Charles Drake

Charles Drake

  • Highest Rated: 100% The Swimmer (1968)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% The Arrangement (1969)
  • Birthday: Oct 2, 1917
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Upon graduating from Nichols College, Charles Ruppert entered the professional world as a salesman. When he decided to switch to acting, Ruppert changed his name to Drake. In films from 1939, Drake was signed to a Warner Bros. contract and appeared in such films as The Man Who Came to Dinner (1941), The Maltese Falcon (1941), Now, Voyager (1942), Dive Bomber (1942), Air Force (1943), and Mr. Skeffington (1944). Freelancing in the mid-'40s, he played the romantic lead in the Marx Brothers flick A Night in Casablanca (1946). Once he moved to Universal in 1949, Drake proved that the fault lay not in himself but in the roles he'd previously been assigned to play. He was quite personable as Dr. Sanderson in Harvey (1950) and thoroughly despicable as the cowardly paramour of dance-hall girl Shelley Winters in Winchester '73 (1950). One of his most unusual performances was as the ostensible hero of You Never Can Tell (1951), who after spending two reels convincing the viewer that he's a prince of a fellow, turns out to be the villain of the piece. Drake did some of his best work at Universal as a supporting player in the vehicles of his offscreen pal Audie Murphy. In 1955, Drake turned to television as one of the stock-company players on Robert Montgomery Presents; three years later, he was star/host of the British TV espionage weekly Rendezvous. Charles Drake prospered as a character actor well into the early 1970s.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Price Of Fear Actor 2013
No Score Yet Skin Game Actor 1971
No Score Yet The Seven Minutes Sgt. Kellog 1971
11% The Arrangement Finnegan 1969
No Score Yet Hail, Hero! Senator Murchiston 1969
100% The Swimmer Howard Graham 1968
No Score Yet The Counterfeit Killer Dolan 1968
35% Valley of the Dolls Kevin Gilmore 1967
No Score Yet The Third Day Lawrence Conway 1965
No Score Yet Dear Heart Frank Taylor 1964
No Score Yet Back Street Curt Stanton 1961
No Score Yet Tammy Tell Me True Buford Woodly 1961
No Score Yet No Name on the Bullet Luke Canfield 1959
60% Until They Sail Capt. Richard Bates 1957
No Score Yet Jeanne Eagels John Donahue 1957
No Score Yet Walk the Proud Land Tom Sweeney 1956
93% All That Heaven Allows Mick Anderson 1955
No Score Yet Female on the Beach Police Lieutenant Galley 1955
100% To Hell and Back Brandon 1955
No Score Yet Tobor the Great Dr. Ralph Harrison 1954
No Score Yet War Arrow Sgt. Luke Schermerhorn 1953
88% The Glenn Miller Story Don Haynes 1953
81% It Came from Outer Space Sheriff Matt Warren 1953
No Score Yet Gun Smoke Johnny Lake 1953
No Score Yet Red Ball Express Pvt. Ronald Partridge 1952
No Score Yet You Never Can Tell Perry Collins 1951
85% Harvey Dr. Sanderson 1950
100% Winchester '73 Steve Miller 1950
No Score Yet Johnny Stool Pigeon Hotel Clerk 1949
No Score Yet Tarzan's Magic Fountain Dodd 1949
No Score Yet The Pretender Dr. Leonard Koster 1947
No Score Yet The Tender Years Bob Wilson 1947
57% A Night in Casablanca Pierre 1946
No Score Yet Whistle Stop Ernie 1946
No Score Yet Conflict Prof. Norman Holdsworth 1945
57% Mr. Skeffington Johnny Mitchell 1944
80% Air Force Lt. Munchauser 1943
91% Now, Voyager Leslie Trotter 1942
No Score Yet The Gay Sisters Clerk #1 1942
No Score Yet Larceny, Inc. Driver 1942
No Score Yet Across the Pacific Officer 1942
No Score Yet The Male Animal Student 1942
83% The Man Who Came to Dinner Sandy 1942
No Score Yet Dangerously They Live Joe 1941
100% The Maltese Falcon Reporter 1941
86% Sergeant York Scorer 1941
No Score Yet Nine Lives Are Not Enough `Snapper' Lucas 1941
No Score Yet Dive Bomber Pilot 1941
No Score Yet Out of the Fog Reporter 1941
No Score Yet Million Dollar Baby Crew Haircut 1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours Hospital Intern 1941
No Score Yet I Wanted Wings Cadet 1941
No Score Yet The Body Disappears Arthur 1941

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Mitchell Connally
  • 1972
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
Tom Johnson
  • 1971
80% Star Trek
1966-1969
Stocker
  • 1967
No Score Yet The Fugitive
1963-1967
Oliver Greer
  • 1967

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