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House Peters Jr.

Highest Rated:   96% Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Lowest Rated:   40% Rio Conchos (1964)
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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 YEAR
No Score Yet The Great Sioux Massacre
  • Reporter
1965
40% 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 Winning of the West
  • Marshal Hackett
1953
No Score Yet The Lion and the Horse
  • `Rocky' Steuber
1952
82% Kansas City Confidential (The Secret Four)
  • Policeman
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
94% 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 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
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • 2nd Policeman

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