Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Highest Rated: 96% Wait Until Dark (1967)

Lowest Rated: 25% Airport 1975 (1974)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1918

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

One of the most sophisticated and professional actors of the small screen, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. rose to fame in the late 1950s and early 1960s on the strength of two popular television series: "77 Sunset Strip" (ABC, 1958-1964) and "The FBI" (ABC, 1965-1974). Tall, well spoken and always impeccable in dress and manner, Zimbalist was the epitome of the confident, competent professional man of the period, who viewed each challenge with determination and the occasional wry quip. Both shows would represent the high points of his acting career, but their success would allow him to work at an astonishing rate for the next four decades in television, including a lengthy stint as a voiceover artist in his eighth and ninth decades. A highly admired holdover from the Golden Age of American television, Zimbalist's carriage and talent kept him both active and appreciated, a legacy that most actors would have considered the perfect final act of their careers. Efrem Zimbalist Jr. died at the age of 95, staying active until the very end; his obituaries mentioned that he was watering the lawn at home at the time he died.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 47% Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Alfred Pennyworth (Voice) - 2003
83% 77% The Batman-Superman Movie Alfred Pennyworth (Voice) - 1998
92% 67% Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero Alfred Pennyworth (Voice) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cab to Canada Vice Chancellor (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Street Corner Kids 2: A Place Called Elmira Makenzie (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Street Corner Kids Marty (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 90% Batman: Mask of the Phantasm Alfred Pennyworth (Voice) $5M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince Valiant: Knight of the Round Table King Arthur (Voice) - 1991
83% 65% Hot Shots! Wilson (Character) $68.3M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prince Valiant King Arthur (Voice) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro: The Legend Begins Don Alejandro de la Vega (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Sister Tom Burroughs (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting Stars Robert Cluso (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avenging Jacob Anderson (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gathering, Part II Victor Wainwright (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Place to Be Bill Reardan (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 14% Terror Out of the Sky David Martin (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Family Upside Down Mike Long (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Is the Black Dahlia? Sgt. Harry Hansen (Character) - 1975
25% 37% Airport 1975 Captain Stacy (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosa Nostra, Arch Enemy of the FBI Lewis Erskine (Character) - 1967
96% 91% Wait Until Dark Sam Hendrix (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harlow William Mansfield (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Reward Frank Bryant (Character) - 1965
No Score Yet 13% The Chapman Report Paul Radford (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 38% By Love Possessed Arthur Winner (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Fever in the Blood Judge Leland Hoffman (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Season in Tyrol Narrator - 1961
No Score Yet 17% The Crowded Sky Dale Heath (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 80% Home Before Dark Jacob "'Jake"' Diamond (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 33% Too Much, Too Soon Vincent Bryant (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl on the Run Stuart Bailey (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deep Six Lt. Blanchard (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Violent Road George Lawrence (Character) - 1958
40% 64% Band of Angels Lt. Ethan Sears (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 32% Bombers B-52 Colonel Jim Herlihy (Character) - 1957
71% 74% House of Strangers Tony Monetti (Character) - 1949

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Visitor Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 93% Babylon 5 Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
82% No Score Yet Picket Fences Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
95% 98% Batman: The Animated Series Alfred (Voice) 1992-1995
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heaven Help Us Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Sam Gallagher (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 1990 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zorro Unknown (Character) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Clarence Hyland (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Charles Cabot (Guest Star) 1988 1986 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Unknown (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Partners in Crime Grant Latham (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scruples Unknown (Character) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The FBI Inspector Lewis Erskine (Character) 1965-1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Year to Remember Host
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rawhide Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Hour Unknown (Character) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Stuart Bailey (Character) 1958-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1958

QUOTES FROM Efrem Zimbalist Jr. CHARACTERS

Alfred Pennyworth says: I can see why Dennis the Menace is one step closer to juvenile hall.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: The last thing Gotham needs is a vigilante running amuck.

Alfred Pennyworth says: As they say on the streets, I ain't touchin' that one.

Alfred Pennyworth says: (on seeing Batman for the first time) "My *God*!"

Alfred Pennyworth says: [on seeing Batman for the first time] My *God*!

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: You think you know everything about me, don't you?

Alfred Pennyworth says: I diapered your bottom; I bloody well ought to, *sir*!

Arthur Reeves says: [on TV] What kind of city are we running when we depend on the support of a potential madman! [click]

Alfred Pennyworth says: What rot, sir! Why you're the very model of sanity. Oh by the way, I pressed your tights and put away your exploding gas balls.

Batman/Bruce Wayne says: Thank you, Alfred.