Bob Hopkins

Highest Rated: 89% Autumn Leaves (1956)
Lowest Rated: 5% Major League II (1994)
Birthday: Apr 23, 1918
Birthplace: Not Available
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

CREDIT
5% Major League II Toronto Shortstop 1994
No Score Yet Papa's Delicate Condition Actor 1963
No Score Yet Saintly Sinners Honest Jim 1962
50% 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
89% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Bonanza
1959-1973
Carnival Announcer Mariner
  • 1961
  • 1960
No Score Yet The Flintstones
1960-1966
Voice
  • 1961
  • 1960
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
Man in Bar
  • 1960

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