworld, U.S.A.
  • Drunk
1961
No Score Yet The Narcotics Story
  • Actor
1958
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels
  • Reporter
1957
No Score Yet The Garment Jungle
  • Bartender
1957
20% The Opposite Sex
  • Drunk in 21 Club
1956
No Score Yet Flight To Hong Kong
  • Cappy
1956
88% Autumn Leaves
  • Desk clerk
1956
No Score Yet I'll Cry Tomorrow
  • M C
1955
No Score Yet Tight Spot
  • TV Salesman
1955
No Score Yet Son of Sinbad
  • Slave Auctioneer
1955
No Score Yet She Couldn't Say No
  • TV Announcer
1954
No Score Yet Let's Do It Again
  • Mover
1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field
  • Bobo Noonan
1953

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Man in Bar

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