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House Peters Jr.

  • Highest Rated: 96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Lowest Rated: 50% Rio Conchos (1964)
  • Birthday: Invalid date
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Like Dick Wilson (Mr. Whipple) and Jan Miner (Madge), actor House Peters, Jr. attained most widespread recognition via his iconic role in American television commercials, plugging a domestic product -- in his case, Procter & Gamble's "Mr. Clean" line of household cleaners. Peters set himself apart from the pack, however, for actually playing the brand's nominal character, replete with his barrel chest, bald pate (courtesy of a latex cap and makeup), and trademark gold earring. The New Rochelle, NY, native also built up a fairly substantial litany of dramatic roles alongside his promotional work. After growing up in Beverly Hills, CA, Peters signed for roles in such projects as the television series Flash Gordon and the features Public Cowboy No. 1 and Hot Tip. After a brief service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he hearkened back to Los Angeles, commenced occasional stage work, and resumed work in features, specializing in supporting roles in dozens of westerns such as Oklahoma Badlands (1948) and Cow Town (1950). Small portrayals in the Hollywood classics The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and Rebel Without a Cause (1955) represented a significant step up for Peters in terms of profile and recognition, though he continued to be most commonly associated with Mr. Clean, an assignment held from the late '50s into the early '60s. As the years rolled on, Peters did additional television work via guest spots on shows including The Twilight Zone and Perry Mason, then retired in the late '60s and spent the next four decades off-camera. Peters died of pneumonia in 2008, at the age of 92.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre Reporter 1965
50% Rio Conchos Pardee Officer 1964
No Score Yet Who's Got the Action? Cop in Elevator 1963
No Score Yet The Big Night Robert Shaw 1960
No Score Yet Inside the Mafia Marty Raven 1959
No Score Yet Man from God's Country Curt Warren 1958
No Score Yet Black Patch Holman 1957
96% Rebel Without a Cause Officer 1955
No Score Yet Strategic Air Command Air Force Captain 1955
No Score Yet Target Earth Technician 1954
No Score Yet Overland Pacific Perkins 1954
No Score Yet Treasure of the Golden Condor Magistrate 1953
No Score Yet Winning of the West Marshal Hackett 1953
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse `Rocky' Steuber 1952
83% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four) Policeman 1952
No Score Yet O. Henry's Full House Bascom 1952
No Score Yet Red Planet Mars Dr. Boulting 1952
No Score Yet The Old West Saunders 1952
No Score Yet Spoilers of the Plains Scheller 1951
95% The Day the Earth Stood Still MP Captain 1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie Tullett 1951
No Score Yet Cow Town Gill Saunders 1950
No Score Yet Twilight in the Sierras Williams 1950
No Score Yet The Gal Who Took the West Trooper 1949
No Score Yet Batman and Robin Earl 1949
No Score Yet Outlaw Country Cal Saunders 1949
No Score Yet King of the Rocket Men Burt Winslow 1949
No Score Yet Under California Stars Ed 1948
No Score Yet Desperadoes of Dodge City Henry 1948
No Score Yet Oklahoma Badlands Wilkins 1948
No Score Yet The Adventures of Frank and Jesse James Sheriff Towey 1948
No Score Yet Public Cowboy No. 1 Jim Shannon 1937
No Score Yet Rocket Ship Shark Man 1936
No Score Yet Spaceship to the Unknown Shark Man 1936
No Score Yet The Adventures of Frank Merriwell House Peters 1936

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Perry Mason
1957-1966
Lt. Jeffers Plainclothesman
  • 1964
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Jake Swan
  • 1961
  • 1959
80% The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
2nd Policeman
  • 1960

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